On March 22, 1957, Simon Warner, a self-described "crime doctor," was murdered at is home in Shelbyville, Tennessee for allegedly placing a Voodoo hex on a man who had come to him for help; and while Warner was certainly not a Voodoo practitioner, many believed he held supernatural powers.
William Faulkner is arguably the most influential writer in the literary genre of Southern Gothic; and nowhere is his fascination with the aesthetic more apparent, than in his Oxford, Mississippi home Rowan Oak.
The religious practice of snake handling sprung up from the isolated rural communities of Appalachia in the early twentieth century; spreading throughout the south by way of an eccentric, charismatic and often troubled group of devout pastors.
In 1901, Nell Cropsey went missing from her home in Elizabeth City, North Carolina for thirty-seven days. Her long-time boyfriend was convicted of her murder soon after, but many believe that the mystery of her tragic death still remains unsolved over a century later.
In 1796 John Brown, the founding father of the state of Kentucky, built a beautiful home where he and his family would entertain many of the new American political and social elite, but legend says that several of the famed Liberty Hall's guests still remain there today.
Sloss Furnaces was built in 1881, the first of numerous blast furnaces to manufacture pig iron in Birmingham, Alabama; catalyzing the Industrial Revolution in the postwar south. But this lucrative new economy came at a high cost to the men who toiled to keep the furnace fed, and many believe that echoes of their tragic past still reverberate through the tunnels and catwalks of this icon of American industry.
Just southwest of Meridian, Mississippi is a dilapidated old truss bridge once used by the early settlers of the state. No longer open to cars and traffic, the bridge is believed to have once been the site of the grizzly execution of a murderous old man who's soul is said to remain.
A young mother is struck by a horrendous disease while staying at her family's plantation on Edisto Island, South Carolina; but unbeknownst to her grieving family, it wasn't the disease that took her life.
The Myrtles Plantation of St. Francisville, Louisiana was built in 1796. Disease, violence and supernatural happenings have plagued the ever since, giving rise to a string of haunting tales that lead many to believeThe Myrtles is America's Most Haunted Home.