The Greenbrier Ghost

Greenbrier, West Virginia, West Virginia
United States

Usually when people think of ghosts, they imagine a disturbing presence that harasses and makes the lives of the living more difficult. But, in the case of the Greenbrier Ghost of the late 1800s, the ghost helped solve a West Virginia murder—the very murder that created the ghost.

Born in the early 1870s, Elva Zona Heaster married Erasmus Stribbling Trout Shue on October 26, 1896. Erasmus (sometimes called Edward) was from out of town, coming to Greenbrier to start a new life as


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