Strange Tales of the American South

Wampas MaskCreature stories, monster stories, devil stories and other strange Southern tales.

I Told You So

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.

Open Season in Gun Town

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.

Old Talon

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

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

Creepy Tennessee creature story from the Smoky Mountains that might make you think twice about hiking alone! Written by Robert Godwin.

The Mischievous Pumpkin

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

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

The Dirt Road

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

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

A Nightmare From The Skies

Friday, June 14th, 2013

Why was Houston, Texas terrorized by its own version of the Mothman monster? And what does NASA know about it? Decide for yourself in this excerpt from MONSTER FILES, written by Nick Redfern. We have already seen how, in the early 1960s, staff at NASA’s John H. Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field, Ohio, were […]

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.

The Inverse Werewolf

Friday, December 28th, 2012

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

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

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 Springfield, Tennessee, 1995. All Hallows Eve. It was a freer time. You could let your kids go door to door unsupervised and you knew who your neighbor was. Or […]

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.

Owl Head Lake

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

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

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.

Witches of Methville

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Desperate to stop meth abuse among its youth, a small town turns to some local witches for help. Be careful what you wish for!

The Bog Wog

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Ever hear of a swamp creature that’s part dog, part hog and not a big fan of wicked kids? We now introduce you to The Bog Wog!

The Legend of Joeabb the Frog

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Ghost story of a singing frog who shows that eternal love is not just for humans.

Chickamauga Battlefield Ghosts

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

Chickamauga Battlefield ghosts and hauntings, including Ol’ Green Eyes.

The Bell Witch

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

The Bell Witch story, history of the Bell Family and the ghost haunting Adams, Tennessee to this day.

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!

Deal With The Devil

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Georgia folktale about a clever blacksmith who, with the help of an old witch woman, helps fool the Devil as death is approaching.

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.

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 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.

Chancy Fox

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

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

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.

Sop Doll

Friday, April 10th, 2009

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!

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 Wampas Mask

Saturday, April 4th, 2009

Tennessee creature story of the frightening Ewah creature stalking the dark woods surrounding the home of two newlyweds.

The Hall of Wonders

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

Civil War creature story amidst the ruins of post-Civil War Charleston, where a mysterious apothecary builds a marine attraction like no other.

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