Telltale Lilac Bush and Other West Virginia Ghost Tales by Ruth Ann MusickWest Virginia boasts an unusually rich heritage of ghost tales. Originally West Virginians told these hundred stories not for idle amusement but to report supernatural experiences that defied ordinary human explanation. From jealous rivals and ghostly children to murdered kinsmen and omens of death, these tales reflect the inner lives -- the hopes, beliefs, and fears -- of a people. Like all folklore, these tales reveal much of the history of the region: its isolation and violence, the passions and bloodshed of the Civil War era, the hardships of miners and railroad laborers, and the lingering vitality of Old World traditions.
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Find your adventure exploring the ghost stories and legends found among the mountains and hidden in the hollows. Some people think it is. This newer tunnel, circa , is along the West Virginia Rail-Trail. The Lost Tunnel was completed in and was used until a cave-in during construction of raising the roof in forced the railroad to build a newer, safer tunnel nearby. The Lost Tunnel is no stranger to cave-ins and railway deaths. I can account for more than 18 deaths at the tunnel.