Haunted Places in Coalton, West Virginia



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    Graceland Inn and Conference Center

    Elkins, West Virginia

    6.8 miles from Coalton, 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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    Hutton House Bed and Breakfast

    Huttonsville, West Virginia

    12.6 miles from Coalton, 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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    Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum

    Weston, West Virginia

    28.8 miles from Coalton, 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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    Kingwood Public Library

    Kingwood, West Virginia

    42.4 miles from Coalton, 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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    Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park

    Coalton, West Virginia

    56.4 miles from Coalton, 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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    Bridgewater College

    Bridgewater, Virginia

    64.8 miles from Coalton, WV

    Cole Hall at the est.-1880 Bridgewater College is rumored to be haunted by its namesake, Dr. Charles Knox Cole. Built in 1929 by Cole's daughter, Mrs. Virginia Garber Cole Strickler, the hall is an auditorium, and Mr. Cole's ghost is said to attend the plays shown there. The ghost sits ...


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    By the Side of the Road Bed and Breakfast

    Harrisonburg, Virginia

    65.1 miles from Coalton, WV

    This historic b&b was built just a bit after the American Revolution, and it was used a Civil War hospital in 1864. It is said that when the area was burned by Union soldiers, the flame-retardant building just wouldn't catch fire, so it became a sort of haven during the ...


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    Virginia Quilt Museum

    Harrisonburg, Virginia

    66.9 miles from Coalton, WV

    This 1856 antebellum home was formerly known as the Warren-Sip House, and during the Civil War, it served as a hospital for wounded soldiers. Visitors to the current museum have reported sighting the apparition of a Confederate soldier on the second floor of the building. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Thornrose House

    Staunton, Virginia

    70 miles from Coalton, WV

    This historic home now operates as a bed and breakfast called "Thornrose House". The B&B has a room called "Caroline's Room" which allegedly has been a hot-spot for ghostly apparitions. The bed and breakfast is under new management as of Spring 2014.


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    Belle Grae Inn - Ubon Thai Victorian Inn

    Staunton, Virginia

    70.5 miles from Coalton, WV

    This inn is haunted by Mrs. Bagsby, a spirit who has resided here since the 1800s. Mrs. Bagsby unlocks doors and plays other tricks; it is said that she has been known to cause the inn's hot water supply to bypass the room of a guest that she doesn't like. ...


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    Mary Baldwin College

    Staunton, Virginia

    70.6 miles from Coalton, WV

    Mary Baldwin College is a four-year liberal arts women's college based in Staunton, VA. It was founded in 1842, and was originally called the Augusta Female Seminary. There are several reported ghosts at the college: A ghost known as "Richard" haunts the several areas, including the Administration Building, Wenger Hall and ...


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    Wells Inn

    Sistersville, West Virginia

    71.8 miles from Coalton, 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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    Old Hampshire County Jail

    Romney, West Virginia

    71.9 miles from Coalton, WV

    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 ...


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    The Mather Miners

    Mather, Pennsylvania

    71.9 miles from Coalton, 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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    Western State Hospital - Dejarnette Building

    Staunton, Virginia

    72.7 miles from Coalton, WV

    Western State Hospital, a fancy resort-style asylum called Western State Lunatic Asylum in its early years, was originally built in the 1820s. In 1905 it was taken over by Dr. Joseph Dejarnette, under whose authority patients were tortured. When the hospital moved in the 1970s the building became the Staunton ...


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    Fallingwater

    Mill Run, Pennsylvania

    74.7 miles from Coalton, WV

    A solitude woman is said to be seen staring out of the window of the master bedroom. She is believed to the first wife of Edgar Kaufmann, depressed by his unfaithfulness. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Allen’s Haunted Hayrides

    Smock, Pennsylvania

    78.4 miles from Coalton, WV

    Psychics say that the energy here is high because there an Indian burial ground beneath the land. This may be the source of the glowing white figures that are reported, or the strange light manifestations. The hayrides are year-round so visit freely! (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Historic General Lewis Inn

    Lewisburg, West Virginia

    80 miles from Coalton, 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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    Virginia Military Institute

    Lexington, Virginia

    81.7 miles from Coalton, WV

    Virginia Military Institute, which originally opened in 1839 and has boasted famous professors of the likes of Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, is said to be haunted by many ghosts, including an apparition of a hanged man. Jackson’s possessions and the skeleton of his horse are displayed in the chapel. Students have ...


