Strange Tales of the American South

Robert the Doll: Haunted Doll in Key West, Florida

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Story of haunted and cursed doll known as Robert The Doll, currently on display (if you dare visit) in Key West, Florida.

Elleck’s Song: Haunted Historic Jail, Lawrenceville, Georgia

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Story of a haunted historic jail in Lawrenceville, Georgia, haunted by a slave named Elleck. Written and told by Cynthia Rintye of Lawrenceville Ghost Tours. http://traffic.libsyn.com/themoonlitroad/Ellecks_Song.mp3 Elleck reached across the rough-hewn table and gave his wife’s hand a squeeze. His gentle touch softened the weariness around her beautiful eyes and Betsy returned his gaze with […]

House: A Southern Haunted House Story

Friday, July 28th, 2017

Unsettlingly creepy, Southern haunted house story written by Bill Arbuckle. House didn’t like the stories. Mink didn’t care. Seemed she had a new story to tell about it every morning while we waited for the big yellow bus to pick us up and take us to school. That’s how I got to know Mink. She […]

Escape From Shiloh: Civil War Ghost Story

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Tourists at the Battle of Shiloh historic site stumble across a terrifying cave in this Civil War ghost story from Bill Morris. “Nearly 24,000 men were wounded, killed or captured that day. Nearly 11,000 on our side – brave Johnny Rebs.” The speaker was dressed in the full battle gear of a Confederate soldier – […]

Railroad Bill: Alabama Spooky Story

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

An Alabama widow lives in fear of the terrifying murderer Railroad Bill. But is he really what the townsfolk say he is? Written and told by Christine Horn. As told by the Tour of Southern Ghosts, ART Station, Stone Mountain, Georgia. http://traffic.libsyn.com/themoonlitroad/TMRP_54_011717.mp3 -THE END- You can help keep the stories coming by making a donation […]

Shadow Snatchers: Kentucky Cave Witch Story

Friday, January 13th, 2017

Cautionary tale of a Kentucky cave used by witches to steal souls, through shadows! Written by Allen Kopp. How many of us have ventured into a cave? It makes no difference if it was large or small. A cave is a hollow place in the ground, especially a natural underground space large enough for a […]

The Gunnymen: Virginia Eastern Shore Horror Story

Monday, November 28th, 2016

Two sailors on shore leave encounter the horrifying bogeymen from their childhoods known as The Gunnymen.

The Spirit of Thomas Lester: Haunted House Story

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Poor, road-weary Thomas Lester decides to spend the night in a haunted house. Never a good idea! A Southern ghost story told by Yomi Goodall. A Southern ghost story told by Yomi Goodall. Recorded for the Tour of Southern Ghosts (http://artstation.org/portfolio_page/a-tour-of-southern-ghosts/). Story used with permission of ART Station, Stone Mountain, Georgia.

The Goatman’s Bridge: Texas Ghost Story

Monday, October 17th, 2016

Scary story of Goatman’s Bridge, one of the most haunted spots in Texas. Written by Shaun Jex. Folks in Denton County, Texas knew Oscar Washburn as a reliable man with good business sense. He lived with his wife and children in a wood shanty with a tin roof, not far from Alton Bridge and Hickory […]

Dixie: Georgia Witch Story

Monday, July 11th, 2016

Careful what you ask the local witch for. Your debt must be paid. Creepy Georgia witch story by Kayla Bolton.

McDow Hole – Anatomy Of A Texas Ghost Story

Friday, April 1st, 2016

Spooky Texas legend of the McDow Hole, where ghost sightings of pioneer woman Jenny Papworth and her baby have long been reported. Historian Bob Hopkins brings us the definitive study of this and other hauntings.

The Velvet Hat: Athens Georgia Ghost Story

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

Ghost story from Athens, Georgia of a mysterious cemetery, and (of course) a Georgia bulldog. Written by K.E. Schmidt.

Abel’s Light: Alabama Ghost Story

Monday, January 18th, 2016

Ghost story of an Alabama “hollar” haunted by a farmer ghost searching for his missing son.

The Tortured Souls of St. Albans Sanatorium

Monday, December 7th, 2015

Creepy story of the abandoned St. Albans Sanatorium in Redford, Virginia.

