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Thursday, July 9, 2020
Trooper Sees Strange Lights In Sky

Trooper Sees Strange Lights In Sky

A state police trooper in Raleigh County thought he was responding to a prank call early Thursday when he received a report of strange lights in the sky near the WV Turnpike. But Trooper John Ferda of the Beckley detachment discovered when he reached the scene in the Sand...
Chapmanville Grade School

Chapmanville Grade School

Chapmanville East Elementary School is very spooky first of all. It's a very large and exceptionally old brick building and it stinks inside. The school has a lot of character to say the least. I knew a teacher that worked there very shortly. She said that sometimes if she was...
The Shadow People

The Shadow People

I have lived in the small town of Burlington my whole life. Burlington is rich in history that is extremely hard to find. One thing I do know is that not even a mile from my house, Indians brutally murdered a group of settlers. With some background information in place...
Hurricane Creek Road – Roadside Ghosts

Hurricane Creek Road – Roadside Ghosts

My encounter happened in the winter of 1983. I was a senior in high school during this time. I was picking up a friend of mine who was visiting her boyfriend who lived on Hurricane Creek Road in Putnam County, WV. It was early evening and already completely dark...
Calhoun County Ghost

Calhoun County Ghost

NEARLY 40 years ago the Calhoun County correspondent of the Cincinnati Enquirer prepared the following account of Calhoun's most prominent ghost, which the Enquirer printed. Interested persons saved clippings, with the result that the story has reappeared recently in various weekly papers in that section of the state. It...
Houses On Haunted Hill

Dead Cranberry Coal Miner Still Walks The Tracks

This story takes place in Cranberry West Virginia, just outside of Beckley. When I was young growing up in Cranberry it was a favorite past time for all of the boys to walk the train tracks to Skelton and back. We would walk on the rail as long as...
Weirdness At Weirton Medical Center

Weirdness At Weirton Medical Center

For five years, I worked 3-11 in the Housekeeping department at Weirton Medical Center in Weirton, West Virginia. There were several ghosts in that building, and I have a few short tales here. My ghost tales are amusing now, but weren't at the time. My job at WMC was...
Creatures Around My Home

Creatures Around My Home

The events took place in Dunbar, WV. I live in a 1930s home on a hill with the wooded area beyond the property, across the street a cemetery. I've seen deer pass by a lot and a coyote or two but nothing like this. Day One 7/21/18: Around 11:30 PM I encountered...
The Last Stop

The Last Stop

This is not an encounter that I have had but more a story that has been passed through the years. I'm sure every body has heard the mysterious tale of Mamie Thurman, her brutal death, and the man who was paid to take the blame for it. As we...
Barboursville

Barboursville

There is something in the woods near Barborsville. Two boys saw it near the interstate, then it was behind a woman's garage at Ona. It has a man's face. Me an my buddies are always in the woods and we saw something way off at the edge of this...
Blume Haven

Blume Haven

I help my aunt Sandi clean the Blume Haven. Well one day we were there and the jukebox kicked on by itself. Me and my Aunt were both upstairs. I was like cool, my aunt was like it does that all the time. Well I went back and helped...
Bigfoot Sighting

Bigfoot Sighting

In the summer of 1965, when I was 15 years old, 2 friends and I saw what may have been a Bigfoot. We were spotlighting for whitetail deer near Deer Run, a few miles from Franklin, WV. Back then it was legal to spotlight deer, as long as you...