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
Your ghost stories, folktales, myths and legends.
Submitted by readers of The Moonlit Road.com.
Cautionary tale of a Kentucky cave used by witches to steal souls, through shadows! Written by Allen Kopp. How many of us have ventured into a cave? It makes no difference if it was large or small. A cave is a hollow place in the ground, especially a natural underground space large enough for a […]
Two sailors on shore leave encounter the horrifying bogeymen from their childhoods known as The Gunnymen.
Scary story of Goatman’s Bridge, one of the most haunted spots in Texas. Written by Shaun Jex. Folks in Denton County, Texas knew Oscar Washburn as a reliable man with good business sense. He lived with his wife and children in a wood shanty with a tin roof, not far from Alton Bridge and Hickory […]
Ghost story from Athens, Georgia of a mysterious cemetery, and (of course) a Georgia bulldog. Written by K.E. Schmidt.
Ghost story of an Alabama “hollar” haunted by a farmer ghost searching for his missing son.
Heir to family fortune must solve the riddle of his father’s sinister tombstone to claim his inheritance in this Virginia horror story from K.E. Moore.
Louisiana twist on the legend of the Fair Folk, written by Sam McDonald.
Young boys make the mistake of chasing an errant football into he depths of a Georgia haunted house. Written by Kenneth Gary.
Georgia bullies terrorize the wrong trick-or-treater in this Halloween horror story from Harris Tobias.
Florida horror story of a wealthy Halloween decor supplier who may have unlocked a door to real evil. Written by Harris Tobias.
Virgina horror story of two young girls facing reality that the monster outside may, or may not, be their father. Written by Kyle Moore.
South Carolina horror story of a frightening creature terrorizing a frontier town. Written by Norman Coulson.
Creepy true story of a haunted bridge that once stood near Lookout Mountain, Alabama. Written by Irran Butler.
True (kind of) Florida ghost dog story of a beloved pinscher who protects his owner from beyond the grave. Written by Patrick McNicholas.
Animal fable The Scorpion and the Frog is retold as a North Carolina horror/suspense thriller by Kyle Moore.
What is that mysterious organ music drifting from the creepy house down the road? Read this South Carolina haunted house tale from Tony Young.
Young woman’s haunted apartment paints itself in this Virginia ghost story by Kyle Moore.
Tennessee monster story of a man pursued through the holler by strange creature from local legend. Written by Bill Julie Arbunkle.
From North Carolina, a coming-of-age story of a group of friends – and the alien they’re trying to keep alive. Written by Harris Tobias.
Creepy Virginia horror story of a man who encounters terrifying visions of his neighbors while walking a mysterious path in his backyard. Written by Kyle Moore.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 about a Halloween hike that might make you think twice about walking the woods 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.
Alabama fairy tale teaming up some of the most famous nursery rhyme characters to solve a strange wedding mystery. Written by Harris Tobias.
Texas devil story of a rancher who 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.
Appalachian murder tale from North Carolina about a mysterious and frightening visitor to a hardscrabble Appalachian community. Written by Pat McCrary.
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
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 ghost story of a lawyer invesitgating the mysterious, brutal murders of local prostitutes. But the path to conviction leads to some very strange places.
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.
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.