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Weird News

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

Hikers peer into a coke oven on New River

Saturday hike planned to “Island of Dead” on New River

The National Park Service has scheduled a four-hour hike Saturday, June 10, to the legendary Red Ash Island cemetery on the New River and...
Hitchhikers at WVU, c. 1970s

New podcast series revisits gruesome murder of WVU co-eds

Even after half a century, new information is coming to light regarding the gruesome murders of two hitch-hiking students who disappeared from the campus of West...
Ford Ghost

Strange haunting near Summersville Lake may be largely forgotten

Paddlers who run the lower Gauley River may have gotten to know W.Va. Route 129 west of Summersville Lake in Nicholas County, but this...
Grave of the Greenbrier Ghost, Zona Heaster Shue

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

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 by Cyntha Dunlap Ellis

May lilacs associated with a haunting West Virginia tale

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...
Nathan Goff, Jr.

And then there was the time West Virginia had four governors

As bad as politics in West Virginia might seem today, there was a time when the state had four governors. In 1888, Nathan Goff, Jr., and...