The Lore: DeLap Cemetery, LaFollette, Tennessee DeLap Cemetery holds the graves of a small band of Confederate soldiers belonging to North Carolina’s 58th Regiment. The recruits traveled from Cumberland Gap to Jacksboro, Tennessee in 1862 where they were soon assigned to guard Big Creek Gap. The harsh winter, lack of medical supplies and rampant disease, … Continue reading ILL WISHES
Gather 'round. This little horror story puts a different twist on "roadside shrines". The Lore ROADSIDE SHRINES Roadside shrines can be seen on almost any major highway in the world. In the United States, they are common throughout the Southwest, especially on Highway 86 between Tucson and Why, Arizona. This two lane road cuts through … Continue reading Short Story Time Again!
The Lore Edgewood Plantation, Virginia Edgewood Plantation Elizabeth “Lizzie” Rowland fell in love with a young man from a nearby estate. As soon as she heard the distinctive gait of her suitor’s horse, Lizzie would run to the window, watching for her true love’s approach. The couple hoped to marry but the onset of the … Continue reading ONCE UPON A TIME
The Lore Old Mortimer Cemetery, Mortimer, NC Mortimer, North Carolina was a thriving logging town in the early 1900’s. Close to 800 families settled there to work at the Ritter Sawmill but over-harvesting of trees followed by a 20” rainfall in one day created the perfect conditions for a flood that wiped out the community. … Continue reading Unmarked Graves
The Lore: Ghost Horses of Palo Duro Canyon, TX Palo Duro Canyon near Amarillo, Texas exhibits breathtaking views of colorful rock formations, deep sloping walls and an abundance of native trees and grasses. It’s the second largest canyon in the United States, right behind the Grand Canyon. Much of the gorge encompasses a 29,000-acre state … Continue reading War Pony
Great Balls of Fire The Lore: The Hornet Spook Light, Near Joplin, Missouri I was raised in Northeastern Oklahoma and knew about the Hornet Spook Light long before investigating the area for my book. As a child, we referred to the mysterious phenomena as the Joplin Spook Light because sightings occurred along a rural county road … Continue reading SHORT TALES