West Virginia, the state that Pantili Mitsubishi calls home, has some of the richest history of any state in the nation. Along with all that history come haunting tales of mysterious ghosts and ghouls! There are several locations in West Virginia that are home to unexplained paranormal phenomena. Here are five of those haunted places in West Virginia.
Point Pleasant, a small town on the banks of the Ohio and Kanawha Rivers, is supposedly home to one of the most mysterious monsters of all time: the Mothman. This flying creature is said to stand over seven feet tall and possess glowing red eyes! The creature was spotted throughout the area in the late 1960s, but mysteriously vanished after the Silver Bridge collapsed on December 15, 1967.
Harper’s Ferry was the location of John Brown’s raid to start a slave rebellion in 1859. Due to its long and bloody history, Harper’s Ferry is said to be haunted by several apparitions of ghostly soldiers who were slain during battles that took place here.
The Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum
Opened in 1864, the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum was built to house mentally ill individuals in West Virginia. However, it soon became severely overcrowded and conditions worsened rapidly. It closed in 1994, but many claim some of its patients have remained behind.
West Virginia State Penitentiary
Located in Moundsville, West Virginia, the West Virginia State Penitentiary was home to some of the most violent criminals in the whole country. During its bloody history, several riots took place! It is said that the souls of those criminals who were executed roam the halls.
Morgantown, West Virginia, is home to West Virginia University. However, it is also home to several haunting figures, according to legend. Ghosts supposedly share the town with the student body, roaming the street at night.