Strange Tales of the American South

Cajun stories, culture, travel and history

Cajun Superstitions and Spells

Monday, May 4th, 2009

Cajun supersititons and spells to get you through the day.

Cajun Recipes and Marie Jolie Story Background

Monday, May 4th, 2009

Storyteller JJ Reneaux tells us where she heard Marie Jolie and shares some Cajun recipes!

Knock, Knock, Who’s There?

Sunday, April 12th, 2009

Cajun ghost story about a miserly father whose cruelty to his only daughter comes back to haunt him during a gulf storm.

Mama Coon Coon: A Louisiana Swamp Folktale

Sunday, April 12th, 2009

Louisiana Swamp Folktale about a local fisherwoman whose unique way of fishing for crabs in the bayou gets her into trouble.

Marie Jolie

Saturday, April 11th, 2009

Cajun folktale about a beautiful girl who has the misfortune of choosing a real devilish mate.

Patin’s Punkin Patch

Friday, April 10th, 2009

Spooky Cajun ghost story about two boys’ misadventures in a haunted pumpkin patch one Halloween.

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