Strange Tales of the American South

Maco Ghost TrainYour ghost stories, folktales, myths and legends.

 

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Three Ghost Stories from Summerville (SC) High School

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

Presenting three ghost stories written by students at Summerville High School in Summerville, South Carolina.

The Remains of a Clock

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Creepy haunted house story from Alabama, written by Irran Butler.

The Scent of Honeysuckle: Alabama Ghost Story

Monday, October 6th, 2014

Creepy Alabama ghost story of a house haunted by a strange girl, and the ghostly scent of Southern honeysuckle. Written by Irran Butler.

Marigold Goes A Visiting: Georgia Ghost Story

Monday, September 15th, 2014

What does a missing cow have to do with ghosts? Find out in this Georgia ghost story written by Julie Ann Wallo.

Spot On The Lawn: Georgia Horror Story

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Georgia horror story of a woman invited to the home of her new suitor – a home with terrifying secrets. Written by Alex Soderstrom.

Let Love In Your Heart: A Scary Florida Story

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

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.

Into The Valley Of Darkness I Go: A Kentucky Ghost Story

Monday, July 21st, 2014

Kentucky ghost story of one man’s terrifying Halloween drive into Spooknite Valley. Written by Benjamin A. Fouche.

I Told You So

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

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.

The Girl of Cliff House

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

Virginia ghost story of a frustrated writer haunted by a odd and creepy yard sale find. Written by K.E. Moore.

Legend of the Three Brothers

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Author Zachary Helton seeks a terrifying Georgia ghost story from his childhood while visiting Savannah.

A Confederate Soldier Escapes on a Dark Northern Night

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Bizarre yet true Civil War story of one unlucky Confederate soldier, coming home to Tennessee. Written by Kathy Warnes.

Escape from Appalachia

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Tennessee ghost story of a budding Tennessee guitarist seeking fame in Nashville who hitches a ride with a creepy bootlegger.

Conjurin’ Woman’s Daughter’s Curse

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Engaged couple makes the mistake of visiting a haunted Louisiana plantation. Ghost story written by Cheryal Hussain.

Mud

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

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.

Open Season in Gun Town

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Texas creature story of a group of hunters running into an unexpected monster during a deer hunt. Written by Mark Sims.

The Journey of Alysis

Saturday, March 1st, 2014

Texas myth and kids story of a young orphan girl in prehistoric times who discovers unknown powers to save humanity. Written by Sara Popp.

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!

Old Talon

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Tennessee creature story about a mysterious monster named Old Talon terrorizing a remote Appalachian community. Written and illustrated by Seth Boyden.

That Halloween Hike

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

Creepy Tennessee creature story from the Smoky Mountains that might make you think twice about hiking alone! Written by Robert Godwin.

The Buried Red Brick House

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

Kentucky ghost story of a gravedigger who hides a horrible secret in the nearby haunted house. Written By Nathan Oser.

The Old Lockhart House

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

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.

The Mischievous Pumpkin

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

Georgia farmer brings home a very strange Halloween pumpkin that causes all sorts of trouble.

This Moment Is Your Life

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Tennessee horror story – and don’t ask what’s in the basket. Written by C.G. Fewston.

Storyland Jack

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

Southern fairy tale teaming up some of the most famous nursery rhyme characters to solve a strange wedding mystery. Written by Harris Tobias.

The Dirt Road

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Texas rancher receives an offer from a creepy stranger to save his family farm. Written by Jerod Blake Lasater.

Mailbox Cat

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Alabama folktale about two kids’ encounter with a wild tomcat, and a poor mailman who happened to cross its path. Written by Dan Singley.

Milledgeville: Ghost Stories, Your Short Stories

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Georgia ghost story of a young boy who discovers the tragic secret life of his uncle, lost behind the walls of an insane asylum.

Hunger

Friday, June 7th, 2013

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. […]

Mansworth County

Saturday, May 18th, 2013

Man returns to his childhood home to confront the terrifying ghost at the Mansworth County bridge that haunted him as a child.

Dead In The Eye

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Ghost on a Texas highway story, written by Jerod Lasater

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.

