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Fairmont, West Virginia

Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center

The center preserves and houses artifacts ranging from the colonial era to modern times from across Appalachia.
Mt Nebo, West Virginia

Summersville Lake Lighthouse

A lighthouse on this West Virginia lake started as a joke, then the forces of nature helped make it a reality.
Weston, West Virginia

Blenko Man

This colorful West Virginia cowboy greets passersby with a glassy stare.
Point Pleasant, West Virginia

TNT Area

These rows of World War II-era bunkers were the scene of some of the infamous Mothman sightings.
Athens, Ohio

Athens Lunatic Asylum

An abandoned asylum incorporated into a college campus.
Marietta, Ohio

The Mound Cemetery

At the center of this cemetery stands a 2,000-year-old burial mound of the Adena culture.
Marietta, Ohio

B&O Harmar Bridge

This historic Ohio bridge is adorned with fanciful locks left behind by loving couples.
Waverly, West Virginia

Mountwood Park

Once home to a booming 19th-century oil town, the park now houses a World War II submarine memorial complete with a torpedo.
Washington, West Virginia

Abandoned Lock No. 19

One of the few surviving examples of the first lock and dam system built on the Ohio River.
Parkersburg, West Virginia

The Weeping Woman

A melancholy guardian doubles as a judicious godmother to this small town cemetery.
Salem, West Virginia

Brandy Gap Tunnel #2

This abandoned train tunnel has been the subject of countless ghost stories for years.
Parkersburg, West Virginia

Blennerhassett Island

Visit a replica of the estate where Aaron Burr allegedly plotted a treasonous scheme against the United States.
Point Pleasant, West Virginia

Point Pleasant Battlefield Memorial

The site of the one and only battle of Lord Dunmore's War.
Point Pleasant, West Virginia

Mothman Statue

This red-eyed chrome beast pays homage to the popular modern myth of West Virginia's insectoid monster.
Point Pleasant, West Virginia

Mothman Museum

A small storefront museum explores the history and myth of West Virginia's famous urban legend.
Providence, Rhode Island

Turk's Head Building

The stone sculpture of an Ottoman soldier is an homage to a lost Providence landmark.
Providence, Rhode Island

Big Blue Bug

Ironically this massive termite is the mascot for a company that is acclaimed for killing his kind.
Providence, Rhode Island

Fleur-De-Lys Studio

An architectural statement of artistic intent smack in the middle of Providence, Rhode Island's Colonial uniformity.
Providence, Rhode Island

H.P. Lovecraft House

Last residence of H.P. Lovecraft featured in his story "The Haunter of the Dark."
Fall River, Massachusetts

Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast and Museum

Enjoy an overnight at an old haunted B&B site of the Borden family murders.
Moundsville, West Virginia

Grave Creek Mound

The largest burial mound in the United States holds the remains of prehistoric West Virginians.
Kenova, West Virginia

Kenova's Pumpkin House

Thousands of jack o'lanterns light up Halloween at this historic West Virginia home.
Moundsville, West Virginia

West Virginia State Penitentiary

Beyond the usual stories that attend old prisons, this one has deep bloody undercurrents.
Cameron, West Virginia

Archive of the Afterlife

The museum calls itself the "National Museum of the Paranormal" and is full of eerie oddities.