Haunted Places in Masontown, West Virginia



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    Kingwood Public Library

    Kingwood, West Virginia

    8 miles from Masontown, 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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    Fallingwater

    Mill Run, Pennsylvania

    30.1 miles from Masontown, 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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    The Mather Miners

    Mather, Pennsylvania

    30.2 miles from Masontown, 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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    Allen’s Haunted Hayrides

    Smock, Pennsylvania

    32.4 miles from Masontown, 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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    Century Inn

    Scenery Hill, Pennsylvania

    39.6 miles from Masontown, 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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    Graceland Inn and Conference Center

    Elkins, West Virginia

    43 miles from Masontown, 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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    Edward G. Acheson House

    Monongahela, Pennsylvania

    45.7 miles from Masontown, 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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    Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum

    Weston, West Virginia

    50.6 miles from Masontown, 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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    West Virginia State Penitentiary

    Moundsville, West Virginia

    56.2 miles from Masontown, 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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    Old Hampshire County Jail

    Romney, West Virginia

    57.5 miles from Masontown, 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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  • Bucks County Ghost Stories
    Charles J., III Adams
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    3406 Brownsville Road

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    57.7 miles from Masontown, 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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    Hutton House Bed and Breakfast

    Huttonsville, West Virginia

    58.7 miles from Masontown, 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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    Old Homestead Police Department

    Homestead, Pennsylvania

    59.3 miles from Masontown, WV

    The former Homestead Police Department building is said to be haunted by something that taps folks on the shoulder, slams doors, turns on appliances and created unexplained footsteps. Ghost investigators caught slams and screams and video of ghostly activity.


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    Carnegie Library of Homestead

    Munhall, Pennsylvania

    59.3 miles from Masontown, WV

    Founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1896, the library was built with a music hall and an athletic center with a heated swimming pool. It is believed to be haunted. Witnesses have reported apparitions of steel workers, books that fly off of shelves, shadowy figures and unexplained male and female voices.


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    University of Pittsburgh

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    62.2 miles from Masontown, WV

    Four ghosts are said to haunt the University of Pittsburgh campus: a prima ballerina in the Tansky Family Lounge of the William Pitt Union; Harriet, who committed suicide in 1201 Bruce Hall; a grandmother who rumples the quilts and bakes phantom bread in the Early American Room of the Cathedral ...


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    Frick Mansion - Clayton

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    62.2 miles from Masontown, WV

    The Frick Mansion was home to industrial magnate Henry Clay Frick and his wife Adelaide Howard Childs, who began living there in 1883 and the family moved to New York in 1900. Their youngest daughter, Helen Clay Frick, kept up the mansion all those years and then moved back in ...


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    Omni William Penn Hotel

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    62.3 miles from Masontown, WV

    At this famous 1915-16 hotel where among other luminaries JFK has stayed, and Bob Hope proposed marriage in 1934, there are said to be two haunted floors. Floors 22 and 23, both unused, are visited by strange sounds, cold wind gusts, and ghosts that hide and watch folks, giving them ...


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    Allegheny Center, Building #7

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    63.3 miles from Masontown, WV

    The student housing here has a high turnover rate believed to be caused by the poltergeist activity. Students report loud noises throughout and have yet to disprove the source. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Allegheny General Hospital

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    63.4 miles from Masontown, WV

    Few people realize that, in paranormal aspects, living near a hospital is like living near a cemetery. Many who have died within this building are said to remain here; in the South Wing (where most of the activity occurs), voices and strange noises are heard. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Wells Inn

    Sistersville, West Virginia

    63.9 miles from Masontown, 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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    Dixmont State Hospital

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    68.6 miles from Masontown, WV

    The 1862 hospital was haunted by many entities, notably a male spirit who was said to guard the morgue area and frighten away intruders. The hospital building was closed in 1984 and was demolished in 2006.


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    Grand Midway Hotel

    Windber, Pennsylvania

    69.7 miles from Masontown, 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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    Summit Hose Company

    Tarentum, Pennsylvania

    72.3 miles from Masontown, WV

    Voices and odd noises are heard, doors open by themselves, and shadows have been seen here. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Depreciation Lands Museum

    Hampton Township, Pennsylvania

    72.5 miles from Masontown, WV

    A rather helpful man in a long coat and out-of-date boots has been responsible for catching a painter's ladder after the man lost his balance, catching a cleaning woman who fell, fixing a broken window, and saving a group of girl scouts when the ceiling collapsed over them. (Submitted by ...


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    Allegheny-Kiski Valley Heritage Museum

    Tarentum, Pennsylvania

    72.6 miles from Masontown, WV

    A former volunteer named Jack is commonly seen in the basement. He is said to be seen mostly around the old gardening tools. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Jean Bonnet Tavern

    Bedford, Pennsylvania

    73.9 miles from Masontown, 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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    Omni Bedford Springs Resort

    Bedford, Pennsylvania

    75 miles from Masontown, 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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    Culmerville Hotel - Zottola's Pub and Eatery

    Tarentum, Pennsylvania

    76.2 miles from Masontown, WV

    A spirit is said to reside in the former Culmervilel Hotel, now Zottola's Pub and Eatery.


