Colonial History / Folklore and Ghost Stories / Myths and Legends / Storytelling

The House of Ghostly Music

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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 ago.

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Accidents, Mishaps, and Disasters / Coal Mines / Folklore and Ghost Stories / History / Myths and Legends / Storytelling

The Mine’s Vengeful Wraith

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

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The Haunted Brothel

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The area surrounding Williams Mill in Scott County, Virginia, has seen many changes in the past century. Perhaps the most notable is the demolition of several historic houses in the 1970s to make way for new land development.

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Cleveland’s Bleeding Mausoleum

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Folklore: Nina Craigmiles was a vivacious and precocious 7-year-old in 1871, as most children of her age and lifestyle are.

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The Featherbed Ghost

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Dances were a common fixture of late Nineteenth Century Appalachian life. They were a form of entertainment, as well as a means to discuss community events and efforts.

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The Ford Devil in Stanley Valley

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There was a famous haunting in the Stanley Valley portion of Hawkins County, Tennessee. The Ford family once dealt with a spirit that could read, write, and had a sense of humor.

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The Screaming Ghost of Powell River

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The Powell River begins in Wise County, Virginia. It meanders through Wise and Lee Counties for around 80 miles, before it crosses into Tennessee.

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Stone Mountain’s Strangest Mine

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At the turn of the Twentieth Century, a natural formation on Stone Mountain promised to be a major attraction. Stone Mountain is directly on the boundaries of Wise and Scott Counties in Virginia.

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The Murder House

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The Murder House sat under the shadow of a mountain in Wise County, Virginia. The day could be bright and sunny, but even in direct sunlight, the house never brightened inside.

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