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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.

The Murder House

The Murder House sat under the shadow of a mountain in Wise County, Virginia. The day could be bright and sunny, but even in

The Consumption House

The old farmhouse was nestled inside a hollow, in the Fulkerson area of Scott County, Virginia. It gained a reputation for a tremendous number

The Caged Ghost of Glenwood

Frank Turnbrook, who would eventually become General Frank Turnbrook, left his wife and children to enlist in the Civil War in 1861. Mrs.

The Two Witches of Timber Tree

"Timber Tree" is a folksy name for a relatively isolated road that bridges the Gate City/Bristol Highway, in Virginia, with Bloomingdale in Kingsport, Tennessee.

Ghosts in Tennessee’s Coal Mines

While not normally associated with coal mining, Tennessee indeed once produced the black diamond. As a result, the state suffered its share of related

Brown Mountain’s Witch Fires

The Brown Mountain Lights in North Carolina have fascinated visitors for over a century. It's even been the inspiration for an episode of the