Folklore and Ghost Stories

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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

Kingsport’s Woman in Black

The stereotypical “woman in black” has been a ominous figure throughout much of history. The Appalachian regions were no exception.

The Ghost Bull on Roan Mountain

The tale of the Ghost Bull on Roan Mountain is relatively contemporary, believed to have been first published during the 1970s. For reference, here

The Moon Ghost

The Moon Ghost is a name given to a series of bizarre incidents that took place in the home of Schulyer Moon, of Fluvanna

Two Drops of Blood

There was once a haunted house in the Big Laurel section of Wise County, Virginia.  No one lived there for any length of time,

Esserville’s Banshee Rock

A large rock once sat beside the road going between Wise and Norton, near the small coal town Esserville, Virginia. The rock was believed

The Tall Soldier of Indian Creek

A mysterious figure once haunted the Indian Creek area of Wise County, Virginia. The phantom was over seven feet tall and haunted all who