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Buckley Island

Buckley Island paranormal

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Location submitted by: sdonley on 10/19/2019
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Buckley Island is an island on the Ohio River in Wood County, West Virginia between Marietta, Ohio and Williamstown, West Virginia. The Interstate 77 bridge over the Ohio crosses the island's western portion.

Marietta , OH
Open to the public: Yes

Lat: 39.397852
Lon: -81.421787

Database Summary:

Demographic Rank: 0
History: 1
Stories: 1
Claims: 1
Evidence: 0
Resources: 2
Retrievals: 8564
Vistor Rating: 0.0
Votes: 0

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History information is some background and history about the location. This is meant to be a basic summary. Below the history records you will find sources in which you can click on to find out more information. There may be multiple history records per location.

The earliest known reference to the island is a 1770 journal entry by George Washington who was surveying the area at the time. In 1897, the Buckeye and Eureka Pipeline Company bought the island and turned it into an amusement park. In 1907, a flood washed away much of the park. The Buckley family bought the island in 1911 and it remained in their family until it was sold to the Fish and Wildlife Service for $400,000 in 1998.

Added by: sdonley on 08/08/2022 DB#:574


Stories are just that. Stories and personal accounts that have been reported about the location.

Today, Buckley Island is a wildlife refuge only accessible by boat. Some visitors have reported feelings of sickness and fatigue… clearly the island’s troubled spirits are preying on their immune systems.

Added by: sdonley on 08/08/2022 DB#:1570

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3288 08/08/2022 sdonley People have reported feelings of sadness and fatigue when they visit the island.

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Wikipedia Entry
Added: 10/19/2019 By: sdonley
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Haunted History of Marietta, Ohio: 7 Spooky, Kooky, Crazy Tales - Sand and Snow
Added: 07/28/2022 By: sdonley
if you want to check out the haunted history of Marietta, Ohio, including its tragic past, here's my 7 favorite places to get your thrill on.

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