As with many controversial cases in history, rumors of a curse emerged in the years following the trial and execution. Some people claim it
Pearl Bryan's skull turned up in quite a few places, but never in the "well" at Bobby Mackey's. A female skull was found in
Jackson's trial went from April 21 through May 14. The prosecution had 113 witnesses, his defense had 83.
[Collected from various sources] Scott Jackson and Alonzo Walling murdered Pearl Bryan in 1896. The two Satanists decapitated her head and disposed of it
Country music singer Bobby Mackey owns "Bobby Mackey's Music World" in Wilder, Kentucky. This Campbell County institution is globally renown for a variety of
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The stereotypical “woman in black” has been a ominous figure throughout much of history. The Appalachian regions were no exception.
A mysterious collision occurred in Gate City, Virginia, on January 27, 1940. The victims’ families were never given reason as to why the tragedy
The tale of the Ghost Bull on Roan Mountain is relatively contemporary, believed to have been first published during the 1970s. For reference, here
The Baker trial of 1891 held the region spellbound with shameless love, infidelity, and ultimately murder. The prosecution’s star witness was the mistress herself,