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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.

Powell Mountain Goat beloved inhabitant of central West Virginia

Powell Mountain Goat, Nicholas County
Photojournalist Anne Johnson on May 1 stopped on the flank of Powell Mountain in central West Virginia to visit its regionally famous inhabitant -- a...

Tale of Green-Harrison Tragedy haunts the hills of Putnam County

Bridge over Eighteenmile Creek at Extra, WV
Eighteenmile Creek wanders gently through the green hill country of northern Putnam County, revealing not in the least any potential for tragedy along its banks....

Tale of Petrified Witch of Kanawha County nearly forgotten

Surely few English speakers who have observed the "Witchers Creek" road sign on U.S. 60 have done so without considering the association with the...

Windy nights recall legend of Sam Hart and race with the...

Old Stone Church Cemetery, Lewisburg, West Virginia (WV)
Windy nights such as come sweeping through the hollows in spring put me in mind of the legend of Sam Hart and his race...

Interest growing in W.Va. haunted places, says Web developer

Woodburn Hall in inverted color
PAX, W.Va. -- Interest in West Virginia's haunted places is growing, says a Web developer whose guide to West Virginia ghosts is now ranked...

Did a lunatic discover West Virginia?

Mountain Scene in Randolph County WV
As humorous as the tale might seem, one enduring West Virginia legend posits that the land now within the boundaries of the Mountain State...

Revisiting the tale of West Virginia’s lost Branch Mountain Treasure

Helmick Rock on South Branch Mountain
Tales of hidden treasure appear throughout the annals of West Virginia history. Legends of hoards buried by prehistoric peoples, by retreating soldiers, by reclusive misers...

Meet the top five monsters from the West Virginia hills

Mothman by Ted Fauster
In the late 1990s, I was asked to pen a book of West Virginia folklore. I opted instead to create my own tales based...

Introducing the 5 most haunted places in W.Va.

Old penitentiary at Moundsville, WV, Marshall County, Northern Panhandle Region
The Travel Channel ranks two West Virginia landmarks among the most haunted in the United States, but ghost hunters know there are many more....

Bigfoot in West Virginia?

Bigfoot in West Virginia?
Bigfoot in West Virginia? Stranger things have been reported in the Mountain State -- wrecked spacecraft, moth men, bat children. Alongside these, a reclusive...

Ghost in the Machine: Moore returns after 14 years

Jonathan Moore
The 2014 relaunch of West Virginia Explorer has been deputied not by a jet-setting newcomer to the industry, but by our publication's first webmaster....

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