The Moonlit Road Podcast

"The Moonlit Road Podcast" Podcast
Ghost stories and strange folktales from the American South, told by the region's best storytellers. You can also read and listen to more stories on our companion storytelling website, The Moonlit Road.com.

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From the rolling hills of Kentucky comes a story that shows the power of parental love - a love that can even stretch beyond the grave. Story adapted from folklore by Craig Dominey, told by Cathy Kaemmerlen (www.tattlingtales.com) and engineered by...

From Alabama comes a story that shows the importance of a good night's sleep! Written and directed by Craig Dominey, told by Veronica Byrd and engineered by Henry Howard. Please help support our podcasts by filling out a short survey...

From Tennessee comes a famous ghost story about one unlucky fiddle player. Written and directed by Craig Dominey, told by Jim McAmis and soundscaped by Henry Howard. Please help support our podcasts by filling out a short survey...

From Alabama comes a ghost story about a mysterious swimming hole - with deadly secrets to tell. Written and directed by Craig Dominey, engineered by Henry Howard and told by David Hirt. Please help support our podcasts by filling out a short survey...

From Louisiana comes a classic African-American folktale about a suffering widow whose dead husband just won't stay dead! Adapted from folklore by Craig Dominey and Veronica Byrd, directed by Craig Dominey, told by Veronica Byrd, produced by Henry...


From Louisiana comes a story about the importance of keeping promises, even if it means reaching out from across the grave! Written by Craig Dominey and told by Kodac Harrison. Please help support our podcasts by filling out a short survey...

Heartwarming story of one particular Christmas ghost who teaches a lost soul the value of family. Written and directed by Craig Dominey, told by Thomas E. Fuller and produced by Henry Howard. Please help support our podcasts by filling out a short...

A traveler seeking shelter in rural Alabama makes a horrifying discovery in the local church. Written by Craig Dominey, told by John Gentile, soundscaped by Henry Howard at Audiocraft. Please help support our podcasts by filling out a short survey...

From South Carolina comes the (true?) story of the famed ghost of Pawley's Island whose appearance is seen as a warning by locals of an upcoming hurricane.  Told by Neville Carson, written by Craig Dominey and soundscaped by Henry Howard. Please...

Georgia legend about Lorenzo Dow, a traveling preacher who brings all sorts of a trouble to a lawless frontier town.  Told by Lanny Gilbert, written and directed by Craig Dominey and soundscaped by Henry Howard. Please help support our podcasts...

Bizarre monster tale about a Georgia outdoosman who's attacked by a strange forest creature that only wants it's "Taily-Po."   Written and told by Veronica Byrd, directed by Craig Dominey and soundscaped by Henry Howard at Audiocraft. Please...

Cautionary tale about a young man who marries a mysterious and beautiful woman he barely knows, only to find she has a horrifying secret.  Written by Craig Dominey and Veronica Byrd, told by Veronica Byrd, directed by Craig Dominey and soundcaped...

Tragic ghost story of forbidden love, featuring Alice Flagg - one of South Carolina's most famous spirits.  Written by Cathy Kaemmerlen with Craig Dominey, told by Cathy Kaemmerlen, directed by Craig Dominey and soundscaped by Henry Howard at...

Ghost story from North Georgia about a mysterious blue girl haunting an old covered bridge, and a rumored gold site.  You think people would have better sense than hunt for gold where ghosts are lurking about.  Well then we wouldn't have a...

Cajun ghost story about old man Patin's and his mysterious pumpkin patch.  Written and told by Tom Coleman, recording used by permission of ART Station and the Tour of Southern Ghosts, Stone Mountain, GA. Please help support our podcasts by...

North Georgia ghost story about a couple of good ol' boys who go hunting for some legendary Native American gold.  Despite repeated warnings, of course.  Written by Craig Dominey and Lanny Gilbert, told by Lanny Gilbert and soundscaped by...

