About The Show

Each episode of the podcast features a story that originates in a southern state. Southern Mysteries is unique in that subject matter varies with each new episode. From true crime to folklore and mysteries to legendary figures, you’ll hear a unique take on the story and the history behind it.


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Southern Mysteries theme song is “Dark & Troubled” by Pantherburn. Special thanks to Phillip St. ours for permission for use. You can purchase Pantherburn’s “Dark & Troubled here


Shannon Ballard is the creator and host of Southern Mysteries. Born and raised in Alabama, she has always been fascinated by the history of the American South and the stories of the people and places that make this region of America such a fascinating and unique place to call home. Shannon spends her mornings getting up entirely too early to host a morning radio show in Jackson, Mississippi. When she’s not dedicating her evenings to writing and producing Southern Mysteries, she’s on the road and sharing photos and stories of historical locations across the South. You can see her Explore the South photos and stories on Instagram and Facebook.