1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Facebook Live (Virtual)
Tune in for a video performance of West Virginia ghost stories with professional storyteller and director of the West Virginia Spectral Heritage Project, Jason Burns!
Burns is an award-winning professional West Virginia storyteller and amateur West Virginia historian. He founded The West Virginia Spectral Heritage Project (WVSH) as part of the storytelling movement in Appalachia. Through researching, recording, and performing, the project seeks to save West Virginia’s many ghost and monster stories from disappearing, all while maintaining a high-level of research and storytelling performance. Since its inception in 2006, the WVSH has collected and researched close to 500 ghost & monster tales from the state of West Virginia. There is at least one ghost story from every county in the state contained within the chronicles.
Jason is a native of West Virginia and holds dual master’s degrees from West Virginia University in both sociology/anthropology and higher education leadership.