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The Buchanan County Butcher

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Everyone seems to have a complaint with the justice system today. The fact remains that most of us take our due process for granted.

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The Spy Who Came to Kingsport

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Notorious Soviet spy Harry Gold was captured in 1950. For most of America, it just meant another enemy agent was no longer working against the nation.

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A House of Death in Carter County

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The night of January 7, 1938, didn’t start with any distinction; however, the events that would happen that night forever changed Carter County, Tennessee. Three little girls would be dead, and the nation would be left asking, “why?

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Rage

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William Bales visited brother-in-law Burney Bayless on October 4, 1908. He didn’t say a word as he entered the house in Johnson City, Tennessee.

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Folklore and Ghost Stories / History / Myths and Legends / Virginia

The Moon Ghost

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The Moon Ghost is a name given to a series of bizarre incidents that took place in the home of Schulyer Moon, of Fluvanna County. The house was once an estate called “Church Hill,” around 12 miles from Charlottesville.

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A Fatal Attraction

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John Orr came home from work as usual, but things at home were not as usual on July 2, 1906. His wife was missing, and so were some of her belongings.

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Folklore and Ghost Stories / Myths and Legends / Storytelling

Two Drops of Blood

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There was once a haunted house in the Big Laurel section of Wise County, Virginia.  No one lived there for any length of time, until a traveling preacher stayed one night and unraveled the mystery.

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