|Top Five Monsters From The West Virginia Hills|
Posted:4/3/2014 10:57:59 PMBack in the late ’90s, I was asked to pen a book of folklore about Appalachia. I opted instead to create my own tales based on local myths and legends, stories I came to learn during my time as a police reporter for The Register-Herald newspaper in Beckley. That book is pure myth, a tongue-in-cheek tombful of creepy tales and spooky superstitions.
Everyone knows it’s pure fantasy. That’s half the fun. But some other legends are much more closely grounded in the soil of West Virginia culture. Maybe you haven’t heard such tales. Perhaps you’re planning a trip to this great state. Well, folks, you have been warned. What follows is the top five supernatural monsters you may encounter in West Virginia. My advice? Educate yourself. Speak kindly to the folks you meet. And stick to the road.
|Introducing The 5 Most Haunted Places In W.Va.|
Posted:3/21/2014 10:14:09 AMThe Travel Channel ranks two West Virginia landmarks among the most haunted in the U.S., but ghost hunters know there are many more. The following five are favorites of Jason Burns and Jonathan Moore, who are among the state’s best known purveyors of the paranormal.
|White Things: West Virginia’s Weird White Monsters|
Posted:9/4/2008 12:00:00 AMYou know all about Mothman, and you’re probably familiar with the Flatwoods Monster. But have you heard of Rivesville’s Morgan’s Ridge Monster? Did you know of the horrific events of the summer of 1964 when the headless horror known as the Grafton Monster stalked the Tygart River?
|Iceberg Spotted From New Zealand Shore|
Posted:11/19/2006 12:00:00 AMAn iceberg has been spotted from the New Zealand shore for the first time in 75 years, one of about 100 that have been drifting south of the country.
|Going for a blast into the real past|
Posted:11/18/2006 12:00:00 AMIf his experiment with splitting photons actually works, says University of Washington physicist John Cramer, the next step will be to test for quantum "retrocausality."
|Christians Flock to Church After Jesus ’Sightings’|
Posted:11/18/2006 12:00:00 AMDevout Christians are flocking to a church on the French riviera where both Jesus and the Virgin Mary are said to have appeared to worshippers.
|Do UFOs Exist in the History of the Arts?|
Posted:11/18/2006 12:00:00 AMThe desire to communicate is inherent in the man. It is a part of his own nature. Since the first graffito to the Renaissance, since the Baroque to the Impressionism, Art has been and it is the first form of communication, base of our civilization.
|Mass Sighting over Colorado and New Mexico|
Posted:11/18/2006 12:00:00 AMA very strange event occurred on the night of October 1st 2006 an event that caused nearly one hundred people to report strange events to the National UFO Reporting Centre.
|Mysterious force’s long presence|
Posted:11/18/2006 12:00:00 AMDark energy - the mysterious force that is speeding up the expansion of the Universe - has been a part of space for at least nine billion years.
|NASA Studies Manned Asteroid Mission|
Posted:11/18/2006 12:00:00 AMNASA is appraising a human mission to a near-Earth asteroid—gauging the scientific merit of the endeavor while testing out spacecraft gear, as well as mastering techniques that could prove useful if a space rock ever took aim for our planet.
|Catch a meteor show this weekend|
Posted:11/18/2006 12:00:00 AMMid-November brings us the return of the famous Leonid meteor shower, which has a storied history of producing some of the most sensational meteor displays ever recorded.
|Animal baffles Johnson County residents|
Posted:11/16/2006 12:00:00 AMA strange animal in one Arkansas county has residents looking for answers as to what it is.
|Apparent Voice Of Dead Woman Heard On Audiotape|
Posted:11/16/2006 12:00:00 AMA strange voice captured on audiotape during an investigation of a home in Sanford, Fla., is believed to be that of an elderly woman who died years ago, according to a Local 6 News report.
|Searching for ’our alien origins’|
Posted:11/15/2006 12:00:00 AMNot only did Dr Louis discover that there were tiny biological cells present, but because they did not appear to contain DNA, the essential component of all life on Earth, he reasoned they must be alien lifeforms.
