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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.

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...

Strange haunting near Summersville Lake may be largely forgotten

Ford Ghost
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...

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...

May lilacs associated with a haunting West Virginia tale

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...

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