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

WVExplorer publishes first series video featuring W.Va. monsters

Al Clark interviews David Sibray regarding the Snarly Yowl, one of five legendary monsters alleged to haunt the West Virginia hills.video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOx4xihj2O8 WVExplorer.com has published the first of five videos that discuss the backstories for legendary monsters apparently featured in the soon-to-be-released video game Fallout 76. According...

Cacapon State Park to host ghost-story campfire Aug. 11

Cacapon River, Potomac Branches Region
Cacapon Resort State Park will host West Virginia native and professional storyteller Adam Booth Aug. 11 for a family friendly evening of campfire ghost...

West Virginia Penitentiary at Moundsville focus of strange history

Entrance to former W.Va. Penitentiary
The gruesome old West Virginia State Penitentiary at Moundsville earned global notoriety this summer after video-game enthusiasts spotted it in a trailer for the...

June 16 marks anniversary of Grafton Monster sightings

Forest near Grafton, West Virginia, out of which the Grafton Monster allegedly appeared.
On June 16, 1964, hell broke loose in Grafton, West Virginia, a sleepy town on the Tygart Valley River. Excitement here normally came by...

Fallout 76: Which West Virginia landmarks can you find?

A screenshot from the new game Fallout 76 appears to show a ruined New River Gorge in the background.
In time for Christmas 2018, Bethesda it will unleash "Fallout 76," a video game of enormous proportions that appears to be entirely centered in...

“Fallout 76” driving record traffic to West Virginia Explorer

The megasloth from Fallout 76.
Fallout from the announced release of the "Fallout 76" West Virginia-based video game is driving record traffic to West Virginia Explorer, according to its...

Tale of Rich Mountain ghost echoes through the Alleghenies

Comrades-in-arms bury Indiana volunteers who fell in battle atop Rich Mountain
This summer I'll travel into the Alleghenies near Beverly, West Virginia, in Randolph County, to visit the site of the Battle of Rich Mountain....

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...

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