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#16    Ravinoff


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Posted 13 May 2013 - 12:07 AM

I get the unshakable feeling that this may be a hoax. Mostly because while the specific castle you're talking about isn't mentioned here, it definitely reeks of the same style of hoax. Even the location fits.

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 07:59 PM

Mt. Wood House (The castle), Rt 40 East&West Acsessable on Mt. Wood Rd. Just North on Stone Blvd., ☎ no phone. Open Dawn to Dusk. Mt. Wood Overlook is called "The Castle" by locals or "Stone House" to some people. It was going to be a house until the owner's wife had died so he was heartbroken and stopped biulding it and sold it to the city and opened it to the public. And is Free

seems like a load of hooey to me...

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 10:19 PM

View Postsonoranone, on 12 May 2013 - 02:11 AM, said:

Yes there is an unfinished castle in West Virginia......it is located in Wheeling, West Virginia in North Park......it was built on a historical site called McCullugh's Leap. The man responsible for the castle is unknown. The city of Wheeling can not do anything with the property or the castle because despite not knowing who owns it, the land and city taxes are paid every year by person or persons unknown. The castle site is also on another landmark.....below the castle is the Blaw-Knox iron Foundry where during WWII they made tank tops and other military hardware. Believe it or not there is an underground tunnel from Blaw-Knox that extends all the way to Wheeling Island which is on the other side of the Ohio river.......yes you guessed it...the tunnel runs underneath the river.
Any sources on this?  Google is throwing up nothing useful when I try searching for an unfinished castle with unknown owner(s) in Wheeling, West Virginia which has it's taxes paid for by person or persons unknown.  Any sort of refined search just links me back to your post here.  Other search results have nothing to do with such a mysterious castle in West Virginia.

Are there even taxes to be paid on land that has no records of anyone owning it?

Edited by Archimedes, 17 May 2013 - 10:20 PM.

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Posted 02 August 2013 - 06:06 AM

I've lived in WV for a good chunk of my life, and been all over the state.  I don't know that I've ever heard this legend before.  It seems like it's something that someone would say abou ta place they've never been.

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Posted 02 August 2013 - 10:01 PM

Love that site about the Dupont Castle.  It's very funny.

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