Create Event Advertise HauntWorld.com
HauntWorld.com
     
        GO          GO  
Find the scariest REAL haunted houses in West Virginia including Charleston, Huntington, Parkersburg, Wheeling, Morgantown, Beckley and many more cities across West Virginia. Hauntworld helps you find ghost tours, paranormal investigations, haunted hotels, prisons, and any type of real haunted house that is an attraction. Are you looking for the scariest place to spend the night or a place to find real ghosts in West Virginia? Hauntworld.com has the largest data base of real haunts to haunted attractions. When you are trying to find strange places to investigate in West Virginia, the scary, the supernatural Hauntworld is your place. Remember to share your experiences on each profile at the bottom of each page is a Facebook box please leave a comment.
 
Most Viewed Haunted Houses
Recent Updated Haunt Profiles
Most Recent Youtube Video
Featured Haunted House Articals
 
Top 10 Best Haunted Houses of All Time 2015
Hauntworld ranks the top 10 best haunted houses in the history of the Haunt industry no matter if they are still open or not.  These are the best haunts that ever existed and why ranked by www.HauntWorld.com
READ ENTIRE ARTICLE
Most Extreme Shocking Haunted Houses in America 2015 Scariest and Best
Hauntworld rates and reviews the most extreme and shocking haunted houses in America 2013.  What are the haunts that will make you puke, scream, run and cry in 2015?  Find the list here!
READ ENTIRE ARTICLE
Best Haunted House Actors 2015
Hauntworld.com releases its top 10 best Actors of 2015.  Find the best, biggest, scariest and even the longest haunted houses in America on the annual Hauntworld Top 31 Haunts for 31 Nights of Halloween list.  Who has the scariest haunted houses actors in America find there here on this page.
READ ENTIRE ARTICLE
Scariest and Best Year Around Haunted Houses 2015 top 13 Rated
Hauntworld.com rates and reviews the top 13 best and scariest year around haunted houses.  These are attractions that are open year around or nearly year around.  Who is the best haunted attractions open most of the year rated by www.HauntWorld.com
READ ENTIRE ARTICLE
Find Best and Scariest Haunted Hayrides 2015 Rated Top 11
Hauntworld reviews and rates the top 10 best haunted hayrides in America 2015.  See who has the scariest and longest haunted hayrides in America.
READ ENTIRE ARTICLE
Scariest and Biggest Haunted Screamparks Haunted Houses Ranked Top 10 2015
Top Rated Biggest and Scariest Haunted Screamparks 2015.  Hauntworld.com rates and reviews the best haunted screamparks which feature haunted hayrides, haunted houses, corn mazes, haunted forests, haunted trails and more. 
READ ENTIRE ARTICLE
Top Ranked Rated Best and Scariest Haunted Houses Hayrides and Halloween Screams 2015
Hauntworld rates the best and scariest haunted houses, Halloween attractions, hayrides, screamparks in 2015.  Learn who has the most extreme haunted houses, or the scariest real haunts, to even the biggest baddest screamparks and hayrides.  Hauntworld releases its annual best of list 2015.  Read all the details then find the best attraction near you and visit a haunt tonight.
READ ENTIRE ARTICLE
America's Top 15 Scariest biggest and best Haunted Houses 2015
Hauntworld rates the top 15 best and scariest haunted houses in America.  Hauntworld rates and reviews the scariest, best, longest, haunted houses and Halloween Attractions in America 2015.
READ ENTIRE ARTICLE
 
 
 
GHOST TOURS IN WEST VIRGINIA
 
 
 
 
Weston State Hospital in Weston, West Virginia - 3201 Views  
Home to thousands of mentally ill people, this asylum in Weston, WV, opened in 1864. Also known as the Weston State Hospital, the asylum was originally designed to house 250 beds, which grew tremendo... [Read more]

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS 0 Reviews
5 Youtube Videos
11 Photos
 
 
Ghost Tours of Harpers Ferry in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia - 1754 Views  
The small town of Harpers Ferry in West Virginia has a long bloody past that is reflected in the amount of paranormal activity that happens there. Welcome to The Ghost Tours of Harpers Ferry!!

