Tennessee killer 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.
Strange Tales of the American South
Texas myth and kids story of a young orphan girl in prehistoric times who discovers unknown powers to save humanity. Written by Sara Popp.
Tennessee creature story about a mysterious monster named Old Talon terrorizing a remote Appalachian community. Written and illustrated by Seth Boyden.
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.
Tennessee horror story – and don’t ask what’s in the basket. Written by C.G. Fewston.
Southern fairy tale teaming up some of the most famous nursery rhyme characters to solve a strange wedding mystery. Written by Harris Tobias.
Texas rancher receives an offer from a creepy stranger to save his family farm. Written by Jerod Blake Lasater.
Alabama folktale about two kids’ encounter with a wild tomcat, and a poor mailman who happened to cross its path. Written by Dan Singley.
Southern Gothic murder tale from North Carolina about a mysterious and frightening visitor to a hardscrabble Appalachian community. Written by Pat McCrary. November. The wind in the North Carolina high country has raked the trees gaunt and spindly sunlight leaks from a sky the color of dish water. Thanksgiving will be here in a week. […]
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.
Great Depression folktale of a mysterious forest creature protecting a widow and her family from the frightening depths of Tennessee logging country.
Creepy tale of a lost couple who stumbles across a bizarre “Alien Artifact Museum” in rural Georgia. Written by Harris Tobias.
Nightmarish tale of Southern suburban landscaping gone very, very wrong. Written by Tim Westover.
Kids fairy tale about a starving family of toymakers who must turn to their creations to survive. Written by Harris Tobias.
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.
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. The year was 1799, just 21 years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The young country was forming and spreading to new frontiers. The western mountains […]
Bizarre murder story of a cadaver found hidden in an amusement park haunted house attraction.
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 story about a young traveler who stumbles across the home of an old woman with a very unique chilli recipe. One you’re probably not going to want to copy!
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.
Lorenzo Dow, traveling preacher, and his legendary curse of the town of Jacksonboro, Georgia.
Cajun supersititons and spells to get you through the 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!
African-American slave folktale about a mysterious tree from Africa and the magic it unleashes on a cruel plantation owner.
Classic African-American tale about the undying belief of slaves that they would one day fly back to Africa in the face of brutal oppression.
Georgia folktale about a clever blacksmith who, with the help of an old witch woman, helps fool the Devil as death is approaching.
Uncle Remus tale from African American folklore of how crafty Brer Rabbit and his friend Brer Coon get themselves an easy dinner. Written by Joel Chandler Harris.
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 legend about Lorenzo Dow, a traveling preacher who brings a curse to a small frontier town.
Terrifying urban legend of a single woman who wonders why her guard dog starts acting so strangely.
Christmas folktale that explains a special miracle that happens in the North Georgia mountains each Christmas Eve.
Georgia folktale about a man meaner than the Devil himself, and where Spanish Moss comes from.
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 folktale about a local fisherwoman whose unique way of fishing for crabs in the bayou gets her into trouble.
Cajun folktale about a beautiful girl who has the misfortune of choosing a real devilish mate.