Haunted West Virginia: Ghosts and Strange Phenomena of the Mountain State

Haunted West Virginia: Ghosts and Strange Phenomena of the Mountain State

by Patty A. Wilson

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Thrilling stories of supernatural occurences in West Virginia, including the restless spirits of Harpers Ferry, the legendary Mothman of Point Pleasant, the ghosts of Twistabout Ridge, the phantom hitchhikers on the West Virginia Turnpike, and many more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493040810
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 06/21/2019
Series: Haunted Series
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 1,146,075
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Patty A. Wilson lives in central Pennsylvania and has been a writer and historian for over twenty years. She is the author of The Pennsylvania Ghost Guide and The Big Book of Pennsylvania Ghost Stories, and coauthor of Boos & Brews with Scott Crownover and Haunted Pennsylvania with Mark Nesbitt.

Table of Contents

Introduction x

New River and Greenbrier Valleys 1

The Headless Man of Fayette County 3

The Mean-Spirited Spirit 4

The Ghost Who Solved Her Own Murder 8

Kate's Last Stand 14

John Henry, the Steel-Driving Man 16

The Musician of Bud Mountain 19

A Wicked Wind This Way Comes 20

The Haunted Amusement Park 24

Metro Valley 29

The Horrible Specters of Piney Bottom 31

Mamie Thurman's Restless Spirit 31

The Cornstalk Curse 35

The Mothman 39

The Battle of Scary Creek 42

The Banshee of Marrtown 43

Mid-Ohio Valley 47

The Horrible Ghost of the Betts Farm 49

The White Woman of the Silver Run Tunnel 52

The Spirit of Bessie Bartlett 55

The Haunted Blennerhassett Hotel 57

Mountain Lakes 61

Twistabout Ridge 63

The Ghostly Hitchhiker 64

A Cry for Help 68

The Thunderbird of Owl Head Mountain 70

Northern Panhandle 75

The Phantom Hobo 77

The Haunted Penitentiary at Moundsville 78

Monument Place 81

Mountaineer Country 85

The Lady in Blue 87

The Grant Town Mine Specters 89

The Ogua Monster 95

Dave Morgan's Dream 96

The Lost Lovers 99

Eastern Panhandle 101

The Highway of Bones 103

King's Daughters' Court 104

The Restless Spirits of Harpers Ferry 107

Wizard's Clip 116

Berkeley Castle 120

The Curse of Berkeley Springs 126

Haunted Route 901 129

Potomac Highlands 135

The Ghost Light of Cole Mountain 137

The Headless Ghost of George Van Meter 138

The Spirits of Droop Mountain 140

The Darkish Knob 143

Recommended Reading 145

Acknowledgments 148

About the Author 150

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