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WV Prasbhupada's Palace of Gold, New Vrindaban, WV.

WV The Teapot Carolina Ave. , Chester W. VA A time warp spot and a must find, while it remains!

WV The White Chicken at Mutt's trading post, Peterstown,W VA

WV Weathered Town of Hurricane,WV.

WV Jesus,Duct tape & Eroded Eyeballs, wooded path behind monastery,Morgantown,WV

WV World's Smallest Church, Horse Shoe Run,WV

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Mystery Spots

Mystery Hole, Anstead, WN

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The Underground Railroad

WV  Jefferson County Courthouse, Charles Town, WV   More Info

WV  Harper's Ferry National Park, Harper's Ferry, WV   More Info

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Haunted Places

Petersburg - Van Meter's Farm - the headless ghost of Van Meter searches for his lost head.

Talcott - Big Bend Tunnel - the ghost of John Henry haunts this tunnel where he died finishing it's construction.

Huntington - Colonial Lanes - women's voice heard whipering.

Parkersburg - various locations - Located along the Ohio River, during the Civil War, Parkersburg was said to be the "wickedest city along the Ohio River." Now many believe it is the most haunted. In the city of Parkersburg, and surroudning areas, we have Scottish Banshees, the legendary Mothman seen on the X-Files, ghosts of Civil War soldiers, a local historical hotel which has ongoing paranormal acitivty and approx. five ghosts, There is a haunted Island (Blennerhassett Island) and ghosts of the legendary Margaret Blennerhassett,   the "Ghost Of Silver Run," a Raven-haired bride who jumped a train (never mind that she was dead!) there is a spirit called "The East End Ghoul" which appeared in Parkersburg in late June of 1888 terrorizing the entire city, there is a Weeping Woman statue who weeps over the graves of Stonewall Jackson's relatives, also the ghost of a black cat completely sawed in half!  There is Bessie the little ghost girl, and various aspects of the paranormal.

Harpers Ferry - the town - Home to several ghosts.  Many are linked to the Civil War, but there are many that are just towns people returning home.

Falling Waters - The Old Mill - Lights have been seen in the second and third floor windows even though the floors have long since rotted away.

Morgantown - Morgantown Public Library  - The public library employees  have reported a ghost.  Especially when working late in the evening.

Babcock State Park -  A woman murdered in the park by her preacher husband haunts the location.

Wadestown - Gobblers Knob -   there is a very old graveyard in an old hollow known as Gobblers Knob. A man in the back corner of the yard in a  heavy blue coat with a rifle. When the man is talked to he disappears.

Pocahontas County - Droop Mountain Battlefield - In the battlefield is a replica cannon of the ones they used in battle.   On certain nights, sitting on the barrel of the cannon, is a  soldier smoking a cigarette.

Logan County-1915 Abandoned Mine-
A Once Profitable Mine located on a Mountainside in a small community known as Ethel. Eerie presences are known to be seen near the Mine opening. Footsteps could clearly be heard echoing from deep within the cavern. A small light waving from within it's depths slowly passing back and forth.

Mcdowell co.-Yukon#2-
Used to be an old coal mines here. now ghost haunt the place every night.

Riverton- Seneca Caverns
Tour guides and tourists have reported seeing small balls of light bounce along the floor and walls of the caverns. If the balls are approached, they move away. Also, a "ghost tour" sometimes follows unsuspecting individuals through the cave. Other strange things, such as doors slamming as tours approach, and lights flickering off and on are regular happenings.

Moorefield-Gamble House
The Gamble Mansion in Moorefield has a history of slavery. Willow trees in the front yard still  display the marks of where slaves were chained to the trees and bred incessantly. The house, however, is haunted by the spirits of children. Once, the master of Gamble House's daughter had a child by a slave (this may have happened several times). Not wanting the scandal, her father killed the child and burned it's body in the fireplace. The cries of babies can be heard crying throughout the house.

Beckley- Beckley Junior High-
It use to be a Hospital during the Civil War. There was a young woman named Hannah who worked as a nurse. There were some slaves one day that were locked up in the room. Then Hannah was killed. She moans and you can hear footsteps up and down the halls.

West Greene-West Greene School Office-
Office is a separate house from school, there are strange banging noises and bizarre animal like creatures that appear, also doors swing open on own.

Logan- 22 Mountain Road-
The ghost of Mame Thurman, a lady killed on June 22,1932 by a still unknown killer, has been seen walking the woods where she was killed.

Mason County- The Plumly Mansion-
There was a woman in a white dress that got thrown in the well by her husband. Now she haunts the place. There was also a black guy who hung himself in the closet upstairs. If you go in the basement you can see blood on the walls you can also get lost down there. If you go in there at night you will hear the woman screaming and you will hear the black guy upstairs hang himself. Also the porch light is always on welcoming people but the place is abandoned with no electrical power.

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More Info

 

During the summer of 1859, John Brown (1800-1859) developed a strategy for seizing Harpers Ferry and gathered weapons, supplies, and supporters while living at the Kennedy Farm, located seven miles away in Maryland. His plan was to liberate slaves by starting a revolution, arming the slaves, and establishing a free black stronghold in the Appalachians. Brown chose Harpers Ferry because of the stock of weapons at the Federal armory there and its location near the mountains. On the night of October 16, he set out for Harpers Ferry with 17 men and a wagonload of supplies. The party crossed the Potomac River, seizing the bridge and armory watchmen. Brown then cut telegraph wires and sent parties out to bring in slaves and hostages.

Brown's men barricaded themselves in armory buildings and began to exchange fire with townspeople. By noon of October 17, the militia had arrived and secured the Potomac River bridge. The raiders who survived the encounter with the militia managed to take refuge in the fire engine house of the armory's musket factory, where they were stormed by a party of marines on the morning of October 18. Two men were bayoneted and others were captured, including John Brown who was brought to trial the following week in the county seat of Charles Twon.

Located at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers in the states of West Virginia, Virginia, and Maryland, 65 miles northwest of Washington, DC, and 20 miles southwest of Frederick, MD, via U.S. Route 340. The Visitor's Center is open 7 days a week from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

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The Jefferson County Courthouse in Charles Town, West Virginia (formerly Virginia), was the site of the 1859 trial of John Brown after his raid and subsequent capture at Harper's Ferry . Brown had attempted to lead a slave rebellion and establish a free black stonghold in the Appalachians. The trial drew great attention, especially from northern sympathizers who campaigned for his acquittal. Attempting to evade trial by claiming illness, Brown was pronounced competent to stand trial by a physician, but was allowed to lie on a cot to deliver his testimony. Brown's illness, however, did nothing to sway the court and he was found guilty of conspiring with slaves to rebel, of murder and of treason against Virginia. Sentenced to death, Brown was hanged near the courthouse and his body was removed by train to his farm i  upstate New York. John Brown's violent protest against slavery set the stage for the bloody national conflict that would erupt three years later.

The Jefferson County Courthouse is located at N. George and E. Washington Sts. in Charles Town, West Virginia. Guided tours are given weekends, April-November. For more information and special tours call 304/728-7713.

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