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Meet Ron Lanham and Joe Perdue the  artists ,   researchers  & experiencers behind "Wild & Weird West Virginia".  Both work with various media and use it to create art based on sightings and legends local and world wide.   They use this art as a platform to help promote discussions from individuals who may have witnessed something but who are afraid to talk about it.  The paranormal is more accepted now than ever before with more media coverage and states embracing their legends for tourism rather than hiding from it.  Their art can be found in shops across the country and on line by clicking the SHOP tab.  In 2020 after many years of talking about it they started the popular "Wild & Weird  Radio" Podcast with fellow artist and investigator Wayne Barnes and announced a new research project called the "West Virginia High Strangeness Collective" as well as founding the states first "Wild & Weird CON",  a true multi-day paranormal expo and convention which unfortunately had to be postponed until 2021 due to COVID.   In 2020 Ron's sighting of a creature resembling Mothman debuted in the Small Town Monsters Film "The Mothman Legacy" .  Joe has appeared on "Finding Bigfoot" following an investigation and both are featured in the upcoming film "On the Trail of UFOs Dark Sky" The two continue to help bring a sense of normalcy to the paranormal by helping with tourist attractions and venues to promote the Wild & Weird history of the state and have become West Virginia's self proclaimed Ambassadors of the paranormal.

Welcome to Wild & Weird West Virginia


Wild & Weird CON is Back

Do you have an interest in UFOs , Cryptids and the paranormal in general?  This one event is where you can meet and learn from other researchers and authors, as well as get great items from local vendors.  We have put together an amazing and informative conference for enthusiasts of all levels.  Come hear about Mothman, giants, bigfoot, UFOs, ghosts and more.

Meet & Greet Event

On the Traikl of UFOs part 2 "Dark Sky"

Drop by the Flatwoods Monster Museum July 24th  and say hi to Seth Breedlove and some of the crew.  We will be there for the premiere of this ground breaking original film.   Remember we are field researchers not just artists,  so drop by,  bring your photos ,  accounts etc.   Tell us about your sighting and encounters with UFOs, Bigfoot, etc.  We will add it to the data files.   So whether you are just wanting to share and account that you have been wanting to tell for years or you are looking for some answers, or just want to drop by to say hi!   Be at the Flatwoods Monster Museum between 11am est - 3pm est   Saturday July 24th.  CLick on pic for official facebook event link.

Recent UFO/ UAP Sighting 

We were recently sent this clip that was captured on a Go-Pro. It was recorded in Time lapse and shows an object fade into view and fade out in 26 frames.  Each frame is 30 seconds long and as such the duration of the event is 13 min long. This object would likely have gone completely unnoticed if it were not captured by this member of the West Virginia High Strangeness Collective.  Have you had a sighting?  Contact us today.

Now you can show your support for one of the best paranormal podcasts out there by picking up some of our unique original designs on many different products.  Follow the SHOPS tab above. Some designs exclusive to some sites.

Wild & Weird Workshops Debut

Recently we held our first Wild & Weird Workshop and the results were amazing.  Everyone who came got to learn some great techniques such as pouring their own special Wild & Weird Workshop Cast , how to collect data, basic tracking, propper load out an more.  Lather that night they got you go out on a night op where we put everything we learned together in the field.  If you missed it don't worry , we are already planning the next workshop and will have details soon.  You will also have the opportunity to sign up for  a night op at Wild & Weird CON this Novemver as well.

Over 10,000 downloads !  Fans can not get enough of Wild & Weird Radio, our weekly podcast.   If you like UFOs, Cryptids ,and anything unexplained , then you will enjoy this fun and informative show.   Join your hosts every weekend as they look into various phenomena and legends from all over the world and beyond.  Thank you to all our listeners!

Choose from a small sample of our episode backlog below

Be sure to subscribe.  You can also find the show on Apple Podcasts or anywhere you listen to your favorite podcast!


The West Virginia High Strangeness Collective

We are not just artists who sell paranormal themed items,  we are experiencers and researchers who are convinced there are actual answers to some of these deeper mysteries.  We also believe the only way to find those answers is to work together and share our data.  This is the building block of the WVHSC , a research and investigation network designed to gather and record data on various paranormal incidents as quickly as possible in an attempt to help find answers to these wild and weird occurrences in the mountain state.  We are comprised of many professional  individuals with unique skill sets that contribute to the general mission of the group.   If you have had an encounter or sighting you would like to talk about, please feel free to contact us. 

To date we helped many individuals come to terms with their encounters with the unknown and helped find answers or at least point them in the right direction.  If you have had an encounter and are looking for answers reach out to us by clicking on CONTACT tab.   All personal data is kept strictly confidential.


We believe the only way in which we can find answers to some of the mysteries surrounding us, is by looking at every submitted case.  If you have had an encounter and would like to have it added to our data base , or if you would like some possible answers or resources,  please click on the REPORT A SIGHTINGS tab below and fill out the simple online form.  All data is kept confidential and only shared among case members .  We will screen the initial report and may send a more detailed questionnaire if we think it is warranted. 


Are you interested in UFOs, Cryptids and the paranormal and staying up to date with real world events relating to these topics?  Are you looking for a group that is fun and drama free?  If so,  you are looking for the  Wild and Weird Talk group.  We work very hard to keep this site free from drama, and spam plus you can share your accounts without fear of being ridiculed.  You will also get real time updates on all things related to our other projects and events.  Just answer the 3 membership questions and we will approve you ASAP.  

NOTE: You must answer question #3 above all others stating that you agree to the rules or we will not accept.