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Episode 30: Greenbrier Ghost – Dead Women Do Tell Tales

Zona Heaster Shue’s life was cut short when she was murdered in 1897. She’s known in West Virginia lore as the Greenbrier Ghost because her ghost helped solve her murder. Did Zona’s mother fabricate the story of her ghost to avenge her daughter’s murder? Or did Zona’s ghost truly help convict the man who killed her?

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Episode Sources
Read Katie Letcher Lyle’s book about the Greenbrier Ghost, The Man Who Wanted Seven Wives
Newspaper coverage of the trial of Edward Shue from the West Virginia Archives and History
The Ghost That Solved Its Own Murder by Stephan Wagner
An Everlasting Faint. Virginia Creeper
The Greenbrier Ghost. West Virginia Archives and History

Music
Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use. “Heavy Heart”, “Giatn Wyrm”, “Magic Forest”, “This House”, “Anguish”, “Dreams Become Real” and “Osuary 6 Air” and “Rites” by Kevin MacLeod. Licensed under Creative Commons

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