Toward the end of October, I was visiting family in Southern West Virginia. As it turned out, the remains of Lake Shawnee Amusement Park (discussed in episode 4) were located in Rock, WV ... just about a half-hour drive away from where I was staying.
Locals claim that the abandoned amusement park is "one of the most haunted locations in the United States" ... legend holds that thousands of Shawnee Indians are buried throughout the valley that the park was built in. Supposedly the vengeful spirits caused a number of unusual deaths at the Amusement Park throughout the early-mid 1900s.
I managed to convince my grandfather to ride along with me to the town of Rock in order to find the allegedly haunted Amusement Park. During the excursion, I took a number of photos of Rock and the area that immediately surrounded it. The gloomy mountainsides and twisting roads that snake through empty pastures and dim farmhouses leave a somber feeling in the pit of your stomach.
My grandfather and I didn't witness any supernatural activity in Rock, WV that day... but we did get a bunch of interesting photographs of the dreary local scenery -- some of which are featured in the slideshow above. You can hear my full account of the experience (featuring a brief guest appearance from my Grandfather) on DHF Episode 4.5 .