The Mothman

July 14th, 2018

Today we tell the tale of the infamous Mothman of Point Pleasant, West Virginia, another one of those modern day folktales about monsters from that Appalachian state.

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The Bride and Groom of Mt. Pisgah

July 7th, 2018

In the winter, after a snowfall, it's said that if you are in the right place you can see an outline of a bride and groom on the side of Mt. Pisgah, near Asheville, North Carolina.  Today Steve and Gena tell the story of that bride and groom, part of the folklore of this place we call home, Appalachia.

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A Jack Tale

June 23rd, 2018

Today we tell you one of the oldest Jack tales in existence, from 15th century England.  We also share a bit of it in the original Middle English, Appalachian style!

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A Sampler

June 19th, 2018

Over the past few weeks, we've been sharing the MountainLore podcast on the My Appalachia page.  For those of you who have been listening through www.myappalachia.net, we invite you to come on over to www.mountainlore.net and subscribe to the full podcasts!

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A Witches’ Brew of Tales

June 16th, 2018

Today Steve and Gena tell you three witch stories from western North Carolina and Southwest Virginia about dealing with young love, the hunt, and casting hexes. We hope you enjoy.

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If you have a ghost or witch story you'd like us to share, tell us about it on our Facebook page or in a comment on our blog at mountainlore.net!

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The Devil Monkey

June 9th, 2018

Among the mysterious beasts that are said to inhabit the forests of Appalachia is a monkey-like creature on kangaroo legs with a bushy tail that has terrorized motorists for years.  Today we tell the tale of the Devil Monkey.

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The Ghosts of Roan Mountain

June 2nd, 2018

There are many places in Appalachia with strange stories told about them.  One of these places is Roan Mountain, on the border between Tennessee and North Carolina.  Today Steve and Gena tell the tale of a ghostly choir that some say originates in hell that's supposedly found on the top of the mountain.

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The Moon-Eyed People

May 26th, 2018

The legends of the Cherokee told of a strange race of men and women who dwelt in Appalachia.  These people were active at night, seeing by the light of the moon, thus their name, the Moon-eyed people.  Today we tell you that tale.

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Dan’s Shadow

May 20th, 2018

Today on the MountainLore podcast, Steve and Gena have the story of how an innocent man's execution cast a long shadow, literally, across an Appalachian community.

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We have more tales from Appalachian folklore for you on our Facebook page, @myappalachia, on Twitter @myappalachia and on our website, mountainlore.net.

Thanks for listening.  Sweet dreams...

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The Ghost In The Mine

May 14th, 2018

Hello folks, welcome to our new podcast!  Today we get things started with a ghost story.

The Reed Gold Mine was opened during the first gold rush, in Western North Carolina, back in the first part of the 19th century.  And the mine needed workers, one of whom was Eugene Mills, whose wife, Eleanor, was more enthusiastic about his working there than he was.  And that led to some really bad trouble, which we'll tell you about on today's episode.

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