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A Cold Case in Nickelsville

It was a mild and balmy May evening when services ended at Culbertson's Chapel, in Nickelsville, Virginia. Everson "Red" Collins attended and afterward visited

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

Life after Death

Elis Lawton was born in Scott County, Virginia. By 1905, he worked in Colorado mine owned by a man named Baxter Pate.

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

Hatfield’s Jail Break

The Hatfield-McCoy feud is a part of American history that has became a common adjective for any bitter dispute between people. The original warfare

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 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