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The Little Graves on Barkers Ridge

Historians seek origin of "The Little Graves" on a West Virginia ridge

BASIN, W.Va. — Sharp-eyed motorists traveling Barkers Ridge in southern West Virginia may have noticed a faded sign that commemorates the burial of what...
Old Stone Church Cemetery, Lewisburg, West Virginia (WV)

Windy nights recall legend of Sam Hart and his race with the Devil

LEWISBURG, W.Va. — Windy nights such as those that sweep through the hollows in West Virginia may put residents of Lewisburg in mind of...
Forty-eight bells, include a 2.96-ton bourdon, hang in the bell tower at Concord University.

Bells at Concord University in W.Va. linked to strange phenomenon

ATHENS, W.Va. — Farmers in the countryside near Concord University in West Virginia sometimes speak of a strange winter phenomenon. When conditions are just right,...
Fireco, West Virginia, in Raleigh County, as it appeared in the 1960s.

Legend of beast resurfaces in the mountains near Fireco, West Virginia

BECKLEY, W.Va. — In almost every respect, the coal camp at Fireco was the end of the line. It was as far up the...
A wary wild turkey peers across a field in West Virginia.

Strange tales of 'Turkey Witches' weren't uncommon in early W.Va.

WITCHER CREEK, W.Va. — It wasn't long ago that country folk in West Virginia might tell tales of a turkey witch. Of all the...