Reuben Herndon and the Ordeal of Blood

The case of Reuben Herndon is often mentioned as one instance of the "ordeal of blood" in Virginia's history, but unfortunately, no evidence can

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 Ford Devil in Stanley Valley

There was a famous haunting in the Stanley Valley portion of Hawkins County, Tennessee. The Ford family once dealt with a spirit that could

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

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.

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 Hollywood Vampire of Richmond

This is the next installment of "Fact vs. Folklore," at VaCreeper.

The Murder House

The Murder House sat under the shadow of a mountain in Wise County, Virginia. The day could be bright and sunny, but even in

The Consumption House

The old farmhouse was nestled inside a hollow, in the Fulkerson area of Scott County, Virginia. It gained a reputation for a tremendous number

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,