West Virginia January 26, 2017
We Checked Out The 10 Most Terrifying Places In West Virginia And They’re Horrifying
West Virginia is one of America’s oldest states, and with that comes a lot of history. With history, you’ll often find urban legends and ghost stories, and West Virginia is no exception. Click the titles to find out even more information about each place.
Some people say that Harpers Ferry is the most haunted town in West Virginia. You can take a ghostly tour through the town with
O’ Be Joyfull tours. The tour meets on the steps of historic St. Peter's Catholic Church.
Take a tour of this haunted Civil War town with Shepherdstown Mysteries Walk. A number of guests have seen strange phenomena on their tour.
Archive of the Afterlife: National Museum of the Paranormal
This museum has haunted artifacts, photographs, and dolls.
The staff also give walking tours of spooky places in the area. The museum is located at 272 Jefferson Ave. Moundsville, WV.
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum
This former mental asylum was forced to close after a decline in funding and overcrowded conditions.You can take especially spooky flashlight tours or overnight ghost hunts here.
West Virginia State Penitentiary
This former prison is said to be haunted by the souls that lived and died behind bars. You can take a tour of the most haunted spots, and even spend the night ghost hunting.
22 Mine Road
Mamie Thurman was brutally murdered in 1932, and her body dumped along the remote 22 Mine Road near Logan. Although an illiterate handyman was charged with he crime, most people believe that her true murderer was never found, and her final resting place is uncertain. It's said that her ghost still haunts the mountain road.
Whipple Company Store
This unique building has a history of corruption and exploitation. Some say that it's haunted by some of the miners that lived in the company town. Whipple Company Store is located at 7485 Okey L Patteson Rd, Scarbro, WV.
Lake Shawnee Amusement Park
This park near Princeton was forced to close after a couple of children died there. It's reported to be haunted, and occasionally opens for tours in October.
This abandoned railroad tunnel near Salem, WV is said to be haunted by several spirits.
This little river town is most famously associated with the Mothman, a strange creature who is said to have predicted the collapse of a bridge. Mothman sightings have dramatically decreased since the bridge collapse, but you can still visit the town and see the Mothman statue and museum.
Want even more creepy places in West Virginia? Ghost towns may not necessarily have actual ghosts, but they can be pretty eerie all the same. Check out this
road trip to take you to ghost towns in West Virginia.