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Haunted Appalachia: Star light, star bright — UFOs in the Mountain State

June 27, 2018 With the arrival of warmer weather, we find ourselves invariably spending more time outside. more »»

 
 
 
‘The Last Gallows’ depicts final public hanging in WV

June 27, 2018 Most murder mysteries are based on the premise of “who done it.” It was generally accepted, however, that John F. Morgan committed the 1897 triple murder of a prominent Jackson County family. more »»

Haunted Appalachia: Law & order comes to Booger Hole, Clay County

May 30, 2018 After dusting off some old newspapers at my dad’s house, I came across an old tattered column bragging how the law had wiped out the little community of Booger Hole of its unruly characters and... more »»

Shadowy figures deep in a WV coal mine

April 25, 2018 ‘I hope when I’m dead and the ages shall roll That my body will blacken and turn into coal I will look from the door of my heavenly home And pity the miner a’ diggin’ my bones’ He told me about his... more »»

Tale of Barbour County Buried Treasure

March 28, 2018 What does Mother’s Day, the first land battle of the Civil War, a spooky TV show character and a bunch of buried treasure have in common? The answer is Barbour County. more »»

Know when it’s time to permit up in W.Va.

March 28, 2018 Building any type of structure, home addition or taking time to remodel your West Virginia home is exciting. You may have already chosen a contractor, set your plans and want to begin work. more »»

West Virginia early voting just around the corner

March 28, 2018 Voters in West Virginia are set to nominate candidates for the United States Senate, United States House of Representatives, West Virginia Senate, West Virginia House of Delegates, and various local... more »»

Fasnacht: The death of Old Man Winter

February 28, 2018 “Let’s burn him! Let’s burn Old Man Winter!” could be heard as the crowd grew in size surrounding the bonfire on a cold, West Virginia winter evening. more »»

Old ‘sis’ Linn may be haunting Glenville State College

January 31, 2018 In 1919, actor Charlie Chaplin ruled the motion picture market. The song “I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles” was at the top of the American music charts and the average car cost just $525. more »»

Spooky sycamores known as ‘Ghosts of the forests’

December 27, 2017 In my childhood memories of trips from Canton, Ohio to Webster Springs, West Virginia, I remember many things. more »»

The story of the Granny Witch in the snowy woods

November 29, 2017 The Granny Witch walked over the snowy hillside at the back of the shack and started into the woods below. more »»

Abandoned farmhouse holds an eerie secret

October 25, 2017 In the pines, in the pines Where the sun never shines, And you shiver when the cold wind blows. The cold wind blew fiercely on that damp November evening when I decided to put the legend to the test. more »»

The tale of Gilman’s ‘mad moonshiner’

September 27, 2017 Do Not Whisper to the Wind Do not whisper to the wind, For winds sound far and deep, Deep down into the shadow land Where evil creatures sleep. more »»

‘Kecksburg’ will bring to light events in 1960s Pennsylvania

September 27, 2017 Grand Conspiracy Films, LLC, an established production company based out of southwestern Pennsylvania and specializing in films based on folklore and urban legends is proud to announce production of... more »»

Regional Haunts and Halloween Fun

September 27, 2017 This is not a definitive listing. Readers are strongly encouraged to contact the event prior to going as Graffiti is not responsible for cancellations or misinformation. more »»

Mountain games Sept. 23

August 30, 2017 HUNTINGTON, WV — Dust off your tomahawk, get your grandfather’s bow and arrows out of storage and practice your skill. Prepare to #claimyourheritage in the second annual Mountain Game. more »»

Snakebite and Bad Whiskey - Asylum Committal Reasons

August 30, 2017 The early 19th century treatment of patients in early lunatic asylums was sometimes brutal and focused on containment and restraints. more »»

Justice switches parties even as GOP opposes him

August 30, 2017 Jim Justice, the Republican-turned-Democrat who won the governor’s mansion in 2016, rejoined the Republican Party at a rally with Donald Trump on Aug. more »»

How the hamlet of Burnt House got its name

July 27, 2017 Along the rolling hills and hollows that are traversed by Route 47, a small community exists in Ritchie County by the name of Burnt House. more »»

Veterans declare for federal office

July 27, 2017 Several West Virginia veterans of the armed services have launched campaigns for the United States House of Representatives over the last few months, possibly ending West Virginia’s current streak o... more »»

Democrats Hope to Re-Take WV-03

June 28, 2017 Richard Ojeda (D), a freshman member of the West Virginia Senate (pictured right), hopes to succeed outgoing Representative Evan Jenkins (R) in West Virginia’s third congressional district. more »»

 
 

 

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