Welcome to Wild & Weird West Virginia
Meet researchers & artists, Ron Lanham and Joe Perdue, West Virginia's "Ambassadors of the Paranormal. They are the creative minds 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. Their art can be found in shops across the country and on line by clicking the SHOP tab. Ron and Joe have both researched various phenomena for years prior to founding Wild & Weird WV. They can be found at many events where they give presentations on their research, findings and more. In 2020 after many years of talking about it they started the popular "Wild & Weird Radio" Podcast with the late 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. The two have since been featured in various publications, multiple projects with Small Town Monsters, Animal Planets "Finding Bigfoot", Discovery+, consulted for Productions with Travel, and were named the bigfootforums.com 2022 Bigfoot Researchers of the Year. They now host several events yearly and are active in bridging the paranormal divide and investigating all aspects of the paranormal.
You can find additional info in their Bios HERE.
CYPTID CON 2023
Last Show Of The Year
What a year! When it was all said and done we traveled thousands of miles, met just as many smiling faces and heard so many accounts that we could write a book! Actually... Stay tuned but lets not get ahead of our selves. This year we had an incredibly successful Bigfoot Workshop which was not only a great time but also yielded multiple unexpected results. We co-hosted the Flatwoods Monster Convention, presented at multiple venues on the topic of UFOs, Bigfoot and other high strangeness related topics. We appeared in a great documentary series by Small Town Monsters (you can watch below) and was featured on our local news station and in our local paper. We began to grow our podcast and now have reached close to 80,000 listeners and we started LIVE episodes which have created an amazing new family of loyal viewers who tune in to watch us and interact with us every week! Thanks to you Wild & Weirdos and Weirdettes out there we have had the best year on record since we started Wild & Weird WV and have already been asked to present at shows in 2024. We can not wait to see you "out there" next season. If you would like to book us for your event be sure to act fast. Feel free to reach out.
The secret of Wineberry was finally revealed to everyone as Small Town Monsters focused heavily on the site for their series " Sasquatch Unearthed, Mountain State Monsters". Our research style and various data pints were also shown to a wider audience. The thermal target from Logan County played a large part in the latest episode (above).
Full Report of the Wild & Weird CON
Sightings Is Now Available
REAL LIFE SURPRISE ENCOUNTERS
West Virginia's largest all inclusive Paranormal Conference returned with incredible vendors, speakers and a few surprise guests. The VIP Night hike by Hellbent Holler turned out to be an amazing experience for all those who attended when an unexpected encounter occurred and was captured on camera! The next day even more high strangeness ensued and was witnessed by several of our guests. Wild & Weird CON definitely lived up to it's name and we can not wait to see you all again next year! You can view event photos and extras in the gallery shortly.
AN EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PODCAST RELEASE
What did we capture on our thermal? This footage has now been looked at by multiple researchers and all agree it's something that should not have been there and it appears to be very large.
WYTHEVILLE UFO FESTIVAL 2023
Thank you to everyone who ventured out to see us at the Wytheville UFO Festival. We were there with our usual goods as well as a brand new presentation for this year. "The Case For Contact" was a huge success with all who attended, we look forward to seeing you all again next year!
The Radio Is On
Nearly 100,000 downloads later Wild & Weird Radio is proving to be not only entertaining but educational as well. Join your hosts as they explore the Wild & Weird World where ever you listen to your podcasts or watch them on video our youtube channel and keep an eye out for more appearances of Wild & Weird Radio at various CONs and Expos in 2024. If you would like to book please feel free to reach out.
To all of you who have taken this journey with us we thank you!
NEW EPISODES EVERY FRIDAY
Join us every Friday at 8PM est for a new premiere episode of Wild & Weird Radio on our YouTube Channel. We will be available during the LIVE premiere for Q&A.
Thank you to all who came out
Thank you Wytheville!
It was a full house at the Wytheville UFO Fest for our speaking engagement
Thank you Virginia! Once again it was an honor presenting for the amazing crowd at the Wytheville UFO Festival. This years presentation was met with great enthusiasm by the crowd and resulted in numerous personal accounts. This show is always a great event and we look forward to participating in it again next season.
After years of wanting to go , we finally landed in Kecksburg PA. Home of the famous 1965 space acorn crash, this small town hold a very large 3 day party to celebrate the event. After a two year delay the festival returned and with it came thousands of visitors from around the world and maybe beyond! Enjoy this short video of the event. We will see you all there next year!
We Pride ourselves on being "Ambassadors of the Paranormal" here at Wild & Weird West Virginia. We put a lot of work into not only promoting West Virginia but also in getting the public used to the idea that it's OK to have and talk about strange phenomena. Not only can it be therapeutic, it can also benefit the entire state especially in some of the smaller counties. We are honored to be asked to help out, feel free to contact us.
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 and beyond. 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.
HAVE YOU SEEN SOMETHING YOU CAN NOT EXPLAIN?
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.
JOIN THE WILD & WEIRD TALK GROUP TODAY
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.
Wild & Weird Workshops
In 2021 we held our first Wild & Weird Workshop and the results were amazing. With this ongoing series you will get to learn great techniques, such as pouring your own special Wild & Weird Workshop Cast , how to properly collect data, basic tracking, proper load out an more.
More dates coming soon.
We try our best to keep our online content FREE for everyone. We get support from you, our fans who have helped us by purchasing our items in our etsy shop or at shows. That means as long as we have the continued support of everyone out there, we will keep making even better content for our Podcast and creating more workshops and events in order to reach out to as many people as we can..