Not a personal experience, but at the peak of the drilling I met a few folks while working in very rural WV that claimed the county accessor admittedly forged their names after unknown to them property line disputes with neighbors. Just happened the land in dispute had multiple companies pipelines being plowed in with three adjacent ROWs. The folks just assumed they had no rights in the matter and had no plans to contest it.
On a personal note. I noticed while living in WV and again in Ohio having signed easements for county water coming thru, that the new water line gave the county and township a much wider right of way for the road. Doesn’t seem like much but when you add up the thousands of miles of roads over time it is a tremendous land grab. Was worse in Ohio. We have a narrow township road and they put the line in about 12’ from the edge of the road. I think they have 5’ on either side of the water line so they got an extra 17’ of control of the land.