Alabama devil folktale about a young man forced to spend the night with a terrifying family. But are they really as evil as the townfolk say?
Known as the Bible Belt, the South is naturally filled with Devil stories. The Devil’s temptation is ubiquitous in everyday life, always threatening to steer the gullible into an eternity of damnation. But while some folks think Hell should be feared, no doubt, many Southern Devil stories feature a Devil who can be outsmarted. For example, African-American trickster tales like The Barefoot Woman show the Devil is no match for a strong-willed woman. Or the blacksmith in Deal With The Devil who tricks the Devil from taking his soul.
Read our Devil stories below and learn how to stay one step ahead of eternal doom!
Texas devil story of a rancher who receives an offer from a creepy stranger to save his family farm. Written by Jerod Blake Lasater.
Turbulent saga of Savannah's MacCafferty clan - witches, ghosts, psychic powers and women with tragic tastes in men.
Edgar is terrified of a demonic presence in his apartment's back room.