Graffiti Appalachiaen-usSun, 27 Sep 2020 13:23:03 EDTSun, 27 Sep 2020 13:23:03 EDT, Burdette and Old Sparky March 26, 1951, Fred Painter and Harry Burdette, both convicted of murdering Edward C. O'Brien, were the first inmates to be put to death by electrocution at the West Virginia Penitentiary.Wed, 29 Apr 2020 00:00:00 EDTScreaming like a banshee: Some Irish folklore first heard the term "screaming like a banshee," when I was a young girl. I remember thinking that this must be a sound that no one wants to hear and, oh, how right I was.Wed, 26 Feb 2020 00:00:00 EDTThe cemeteries of Athens' Lunatic Asylum was a beautiful sunny day in December as we started out on our journey for dark history, and we found it, boy.did we find it. The grandiose Athens Lunatic Asylum sits impressively on top of a small knoll overlooking the winding Hocking River.Thu, 30 Jan 2020 00:00:00 EDTSpirits linger in stately hotel the late 1800s, money from the natural gas and oil industries flooded into Parkersburg and the town quickly became a spirited and growing city.Wed, 29 Jan 2020 00:00:00 EDTNicholas County Death Bell midnight always in one's heart, And twilight in one's cell, We turn the crank, or tear the rope, Each in his separate Hell, And the silence is more awful far Than the sound of a brazen bell.Wed, 27 Nov 2019 00:00:00 EDT