Strange Tales of the American South

Devil and trickster stories from the South.

The Ol’ Jessup Place: Virginia Devil Folktale

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

Alabama devil folktale about a young man forced to spend the night in a haunted house, with a terrifying family. But are they really as evil as the townfolk say? Written by Kyle Moore.

The Dirt Road: Texas Devil Story

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Texas devil story of a rancher who receives an offer from a creepy stranger to save his family farm. Written by Jerod Blake Lasater.

The MacCaffertys

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Turbulent saga of Savannah’s MacCafferty clan – witches, ghosts, psychic powers and women with tragic tastes in men.

The Back Room

Sunday, March 6th, 2011

Edgar is terrified of a demonic presence in his apartment’s back room.

The Barefoot Woman

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

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!

Deal With The Devil

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Georgia folktale about a clever blacksmith who, with the help of an old witch woman, helps fool the Devil as death is approaching.

The Meanest Man

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

Georgia folktale about a man meaner than the Devil himself, and where Spanish Moss comes from.

Marie Jolie

Saturday, April 11th, 2009

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

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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