Most Haunted Places in West Virginia

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    EHP Rating: 94.3

    Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum

    Weston, West Virginia
    Once the Weston State Hospital, the asylum is said to be haunted by former patients who passed away there. The plentitude of paranormal phenomena heard, seen, and felt here has prompted its appearance on TV shows such as Ghost Hunters and Ghost...
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    EHP Rating: 90.0

    The Historic Lowe Hotel

    Point Pleasant, West Virginia
    Opened in the early 1900s, the historic hotel is believed to be haunted by many ghosts. The most well known may be the apparition of a beautiful and disheveled young woman seen dancing on the mezzanine between floors 1 and 2. There are also rumored to be many other ghosts here, including the ghost...
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    EHP Rating: 88.9

    Wells Inn

    Sistersville, West Virginia
    At this 1890s inn, both the guests and the staff have heard the sounds of writing and footsteps, witnessed doors that open or close by themselves, and felt a chilly...
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    EHP Rating: 88.2

    Graceland Inn and Conference Center

    Elkins, West Virginia
    This inn, restaurant and conference center is said to be haunted by several entities: a ghost named Grace, senator Henry Davis, and a former servant named...
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    EHP Rating: 87.8

    Historic Hilltop House

    Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
    Folks must have been shocked to witness apparitions of soldiers marching through the rooms at this 1888 hotel. Reports say it is now closed, and its renovation is currently on...
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    EHP Rating: 86.7

    Historic General Lewis Inn

    Lewisburg, West Virginia
    The 1929 inn is said to be haunted by at least three ghosts. The most well known is a Lady in White who haunts Room 208. Her identity is unknown, a portrait of her hangs in the room. Also residing here is the ghost of a slave named Reuben, rumored to have been hanged in the area that is now the...
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    EHP Rating: 86.4

    Harpers Ferry

    Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
    Known for its battles during the Civil War, the national historic park is believed to be haunted by ghosts of its past. Many apparitions have been seen here, including a well-dressed man in a brocade vest who glares in a hostile way. A woman and child believed to be the man's wife and daughter also...
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    EHP Rating: 85.7

    Soldiers Memorial Theatre

    Beckley, West Virginia
    Built 1931-32, the theater is believed to lie near a Civil War-era cemetery, although this fact doesn't seem to have to do with the hauntings here. Witnesses say they've seen an apparition of a man in his 60s wearing 1930s clothes. Also, ghosts and sounds of children playing have been seen and...
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    EHP Rating: 84.6

    Keith-Albee Theatre

    Huntington, West Virginia
    This 1920s rococo theater building is said to be one of the area's most haunted places. Deaths that have occurred here include two electricians electrocuted in the basement, a maintenance man who died in the projection room, and a homeless man who froze to death below the stage area. Witnesses...
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    EHP Rating: 84.2

    Colonial Lanes

    Huntington, West Virginia
    The 1959 bowling alley, in particular its tavern, is rumored to be haunted by Mr. Frankel, a former owner. Witnesses describe a smell of cherry pipe tobacco, heavy footsteps coming from the stockroom, their names being whispered or called out, the kitchen door opening and then slamming shut, and...
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    EHP Rating: 83.3

    Smoot Theater

    Parkersburg, West Virginia
    Built in 1926, the now-restored Smoot Theater is believed to be the site of some strange goings-on. Witnesses have reported strange sounds and shadows at night, cold spots, and unexplained electrical...
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    EHP Rating: 83.3

    Hutton House Bed and Breakfast

    Huttonsville, West Virginia
    Built in 1898 by Eugene Elihu Hutton, the Queen Anne-style Victorian home is now an inn, and is believed to be haunted. Folks say that at 5 a.m. the unexplained smell of baking bread wafts through the inn, although the kitchen is closed and the ovens are...
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    EHP Rating: 83.3

    Hurricane Creek Rd

    Hurricane, West Virginia
    A woman and a small child in out of style clothes have been seen, before vanishing. Not much is known about them. (Submitted by Chris...
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    EHP Rating: 81.8

    Capitol Plaza Theatre

    Charleston, West Virginia
    The ghost of John Welch and his daughter Molly are said to haunt the theater. Welch was the owner of a mansion that stood on the property in the 1830s to 1860s, before it was torn down to build the theater. Molly died of pneumonia at age 8, and her apparition has been seen in the balcony watching...
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    EHP Rating: 80.0

    Haunted Cottage - Booth House

    Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
    Paranormal researcher Vince Wilson operates this cottage and attraction that offers ghost tours, paranormal research training, and seances. The school is said to educate pupils on the history of ghosts starting with the first known hauntings in ancient Babylonia. It is called the Booth House...
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    EHP Rating: 80.0

    Hawks Nest State Park

    Ansted, West Virginia
    The site of the famouse cliff Lovers' Leap, this park has a long history of being haunted. Its legend tells of 1800s lovers who leapt off the cliff. Some say the pair were Native Americans, others say they were pioneers. In some tales the girl became dizzy and fell, and her beau leapt after her....
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    EHP Rating: 78.6

    Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park

    Pocahontas County, West Virginia
    The Droop Mountain Battlefield was the site of an 1863 battle. Folks have reported soldiers' apparitions, some headless, in the fog that comes rolling over the...
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    EHP Rating: 76.7

    West Virginia State Penitentiary

    Moundsville, West Virginia
    Once considered one of the most violent prisons in the US people believe that this prison's violent past has left an indelible mark on the building. People believe it is haunted by both active ghosts, possibly men who were murdered there, and also residual hauntings that take the form of murmured...
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    EHP Rating: 75.0

    Blennerhassett Hotel

    Parkersburg, West Virginia
    A wide variety of ghosts and haunted activity is claimed about this hotel with the hard to pronounce name. Allegedly there is a man in grey who haunts the second floor and this floor is also where the elevator makes frequent, unplanned and unasked for stops. Is the Grey Man calling the elevator? ...
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    EHP Rating: 75.0

    Z. D. Ramsdell House

    Kenova, West Virginia
    Businessman Z.D. Ramsdell's home was completed in 1858, and rumor has it it was built on the site of an Adena Indian burial mound. It was said to have contained a hidden basement used in the Underground Railroad. Ramsdell died of tuberculosis in 1886, and although the restored house is now a...
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    EHP Rating: 70.0

    St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church

    Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
    The heritage listed church is believed to be haunted by a ghostly reverend, who has been seen praying at the church altar late at night. (Submitted by Callum...
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    EHP Rating: 70.0

    Poor House Farm Park

    Martinsburg, West Virginia
    The original stone house in the historic park is believed to be haunted. Witnesses say they have felt a heavy presence inside, during which it is difficult to breathe. Also, a soldier's apparition has been spotted on the park...
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    EHP Rating: 70.0

    Jenkins Plantation Museum

    Glenwood, West Virginia
    The plantation, now a museum, was originally built in 1835 and was named after Gen. Albert Gallatin Jenkins of the Confederacy. The general is believed to haunt the house. Witnesses have seen his apparition and heard the sound of his boots walking in the...
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    EHP Rating: 63.2

    Glen Ferris Inn

    Glen Ferris, West Virginia
    The 1839 inn is thought to be haunted by a ghost of a Confederate soldier with a long beard, nicknamed The Colonel. He is a friendly and playful ghost, known to close doors behind people, make the birdbath water bubbly and frothy, and walk around with audible footsteps. His apparition has been seen...
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    EHP Rating: 61.1

    Harpers Ferry Guest House

    Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
    There are believed to be at least five apparitions that haunt this historic bed and breakfast. Guests have reported seeing the apparition of a hostile man in a brocade vest, who has been known to push guests around. Other apparitions seen include a woman in a grey dress, often accompanied by a...
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    EHP Rating: 60.0

    Apollo Theatre

    Martinsburg, West Virginia
    The vaudeville venue built in 1913 is the home of a ghostly former manager. He has been seen standing outside the building smoking a cigar. His cigar smoke has been smelled by witnesses as...
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    EHP Rating: 60.0

    Parkersburg Art Center

    Parkersburg, West Virginia
    The ghosts here are transplants from the former haunted Camden Theater, which once stood on this site. The theater burned down in 1928, and its resident ghosts remained to haunt the land where the theater once stood. When the Parkersburg Art Center was built, the "homeless" ghosts moved right in....
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    EHP Rating: 58.3

    Empty Glass Cafe

    Charleston, West Virginia
    The café and bar is haunted by a former bartender who died in a car crash. He has been known to change the jukebox music and has been seen walking through the bar area by patrons before vanishing. Staff have also encountered another entity on the second floor who slams doors and moves objects...
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    EHP Rating: 57.1

    The Empty Glass

    Charleston, West Virginia
    The haunt at this bar is rumored to be a former bartender who was killed in a car accident. Witnesses say the ghost plays pranks on both employees and bar patrons, such as playing his favorite songs on the jukebox. One report says that when the jukebox came on by itself in the empty bar after...
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    West Virginia State Capitol

    Charleston, West Virginia
    The 1930s Capitol building is said to be haunted by the ghost of a woman as well as the spirit of a maintenance man who perished of a heart attack on the job. Some believe the 2 ghosts actually died in a 1921 fire; others dispute that...
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    EHP Rating: 42.9

    Old Hampshire County Jail

    Romney, West Virginia
    Built in the late 1700s, the old jail has a legend attached. It seems that in the late 1800s a sheriff was shot to death by a gang of bandits on the staircase leading between the jail and the attached brick building, which was the jailer's family home. He was shot at the top of the stairs, and,...
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    EHP Rating: 40.0

    Kingwood Public Library

    Kingwood, West Virginia
    The circa-1966 library is said to be haunted. Witnesses report noises and footsteps, objects that move on their own, doors that open and close by themselves, and books that jump off the shelves. A jail that once stood on the site is believed by some to be the source of the...