Strange Tales of the American South

Jim McAmis tells stories at Atlanta History CenterMeet the talented storytellers, musicians and artists behind our stories.

About Allen Kopp, Jr.

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Norbert Allen Kopp, Jr. (Allen) Born: Louisville, Kentucky August 15, 1938 Resides: Louisville (Lyndon), Kentucky Status: Married Attended University of Kentucky Worked in the commercial food service field for 50 plus years. Volunteered in the Boy Scouts of America for 50 plus years. Became interested in ghost stories and other tales of the supernatural while […]

About Nick Zegarac

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

FROM THE AUTHOR: Nick Zegarac has been a freelance writer/editor and graphics artist for a little over a decade. No…wait. That’s not quite right. That is, it is – factual – although it does not say a whole lot about the sort of individual Nick Zegarac is. “I always find it odd when I meet […]

The Snowman and the Scarecrow – Story Credits

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

Written by Craig Dominey and Jim McAmis Directed by Craig Dominey Told by Jim McAmis Sound Design by Henry Howard Artwork by K6 students at Greater Atlanta Christian School Shirley Jones, Instructor

Little Cottage In The Woods – Story Credits

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

Written and Told by Anne Gilstrap Taken from the CD “A Tour of Southern Ghosts” Copyright 2000 Art Station Used by permission Sound Design by Henry Howard Photography by Craig and Connie Dominey

Stranger In The Church – Story Credits

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

Adapted from folklore by Craig Dominey Directed by Craig Dominey Told by John Gentile Sound Design by Henry Howard Illustration by Madison Henline, Savannah College of Art and Design Photography by Craig and Connie Dominey

The Barefoot Woman – Story Credits

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

Adapted from folklore by Craig Dominey and Evelyn McCray Directed by Craig Dominey Told by Evelyn McCray Music by Barbara Panter Sound Design by Henry Howard Photography by Jon Kownacki

The Click-Bok Tree – Story Credits

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

Written and Told by Lester Thomas Directed by Craig Dominey Illustrations by Thomas Bird IV Sound Design by Henry Howard We’ll let storyteller Lester Thomas tell you where “The Click-Bok Tree” came from: “In my family, like a lot of families in south Alabama, (the elders) would warn us from danger by telling us tales. We’d be […]

The White Dress – Story Credits

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

Written and Told by Richard and Judy Dockery Young Illustration by Madison Henline, Savannah College of Art and Design Additional Sound Design by Henry Howard This story was taken from the recording “There’s No Such Thing As Ghosts” by Richard and Judy Dockery Young. Special thanks to August House for allowing us to use this story.

A Beloved Teacher – Story Credits

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

Adapted from folklore by Craig Dominey and Curtis Richardson Told by Curtis Richardson Directed by Craig Dominey Sound Design by Henry Howard Photography by Craig Dominey

A Christmas Haunting – Story Credits

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

Written and Directed by Craig Dominey Told by Thomas Fuller Photography by Craig and Connie Dominey Sound Design by Henry Howard -THOMAS EDWARD FULLER (1948-2002) “A Christmas Haunting” was one of the last stories told by the late Thomas Edward Fuller, who died on Novemver 21, 2002 at the age of 54. Thomas was a great […]

All God’s Chillun Had Wings – Story Credits

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

Written and Told by Veronica Byrd Directed by Craig Dominey Photography by Craig and Connie Dominey Sound Design by Henry Howard

Chief Sawnee’s Gold – Story Credits

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

Written by Craig Dominey and Lanny Gilbert Told by Lanny Gilbert Photography by Craig and Connie Dominey Sound Design by Henry Howard Growing up in Forsyth County, Georgia (when it was a small rural county, not one of the wealthiest counties in the US with a population of almost 175,000 people) , I heard many legends […]

Deal With The Devil – Story Credits

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

Written and Told by David Hirt Photography by Craig Dominey Sound Design by Henry Howard This story was written and told by David Hirt, and recorded as part of a compilation CD for the live Halloween storytelling event A Tour of Southern Ghosts. This event is put on each year by Art Station at Georgia’s famous […]

