Haunted Places in Clay, West Virginia



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    Glen Ferris Inn

    Glen Ferris, West Virginia

    22.6 miles from Clay, WV

    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 ...


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    Hawks Nest State Park

    Ansted, West Virginia

    23.5 miles from Clay, WV

    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 ...


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    West Virginia State Capitol

    Charleston, West Virginia

    29.8 miles from Clay, WV

    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 claim.


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    Empty Glass Cafe

    Charleston, West Virginia

    29.9 miles from Clay, WV

    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 ...


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    The Empty Glass

    Charleston, West Virginia

    29.9 miles from Clay, WV

    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 ...


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    Capitol Plaza Theatre

    Charleston, West Virginia

    30.8 miles from Clay, WV

    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 ...


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    Soldiers Memorial Theatre

    Beckley, West Virginia

    47.5 miles from Clay, WV

    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 ...


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    Hurricane Creek Rd

    Hurricane, West Virginia

    49.9 miles from Clay, WV

    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 Berglund)


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    Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park

    Clay, West Virginia

    50.3 miles from Clay, WV

    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 mountain.


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    Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum

    Weston, West Virginia

    51.8 miles from Clay, WV

    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 Adventures.


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    Historic General Lewis Inn

    Lewisburg, West Virginia

    57.5 miles from Clay, WV

    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 ...


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    Blennerhassett Hotel

    Parkersburg, West Virginia

    61.2 miles from Clay, WV

    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 ...


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    Smoot Theater

    Parkersburg, West Virginia

    61.3 miles from Clay, WV

    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 issues.


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    Parkersburg Art Center

    Parkersburg, West Virginia

    61.3 miles from Clay, WV

    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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    Hutton House Bed and Breakfast

    Huttonsville, West Virginia

    62.3 miles from Clay, WV

    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 cold.


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    The Historic Lowe Hotel

    Point Pleasant, West Virginia

    62.7 miles from Clay, WV

    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 ...


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    Jenkins Plantation Museum

    Glenwood, West Virginia

    63.5 miles from Clay, WV

    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 building.


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    Wildermuth Mansion

    Pomeroy, Ohio

    63.9 miles from Clay, WV

    My family has been restoring the old Wildermuth mansion for the last 18 years now, have had lots of interesting things happen there and sightings too. Hhave seen animals several times in the house as well as seeing Mothman twice flying over the house! Yes twice! In the process of putting ...


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    Our House Museum

    Gallipolis, Ohio

    65 miles from Clay, WV

    Our House Museum is housed in a former 1819 tavern, rumored to be haunted. Footsteps have been heard in the front hall, and a woman has been heard singing in the second-floor ballroom.


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    Comfort Inn Marietta

    Marietta, Ohio

    67.9 miles from Clay, WV

    Some surprising reports have come from people who have stayed at this Comfort Inn. Doors open when there is no one there, curtains are closed by unseen hands, and TVs turn on by themselves. Some even say they have felt the touch of an unseen presence on their shoulders.


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    Levee House Café

    Marietta, Ohio

    68.5 miles from Clay, WV

    The Levee House, built around 1826 as a dry goods store for merchant Dudley Woodbridge, later became La Belle Hotel and was rumored to have been a brothel at some time in its history. Its legend says that a brothel employee and a man who was visiting her were both ...


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    Lafayette Hotel

    Marietta, Ohio

    68.6 miles from Clay, WV

    Voices and footsteps have been heard in empty hallways and rooms, while appliances turn on and off by themselves, doors open and close on their own and furniture and luggage is moved around suites. Staff and guests have seen misty apparitions in the corridors, and a ghostly maid in a ...


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    Mid-Ohio Valley Players Theatre

    Marietta, Ohio

    68.9 miles from Clay, WV

    The Mid-Ohio Valley Players Theatre is home to specters who move objects in the prop room, create icy breezes, and grab the living by the shoulder. Rumor has it that the ghost is a former theater owner.


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    Marietta College - Alpha Xi Delta

    Marietta, Ohio

    69.1 miles from Clay, WV

    Marietta College's Alpha Xi Delta sorority house, built in 1855, is said to be haunted by a former Ohio governor. George White and his family lived there after the turn of the century, and he became governor in the 1930s. George's apparition has been seen by witnesses, wearing a gray ...


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    The Castle

    Marietta, Ohio

    69.3 miles from Clay, WV

    The Castle was built in 1855 by attorney and abolitionist Melvin C. Clarke, who died in the Civil War battle Antietam. In 1889, the Castle was owned by newspaper publisher E.W. Nye's daughter Lucy Nye Davis. She and her husband Theodore Davis had two daughters named Jessie and Grace. Jessie ...


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    Keith-Albee Theatre

    Huntington, West Virginia

    73.5 miles from Clay, WV

    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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    Graceland Inn and Conference Center

    Elkins, West Virginia

    74.2 miles from Clay, WV

    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 Katie.


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    Colonial Lanes

    Huntington, West Virginia

    74.6 miles from Clay, WV

    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 other ...


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    Wells Inn

    Sistersville, West Virginia

    76.3 miles from Clay, WV

    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 presence.


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    Z. D. Ramsdell House

    Kenova, West Virginia

    79.6 miles from Clay, WV

    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 ...