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS 0 Reviews
1 Youtube Videos
7 Photos
 
 
The Historic Lowe Haunted Hotel in Point Pleasant, West Virginia - 1679 Views  
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 mezzani... [Read more]

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS 0 Reviews
5 Youtube Videos
2 Photos
 
 
Old Stone Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Lewisburg, West Virginia - 1477 Views  
Old Stone Presbyterian Church Cemetery located in Greenbrier County in Lewisburg West Virginia is one of the top 15 most haunted places in West Virginia.

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS 0 Reviews
0 Youtube Videos
5 Photos
 
 
Capitol Plaza Haunted Theatre in Charleston, West Virginia - 1343 Views  
The Capitol Plaza Theatre, now known as the West Virginia State University Capitol Center Theatre, has a twisted history that leads to the makings of the perfect ghost story.

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS 0 Reviews
0 Youtube Videos
5 Photos
 
 
West Virginia Penitentiary in Moundsville, West Virginia - 1283 Views  
"Unlike most of the people who've previously walked through the gates of the West Virginia Penitentiary in Moundsville, you can be fairly certain you'll be walking out again a few hours later. The imp... [Read more]

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS 0 Reviews
5 Youtube Videos
3 Photos
 
 
Blennerhassett Haunted Hotel in Parkersburg, West Virginia - 1157 Views  
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... [Read more]

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS 0 Reviews
1 Youtube Videos
8 Photos
 
 
Lake Shawnee Haunted Amusement Park in Rock, West Virginia - 537 Views  
Lake Shawnee Haunted and Abandoned Amusement Park in WV. A 1950's and 60's amusement park were people have died. One was a little girl, who was ridding the swings when a delivery truck got to close.

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS 0 Reviews
0 Youtube Videos
0 Photos
 
 

 
WEST VIRGINIA GHOST TOURS BLOG

Find Real Haunted Houses in West Virginia
 

There are so many haunted places in West Virginia from the major cities like Charleston to Huntington to more rural towns like Parkersburg, Wheeling, Morgantown, Beckley, West Viginia.  Are you looking for ghost tours, haunted hotels, haunted prisons, cemetery, paranormal investigations, ghost hunts, or to find the scariest real haunted houses in West Virginia.  If you own and operate one of these types of attractions please create a profile for free.  Check back on our ghost tour page often to find the best supernatural attractions to the best ghost stories from West Virginia.  Don't forget Hauntworld.com also helps you find haunted house attractions, corn mazes, pumpkin patches, to every type of Halloween attraction in the state of West Virginia.  Please join our FACEBOOK PAGE CLICK HERE to JOIN and discuss the everything haunt related.  We also encourage you to join our WORLD FAMOUS Haunt Forums CLICK HERE


If You want to find HAUNTED ATTRACTIONS in West Virginia CLICK HERE

 
 

The Greenbrier Ghost

The Greenbrier Ghost refers to the popular name given to the ghost of a young woman in Greenbrier County, West Virginia who was murdered in 1897. 


Elva Zona Heaster, known as Zona, was born in Greenbrier County sometime around 1873, though little is known of her life up until she met a drifter named Edward Shue in 1896.  Not long after Shue came to town to work as a blacksmith, the two fell in love and married despite objection from Zona’s mother, Mary Jane, who did not like Shue. 


The couple lived happily for a short time but at the end of January, 1897, Zona’s body was discovered lying at the foot of the stairs, with her feet together and one hand on her stomach.  Her body was found by a young boy who had been sent by Shue to run an errand to the house.  After the boy ran to tell his mother, the local doctor and coroner were beckoned, though they did not arrive for nearly an hour. 


By the time the doctor and the coroner had arrived, Shue had taken his wife’s body upstairs to the bedroom and dressed the corpse in a veil and a dress with a high, stiff collar.  Since the job of prepping the corpse for burial was traditionally done by the women of the community, the doctor and coroner found the behavior unusual but thought nothing of it.  While the coroner examined the body, Shue remained near the corpse, sobbing and became violent when the coroner tried to examine the body more closely.  Subsequently, the doctor and coroner quickly ended the exam and left the house.