|Ancient Crash, Epic Wave|
Posted:11/15/2006 12:00:00 AMAt the southern end of Madagascar lie four enormous wedge-shaped sediment deposits, called chevrons, that are composed of material from the ocean floor.
|Space mirrors could create Earth-like haven on Mars|
Posted:11/15/2006 12:00:00 AMMirrors in orbit around Mars could create Earth-like conditions on a small patch of the planet’s surface, according to a NASA-funded study.
| Space sunshade might be feasible in global warming emergency|
Posted:11/12/2006 12:00:00 AMAngel, a University of Arizona Regents’ Professor and one of the world’s foremost minds in modern optics, directs the Steward Observatory Mirror Laboratory and the Center for Astronomical Adaptive Optics.
|Death Is a Long, Strange Trip|
Posted:11/12/2006 12:00:00 AMFor one guy it will be a homecoming. For the other, it’s boldly going where he, at least, has not gone before.
|Mercury’s silhouette to reveal its tenuous atmosphere|
Posted:11/12/2006 12:00:00 AMObservers around the world watched Mercury make a rare passage in front of the Sun on Wednesday, in an event that will not be repeated until 2016.
|Sun probe sends back first data|
Posted:11/12/2006 12:00:00 AMThe new Japanese spacecraft sent into orbit in September to study the Sun has returned its first scientific data.
|Meteorites: Friend or Foe?|
Posted:11/12/2006 12:00:00 AMIn this interview, Monica Grady discusses the varieties of dust and meteorites that have fallen to Earth, and explains what they tell us about the history of the solar system and its potential for life.
|Spectacular storm rages on Saturn’s south pole|
Posted:11/12/2006 12:00:00 AMA hurricane-like storm two-thirds as wide as the Earth is raging on Saturn’s south pole, new images from the Cassini spacecraft reveal.
|Space broadcasts to be in high definition|
Posted:11/12/2006 12:00:00 AMLive broadcasts from space next week should be visually stunning and historic, NASA said from Houston, because they’ll be broadcast in high definition.
|Haunted House in Carson|
Posted:11/12/2006 12:00:00 AMDo you believe in ghosts?
Whether you do or don’t, this next story may at least have you believing in the unexplained.
|’Aliens could attack at any time’ warns former MoD chief|
Posted:11/12/2006 12:00:00 AMUFO sightings and alien visitors tend to be solely the reserve of sci-fi movies.
|Priest bids to count ghost out|
Posted:11/12/2006 12:00:00 AMTHEY may be more used to dealing with superannuation than the supernatural, but a Scottish financial advice firm has been forced to call in a priest after being targeted by a suspected ghost.
|1959 UFO contactee book|
Posted:11/12/2006 12:00:00 AMIn the 1950s, two sisters named Helen and Betty Mitchell claimed to have met humanoid creatures from outer space in a St. Louis, Missouri coffee shop.
|Japanese Researchers Find Dolphin With ’Remains of Legs’|
Posted:11/12/2006 12:00:00 AMJapanese researchers said Sunday that a bottlenose dolphin captured last month has an extra set of fins that could be the remains of back legs, a discovery that may provide further evidence that ocean-dwelling mammals once lived on land.
|Man May Have Spotted Big Foot|
Posted:11/12/2006 12:00:00 AMA man in Washington County said he saw something he couldn’t explain -- something that may have resembled a yeti or Big foot.
|Plan to create human-cow embryos|
Posted:11/12/2006 12:00:00 AMUK scientists have applied for permission to create embryos by fusing human DNA with cow eggs.
|Australian drought ’worst in 1,000 years’|
Posted:11/12/2006 12:00:00 AMThe world’s driest inhabited continent was in the grip of the worst drought in 1,000 years, a river management expert told Australia’s political leaders.
|Zapping sleepers’ brains boosts memory|
Posted:11/12/2006 12:00:00 AMApplying a gentle electric current to the brain during sleep can significantly boost memory, researchers report.
|The birth of a quieter, greener plane|
Posted:11/12/2006 12:00:00 AMMore and more of us fly every year. As we do so, the political pressure to act to curb greenhouse gas emissions from planes is rising.
