Reverend George Thrasher lived less than 100 miles from the Moon household, in Botetourt County. His story is occasionally set in Buchanan County, but fewer sources substantiate it.
The situation with John Gamble did not bode well for West Virginia cases that alleged paranormal involvement. Oddly enough, there was an unspoken change decades later during the trial of a man named Trout Shue.
[Collected from various sources] Scott Jackson and Alonzo Walling murdered Pearl Bryan in 1896. The two Satanists decapitated her head and disposed of it in the offal disposal chute, or “well” of the old slaughterhouse.
As with many controversial cases in history, rumors of a curse emerged in the years following the trial and execution. Some people claim it was Walling’s curse, because he was innocent, and some claim it was Jackson’s for the same reason.