Graveyard Dogs – Story Credits

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

Written and Told by Wendy Webb Photography by Craig and Connie Dominey Sound Design by Henry Howard This story was written and told by Wendy Webb, and recorded as part of a compilation CD for the live Halloween storytelling event A Tour of Southern Ghosts. This event is put on each year by Art Station at […]

Green Eyes – Story Credits

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

Written and Directed by Craig Dominey Told by John Gentile Photography by Craig and Connie Dominey Sound Design by Henry Howard

Hell Hole – Story Credits

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

Written and Directed by Craig Dominey Told by John Gentile Music by Les Scott Photography by Craig Dominey Civil War photos courtesy of Pickett’s Mill Battlefield Historic Site Sound Design by Henry Howard

How Brer Coon Gets His Meat – Story Credits

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

Collected by Joel Chandler Harris Adapted by Akbar Imhotep with Craig Dominey Told by Akbar Ihhotep Artwork by Edward Windsor Kemble Sound Design by Henry Howard

Ibo Landing – Story Credits

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

Adapted and Directed by Craig Dominey Told by Evelyn McCray Photography by Todd Dominey Sound Design by Henry Howard

Lorenzo’s Curse – Story Credits

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

Written and Directed by Craig Dominey Told by Lanny Gilbert Photography by Craig Dominey and Jon Kownacki Sound Design by Henry Howard

One More Room – Story Credits

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

Written and Directed by Craig Dominey Told by Jim McAmis Photography by Craig and Connie Dominey Sound Design by Henry Howard

Taily-Po – Story Credits

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

Written and Told by Veronica Byrd Directed by Craig Dominey Photography by Craig Dominey Sound Design by Henry Howard

The Bleeding Heart Dove – Story Credits

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

Adapted and Told by Sherry Norfolk Directed by Craig Dominey Illustration by Madison Henline, Savannah College of Art and Design Sound Design by Henry Howard

The Boo Hag – Story Credits

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

Written by Veronica Byrd and Craig Dominey Told by Veronica Byrd Music by Les Scott Artwork by Berta Fuller Sound Design by Henry Howard

The Coughing Dog – Story Credits

Monday, May 4th, 2009

Adapted and Directed by Craig Dominey Told by Thomas Fuller Sound Design by Henry Howard Photography by Craig Dominey and Jon Kownacki -THOMAS EDWARD FULLER (1948-2002) “The Coughing Dog” was one of the last stories told by the late Thomas Edward Fuller, who died on Novemver 21, 2002 at the age of 54. Thomas was a great […]

The First Christmas Gift – Story Credits

Monday, May 4th, 2009

Written and Told by Chuck Larkin Directed by Craig Dominey Sound Design by Henry Howard

The Meanest Man – Story Credits

Monday, May 4th, 2009

Adapted and Told by Babs Bagrianski Directed by Craig Dominey Photography by Craig Dominey and Lori Anne Olejniczak Sound Design by Henry Howard

The Plat Eye – Story Credits

Monday, May 4th, 2009

Written and Told by Veronica Byrd Directed by Craig Dominey Music by Whit Connah Illustrations by Madison Henline, Savannah College of Art and Design Sound Design by Henry Howard

The Ticking Clock – Story Credits

Monday, May 4th, 2009

Written by Craig Dominey and Lanny Gilbert Told by Lanny Gilbert Photography by Craig Dominey Sound Design by Henry Howard The Ticking Clock is based on an actual clock that sat on a shelf above the TV in my Grandparent’s house for as long as I can remember. Just like the clock in the story, there’s […]

No Greater Love – Story Credits

Monday, May 4th, 2009

Written by Craig Dominey Told by Jim McAmis Music by Alton Leonard Photographs courtesy of Gem Publications, Glen Jean, WV Sound Design by Henry Howard

The Black Dog – Story Credits

Monday, May 4th, 2009

Written by Craig Dominey and Jim McAmis Told by Jim McAmis Photographs courtesy of Gem Publications, Glen Jean, WV and the Appalachian Archive,Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College. Used by permission. Sound Design by Henry Howard

