The Curse of Dry Gulch

Virginia City, better known as Dry Gulch Junction, was a wild west attraction in Wytheville, Virginia. Dry Gulch was situated on the edge of Jefferson National Forest, around ten miles from Wytheville. The attraction became most notable for the wrong reasons. Debt and death plagued everyone who attempted to make it an attraction. So, did […]

The Sisters Grimm

Agatha and Drusilla were born as all normal girls are. They grew up in a typical home nestled within the rural Appalachian Mountains. However, these girls’ normality was short-lived. Upon reaching adulthood, they became twisted, deviated from the standard they knew growing up. They were notorious for their deception and treachery. Agatha married and the […]

Kate Batts’ Bell Witch

This entry is part 5 of 10 in the series Bell Witch

The Bells, as well as their servants, continued to see strange animals around the property. It appeared as a strange hare, a bizarre bird no one could shoot, or even a dog. Sometimes the dog was old and lame, at other times it was black and had red eyes. Dean, one of the family’s slaves, […]

Battling the Clip Wizard, or Mad Shearer

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Poltergeists and "Witches"

The Clip Wizard was a legend out of Middleway, West Virginia. The Middleway area has been known by a variety of names: Smithfield, Wizard Clip, or just Clip. The area gained legendary status due to an Eighteenth Century haunting. Adam Livingston was a Middleway farmer in 1794. A stranger came by his house one evening […]

The Caged Ghost of Glenwood

Frank Turnbrook left a wife and several daughters when he was summoned to fight in the Civil War. He would eventually be known as General Frank Turnbrook. Mrs. Turnbrook took her children into Maryland, where she thought they would be safe. They moved to a small town called Glenwood in 1861. She was fortunate enough […]

Aunt Tabby and The Oak Level Witch

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Poltergeists and "Witches"

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. It is best to study both versions because they’re staggeringly different. This is also a […]

Song of the Forest Siren

There is a legend in certain Southern Appalachian forests of a sinister lady who lives in remote locations. Sure lures people, particularly men, to come and look for her with a beautiful song. When the unsuspecting individual arrives where she is, they are driven mad. Does this entity hail from Greece? Believe it or not, […]

The Bell Witch of Adams, Tennessee

  There is the remnants of a farm near Adams, Tennessee. The Bell Farm was home to John Bell in family in the early 1800s, and that’s where the story begins. In recent years, the movie titled, “An American Haunting,” was supposed to offer a speculative account of what happened with the Bell family during […]

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