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The Murder House

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The Murder House sat under the shadow of a mountain in Wise County, Virginia. The day could be bright and sunny, but even in direct sunlight, the house never brightened inside.

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The Consumption House

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The old farmhouse was nestled inside a hollow, in the Fulkerson area of Scott County, Virginia. It gained a reputation for a tremendous number of paranormal events that were witnessed by many county residents.

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Colonial History / Histories of Appalachian Peoples / History / People / Storytelling

The Female Stranger

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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, Virginia.

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The Caged Ghost of Glenwood

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Frank Turnbrook, who would eventually become General Frank Turnbrook, left his wife and children to enlist in the Civil War in 1861. Mrs.

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The Two Witches of Timber Tree

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“Timber Tree” is a folksy name for a relatively isolated road that bridges the Gate City/Bristol Highway, in Virginia, with Bloomingdale in Kingsport, Tennessee. Few were as notorious as the Powell sisters of Scott County, Virginia.

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Morrison’s Phantom Steeds

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One of the most notable forgotten plantations in North Carolina was the Carroll Morrison plantation. Some accounts place the ancient estate 25 miles north of Fayetteville, while others say it was 13 miles south.

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The Ghost in the Old Ross Cabin

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The legend of the Travers Ghost hails from Bardstown, in Rockcastle County, Kentucky. The old “Ross Cabin,” was the scene of many paranormal events and home to countless families who tried to live there.

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Lord Brewer’s Dragon Bed

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The ruins of a magnificent stone house once stood high atop a bluff in the North Carolina pine forests, alongside the Cape Fear River. The decaying castle had two ghosts, that of an older English gentleman, the other was a beautiful young lady.

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Folklore and Ghost Stories / Histories of Appalachian Peoples / History / Myths and Legends / Storytelling / Virginia

Princess Kahina of Scott County

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Kahina was an African Princess who began life as the daughter of a powerful king. Warriors from a rival tribe discovered her walking far from home one day.

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