Monsters & Ghosts of West Virginia
by Erin Turner & Isaac McKinnon
A collection of fifteen stories—some well-known, some lesser known, and some brand new—about West Virginia ghostly creatures. Beautifully illustrated with original paintings by Erin Turner, the stories are perfect for children’s story time or a family campfire. Natives will recognize and enjoy tales of the state’s most famous creatures and ghosts: the red-eyed Mothman, the green-cloaked Flatwoods Monster, and the unstoppable Greenbrier Ghost.
Other stories focus on strange beings spotted the world over: aliens, the fabled Bigfoot, and UFO’s. The Mountain State’s seclusion has attracted stories about giant catfish, apple pickers, and mythic birds. Headless ghost, the ogua water monster, and haunted houses are also included.
As home to a volatile and sometimes bloody history we’ve been left with more than our share of disgruntled spirits.