Aerial America:West Virginia. It's where the Appalachian, Blue Ridge, and Allegheny Mountains converge, and where a fiercely independent spirit, forged during the Civil War, still lives today. From a legendary resort that hid a top-secret bunker to a futuristic facility exploring the mysteries of the universe, to thrill-seekers riding the Class-5 rapids and climbing its famous bluffs, this flight across the state's towering peaks reveals why John Denver called it "almost heaven."
The terrifying story of Lake Shawnee, the cursed amusement park
The Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in Weston, West Virginia is said to be the most haunted location in the United States. Shut down in 1994 it is said that "ice pick lobotomies" took place here. A doctor would insert an ice pick into a human brain and with a few sweeping motions render the patient a vegetable. Screams can be heard inside the Asylum as well as sounds of gurneys being pushed down the halls.
Built in 1854, the Anna Jarvis House was the birthplace of Anna Jarvis, the founder of Mother's Day, and also served as the field headquarters of General George McClelland during his 1861 western Virginia campaign during the American Civil War. His troops were encamped across the road in what is now known as the Ocean Pearl Felton Historic Park. During the time General McClelland occupied the house, it remained the focal point of the entire civil war.