West Virginia December 18, 2017
The 13 Best Hiding Places In West Virginia To Stay Safe In A Zombie Apocalypse
So, let’s imagine that the world has ended. There could be any number of reasons for it, but zombies are the default apocalypse, so let’s go with that. Since no one among us wants to be the main course in an all-you-can-eat zombie buffet, you will want to find shelter and security. And guns. Guns will probably be good. Here are some of the best locations to wait out the zombie hordes in West Virginia.
1. Camp Dawson, Kingwood
A military base is always a good bet if you want to survive the zombie herds shambling your way. If you live in Kingwood, you're in luck, because Camp Dawson is not a far drive. Keep your arms and legs inside the vehicle at all times.
2. Greenbrier Resort, White Sulphur Springs
Here is the best reason to choose the Greenbrier as your place of safety: The facility has a doomsday bunker you can hide inside. It was designed to house congress if the nukes started dropping, so it should do just fine against a bunch of brain-hungry dead folks.
During the cold war, tunnels were made beneath the streets of Morgantown in preparation for possible nuclear war. The trouble will be trying to find the entrances. So you might want to get on that.
4. Pietro's Castle, Morgantown
So, if the underground tunnel option doesn't pan out for you, Morgantown has a second option: Pietro's Castle. A castle is always a good place to hide. Although this wasn't a castle designed to fend off an invading army, it still has strong walls with towers to pick off your unwanted visitors as they approach.
Like Morgantown, Huntington has tunnels beneath the city. They are under the Keith-Albee Theater and the Frederick Building. You just have to find the entrance.
6. Memorial Tunnel, Kanawha County
This tunnel might be good, as it has halls along either side, housed by thick brick walls. Just secure the doors and you should be good.
7. Monongahela National Forest (any mountain)
High ground is always important, strategically. And there is no higher ground in West Virginia than the mountain of Monongahela. Spruce Knob is the highest point in the forest, and the state.
8. Blennerhaset Island
Islands are good if you can find one. You may have a problem with any zombies on the island itself, but once you take those guys out, no more will be coming your way, since zombies cannot swim. Not even if one of them used to be Michael Phelps.
9. Virginius Island
This is a great spot, if you can get there. Why? Because unlike Blennerhasset, this island is abandoned. There can't be zombies there if it was uninhabited before the apocalypse.
Tridelphia is great because it has a Cabela's distribution center. So, you have guns, ammo and other gear that will come in very handy for survival.
11. West Virginia State Penitentiary, Moundsville
Prisons are great for your survival, because they are designed to keep people locked in. Although, this prison is said to be haunted, so there's that. At least ghosts can't eat your brain. I don't think.
12. Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, Weston
Another prison. Also haunted. Scary noises versus being eaten alive. Your choice.
13. Any Sam's Club
You may have to clear it out and secure the doors and windows, but once that's done, you will have everything you need, in bulk. Food, weapons, clothes, you name it. Hopefully, the apocalypse began at night while the location was closed, and not at noon on Black Friday.
Hopefully, this list will help you survive the zombie apocalypse. If not, I don’t envy your new diet.
Can you think of any locations I might have missed? Feel free to comment below and give us your thoughts.
To learn more about West Virginia, check out the detail of
this haunted prison, just in case it ends up being your new home for a while during that zombie apocalypse.