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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

A Cold Case in Nickelsville

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

Life after Death

Elis Lawton was born in Scott County, Virginia. By 1905, he worked in Colorado mine owned by a man named Baxter Pate.

Hatfield’s Jail Break

The Hatfield-McCoy feud is a part of American history that has became a common adjective for any bitter dispute between people. The original warfare

The Appalachian Druid Church

The term "Druid Church" is an archaic phrase used during the Nineteenth and early Twentieth Centuries. It referred to a common event in Appalachian

Chasing the Mysterious Clay-Eaters

There was a strange community in Nineteenth Century North Carolina, according to legend, who subsisted entirely on clay. The addiction was unlike any known

Stone Mountain’s Strangest Mine

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 Female Stranger

This mysterious grave in St. Paul's Cemetery has stirred more questions, more suspicion, and more romantic notions than perhaps any other location in Alexandria,

Noah Fulton and the Execution of Confusion

Noah Fulton's execution remains one of the most controversial instances of capital punishment in Virginia. The 21-year-old was tried and convicted of first-degree murder

Eastern North Carolina Cherokee Legends

Native Americans, like the settlers, had their own respective culture in every tribe. Just as the Irish and German settlers brought differing cultures, so