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The Witch Bride

A wealthy bachelor named McKim owned a gristmill and much prosperous farming land in Virginia. His wealth made him very influential and citizens from

The Sybert Witch and a Bouncing Bed

Reports flooded national headlines in December of 1938. The Sybert family lived along Wallen’s Creek in Powell Mountain.

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

Reverend Thrasher’s Ghost

Reverend George Thrasher lived less than 100 miles from the Moon household, in Botetourt County. His story is occasionally set in Buchanan County, but

The Oak Level Witch

In the early 1900s, a cabin sat near Stebbins, or what is now Oak Level, Virginia. It was known as "Aunt Tabby Anderson's Place.

Centralia’s Silent Hill

Centralia, Pennsylvania is the favorite mining town here at the House. Not only does it have a constant fire burning beneath its surface, it

The John Bachman House

The John Bachman house is a landmark that dates back to the early 1800s. The house is located in the Horse Creek area of

Roan Mountain’s Witch Gold

A poor Irish immigrant named Ardan came to America, just after the Revolutionary War. He found peace and tranquility in Roan Mountain.

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