Strange Tales of the American South

North Carolina stories, culture, travel and history.

The Hob Goblin: North Carolina Mountain Creature Story

Sunday, March 25th, 2018

North Carolina creature story of two boys whose nighttime possum hunt brings an encounter with a terrifying mountain Hob Goblin! Written by Chris Hallman. Horse Maynard’s Story Other night, I stobbed me a hob goblin. Right up back of old Rass Brown’s property it was. Ottis Keaton seen it too. You ask Ottis. He’ll tell […]

True Nature: Scorpion Man North Carolina Horror Story

Sunday, July 19th, 2015

Animal fable The Scorpion and the Frog is retold as a North Carolina horror/suspense thriller by Kyle Moore.

First Contact: North Carolina Alien Story

Saturday, March 28th, 2015

From North Carolina, a coming-of-age story of a group of friends – and the alien they’re trying to keep alive. Written by Harris Tobias.

The Brown Mountain Lights, North Carolina

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

The story of the famed Brown Mountain Lights near Linville, NC. Told in song and news broadcasts!

Hunger: Appalachian Murder Story

Friday, June 7th, 2013

Appalachian murder tale from North Carolina about a mysterious and frightening visitor to a hardscrabble Appalachian community. Written by Pat McCrary.

Waltzing In The Moonlight

Saturday, September 8th, 2012

Ghost of a wrongly executed convict searches for the love of his life – and supposed victim – in this North Carolina ghost story written by Richard J. Paracka.

The Curse of 21

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

21 is not just the legal drinking age – it’s a curse to a North Carolina pioneer community in this evil tale written by Allan Kopp, Jr.

Jim Harold’s Campfire: True Ghost Stories

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

True ghost stories from Jim Harold’s Campfire, one of the most popular paranormal podcasts.

The Snowman and the Scarecrow

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

Christmas kids story about a scarecrow who teaches a holiday lesson to a grumpy snowman.

True Story of The Maco Light, North Carolina

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

True story of the famous “Maco Light” railroad hauntings in North Carolina.

Cherokee Native Americans in Appalachia

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

History of Cherokee Native American tribes in Appalachia.

The Maco Light: North Carolina Railroad Ghost Story

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

Railroad ghost story of the “Maco Light,” one of North Carolina’s most famous hauntings.

Tsali: North Carolina Cherokee Ghost Story

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

Tsali is a Cherokee ghost story from North Carolina about a brave warrior whose stance against the white man would make him a legend.

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