Take A Terrifying Road Trip In West Virginia On This Haunted Route

West Virginia is wild and wonderful, and here are Only In Your State, we like to highlight everything that makes a state unique. Previously, we put together you a road trip option for seeing West Virginia’s waterfalls, but not all of the state’s attractions are so wonderfully pleasant. If scary things are more your speed, check out the most terrifying road trip in West Virginia, a haunted route 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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Address: Wheeling, WV 26003, USA
Address: 818 Jefferson Ave, Moundsville, WV 26041, USA
Address: 320 Market St, Parkersburg, WV 26101, USA
Address: Old N W Railroad Bed Rd, West Virginia, USA
Address: 470 Matoaka Rd, Rock, WV 24747, USA
Address: 1236 E Washington St, Lewisburg, WV 24901, USA
Address: 71 Asylum Dr, Weston, WV 26452, USA
Address: Morgantown, WV 26506, USA
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Most Terrifying Road Trip In West Virginia

February 14, 2021

What are the scariest haunted attractions in West Virginia?

Looking to explore more of the most haunted places in West Virginia? Here is a spooky attraction you can check out for yourself. The Brandy Gap Tunnel, more commonly known as the Flinderation Tunnel, is said to be haunted. It’s an old tunnel near Salem, West Virginia, and has become notorious for strange, possibly paranormal, experiences people have there. The stories vary, having to do with everything from a faceless red-wearing lady haunting the road to ghostly mutterings from the dead in the graveyard above the tunnel (as if having a graveyard on top of the tunnel you’re standing in wasn’t spooky enough in itself).

What are the most popular ghost stories in West Virginia?

If you’re keen on learning more about scary places in West Virginia, here is a ghost story from the state. There is a supposedly haunted road in Berkeley County, West Virginia. It’s called WV Route 901 and people have had some strange encounters when driving it. Supposedly, a couple driving down 901 slammed on their breaks when they saw a man limping out onto the road in front of their car. It was a Confederate soldier, wounded and blood. He looked to them for help, slammed his hands on the hood of their car, and fell to the ground. When the couple jumped out and ran around to the front of their car to check on him, he was gone – but his bloody handprint on the hood supposedly remained until they got home when that too disappeared. Creepy, huh?

What other road trips in West Virginia can I take?

You don’t have to visit scary places when taking a road trip in West Virginia – there are many different fun and unique routes to take through the state. We’ve put together quite a few, such as this West Virginia Picturesque Small Town Road Trip. See beautiful slices of small town life on a 6-hour loop. You can see gorgeous natural scenery in the form of waterfalls on this West Virginia Waterfalls Road Trip. If you are interested in more spooky stops to visit, try this West Virginia Ghost Town Road Trip. It’s not necessarily haunted, but eerie nonetheless, and an interesting dive into WV history.

Address: Wheeling, WV 26003, USA
Address: 818 Jefferson Ave, Moundsville, WV 26041, USA
Address: 320 Market St, Parkersburg, WV 26101, USA
Address: Old N W Railroad Bed Rd, West Virginia, USA
Address: 470 Matoaka Rd, Rock, WV 24747, USA
Address: 1236 E Washington St, Lewisburg, WV 24901, USA
Address: 71 Asylum Dr, Weston, WV 26452, USA
Address: Morgantown, WV 26506, USA