Abingdon is the county seat for Washington County, Virginia. Founded in 1778, it has seen many changes through time. One of the strangest episodes in its long and storied history … Read More
The stereotypical “woman in black” has been a ominous figure throughout much of history. The Appalachian regions were no exception.
The tale of the Ghost Bull on Roan Mountain is relatively contemporary, believed to have been first published during the 1970s. For reference, here is the most common version:
The term, “white liver,” has recently found its way into Appalachian discussions. According to legend, if a woman has the dreaded white liver, her sexual appetites are so strong they kill her mate.
A mysterious figure once haunted the Indian Creek area of Wise County, Virginia. The phantom was over seven feet tall and haunted all who passed by his grave.
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 ago.
An old southwest Virginia mine operator discussed his career in the 1890s, during a trip to Richmond, Virginia. He visited a historic tavern and ordered a drink.
The area surrounding Williams Mill in Scott County, Virginia, has seen many changes in the past century. Perhaps the most notable is the demolition of several historic houses in the 1970s to make way for new land development.
Folklore: Nina Craigmiles was a vivacious and precocious 7-year-old in 1871, as most children of her age and lifestyle are.
There was a famous haunting in the Stanley Valley portion of Hawkins County, Tennessee. The Ford family once dealt with a spirit that could read, write, and had a sense of humor.