Buttercup and the Forest Princess

Sunday, February 10th, 2013

Great Depression folktale of a mysterious forest creature protecting a widow and her family from the frightening depths of Tennessee logging country.

Alien Artifacts

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Creepy tale of a lost couple who stumbles across a bizarre “Alien Artifact Museum” in rural Georgia. Written by Harris Tobias.

A Visitor Comes Tapping

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

A New Orleans haunted house story by Marlon Heimerl at HalloweenCostumes.com.

The Inverse Werewolf

Friday, December 28th, 2012

Werewolf terrorizes an Appalachian farm community. Based on a Tennessee folktale, written by Frank Hagelberg.

Unbroken Lines

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

Nightmarish tale of Southern suburban landscaping gone very, very wrong. Written by Tim Westover.

Toy Food

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

Kids fairy tale about a starving family of toymakers who must turn to their creations to survive. Written by Harris Tobias.

A Winter’s Guest

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

Chilling Virginia ghost story of a house sitter terrorized by a mysterious visitor to his aunt’s remote cabin. Written by

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 […]

Our Ghosts

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Help Wanted: The Rosebud Street library is looking for a new ghost. Apply during twilight hours. An original ghost story by Tim Westover.

Uncle Andy and the Fire Breathing Dragon

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

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.

Waltzing In The Moonlight

Saturday, September 8th, 2012

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.

The Red Satin Pantyhose

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

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 […]

A Shadowland Afflicted

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Ghosts of movies past haunt the projectionist of a fabled Atlanta theater closing its doors for good. Written by Nick Zegarac.

The Path of Dead Roses

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

Mysterious ghost might be the key between a young girl and what haunts her troubled father.

The Curse of 21

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

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 […]

A Figure Of Fun

Monday, May 14th, 2012

Bizarre murder story of a cadaver found hidden in an amusement park haunted house attraction.

The Cadillac Mermaid

Friday, April 27th, 2012

Murder tale of a rich man whose breakup with a demanding girlfriend doesn’t go as planned. Then the mermaid appears.

A Betrayal Amongst Friends

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

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.

Swamp Children

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

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.

Pride at a Gas Station

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

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.

One Day in May

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

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.

Owl Head Lake

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

Paranormal story of a mysterious Tennessee lake that tends to attract visitors – for life.

The House on Black River

Saturday, December 31st, 2011

Kentucky ghost story of a haunted house that holds the key to the mysterious past of a young girl.

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.

Changeling Mother

Monday, November 21st, 2011

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.

The Troll Bridge

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Spooky Halloween tale of two troublemakers who cross the wrong Old Man and must walk home via the feared Troll Bridge.

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.

My Moonlit Road

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Ghost story of one man’s sleepness night that leads to a mysterious encounter with a stranger along a moonlit road.

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 Phantoms of Mabry Mill

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

Virginia ghost story about a haunted grist mill.

The Wildflower Girl

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

Kentucky ghost story of two boys on a camping trip that encounter the ghost of a mysterious girl during a lightning storm.

The MacCaffertys

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

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

Country Road

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

High school prom date goes very wrong.

The Cave

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Tennessee cave story about an unhappily married couple who visit a strange tourist cavern.

Haunted

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

Kid-friendly ghost story from Arkansas about a haunted house with some spooky ghosts with a serious knack for baking. Written by Harris Tobias.

Rest Stop

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

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

The Back Room

Sunday, March 6th, 2011

Edgar is terrified of a demonic presence in his apartment’s back room.

Handy Mickey

Monday, February 14th, 2011

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!

It’s In The Bag

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

Ghost story of a haunted house with an athletic ghost. But what is this ghost keeping in his gym bag?

The Last Confession

Saturday, November 13th, 2010

Catholic priest is assigned to a mysterious, rural Alabama town and hears a VERY strange confession.

The Bog Wog

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

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!

You Can’t Keep Up

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

Alabama ghost story about a mysterious young girl who takes a newcomer on a dangerous hike.

The Legend of Joeabb the Frog

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Ghost story of a singing frog who shows that eternal love is not just for humans.

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