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
Creature stories, monster stories, devil stories and other strange Southern tales.
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.
Texas creature story of a group of hunters running into an unexpected monster during a deer hunt. Written by Mark Sims.
Tennessee creature story about a mysterious monster named Old Talon terrorizing a remote Appalachian community. Written and illustrated by Seth Boyden.
Creepy Tennessee creature story from the Smoky Mountains that might make you think twice about hiking alone! Written by Robert Godwin.
Georgia farmer brings home a very strange Halloween pumpkin that causes all sorts of trouble.
Texas rancher receives an offer from a creepy stranger to save his family farm. Written by Jerod Blake Lasater.
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 […]
Great Depression folktale of a mysterious forest creature protecting a widow and her family from the frightening depths of Tennessee logging country.
Werewolf terrorizes an Appalachian farm community. Based on a Tennessee folktale, written by Frank Hagelberg.
Chilling Virginia ghost story of a house sitter terrorized by a mysterious visitor to his aunt’s remote cabin. Written by
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 […]
Murder tale of a rich man whose breakup with a demanding girlfriend doesn’t go as planned. Then the mermaid appears.
Paranormal story of a mysterious Tennessee lake that tends to attract visitors – for life.
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.
Spooky Halloween tale of two troublemakers who cross the wrong Old Man and must walk home via the feared Troll Bridge.
Desperate to stop meth abuse among its youth, a small town turns to some local witches for help. Be careful what you wish for!
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!
Ghost story of a singing frog who shows that eternal love is not just for humans.
Chickamauga Battlefield ghosts and hauntings, including Ol’ Green Eyes.
The Bell Witch story, history of the Bell Family and the ghost haunting Adams, Tennessee to this day.
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!
Georgia folktale about a clever blacksmith who, with the help of an old witch woman, helps fool the Devil as death is approaching.
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.
Bizarre monster tale about a Georgia outdoosman attacked by a strange forest creature that only wants it’s “Taily-Po.”
Georgia folktale about a man who suspects that his beautiful new bride might be a witch – the Boo Hag!
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.
Louisiana gambler runs afoul of swamp vampires while on the run from the law.
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.
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!
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.
Tennessee creature story of the frightening Ewah creature stalking the dark woods surrounding the home of two newlyweds.
Civil War creature story amidst the ruins of post-Civil War Charleston, where a mysterious apothecary builds a marine attraction like no other.