West Virginia February 22, 2016
Here’s The Ultimate Terrifying West Virginia Road Trip And It’ll Haunt Your Dreams
Recently we brought you a road trip option for seeing West Virginia’s waterfalls, but not all of the state’s attractions are as pleasant. If scary things are more your speed, check out this road trip, which takes you from the Northern Panhandle to the Southern Coalfields in search of the scariest attractions you can think of.
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1. The Tunnel Green in Wheeling
This former railroad tunnel has its share of spooky stories, including one about a man who reportedly was robbed and murdered there. It's also known as the Hempfield Railroad tunnel.
2. The former West Virginia Penitentiary in Moundsville
This supposedly haunted former prison, the site of numerous executions and even a few murders, is open for tours daily beginning April 1.
3. The Blennerhasset Hotel in Parkersburg
This Parkersburg hotel is supposedly haunted. Stay there while on the road trip if you dare.
4. The Dingess Tunnel
This tunnel in Mingo County has been called "America's Bloodiest Tunnel" for all the deaths that have happened inside it. Residents of Dingess were apparently wary of outsiders and are said to have hidden outside the tunnel, shooting any dark-skinned travelers aboard the train.
5. Lake Shawnee, West Virginia's abandoned amusement park
This old amusement park closed after children died there. But it's still standing and still very creepy.
6. The General Lewis Inn in Lewisburg
Lewisburg's most well-known inn opened in 1929 and is reportedly haunted by at least three ghosts.
7. The Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum
Weston's former psychiatric hospital is totally scary and reportedly one of the most haunted places in the state. Walk-in tours resume March 26.
8. West Virginia University in Morgantown
In addition to being the state's most recognized university, West Virginia University is also reportedly one of the most haunted places in the state. There are many ghost stories, including one of a ghost cow in Woodburn Hall (pictured).
Did you try it? Let us know in the comments how it was. What would you add to it?