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Blennerhassett Museum of Regional History

Blennerhassett Museum of Regional History paranormal

Photo by: Marianne Donley
Location submitted by: sdonley on 07/28/2019
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The Blennerhassett Museum of Regional History is housed within a four-story brick building that is an interesting part of Parkersburg’s colorful past.

137 Juliana St
Parkersburg , WV 26101
Phone: (304) 420-4800
Open to the public: Yes

https://wvstateparks.com/park/blenn...

Lat: 39.264583
Lon: -81.565477

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Demographic Rank: 6
History: 2
Stories: 3
Claims: 9
Evidence: 0
Resources: 6
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The Blennerhassett Museum of Regional History is housed within a four-story brick building that is an interesting part of Parkersburg's colorful past. Constructed in 1902 to house the Starr Grocer Company's offices and warehouses. The company doubled the buildings size in the 1920s, but suffered during the Great Depression and eventually went out of business. The structure was purchased in 1947 by the Guthrie-Morris Campbell Company of Charleston, West Virginia who used the building until they sold it in 1983 to the Blennerhassett Historical Park Commission, which renovated the building from 1985 to1986 and opened the Blennerhassett Museum of Regional History.

Added by: sdonley on 07/31/2019 DB#:454
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https://www.diamondtours.com/Attraction/Blennerhas...


Added by: sdonley on 07/31/2019 DB#:455
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ct_ZpKJkERo


Stories

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Many spirits are said to walk the halls of the three stories available for investigation: native spirits in the basement, a little girl who loves to play and show herself to shocked visitors, and a man in a suit who searches out females in the building to help fill his lonely hours. ​

Staff have often felt unnerved, and the caretaker who sometimes stays the night after a long day of events will awaken in the night to hear talking, laughter and footsteps

Added by: sdonley on 08/08/2022 DB#:1572
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https://www.hiddenmarietta.com/investigation-locat...


Unfortunately, what we DIDN'T get to see were the two ghosts alleged to roam the third floor of the building! According to A Guide to Haunted West Virginia (Gavenda and Shoemaker), a man in a straw hat, along with a larger lady with a fondness for the color scarlet, are both seen on this floor. Are they former residents or employees of the building itself...or are they somehow attached to one of the many artifacts located in the building?

Added by: sdonley on 07/31/2019 DB#:1452
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http://theresashauntedhistoryofthetri-state.blogsp...


We visited this location in July of 2019. After we were there, we found out the paranormal claims about the location. The following are some of the photographs from the location, to see more photographs, see the photo page linked above.

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Added by: sdonley on 07/31/2019 DB#:1453
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Shawn Donley


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2929 07/31/2019 sdonley The apparition of a man in a straw hat has been seen.
2930 07/31/2019 sdonley The apparition of a woman who is found of the color scarlet has been seen.
3291 08/08/2022 sdonley Native spirits have been felt and witnessed in the basement.
3292 08/08/2022 sdonley A little girl who love to play has shown herself to shocked visited.
3293 08/08/2022 sdonley A man in a suit who searches out females to help fill his lonely hours.
3294 08/08/2022 sdonley Staff have felt unnerved.
3295 08/08/2022 sdonley Talking has been heard when the building is closed.
3296 08/08/2022 sdonley Laughter has been heard when the building is closed.
3297 08/08/2022 sdonley Footsteps have been heard when the building is closed.

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Theresa's Haunted History of the Tri-State: Blennerhassett Museum-History and Haunts
Added: 07/31/2019 By: sdonley
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Visit Blennerhassett Museum of Regional History, Parkersburg, WV
Added: 07/31/2019 By: sdonley
Learn about and experience the Blennerhassett Museum of Regional History, Parkersburg, WV during Diamond Tours group bus tour vacation package.
Trip Advisor
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Blennerhassett Museum of Regional History, preserving, protecting and exhibiting the history of the Ohio Valley
Added: 07/31/2019 By: sdonley
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Visit the Blennerhassett Museum of Regional History
Added: 07/31/2019 By: sdonley
Official site of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, WV State Parks, and WV Hunting and Fishing License
WagonPilot.com
Added: 07/31/2019 By: sdonley
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