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A Phantom Gasser

A number of mysterious gas attacks occurred in several Appalachian areas during the Twentieth Century. Intriguingly enough, despite numerous attacks, no culprits were ever

The Silver Bullet

Lawrence Nutting was a U. S.

The Marble Hall Fiend

Blevins arrested Joe Harris without incident. The authorities searched his belongings and found Charles Brown's wallet, containing $253.

The Marble Hall Murder

As with many uncommon houses, Marble Hall inevitably gained an uncommon history. A wealthy farmer named John Brown purchased the home after Rice's debtors

The Rotherwood Conclusion

As is typical, the facts win in the story of Rotherwood. The structure has witnessed death, war, poverty, desperation, marauding soldiers, and it was

The Rotherwood Bridge

The Rotherwood Bridge has seen several incarnations, but one fact is true of them all: every crossing sees more action than perhaps any other

Bradley Casteel and His Missing Girl

Bradley Casteel was Big Stone Gap native who'd fallen on hard times in Norfolk, Virginia. He was working in a prison camp on charges

Oliver Vermillion’s Silent Bones

Oliver Vermillion was a wealthy man in the 1820s. He lived in the Thompson's Ford area of Nicklesville, Virginia.

The Tragic Ballad of Lillie Davis

Ack Hale burst into the Bristol police station on the night of March 27, 1907. He told authorities he'd just been near the East

The Black Mountain Triangle

The Bermuda Triangle has been discussed for centuries for its disappearances and strange events. What is not known is that Appalachian regions also have