Alabama devil folktale about a young man forced to spend the night in a haunted house, with a terrifying family. But are they really as evil as the townfolk say? Written by Kyle Moore.
Strange Tales of the American South
Your ghost stories, folktales, myths and legends.
Submitted by readers of The Moonlit Road.com.
Presenting three ghost stories written by students at Summerville High School in Summerville, South Carolina.
Creepy haunted house story from Alabama, written by Irran Butler.
Creepy Alabama ghost story of a house haunted by a strange girl, and the ghostly scent of Southern honeysuckle. Written by Irran Butler.
What does a missing cow have to do with ghosts? Find out in this Georgia ghost story written by Julie Ann Wallo.
Georgia horror story of a woman invited to the home of her new suitor – a home with terrifying secrets. Written by Alex Soderstrom.
Scary Florida story of a man walking alone through the Orlando streets, haunted not by a monster or ghost, but instead a strange song. Written by K.E. Moore.
Kentucky ghost story of one man’s terrifying Halloween drive into Spooknite Valley. Written by Benjamin A. Fouche.
Creepy South Carolina story of a single father trying to keep his young daughter away from a spooky construction project up the road. Written by K.E. Moore.
Virginia ghost story of a frustrated writer haunted by a odd and creepy yard sale find. Written by K.E. Moore.
Author Zachary Helton seeks a terrifying Georgia ghost story from his childhood while visiting Savannah.
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.
Engaged couple makes the mistake of visiting a haunted Louisiana plantation. Ghost story written by Cheryal Hussain.
Tennessee killer 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.
Texas creature story of a group of hunters running into an unexpected monster during a deer hunt. Written by Mark Sims.
Texas myth and kids story of a young orphan girl in prehistoric times who discovers unknown powers to save humanity. Written by Sara Popp.
True story of unexplained paranormal phenomena in a Virginia suburb. Written by Benjamin Stevens.
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!
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 from the Smoky Mountains that might make you think twice about hiking alone! Written by Robert Godwin.
Kentucky ghost story of a gravedigger who hides a horrible secret in the nearby haunted house. Written By Nathan Oser.
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.
Georgia farmer brings home a very strange Halloween pumpkin that causes all sorts of trouble.
Tennessee horror story – and don’t ask what’s in the basket. Written by C.G. Fewston.
Southern fairy tale teaming up some of the most famous nursery rhyme characters to solve a strange wedding mystery. Written by Harris Tobias.
Texas rancher receives an offer from a creepy stranger to save his family farm. Written by Jerod Blake Lasater.
Alabama folktale about two kids’ encounter with a wild tomcat, and a poor mailman who happened to cross its path. Written by Dan Singley.
Georgia ghost story of a young boy who discovers the tragic secret life of his uncle, lost behind the walls of an insane asylum.
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. […]
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.