This vampire is in Mexican mythology. Any woman who dies during her first labor was believed to become a vampire. These creatures are also known as “Ciuapipiltin.
There is a wealth of fascinating lore surrounding something as simple as an intersection, or “crossroads.” This commonplace fixture of our landscape was once held as a mystical place where dark and infernal forces conspired. In much of Britain and throughout Europe, the crossroads were feared at a variety of periods in time.
Reports flooded national headlines in December of 1938. The Sybert family lived along Wallen’s Creek in Powell Mountain. Their 3-room cabin was located in Lee County, Virginia.
This home, near Jamestown, Virginia, is also known as the “Randolph family mansion.” Most of the world, however, knows it as “Tuckahoe.” This home has a lengthy history of legend and haunting.
Vampire lore is one of the most popular forms of folklore and its reach spans the globe. Here’s a tale of ghoulish proportions that was supposed to have taken place in the small town of Big Stone Gap. The Folklore:
In the early 1900s, a cabin sat near Oak Level (then known as Stebbins), Virginia. The shack was known as “Aunt Tabby Anderson’s Place.” Tabitha Anderson, or “Aunt Tabby,” has gone through a sweeping change in just under a century.
As many genealogists can tell you, death certificate research is relatively modern. You can only go back so far and then it seems the paper trail just ends. It may be a surprise to you, but the death certificate is centuries younger than even census records.
Alexandria was a bustling harbor for shipping and trading after the Revolutionary War. One day a large schooner sailed into this Virginia port, owned by an Alexandria merchant named John Dean. The ship carried rum and sugar as its cargo, as well as a handsome, wealthy couple when it entered port on July 25, 1815.
Today, most people believe the dreaded banshee is exclusively Irish and is always malevolent. This is not the case. The banshee has been a common element of life for centuries, in several countries, and her origins are relatively unknown.
Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch (1863-1944) was a Cornish writer who often published under the name, “Q.” The White Moth If a leaf rustled she would start: And yet she died, a year ago.