Ghosts in Hinton Area

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Beckley, WV

#1 Jul 20, 2010
Hello, just a question here...do you know of any ghost stories in or around the Hinton area? I'm doing some research for a group of ghost hunters and I would love to hear your stories. Places that would allow investigations would be great. They are a team like TAPS team. Thank you all!
Graham house

United States

#2 Jul 20, 2010
I've heard the graham house is haunted. Don't know how much truth there is to it. But you might want to check into it.
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Beckley, WV

#3 Jul 21, 2010
I did...loved that place. It is a very nice house and things did happen there that were unexplainable. I would go there any time for a visit. The owners were super, super, super nice!
Ace

Hillsboro, WV

#4 Jul 21, 2010
heard there's a house on summers that a woman died from smoke inhalation you can see her rocking in her chair .
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Moorefield, WV

#5 Jul 21, 2010
I googled haunted places in WV once and places in Summers Co. were mentioned, including the church/cemetery on Irish Mtn (if I recall correctly). Under another "haunted" thread months ago, the old Hinton Hospital was reported as 'spooked' along with some house in 'West End'. When I was a teen, there was a cemetery everyone said was creepy with strange activity on the mountain road that originated just before the bridge to Avis (I can't remember the name,?? True Rd?). And there use to be an hold house on Ellison Ridge Road, I think they called the "Wilcox" house, that had strange events. It may not be standing now as that was years ago. But I don't really know of any place that would warrant a TAPS-like investigation.

Since: Mar 10

Blacksburg, VA

#6 Jul 21, 2010
I have heard Pence Springs motel has a LOT of paranormal activity.

Since: Mar 10

Blacksburg, VA

#7 Jul 21, 2010
http://autumnforestghosthunter.blogspot.com/2...

Stumbled on this doing a Google search. Does anyone agree about the bad mojo feeling in Hinton?

It reads:
"Hinton, West Virginia. This stop on the train rail is nestled between small remnants of the Appalachian chain with the New River rushing through it, bisecting it into even smaller villages. The downtown area is a tight little street with shops attached and crowded in like creepy shuttered viewers of the elderly men shuffling around out front having a smoke and watching the traffic (all 3 cars) go by. This is the town that time forgot. It’s not on the way to a destination so it therefore is a dead end or a purposeful destination (even more chilling). I’ve been going there (relatives in the area) for over 40 years and the only thing that’s changed, I believe, is the addition of a McDonald’s. The same said McDonald’s that when my family visits there, the entire crowd inside stills and stares at us. The restaurant becomes silent. We get our food and eat on the kiddie porch outside, where diners resume their conversations again. The local gas station attendant asks,“ya’all take a wrong turn?” When I was a child and we had to visit relatives here, I would sob and fight the whole way. I hated going there. It’s the most beautiful place and the people really are quite warm and friendly (even when they find out you’re not fundamentalist), but it has an undercurrent of bad energy in the water and the hills that corrupts what looks like a very gorgeous place, wonderful for rafting, fishing, and recreational boating at the dam. Perhaps it’s the dam, the geology, the north-running river… It just has very bad mojo. In fact, I used the town as the model for “The Lower” in my manuscript “The Thicket.” I used the town above it, Nimitz, for “The Upper” which has an equally strange feel in a rolling farmland. If you ever wanted to get lost from the rest of the world in a place that will never change one iota and the average person is about 60 years old, this is your place"
ghost lover

Wayside, WV

#8 Jul 21, 2010
the cathlic church on 2nd street is haunted it has been seen ghosts of the past are seen sitting in the pews waiting for the preacher to pray and yes the church on isish is haunted as well scary stuff the old church on isish is said to have been turn into a cault for satanic rituals ive been there twice myself both times on halloween and ive heard what sounded like people walking through the woods behind the church chanting a faded prayer . the 2nd experience included looking up to the church from the road seeing someone standing in there that was more scary than the chanting prayer ive never seen such a figure in that window before it was actually quite scary i dont wana experience anything like that again if you do get brave enough to walk inside though there is a notebook in there with names of people who were brave enough to walk in there and dates beck to years ago i myself have my name in it twice but you should check it out def one of the most haunted places close to hinton def paronormal activity
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Moorefield, WV

#9 Jul 21, 2010
Thank you for that sad little tidbit, SaraN. LOL!!

