Strange Tales of the American South

Charleston stories, culture, travel and history.

Golem of the Gullah: A Jewish-Gullah Folktale

Wednesday, January 30th, 2019

Jewish rabbi in Charleston, South Carolina stumbles across a secretive Gullah community – and enlists a magic creature to protect it.

I Told You So: South Carolina Creature Story

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Creepy South Carolina story of a single father trying to keep his young daughter away from a spooky construction project up the road. Written by K.E. Moore.

A Betrayal Amongst Friends

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Larger-than-life Charleston hotel owner pays the ultimate price for messing around with the mayor’s wife in Nick Zegarac’s twisted ghost story of murder and revenge from the spooky streets of old Charleston.

John Bennett and The Doctor to the Dead

Monday, May 4th, 2009

Biography of famed writer and folklorist John Bennett (1865-1956) who collected African-American folktales for his book “The Doctor to the Dead.”

Number Ninety

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

Terrifying ghost story from B.M. Croker about two gentleman’s dare for one to spend the night in a Charleston haunted house.

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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