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The Mine’s Vengeful Wraith

February 27, 2017
An old southwest Virginia mine operator discussed his career in the 1890s, during a trip to Richmond, Virginia. He visited a historic tavern and

Cleveland’s Bleeding Mausoleum

February 27, 2017
Folklore: Nina Craigmiles was a vivacious and precocious 7-year-old in 1871, as most children of her age and lifestyle are.

Reuben Herndon and the Ordeal of Blood

February 27, 2017
The case of Reuben Herndon is often mentioned as one instance of the "ordeal of blood" in Virginia's history, but unfortunately, no evidence can

The Featherbed Ghost

February 27, 2017
Dances were a common fixture of late Nineteenth Century Appalachian life. They were a form of entertainment, as well as a means to discuss

The Hollywood Vampire of Richmond

February 27, 2017
This is the next installment of "Fact vs. Folklore," at VaCreeper.

Ghosts in Tennessee’s Coal Mines

February 27, 2017
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

February 27, 2017
Humanity has long known the dangers of idle gossip. The process of verbal embellishment and fabrication led to countless battles, social exile, and even

Morrison’s Phantom Steeds

February 27, 2017
One of the most notable forgotten plantations in North Carolina was the Carroll Morrison plantation. Some accounts place the ancient estate 25 miles north

The Lone Grave

February 27, 2017
A lone grave is surrounded by an old iron rail at the edge of a parking lot, around where Paroquet Springs once stood, in

The Haunted Tavern

February 27, 2017
Harrodsburg was the first town in Kentucky. It was also home to a notoriously haunted tavern that's long been forgotten.