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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.

WVExplorer lists top 10 Halloween venues for 2018

Spooky any time of year, the old West Virginia State Penitentiary becomes one of the top destinations for Halloween in West Virginia.
Looking for the ideal spooky venue for Halloween in West Virginia? West Virginia Explorer, in cooperation with WVGhosts.com, Saturday unleashed its list of the...

FACT CHECK: Is the New River one of few rivers that...

Sandstone Falls, Summers County, New River Gorge Region
Repeated enough, hearsay can morph into what would seem fact, despite evidence. The New River is a good case-in-point. "The New River and the Nile...

WVGhosts.com launches 2018 Halloween attractions directory

WVGhosts.com, a website that archives paranormal encounters from throughout West Virginia, announced today the launch of its 2018 Halloween attractions directory for the Mountain...

Monster weekend double-feature drawing fans to Sutton

Mothman and the Flatwoods Monster will be featured in a two-part film night at The Elk in Sutton West Virginia, Sept. 14 and 15, 2018.
West Virginans love their lore, so it should be no surprise on this most-monstrous-of-weekends that the crowd at the double-feature at The Elk in...

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.
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...

Mothman Museum a highlight of Point Pleasant visit

The Silver Memorial Bridge spans the Ohio River at Point Pleasant, West Virginia, Mason County.
The weather was turning cold in mid-November 1966 when stories of a strange creature began to scatter like autumn leaves across West Virginia. Men...

WVExplorer publishes first series video featuring W.Va. monsters

Al Clark interviews David Sibray regarding the Snarly Yowl, one of five legendary monsters alleged to haunt the West Virginia hills.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOx4xihj2O8 WVExplorer.com has published the first of five videos that discuss the backstories for legendary monsters apparently featured in the soon-to-be-released video game Fallout 76. According...

Cacapon State Park to host ghost-story campfire Aug. 11

Cacapon River, Potomac Branches Region
Cacapon Resort State Park will host West Virginia native and professional storyteller Adam Booth Aug. 11 for a family friendly evening of campfire ghost...

West Virginia Penitentiary at Moundsville focus of strange history

Entrance to former W.Va. Penitentiary
The former West Virginia State Penitentiary at Moundsville, West Virginia, in Marshall County, was a castellated gothic-style prison in operation from 1876 until 1995....

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...

Fallout 76: Which West Virginia landmarks can you find?

A screenshot from the new game Fallout 76 appears to show a ruined New River Gorge in the background.
In time for Christmas 2018, Bethesda it will unleash "Fallout 76," a video game of enormous proportions that appears to be entirely centered in...

"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...

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