Strange Tales of the American South

Baby Mary Elephant CircusWeird true stories from the South.

The Ghost of Thurber, Texas

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

The rise and fall of Thurber, Texas – a mining ghost town with a real ghost? Written by Bob Hopkins

Absence of Light, and Occurrence of Time

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

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.

Central State Hospital (CSH), Milledgeville, Georgia

Friday, September 27th, 2013

Central State Hospital in Milledgeville, GA – the tragic and heroic true story of one of the largest mental institutions in the United States.

The Brown Mountain Lights, North Carolina

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

The story of the famed Brown Mountain Lights near Linville, NC. Told in song by Tommy Faile, plus video evidence below (you be the judge). Lyrics written by Scott Wiseman, performed by Tommy Faile. Sung: Way out on old Linville Mountain, where the bear and the catamount range, there a strange ghostly light can be […]

A Nightmare From The Skies

Friday, June 14th, 2013

Why was Houston, Texas terrorized by its own version of the Mothman monster? And what does NASA know about it? Decide for yourself in this excerpt from MONSTER FILES, written by Nick Redfern. We have already seen how, in the early 1960s, staff at NASA’s John H. Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field, Ohio, were […]

The Haunting at Green Elm Cemetery Bridge

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.

The Baker Mansion, Weatherford, TX

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011

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

Jim Harold’s Campfire: True Ghost Stories

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

True ghost stories from Jim Harold’s Campfire, one of the most popular paranormal podcasts.

Snake Handling Church in Georgia

Sunday, February 6th, 2011

Snake handlers at church in Kingston, Georgia.

The Legendary Goat Man, Ches McCartney

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

Fascinating story of “The Goat Man,” Ches McCartney, one of the South’s most famous wandering travelers and folk characters – powered by goats. Written by Craig Dominey.

Unicoi County and Erwin, Tennessee

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Unicoi County and Erwin, Tennessee where the “Murderous Mary” elephant hanging took place.

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.

The Flaming Tomb

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

Story behind the famous “Flaming Tomb,” a haunted crypt that reguarly draws ghost hunters to New Orleans’ Metairie Cemetery.

Murderous Mary

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

Bizarre true story of the Sparks World Famous Shows circus and the public hanging of “Murderous” Mary, a circus elephant.

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