Colonial Lanes

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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 strange occurrences.

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626 5th St W
Huntington, WV 25701
United States

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38.413544, -82.46175700000003
Cabell County, West Virginia
Nearest Towns:
Huntington, WV (1.0 mi.)
Chesapeake, OH (1.0 mi.)
Burlington, OH (4.0 mi.)
Proctorville, OH (4.9 mi.)
Ceredo, WV (5.4 mi.)
Lavalette, WV (6.3 mi.)
Kenova, WV (6.4 mi.)
South Point, OH (6.7 mi.)
Catlettsburg, KY (7.5 mi.)
Pea Ridge, WV (7.7 mi.)


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  1. I used to work there years ago and I was the grill cook and there wasn’t a time that went by when I would hear my name being called or giggling I would always see someone or someone’s coming from upstairs in the storage and going into a different part of the kitchen and then u would see them head back up to the storage room
    Also there has been times that I would see an older man standing at the end of the last lane just stating my way but I never thought he would ever hurt me so I would just keep on working

  2. Jeff Cottingham  |  

    My father died their in 1991 of a heart attack. And was a close friend of Mr frankle, He bowled in league there from the time it opened till the day he died.

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