Strange Tales of the American South

Cemetery stories, culture, travel and history.

The Velvet Hat: Athens Georgia Ghost Story

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

Ghost story from Athens, Georgia of a mysterious cemetery, and (of course) a Georgia bulldog. Written by K.E. Schmidt.

13 Skulls: Virginia Horror Story

Saturday, November 28th, 2015

Heir to family fortune must solve the riddle of his father’s sinister tombstone to claim his inheritance in this Virginia horror story from K.E. Moore.

I Told You So: South Carolina Creature Story

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Creepy South Carolina story of a single father trying to keep his young daughter away from a spooky construction project up the road. Written by K.E. Moore.

The Ravens of Rosalie

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Author Cynthia Morrison tells us about her strange experiences when visiting the grave of Rosalie Mackenzie Poe, sister of Edgar Allan Poe. Read and listen below!

The Buried Red Brick House: Kentucky Ghost Story

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

Kentucky ghost story of a gravedigger who hides a horrible secret in the nearby haunted house. Written By Nathan Oser.

Ghosts of the Boiled Bones! A Southern Ghost Story

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

Why is creepy Uncle Abe hanging around the graveyard all the time? And what do catfish have to do with it? Find out in this Southern ghost story from ART Station’s A Tour of Southern Ghosts, performed each Halloween in Stone Mountain, Georgia.

Metairie Cemetery/New Orleans Cemeteries

Monday, May 4th, 2009

Metairie Cemetery and other historic New Orleans cemeteries.

The White Dress

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

Florida ghost story about a young girl who will do anything for a nice prom dress, including robbing the dead!

A Beloved Teacher

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Ghostly tale from coastal Georgia about a mysterious grave marker and the brave woman who lies there.

Graveyard Dogs

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

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.

The Flaming Tomb

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

Story behind the famous “Flaming Tomb,” a haunted crypt that reguarly draws ghost hunters to New Orleans’ Metairie Cemetery.

The Promise

Sunday, April 12th, 2009

Louisiana ghost story about two childhood friends who make a mutual promise that must be kept – even beyond the grave!

A Mother’s Love

Saturday, April 11th, 2009

Poignant Kentucky ghost story about the power of a mother’s love and how it stretches even beyond the grave.

The Nut Eating Devil

Sunday, April 5th, 2009

Tennessee spooky story about one boy’s quest to find out where the nightly eerie noises in the local cemetery are coming from.

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