Abandoned Lake Shawnee
In August of 1783, a group of Native Peoples took violent action against the American settler, Mitchell Clay and his family. In what is known as the Clay Family Massacre, three of the Clay family children were killed. . It is now believed that the violence against the settlers was likely the result of white Americans settling on land considered sacred to the Native Tribes of the area.
Episode 012: Lake Shawnee's Tragic History
Full Ep. - In 1926 Conley Snidow opened the Lake Shawnee Amusement Park in West Virginia, on land that many believe was once sacred to the indigenous tribes of the region; but echoes of the land's subsequent bloody history and the park's tragic demise are said to still resonate there today as it sits abandoned.
Lake Shawnee operated as a small amusement park in southern West Virginia in the 1970s and to this day, some of the abandoned rides and ticket booths still stand. In the 1700s, the site was home to the bloody Mitchell Clay Indian Massacre. Story has it that when Indians invaded the village, many were killed and one person was even burned at the stake. Since then, sightings of an apparition of a young girl have been seen.
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Lake Shawnee Amusement Park
Decades since it closed, the Lake Shawnee Amusement park remains abandoned and exposed to the elements. Built on what was seen as sacred land, with a long, bloody, history, the amusement park had its own share of death. Though now closed to the living, the Lake Shawnees Amusement Park is still active as a playground for the spirits of the past.