UFO Sightings In West Virginia – Why Is Mountain State A UFO Hotspot?

UFO sightings in West Virginia and paranormal occurrences seem to go hand in hand.

I’m not sure it’s a reputation the Mountain State is trying to establish but the monster legend is well and truly established there.

One of the country’s most scenic states, West Virginia’s rich UFO history is a “goldmine” for ufologists.

Paranormal investigator Dave Spinks has made it his business to keep UFO audiences informed about the latest news and findings.

Spinks had an encounter with a monster in West Virginia as a young man and it left an impression on him.

The Mountain state native has been researching and investigating sightings and encounters of strange creatures for more than 30years.

UFO Sightings Are Frequent

When it comes to UFO sightings in West Virginia, they are frequent in nature. Spinks says the sheer volume is incredible with famous UFO incidents resulting in legends such as the Flatwoods monster.

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A mom, six kids and a dog witnessed the phenomenon and the incident made national and world wide headlines.

The Flatwoods monster incidentally is part of a monster hall of fame in the state. The line up includes such favorites as:

  • Mothman
  • Grafton Monster
  • White Thing
  • Snarly Yow
  • Wampus Cat
  • Bat Boy
  • Lizard Man
  • Big Foot

Add large flying creatures, dogmen, giant serpents and mysterious giant skeletons and it’s a “catwalk” of who’s who in “monster land”.

Spinks says West Virginia is considered one of the UFO hotspots in the world with the Flatwoods monster case the biggest he’s investigated.

The Flatwoods monster legend was born in Flatwoods, Braxton County on September 12th, 1952 and was high on the Project Blue Book radar.

When People In West Virginia Yell UFO – You Better Listen!

Spinks pointed out in our interview the strong religious connection in West Virginia. It means when UFO sightings in West Virginia are reported, you better listen.

“Being from here and knowing the people that live in this area, they’re not just going to come out and say they saw something that they didn’t truly believe”.

“It’s kind of linked into the bible belt, so to speak. And to a lot of the people that report these things, you know, they liken them to possibly something of a religious manner”.

“Possibly meaning demonic or something similar”.

“So they don’t like to talk about it. And they feel that if they talk about it, it brings more attention to that subject”.

“Therefore it’ll bring more bad omens to them. But when they tell you that they saw this and they experienced this, you better really pay attention”.

“That’s because they’re going out on a limb, so to speak”.

Spinks wrote a book titled Real West Virginia UFOs: Sightings and Close Encounters. It’s an excellent guide to the UFO sighting phenomenon in the state.

The following is an excerpt from our interview with Dave Spinks during Aliens Revealed Live.

About Dean Caporella

A journalist, reporter, anchor and sports commentator for over 30 years I was mesmerized by the UFO topic when I was just 5 years old after watching the 1956 classic “Earth vs. The Flying Saucers”. Did I even understand it at that age? Oh sure. It scared the crap out of me but I was hooked even back then! Do I believe in life elsewhere in the universe? I think it was said best in the movie Contact…”The universe is a pretty big place. If it's just us, seems like an awful waste of space”….I think we’d have to be pretty arrogant to think we’re it”.

2 thoughts on “UFO Sightings In West Virginia – Why Is Mountain State A UFO Hotspot?”

  1. I’ve lived in West Virginia my whole life, 31 years so far. I live at the very top of the state, the “Northern Panhandle” as people call it, in New Cumberland, which is located right along the Ohio River, with Toronto, Ohio being directly across the river. It’s a very small, country town. I happen to live down one of the numerous roads that lead out deep into the woods. Saw my first UFO as a young kid when camping out in my back yard with a friend. On cloudless nights, you can see the stars so clearly, as there is no light pollution due to being in such a remote area. Had to be around 1997 or 98, and as we were looking up at the sky, a bright dot, larger than the surrounding stars was moving. I’ve been fascinated with space and rockets from a very young age, so at first, I thought it was a satellite, that is, until it made a sharp 90 degree turn. My friend and I gazed up and watched as it zig-zagged and we knew that this was no satellite nor airplane. Just as it was bouncing around back and forth in the sky, it made a small flash and was gone. We both got scared and ran inside, waking my parents up and yelling that there were aliens flying around. It’s funny when I think back to it about how freaked out we were. Now I’m always scanning the skies hoping to catch something out of the ordinary. Just wanted to share my story, and say thanks for the article Dean. There’s some weird things that happen here in this state.

    • Thanks for sharing Greg. That’s interesting. So many people say they want to see a ufo and many that do report that same freaked out feeling. My first time actually had me mesmerized and it felt like time had slowed down. Amazing experience.


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