The Creepiest Ghost Town In West Virginia Is The Stuff Nightmares Are Made Of

There is something innately creepy about a ghost town. Perhaps it’s the silence, or that unsettling feeling that you are not alone, that someone is watching you from the dirty windows of the abandoned house across the street. It probably all boils down to paranoia, or one too many horror films that use isolation as a threatening force. After all, if you are attacked by someone (or something) in a ghost town, who will hear your cries?

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Thurmond is just one of many ghost towns spread across West Virginia, but they all carry with them that sense of desolate creepiness; A silence waiting to be broken.

What other ghost towns are as creepy as, or creepier than, Thurmond? Be sure to comment below and join the discussion.

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