By Brandon Schexnayder
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The underbelly of the American South comes alive in this dark audio documentary series about the rich histories and eerie legends that lie beneath the beauty and majesty of this uniquely American culture.
||CleanThe Abandoned Amusement Park of Lake Shawnee||In 1926 Conley Snidow opened the Lake Shawnee Amusement Park in West Virginia, on land that many believe was once sacred to the indigenous tribes of the region. Echoes of the land's subsequent bloody history and the park's tragic demise are said...||8/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Seer of Shelbyville||On March 22, 1957, Simon Warner, a self-described "crime doctor," was murdered at is home in Shelbyville, Tennessee for allegedly placing a Voodoo hex on a man who had come to him for help; and while Warner was certainly not a Voodoo practitioner,...||7/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWilliam Faulkner's Rowan Oak||William Faulkner is arguably the most influential writer in the literary genre of Southern Gothic; and nowhere is his fascination with the aesthetic more apparent, than in his Oxford, Mississippi home Rowan Oak.||7/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTaking Up Serpents for Salvation||The religious practice of snake handling sprung up from the isolated rural communities of Appalachia in the early twentieth century; spreading throughout the south by way of an eccentric, charismatic and often troubled group of devout pastors.||6/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBeautiful Nell's Tragic Tale||In 1901, Nell Cropsey went missing from her home in Elizabeth City, North Carolina for thirty-seven days. Her long-time boyfriend was convicted of her murder soon after, but many believe that the mystery of her tragic death still remains unsolved over..||6/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Haunted History of Liberty Hall||In 1796 John Brown, the founding father of the state of Kentucky, built a beautiful home where he and his family would entertain many of the new American political and social elite, but legend says that several of the famed Liberty Hall's guests still..||5/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Spirits of Sloss Furnaces||Sloss Furnaces was built in 1881, the first of numerous blast furnaces to manufacture pig iron in Birmingham, Alabama; catalyzing the Industrial Revolution in the postwar south. But this lucrative new economy came at a high cost to the men who...||5/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCrossing the Chunky River||Just southwest of Meridian, Mississippi is a dilapidated old truss bridge once used by the early settlers of the state. No longer open to cars and traffic, the bridge is believed to have once been the site of the grizzly execution of a murderous...||4/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBuried Alive on Edisto Island||A young mother is struck by a horrendous disease while staying at her family's plantation on Edisto Island, South Carolina; but unbeknownst to her grieving family, it wasn't the disease that took her life.||4/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Lost City of Frenier||A vicious hurricane destroys a small farming settlement on the edge of the Manchac Swamp; but legend has it this wasn't just any storm, it was the result of a curse by local voodoo priestess who still haunts the swamp today.||3/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLittle Nina's Bleeding Mausoleum||A grieving father of great means erects a beautiful church and mausoleum in her memory, but an eerie occurrence ensues as it appears to bleed as tragedy after tragedy strikes.||3/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGhosts of the Myrtles Plantation||The Myrtles Plantation of St. Francisville, Louisiana was built in 1796. Disease, violence and supernatural happenings have plagued the ever since, giving rise to a string of haunting tales that lead many to believeThe Myrtles is America's Most...||2/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Prologue||Welcome to Southern Gothic, an independently produced podcast exploring the dark underbelly of the American South.||2/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Real Histories Mysteries
I love this show! Spooky old legends and real history are a win in my book.
Well Researched Mysterious Podcast
If you want to learn about a more diverse southern history then this is the show for you. Great host, well researched, and interesting topics!
I think I’m hooked!!!
Can’t wait to hear the next tale. Awesome stuff!!