Tag Archives: Appalachian Ghost Stories

The Valise and The Wagon – Ghost Story

Bunk’s Valise My great-grandfather had a brother-in-law of questionable character, known in the family by the name “Bunk”. By the term questionable character I am referring to the stories told of his travels, and the rumors of his being a member of some notorious outlaw gang–I can’t really remember which one, but it was a famous group, like the James ...

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The Tape Recording – Ghost Story

While in college, one of the required courses in my major was a Speech class. As one of the class requirements, each student had to present a speech, on any given subject, using visual and/or audio aides. I pondered several topics, and dismissed each one. Finally, after watching a program on television, in which investigators had made recordings in a ...

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The Bubble People – Ghost Story

This story will probably be considered strange, even by those of you who do believe in the supernatural. I think it is odd, myself, but having lived it, I can vouch for it’s truthfulness. One night, way back when I was a teen (grin), something very strange happened. I was laying in bed, in a dark room, facing the wall. ...

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Christmas Comfort – Ghost Story

My father passed away last May (’97), after a long battle with lung cancer. Christmas was his absolute favorite holiday, and the one time of year he mellowed out, and enjoyed his family to the fullest. Needless to say, Christmas ’97 was a tough one for all of us, but something happened that some of us (especially me) took comfort ...

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Another Door Knob Story – Ghost Story

During the 1940’s, and even into the early portions of the 1950’s, it was not uncommon, given our close proximity to the local railroad, to have drifters and hobos stop by our home, looking for a bite to eat, or possibly a place to spend a night or two. For the most part, these travelers were docile folk, but as ...

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The Floating Head – Ghost Story

This story was related to me by Bonnie, the mother of an old school friend. Her husband, a miner, worked the third shift, leaving Bonnie and her two small children alone during the early hours of the morning. One winter morning, before light, she discovered that she had ran out of coal that she used to heat the small house ...

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Borrowing Shoes – Ghost Story

Although we had lived with my grandparents for several years, the time came when my family built a home of their own. Situated next door to my grandparents, it was a small, but comfortable single floor dwelling. Times being what they were, in the early sixties, it took some time to finish the landscaping, etc. around the home after my ...

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The Drowning Lady – Ghost Story

The Drowning Lady  Kathy, her husband, and another couple were spending the weekend camping at a secluded spot on the Clinch River. The other three had gone left earlier, intent on catching fish for their supper, traveling about a mile down the river to a special spot, excellent for fishing. Alone at the camp, Kathy decided to enjoy her privacy ...

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Turning Doorknobs- Ghost Story

Let me begin with a brief description of my grandparent’s (now my own) house. It is a large two story farmhouse, built, as I have said before, over 100 years ago. At the time this story took place, the floor plan was like this.. You entered the front door and were faced with a hallway that ran to the family ...

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The Seance – Ghost Story

The nature of my father’s job in 1968 necessitated that we move, as a temporary measure, to Roanoke, Virginia. We lived in a small mobile home court on the outskirts of the city. Much to my pleasant surprise, a girl of my age lived only two lots over, and we soon became fast friends. My friend, Vanessa, lived with her ...

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