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The Bell Witch Cave - The Legend of the Bell Witch is probably the most well verified haunting in the history of the USA. Even U.S. President Andrew Jackson experienced this entity in person. Said after the encounter - he would rather fight the entire British Army than fight the Bell Witch! (Adams, Tennessee)

10 Creepy Places in America

There are just too many creepy places in America for this list to be the top 10, but these 10 destinations are all near the top of the list in terms of all-in-all creep factor. With Halloween fast approaching this list is appropriate and if you live near any of the places you may want to take a visit and see what you have been missing. From an axe murder's home to a witch's cave and a ghostly cemetery you are sure to find something to send chills up your spine. Doing research I came across…

The Lost Ship of the Desert is the subject of legends about ancient ships found in California's Colorado Desert.

The 10 Most spectacular shipwrecks from the past year on AO

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Alderley Edge, Cheshire, England  has been a sacred site for thousands of years and has many legends attached to it.  A natural spring is situated in the wood below the sandstone cliff which is carved with a bearded face and the following words:  “Drink of this and take thy fill,  for the water falls by the wizards will.”

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arcanemysticism: “ Alderley Edge has been a sacred site for many thousands of years and has many legends attached to it. King Arthur and his men are said to sleep somewhere beneath the sandstone...

TROLLS.  The debate over whether trolls of the old folklore are inherently good or bad has been going on for a while. The only honest answer to this question is that trolls are quite stupid. Being not even close to intelligent takes away a great deal of the fury of an evil being. How bad can something be when you can so easily trick it?

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Back in the day... Trolls can be first see in Norse folklore, focused mainly in the early Scandinavian countries that the Vikings had total control over—such

There was an urban legend about a woman who died because of a bite from a black widow spider living in her Bee Hive Hair Do.

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Bear Achievement 4b - Find 5 American Folklore story locations on a map.

American Tall Tales | Worksheet | Education.com

Review the classic American tall tales with this character map! Use your knowledge of setting in a story to show where each of these tall tales originated.

Nordic, particularly Icelandic, folklore tells of mermen known as Marbendlar, and tales of mermaids and mermen were often found in the folklore and legends of the British Isles. Mermaids were noted in British folklore as ominous: foretelling disaster as well as provoking it. Some were described as monstrous in size, up to 160 feet. Mermaids could also swim up rivers to freshwater lakes.

Nordic, particularly Icelandic, folklore tells of mermen known as Marbendlar, and tales of mermaids and mermen were often found in the folklore and legends of the British Isles. Mermaids were noted in British folklore as ominous: foretelling disaster as well as provoking it. Some were described as monstrous in size, up to 160 feet. Mermaids could also swim up rivers to freshwater lakes.

An American Haunting: The True Story of the Bell Witch -The Only Case in U.S. History to Claim that Murder was Caused by a Spirit

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Phantom Dogs of Pawley's Island, South Carolina   On the shores of Pawley's Island, there is a legend of a haunting at the Pelican Inn that is not your usual ghost story.  This one involves a pair of ghostly dogs that roam the beaches.  Read the full story>>

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Ghost stories and haunted places from all over the United States. Ghost stories and haunted tales in America.

Arthur Burdett Frost (1851-1928),Terrapin speaking to Brer Rabbit, for Uncle Remus, His Songs and Sayings, 1895

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A. B. Frost, 1851-1928 [Terrapin speaking to Brer Rabbit] for Uncle Remus, His Songs and Sayings: Folklore of the Old Plantation by Joel Chandler Harris (New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1895) Pen and ink on paper Though Frost is probably best remembered today for his watercolors of hunting scenes, his illustrations for Harris’s Uncle Remus series made him one of America’s most popular illustrators at the turn of the century. Uncle Remus, His Songs and Sayings, the first book in the series…

Unsolved Mysteries: Urban Legends of the US- Serpent Mound

Unsolved Mysteries: Urban Legends of the US

By Allison Reuther We might be a young nation in comparison to the wrinkle-heavy European countries that enjoy flaunting their...

Black Shuck is the name given to a ghostly black dog which is said to roam the coastline and countryside of East Anglia. Accounts of the animal form part of the folklore of Norfolk, Suffolk, the Cambridgeshire fens and Essex. The name Shuck may derive from the Old English word scucca meaning "demon". Black Shuck is one of many ghostly black dogs recorded across the British Isles. Sometimes recorded as an omen of death, sometimes a more companionable animal, it is classified as a cryptid

Black Shuck is the name given to a ghostly black dog which is said to roam the coastline and countryside of East Anglia. Accounts of the animal form part of the folklore of Norfolk, Suffolk, the Cambridgeshire fens and Essex. The name Shuck may derive from the Old English word scucca meaning "demon". Black Shuck is one of many ghostly black dogs recorded across the British Isles. Sometimes recorded as an omen of death, sometimes a more companionable animal, it is classified as a cryptid