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Wellsburg Aspen Manor
Wellsburg Aspen Manor

This is really bizarre and intriguing. A paranormal investigative team recently visited the resort and recorded an eerie EVP. The ghostly voice said “Help me. I’m stuck inside of this wall!”
I usually dismiss EVPs, since they are not really that clear and there could be a myriad of reasons why EVPs are heard.

For this case, It’s interesting to note that once the paranormal investigative team thought that there might be something or someone buried in the old manor, they dug around and found skeletal remains that were walled-up for quite some time.
The local police was called to step in and investigate this further.

Does anyone know who the paranormal group was that found the remains? I’d be interested on hearing the EVPs.

Full source:

A historic Brooke County mansion is at the center of a police and paranormal investigation after skeletal remains were found hidden in a wall.

The remains were found at Aspen Manor in Wellsburg after paranormal investigators said they sensed someone was buried in a basement wall and heard a voice saying, “Help me. I’m stuck inside of this wall,” the sheriff said.

Sheriff Richard Ferguson said the bones had “been chopped up into pieces” and had saw marks on them. Investigators also found glasses, hair and other items in the same wall. The remains were removed and are being sent to the state medical examiner, who will determine if they are human or animal.

The owner of the building, Gene Valentine, said the paranormal group came to the mansion to film because of the mansion’s rich history and said he isn’t surprised by the find.

The mansion was built in the 1895 by the Vandergrift family as a boys’ getaway that hosted gambling and cockfights. Later, it changed hands and the Catholic community took over and turned it into an assisted living home. Most recently, Valentine turned it into a bed and breakfast.

Valentine said he is in the process of remodeling, but said if officials determine the bones are human, he will let them do whatever is necessary to investigate and find out what else might be hidden on the property.

  • I am the founder of brooke county paranormal society and we are the group who found the remains.

  • rick larntz,

    Excellent. I was wondering how long it would take for you guys to contact us 🙂

    Rick, Do you mind giving us a run down as to what exactly was found and how? Are there any EVPs we can listen to?


  • as soon as we get permission to release our photos from the owner and sheriffs dept. we will if you want u can email me at [email protected] and i will give you more info

  • Rick Larntz,

    Thanks…I will be in touch.


  • karmicgypsy

    Interesting !

  • B

    That is very cool, The story is a great start to a nice project. Rick and Javier now have contact to do follow ups. I look forward to the next installment of this.
    I am just really impressed with the whole gang here.

  • Rebecca

    Found this update:

    WELLSBURG, W.Va. — “It has been determined that bones found by ghost hunters inside a historic West Virginia home are those of various farm animals.”

    The story obviously intrigued me, so I had to hunt up what I could.

  • redngreen

    Thanks for the update Rebecca. Although it does beg the question, why bury various animal bones in a wall???

  • Rebecca

    No problem, redngreen.
    I was questioning the same thing as you when I read the article. It’s quite odd, regardless of the reason, to put the remains into your wall. I don’t understand that either!

    It’s so easy to make assumptions on any of the topics we read, as that’s what our minds generally do. So, I would assume that people wouldn’t generally place things into their walls unless they wanted to hide them for some reason. But, that’s just my assumption! ;o)

  • cory

    aspen manor was something that was a family home at one time. the storys of the manor is something that can be told by locals. doing some it of the manor history a wealthy family live in the manor. their are storys that the wealthy man wife was cheating on her husband with a stable boy and the husband found out. so how the barn caught on fire, and burnt down. some say that the husband killed the stable boy in the fire, and as for the wife she with missing also. will i think that the woman in the wall was the wife.

  • Johnny

    i live on the proberty, and i seen paranormal activity of a little girl that passed away back then in my home on several different occasions, story was told that the little girl drowned in a water barrel and was left for dead when her family found her! So her spirit haunts the house I live in! She is harmless, but I forget sometimes shes even in my house, but she lets it be known, if I forget that shes in the house! The lights flicker, the bedroom doors will slam shut, the water will turn on by its self, the clock, that takes batteries only for it to work, will automatically come on and make the sound that a clock makes!

  • Brain Cell

    “…I forget sometimes shes even in my house, but she lets it be known, if I forget that shes in the house!”

    Exactly how does she know that you have “forgotten” that she’s in the house?

    Is she a mind-reader?