Colonial History

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The House of Ghostly Music

The home might've been a famous haunted house at one time, but it's prominence has been forgotten. The historic structure burned down some time

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,

Lord Brewer’s Dragon Bed

The ruins of a magnificent stone house once stood high atop a bluff in the North Carolina pine forests, alongside the Cape Fear River.

The Ordeal of Blood

This historic practice goes by many names: Bier's Test, Bier-Right, Trial by Touch, Ordeal of Blood, Blood-test, Covenanting by Blood, and many others that

Melungeon Exploitation

The Melungeons emerged into common knowledge as a group of isolationists in Northeastern Tennessee. Their primary home was in Hancock County, in a place

The Starving Time in Jamestown

Smith was not the only one to suffer after he left Virginia. Jamestown became a veritable ghost town.

The Carter Family’s Ordeal of Blood

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The body of a baby boy was found in Accomack County, in March  of 1679. It was buried in a blue blanket.