Alabama devil folktale about a young man forced to spend the night in a haunted house, with a terrifying family. But are they really as evil as the townfolk say? Written by Kyle Moore.
Strange Tales of the American South
Listen to audio stories performed by The Moonlit Road.com storytellers: ghost stories, folktales, myths and legends.
Recorded at The Moonlit Road.com studios unless otherwise noted.
Author Cynthia Morrison tells us about her strange experiences when visiting the grave of Rosalie Mackenzie Poe, sister of Edgar Allan Poe. Read and listen below!
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.
Live radio storytelling program of Southern ghost stories by The Moonlit Road.com storytellers Veronica Byrd, Thomas E. Fuller, Kodac Harrison, Babs Bagriansky and Jim McAmis. Music by Hair of the Dog. Featured on WABE 90.1 FM Public Radio’s prgram The Spoken Word. Recorded before a live audience at The Georgian Terrace Hotel, Atlanta, GA.
Excerpt from Sheri Holman’s novel “Witches On The Road Tonight,” a haunting, multigenerational ghost story of family secrets that bridge Depression-era Appalachia with the washed up host of a late night, cable-TV monster show.
Ghost story for young kids about an annoying ghost standing in the way of a child’s midday snack.
Ambrose Bierce’s classic ghost story “The Boarded Window” produced by Freshwater Seas Audiobooks.
Chilling ghost story from Alabama of two young girls who discover the tragic secrets behind a Civil War-era haunted house.
Ghost story from Alabama of a wandering traveler who stumbles across the terrifying secret behind a spooky backwoods church.
Trixster folktale from Alabama about how the Devil uses a powerful female temptation to try splitting apart a lovey-dovey couple. One of our favorites!
African-American slave folktale about a mysterious tree from Africa and the magic it unleashes on a cruel plantation owner.
Florida ghost story about a young girl who will do anything for a nice prom dress, including robbing the dead!
Ghostly tale from coastal Georgia about a mysterious grave marker and the brave woman who lies there.
Heartwarming story of a unique Christmas ghost who teaches a lost soul the value of family.
Two Georgia good-ol’-boys let their thirst for riches lead them straight into a horrifying encounter with an ancient mountain haunt.
Evil graveyard dogs haunt a local cemetery at night. At least that’s the ghost story an old woman tries to scare a mischievous young boy with. But what’s that growling sound behind the tombstone? Written and told by Wendy Webb as part of the Tour of Southern Ghosts, Stone Mountain, GA.
Georgia Civil War ghost story about the mysterious “Green Eyes” creature that roams the haunted Chickamauga Battlefield each night.
Georgia Civil War ghost story about hauntings at a long forgotten Civil War battlefield outside Atlanta.
Uncle Remus tale from African American folklore of how crafty Brer Rabbit and his friend Brer Coon get themselves an easy dinner. Written by Joel Chandler Harris.
Famous African-American ghost story of a haunted marsh in St. Simons Island, Georgia where the Ibo IIgbo) tribe bravely resisted being sold into slavery.
Georgia legend about Lorenzo Dow, a traveling preacher who brings a curse to a small frontier town.
Georgia ghost story of a Hollywood screenwriter’s frightening stay in a haunted hotel.
Bizarre monster tale about a Georgia outdoosman attacked by a strange forest creature that only wants it’s “Taily-Po.”
Civil War ghost story of a Georgia plantation haunted by a broken heart.
Georgia folktale about a man who suspects that his beautiful new bride might be a witch – the Boo Hag!
Terrifying urban legend of a single woman who wonders why her guard dog starts acting so strangely.
Christmas folktale that explains a special miracle that happens in the North Georgia mountains each Christmas Eve.
Georgia folktale about a man meaner than the Devil himself, and where Spanish Moss comes from.
Georgia folktale and creature story of two young girls who ignore their Grandma’s warning about the monster of the “Gongetcha Woods.” Written and told by Veroncia Byrd.
Georgia ghost story about a haunted family clock that perhaps shouldn’t have been passed down to the next generation.
Ghost story from Kentucky coal mining country of one tortured man’s supernatural experience with the ultimate act of love. Adapted from folklore by Craig Dominey, told by Jim McAmis.
Ghost story from Kentucky coal mining country about a miner’s strange and life changing experience with a mysterious black dog.
Spooky Appalachian ghost story of a mountain traveler, stunned by the death of his wife, who stumbles across a strange mountain town with a horrifying secret.
Louisiana gambler runs afoul of swamp vampires while on the run from the law.
Story behind the famous “Flaming Tomb,” a haunted crypt that reguarly draws ghost hunters to New Orleans’ Metairie Cemetery.
African-American ghost story from Louisiana about a poor widow who wants to get on her with her life – if only her husband would stay dead!
Cajun ghost story about a miserly father whose cruelty to his only daughter comes back to haunt him during a gulf storm.
Louisiana Swamp Folktale about a local fisherwoman whose unique way of fishing for crabs in the bayou gets her into trouble.
Louisiana ghost story about two childhood friends who make a mutual promise that must be kept – even beyond the grave!
Cajun folktale about a beautiful girl who has the misfortune of choosing a real devilish mate.
Alabama ghost story about a tired farm widow who visits the local witch a good night’s sleep – big mistake.
Poignant Kentucky ghost story about the power of a mother’s love and how it stretches even beyond the grave.
Spooky Cajun ghost story about two boys’ misadventures in a haunted pumpkin patch one Halloween.
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.
Mississippi folktale about a Depression-era farmhand who will take just about any job – including at a strange farm where his predecessors ended up dead!
Famous South Carolina ghost story of Alice Flagg, a well known ghost haunting South Carolina’s Grand Strand.
South Carolina ghost story of the famed Gray Man of Pawley’s Island whose appearance is seen as a warning by locals of an upcoming hurricane.
Ghost story based on the famous Bell Witch hauntings in Tennessee, this is the story of two kids who embark on a dangerous journey into the Bell Witch Cave.
Ghost story of a Tennessee fiddle player has a bad run-in with some evil rattlesnakes.
Terrifying Alabama ghost story of a group of young boys who conspire to keep a horrible secret between them to their graves – and the creature of the lake who won’t let that happen.
Georgia ghost story about a mysterious young girl who appears nightly beside a remote covered bridge.