Welcome to The Moonlit Road.com, where we tell ghost stories, folktales, myths and legends from the dark backroads of the American South. Want to come along? Follow the lantern to visit with our storytellers.

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MVI 2620 Red River Bridge in Shreveport

Irwin Tarheel and the Fair Folk (Folktales)

Louisiana twist on the legend of the Fair Folk, written by Sam McDonald.

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The Grey House (Ghost Stories)

Young boys make the mistake of chasing an errant football into he depths of a Georgia haunted house. Written by Kenneth Gary.

Mississippi dirt road

Mississippi Rose (Audio Ghost Stories)

Mississippi ghost story about a young boy’s encounter with a strange girl who suddenly appears near his family’s farm. Written by LaDoris Davis and Craig Dominey. Told by LaDoris Davis.


Are You Roger? (Horror Stories)

Georgia bullies terrorize the wrong trick-or-treater in this Halloween horror story from Harris Tobias.

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The Warehouse (Horror Stories)

Florida horror story of a wealthy Halloween decor supplier who may have unlocked a door to real evil. Written by Harris Tobias.

Myrtles Plantation Louisiana

The Slave Girl (Audio Stories)

Louisiana ghost story about the well documented hauntings at Myrtles Plantation. Collected and adapted by Craig Dominey. Told by Veronica Byrd.

Abandoned playground in McDowell County, West Virginia

Play Monster (Horror Stories)

Virgina horror story of two young girls facing reality that the monster outside may, or may not, be their father. Written by Kyle Moore.

Historic American Buildings Survey W. N. Manning, Photographer, March 31st, 1934. FRONT VIEW - WEST ELEVATION. - High Street (Old Tavern), Mooresville, Limestone County, AL HABS ALA,42-MOVI,2-1

Beyond The Uncut Trees (Horror Stories)

Horror story of a frightening creature terrorizing a frontier South Carolina town. Written by Norman Coulson.

Haunted Bridge Lookout Mountain Etowah County Alabama

The Haunted Bridge of Lookout Mountain (Ghost Stories)

Creepy true story of a haunted bridge that once stood near Lookout Mountain, Alabama. Written by Irran Butler.

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True Nature (Horror Stories)

Animal fable The Scorpion and the Frog is retold as a North Carolina horror/suspense thriller by Kyle Moore.


The Organ Player (Ghost Stories)

What is that mysterious organ music drifting from the creepy house down the road? Read this South Carolina haunted house tale from Tony Young.

BASEMENT - VIEW INSIDE EAST ROOM OF MAIN BLOCK - Blandfield, U.S. Route 17 and State Route 624, Caret, Essex County, VA HABS VA,29-CAR.V,1-35

The Spring House Sale (Ghost Stories)

Alabama home for sale by owner, scary furnace in the basement included! Ghost story written by Kenneth Gage Gary.


What Lived in the Holler (Creature Stories)

Tennessee cat-and-mouse tale of a man versus a creature from an old legend. But there’s nothing to worry about…is there? Written by Bill Arbuckle.

By SeppVei (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

First Contact (Creature Stories)

From North Carolina, a coming-of-age story of a group of friends – and the alien they’re trying to keep alive in the treehouse. Written by Harris Tobias.


The Ghost of Thurber, Texas (Weird True Stories)

True story of the rise and fall of Thurber, Texas – a mining ghost town with a real ghost? Written by Bob Hopkins.

George S. Knapp House, 2414 North Avenue, Bridgeport, Fairfield County, CT

The Slip (Horror Story)

Virginia horror story of a man who encounters terrifying visions of his neighbors while walking a mysterious path in his backyard. Written by Kyle Moore.

Wooden Front Porch, Farmhouse, Milledgeville, GA

The Ol’ Jessup Place (Folktale)

Virginia devil folktale about a young man forced to spend the night in a terrifying house, with a terrifying family. But are they really as evil as the townfolk say? Written by Kyle Moore.

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The Remains of a Clock (Ghost Stories)

Creepy haunted house story from Alabama, written by Irran Butler.

By Chosovi (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-2.5 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5)], via Wikimedia Commons

Sop Doll (Creature Stories, Audio Stories)

Mississippi creature story about a Depression-era farmhand who will take just about any job – including at a strange farm where his predecessors ended up dead! Collected and Adapted by Craig Dominey, told by Jim McAmis.



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  1. I just discovered the podcast today and have been listening to the stories all day with my headphones on and on my commute home i really like them. I have discovered the art of storytelling and am so fascinated by it . I really love the stories from the old south and the storytellers. What wonderful discovery.

  2. ..Recently discovered your site.., and have been enjoying it nightly.., (being a consummate devotee of all things spooky, & macabre..!!). I was raised in Arizona, but my people were from Alabama, & Texas.., So, it reminds me of stories my Grandfolks would tell my friends & I..!! I especially love the “audio stories”.. You have some verry gifted/animated interpreters, that skillfully, & artfully bring these tales (back ?) to life.., & I will henceforth be a regular visitor, & I hope you dont mind, but I’ll be bringing some friends along as well..!! I think I’ve been looking for this Moonlit Road for a long time… !!

  3. Amazing stories! And, I’m so greatful to The Moonlit Road and the writers for letting me tell some of those great stories!
    ReVonda Crow, NC storyteller

  4. You guys are the BEST! Love Moonlit Road! The writer’s on this site are the BEST! My own ghostly tale? I haven’t thought, or read, about Moonlit Road for several months because I’ve been busy, but I do love them. The day before I received an e-mail from them, Moonlit Road, popped into my head! I was like, “Why am I thinking about them?” The very next day I saw an e-mail from them in my e-mail. I even told my husband, because it was so wierd! I was like, “What do you think of that?” Maybe this site was calling to me to come back because the best writer’s are on here! Or, there’s a Southern ghost out there calling to me.