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 – […]
Strange Tales of the American South
Scary 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!
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.
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 […]
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.
Ghost story from Athens, Georgia of a mysterious cemetery, and (of course) a Georgia bulldog. Written by K.E. Schmidt.
Ghost story of an Alabama “hollar” haunted by a farmer ghost searching for his missing son.
Creepy story of the abandoned St. Albans Sanatorium in Redford, Virginia.
Young boys make the mistake of chasing an errant football into he depths of a Georgia haunted house. Written by Kenneth Gary.
Creepy true story of a haunted bridge that once stood near Lookout Mountain, Alabama. Written by Irran Butler.
True (kind of) Florida ghost dog story of a beloved pinscher who protects his owner from beyond the grave. Written by Patrick McNicholas.
What is that mysterious organ music drifting from the creepy house down the road? Read this South Carolina haunted house tale from Tony Young.
Alabama home for sale by owner, scary furnace in the basement included! Ghost story written by Kenneth Gage Gerry.
Young woman’s haunted apartment paints itself in this Virginia ghost story by Kyle Moore.
Alabama ghost dog story (or is it?) written by Keith Gregory.
The rise and fall of Thurber, Texas – a mining ghost town with a real ghost? Written by Bob Hopkins
Presenting three ghost stories written by students at Summerville High School in Summerville, South Carolina.
Creepy haunted house story from Alabama, written by Irran Butler.
Creepy Alabama ghost story of a house haunted by a strange girl, and the ghostly scent of Southern honeysuckle. Written by Irran Butler.
What does a missing cow have to do with ghosts? Find out in this Georgia ghost story written by Julie Ann Wallo.
Virginia ghost story of a frustrated writer haunted by a odd and creepy yard sale find. Written by K.E. Moore.
Author Zachary Helton seeks a terrifying Georgia ghost story from his childhood while visiting Savannah.
Tennessee ghost story of a budding Tennessee guitarist seeking fame in Nashville who hitches a ride with a creepy bootlegger.
Engaged couple makes the mistake of visiting a haunted Louisiana plantation. Ghost story written by Cheryal Hussain.
True story of unexplained paranormal phenomena in a Virginia suburb. Written by Benjamin Stevens.
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.
Kentucky ghost story of a gravedigger who hides a horrible secret in the nearby haunted house. Written By Nathan Oser.
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.
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 story of the famed Brown Mountain Lights near Linville, NC. Told in song and news broadcasts!
Georgia ghost story of a young boy who discovers the tragic secret life of his uncle, lost behind the walls of an insane asylum.
Man returns to his childhood home to confront the terrifying ghost at the Mansworth County bridge that haunted him as a child.
Ghost on a Texas highway story, written by Jerod Lasater
A New Orleans haunted house story by Marlon Heimerl at HalloweenCostumes.com.
Chilling Virginia ghost story of a house sitter terrorized by a mysterious visitor to his aunt’s remote cabin. Written by
Help Wanted: The Rosebud Street library is looking for a new ghost. Apply during twilight hours. An original ghost story by Tim Westover.
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.
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.
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.
Acclaimed author Sheri Holman reads a chapter from her Southern ghost story novel “Witches On The Road Tonight,” exclusively for The Moonlit Road.com.
Ghosts of movies past haunt the projectionist of a fabled Atlanta theater closing its doors for good. Written by Nick Zegarac.
Mysterious ghost might be the key between a young girl and what haunts her troubled father.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kentucky ghost story of a haunted house that holds the key to the mysterious past of a young girl.
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.
True story of north Texas haunted house, and a first hand account of the ghosts there.
Ghost story for young kids about an annoying ghost standing in the way of a child’s midday snack.
True ghost stories from Jim Harold’s Campfire, one of the most popular paranormal podcasts.
Ghost story of one man’s sleepness night that leads to a mysterious encounter with a stranger along a moonlit road.
Virginia ghost story about a haunted grist mill.
Kentucky ghost story of two boys on a camping trip that encounter the ghost of a mysterious girl during a lightning storm.
