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Wednesday, August 12, 2020
One Night On Poca River

One Night On Poca River

When I was about 16 years old, I had a good friend of mine named John Mitchell Burdette or “Mitch” for short. We both lived in the town of Sissonville which is situated along the Pocatalico River about 17 miles from Charleston. There were several of us from Sissonville that...
Followed

Followed

My family and I were staying at Twin Falls State Park one year and decided to hike one of the trails. This trail was one where the state parks boundary meets someone’s private land. We saw a barrel hanging from a tree approximately 200 feet off the trail and...
The Moaning

The Moaning

A friend of mine's brother bought a house in the Albright area about a year ago. My friend also moved into his brother's house as care taker. I visited him there in June of 2010 for a week. The first night I stayed in the house, I felt a...
The

The

Recently, a friend of mine came in to visit from out-of-state. We were surfing the net trying to find some fun things to do around here when we came upon this site. Since neither of us really had any stories of our own to tell, we decided to go...
Mountainside Assembly

Mountainside Assembly

Two of my friends were hiking through the woods behind the Regal Oaks housing development a little while ago. They hiked for what they said was around two hours. There is a trail, and the land is very remote. In several places, my friends noted, that the trail was...
Bobby’s Guardian Angel

Bobby’s Guardian Angel

In my other submissions to this site, I have mentioned West Virginian spirits or "ghosts" that seem to follow me around the country. This, too, is one of those instances. In 1989, my daughter was on her way to the hospital to deliver a baby boy, in hard labor. It...
Great Grandfather’s Ball Of Fire

Great Grandfather’s Ball Of Fire

This is a story my dad told me when I was little. It all started when my grandfather was up in age and couldn't take too much aggravation. The grand kids would come over to stay all night. There were two sisters who would fight, they would pull each...
The Driveway

The Driveway

After a day of indecision and snow squalls, my sister and I decided we would make the 84-odd-mile trek from Williamson, West Virginia to Huntington, West Virginia to arrange our summer schedules at Marshall University. We had planned this trip for weeks. The earlier you get registered, the more insured...
Frightful Events

Frightful Events

This event happened when I was about 10 years old, in 1950. We lived in an old log house set halfway up a hill in the middle of a pasture field.  There were no houses within a half mile of us. A barbed wire fence completely surrounded the house...
The Beast In The Grave Yard

The Beast In The Grave Yard

First off I would like to say that this story is true and that I wouldn't waste my time putting it on here if it were not. This encounter took place at Pumpkin Ridge in Clay County, which is in Procious. Me and a few of my friends were...
Aunt Kate

Aunt Kate

My Grandmother told this story to me. According to her when she was a child, an old woman lived next door to her and her family in the small coal town of Nolan. My Grandmother stated that many strange things happened in and around the old woman's home. On...
Warning In A Dream

Warning In A Dream

Back in the spring of 2002 my mother-in-law began to show signs of a terminal illness. She was losing weight and wasn't doing well at all. We tried to get her to go to the hospital but, she was very stubborn and refused. My husband and I talked and...