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West Virginia early voting just around the corner

Voters in West Virginia are set to nominate candidates for the United States Senate, United States House of Representatives, West Virginia Senate, West Virginia House of Delegates, and various local and judicial offices with early voting to commence on April 25th.Early voting runs through May ...

Fasnacht: The death of Old Man Winter

"Let's burn him! Let's burn Old Man Winter!" could be heard as the crowd grew in size surrounding the bonfire on a cold, West Virginia winter evening. As a life-like figure made of twigs and rags is lowered into a fire, the group yells ecstatically. To some this scene would seem a bit barbaric ...

Old ‘sis’ Linn may be haunting Glenville State College

In 1919, actor Charlie Chaplin ruled the motion picture market. The song "I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles" was at the top of the American music charts and the average car cost just $525. The pop-up toaster had just been invented and crime rates everywhere were low. Life was good. Perhaps that is ...

Progressive Advocacy Group Joins Political Landscape for 2018

Graffiti was able to sit down recently with Ryan Frankenberry, the executive director of the newly-formed West Virginia Working Families Party.Graffiti: Briefly describe the scope and purpose of the West Virginia chapter of the Working Families Party.Frankenberry: West Virginia Working Families ...

Spooky sycamores known as ‘Ghosts of the forests’

In my childhood memories of trips from Canton, Ohio to Webster Springs, West Virginia, I remember many things. I recall clutched hands at my stomach from the occasional motion sickness and a great desire to sleep away the trip if at all possible. This was back before seatbelt laws when kids ...

The story of the Granny Witch in the snowy woods

The Granny Witch walked over the snowy hillside at the back of the shack and started into the woods below.The last time she had ventured into the woods was when the moon was full and had seemed to spring from the top of the mountain. That was just last month. As she scampered down the ...

Abandoned farmhouse holds an eerie secret

In the pines, in the pinesWhere the sun never shines,And you shiver when the cold wind blows.The cold wind blew fiercely on that damp November evening when I decided to put the legend to the test. I like to think that I'm a pretty practical person. I don't scare easily and I never mind being ...

The tale of Gilman’s ‘mad moonshiner’

Do Not Whisperto the WindDo not whisper to the wind,For winds sound far and deep,Deep down into the shadow landWhere evil creatures sleep.The echo of thy uttered wordCan wake them, make them creep!--By Rayne AvalotusAs the leaves begin to change colors and the days begin to shorten, we herald ...

‘Kecksburg’ will bring to light events in 1960s Pennsylvania

Grand Conspiracy Films, LLC, an established production company based out of southwestern Pennsylvania and specializing in films based on folklore and urban legends is proud to announce production of a forthcoming feature film. Kecksburg is based on the historical incident of a supposed UFO ...

Regional Haunts and Halloween Fun

This is not a definitive listing. Readers are strongly encouraged to contact the event prior to going as Graffiti is not responsible for cancellations or misinformation.WEST VIRGINIA Dungeon of HorrorsMoundsville, WV304-845-6200www.wvpentours.com/tours_ghostadventures.htm Haunted School of ...