First, there is truth there. Bad "mojo"? Depends on what the definition of "mojo" is in the mind of the author. If she/he isn't from the state, there may be (probably is) a lack of understanding of Appalachian culture.

Next, I have been gone from there almost 25 yrs and much has changed as far as businesses and/or relocations. Also, the only "strange feel" in Nimitz for at least 15 of those quoted 40 yrs (the years I stilled lived there) could only be the sick feel from the curves on the mountain. Unless, "strange feel" refers to teenagers "parking" in out of the way places and 'copping a feel'.

Lastly, not even when I was there were all the churches "fundamentalist" as some strictly define it. And even regulars at the most conservative ones admitted to being only human. Except for the few in every congregation who believed sanctification AND glorification could both be achieved while yet here.

As for the description of Hinton proper...time has progressed and Hinton has not weathered it well. To me, that makes it identical to a thousand other small towns across the country. The economy has affected Hinton brutally. But even with the down-trodden there, it doesn't seem like a "Wrong Turn" type of place. I think the reason all those 'regulars' in McDonald's were silenced in the presence of the 'strangers' was to give all those Democrats discussing how they were going to change America time to sniff out rich, right-wing Republican city slickers. LOL! Afterall, they loved a good debate and got tired of arguing with each other. I saw that many times.

I enjoyed reading the clip, though, and the eloquent description of life there. Even if I see and "feel" it a little differently.
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Beckley, WV

#10 Jul 21, 2010
ghost lover wrote:
the cathlic church on 2nd street is haunted it has been seen ghosts of the past are seen sitting in the pews waiting for the preacher to pray and yes the church on isish is haunted as well scary stuff the old church on isish is said to have been turn into a cault for satanic rituals ive been there twice myself both times on halloween and ive heard what sounded like people walking through the woods behind the church chanting a faded prayer . the 2nd experience included looking up to the church from the road seeing someone standing in there that was more scary than the chanting prayer ive never seen such a figure in that window before it was actually quite scary i dont wana experience anything like that again if you do get brave enough to walk inside though there is a notebook in there with names of people who were brave enough to walk in there and dates beck to years ago i myself have my name in it twice but you should check it out def one of the most haunted places close to hinton def paronormal activity
This sounds good! Do they allow visitors to the site? Who do you need to contact to go in? Is it legal to go there at night?
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Beckley, WV

#11 Jul 21, 2010
OH...how do you get to the Irish Mountain place?
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Beckley, WV

#12 Jul 21, 2010
Sorry to keep posting, but I found the residents in Hinton to be very helpful and to have lots of ghost stories. I really like going there and hearing the stories. I'm going to tell the team if you guys give me any leads. I love Hinton and the surrounding area. It's beautiful and like I said, the people are super nice!
A Tait

Wilmington, DE

#13 Jul 21, 2010
SaraN wrote:
http://autumnforestghosthunter .blogspot.com/2009/08/creepy-t owns-creepy-vibes.html
Stumbled on this doing a Google search. Does anyone agree about the bad mojo feeling in Hinton?
It reads:
I am a 'damn Yankee' who married a girl who was partly raised in Hinton. On Big Creek and Powleys Creek to be more exact. Over the years we have made many many trips to Hinton. I have seen Hinton when it was a real live town and watched it's decline when the shops went to clifton forge.

Who ever wrote that bunch of garbage has never been to Hinton!

Many years ago, I read an article bemoaning the sad condition of the Shady Springs School. I had recently passed by and at the time our school system here would have been right proud to have such a building.

These 'authors' right about anything whether they know of what they write or not and peddle their wares to any rag that will pay them a pittance.

