Strange Tales of the American South

Witch stories and hag stories from the American South.

A Wish Too Far

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Mississippi folktale of a desperate fisherman who is granted a wish from a mysterious sea wish. And you know what they say about wishes. Written by Harris Tobias.

The Cupcake

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

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 Springfield, Tennessee, 1995. All Hallows Eve. It was a freer time. You could let your kids go door to door unsupervised and you knew who your neighbor was. Or […]

Witches On The Road Tonight

Sunday, July 15th, 2012

Excerpt from Sheri Holman’s novel “Witches On The Road Tonight,” a haunting, multigenerational ghost story of family secrets that bridge Depression-era Appalachia with the washed up host of a late night, cable-TV monster show.

Witches of Methville

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Desperate to stop meth abuse among its youth, a small town turns to some local witches for help. Be careful what you wish for!

The MacCaffertys

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

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

Rest Stop

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

Lynching victim of the Ku Klux Klan in Louisiana places a horrible curse on her killers.

The Bell Witch

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

The Bell Witch story, history of the Bell Family and the ghost haunting Adams, Tennessee to this day.

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.

The Boo Hag

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

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

Sleepyhead

Saturday, April 11th, 2009

Alabama ghost story about a tired farm widow who visits the local witch a good night’s sleep – big mistake.

Sop Doll

Friday, April 10th, 2009

Mississippi folktale about a Depression-era farmhand who will take just about any job – including at a strange farm where his predecessors ended up dead!

The Bell Witch Cave

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

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.

The Missing Cookies

Sunday, April 5th, 2009

Christmas ghost story – or a visit from Santa Claus?

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