Strange Tales of the American South

Georgia stories, culture, travel and history

Dixie: Georgia Witch Story

Monday, July 11th, 2016

Careful what you ask the local witch for. Your debt must be paid. Creepy Georgia witch story by Kayla Bolton.

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.

The Grey House: Georgia Haunted House Story

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

Young boys make the mistake of chasing an errant football into he depths of a Georgia haunted house. Written by Kenneth Gary.

The Boo Hag Woman: Song Inspired by Georgia Witch Story The Boo Hag

Saturday, October 31st, 2015

Song based on Georgia witch story The Boo Hag about a man who suspects his beautiful new bride might be a witch.

Are You Roger? Georgia Halloween Horror Story

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

Georgia bullies terrorize the wrong trick-or-treater in this Halloween horror story from Harris Tobias.

Marigold Goes A Visiting: Georgia Ghost Story

Monday, September 15th, 2014

What does a missing cow have to do with ghosts? Find out in this Georgia ghost story written by Julie Ann Wallo.

Spot On The Lawn: Georgia Horror Story

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Georgia horror story of a woman invited to the home of her new suitor – a home with terrifying secrets. Written by Alex Soderstrom.

Legend of the Three Brothers: Savannah Ghost Story

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Author Zachary Helton seeks a terrifying Georgia ghost story from his childhood while visiting Savannah.

The Mischievous Pumpkin

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

Georgia farmer brings home a very strange Halloween pumpkin that causes all sorts of trouble.

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.

Central State Hospital (CSH), Milledgeville, Georgia

Friday, September 27th, 2013

Central State Hospital in Milledgeville, GA – the tragic and heroic true story of one of the largest mental institutions in the United States.

Milledgeville: Georgia Ghost Story

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Georgia ghost story of a young boy who discovers the tragic secret life of his uncle, lost behind the walls of an insane asylum.

Alien Artifacts

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Creepy tale of a lost couple who stumbles across a bizarre “Alien Artifact Museum” in rural Georgia. Written by Harris Tobias.

Our Ghosts

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Help Wanted: The Rosebud Street library is looking for a new ghost. Apply during twilight hours. An original ghost story by Tim Westover.

A Shadowland Afflicted

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Ghosts of movies past haunt the projectionist of a fabled Atlanta theater closing its doors for good. Written by Nick Zegarac.

The Path of Dead Roses

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

Mysterious ghost might be the key between a young girl and what haunts her troubled father.

The MacCaffertys

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

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

Handy Mickey

Monday, February 14th, 2011

Spooky story about a young traveler who stumbles across the home of an old woman with a very unique chilli recipe. One you’re probably not going to want to copy!

Snake Handling Church in Kingston Georgia

Sunday, February 6th, 2011

Eyewitness account of a snake handling church in Kingston, Georgia. Written by Craig Dominey.

Okefenokee Swamp Camping, Georgia

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

Humorous account of a camping trip in the Okefenokee Swamp, Georgia – alligators, vultures, black water and eerie beauty. Written by Craig Dominey

The Legendary Goat Man, Ches McCartney

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

Fascinating story of “The Goat Man,” Ches McCartney, one of the South’s most famous wandering travelers and folk characters – powered by goats. Written by Craig Dominey.

Chickamauga Battlefield Ghosts

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

Chickamauga Battlefield ghosts and hauntings, including Ol’ Green Eyes.

Pickett’s Mill Battlefield Georgia: History and Ghost Hunt

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

Pivotal Civil War Battle of Pickett’s Mill, Georgia, and a ghost hunt of the battlefield.

Uncle Remus Tales and Joel Chandler Harris

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

Uncle Remus author and famed folklorist Joel Chandler Harris, a look at his life and classic writings.

Coastal Georgia Slavery and Ibo Landing

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

History of Ibo Landing, St. Simons Island, Georgia and slavery on Georgia Sea Island plantations around the Civil War. Slave descendants would later become the Gullah people.

Lorenzo Dow

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

Lorenzo Dow, traveling preacher, and his legendary curse of the town of Jacksonboro, Georgia.

Winecoff Hotel Fire in Atlanta

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

Tragic Winecoff Hotel fire in Atlanta, Georgia in 1946.

Poole’s Mill Covered Bridge

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Poole’s Mill Covered Bridge in Forsyth County, Georgia, one of the best-preserved covered bridges in the state.

A Beloved Teacher

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

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

A Christmas Haunting

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Heartwarming story of a unique Christmas ghost who teaches a lost soul the value of family.

All God’s Chillun Had Wings

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Classic African-American tale about the undying belief of slaves that they would one day fly back to Africa in the face of brutal oppression.

Chief Sawnee’s Gold

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Two Georgia good-ol’-boys let their thirst for riches lead them straight into a horrifying encounter with an ancient mountain haunt.

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.

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.

Green Eyes

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Georgia Civil War ghost story about the mysterious “Green Eyes” creature that roams the haunted Chickamauga Battlefield each night.

Hell Hole – Battle of New Hope Church

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Civil War relic hunter stumbles across the haunted site of the Battle of New Hope Church. Written by Craig Dominey, told by John Gentile.

How Brer Coon Gets His Meat

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Uncle Remus tale from African American folklore of how crafty Brer Rabbit and his friend Brer Coon get themselves an easy dinner. Written by Joel Chandler Harris.

Ibo Landing

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Famous African-American ghost story of a haunted marsh in St. Simons Island, Georgia where the Ibo IIgbo) tribe bravely resisted being sold into slavery.

Lorenzo’s Curse

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Georgia legend about Lorenzo Dow, a traveling preacher who brings a curse to a small frontier town.

One More Room

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

Georgia ghost story of a Hollywood screenwriter’s frightening stay in a haunted hotel.

Taily-Po

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

Bizarre monster tale about a Georgia outdoosman attacked by a strange forest creature that only wants it’s “Taily-Po.”

The Bleeding Heart Dove

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

Civil War ghost story of a Georgia plantation haunted by a broken heart.

The Boo Hag: Georgia Witch Story

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

Georgia witch story folktale about a man who suspects that his beautiful new bride might be a witch – the Boo Hag!

The Coughing Dog

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

Terrifying urban legend of a single woman who wonders why her guard dog starts acting so strangely.

The First Christmas Gift

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

Christmas folktale that explains a special miracle that happens in the North Georgia mountains each Christmas Eve.

The Meanest Man

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

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

The Plat Eye

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

Georgia folktale and creature story of two young girls who ignore their Grandma’s warning about the monster of the “Gongetcha Woods.” Written and told by Veroncia Byrd.

The Ticking Clock

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

Georgia ghost story about a haunted family clock that perhaps shouldn’t have been passed down to the next generation.

The Blue Girl

Saturday, April 4th, 2009

Georgia ghost story about a mysterious young girl who appears nightly beside a remote covered bridge.

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