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The Squeaking Door

A tale out of Letcher County, Kentucky, is about an unusual haunting. Preacher Wesley "Little Wes" Collins experienced one of the strangest ghosts in

The Infamous Bostian Bridge

Bostian Bridge is a fixture near Statesville, North Carolina. It is also the scene of one of the most popular phantom trains in the

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 Mine’s Vengeful Wraith

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

The Haunted Brothel

The area surrounding Williams Mill in Scott County, Virginia, has seen many changes in the past century. Perhaps the most notable is the demolition

Cleveland’s Bleeding Mausoleum

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

The Featherbed Ghost

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 Ford Devil in Stanley Valley

There was a famous haunting in the Stanley Valley portion of Hawkins County, Tennessee. The Ford family once dealt with a spirit that could

The Screaming Ghost of Powell River

The Powell River begins in Wise County, Virginia. It meanders through Wise and Lee Counties for around 80 miles, before it crosses into Tennessee.

The Hollywood Vampire of Richmond

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