Strange Tales of the American South

Alabama stories, culture, travel and history.

Railroad Bill: Alabama Spooky Story

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

An Alabama widow lives in fear of the terrifying murderer Railroad Bill. But is he really what the townsfolk say he is? Written and told by Christine Horn. As told by the Tour of Southern Ghosts, ART Station, Stone Mountain, Georgia. http://traffic.libsyn.com/themoonlitroad/TMRP_54_011717.mp3 -THE END- You can help keep the stories coming by making a donation […]

Abel’s Light: Alabama Ghost Story

Monday, January 18th, 2016

Ghost story of an Alabama “hollar” haunted by a farmer ghost searching for his missing son.

Haunted Bridge of Lookout Mountain, Alabama

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Creepy true story of a haunted bridge that once stood near Lookout Mountain, Alabama. Written by Irran Butler.

The Spring House Sale: Alabama Ghost Story

Monday, June 8th, 2015

Alabama home for sale by owner, scary furnace in the basement included! Ghost story written by Kenneth Gage Gerry.

Toby and Lilly Forever : Alabama Ghost Dog Story

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

Alabama ghost dog story (or is it?) written by Keith Gregory.

The Remains of a Clock: Alabama Haunted House Story

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.

The Ghost of Bill Sketoe’s Hole: Alabama Ghost Story

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.

Storyland Jack: Alabama Fairy Tale

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

Alabama fairy tale teaming up some of the most famous nursery rhyme characters to solve a strange wedding mystery. Written by Harris Tobias.

Mailbox Cat: Alabama Folktale

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Alabama folktale about two kids’ encounter with a wild tomcat, and a poor mailman who happened to cross its path. Written by Dan Singley.

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 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.

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 Click-Bok Tree

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

African-American slave folktale about a mysterious tree from Africa and the magic it unleashes on a cruel plantation owner.

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.

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.

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