Ghost tours being offered in West Virginia
Year-round ghost tours are offered in some West Virginia communities, while others are offered chiefly during the Halloween season. Visit our sister site, West Virginia Ghosts, for a list of ghost tours being offered in West Virginia.
West Virginia monsters and more chilling tales
In search of more chilling tales? Read our grisly retelling of the hanging of the Bluebeard of Quiet Dell, who killed three children and two women in a basement slaughterhouse in Clarksburg, W.Va., and Top 5 Monsters from the West Virginia Hills, which recounts the legends of Mothman, the Grafton Monster, and other fearsome creatures from the heart of the Appalachian Mountains. Be sure to return to West Virginia Explorer in September for our haunting autumn spectacular, when we unveil more of West Virginia’s supernatural history.
Request FREE info on touring ghost towns on the New River
Many of the most fantastic ghost towns in the New River Gorge in southern West Virginia are accessible only by raft. Use our all-in-one request form to request pricing on a ghost-town raft trip from all licensed whitewater rafting companies at once. Include “provide information on touring ghost towns” in your request. Educational and ideal for families with children, raft trips are ideal for exploring cultural and natural history.
Update: Join editor David Sibray on Facebook for a unfolding, behind-the-scenes report on investigations for our upcoming 2015 edition to our list of haunted places in West Virginia.
Help hunt for prehistoric landmarks in W.Va.
Burial mounds, mysterious carvings, inexplicable stone walls — relics of the prehistoric past are found throughout West Virginia, but perhaps too few people know of them, and West Virginia Explorer would like to change that. Help us explore these mysteries of the Mountain State.