Strange Tales of the American South

Storyteller Kodac Harrison in The Moonlit Road.com studio.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.

The Ravens of Rosalie

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

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!

Ghosts of the Boiled Bones! A Southern Ghost Story

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

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.

The Moonlit Road.com Ghost Story Radio Show

Sunday, September 30th, 2012

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.

Witches On The Road Tonight

Sunday, July 15th, 2012

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.

The Ghost With The One Black Eye

Saturday, October 15th, 2011

Ghost story for young kids about an annoying ghost standing in the way of a child’s midday snack.

The Boarded Window

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

Ambrose Bierce’s classic ghost story “The Boarded Window” produced by Freshwater Seas Audiobooks.

Little Cottage In The Woods

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

Chilling ghost story from Alabama of two young girls who discover the tragic secrets behind a Civil War-era haunted house.

Stranger In The Church

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

Ghost story from Alabama of a wandering traveler who stumbles across the terrifying secret behind a spooky backwoods church.

The Barefoot Woman

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

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!

The Click-Bok Tree

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

African-American slave folktale about a mysterious tree from Africa and the magic it unleashes on a cruel plantation owner.

The White Dress

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

Florida ghost story about a young girl who will do anything for a nice prom dress, including robbing the dead!

A Beloved Teacher

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Ghostly tale from coastal Georgia about a mysterious grave marker and the brave woman who lies there.

A Christmas Haunting

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Heartwarming story of a unique Christmas ghost who teaches a lost soul the value of family.

Chief Sawnee’s Gold

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Two Georgia good-ol’-boys let their thirst for riches lead them straight into a horrifying encounter with an ancient mountain haunt.

Graveyard Dogs

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

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.

Green Eyes

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Georgia Civil War ghost story about the mysterious “Green Eyes” creature that roams the haunted Chickamauga Battlefield each night.

Hell Hole

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Georgia Civil War ghost story about hauntings at a long forgotten Civil War battlefield outside Atlanta.

How Brer Coon Gets His Meat

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

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.

Ibo Landing

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

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.

Lorenzo’s Curse

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Georgia legend about Lorenzo Dow, a traveling preacher who brings a curse to a small frontier town.

One More Room

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

Georgia ghost story of a Hollywood screenwriter’s frightening stay in a haunted hotel.

Taily-Po

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

Bizarre monster tale about a Georgia outdoosman attacked by a strange forest creature that only wants it’s “Taily-Po.”

The Boo Hag

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

Georgia folktale about a man who suspects that his beautiful new bride might be a witch – the Boo Hag!

The Coughing Dog

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

Terrifying urban legend of a single woman who wonders why her guard dog starts acting so strangely.

The First Christmas Gift

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

Christmas folktale that explains a special miracle that happens in the North Georgia mountains each Christmas Eve.

The Meanest Man

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

Georgia folktale about a man meaner than the Devil himself, and where Spanish Moss comes from.

The Plat Eye

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

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.

The Ticking Clock

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

Georgia ghost story about a haunted family clock that perhaps shouldn’t have been passed down to the next generation.

No Greater Love

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

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.

The Black Dog

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

Ghost story from Kentucky coal mining country about a miner’s strange and life changing experience with a mysterious black dog.

The Town Without Death

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

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.

Chancy Fox

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

Louisiana gambler runs afoul of swamp vampires while on the run from the law.

The Flaming Tomb

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

Story behind the famous “Flaming Tomb,” a haunted crypt that reguarly draws ghost hunters to New Orleans’ Metairie Cemetery.

I Don’t Feel Dead Yet!

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

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!

Knock, Knock, Who’s There?

Sunday, April 12th, 2009

Cajun ghost story about a miserly father whose cruelty to his only daughter comes back to haunt him during a gulf storm.

The Promise

Sunday, April 12th, 2009

Louisiana ghost story about two childhood friends who make a mutual promise that must be kept – even beyond the grave!

Marie Jolie

Saturday, April 11th, 2009

Cajun folktale about a beautiful girl who has the misfortune of choosing a real devilish mate.

Sleepyhead

Saturday, April 11th, 2009

Alabama ghost story about a tired farm widow who visits the local witch a good night’s sleep – big mistake.

A Mother’s Love

Saturday, April 11th, 2009

Poignant Kentucky ghost story about the power of a mother’s love and how it stretches even beyond the grave.

Patin’s Punkin Patch

Friday, April 10th, 2009

Spooky Cajun ghost story about two boys’ misadventures in a haunted pumpkin patch one Halloween.

Alice

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

Famous South Carolina ghost story of Alice Flagg, a well known ghost haunting South Carolina’s Grand Strand.

The Gray Man

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

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.

The Bell Witch Cave

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

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.

The Ghost of Fiddler’s Rock

Sunday, April 5th, 2009

Ghost story of a Tennessee fiddle player has a bad run-in with some evil rattlesnakes.

Skull Lake

Saturday, April 4th, 2009

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.

The Blue Girl

Saturday, April 4th, 2009

Georgia ghost story about a mysterious young girl who appears nightly beside a remote covered bridge.

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