The proverbial “axe murderer” is a staple of many urban legends. It’s been the subject of countless works in film and fiction, inspired by very real events like the Villisca Axe Murders and the Axeman of New Orleans.
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.
A number of mysterious gas attacks occurred in several Appalachian areas during the Twentieth Century. Intriguingly enough, despite numerous attacks, no culprits were ever found and few clues were ever left.
Bradley Casteel was Big Stone Gap native who’d fallen on hard times in Norfolk, Virginia. He was working in a prison camp on charges of public drunkenness, when something began to plague his mind.