Strange Tales of the American South

Ghost Story StairsScary ghost stories – originals and classic campfire tales.

 

Gather ’round the lantern, let us try and scare you, make you laugh, maybe both. But you may not want to read these spooky tales alone. We warned you!

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

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.

Into The Valley Of Darkness I Go: A Kentucky Ghost Story

Monday, July 21st, 2014

Kentucky ghost story of one man’s terrifying Halloween drive into Spooknite Valley. Written by Benjamin A. Fouche.

The Girl of Cliff House

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

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

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

Escape from Appalachia

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.

Absence of Light, and Occurrence of Time

Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

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

The Ghost of Bill Sketoe’s Hole

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

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.

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 Brown Mountain Lights, North Carolina

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

The story of the famed Brown Mountain Lights near Linville, NC. Told in song by Tommy Faile, plus video evidence below (you be the judge). Lyrics written by Scott Wiseman, performed by Tommy Faile. Sung: Way out on old Linville Mountain, where the bear and the catamount range, there a strange ghostly light can be […]

Milledgeville: Ghost Stories, Your Short Stories

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.

Mansworth County

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 Visitor Comes Tapping

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

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

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

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.

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

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

New Orleans lawyer invesitgates the mysterious, brutal murders of local prostitutes. But the path to conviction leads to some very strange places. Written by Nick Zegarac. NOTE: Adult content, may not be suitable for the kids. Behold Robert Hollibraugh the third; a Louisiana Southern Baptist and a no-nonsense lawyer. He’s fifty-two, has a wife, Maddy […]

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

The Baker Mansion, Weatherford, TX

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011

True story of north Texas haunted house, and a first hand account of the ghosts there.

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.

Jim Harold’s Campfire: True Ghost Stories

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

True ghost stories from Jim Harold’s Campfire, one of the most popular paranormal podcasts.

My Moonlit Road

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Ghost story of one man’s sleepness night that leads to a mysterious encounter with a stranger along a moonlit road.

The Phantoms of Mabry Mill

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

Virginia ghost story about a haunted grist mill.

The Wildflower Girl

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

Kentucky ghost story of two boys on a camping trip that encounter the ghost of a mysterious girl during a lightning storm.

The Boarded Window

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

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

The MacCaffertys

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Turbulent saga of Savannah’s MacCafferty clan – witches, ghosts, psychic powers and women with tragic tastes in men.

Haunted

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

Kid-friendly ghost story from Arkansas about a haunted house with some spooky ghosts with a serious knack for baking. Written by Harris Tobias.

The Back Room

Sunday, March 6th, 2011

Edgar is terrified of a demonic presence in his apartment’s back room.

It’s In The Bag

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

Ghost story of a haunted house with an athletic ghost. But what is this ghost keeping in his gym bag?

The Last Confession

Saturday, November 13th, 2010

Catholic priest is assigned to a mysterious, rural Alabama town and hears a VERY strange confession.

You Can’t Keep Up

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

Alabama ghost story about a mysterious young girl who takes a newcomer on a dangerous hike.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

One More Room

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

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

The Bleeding Heart Dove

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

Civil War ghost story of a Georgia plantation haunted by a broken heart.

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.

Blinded By Love

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

Louisiana ghost story of a traveling preacher and his new wife who spend the night in a haunted house, and learn that marriage can be even more terrifying than ghosts!

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!

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.

Wait ‘Til Jesse Comes

Friday, April 10th, 2009

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.

The Sausage Ghost

Friday, April 10th, 2009

Gruesome New Orleans ghost story about a sausage shop owner who has a unique way of getting rid of his wife.

The Slave Girl

Friday, April 10th, 2009

Louisiana ghost story about the well documented hauntings at Myrtles Plantation.

Mississippi Rose

Friday, April 10th, 2009

Mississippi ghost story about a young boy’s encounter with a strange girl who suddenly appears near his family’s farm.

The Maco Light

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

Famous North Carolina ghost story about the “Maco Light,” a paranormal phenomena along the local railroad that has fascinated ghost hunters for years.

Tsali

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

Native American ghost story from North Carolina about a brave Cherokee whose stance against the white man would make him a legend.

Alice

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

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

Number Ninety

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

Terrifying ghost story from B.M. Croker about two gentleman’s dare for one to spend the night in a Charleston haunted house.

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.

The Missing Cookies

Sunday, April 5th, 2009

Christmas ghost story – or a visit from Santa Claus?

The Moonlit Road

Sunday, April 5th, 2009

Ambrose Bierce’s famed ghost story of a murder from three perspectives – including the ghost’s!

The Nut Eating Devil

Sunday, April 5th, 2009

Tennessee spooky story about one boy’s quest to find out where the nightly eerie noises in the local cemetery are coming from.

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.

Belle Boyd

Saturday, April 4th, 2009

Civil War ghost story of artifact collector has a ghostly encounter with one of the Confederacy’s most famous spies.

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