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The Gruesome Circus

March 4, 2017
[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

March 4, 2017
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

March 4, 2017
The stereotypical “woman in black” has been a ominous figure throughout much of history. The Appalachian regions were no exception.

Gate City’s Train Tragedy of 1940

March 4, 2017
A mysterious collision occurred in Gate City, Virginia, on January 27, 1940. The victims’ families were never given reason as to why the tragedy

The Ghost Bull on Roan Mountain

March 4, 2017
The tale of the Ghost Bull on Roan Mountain is relatively contemporary, believed to have been first published during the 1970s. For reference, here

Abingdon’s Femme Fatalle

February 27, 2017
The Baker trial of 1891 held the region spellbound with shameless love, infidelity, and ultimately murder. The prosecution’s star witness was the mistress herself,

The Parsimonious Philanderer

February 27, 2017
One of the most famous swindling Romeos was captured near Gate City, Virginia. Ironically, at the same time of  the "Lonely Hearts" serial killers,

White-Livered Vixens and Vamps

February 27, 2017
The term, “white liver,” has recently found its way into Appalachian discussions. According to legend, if a woman has the dreaded white liver, her

Abingdon’s Dry Killers

February 27, 2017
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Scott County’s Battle Physician

February 27, 2017
Dr. Robert Watson “Doc” McConnell was born in 1869.