All that remains of the park is an old skeleton of a Ferris wheel and rusted out swings. Allegedly, the park sits on cursed ground.
In 1775, the Mitchell Clay family settled on their own piece of West Virginia. The Clays lived there for eight years before they were killed during an Indian attack.
After the Clays lost two children in the attack, Ezekiel, a third son was kidnapped and burned to death on a stake. During an archaeology dig, they discovered the bodies of 13 settlers. In the 1920s, the property was converted into an amusement park. Afterward, accidents and mysterious deaths began to happen. A young died on the mechanical swings and a boy drowned in Lake Shawnee.
Visitors claim that a little girl in a pink dress still rides on the swings. It has also been reported that a mysterious man has been seen sitting on the Ferris wheel. Maybe he is waiting for someone to open the ride back up.
After several tragic mishaps, the park shut down.
Ghosthunters have investigated the site and claim to have heard children laughing and seen swings moving by themselves. The park’s current owner claims at least six people died on the rides. The Shawnee Lake haunted tour is from October 25th to Halloween. Walking tours start at dusk. Visitors can bring audio equipment and cameras.
Read more about this long gone amusement park and see the pictures at the Roadtrippers website or find out more about the creepy walking tours at the park’s official website. Also be sure to watch the creepy video!