Histories of Appalachian Peoples

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The Hollywood Vampire of Richmond

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

The Female Stranger

This mysterious grave in St. Paul's Cemetery has stirred more questions, more suspicion, and more romantic notions than perhaps any other location in Alexandria,

Noah Fulton and the Execution of Confusion

Noah Fulton's execution remains one of the most controversial instances of capital punishment in Virginia. The 21-year-old was tried and convicted of first-degree murder

Eastern North Carolina Cherokee Legends

Native Americans, like the settlers, had their own respective culture in every tribe. Just as the Irish and German settlers brought differing cultures, so

Greeneville’s Gossip Fatalities

Humanity has long known the dangers of idle gossip. The process of verbal embellishment and fabrication led to countless battles, social exile, and even

The Murderous Belle of Powell Valley

Emma Rogers was the prettiest lady in Claiborne County, Tennessee. Her beauty and finery earned her the title, "The Belle of Powell Valley.

A Salute to the Liar Mulhatton

For some reason, Mulhatton drew a sudden following in 1910. Perhaps it was the discovery that he was still alive, or that he'd found

Suspected Mulhattons from Unknown Authors

These fake works are often attributed to Mulhatton, but it remains to be verified if they are actually "Mulhatton originals." As a result, they

Classic Mulhattons from the Famous Liar

These are brief, paraphrased, and summarized articles from the tales and legends Mulhatton claimed. This is a unique glimpse into the imaginings of the

Joe Mulhatton: The Appalachian Baron Munchausen

Joseph "Joe" Mulhatton (1848-1913) was an icon of the Appalachians at one time who slipped through the fingers of memory. Despite a surge of