13 Skulls: Virginia Horror Story

Saturday, November 28th, 2015

Heir to family fortune must solve the riddle of his father’s sinister tombstone to claim his inheritance in this Virginia horror story from K.E. Moore.

Irwin Tarheel and the Fair Folk: Louisiana Folktale

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

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

The Grey House: Georgia Haunted House Story

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

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

The Boo Hag Woman: Song Inspired by Georgia Witch Story The Boo Hag

Saturday, October 31st, 2015

Song based on Georgia witch story The Boo Hag about a man who suspects his beautiful new bride might be a witch.

Are You Roger? Georgia Halloween Horror Story

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

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

The Warehouse: Florida Halloween Horror Story

Monday, October 19th, 2015

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

Play Monster: Virginia Horror Story

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

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

Beyond The Uncut Trees: South Carolina Horror Story

Monday, August 31st, 2015

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

Haunted Bridge of Lookout Mountain, Alabama

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

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

Get Back Jack: Florida Ghost Dog Story

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

True (kind of) Florida ghost dog story of a beloved pinscher who protects his owner from beyond the grave. Written by Patrick McNicholas.

True Nature: Scorpion Man North Carolina Horror Story

Sunday, July 19th, 2015

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

The Organ Player: South Carolina Ghost Story

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

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

The Spring House Sale: Alabama Ghost Story

Monday, June 8th, 2015

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

All The Pretty Colors: Virginia Ghost Story

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Young woman’s haunted apartment paints itself in this Virginia ghost story by Kyle Moore.

What Lived in the Holler: Tennessee Monster Story

Friday, April 10th, 2015

Tennessee monster story of a man pursued through the holler by strange creature from local legend. Written by Bill Julie Arbunkle.

First Contact: North Carolina Alien Story

Saturday, March 28th, 2015

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

Toby and Lilly Forever : Alabama Ghost Dog Story

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

Alabama ghost dog story (or is it?) written by Keith Gregory.

The Ghost of Thurber, Texas

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

The rise and fall of Thurber, Texas – a mining ghost town with a real ghost? Written by Bob Hopkins

The Slip: A Virginia Horror Story

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Creepy 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.

The Ol’ Jessup Place: Virginia Devil Folktale

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

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.

Three Ghost Stories from Summerville (SC) High School

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

Presenting three ghost stories written by students at Summerville High School in Summerville, South Carolina.

The Remains of a Clock: Alabama Haunted House Story

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

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

The Scent of Honeysuckle: Alabama Ghost Story

Monday, October 6th, 2014

Creepy Alabama ghost story of a house haunted by a strange girl, and the ghostly scent of Southern honeysuckle. Written by Irran Butler.

Marigold Goes A Visiting: Georgia Ghost Story

Monday, September 15th, 2014

What does a missing cow have to do with ghosts? Find out in this Georgia ghost story written by Julie Ann Wallo.

Spot On The Lawn: Georgia Horror Story

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Georgia horror story of a woman invited to the home of her new suitor – a home with terrifying secrets. Written by Alex Soderstrom.

Let Love In Your Heart: Scary Florida Story

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

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: South Carolina Creature Story

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

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.

The Girl of Cliff House: Virginia Ghost Story

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

Virginia ghost story of a frustrated writer haunted by a odd and creepy yard sale find. Written by K.E. Moore.

Legend of the Three Brothers: Savannah Ghost Story

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Author Zachary Helton seeks a terrifying Georgia ghost story from his childhood while visiting Savannah.

A Confederate Soldier Escapes on a Dark Northern Night

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Bizarre yet true Civil War story of one unlucky Confederate soldier, coming home to Tennessee. Written by Kathy Warnes.

Escape from Appalachia: Tennessee Ghost Story

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Tennessee ghost story of a budding Tennessee guitarist seeking fame in Nashville who hitches a ride with a creepy bootlegger.

Conjurin’ Woman’s Daughter’s Curse

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Engaged couple makes the mistake of visiting a haunted Louisiana plantation. Ghost story written by Cheryal Hussain.

Mud: Tennessee Ghost Story

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Tennessee ghost story of a killer who 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.

Open Season in Gun Town: Texas Creature Story

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Texas creature story of a group of hunters running into an unexpected monster during a deer hunt. Written by Mark Sims.

