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The Parsimonious Philanderer

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

Scott County’s Battle Physician

Dr. Robert Watson “Doc” McConnell was born in 1869.

The Buchanan County Butcher

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

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