Southern Gothic murder tale from North Carolina about a mysterious and frightening visitor to a hardscrabble Appalachian community. Written by Pat McCrary. November. The wind in the North Carolina high country has raked the trees gaunt and spindly sunlight leaks from a sky the color of dish water. Thanksgiving will be here in a week. [...]
Strange Tales of the American South
Your ghost stories, folktales, myths and legends.
Submitted by readers of The Moonlit Road.com.
Man returns to his childhood home to confront the terrifying ghost at the Mansworth County bridge that haunted him as a child.
Ghost on a Texas highway story, written by Jerod Lasater
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.
Great Depression folktale of a mysterious forest creature protecting a widow and her family from the frightening depths of Tennessee logging country.
Creepy tale of a lost couple who stumbles across a bizarre “Alien Artifact Museum” in rural Georgia. Written by Harris Tobias.
A New Orleans haunted house story by Marlon Heimerl at HalloweenCostumes.com.
Werewolf terrorizes an Appalachian farm community. Based on a Tennessee folktale, written by Frank Hagelberg.
Nightmarish tale of Southern suburban landscaping gone very, very wrong. Written by Tim Westover.
Kids fairy tale about a starving family of toymakers who must turn to their creations to survive. Written by Harris Tobias.
Chilling Virginia ghost story of a house sitter terrorized by a mysterious visitor to his aunt’s remote cabin. Written by
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 [...]
Help Wanted: The Rosebud Street library is looking for a new ghost. Apply during twilight hours. An original ghost story by Tim Westover.
Circus ghost story for the kids about an aspiring trapeze artist searching for her famous Uncle Andy in the depths of a strange, ghostly circus. Written by Kathy Warnes.
Ghost of a wrongly executed convict searches for the love of his life – and supposed victim – in this North Carolina ghost story written by Richard J. Paracka.
New Orleans lawyer invesitgates the mysterious, brutal murders of local prostitutes. But the path to conviction leads to some very strange places. Written by Nick Zegarac. NOTE: Adult content, may not be suitable for the kids. Behold Robert Hollibraugh the third; a Louisiana Southern Baptist and a no-nonsense lawyer. He’s fifty-two, has a wife, Maddy [...]
Ghosts of movies past haunt the projectionist of a fabled Atlanta theater closing its doors for good. Written by Nick Zegarac.
Mysterious ghost might be the key between a young girl and what haunts her troubled father.
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. The year was 1799, just 21 years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The young country was forming and spreading to new frontiers. The western mountains [...]
Bizarre murder story of a cadaver found hidden in an amusement park haunted house attraction.
Murder tale of a rich man whose breakup with a demanding girlfriend doesn’t go as planned. Then the mermaid appears.
Larger-than-life Charleston hotel owner pays the ultimate price for messing around with the mayor’s wife in Nick Zegarac’s twisted ghost story of murder and revenge from the spooky streets of old Charleston.
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.
Who is the crazy local gal wandering around a Louisana gas station asking customers about her missing mother? Find out in this Louisiana ghost story from Sabrina Alipate.
Ghost story of a Dallas boy who meets the girl of his dreams in a Texas small town. A girl who might be too good to be true. Maybe the old rotary phone is a giveaway.
Paranormal story of a mysterious Tennessee lake that tends to attract visitors – for life.
Kentucky ghost story of a haunted house that holds the key to the mysterious past of a young girl.
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.
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.
Spooky Halloween tale of two troublemakers who cross the wrong Old Man and must walk home via the feared Troll Bridge.
True story of north Texas haunted house, and a first hand account of the ghosts there.
True ghost stories from Jim Harold’s Campfire, one of the most popular paranormal podcasts.
Ghost story of one man’s sleepness night that leads to a mysterious encounter with a stranger along a moonlit road.
Desperate to stop meth abuse among its youth, a small town turns to some local witches for help. Be careful what you wish for!
Virginia ghost story about a haunted grist mill.
Kentucky ghost story of two boys on a camping trip that encounter the ghost of a mysterious girl during a lightning storm.
Turbulent saga of Savannah’s MacCafferty clan – witches, ghosts, psychic powers and women with tragic tastes in men.
High school prom date goes very wrong.
Tennessee cave story about an unhappily married couple who visit a strange tourist cavern.
Kid-friendly ghost story from Arkansas about a haunted house with some spooky ghosts with a serious knack for baking. Written by Harris Tobias.
Lynching victim of the Ku Klux Klan in Louisiana places a horrible curse on her killers.
Edgar is terrified of a demonic presence in his apartment’s back room.
Spooky story about a young traveler who stumbles across the home of an old woman with a very unique chilli recipe. One you’re probably not going to want to copy!
Ghost story of a haunted house with an athletic ghost. But what is this ghost keeping in his gym bag?
Catholic priest is assigned to a mysterious, rural Alabama town and hears a VERY strange confession.
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!
Alabama ghost story about a mysterious young girl who takes a newcomer on a dangerous hike.
Ghost story of a singing frog who shows that eternal love is not just for humans.