Strange Tales of the American South

Haunted house stories, culture, travel and history.

House: A Southern Haunted House Story

Friday, July 28th, 2017

Unsettlingly creepy, Southern haunted house story written by Bill Arbuckle. House didn’t like the stories. Mink didn’t care. Seemed she had a new story to tell about it every morning while we waited for the big yellow bus to pick us up and take us to school. That’s how I got to know Mink. She […]

The Spirit of Thomas Lester: Haunted House Story

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Poor, road-weary Thomas Lester decides to spend the night in a haunted house. Never a good idea! A Southern ghost story told by Yomi Goodall. A Southern ghost story told by Yomi Goodall. Recorded for the Tour of Southern Ghosts (http://artstation.org/portfolio_page/a-tour-of-southern-ghosts/). Story used with permission of ART Station, Stone Mountain, Georgia.

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 Organ Player: South Carolina Ghost Story

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

What is that mysterious organ music drifting from the creepy house down the road? Read this South Carolina haunted house tale from Tony Young.

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.

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 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 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.

The Old Lockhart House

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Creepy tale from East Tennessee of a mysterious, haunted house that the locals won’t approach – for good reason, as one poor soul finds out. Written and told by Rick Baldwin.

A Visitor Comes Tapping

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

A New Orleans haunted house story by Marlon Heimerl at HalloweenCostumes.com.

A Winter’s Guest

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

Chilling Virginia ghost story of a house sitter terrorized by a mysterious visitor to his aunt’s remote cabin. Written by

One Day in May

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Ghost story of a Dallas boy who meets the girl of his dreams in a Texas small town. A girl who might be too good to be true. Maybe the old rotary phone is a giveaway.

The House on Black River

Saturday, December 31st, 2011

Kentucky ghost story of a haunted house that holds the key to the mysterious past of a young girl.

The Baker Mansion, Weatherford, Texas: A Ghost Story

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011

True story of north Texas haunted house, and a first hand account of the ghosts there.

Haunted

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

Kid-friendly ghost story from Arkansas about a haunted house with some spooky ghosts with a serious knack for baking. Written by Harris Tobias.

It’s In The Bag

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

Ghost story of a haunted house with an athletic ghost. But what is this ghost keeping in his gym bag?

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.

One More Room

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

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

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.

Blinded By Love

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

Louisiana ghost story of a traveling preacher and his new wife who spend the night in a haunted house, and learn that marriage can be even more terrifying than ghosts!

Wait ‘Til Jesse Comes

Friday, April 10th, 2009

Classic Southern spooky story from Mississippi about a traveling salesman who runs into some pretty strange cats warning about someone (or something) named “Jesse.” Adapted from folklore by Craig Dominey, told by LaDoris Davis.

The Slave Girl of Myrtles Plantation: Louisiana Ghost Story

Friday, April 10th, 2009

Louisiana ghost story about the well documented hauntings at Myrtles Plantation.

Number Ninety

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

Terrifying ghost story from B.M. Croker about two gentleman’s dare for one to spend the night in a Charleston haunted house.

The Moonlit Road

Sunday, April 5th, 2009

Ambrose Bierce’s famed ghost story of a murder from three perspectives – including the ghost’s!

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