The Town Without Death – Story Credits

Monday, May 4th, 2009

Written by Craig Dominey Told by Lanny Gilbert Sound Design by Henry Howard Photography by Craig and Connie Dominey

Blinded by Love – Story Credits

Monday, May 4th, 2009

Written by Craig Dominey Told by Babs Bagriansky Illustrations by Berta Fuller Sound Design by Henry Howard

Chancy Fox – Story Credits

Monday, May 4th, 2009

Written and Told by Thomas Fuller Taken from the CD “Warm and Blue-Green as Teal Blood” Copyright 2002 Audio Craft Used by Permission Available for sale now through the Atlanta Radio Theatre Company Photography by Craig and Connie Dominey Sound Design by Henry Howard THOMAS EDWARD FULLER(1948-2002) “Chancy Fox” was one of the last ghost stories written […]

The Flaming Tomb – Story Credits

Monday, May 4th, 2009

Written by Craig Dominey Told by Cathy Kaemmerlen Music by Jez Graham Public domain photographs courtesy of The Library of Congress Sound Design by Henry Howard

I Don’t Feel Dead Yet! – Story Credits

Monday, May 4th, 2009

Adapted by Craig Dominey and Veronica Byrd Told by Veronica Byrd Photography by Jon Kownacki Music by Barbara Panter-Conah Sound Design by Henry Howard

Knock, Knock, Who’s There? – Story Credits

Monday, May 4th, 2009

Written and Told by J.J. Reneaux Artwork by Berta Fuller Audio version from the tape, Cajun Ghost Stories Copyright 1992 J.J. Reneaux Published by August House Publishers, Inc. Used by Permission Text version taken from the book, Cajun Folktales Copyright 1992 J.J. Reneaux Published by August House Publishers, Inc. Used by Permission We’ll let storyteller J.J. Reneaux tell us how […]

Mama Coon Coon – Story Credits

Monday, May 4th, 2009

Written and Told by Veronica Byrd and Bert Tanner Illustrations by The Byrd Kids Sound Design by Henry Howard

Marie Jolie – Story Credits

Monday, May 4th, 2009

Written and Told by J.J. Reneaux Audio version from the tape, Cajun Fairytales Copyright 1992 J.J. Reneaux Published by August House Publishers, Inc. Used by Permission Text version taken from the book, Cajun Folktales Copyright 1992 J.J. Reneaux Published by August House Publishers, Inc. Used by Permission Artwork provided by August House Publishers, Inc. Photography by Karen Lawrence, Georgia Department […]

Patin’s Punkin Patch – Story Credits

Monday, May 4th, 2009

Written and Told by Tom Coleman Taken from the CD “A Tour of Southern Ghosts” Copyright 2000 Art Station Used by permission Photography by Craig and Connie Dominey We’ll let storyteller Tom Coleman tell you where this story came from: “A few of us liars, or if you prefer, storytellers were sitting around talking one evening, and […]

The Promise – Story Credits

Monday, May 4th, 2009

Adapted from Folklore by Craig Dominey Told by Kodac Harrison Photography by Craig and Connie Dominey Sound Design by Henry Howard

The Sausage Ghost – Story Credits

Monday, May 4th, 2009

Adapted from Folklore by Craig Dominey Told by Kodac Harrison Music by Kodac Harrison Photography by Craig Dominey and Rachel Vickers Sound Design by Henry Howard

The Slave Girl – Story Credits

Monday, May 4th, 2009

Adapted from Folklore by Craig Dominey Told by Veronica Byrd Photography courtesy of Myrtles Plantation Sound Design by Henry Howard

Sop Doll – Story Credits

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Adapted from Folklore by Craig Dominey Told by Jim McAmis Photography by Craig and Connie Dominey Sound Design by Henry Howard

Wait ‘Til Jesse Comes – Story Credits

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Adapted by Craig Dominey Told by LaDoris Davis Artwork by Craig Dominey Sound Design by Henry Howard

The Maco Light – Story Credits

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Written by Craig Dominey and Jim McAmis Told by Jim McAmis Photography by Jon Kownacki Sound Design by Henry Howard

