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Journey: Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum

Journey: Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum

The fall air was breezy and as I became fully exposed to the chilly West Virginia wind, I felt an overwhelming sense of autumn nostalgia. October was more than halfway through, and I was quickly running out of daylight. I had reached my destination; the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, formerly...
Cass Story

Cass Story

Early this year my family and some friend stayed in an old refurbished home in Cass while we skied at Snowshoe. The first night there several people were awakened by the back doors slamming shut and opening and slamming again. Then they described a feeling like the house shaking...
Bright Light Over The Farm

Bright Light Over The Farm

It was the winter of 1999. My four kids and I were coming home late on a Wednesday night from Bible study. It was around 10 pm. When we turned off of the main road, Rt. 60, onto our country road, we saw, off to the north, a bright...
Little Boy Phantom

Little Boy Phantom

It was winter of 1994 and my mother had just gotten home from work. My babysitter was taking care of me. As my mom was going upstairs to her bedroom, she saw a little boy run across the upstairs hallway. She screamed and my babysitter almost dropped me. My...
Graveyard

Graveyard

This took place in Barboursville, West Virginia. This is my dad's story, it happened about 18 years ago. My father and a few of his friends had gone to a graveyard near one of their houses. They had set their ouija board down in the middle of it and started asking...
Madison Haunting

Madison Haunting

About two years ago, I lived in Madison, West Virginia with my mother and her former husband. We rented an older house there that sufficed our needs. The house appeared to be an ordinary, quaint, living space. I did find out there had been many owners prior to our...
What Was That?

What Was That?

While growing up in WV, I have heard many ghost stories. I originally lived in Coal City, and had heard the headless Hannah story of the girl who walked the train tracks located behind Independence High School. As a child, me and my friends often walked the tracks late...
On Going Bigfoot Encounters, Part 2

On Going Bigfoot Encounters, Part 2

Between the summer of 2001 and 2002, we would hear Bigfoot occasionally howl on the hillside here at our Cabell County home. There was even one encounter of him coming down to our mobile home and slapping the side of it. Bigfoot hit the trailer so hard; it shook...
Haunted Safe House

Haunted Safe House

There's a SAFE house on the old Capels road it used to be an old school house, but they closed it after quite a few years because of paranormal experiences. After people started moving into the safe house weird things started happening. One of my friends (let's call her Rosie),...
The Wayward Spirit

The Wayward Spirit

When my Grandma Belle was a very young girl, her father Leander was a deeply-religious-man, many in the town of Ripley, West Virginia looked to him for spiritual leadership. An example of such is the nature of this story. A local family was experiencing "visits" from a spiritual entity that...
The House On Sammy Street

The House On Sammy Street

I was best friends with the three who rented out "The House", as we referred to it. Even though I technically lived in North Tower at Concord, I found myself staying at 137 Sammy Street every weekend, as well as a few weekdays here and there. I had heard...
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...