Hawks Nest State Park

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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 her beau leapt after her. Regardless, it has since been a popular suicide spot, and as a result obtained its haunted reputation. Some claim to have seen a glowing white ghost horse; others say you can hear phantom screams and sounds of bodies falling and landing.

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    49 Hawks Nest Rd
    Ansted, WV 25812
    United States

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    38.12081999999999, -81.11820890000001
    Fayette County, West Virginia
    Nearest Towns:
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    1. Our family stayed there recently and my daughter was listening to music and heard a woman scream in the corner of her room around 10:00. She was awakened out of her sleep when she heard it again around 3:00. Needless to say she was anxious to leave the next morning

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