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
Strange Tales of the American South
Stories previously featured on The Moonlit Road.com – but still flavorful! If the story's new to you, then it's new.
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.
Circus ghost story for the kids about an aspiring trapeze artist searching for her famous Uncle Andy in the depths of a strange, ghostly circus. Written by Kathy Warnes.
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.
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.
Bizarre murder story of a cadaver found hidden in an amusement park haunted house attraction.
Murder tale of a rich man whose breakup with a demanding girlfriend doesn’t go as planned. Then the mermaid appears.
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.
Paranormal story of a mysterious Tennessee lake that tends to attract visitors – for life.
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.
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.
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.
Desperate to stop meth abuse among its youth, a small town turns to some local witches for help. Be careful what you wish for!
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.
Turbulent saga of Savannah’s MacCafferty clan – witches, ghosts, psychic powers and women with tragic tastes in men.
High school prom date goes very wrong.
Tennessee cave story about an unhappily married couple who visit a strange tourist cavern.
Kid-friendly ghost story from Arkansas about a haunted house with some spooky ghosts with a serious knack for baking. Written by Harris Tobias.
Lynching victim of the Ku Klux Klan in Louisiana places a horrible curse on her killers.
Edgar is terrified of a demonic presence in his apartment’s back room.
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!
Christmas kids story about a scarecrow who teaches a holiday lesson to a grumpy snowman.
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.
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!
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.
Fascinating story of “The Goat Man,” Ches McCartney, one of the South’s most famous wandering travelers and folk characters – powered by goats. Written by Craig Dominey.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Two Georgia good-ol’-boys let their thirst for riches lead them straight into a horrifying encounter with an ancient mountain haunt.
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.
Civil War relic hunter stumbles across the haunted site of the Battle of New Hope Church. Written by Craig Dominey, told by John Gentile.
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.
Georgia ghost story of a Hollywood screenwriter’s frightening stay in a haunted hotel.
Bizarre monster tale about a Georgia outdoosman attacked by a strange forest creature that only wants it’s “Taily-Po.”
Civil War ghost story of a Georgia plantation haunted by a broken heart.
Georgia witch story folktale about a man who suspects that his beautiful new bride might be a witch – the Boo Hag!
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.
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.
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!
Louisiana gambler runs afoul of swamp vampires while on the run from the law.
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 Swamp Folktale about a local fisherwoman whose unique way of fishing for crabs in the bayou gets her into trouble.
Louisiana ghost story about two childhood friends who make a mutual promise that must be kept – even beyond the grave!
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.
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.
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!
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.
Bizarre true story of the Sparks World Famous Shows circus and the public hanging of “Murderous” Mary, a circus elephant.
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.
Based on the true Christmas story of the annual holiday train that brings Santa Claus to the poor towns of remote Appalachia.
Tennessee creature story of the frightening Ewah creature stalking the dark woods surrounding the home of two newlyweds.
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.
Georgia ghost story about a mysterious young girl who appears nightly beside a remote covered bridge.