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Vampire, Mermaid, Monkey’s Paw Are New Pals For Museum Ghosts

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

“I believe ghosts can be anywhere, I just don’t believe they’re everywhere,” says Vince Wilson, curator of the National Paranormal History Museum in Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia.

Odd, WV: On the USPS Chopping Block

Sunday, August 14th, 2011

The U.S. Postal Service has announced plans to close thousands of post offices that it believes are no longer worth keeping open.

Meet John Doe, The Man Who Makes The Monsters

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Do you want your very own plastic Braxton County Monster? You might find a used one online, but for a fresh model you have to go to the source: Braxton County, West Virginia.

Bridge Walk Takes Morning Stroll To A New Level

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Will Americans pay an attraction money so that they can take a walk? The answer is yes, but it really helps if the path is hanging in mid-air.

Coal House Burns, Sun Rises In East

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. People who keep their valuables in a coal house shouldn’t be surprised if they burn up.

Roy Rogers: Happy Sales to You

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

When the Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Museum (last located in Branson, Missouri) closed in December of 2009, fans of the cowcouple were concerned…where would the museum’s extensive collection of Western Memorabilia end up? In particular, what would become of the institution’s most iconic (and, frankly, somewhat disturbing) prized possession: the taxidermied hide of Roy’s horse, Trigger?

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