69.6 F
Beckley
Saturday, June 15, 2024
Home Culture Lore and Legend

Lore and Legend

Welcome to the Lore and Legend news category at West Virginia Explorer, where you'll find news of the paranormal, supernatural, and uncanny in West Virginia.

West Virginia is ground-zero for UFO research, extraterrestrial encounters

The Byrd Telescope glows red in the darkness at Green Bank.
GREEN BANK, W.Va. — A renowned paranormal investigator says West Virginia has a remarkable association with UFO activity because of its role in the...

Lilacs are associated with this well-known West Virginia ghost story

ELKINS, W.Va. — Lilacs bloom in April and May in West Virginia, which may be a good time to recall one of its best-known...

Notorious bank robber "Pretty Boy Floyd" hid out in West Virginia

Pretty Boy Floyd once hid out in West Virginia, where he changed the life of a young policeman.
SAINT MARYS, W.Va. — West Virginia has always been reasonably peaceful. Violence erupts occasionally, though one might say it's sleepy in a home-spun Andy...

The name 'Old Woman Run' in West Virginia boasts a surprising...

A fog settles in the vale of Granny Creek, as seen from Old Woman Run in Braxton County near Sutton, West Virginia.
SUTTON, W.Va. — Sharp-eyed travelers visiting the historic district in downtown Sutton may observe two streams tumbling out of the hills to join the...

The ghosts of Sliding Hill are not forgotten by an older...

HARTFORD CITY, W.Va. — Old-timers still tell of the ghosts that are said to haunt Sliding Hill in Mason County, though only the very...

West Virginia museum curator: locals know there's a Bigfoot out there

SUTTON, W.Va. — Locals know there's a Bigfoot, or several of the creatures, living in the forests of central West Virginia, according to the...

Bizarre tale of "Moon Man" lives on in remote Braxton County...

CENTRALIA, W.Va. — The ghost town of Centralia, with no more than a dozen houses and a country store, might seem one of the...

Ghostly tale of Burnt House lives through strange W.Va. town name

The legend of the village of Burnt House is linked to one of the state's favorite old ghost stories.
BURNT HOUSE, W.Va. — Motorists traveling WV-47 between Weston and Parkersburg are sure to have noticed the sign for the village of Burnt House...

A silver rush in the Ohio Valley near Ravenswood, W.Va., came...

Wirt and Jackson counties experienced a failed silver rush in the late 1800s.
SILVER VALLEY, W.Va. — Is there silver in the hills of West Virginia? Parts of what's now western West Virginia enjoyed a kind of...

Tale of West Virginia monster may have first been documented in...

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The legend of a now well-publicized West Virginia monster known regionally as the "White Thing" may have first been documented by...

Though a rarity in West Virginia, this Clarksburg duel was fought...

Dueling was not popular in West Virginia, though the Moore-Burnham Duel was notably undertaken at Clarksburg in 1810.
CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — Possibly because of a resurgence of ideas about chivalry and codes of conduct, dueling surged in popularity in the U.S. in...

Tale of Petrified Witch of Kanawha County has been nearly forgotten

WITCHER CREEK, W.Va — It's likely that few English speakers who have observed the "Witchers Creek" road sign on US-60 have done so without...

Sponsors

Stay Connected

15,641FansLike
1,540FollowersFollow
1,193FollowersFollow