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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.

W.Va. brewery names new beer after famous local ghost

Grave of the Greenbrier Ghost, Zona Heaster Shue
Officials at the Greenbrier Valley Brewing Company announced today the unveiling of a new beer created in honor of the legendary ghost of Zona...

Lilacs associated with a haunting West Virginia ghost story

Lilacs by Cyntha Dunlap Ellis
Lilacs are in bloom in May in the Alleghenies, where spring comes late, and when traveling through these mountains I can't help but recall...

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 in West Virginia may put many residents of the town of Lewisburg in...

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 first discover what would become West Virginia?

The unnamed eccentric who first saw West Virginia soon inspired others to follow.
Crazy as it might seem, an enduring legend posits that the land now within the boundaries of West Virginia was first visited by a...

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, retreating soldiers, and 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...

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