Laura Wright

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The Murder House

The Murder House sat under the shadow of a mountain in Wise County, Virginia. The day could be bright and sunny, but even in

The Consumption House

The old farmhouse was nestled inside a hollow, in the Fulkerson area of Scott County, Virginia. It gained a reputation for a tremendous number

The Female Stranger

This mysterious grave in St. Paul's Cemetery has stirred more questions, more suspicion, and more romantic notions than perhaps any other location in Alexandria,

Noah Fulton and the Execution of Confusion

Noah Fulton's execution remains one of the most controversial instances of capital punishment in Virginia. The 21-year-old was tried and convicted of first-degree murder

The Caged Ghost of Glenwood

Frank Turnbrook, who would eventually become General Frank Turnbrook, left his wife and children to enlist in the Civil War in 1861. Mrs.

The Two Witches of Timber Tree

"Timber Tree" is a folksy name for a relatively isolated road that bridges the Gate City/Bristol Highway, in Virginia, with Bloomingdale in Kingsport, Tennessee.

Eastern North Carolina Cherokee Legends

Native Americans, like the settlers, had their own respective culture in every tribe. Just as the Irish and German settlers brought differing cultures, so

Ghosts in Tennessee’s Coal Mines

While not normally associated with coal mining, Tennessee indeed once produced the black diamond. As a result, the state suffered its share of related

Greeneville’s Gossip Fatalities

Humanity has long known the dangers of idle gossip. The process of verbal embellishment and fabrication led to countless battles, social exile, and even

The Murderous Belle of Powell Valley

Emma Rogers was the prettiest lady in Claiborne County, Tennessee. Her beauty and finery earned her the title, "The Belle of Powell Valley.