Laura Wright

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The Curse of Pearl Bryan

March 4, 2017
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

March 4, 2017
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

Men on Trial

March 4, 2017
Jackson's trial went from April 21 through May 14. The prosecution had 113 witnesses, his defense had 83.

The Gruesome Circus

March 4, 2017
[Collected from various sources] Scott Jackson and Alonzo Walling murdered Pearl Bryan in 1896. The two Satanists decapitated her head and disposed of it

The Campbell County Horror

March 4, 2017
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

Kingsport’s Woman in Black

March 4, 2017
The stereotypical “woman in black” has been a ominous figure throughout much of history. The Appalachian regions were no exception.

Gate City’s Train Tragedy of 1940

March 4, 2017
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 Ghost Bull on Roan Mountain

March 4, 2017
The tale of the Ghost Bull on Roan Mountain is relatively contemporary, believed to have been first published during the 1970s. For reference, here

Abingdon’s Femme Fatalle

February 27, 2017
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,

The Parsimonious Philanderer

February 27, 2017
One of the most famous swindling Romeos was captured near Gate City, Virginia. Ironically, at the same time of  the "Lonely Hearts" serial killers,