Ghost story from Kentucky coal mining country about a miner’s strange and life changing experience with a mysterious black dog. Written by Jim McAmis.

Acclaimed Cajun storyteller JJ Reneaux spins this Cajun folktale of a beautiful bayou girl who marries the wrong man: M'Su Diable, the devil himself!  Story provided courtesy of August House Publishers and JJ Reneaux. Please help support our...

Classic ghost story from the master Ambrose Bierce.  Performed by Robert Bethune and Susie Berneis of Freshwater Seas Audiobooks. Check their other audiobooks at www.freshwaterseas.com.  Used by permission. Please help support our podcasts...

Creepy haunted house is discovered by two young girls deep in the Alabama woods.  What's in the haunted house?  Of course, they have to find out!  Story written and told by Anne Gilstrap.  Soundscaped by Henry Howard. Please help...

Trixster folktale from Alabama about how the Devil can split up even the most lovey-dovey couple.  Adapted from folklore by Craig Dominey and Evelyn McCray, told by Evelyn McCray.  Recorded and soundscaped by Henry Howard at Audiocraft,...

African-American folktale from Alabama about a magical tree that must rescue slaves from their evil taskmaster.  Written and told by Lester Thomas.  Directed by Craig Dominey, soundscaped by Henry Howard at Audiocraft, Stone Mountain,...

Spooky tale about a young Florida who goes to ghastly lengths to get the perfect prom dress.  Written and told by Richard and Judy Dockrey Young from their audiobook "There's No Such Thing As Ghosts," used by permission.  

Historic ghost story from coastal Georgia about a kind teacher who risks everything to give an African-American boy an education. Written by Craig Dominey and Curtis Richardson, told by Curtis Richardson.  Soundscaped by Henry Howard.

The famous Bell Witch hauntings in Tennessee come to spooky life for two kids who foolishly explore the dark passages of the Bell Witch Cave. Written by Craig Dominey and Babs Bagriansky, told by Babs Bagriansky.  Soundcaped by Henry Howard at...

Ghost story of a Hollywood screenwriter who has the misfortune of stumbling across a haunted Atlanta hotel while scouting movie locations. Written by Craig Dominey, told by Jim McAmis, soundscaped by Henry Howard.

Trickster tale about a blacksmith who uses three wishes granted by the local witch to avoid being sent to Hell.  Sounds like a plan to us.  Written and told by David Hirt, recorded by Henry Howard at Audiocraft, Stone Mountain, GA.

Someone, or something, is eating the cookies left out for Santa Claus.  If it ain't Santa, we're in trouble.  Christmas holiday story written by Craig Dominey, told by Babs Bagriansky and recorded by Henry Howard at Audiocraft, Stone...

Late storyteller Chuck Larkin gives us another take on the Christmas story, through the eyes of a young shepherd who can't find the right gift to give baby Jesus.  Written and told by Chuck Larkin, recorded by Henry Howard at Audiocraft in Stone...

Evil graveyard dogs haunt a local cemetery at night.  At least that's the ghost story an old woman tries to scare a mischievous young boy with. But what's that growling sound behind the tombstone?  Written and told by Wendy Webb as part of...

Civil War ghost story of the famous and mysterious Green Eyes that haunts the Chickamauga Battlefield in Georgia.  Written by Craig Dominey, told by John Gentile, recorded by Henry Howard.

Terrifying urban legend of a single woman who wonders why her guard dog starts acting so strangely.  Collected and Adapted by Craig Dominey.  Told by Thomas E. Fuller.  Recorded by Henry Howard.

Ghost story of a Civil War relic hunter who stumbles across a haunted Georgia battlefield, once the site of unspeakable horror.  Written by Craig Dominey, told by John Gentile, as featured on The Moonlit Road.com. 

Cajun ghost story From famed Cajun storyteller JJ Reneaux about a miserly father whose cruelty to his only daughter comes back to haunt him during a Gulf storm.  Written and told by J.J. Reneaux, courtesy of August House Publishers.  Used by...

