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The Carter Family’s Ordeal of Blood

March 4, 2017
The body of a baby boy was found in Accomack County, in March  of 1679. It was buried in a blue blanket.

The Old Soldier Who Didn’t Die

March 4, 2017
John Vestal was an ex-Confederate soldier in Bristol. Vestal had a vision that he was going to die on September 3, 1911.

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.

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,

Abingdon’s Dry Killers

February 27, 2017
J.W.

Scott County’s Battle Physician

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

The Buchanan County Butcher

February 27, 2017
Everyone seems to have a complaint with the justice system today. The fact remains that most of us take our due process for granted.

The Squeaking Door

February 27, 2017
A tale out of Letcher County, Kentucky, is about an unusual haunting. Preacher Wesley "Little Wes" Collins experienced one of the strangest ghosts in

A Cold Case in Nickelsville

February 27, 2017
It was a mild and balmy May evening when services ended at Culbertson's Chapel, in Nickelsville, Virginia. Everson "Red" Collins attended and afterward visited