West Virginia

The Greenbrier Ghost

The Mothman

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On November 12, 1966, five men digging a grave at a cemetery near Clendenin, West Virginia purportedly encountered a seemingly supernatural creature flying amidst the nearby tree line. Little did they know that this encounter would be the first of many to transform the sleepy town of Point Pleasant, West Virginia into ground zero for one of America's most infamous monsters.

Hear the legend, folklore and history of this tale on our Patreon member-ony series “Southern Gothic: The Monsters”

The Abandoned Amusement Park of Lake Shawnee

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In 1926 Conley Snidow opened the Lake Shawnee Amusement Park in West Virginia, on land that many believe was once sacred to the indigenous tribes of the region.  Land that these Native men even once attempted to protect through a bloody massacre of a family of settlers. Unfortunately Snidow’s amusement park would continue the location’s connection to tragedy, causing Snidow to abandon this once great amusement park for the prospering coal miners of West Virginia.

Today, almost half a century since it closed the gates, the Lake Shawnee Amusement park still sits abandoned, and exposed to the elements as what some claim is a playground for the spirits of the past.