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.
The Ravens of Rosalie (Weird True Stories, Audio Stories)
Author Cynthia Morrison tells us about her strange experiences when visiting the grave of Rosalie Mackenzie Poe, sister of Edgar Allan Poe.
Old Talon (Creature Stories, Your Short Stories)
Tennessee creature story about a mysterious monster named Old Talon terrorizing a remote Appalachian community. Written and illustrated by Seth Boyden.
That Halloween Hike (Creature Stories, Your Short Stories)
Creepy Tennessee creature story from the Smoky Mountains that might make you think twice about hiking alone! Written by Robert Godwin.
The Ghost of Bill Sketoe’s Hole (Ghost Stories, Civil War Historic Stories)
The story of Bill Sketoe and the “hole that would not stay filled” is one of Alabama’s most famous (and true?) ghost stories.
The Buried Brick House (Ghost Stories, Your Short Stories)
Kentucky ghost story of a gravedigger who hides a horrible secret in the nearby haunted house. Written By Nathan Oser.
The Old Lockhart House (Ghost Stories, Your Short Stories)
Creepy ghost story from East Tennessee of a mysterious, haunted house that the locals won’t approach – for good reason, as one poor soul finds out. Written and told by Rick Baldwin.
The Mischievous Pumpkin (Creature Stories, Kids Stories)
Georgia farmer brings home a very strange Halloween pumpkin that causes all sorts of trouble. Written by Julie Ann Wallo.
Ghosts of the Boiled Bones! (Ghost Stories, Audio Stories)
Why is creepy Uncle Abe hanging around the graveyard all the time? And what do catfish have to do with it? Find out in this Southern ghost story from ART Station’s A Tour of Southern Ghosts, performed each Halloween in Stone Mountain, Georgia. Story told by Bryan Mercer.
Milledgeville (Ghost Stories)
Georgia ghost story of a young boy who discovers the tragic secret life of his uncle, lost behind the walls of a Milledgeville mental institution. Written by Cynthia Morrison. **Also take a creepy tour of the real Central State Hospital.
Looking for a Southern ghost tour, haunted place, ghost hunt or historic travel based on our stories? Then here’s how you get to those places!
Calling all teachers – you can now download lesson plans based on our stories. Created and submitted by your fellow teachers. Please feel free to share yours!
- This Moment Is Your Life
- Mansworth County
- A Wish Too Far
- Alien Artifacts
- The Inverse Werewolf
- Unbroken Lines
- A Winter’s Guest