Parkersburg, West Virginia: Grave of the Weeping Woman

Melodramatic tombstone serves as a kind of altar for those seeking ghostly interventions. If your motives are unpure, she may seek revenge.

Riverview Cemetery

1341 Juliana St., Parkersburg, WV
Riverview Cemetery. From downtown, drive north on Avery St. Turn left at the stoplight onto 13th St. Drive three blocks. Turn right onto Juliana St. You'll see the cemetery pedestrian entrance ahead on the left. Walk through the gate and the Weeping Woman is in the back if you follow the winding path to the right. Watch out for uneven sidewalks and vengeful spirits.
Gate is locked dusk-dawn. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Weeping Woman Grave

The Riverview Cemetery is a beautiful and well-kept resting place for departed Parkersburg-area notables. A large monument called the "Weeping Woman" watches over the Jackson family plot in the back. Legend states that if you are (relatively) pure of heart and bring her a token -- a coin, a flower, something like that -- she can grant wishes. But if your intentions are less than respectful, her spirit is known to trip people and pull their hair. We made it out, so we must be more or less okay.

[Kitsa, 04/19/2017]

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