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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 »»

Historic Riverview Cemetery is full of (the after) life

June 28, 2017 There are quite a few cemeteries across West Virginia that boast of ghosts or unexplained occurrences. One such location is Riverview Cemetery in the historic city of Parkersburg. more »»

W.Va. Flugtag team flies high in Red Bull competition

June 28, 2017 Parkersburg — A team of five friends from West Virginia are flying high in the name of an awesome cause. They were selected as the only team from West Virginia to compete in the Red Bull Flugtag. more »»

Take in the classics or enter your own at statewide car shows this summer

June 28, 2017 If you’re looking for something to do, then car shows can be the ideal place to spend some time. Enjoy all that comes from being a part of something you love. more »»

Deep Roots Mountain Revival in July

May 31, 2017 Submitted Marvin’s Mountaintop (Masontown, WV) will host the second annual Deep Roots Mountain Revival this summer on July 20-22, 2017. This year’s lineup includes Brandi Carlile, Dr. more »»

2017 Fairs & Festivals

May 31, 2017 JUNE 1 ---------- ? Nicholas County Youth Fair —Summersville 1-3 ---------- ? Mountain Music Festival —Minden 1-4 ---------- ? Canaan Valley Birding Festival —Davis ? Nelsonville Music Fest... more »»

Haunted Appalachia: The eerie tale of the Shadow Man on the Hill

May 31, 2017 I’ve seen him only one time but have felt his presence on several occasions in our hom. more »»



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