Strange Tales of the American South

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Escape From Shiloh: Civil War Ghost Story

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Tourists at the Battle of Shiloh historic site stumble across a terrifying cave in this Civil War ghost story from Bill Morris. “Nearly 24,000 men were wounded, killed or captured that day. Nearly 11,000 on our side – brave Johnny Rebs.” The speaker was dressed in the full battle gear of a Confederate soldier – […]

A Confederate Soldier Escapes on a Dark Northern Night

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Bizarre yet true Civil War story of one unlucky Confederate soldier, coming home to Tennessee. Written by Kathy Warnes.

Bill Sketoe’s Hole: Alabama Ghost Story

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

The story of Bill Sketoe of Newton, Alabama and the “hole that would not stay filled” is one of Alabama’s most famous (and true?) ghost stories.

The Wildflower Girl: Civil War Ghost Story

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

Kentucky ghost story of two boys on a camping trip that encounter the ghost of a mysterious girl during a lightning storm.

Coastal Georgia Slavery and Gullah Culture

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

History of Coastal Georgia slavery on Sea Island plantations around the Civil War. Slave descendants would later become the Gullah people.

Chickamauga Battlefield Ghosts

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

Chickamauga Battlefield ghosts and hauntings, including Ol’ Green Eyes.

Pickett’s Mill Battlefield Georgia: History and Ghost Hunt

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

Pivotal Civil War Battle of Pickett’s Mill, Georgia, and a ghost hunt of the battlefield.

Coastal Georgia Slavery and Ibo Landing

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

History of Ibo Landing, St. Simons Island, Georgia and slavery on Georgia Sea Island plantations around the Civil War. Slave descendants would later become the Gullah people.

Belle Boyd, Confederate Spy

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Civil War story of Belle Boyd, female Confederate spy.

Little Cottage In The Woods

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

Chilling ghost story from Alabama of two young girls who discover the tragic secrets behind a Civil War-era haunted house.

Green Eyes

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Georgia Civil War ghost story about the mysterious “Green Eyes” creature that roams the haunted Chickamauga Battlefield each night.

Hell Hole – Battle of New Hope Church

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Civil War relic hunter stumbles across the haunted site of the Battle of New Hope Church. Written by Craig Dominey, told by John Gentile.

The Bleeding Heart Dove

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

Civil War ghost story of a Georgia plantation haunted by a broken heart.

The Slave Girl of Myrtles Plantation: Louisiana Ghost Story

Friday, April 10th, 2009

Louisiana ghost story about the well documented hauntings at Myrtles Plantation.

Belle Boyd

Saturday, April 4th, 2009

Civil War ghost story of artifact collector has a ghostly encounter with one of the Confederacy’s most famous spies.

The Hall of Wonders

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

Civil War creature story amidst the ruins of post-Civil War Charleston, where a mysterious apothecary builds a marine attraction like no other.

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