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Saturday, May 18, 2019
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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...
Dad’s Token

Dad’s Token

Around 1947 my father and mother built a two story frame house in the hollow of Grant County, known as Iman Hollow. Back then there was no electric running to the house, until several years later. Kerosene lamps, candles, and flashlights were the source of light after darkness fell. I...
The Legend Of The Screaming Thing

The Legend Of The Screaming Thing

This story was told to me by my mother, and was also told to me by my best friend's mother. There are a lot of witnesses to this story, and most of them grew up on Paddle Creek. Some people believe Paddle Creek to be haunted. At night you...
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...
Lady Knocking At The Tent

Lady Knocking At The Tent

It was the night of July 6th. My three friends and I were camping out in the tent in our back yard. We were doing fairly well alone by ourselves until we went out to give the dog a drink of water. When the 4 of us came back...
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...
Mom’s Last Call

Mom’s Last Call

In 1983, I was living and working for a large nuclear power plant in southern California. I had just returned to work from having an emergency surgery. It was about ten minutes until quitting time, when an employee came through my workstation and I had to search him before...
Seventh Son

Seventh Son

This is a short, second hand account about my grandfather. The way I was told is that my grandfather, Benjamin Green had healing powers. He was the seventh son of the seventh son, and in the bible, it's said that these individuals can say a certain verse out of...
Our Witch Hunt

Our Witch Hunt

After Seeing "The Blair Witch Project" me and my friends decided to do a little sight seeing on our own. Basically just making a false film. It didn't turn out that way, we were on a path up in the woods when we decided to rest, it was getting...
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...
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...
The Devil’s Visit

The Devil’s Visit

I used to be a very religious person and attended church regularly. I had just gotten married, about two months previously, when a lot of things went wrong in my life and one day, I just gave up and quit going. My husband went to work real early in the...