The body of a baby boy was found in Accomack County, in March of 1679. It was buried in a blue blanket.
John Vestal was an ex-Confederate soldier in Bristol. Vestal had a vision that he was going to die on September 3, 1911.
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The stereotypical “woman in black” has been a ominous figure throughout much of history. The Appalachian regions were no exception.
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,
One of the most famous swindling Romeos was captured near Gate City, Virginia. Ironically, at the same time of the "Lonely Hearts" serial killers,
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Dr. Robert Watson “Doc” McConnell was born in 1869.
Everyone seems to have a complaint with the justice system today. The fact remains that most of us take our due process for granted.
A tale out of Letcher County, Kentucky, is about an unusual haunting. Preacher Wesley "Little Wes" Collins experienced one of the strangest ghosts in