Strange Tales of the American South

Swamp stories, culture, travel and history.

Mud: Tennessee Ghost Story

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Tennessee ghost story of a killer who encounters a strange old man along a dark road after burying his victim. What does this old man know about his crime? Find out in this short story by Andy Hinton.

Swamp Children

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Virginia ghost story about two kids who investigate a mysterious campfire across an eerie swamp one night. You know this ain’t gonna end well.

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 Bog Wog

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Ever hear of a swamp creature that’s part dog, part hog and not a big fan of wicked kids? We now introduce you to The Bog Wog!

The Legend of Joeabb the Frog

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Ghost story of a singing frog who shows that eternal love is not just for humans.

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.

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.

Chancy Fox

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

Louisiana gambler runs afoul of swamp vampires while on the run from the law.

I Don’t Feel Dead Yet!

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

African-American ghost story from Louisiana about a poor widow who wants to get on her with her life – if only her husband would stay dead!

Knock, Knock, Who’s There?

Sunday, April 12th, 2009

Cajun ghost story about a miserly father whose cruelty to his only daughter comes back to haunt him during a gulf storm.

Mama Coon Coon: A Louisiana Swamp Folktale

Sunday, April 12th, 2009

Louisiana Swamp Folktale about a local fisherwoman whose unique way of fishing for crabs in the bayou gets her into trouble.

Marie Jolie

Saturday, April 11th, 2009

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

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