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The Ghost of Marble Hall

There is a site off Highway 11-W, just a few miles outside of Rogersville, Tennessee, that has been virtually forgotten. The obscurity, however, does

Fact vs. Folklore: The Rotherwood Mansion

Rotherwood is a legendary home in Hawkins County, Tennessee. It's known as a true plantation house, one of the last remaining structures of its

The Legend of the Big Stone Gap Vampire

Vampire lore is one of the most popular forms of folklore and its reach spans the globe. Here’s a tale of ghoulish proportions that

The Latin Quarter

[Collected from various sources] The slaughterhouse fell into decay as the years passed by. No one wanted it.

The Curse of Pearl Bryan

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

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

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

The Gruesome Circus

[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

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

White-Livered Vixens and Vamps

The term, “white liver,” has recently found its way into Appalachian discussions. According to legend, if a woman has the dreaded white liver, her