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    Brush Creek Inn

    Warrendale, Pennsylvania

    77.6 miles from Masontown, WV

    Keep watch for airborne bottles if you visit Brush Creek Inn! It is said that the spirits at the restaurant will shatter bottles at the bar or hurl them across the room. Witnesses also have reported that the windows open and close by themselves and furniture flips over.


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    Kelly Road

    Industry, Pennsylvania

    83.5 miles from Masontown, WV

    This road, also called the Mystery Mile by residents, is said to be haunted. What else could the explanation be for strange white apparitions and the tendency for animals here to turn from tame to fierce and bloodthirsty? Strange sounds are also heard along this road and in the forest ...


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  • A Ghostly Guide To West Virginia
    James Foster Robinson
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    J.C. Thompson Building

    East Liverpool, Ohio

    84.5 miles from Masontown, WV

    This building dates back to 1892, and is rumored to have once housed both a speakeasy and a brothel. Under new ownership and recently restored as of July 2014, numerous paranormal occurrences have been recorded here in the basement and elsewhere. It is believed multiple spirits reside here.


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    Belle Grove Plantation

    Middletown, Virginia

    87.9 miles from Masontown, WV

    Belle Grove Plantation, built between 1794 and 1797, was once the home of Revolutionary War veteran Major Isaac Hite, Jr. (President James Madison’s brother-in-law) and was the headquarters of General Philip Sheridan during the Battle of Cedar Creek. It is believed to be haunted by an apparition of a woman ...


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    Harmony Inn

    Harmony, Pennsylvania

    88.1 miles from Masontown, WV

    Local legend has it that this restaurant is haunted by two spirits: a ghost named Louie and the apparition of a woman. Louie was allegedly killed right outside on the inn's front steps. The ghostly woman is seen near the entranceway, between the bar and the dining room.


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    By the Side of the Road Bed and Breakfast

    Harrisonburg, Virginia

    89.9 miles from Masontown, 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

    91.2 miles from Masontown, 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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    Summit Cut Bridge

    Darlington, Pennsylvania

    92.5 miles from Masontown, WV

    On Shenango Road, just before it meets Ashwood Road, is Summit Cut Bridge (sometimes incorrectly referred to as Summer Cut Bridge). The bridge, locals say, has a ghostly white lady. Legend has it that she fell off the bridge onto the railroad tracks in 1894. Her spirit is said to ...


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    Bridgewater College

    Bridgewater, Virginia

    92.5 miles from Masontown, 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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    Snyder Cemetery

    Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania

    99 miles from Masontown, WV

    Numerous paranormal events are reported at this location, but few precise details are available.


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    The Devil's Elbow

    Dysart, Pennsylvania

    99.3 miles from Masontown, WV

    The Devil's Elbow is a dangerous curve along Wopsy Road that has a story about a ghostly white lady. Legend has it that she was a new bride on her honeymoon at the Wopsononock Hotel, which burned down long ago. As their carriage rounded the Devil's Elbow, there was an ...


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    Railroaders Memorial Museum

    Altoona, Pennsylvania

    99.4 miles from Masontown, WV

    The Railroaders Museum is said to be haunted by a spirit named Frank, who has been seen all over the museum. Other apparitions have been noted as well, and employees have opened to find all the gift shop items removed from the shelves and set on the floor, and Big ...


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    Mishler Theatre

    Altoona, Pennsylvania

    99.4 miles from Masontown, WV

    This 1906 theater building, still in operation today, is said to be home to three ghosts: Mr. Isaac Mishler, a howling dog, and a female spirit who plays pranks in the restroom.


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    Hill View Manor

    New Castle, Pennsylvania

    101.1 miles from Masontown, WV

    The historic manor was once a nursing home, and folks claimed the spirit of a little boy would pay a visit now and then. It was said that those who saw him would pass away shortly. Witnesses also have reported full-body manifestations that float through walls.


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    Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park

    Masontown, West Virginia

    102.5 miles from Masontown, 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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    Thornrose House

    Staunton, Virginia

    103.8 miles from Masontown, 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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    Downtown New Castle

    New Castle, Pennsylvania

    104.2 miles from Masontown, WV

    New Castle's downtown and Historical North Hill have several haunted locations including the old Stritmater Building, the Wallace House, the Historical Society's Greer-Clavelli Mansion, the old Temple Building, and the Joseph White House. Apparitions have been seen in some of the buildings and ghost hunters have recorded activity in others. ...


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    Mary Baldwin College

    Staunton, Virginia

    104.2 miles from Masontown, 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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    Belle Grae Inn - Ubon Thai Victorian Inn

    Staunton, Virginia

    104.3 miles from Masontown, 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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    Western State Hospital - Dejarnette Building

    Staunton, Virginia

    106.2 miles from Masontown, 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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    Egypt Road Bridge

    Salem, Ohio

    109.6 miles from Masontown, WV

    The closed Egypt Road Bridge, or Crybaby Bridge, is haunted day and night by the sound of a crying baby. Legend has it that a baby went missing while its parents were fighting, and it fell over the side of the bridge. The scream of its mother and the crying ...


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    The Lafayette Inn

    Stanardsville, Virginia

    113.4 miles from Masontown, WV

    Rumor has it that a phantom bloodstain in the foyer returns daily from a Confederate soldier who long ago committed suicide after the stress of learning his wife had been unfaithful with a Yankee soldier. The soldier's ghost is said to wander the halls at night with a pistol, still ...


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