When Zona’s mother first heard of her death, she allegedly said, “the devil has killed her.”  Zona’s cause of death was initially stated as “everlasting faint” but was later changed to childbirth, though it is unknown whether or not she was pregnant at the time.  Zona was laid to rest on January 24, 1897.  During the funeral, Shue began to raise suspicion when his behavior turned from overwhelming grief to an intense, bizarre energy.  He would let no one come very close to the coffin and sandwiched her head between two pillows so she could “rest easier.”  Furthermore, Shue tied a scarf around her neck, exclaiming that it had been her favorite.  When the body was moved to the cemetery, guests noticed a strange looseness about the neck.


Mary Jane was convinced her daughter had been murdered by her husband.  When she removed a sheet that had been placed inside Zona’s coffin during the funeral, she tried to give it back to Shue but he refused.  She noticed a strange odor to it so she took it home to wash.  When she dropped the sheet into a basin of water, the water turned red, then the sheet turned pink and the water became clear again. 


Mary Jane took this as a further sign Zona had been murdered.  She began to pray every night for weeks that Zona would return to her and explain what had really happened.  Legend has it after four weeks, the ghost of Zona appeared to her mother and said that Shue had been a cruel man who abused her and had broken her neck.  The ghost supposedly visited Mary Jane over the course of four nights.  Mary Jane claimed that the ghost turned her head in a full circle to prove that her neck had been snapped.


After being visited by the ghost of her daughter, Mary Jane spent several hours convincing the local prosecutor that Zona had indeed been murdered.  Coupled with the rumors floating around town that Shue had killed Zona, the prosecutor had enough doubt to reopen the case.  After interviewing several people, the prosecutor discovered the coroner had failed to do a complete exam on the body, so it was exhumed and an inquest jury was formed. 


An autopsy of Zona’s body found that she had indeed been murdered - her neck had been broken, the windpipe was smashed, and ligaments had been torn.  In addition, finger marks and bruises along her throat indicted that she had also been choked. 


Given the evidence and his behavior after her death, Shue was arrested and charged with the murder of Zona.  Shue was found guilty and sent to prison.  The case of the Greenbrier Ghost was a very late example in American legal history in which the alleged “testimony of a ghost” was accepted at a murder trial, since it took place at the very end of the 1800s.

 
       
 
 

Find Haunted Houses, Haunted Attractions, Real haunted houses, the best and scariest attractions in the World.  Hauntworld.com is the biggest online directory for anything and everything Halloween, Haunted, Spooky, Scary and everything bump in the night.  Are you looking for the best haunted houses near you then use the Hauntworld haunt finder directory to help you locate attractions throughout America, Canada and the entire World!  Please take time to review the attractions you visit and post your reviews online for all to read.  If you are looking for any type of scary attractions from the very scary gory haunted houses to even the family friendly events like pumpkin patches, hayrides, corn mazes to even zip lines and more you will find them here on www.Hauntworld.com.  Hauntworld.com helps you find real haunted houses, zombie runs, fall festivals, Halloween and Haunted Attractions.  Hauntworld.com is also the best place to find year around haunted houses across the World including the biggest and the best haunted house attractions.  Hauntworld.com is also the only website on the web that rates and reviews haunted houses across the globe with our field of reporters reviewing only the scariest haunted houses in the country.   Now Hauntworld.com will help you stay updated on all the Zombie haunted themed attractions like Zombie Runs, and or Zombie themed haunted houses!   Do you want to learn the history of the haunted house industry then we can provide this as well Hauntworld.com is the biggest and best haunted website on the planet!  Halloween has gone crazy in America and now the World and Hauntworld.com will help you find just the right scary attraction for your next haunted encounter!  Also join our facebook page to stay updated daily!  Happy Haunt Hunting! 

 
 
 

  All images, content and information contained on this website is © 2015 Hauntworld, Inc.. • All Rights Reserved  Condition of Use | Privacy Notice | Sitemap  
  Graphics and Design by Brainstorm Design Group, Inc. - Developed & Maintained by iSummation Technologies