Louisiana ghost story of a traveling preacher and his new wife who spend the night in a haunted house, and learn that marriage can be even more terrifying than ghosts!  Written by Craig Dominey, told by Babs Bagriasnky.

Classic Uncle Remus trickster tale written by Joel Chandler Harris, with Brer Rabbit and a hungry Brer Coon trying to outsmart a group of sly bullfrogs.  Told by Akbar Imhotep, one of the official storytellers at Joel Chandler Harris' home, The...

Ghost story behind the famous "Flaming Tomb," a haunted crypt that reguarly draws ghost hunters to New Orleans' Metairie Cemetery. Written by Craig Dominey, told by Cathy Kaemerlen.  Recorded by Henry Howard at Audiocraft, Stone Mountain, Georgia.

Why do some people hear the eerie rattle of chains drifting from a St. Simons Island marsh at night?  Find out in this inspiring, African-American ghost story from the Georgia coast.  Written by Craig Dominey, told by Evelyn McCray.

Civil War ghost story of a Georgia plantation haunted by a broken heart. Adapted from folklore and told by Sherry Norfolk.  

Georgia folktale about a man meaner than the Devil himself, and where Spanish Moss comes from. Adapted from folklore by Babs Bagriansky.  Directed by Craig Dominey, soundscaped by Henry Howard.

Georgia folktale and creature story of two young girls who ignore their Grandma's warning about the monster of the "Gongetcha Woods." Written and told by Veroncia Byrd.  Directed by Craig Dominey, recorded and soundscaped by Henry Howard.

Georgia ghost story about a haunted family clock that perhaps shouldn't have been passed down to the next generation..  Written by Craig Dominey and Lanny Gilbert, told by Lanny Gilbert.  Directed by Craig Dominey.  Soundscaped by Henry...

Ghost story from Kentucky coal mining country of one man's experience with the ultimate act of love. Adapted from folklore and directed by Craig Dominey. Told by Jim McCamis. Soundscaped by Henry Howard at Audiocraft Studios, Stone Mountain, GA.

Spooky Appalachian ghost story of a mountain traveler, stunned by the death of his wife, who stumbles across a strange mountain town with a horrifying secret. Written by Craig Dominey and told by Lanny Gilbert.

Creature story of a Louisiana gambler who runs afoul of swamp vampires while on the run from the law.  Written and told by Thomas E. Fuller.

Cajun folktale about a local fisherwoman whose unique way of fishing for crabs in the bayou gets her into trouble.  Written and told by Veronica Byrd and Bert Tanner.

Classic Southern spooky story about a traveling salesman who runs into some pretty strange cats warning about someone (or something) named "Jesse."  Adapted from folklore by Craig Dominey and told by LaDoris Davis.

Mississippi creature story about a Depression-era farmhand who will take just about any job - including at a strange farm where his predecessors ended up dead!  Collected and Adapted by Craig Dominey.  Told by Jim McAmis.  Follow along...

Gruesome New Orleans ghost story about a sausage shop owner who has a unique way of getting rid of his wife.  Written by Craig Dominey, told by Kodac Harrison.


A Mississippi Ghost Story

    The "Maco Light" is one of North Carolina's most famous ghost stories - a paranormal phenomena along the local railroad that has fascinated ghost hunters for years.  Written by Jim McAmis with Craig Dominey.

Native American ghost story from North Carolina about a brave Cherokee whose stance against the white man would make him a legend.  Written by Craig Dominey, told by Jim McAmis.    

A Southern Ghost Story

An Alabama widow lives in fear of the terrifying murderer Railroad Bill.  But is he really what the townsfolk say he is?  Written and told by Christine Horn.  As told by the Tour of Southern Ghosts, ART Station, Stone Mountain, Georgia.


Episode: 55
Louisiana twist on the legend of the Fair Folk, written by Sam McDonald.  Told by Otis Jury.

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