|Climate chaos? Don’t believe it|
Posted:11/12/2006 12:00:00 AMLast week, Gordon Brown and his chief economist both said global warming was the worst "market failure" ever.
|Greenhouse gases hit record high|
Posted:11/4/2006 12:00:00 AMThe steady rise in atmospheric levels of the greenhouse gases blamed for climate change shows no signs of abating, a UN agency has announced.
|No more seafood by 2050?|
Posted:11/4/2006 12:00:00 AMThere may be no more commercial fish stocks left in the sea by 2050, according to a new study cataloguing the global collapse of marine ecosystems.
|Dowsing for graves explained|
Posted:11/4/2006 12:00:00 AMMELBOURNE — “Water dowsing has been done for over 5,000 years,” Sue Chrisco said to the Izard County Historical and Genealogical Society recently, “but only recently have people begun to recognize the important of dowsing for graves.”
|Scientist pours cold water on Loch Ness dinosaur theory|
Posted:11/4/2006 12:00:00 AMMany believe that Nessie is a plesiosaur, a long-necked marine reptile which sought refuge in Scotland’s second-largest freshwater loch when most of the species died out 160 million years ago.
|Duo wants to teach you how to hunt ghosts|
Posted:11/4/2006 12:00:00 AMA ghost hunter, Jorgensen and her partner, Marie Odom, scour Utah and surrounding states for evidence of the paranormal.
|Orbiter to Look for Lost-To-Mars Probes|
Posted:11/4/2006 12:00:00 AMA super-powerful camera orbiting Mars may help discover the fate of long-lost spacecraft that never phoned home after reaching the red planet.
| Lost Moon landing tapes discovered|
Posted:11/4/2006 12:00:00 AMFor years ’lost’ tapes recording data from the Apollo 11 Moon landing have been stored underneath the seats of Australian physics students. A recent search has uncovered them.
|Paranormal Researchers Investigate Possibly Haunted Bar|
Posted:11/1/2006 12:00:00 AMSome believe a 50-year-old spirit might haunt the Ohio Tavern, and the Madison Researchers into the Paranormal decided to investigate whether there was anything to the ghost stories.
|Invisible poisonous skyfish fly at 300 km/h all around us|
Posted:10/31/2006 12:00:00 AMRecently many reports appeared talking about the weird creatures, the so-called skyfish. It remains unclear whether the animals are fish, birds or worms.
|Dover Demon 2006|
Posted:10/31/2006 12:00:00 AMDover –Twenty-nine years later, William Bartlett stands by his story of what he saw on Farm Street that night. It was an eerie human-like creature, he said, about 4 feet tall with glowing orange eyes and no nose or mouth in a watermelon-shaped head.
|Mystery ’explosion’ damages homes|
Posted:10/31/2006 12:00:00 AMA number of residents reported hearing a loud bang between 1130 and 1200 BST around the Bude and Holsworthy area. Others said their homes were damaged.
|Haunted spots -- fact or fiction?|
Posted:10/31/2006 12:00:00 AMIN BYRON, the gutted, burned-out shell of a hotel stands blanketed in moonlight. In Antioch, leaves rustle in the trees of a dilapidated cemetery that stands in the shadow of a deserted old mine.
|The Shady Science of Ghost Hunting|
Posted:10/31/2006 12:00:00 AMGhosts are big business. For entities that may or may not exist, they seem to be everywhere, especially during Halloween.
|Tunneling in on ghouls and ghosts|
Posted:10/31/2006 12:00:00 AMASTORIA -- The ghost hunters arrived as the sky above the Pacific Ocean darkened and the old-fashioned sign at the Liberty Theater glowed to life.
|Do the ghosts of prisoners haunt the old W. Virginia Penitentiary?|
Posted:10/31/2006 12:00:00 AMMOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. - Convicts serving afterlife sentences keep things lively in West Virginia’s creaky, creepy old penitentiary.
|Dogfight with a UFO|
Posted:10/28/2006 12:00:00 AMThe account of Lieutenant George F. Gorman’s 1948 encounter with a strange flying object.