The Journey of Alysis: Texas Myth

Saturday, March 1st, 2014

Texas myth and kids story of a young orphan girl in prehistoric times who discovers unknown powers to save humanity. Written by Sara Popp.

Absence of Light, and Occurrence of Time: Virginia Ghost Story

Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

True story of unexplained paranormal phenomena in a Virginia suburb. Written by Benjamin Stevens.

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!

Old Talon: Tennessee Creature Story

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Tennessee creature story about a mysterious monster named Old Talon terrorizing a remote Appalachian community. Written and illustrated by Seth Boyden.

That Halloween Hike: Tennessee Creature Story

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

Creepy Tennessee creature story about a Halloween hike that might make you think twice about walking the woods alone! Written by Robert Godwin.

The Ghost of Bill Sketoe’s Hole: Alabama Ghost Story

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

The story of Bill Sketoe of Newton, Alabama and the “hole that would not stay filled” is one of Alabama’s most famous (and true?) ghost stories.

The Buried Red Brick House: Kentucky Ghost Story

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

Kentucky ghost story of a gravedigger who hides a horrible secret in the nearby haunted house. Written By Nathan Oser.

The Old Lockhart House

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Creepy tale 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

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

Georgia farmer brings home a very strange Halloween pumpkin that causes all sorts of trouble.

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.

Central State Hospital (CSH), Milledgeville, Georgia

Friday, September 27th, 2013

Central State Hospital in Milledgeville, GA – the tragic and heroic true story of one of the largest mental institutions in the United States.

The Brown Mountain Lights, North Carolina

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

The story of the famed Brown Mountain Lights near Linville, NC. Told in song and news broadcasts!

This Moment Is Your Life: Tennessee Horror Story

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Tennessee horror story – and don’t ask what’s in the basket. Written by C.G. Fewston.

Storyland Jack: Alabama Fairy Tale

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

Alabama fairy tale teaming up some of the most famous nursery rhyme characters to solve a strange wedding mystery. Written by Harris Tobias.

The Dirt Road: Texas Devil Story

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Texas devil story of a rancher who receives an offer from a creepy stranger to save his family farm. Written by Jerod Blake Lasater.

Mailbox Cat: Alabama Folktale

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Alabama folktale about two kids’ encounter with a wild tomcat, and a poor mailman who happened to cross its path. Written by Dan Singley.

Milledgeville: Georgia Ghost Story

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Georgia ghost story of a young boy who discovers the tragic secret life of his uncle, lost behind the walls of an insane asylum.

Nightmare From The Skies: From MONSTER FILES by Nick Redfern

Friday, June 14th, 2013

Why was Houston, Texas terrorized by its own Mothman monster? And what does NASA know about it?

Hunger: Appalachian Murder Story

Friday, June 7th, 2013

Appalachian murder tale from North Carolina about a mysterious and frightening visitor to a hardscrabble Appalachian community. Written by Pat McCrary.

Mansworth County: Ghost Bridge Story

Saturday, May 18th, 2013

Man returns to his childhood home to confront the terrifying ghost at the Mansworth County bridge that haunted him as a child.

Dead In The Eye

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Ghost on a Texas highway story, written by Jerod Lasater

A Wish Too Far

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Mississippi folktale of a desperate fisherman who is granted a wish from a mysterious sea wish. And you know what they say about wishes. Written by Harris Tobias.

Buttercup and the Forest Princess

Sunday, February 10th, 2013

Great Depression folktale of a mysterious forest creature protecting a widow and her family from the frightening depths of Tennessee logging country.

Alien Artifacts

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Creepy tale of a lost couple who stumbles across a bizarre “Alien Artifact Museum” in rural Georgia. Written by Harris Tobias.

A Visitor Comes Tapping

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

A New Orleans haunted house story by Marlon Heimerl at HalloweenCostumes.com.

The Inverse Werewolf

Friday, December 28th, 2012

Werewolf terrorizes an Appalachian farm community. Based on a Tennessee folktale, written by Frank Hagelberg.

Unbroken Lines

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

Nightmarish tale of Southern suburban landscaping gone very, very wrong. Written by Tim Westover.

Toy Food

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

Kids fairy tale about a starving family of toymakers who must turn to their creations to survive. Written by Harris Tobias.