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    Athens Lunatic Asylum - The Ridges

    Athens, Ohio

    80.4 miles from Clay, WV

    Featured on TV's The Scariest Places on Earth, the asylum has long been a place of mystery and hauntings. There are 1,930 graves at three cemeteries nearby, all marked with only a number. Research has shown that some of the mysterious dead mental health patients may have been veterans, victims ...


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    Ohio University

    Athens, Ohio

    81 miles from Clay, WV

    Ohio University has a few different spots that are said to be haunted: The Brown House is haunted by donor Millie Brown, who peers out a window; also the phantom sounds of kids splashing in a long-gone pool have been heard in the back yard. The Delta Tau Delta fraternity ...


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    Harvey Wells House

    Wellston, Ohio

    90.3 miles from Clay, WV

    This historic house was a dark history, with a former owner jumping to his death from the upper floor after a combination of troubling equations and a drinking problem. The was refurbished as a nursing home, which closed down several decades ago. Staff working here claimed to see him ...


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    Twin City Opera House

    McConnelsville, Ohio

    91.9 miles from Clay, WV

    The 1890s Twin City Opera House is said to have been haunted since at least the 1960s, when a janitor wan out never to return. The apparition of a little girl named Elizabeth, age 10, has been seen peeking down from the catwalk and giggling. Another apparition of Everett Miller, ...


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    Holiday Inn - University / Blacksburg

    Blacksburg, Virginia

    92.1 miles from Clay, WV

    This hotel lies on the site of a former plantation called Jacob's Lantern. At Attitudes, the hotel bar and nightclub, laughter and voices can be heard after hours when the place is closed and empty. Guests often ask the hotel manager to turn the music down when no music is ...


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    Lyric Theatre

    Blacksburg, Virginia

    92.5 miles from Clay, WV

    The historic theater opened in 1930, and at least some the weird occurrences here, some say, may stem from a workman who was killed during its construction. Employees have described footsteps on stairways, phantom muttering, cold breezes, and a woman shrieking, sometimes saying over and over "Let me out!"


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    Wilderness Road Regional Museum

    Dublin, Virginia

    98.2 miles from Clay, WV

    Wilderness Road Regional Museum is said to be haunted by an apparition of a young woman who walks the ground or stands in the window. The lights are known to flicker here as well.


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    West Virginia State Penitentiary

    Moundsville, West Virginia

    102.3 miles from Clay, WV

    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 ...


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    Kingwood Public Library

    Kingwood, West Virginia

    102.5 miles from Clay, WV

    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 ...


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    The Patrick Henry Hotel

    Roanoke, Virginia

    103.3 miles from Clay, WV

    At this 1925 hotel, not only living guests can be found. Three ghostly men are said to stand around in the ballroom, keeping an eye on things. On the second floor, there is a man's apparition who smokes a pipe and sits at one of the tables. Those with sharp ...


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    Jeters Chapel of the Brethren Cemetery

    Vinton, Virginia

    105.4 miles from Clay, WV

    Jeters Chapel of the Brethren Cemetery, according to reports, is haunted by a man in a white robe who floats near the center of the cemetery.


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    A Georgian Manner Bed and Breakfast

    Logan, Ohio

    105.8 miles from Clay, WV

    At this historic inn, a murder mystery is said to have taken place in 1898. Then-owner John Engle was allegedly poisoned by his wife, who put strychnine in his coffee. She was acquitted of the crime. Witnesses have seen apparitions of a man and children in period clothing playing on ...


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    Clay Haus Restaurant

    Somerset, Ohio

    113.5 miles from Clay, WV

    This restaurant is housed in a historic building, which was built over the site of a civil war house. During the levelling of the lower floor, the current owners dug out the basement using their hands, and came across many interesting artefacts, which are on display in the main ...


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    Clay Haus

    Somerset, Ohio

    113.5 miles from Clay, WV

    Clay Haus, a restaurant that serves German and American fare, is believed to be haunted. Witnesses have seen apparitions, heard knocks and footsteps and felt eerie presences.


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    The Mather Miners

    Mather, Pennsylvania

    115.4 miles from Clay, WV

    In the center of the town there is a small church, the post office, an apartment building(which used to be a general store) and a baseball field. Up a small connecting road is the old schoolhouse ( now converted into a persons home). Right before dawn when walking ...


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    Mudhouse Mansion

    Lancaster, Ohio

    117.5 miles from Clay, WV

    The house is an abandoned private residence, and the owner will sue you if you illegally visit the house without her permission. A white apparition has been seen standing at the front windows of the house, and strange lights move around the upper levels. Ghostly slaves and murdered family members ...


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    The University of Virginia's College at Wise - Bowers-Sturgill

    Wise, Virginia

    130.7 miles from Clay, WV

    The University of Virginia's College at Wise is believed to be home to a ghost. According to legend, she is the spirit of a young girl whose apparition appears hanging from the pipes in Bowers-Sturgill Hall, where she committed suicide.


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    The Inn at Wise

    Wise, Virginia

    131.1 miles from Clay, WV

    The 1910 historic inn was in a dilapidated condition for many years prior to being refurbished, and now encapsulates its colourful past through delightful guest rooms, fine dining and a whole trove of ghost stories. Reports range from ghostly voices and screams from empty rooms to curtains opening and ...


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