The proverbial “axe murderer” is a staple of many urban legends. It’s been the subject of countless works in film and fiction, inspired by very real events like the Villisca Axe Murders and the Axeman of New Orleans.
The legend of the Travers Ghost hails from Bardstown, in Rockcastle County, Kentucky. The old “Ross Cabin,” was the scene of many paranormal events and home to countless families who tried to live there.
A number of mysterious gas attacks occurred in several Appalachian areas during the Twentieth Century. Intriguingly enough, despite numerous attacks, no culprits were ever found and few clues were ever left.
As is typical, the facts win in the story of Rotherwood. The structure has witnessed death, war, poverty, desperation, marauding soldiers, and it was nearly lost to the elements and the ravages of time.