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 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.
The Remains of a Clock (Ghost Stories)
Creepy haunted house story from Alabama, written by Irran Butler.
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.
Wait ‘Til Jesse Comes (Ghost Stories, Audio Stories)
Classic Southern spooky story from Mississippi about a traveling salesman who runs into some pretty strange cats warning about someone (or something) named “Jesse.” Adapted from folklore by Craig Dominey, told by LaDoris Davis.
The Scent of Honeysuckle (Ghost Stories, Your Short Stories)
Creepy Alabama ghost story of a house haunted by a strange girl, and the ghostly scent of Southern honeysuckle. Written by Irran Butler.
Mama Coon Coon (Audio Stories, Myths, Legends and Folktales)
Louisiana swamp folktale about a local fisherwoman whose unique way of fishing for crabs in the bayou gets her into trouble. Written and told by Veronica Byrd and Bert Tanner.
Spot On The Lawn (Your Short Stories)
Georgia horror story of a woman invited to the home of her new suitor – a home with terrifying secrets. Written by Alex Soderstrom.
Chancy Fox (Audio Stories, Creature Stories)
Creature story of a Louisiana gambler who runs afoul of swamp vampires while on the run from the law. Written and told by Thomas E. Fuller.
Let Love In Your Heart (Your Short Stories)
Scary Florida story of a man walking alone through the Orlando streets, haunted not by a monster or ghost, but instead a strange song. Written by K.E. Moore.
I Told You So (Creature Stories, Your Short Stories)
Creepy South Carolina story of a single father trying to keep his young daughter away from a spooky construction project up the road. Written by K.E. Moore.
Escape From Appalachia (Ghost Stories, Your Short Stories)
Tennessee ghost story of a budding Tennessee guitarist seeking fame in Nashville who hitches a ride with a creepy bootlegger. Written by William Morris.
Mud (Myths, Legends and Folktales, Your Short Stories)
Tennessee killer encounters a strange old man along a dark road after burying his victim. What does this old man know about his crime? Find out in this short story by Andy Hinton.
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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.
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