Strange Tales of the American South

Mississippi stories, culture, travel and history.

Billy Ray: Mississippi Ghost Story

Monday, November 12th, 2018

Mississippi ghost story of a young girl terrorized by Billy Ray, her mischievous and mysterious, cousin.  Written by Jennifer Winters.

A Wish Too Far

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Mississippi folktale of a desperate fisherman who is granted a wish from a mysterious sea wish. And you know what they say about wishes. Written by Harris Tobias.

Wait ‘Til Jesse Comes

Friday, April 10th, 2009

Classic Southern spooky story from Mississippi about a traveling salesman who runs into some pretty strange cats warning about someone (or something) named “Jesse.” Adapted from folklore by Craig Dominey, told by LaDoris Davis.

Sop Doll

Friday, April 10th, 2009

Mississippi folktale about a Depression-era farmhand who will take just about any job – including at a strange farm where his predecessors ended up dead!

Mississippi Rose: A Mississippi Ghost Story

Friday, April 10th, 2009

Mississippi ghost story about a young boy’s encounter with a strange girl who suddenly appears near his family’s farm.

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