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June 16 marks anniversary of Grafton Monster sightings

Forest near Grafton, West Virginia, out of which the Grafton Monster allegedly appeared.
On June 16, 1964, hell broke loose in Grafton, West Virginia, a sleepy town on the Tygart Valley River. Excitement here normally came by...

Writers track real W.Va. locations that appear in Fallout 76 map

A landscape featured in Fallout 76 includes architecture from an earlier era that still exists in West Virginia.
Information being updated. New locations added. Last update 11/15/2018 The new virtual map for the Fallout 76 video game is filled with real-world locations in...

Mapping Fallout 76: John Barton explores Cranberry Bog

The Fallout 76 map of Cranberry Bog appears to be located in southeastern West Virginia.
Editor's Note: The second installation in John Barton's exploration of the Fallout 76 map of West Virginia begins here with an investigation of what...

Mapping Fallout 76: John Barton explores The Savage Divide

Highlights from a Fallout 76 map of the Savage Divide pay homage to the Allegheny Mountain region.
Editor’s note: The fifth installment in John Barton’s examination of a map of the soon-to-be-released Fallout 76 video game investigates The Savage Divide region,...

Mapping Fallout 76: John Barton explores The Ash Heap

Highlights from the Fallout 76 of the Ash Heap may reveal as much about West Virginia’s coal-mining history. Image courtesy Bethesda Softworks.
Editor’s note: the fourth installment in John Barton’s examination of a map of the soon-to-be-released Fallout 76 video game investigates The Ash Heap region,...

“Fallout 76” driving record traffic to West Virginia Explorer

The megasloth from Fallout 76.
Fallout from the announced release of the "Fallout 76" West Virginia-based video game is driving record traffic to West Virginia Explorer, according to its...

Mapping Fallout 76: John Barton explores The Forest

The Fallout 76 map of The Forest includes many features borrowed from central and western West Virginia.
Editor’s note: The sixth installment in John Barton’s examination of a map of the soon-to-be-released Fallout 76 video game investigates The Forest, based principally...

Fallout’s “retro” imagery well suited to West Virginia, historian says

A desk featured in Fallout 76 includes a console reminiscent of the '70s and an early 20th-century fan.
Retro imagery featured in the Fallout video-game series is coincidentally well suited to West Virginia, says an architectural historian who expects the state's portrayal...

West Virginia Penitentiary at Moundsville focus of strange history

Entrance to former W.Va. Penitentiary
The gruesome old West Virginia State Penitentiary at Moundsville earned global notoriety this summer after video-game enthusiasts spotted it in a trailer for the...

The Grafton Monster: WVExplorer issues third Fallout 76 video

The headless Grafton Monster as rendered in Fallout 76 haunts the hills of northern West Virginia.video
https://youtu.be/2f-ew77NM3Q Do you believe in monsters? David Sibray hasn't come clean on whether he does but admits the legend of the Grafton Monster of northern...

Newsletter to explore Fallout 76 version of West Virginia

West Virginia Explorer has launched FalloutWV, a newsletter launched to track the development of Fallout 76 in West Virginia.
An e-newsletter being published by a West Virginia online travel guide this coming week will explore the virtual landscape presented in Fallout 76, a...

Abandoned mine shaft lore in Fallout 76 a real-world concern

A gated mine opening along a rail trail near Ansted, West Virginia, attracts an interested hiker.
In Fallout 76, abandoned mine shaft story-lines play an important role, yet beyond the video game, abandoned coal mine openings in West Virginia pose...

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