Ambrose Bierce’s classic ghost story “The Boarded Window” produced by Freshwater Seas Audiobooks.
Turbulent saga of Savannah’s MacCafferty clan – witches, ghosts, psychic powers and women with tragic tastes in men.
Kid-friendly ghost story from Arkansas about a haunted house with some spooky ghosts with a serious knack for baking. Written by Harris Tobias.
Edgar is terrified of a demonic presence in his apartment’s back room.
Ghost story of a haunted house with an athletic ghost. But what is this ghost keeping in his gym bag?
Catholic priest is assigned to a mysterious, rural Alabama town and hears a VERY strange confession.
Alabama ghost story about a mysterious young girl who takes a newcomer on a dangerous hike.
Ghost story of a singing frog who shows that eternal love is not just for humans.
True story of the famous “Maco Light” railroad hauntings in North Carolina.
The Bell Witch story, history of the Bell Family and the ghost haunting Adams, Tennessee to this day.
Chilling ghost story from Alabama of two young girls who discover the tragic secrets behind a Civil War-era haunted house.
Ghost story from Alabama of a wandering traveler who stumbles across the terrifying secret behind a spooky backwoods church.
Florida ghost story about a young girl who will do anything for a nice prom dress, including robbing the dead!
Ghostly tale from coastal Georgia about a mysterious grave marker and the brave woman who lies there.
Heartwarming story of a unique Christmas ghost who teaches a lost soul the value of family.
Two Georgia good-ol’-boys let their thirst for riches lead them straight into a horrifying encounter with an ancient mountain haunt.
Georgia Civil War ghost story about the mysterious “Green Eyes” creature that roams the haunted Chickamauga Battlefield each night.
Civil War relic hunter stumbles across the haunted site of the Battle of New Hope Church. Written by Craig Dominey, told by John Gentile.
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.
Georgia ghost story of a Hollywood screenwriter’s frightening stay in a haunted hotel.
Civil War ghost story of a Georgia plantation haunted by a broken heart.
Georgia ghost story about a haunted family clock that perhaps shouldn’t have been passed down to the next generation.
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.
Ghost story from Kentucky coal mining country about a miner’s strange and life changing experience with a mysterious black dog.
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.
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!
Story behind the famous “Flaming Tomb,” a haunted crypt that reguarly draws ghost hunters to New Orleans’ Metairie Cemetery.
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!
Cajun ghost story about a miserly father whose cruelty to his only daughter comes back to haunt him during a gulf storm.
Louisiana ghost story about two childhood friends who make a mutual promise that must be kept – even beyond the grave!
Alabama ghost story about a tired farm widow who visits the local witch a good night’s sleep – big mistake.
Poignant Kentucky ghost story about the power of a mother’s love and how it stretches even beyond the grave.
Spooky Cajun ghost story about two boys’ misadventures in a haunted pumpkin patch one Halloween.
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.
Gruesome New Orleans ghost story about a sausage shop owner who has a unique way of getting rid of his wife.
Louisiana ghost story about the well documented hauntings at Myrtles Plantation.
Mississippi ghost story about a young boy’s encounter with a strange girl who suddenly appears near his family’s farm.
Railroad ghost story of the “Maco Light,” one of North Carolina’s most famous hauntings.
Tsali is a Cherokee ghost story from North Carolina about a brave warrior whose stance against the white man would make him a legend.
Famous South Carolina ghost story of Alice Flagg, a well known ghost haunting South Carolina’s Grand Strand.
Terrifying ghost story from B.M. Croker about two gentleman’s dare for one to spend the night in a Charleston haunted house.
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.
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.
Ghost story of Tennessee’s famed Fiddlers Rock and a local fiddle player who has a bad run-in with some evil rattlesnakes.
Christmas ghost story – or a visit from Santa Claus?
Ambrose Bierce’s famed ghost story of a murder from three perspectives – including the ghost’s!
Tennessee spooky story about one boy’s quest to find out where the nightly eerie noises in the local cemetery are coming from.