Tourists at the Battle of Shiloh historic site stumble across a terrifying cave in this Civil War ghost story from Bill Morris. “Nearly 24,000 men were wounded, killed or captured that day. Nearly 11,000 on our side – brave Johnny Rebs.” The speaker was dressed in the full battle gear of a Confederate soldier – […]
Strange Tales of the American South
Tennessee stories, culture, travel and history.
Tennessee monster story of a man pursued through the holler by strange creature from local legend. Written by Bill Julie Arbunkle.
Bizarre yet true Civil War story of one unlucky Confederate soldier, coming home to Tennessee. Written by Kathy Warnes.
Tennessee ghost story of a budding Tennessee guitarist seeking fame in Nashville who hitches a ride with a creepy bootlegger.
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.
Tennessee creature story about a mysterious monster named Old Talon terrorizing a remote Appalachian community. Written and illustrated by Seth Boyden.
Creepy Tennessee creature story about a Halloween hike that might make you think twice about walking the woods alone! Written by Robert Godwin.
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.
Tennessee horror story – and don’t ask what’s in the basket. Written by C.G. Fewston.
Great Depression folktale of a mysterious forest creature protecting a widow and her family from the frightening depths of Tennessee logging country.
Werewolf terrorizes an Appalachian farm community. Based on a Tennessee folktale, written by Frank Hagelberg.
Tennessee Halloween story of a creepy old woman giving strange treats to neighborhood kids, including one you may not want to eat! Written by Harris Tobias
21 is not just the legal drinking age – it’s a curse to a North Carolina pioneer community in this evil tale written by Allan Kopp, Jr.
Paranormal story of a mysterious Tennessee lake that tends to attract visitors – for life.
Creature story of two Tennessee mountain kids who are convinced their mother has been kidnapped by evil trolls, and embark on a great adventure to bring her back.
Tennessee cave story about an unhappily married couple who visit a strange tourist cavern.
Unicoi County and Erwin, Tennessee where the “Murderous Mary” elephant hanging took place.
The Bell Witch story, history of the Bell Family and the ghost haunting Adams, Tennessee to this day.
Story of the annual Santa Claus train through Appalachia known as the “Santa Claus Special,” sponsored by CSX Transportation.
Bizarre true story of the Sparks World Famous Shows circus and the public hanging of “Murderous” Mary, a circus elephant.
Ghost story based on the famous Bell Witch hauntings in Tennessee, this is the story of two kids who embark on a dangerous journey into the Bell Witch Cave.
Ghost story of Tennessee’s famed Fiddlers Rock and a local fiddle player who has a bad run-in with some evil rattlesnakes.
Christmas ghost story – or a visit from Santa Claus?
Ambrose Bierce’s famed ghost story of a murder from three perspectives – including the ghost’s!
Tennessee spooky story about one boy’s quest to find out where the nightly eerie noises in the local cemetery are coming from.
Tennessee creature story of the frightening Ewah creature stalking the dark woods surrounding the home of two newlyweds.