Attractions March 22, 2017
The Creepy Small Town In West Virginia With Insane Paranormal Activity
Sometimes there’s just something about certain places that makes them seem extra spooky. When there’s been a war, or a great tragedy, or unfortunate accident, sometimes it seems like that dark energy can get stuck and hang around for a while. This one little town in West Virginia has experienced all of those things, and the paranormal activity in town is off the charts.
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The little town of Point Pleasant, West Virginia has a population of just over 4,000 people, but it has an extraordinary number of creepy stories.
Before there was a town, the area had a bloody history.
Tu-Endie-Wei State Park in Point Pleasant commemorates the Battle of Point Pleasant, fought between the settlers of what was then Virginia and the Shawnee tribe in 1774. 75 settlers were killed, and an undetermined number of Shawnees, who lost the battle.
In 1776, Fort Randolph was built on the site that would later become the town of Point Pleasant.
A modern replica of the fort stands a mile away from the original fort site. The fort is best known as the site of the murder of Shawnee Chief Cornstalk, who had come to the settlement to act as a diplomat.
Some people believe that Chief Cornstalk's murder left a dark energy that later caused the strange events and tragedies in this small town.
His grave can now be seen in Point Pleasant.
As the town grew, it seemed that certain spirits lingered after their bodies passed on.
The Point Pleasant River Museum sits on part of the land that was once the battleground. People visiting the museum have seen shadowy figures. Occasionally people have spotted a ghost that appears to have been one of the workers from when the building served as a mercantile.
Nearby at the WV Farm Museum is the Summers House.
The house once owned by the influential Summers family was moved from its original location in Winfield to Point Pleasant. Contractors and staff who worked on the house heard a number of strange, inexplicable noises.
The most famous paranormal activity in the Point Pleasant area involves the sightings of the legendary Mothman.
The sightings of this strange creature are thought to have predicted the collapse of the Silver Bridge that resulted in the deaths of 46 people. Read more about the mysterious sightings and the tragic accident
At the time of the bridge collapse, the basement of a hardware store in town was used as a temporary morgue for the dead.
Today sometimes mysterious movements and shadowy figures are seen in the historic State Theatre next door, especially near the wall shared with the old hardware store.
If you come to Point Pleasant to investigate ghosts, you'll want to stay in the historic Lowe Hotel.
The hotel is said to be haunted by playful children, a former maid, and a sea captain waiting for a boat.
Read more about the ghosts of Lowe Hotel and Point Pleasant at
Theresa’s Haunted History.
Here’s a video by Dan Bell of explorers wandering the Lowe Hotel at 3 AM. Do you spot any ghosts hanging around? Even without paranormal activity, the hotel is strikingly beautiful.
For another creepy town in West Virginia, check out the town of Moundsville, with the haunted
West Virginia State Penitentiary, and a haunted museum.