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Saturday, May 18, 2019
Elkins Downtown Ghost

Elkins Downtown Ghost

In downtown Elkins, there are a lot of old buildings. On Davis Avenue, a long time ago there was a great fire that destroyed 3 blocks of the city and 12 people died. One of those people was Sharah Goodwest. She died in the old Opera house. If you...
Elkhorn Ghost

Elkhorn Ghost

For many years the Elkhorn Ghost has made his presence known to a passerby as they either left or entered the mountain near the bridge. He is very tall always wearing a red plaid jacket, blue jeans and seems to usually appear on foggy nights. Everyone that usually spots him...
E. Olive St. Ghost

E. Olive St. Ghost

One evening around 1 am a friend of mine and I was out driving through a heavy residential zone of Bridgeport. We were driving along E. Olive St. heading towards West Olive and the extremely aged Bridgeport cemetery (which is about 3/4 mile away and probably has nothing to...
House In Eleanor

House In Eleanor

I can't remember the year, but my daughter was 15 and she's 26 now (so you do the math), but it was not a good year for us here in Yuma (Arizona). My daughter was just getting over a serious illness and I was out of work. We had...
Home All Alone

Home All Alone

It happened when I was 13 years old. My mother and my step-father rented out a new place to live. The house was surrounded by trees, and there was a graveyard right beside it. This didn't bother me though because I had lived in the country all my life. What...
Headless Babysitter

Headless Babysitter

My mother, like many other West Virginians, was raised in a small two-bedroom coal camp house during the depression. It was located in Long Branch, WV. I know many readers will be able to picture this from their own childhood homes. My mother slept in the back bedroom, which...
Hauntings Of Pentress

Hauntings Of Pentress

My stepbrother and his friend told me this story of a house that is located back in the woods in Pentress, just outside of Blacksville. They told me that this house is hundreds of years old. The story behind the house is that 13 children lived there with their...
Hauntings In Jones Spring

Hauntings In Jones Spring

My family lives in a very old house, 100 years old or maybe a few years less. Back in the day, people called it the Wheeler Mansion because it was the biggest house around. I'm not sure about what happened during its construction, but something happened in this house...
Rocking Chairs

Rocking Chairs

This story was told to me by my mother. It took place in the back hills of West Virginia back in the late 1930's. My great grandmother Judy and my grandmother Mary were canning vegetables. The house was set up that when you came into the side door you were...
Road Branch Grade School Ghost

Road Branch Grade School Ghost

My mom was having a baby shower for my little sister who was going to be born in two months. My girlfriend and two of her cousins and I went upstairs to the school. We walked to the top of the stairs and we saw things running across the...
Raising The Dead

Raising The Dead

It's time for Halloween, and with that comes those cheesy ghost stories. You know, the ones always involving some insane killer with a hook for a hand. Most people enjoy these stories and consider them nothing more than fiction. But what if I were to tell you that there...
Quincy Hill Ghost

Quincy Hill Ghost

In the early 50's I lived in a strange old house located in Parkersburg, WV. It was located halfway up Quincy Hill all by itself. From the time my family moved in that place I felt scared. As though something watched me all the time. One cold morning as I prepared...