Welcome to Appalachia Gothic. This is a virtual tavern featuring odds and ends of Appalachian history gathered through years of research. Topics covered include the paranormal, fantastic creatures, bizarre people and a host of obscure (and occasionally macabre) history. Feel free to pull up a seat and browse through history as you probably haven’t heard it.
Much of the research featured here comes from books, digests and magazines of antiquity. Publication dates usually range from between the 1700s and the 1900s. Often, much of it has been forgotten decades, or centuries, ago. The primary goal of Obscura is to form a database of facts and legends that aren’t found anywhere else.
This blog is currently headquartered in the Blue Ridge Appalachian foothills. My name is Laura Wright and I’m an author. My writing website is here. I avidly collect strange and unusual information, data, facts and figures, and often post of these briefly on such networks as Twitter and Facebook. I would like to create posts offering a little more information on such topics.