061 Hatfields and McCoys

Drawing of Devil Anse Hatfield and Randolph McCoy

Do Hatfield and McCoy Ghosts Haunt this Earth?

Do Hatfield and McCoy ghosts haunt this earth? Pat and Rebecca explore one of the most famous American feuds. While we can’t know exactly how it started, we do know both families suffered at the hands of the other. Do the restless spirits of those family members involved in the feud exist?

Questions Explored in this Episode

What are the major events that represent this feud? Who were the Hatfields? Who were the McCoys? Why did they dislike each other so much to lead them to constantly fight and hurt each other? What happened with the pig lawsuit, the Logan Wildcats, the land lawsuit and the Paw Paw incident? Who were the “Romeo and Joliet” of the Hatfield and McCoys and what happened to them? What happened to Devil Anse Hatfield and Randolph McCoy? Where do people report seeing spirits? What paranormal evidence has been found? Are the areas of the feud haunted?

Hatfield Cemetery Archway Google Maps/Richard Runion
Hatfield Cemetery Archway Google Maps/Richard Runion

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History of the Hatfields and McCoys

Pat explores the history of the sinking of the Hatfields and McCoys. He gives #PatFacts about the families and what events started the feud and the major events throughout.

The Debate

Rebecca and Pat debate if the paranormal stories about the Hatfields and McCoys are true. Do spirits still haunt the sea where Hatfields are buried? Do they haunt the location of the Paw Paw Incident or the McCoy homestead?

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Sources for this Week’s Episode
Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hatfield%E2%80%93McCoy_feud
West Virginia Haunts and Legends: https://westvirginiahauntsandlegends.com/Hatfield_McCoy_Country.htm
Mountain Lore: https://mountainlore.net/2019/09/12/the-ghost-of-devil-anse/
Legends of America: https://www.legendsofamerica.com/hatfields-mccoys/
Only In Your State: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/west-virginia/hatfield-family-cemetery-haunted-wv/
Travel Channel: https://www.travelchannel.com/destinations/us/wv/photos/land-of-the-hatfields-and-mccoys
History.com: https://www.history.com/shows/hatfields-and-mccoys/articles/the-hatfield-mccoy-feud
The Scare Chamber: https://www.thescarechamber.com/hatfield-cemetery/
West Virginia Culture: http://www.wvculture.org/history/hatfield/hatfieldmccoyarticles.html
Blue Ridge County: https://blueridgecountry.com/archive/favorites/hatfields-mccoys-feud/
YouTube (Haunted Heather): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ThdSz7_r-Y
YouTube (Paranormal Savage): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hNHdrnRpGw

Music for this episode was performed by Michael Rivers
Intro: “III. Allegro moderato from Gargoyles” by Lowell Liebermann
Outro: “Dream Images (Love-Death Music)” by George Crumb
Bumper: “Ghost Waltz” by Lowell Liebermann