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    West Virginia State Penitentiary

    Moundsville, West Virginia

    81.7 miles from Coalton, 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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    Hawks Nest State Park

    Ansted, West Virginia

    82.1 miles from Coalton, 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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    Century Inn

    Scenery Hill, Pennsylvania

    82.4 miles from Coalton, WV

    Reported to be the oldest inn along Route 40, this inn is said to have a mysterious presence. There is one unexplained very cold room, and an innkeeper there has described a mysterious figure that appeared near its door. As well, strange footsteps have appeared in the snow outside the ...


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    Glen Ferris Inn

    Glen Ferris, West Virginia

    84.9 miles from Coalton, 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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    Comfort Inn Marietta

    Marietta, Ohio

    85.6 miles from Coalton, 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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    Southern Virginia University

    Buena Vista, Virginia

    86.6 miles from Coalton, WV

    The former Southern Virginia College, now Southern Virginia University, is said to be haunted by a young boy who rides his bicycle up and down the hallway of the fourth floor od a woman's dormitory carrying a red balloon. Some also say his mother's ghost haunts the third floor, looking ...


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    Levee House Café

    Marietta, Ohio

    87 miles from Coalton, 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

    87.1 miles from Coalton, 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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    Marietta College - Alpha Xi Delta

    Marietta, Ohio

    87.3 miles from Coalton, 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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    Mid-Ohio Valley Players Theatre

    Marietta, Ohio

    87.3 miles from Coalton, 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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    The Castle

    Marietta, Ohio

    87.5 miles from Coalton, 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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    Edward G. Acheson House

    Monongahela, Pennsylvania

    90.5 miles from Coalton, WV

    The ghost of a little girl has been seen here. Two other ghosts, seen as orbs, also have been seen. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Natural Bridge Hotel

    Natural Bridge, Virginia

    90.5 miles from Coalton, WV

    Legend has it that a former owner went mad and killed his wife and children in the hotel. Some say the apparitions of various members of the family have been seen around the grounds in the night.


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    Winton Country Club

    Amherst, Virginia

    100.9 miles from Coalton, WV

    Winton Country Club, constructed in 1769, was the home of Sarah Winston Syme Henry, mother of patriot Patrick Henry. Legend has it that when Patrick Henry visited during the American Revolution, he had to secrete himself from the enemy in a pile of hay here. Rumors also say that Sarah ...


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    Soldiers Memorial Theatre

    Beckley, West Virginia

    101.7 miles from Coalton, 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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    3406 Brownsville Road

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    102.2 miles from Coalton, WV

    3406 Brownsville Road is said to be haunted by a demon, known as "The Demon of Brownsville Road" in the book by Bob Cranmer. According to Cranmer, the demon manifested in many ways, including a black fog, a bad smell, or an unseen attacker. Cranmer also described blood-dripping walls, bent ...


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    Sweet Briar College

    Amherst, Virginia

    104.2 miles from Coalton, WV

    Sweet Briar College was founded in 1901, and since then has accumulated several ghosts. The college was founded by Indiana Fletcher Williams in memory of her daughter Daisy, who died in 1884 at age 16. "Miss Indie" died in 1900, but her ghost is said to make itself known throughout ...


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    Omni Bedford Springs Resort

    Bedford, Pennsylvania

    108.8 miles from Coalton, WV

    Folks say that the ghosts at this 1800s resort want to be in pictures. They show up as oddities on the photographic images taken all over the hotel.


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    Jean Bonnet Tavern

    Bedford, Pennsylvania

    109.1 miles from Coalton, WV

    This tavern building was a French outpost in the 1740s and a war headquarters in the 1750s. It became a tavern in the 1760s, and was also used as a courtroom. Several people were hanged here, and it is said that their spirits walk restlessly throughout the place. Witnesses have ...


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    Randolph College

    Lynchburg, Virginia

    109.7 miles from Coalton, WV

    Randolph College, founded in 1891 as Randolph-Macon's Woman's College, is said to be haunted. One haunted spot is Mary's Garden, named after Mary Stokes. Student legend says if you stray from the path and cross the garden, you will never graduate or never marry. Another story tells of a student ...


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    Grand Midway Hotel

    Windber, Pennsylvania

    110.6 miles from Coalton, WV

    This historic hotel has been in operation for over a century, but is now believed to be a private residence. The owners have been known to auction the rooms for a night, which is enough for some guests to leave the hotel in fear. Staff have reported a wild apparition ...


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