While I am quite sure that there are a number of 'red necks' around, the day of the people isolated from the rest of the world has long past!
my view

Moorefield, WV

#14 Jul 21, 2010
If I have it right, and I probably don't after all this time, instead of crossing the bridge over New River into the city, you go straight down over the hill and bear left. Right will take you along the river past Sandstone Falls. After the left, I truly can't remember as we accessed from Jumping Branch vis Broomstraw Road if I have it right.(I may be far off it has been so long.) Back then we took our dirt bikes and road around up there. I didn't sense any paranormal activity, nor were there signs of satanic worship. That was a little over 30 years ago, though. I do believe practicing the occult can and does cause haunting of people and places. Some doors, once opened, can be very hard to put right. The Christian faith teaches our true enemies are the forces of evil in the heavenly realm, very dark hosts. It also warns to leave withcraft, magic, fortune-telling, contacting the dead, and other such activities alone. So I believe the paranormal is here and possile to interact with. I feel the danger it attracts is why it is all forbidden. I am really interested in these things just as you are, and watch things like "Paranormal State" and some of the most haunted and ghost stories series. I even read the book on Ed and Lorraine Warrens' career. It was interesting, though some critics say it is all fabrication. I don't know that I'd go near investigating diabolic haunting, though, with my beliefs in what that can invite. I hope you find all your looking for and have a great time doing it. Please be careful!! And DO post what you find for us.
Isis

Oak Hill, WV

#15 Jul 21, 2010
SaraN wrote:
http://autumnforestghosthunter .blogspot.com/2009/08/creepy-t owns-creepy-vibes.html
Stumbled on this doing a Google search. Does anyone agree about the bad mojo feeling in Hinton?
I've lived here all of my life..soon to be 40 years..and I can relate so much to this article. The feeling of oppression is so heavy that it feels like you are smothering at times. If I get the chance to get out of town for a while, then come back, the sense of heaviness is so overwhelming that you feel like you are going to die.

There are many places around here that would be good places for paranormal investigations, and I believe they would find alot.
about that

Wayside, WV

#16 Jul 21, 2010
SaraN wrote:
I have heard Pence Springs motel has a LOT of paranormal activity.
Yes, there is. I was told by an housekeeping employee once that you can walk from the 3rd floor where the jail cells are with a mirror facing towards to as if you were looking at yourself and walk down the steps backwards to the 2nd floor then a ghost would appear in the mirror as if he was standing behind you. I was also told that employee that she would go in and make beds, walk by the room from the hallway and noticed like someone had sat down on the bed and got back up, it was wrinkly. She also told me that sometimes the lights would be seen flicker on and off.
your problem

Oak Hill, WV

#17 Jul 21, 2010
Isis wrote:
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I've lived here all of my life..soon to be 40 years..and I can relate so much to this article. The feeling of oppression is so heavy that it feels like you are smothering at times. If I get the chance to get out of town for a while, then come back, the sense of heaviness is so overwhelming that you feel like you are going to die.
There are many places around here that would be good places for paranormal investigations, and I believe they would find a lot.
So you struggle with feelings of oppression. The original article seems to indicate an author with tremendous anxiety & pessimism. My cup is half full and I choose to live in Summers County because it is a beautiful place with kind, country people.
Johnny

Oak Hill, WV

#18 Jul 21, 2010
I've heard the courthouse is haunted. Also the house in Bellepoint where Dr. Camera use to live.
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Moorefield, WV

#19 Jul 21, 2010
I agree! Summers Co. and surrounding areas are beautiful. I love how Hinton is nestled between the mountains with all that water surrounding it. I am 47 and lived there 23 years. Then I visited frequently. While I don't doubt strange events can happen and possibly be paranormal, I have NEVER felt oppression in the atmosphere. I feel badly for anyone who does.
Ghost are scary

Tannersville, VA

#20 Jul 21, 2010
Most people have heard about the lady of the lake and Ernie. both true stories of people that met their end at Bluestone lake and have been known to reappear.

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