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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.

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...
Powell Mountain Goat, Nicholas Countyvideo

Powell Mountain Goat beloved inhabitant of central West Virginia

Photojournalist Anne Johnson on May 1 stopped on the flank of Powell Mountain in central West Virginia to visit its regionally famous inhabitant -- a...
Bridge over Eighteenmile Creek at Extra, WV

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

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...