Strange Tales of the American South

Paranormal stories, travel and history.

McDow Hole – Anatomy Of A Texas Ghost Story

Friday, April 1st, 2016

Spooky Texas legend of the McDow Hole, where ghost sightings of pioneer woman Jenny Papworth and her baby have long been reported. Historian Bob Hopkins brings us the definitive study of this and other hauntings.

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.

What Lived in the Holler: Tennessee Monster Story

Friday, April 10th, 2015

Tennessee monster story of a man pursued through the holler by strange creature from local legend. Written by Bill Julie Arbunkle.

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.

Let Love In Your Heart: Scary Florida Story

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Scary Florida story of a man walking alone through the Orlando streets, haunted not by a monster or ghost, but instead a strange song. Written by K.E. Moore.

Escape from Appalachia: Tennessee Ghost Story

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Tennessee ghost story of a budding Tennessee guitarist seeking fame in Nashville who hitches a ride with a creepy bootlegger.

Absence of Light, and Occurrence of Time: Virginia Ghost Story

Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

True story of unexplained paranormal phenomena in a Virginia suburb. Written by Benjamin Stevens.

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 Ghost of Bill Sketoe’s Hole: Alabama Ghost Story

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

The story of Bill Sketoe of Newton, Alabama and the “hole that would not stay filled” is one of Alabama’s most famous (and true?) ghost stories.

The Brown Mountain Lights, North Carolina

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

The story of the famed Brown Mountain Lights near Linville, NC. Told in song and news broadcasts!

Owl Head Lake

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

Paranormal story of a mysterious Tennessee lake that tends to attract visitors – for life.

The Haunting at Green Elm Cemetery Bridge: Texas Ghost Story

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

True Texas ghost story of a strange Mexican woman haunting the Green Elm Bridge in West Texas. Think we’ll take the long way next time.

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?

The Last Confession

Saturday, November 13th, 2010

Catholic priest is assigned to a mysterious, rural Alabama town and hears a VERY strange confession.

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.

Mississippi Rose: A Mississippi Ghost Story

Friday, April 10th, 2009

Mississippi ghost story about a young boy’s encounter with a strange girl who suddenly appears near his family’s farm.

The Maco Light: North Carolina Railroad Ghost Story

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

Railroad ghost story of the “Maco Light,” one of North Carolina’s most famous hauntings.

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