The 3 Haunting Legends Of West Virginia Will Keep You Awake At Night

I absolutely love reading about urban legends and ghost stories that have taken place in my home state! I have a pretty big collection of books, and a majority of the books that make up my shelves are ghost stories, some of which are books that have these accounts in them. These three haunting legends of West Virginia are guaranteed to keep you up tonight! If you dare, then read on! Here are three of the best and strangest urban legends that have occurred in West Virginia.

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Just a few years ago, I was at the West Virginia Book Festival (my all-time favorite festival in West Virginia) when I came across a booth about the Flatwoods Monster. I had never even heard of it, and it had been in my home state all this time! I picked up every postcard that they had and listened to the lady at the booth tell me the story of the monster, and I have never forgotten about it. These urban legends are so fascinating to me! It’s so wonderful to learn more about our great state.

I know that I didn’t list them all, so tell me, what is your favorite West Virginia urban legend? Have you heard of all these haunting legends on West Virginia? Are we missing any? Let us know in the comments below!

If you’re looking for more great ghost stories, make sure to read The West Virginia Ghost Story That Will Leave You Absolutely Baffled.

Address: 400 Main St, Point Pleasant, WV 25550, USA
Address: 208 Main St, Sutton, WV 26601, USA
Address: 912 Ct St N, Lewisburg, WV 24901, USA
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Haunting Legends Of West Virginia

May 08, 2021

How many ghost towns are in West Virginia?

There are actually quite a few ghost towns in West Virginia. And even more unsettling, there are over 60 different ghost towns all along the New River Gorge. These old mining towns have plenty of stories to tell, and you can still explore quite a few of them in person. It’s worth taking the time to explore if you’re in the area of the New River Gorge.

Is there a town named “Scary” in West Virginia?

Yes! It’s an unincorporated community that doesn’t even have a post office. The post office, established in 1886, was closed in 1931. It’s located on the mouth of Scary Creek, where it got its name. It’s also the site of the first Confederate victory, in Kanawha Valley, This is a fascinating area even though the population is very low.

Address: 400 Main St, Point Pleasant, WV 25550, USA
Address: 208 Main St, Sutton, WV 26601, USA
Address: 912 Ct St N, Lewisburg, WV 24901, USA