Strange Tales of the American South

Plantation stories, history, culture and travel.

Beyond The Uncut Trees: South Carolina Horror Story

Monday, August 31st, 2015

South Carolina horror story of a frightening creature terrorizing a frontier town. Written by Norman Coulson.

Conjurin’ Woman’s Daughter’s Curse

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Engaged couple makes the mistake of visiting a haunted Louisiana plantation. Ghost story written by Cheryal Hussain.

The MacCaffertys

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Turbulent saga of Savannah’s MacCafferty clan – witches, ghosts, psychic powers and women with tragic tastes in men.

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.

Uncle Remus Tales and Joel Chandler Harris

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

Uncle Remus author and famed folklorist Joel Chandler Harris, a look at his life and classic writings.

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.

Myrtles Plantation and Louisiana Plantations

Monday, May 4th, 2009

Haunted Myrtles Plantation, plus history of slavery on Louisiana plantations.

The Click-Bok Tree

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

African-American slave folktale about a mysterious tree from Africa and the magic it unleashes on a cruel plantation owner.

All God’s Chillun Had Wings

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Classic African-American tale about the undying belief of slaves that they would one day fly back to Africa in the face of brutal oppression.

Ibo Landing

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Famous African-American ghost story of a haunted marsh in St. Simons Island, Georgia where the Ibo IIgbo) tribe bravely resisted being sold into slavery.

The Bleeding Heart Dove

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

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

Chancy Fox

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

Louisiana gambler runs afoul of swamp vampires while on the run from the law.

The Slave Girl of Myrtles Plantation: Louisiana Ghost Story

Friday, April 10th, 2009

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


Thursday, April 9th, 2009

Famous South Carolina ghost story of Alice Flagg, a well known ghost haunting South Carolina’s Grand Strand.

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