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Terrifying Trips: West Virginia

Battlegrounds, amusement parks and creatures....let's get this trip started!

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Point Pleasant

The whole town haunted? Perhaps, when you get to read everything they have going on there. I know some of you should have at least heard of Mothman. Mothman is a humanoid creature that was seen in the Point Pleasant area back in November 1966-December 1967. They even have an annual Mothman Festival. Just over a year after the first Mothman sighting the Silver Bridge collapsed causing the death of 46 people being crushed by the wreckage or drowning.

Tu-Endie-Wei is a park that contains a memorial to the Battle of Point Pleasant. This battle was a showdown between militiamen and a Shawnee tribe October 10, 1774. This was considered the start to the American Revolution.

With all these things to go check out you are going to need a place to stay. I have choosen for you the Lowe Hotel. On the second floor a young woman barefoot in a night gown with long flowing hair has been seen dancing around a sitting area. There are also reports of a young child riding a tricycle down the hallway. You can here the squeak of the tricycle tires and a child's laughter. Also orbs will appear in photos taken on this floor. The third floor is said to have sightings of a riverboat captain and a man with a beard wearing 1930's clothing. You can also hear whistling and get sudden chills as well. This is only part of the activities from the hotel. I may need to stay there a week just to try to encounter them all.

Lake Shawnee Amusement Park

Tragedy started before it was an amusement park. The land had already been tainted by the deaths of three children and some Native Americans. In the 20's when it became a park more lives were lost to this land. A young girl passed away while riding the swings and a little boy drowned there as well. By the 60's the park was abandoned. In the 80's it was purchased for the purpose of building new neighborhoods. They soon realized this was an ancient Native American burial ground and decided to just let everything be. Now it is a hotspot for those of us that seek out the paranormal.

Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum

Of course, there has to be at least a prison or an asylum listed...doesn't there? The asylum was only meant to contain 250 patients and quickly became overpopulated. It was so bad that there were 4-5 patients per small room that was only intended to house one patient. Patients were found sleeping on the floor and freezing in rooms that did not have no heat or furniture. Did I mention they preformed experimental lobotomies there? Over 4000 lobotomies were preformed there some on healthy patients that left them with brain damage and hemorrhages. If you don't know what a lobotomy is then brace yourself and by no means search for it on YouTube, I still get chills. They use what looks like an ice pick and slipping it into the corner of a patient's eye socket and then use a hammer to force it to sever the connective tissue in the frontal lobe of the brain. This resulted in a number of deaths.

Lily is one of the more common ghost at the asylum, you may get the chance to see or hear her. She was one of the patients from the Civil War era that died from pneumonia at the age of 9. They say you can hear her crys and laughs from her room. On YouTube TFIL (@TFIL) went there and one of the members Corey had to walk Lily back to her room. Chilling and yet almost heartbreaking at the same time.

I hope you enjoyed this first edition of Terrifying Trips, let me know down in the comments if you would like to see anything done differently

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Comments (8)

  • That sure does sound fun...and scary, ofcourse lol.

      1 month ago
  • Great article! I want to go to all of them!

      1 month ago