posted on Mar, 22 2004 @ 10:54 AM
THIS Peter's Mountain in West Virginia? I have so far found nothing pertaining to a Peter's Mountain in Virginia.
Hangglider's information. I have to question the presence of a government center there if people can hangglide there.
This mountain above us is known as Peter's Mountain, named for Peter Wright, who settled in this area in 1776. At this point it rises over 3200 feet
above sea level. The state line between Virginia and West Virginia lies on top or near the ridge except where it dips into the valley to include
Waiteville, West Virginia.
Peter's Mountain is known, not only locally, but throughout the world by meteorologists as the producer of one of "Natures Greatest Noises".
Usually, in the spring, when conditions are right, a great roaring wind is heard, described by one as "a tremendous thundering roar of giant waves
breaking over rocky reefs."
The Gap Mills is described as originating in the Atlantic Ocean and traveling unabated across Virginia until striking Peter's Mountain, when it
spills over the ridge causing the roar. Local residents have observed, here in the fields below, ocean gulls and wild geese which have been carried
along the mighty current of air and, being exhausted and confused after topping the mountain, have come to rest.