There was a strange community in Nineteenth Century North Carolina, according to legend, who subsisted entirely on clay. The addiction was unlike any known vice, even worse than whiskey, morphine, or laudanum.
The Powell River begins in Wise County, Virginia. It meanders through Wise and Lee Counties for around 80 miles, before it crosses into Tennessee.
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The Murder House sat under the shadow of a mountain in Wise County, Virginia. The day could be bright and sunny, but even in direct sunlight, the house never brightened inside.
The old farmhouse was nestled inside a hollow, in the Fulkerson area of Scott County, Virginia. It gained a reputation for a tremendous number of paranormal events that were witnessed by many county residents.
Frank Turnbrook, who would eventually become General Frank Turnbrook, left his wife and children to enlist in the Civil War in 1861. Mrs.
“Timber Tree” is a folksy name for a relatively isolated road that bridges the Gate City/Bristol Highway, in Virginia, with Bloomingdale in Kingsport, Tennessee. Few were as notorious as the Powell sisters of Scott County, Virginia.
Native Americans, like the settlers, had their own respective culture in every tribe. Just as the Irish and German settlers brought differing cultures, so did the various native tribes throughout the nation.
For some reason, Mulhatton drew a sudden following in 1910. Perhaps it was the discovery that he was still alive, or that he’d found tremendous success in mining, but still he again became a popular topic.
These fake works are often attributed to Mulhatton, but it remains to be verified if they are actually “Mulhatton originals.” As a result, they remain products of unknown authors.