The Bell Witch legend is one of the most recognized examples of the unexplained in Southern American lore. How did the legend take hold of and define a small town in Tennessee?
Southern Mysteries is on hiatus. I’m taking a much needed break from researching murders and mysteries this summer. I’ll be back with new episodes in time to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the show this fall. If you’re a patron of Southern Mysteries, you’ll still hear Patreon Exclusive episodes of The Lesser Knowns each month.… Continue reading Show Update & Rhonda Belle Martin
The Shelton Laurel Massacre in January 1863 is a striking example of divided loyalists and complicated battle lines in North Carolina during the Civil War.
In the summer of 1976 two bodies were discovered in rural Sumter County, South Carolina. Their identities remained a mystery for nearly 45 years. This is the mystery of the Sumter County Does. Listen to Episode 113 Want more Southern Mysteries? Hear the Southern Mysteries show archive and immediately access exclusive content when you become… Continue reading Episode 113 The Sumter County Does Mystery
Some of the oldest true crime cases in America are racial terror lynchings. To understand the history of lynching in the American South you have to know what led to the acceptance of racial terror and the brave people who led anti lynching campaigns in an effort to end the violence and save lives.