Cursed places tend to feel even more sinister when they used to be full of excitement, laughter, and happiness. The Lake Shawnee Amusement Park in West Virginia has this type of spooky atmosphere. Built in 1926, the theme park was a hub of family-friendly activity through the ‘40s, ‘50s, and ‘60s. After several people died on its attractions, however, it closed down and became one of the world’s many creepy abandoned amusement parks. Many people even go as far as to say the Lake Shawnee Amusement Park is haunted.
The eerie stories about Lake Shawnee Amusement Park start long before the grounds opened for business. In the late 1700s, members of the Shawnee tribe attacked the owners of the land, Mitchell Clay and his family. Unbeknownst to Clay, the land he purchased was actually Shawnee burial ground, and a turf war swiftly ensued. The Shawnee killed several of Clay's children, and Clay swore to avenge his family. Many people believe Lake Shawnee is haunted by the restless spirits of the Clay family, the Shawnee people, and up to six people who were killed on the amusement park's various attractions.
Lake Shawnee Was Once A Native American Burial Ground, Holding As Many As 3,000 Graves
A Girl In A Bloody Dress Allegedly Wanders The Grounds
Visitors Have Heard Chanting, Seen A Man On The Ferris Wheel, And Been Trapped In The Ticket Booth
In 1783, Native Americans Murdered Three Members Of The Clay Family On The Same Land
After The Shawnee Murdered Several Of His Children, Mitchell Clay Retaliated By Killing Them And Taking Pieces Of Their Skin
After A Boy Mysteriously Drowned In The Park's Pool, It Was Filled With Sand And Never Mentioned Again