A Winter’s Guest

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

Chilling Virginia ghost story of a house sitter terrorized by a mysterious visitor to his aunt’s remote cabin. Written by

The Cupcake: Tennessee Halloween Story

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

Tennessee Halloween story of a creepy old woman giving strange treats to neighborhood kids, including one you may not want to eat! Written by Harris Tobias

Our Ghosts

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Help Wanted: The Rosebud Street library is looking for a new ghost. Apply during twilight hours. An original ghost story by Tim Westover.

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.

Uncle Andy and the Fire Breathing Dragon: Circus Ghost Story

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Circus ghost story for the kids about an aspiring trapeze artist searching for her famous Uncle Andy in the depths of a strange, ghostly circus. Written by Kathy Warnes.

Waltzing In The Moonlight

Saturday, September 8th, 2012

Ghost of a wrongly executed convict searches for the love of his life – and supposed victim – in this North Carolina ghost story written by Richard J. Paracka.

The Red Satin Pantyhose: New Orleans Ghost Story

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

New Orleans ghost story of a lawyer invesitgating the mysterious, brutal murders of local prostitutes. But the path to conviction leads to some very strange places.

Witches On The Road Tonight by Sheri Holman: An Audio Excerpt

Sunday, July 15th, 2012

Acclaimed author Sheri Holman reads a chapter from her Southern ghost story novel “Witches On The Road Tonight,” exclusively for The Moonlit Road.com.

A Shadowland Afflicted

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Ghosts of movies past haunt the projectionist of a fabled Atlanta theater closing its doors for good. Written by Nick Zegarac.

The Path of Dead Roses

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

Mysterious ghost might be the key between a young girl and what haunts her troubled father.

The Curse of 21

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

21 is not just the legal drinking age – it’s a curse to a North Carolina pioneer community in this evil tale written by Allan Kopp, Jr.

About Allen Kopp, Jr.

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Norbert Allen Kopp, Jr. (Allen) Born: Louisville, Kentucky August 15, 1938 Resides: Louisville (Lyndon), Kentucky Status: Married Attended University of Kentucky Worked in the commercial food service field for 50 plus years. Volunteered in the Boy Scouts of America for 50 plus years. Became interested in ghost stories and other tales of the supernatural while […]

A Figure Of Fun

Monday, May 14th, 2012

Bizarre murder story of a cadaver found hidden in an amusement park haunted house attraction.

The Cadillac Mermaid

Friday, April 27th, 2012

Murder tale of a rich man whose breakup with a demanding girlfriend doesn’t go as planned. Then the mermaid appears.

About Nick Zegarac

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

FROM THE AUTHOR: Nick Zegarac has been a freelance writer/editor and graphics artist for a little over a decade. No…wait. That’s not quite right. That is, it is – factual – although it does not say a whole lot about the sort of individual Nick Zegarac is. “I always find it odd when I meet […]

A Betrayal Amongst Friends

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Larger-than-life Charleston hotel owner pays the ultimate price for messing around with the mayor’s wife in Nick Zegarac’s twisted ghost story of murder and revenge from the spooky streets of old Charleston.

Swamp Children

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Virginia ghost story about two kids who investigate a mysterious campfire across an eerie swamp one night. You know this ain’t gonna end well.

Pride at a Gas Station

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Who is the crazy local gal wandering around a Louisana gas station asking customers about her missing mother? Find out in this Louisiana ghost story from Sabrina Alipate.

One Day in May

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Ghost story of a Dallas boy who meets the girl of his dreams in a Texas small town. A girl who might be too good to be true. Maybe the old rotary phone is a giveaway.

Owl Head Lake

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

Paranormal story of a mysterious Tennessee lake that tends to attract visitors – for life.

The House on Black River

Saturday, December 31st, 2011

Kentucky ghost story of a haunted house that holds the key to the mysterious past of a young girl.

The Haunting at Green Elm Cemetery Bridge: Texas Ghost Story

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

True Texas ghost story of a strange Mexican woman haunting the Green Elm Bridge in West Texas. Think we’ll take the long way next time.

Changeling Mother

Monday, November 21st, 2011

Creature story of two Tennessee mountain kids who are convinced their mother has been kidnapped by evil trolls, and embark on a great adventure to bring her back.

The Troll Bridge

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Spooky Halloween tale of two troublemakers who cross the wrong Old Man and must walk home via the feared Troll Bridge.

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