The Mystery Hole is located in Fayette County, WV approximately 15 miles from the New River Gorge Bridge. The Mystery Hole was originally constructed, owned and operated by Donald Wilson, a Union Carbide retiree and Navy veteran. He opened the Mystery Hole in 1973 and ran it until his death in 1998.
The Mystery Hole is quite a site. It is
excessively garnished with a variety of objects. There is a gorilla that
sits on the roof and a Volkswagen Beetle that has found its way into the side
of the building. There are several flags that fly high above the scene of
the Beetle crash.
Mystery Hole is a roadside attraction that brought visitors from Rt. 60 who were traveling to or from Hawks Nest to see the laws of gravity defied! It harkens back to the days of roadside kitsch, when strange and unusual attractions vied for tourist dollars.
There are strange things that happen at the Mystery Hole, and the only way to find out is to go visit since no electronics or cameras are allowed inside.With only a few roadside attractions left to
enjoy today, the Mystery Hole is one of those, thanks to Sandy and Will
Morrison. They bought the Mystery Hole in 1999 after the death of the
original owner, Donald Wilson, and have been open for business ever
since. No cameras or electronics of any kind are allowed in the Mystery
Hole. This ensures that the mystery of the Mystery Hole remains
There are two examples of oddities that occur
in the Mystery Hole that are featured on their website; sit in a chair on a wall without falling
off and watch a ball roll up hill. If you want to experience the laws of
gravity being defied then the Mystery Hole is the place to visit. The
only way to find out more about the Mystery Hole is to experience it
yourself. Join the many others who have left confused and unsure about
what they have just seen and experienced. In an article titled 11 of The Weirdest Places in West Virginia, the Mystery Hole is listed as the number 10 spot.