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Saturday, October 19, 2019
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...
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...
Witch Plot

Witch Plot

On February 16, 2002, my girl friend and I were in front of the Pax Cemetery. It was almost dark, I looked through my driver's side window, and something told me to get out. I did not hear any thing I just could not resist. Then I happened to...
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

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...
Dancing Lights

Dancing Lights

My father had always told me about these "lights" that dance whenever someone dies. They start in the family graveyard, go up in the field and then back to the graveyard. Only a few people in the family had seen this. On March 23, 1998 my father died. My...
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 Cat And The Witch

The Cat And The Witch

A story has been passed down in my mother's family. They were Clines. Many years back, there was a bear hunter in McDowell County over around Long Pole or Isaban. A woman paid the bear hunter to kill the bear and bring her the hide for a rug for...
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...
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...
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...
Area Witch

Area Witch

You may not believe this story but to tell you the truth I really don't care if you do or don't. Anyways, Myself and a few of my friends were walking in the woods directly beside their house. They were going to show me an old tree house that...