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The John Bachman House

March 4, 2017
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

March 4, 2017
A poor Irish immigrant named Ardan came to America, just after the Revolutionary War. He found peace and tranquility in Roan Mountain.

An Everlasting Faint

March 4, 2017
The situation with John Gamble did not bode well for West Virginia cases that alleged paranormal involvement. Oddly enough, there was an unspoken change

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.

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

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

The Moon Ghost

February 27, 2017
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

February 27, 2017
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

February 27, 2017
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

February 27, 2017
A mysterious figure once haunted the Indian Creek area of Wise County, Virginia. The phantom was over seven feet tall and haunted all who