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Friday, September 22, 2017

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.

Cheat River, Preston County, Allegheny Highlands Region

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

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...
Wetzel County Worm Invasion

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

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...
Telescopes at Green Bank, WV, Pocahontas County, Allegheny Highlands Region

West Virginia observatory monitors signals from distant galaxy

Scientists working with the remote National Radio Astronomy in Green Bank, West Virginia, have detected repeating radio signals being emitted from a dwarf galaxy...
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...