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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.

Did Poe write “The Raven” while visiting Saint Albans, W.Va.?

Might Edgar Allen Poe have written his famous poem "The Raven" while visiting Saint Albans, West Virginia, on the Kanawha River? According to the late...

Origin of name “Pickle Street” remains a central W.Va. mystery

Editor David Sibray at Pickle Street sign
Of all the odd community names one finds in West Virginia, Pickle Street may rank among the oddest. Why this hamlet on Leading Creek...

Deaths in 1911 allegedly witnessed through second sight

One of the most publicized cases of extrasensory perception reported in West Virginia involved the deaths of a mother and six children in the...

Reputedly haunted portrait spooking visitors at W.Va. museum

This haunting portrait of "Annie" is spooking visitors at a museum in Moundsville, West Virginia.
Of more than 400 artifacts collected in this museum of the paranormal in West Virginia's "city of the dead," one is attracting more attention...

New film to investigate W.Va. legend of Flatwoods Monster

A new film aims to tell the true story behind what happened in a rural West Virginia town when a group of locals encountered...

Roadside ghosts account for most popular W.Va. ghost stories

Roadside ghosts account for many of most popular WV ghost stories
Tales of roadside ghosts account for many of the most popular West Virginia ghost stories, and it's easy to see why: Even the most...

January 1 “Wolf Moon” recalls tale of headless W.Va. ghost

Appearing January 1, the first full moon of 2018, a supermoon, is known as a "Wolf Moon," so-named for the legendary propensity of wolves...

The day they “knocked a hole” in the Cheat River

Cheat River, Preston County, Allegheny Highlands Region
The strange story of the "day they knocked a hole in the Cheat River" has been passed down as one of West Virginia's obscure...

Mysterious worm invasion wreaked havoc in Wetzel County, W.Va, in 1918

Wetzel County Worm Invasion
Who could forget the great Wetzel County worm invasion of 1918? Apparently, a great many. Few may remember the tale beyond what they'd been told...

West Virginia observatory monitors signals from distant galaxy

Telescopes at Green Bank, WV, Pocahontas County, Allegheny Highlands Region
Scientists working with the remote National Radio Astronomy in Green Bank, West Virginia, have detected repeating radio signals being emitted from a dwarf galaxy...

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

Hikers peer into a coke oven 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...

New podcast series revisits gruesome murder of WVU co-eds

Hitchhikers at WVU, c. 1970s
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...

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