Tsali – Story Credits

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Written by Craig Dominey Told by Jim McAmis Photography by Craig and Todd Dominey, Larry Blair. Other photos courtesy of Great Smoky Mountains National Park Sound Design by Henry Howard

Alice – Story Credits

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

ABOUT YOUR STORYTELLER: Cathy Kaemmerlen is a professional storyteller/actress/historical interpreter known for her variety of one-woman shows, her creatively artistic approach to storytelling, and her rapport with audiences. Performing for over 25 years, she has done literally thousands of solo in-school performances throughout the country, using her dance and theatre backgrounds to enrich her tales […]

Number Ninety – Story Credits

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Written by Mrs. B.M. Croker (1849-1920) Told by John Gentile Photography by Jon Kownacki Sound Design by Henry Howard

The Gray Man – Story Credits

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Written by Craig Dominey Told by Neville Carson Photography by Jon Kownacki, Neville Carson and Todd Dominey Sound Design by Henry Howard

The Hall of Wonders – Story Credits

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Written and Told by Thomas E. Fuller Photographs courtesy of the Library of Congress Sound Design by Henry Howard

Murderous Mary – Story Credits

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Written by Craig Dominey and Chuck Larkin Told by Chuck Larkin Sound Design by Henry Howard Photography provided by: Martha Erwin, Assistant Curator, Unicoi County Heritage Museum  Circus World Museum, Baraboo, Wisconsin  Paul Bernhardt Chuck Larkin Special thanks to Ruth Pieper, Martha Erwin and Paul Bernhardt for research assistance.

The Bell Witch Cave – Story Credits

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Written by Craig Dominey and Babs Bagriansky Told by Babs Bagriansky Music by Les Scott Photography by Craig Dominey, Larry Blair, Walter and Chris Kirby Sound Design by Henry Howard

The Ghost of Fiddler’s Rock – Story Credits

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Adapted from folklore by Craig Dominey Told by Jim McAmis Photography by Jon Kownacki Sound Design by Henry Howard

The Missing Cookies – Story Credits

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Written by Craig Dominey Told by Babs Bagriansky Photography by Craig and Connie Dominey Sound Design by Henry Howard

The Moonlit Road – Story Credits

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Written by Ambrose Bierce Told by John Gentile (Joel Hetman, Jr.), Thomas Fuller (Casper Grattan) and Trudy Leonard (Julia Hetman) Music by Michael Thomas Roe Photography by Jon Kownacki, Rachel Vickers and Unknown (photo #3) Sound Design by Henry Howard

The Nut Eating Devil – Story Credits

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Written by Jim McAmis with Craig Dominey Told by Jim McAmis Music by Les Scott Photography by Jon Kownacki Sound Design by Charles Brown and Henry Howard

The Santa Claus Special – Story Credits

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Written and Directed by Craig Dominey Told by Jim McAmis Sound Design by Henry Howard Photography by Craig Dominey, Jon Kownacki and Randell Blair Special thanks to the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce for permission to use Randell’s photos.

The Wampas Mask – Story Credits

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Directed by Craig Dominey Written by Janice Butt and Craig Dominey Told by Janice Butt Sound Design by Henry Howard

Belle Boyd – Story Credits

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Directed by Craig Dominey Written by Craig Dominey and Scott Dupoy Told by Scott Dupoy Sound Design by Henry Howard Music by Brad Weage Photography by Craig Dominey (Page 1) and Jon Kownacki (Page 2)

Skull Lake – Story Credits

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Written by Craig Dominey and Lanny Gilbert Told by Lanny Gilbert Photography by Craig Dominey Sound Design by Henry Howard

The Blue Girl – Story Credits

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Written by Craig Dominey and Lanny Gilbert Told by Lanny Gilbert Photography by Craig Dominey Sound Design by Henry Howard

Sleepyhead – Story Credits

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Written and Directed by Craig Dominey Told by Veronica Byrd Sound Design by Henry Howard Photography by Craig and Connie Dominey

A Mother’s Love – Story Credits

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

Adapted from folklore by Craig Dominey Directed by Craig Dominey Told by Cathy Kaemmerlen Music by Moira Nelligan Photography by Craig Dominey and Jon Kownacki Sound Design by Henry Howard

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