The Story Behind This Evil Place In West Virginia Will Make Your Blood Turn Cold

To drive through bucolic Quiet Dell, WV, its small town charm is evident. Flags fly from front porches, children play in yards, and locals trade community news at the local Exxon station. Little more than a wide spot in the road at the junction of Interstate 79 and WV Route 20, Quiet Dell is about 5 miles southeast of the city of Clarksburg.

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The murders later served as fodder for the 1953 novel “Night of the Hunter,” and the 1955 film of the same name, starring Shelley Winters and Robert Mitchum. As recently as 2013, Jayne Anne Phillips examined the case anew in her novel “Quiet Dell.”

On your next drive through Clarksburg, WV along I-79, give a thought to poor Asta Eicher and her three children. What other creepy places in WV do you know of?

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