Storytelling

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Incident at the Swinging Bridge – Folklore Drive Winner!

The Grand Prize winning entry comes from Mr. Colin Mullins!

Two Drops of Blood

There was once a haunted house in the Big Laurel section of Wise County, Virginia.  No one lived there for any length of time,

Esserville’s Banshee Rock

A large rock once sat beside the road going between Wise and Norton, near the small coal town Esserville, Virginia. The rock was believed

The Tall Soldier of Indian Creek

A mysterious figure once haunted the Indian Creek area of Wise County, Virginia. The phantom was over seven feet tall and haunted all who

The Infamous Bostian Bridge

Bostian Bridge is a fixture near Statesville, North Carolina. It is also the scene of one of the most popular phantom trains in the

The House of Ghostly Music

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

The Mine’s Vengeful Wraith

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

The Haunted Brothel

The area surrounding Williams Mill in Scott County, Virginia, has seen many changes in the past century. Perhaps the most notable is the demolition

The Featherbed Ghost

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

The Screaming Ghost of Powell River

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