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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...
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...
My Mother’s Visit

My Mother’s Visit

I do not consider my dream to be anything out of the normal, but you can be your own judge on it. All I know is that a dream saved my sanity. My mother suffered terribly and died of cancer when she was 45 years old and I was 26....
Cursed Property

Cursed Property

I have lived in the country since I was a young, young boy. When I came of age to go out on my own, I bought some property I had my eye on since I was five or six. I worked for an electric company, and decided to buy...
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...
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...
The Vision

The Vision

All her life my grandma seemed to have the gift, if you would like to call it that, to see events, which had not yet occurred, either through dreams, visions or a feeling she would get about something. In February of 1948 my grandfather was working as a contract lineman...
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...
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...
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...
Oliver’s Halo

Oliver’s Halo

In the late 1940's and early 1950's, I attended the Garfield School in Parkersburg, West Virginia. One of my classmates was a big boy named Oliver. He was a very quiet boy. I remember every time I saw him enter or leave the classroom, there was a circle of...
What Is That Jumping On The Trailer!

What Is That Jumping On The Trailer!

Late one night, just this past August (2005), we had an encounter that scared the whole family. For once, my husband was home to experience it. It was around 11 pm, and I had just gone to bed from watching TV. My husband and the four older kids were still...