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Residents of the Appalachian Mountains have a number of unique struggles and adversities not found elsewhere, as it has always been. The prevalence of

White-Livered Vixens and Vamps

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

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

The Squeaking Door

A tale out of Letcher County, Kentucky, is about an unusual haunting. Preacher Wesley "Little Wes" Collins experienced one of the strangest ghosts in

The Infamous Bostian Bridge

Bostian Bridge is a fixture near Statesville, North Carolina. It is also the scene of one of the most popular phantom trains in the

The House of Ghostly Music

The home might've been a famous haunted house at one time, but it's prominence has been forgotten. The historic structure burned down some time

The Mine’s Vengeful Wraith

An old southwest Virginia mine operator discussed his career in the 1890s, during a trip to Richmond, Virginia. He visited a historic tavern and