Category Archives: My Haunted American South

“Hanging Mary and the Haunted Mountain Orphanage” – by Clifford Davids

Mary’s last hanging was both darkness and beauty as she softly swayed from the third floor balcony of the orphanage dormitory. The carefully tied noose was flawless, and it fit perfectly around her slender neck. She quietly peeked from underneath a simple … Continue reading

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“The Alienist, his observant Daughter, and the Hidden Treasure of New Hope Church” – by Clifford Davids

New Hope, GA has seen its fair share of bounders, rounders, and hooligans seeking their fortune. Ever since the bloody Battle of New Hope Church in May of 1864, every conceivable type of grifter has drifted into town, searching for the gold … Continue reading

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“The Ghost Sentry and the Secret Tunnel Under New Hope Church” – by Clifford Davids

Some time ago I found myself visiting Dallas, Georgia, providing assistance to the the Sons of the Confederacy while they refreshed the flags on their ancestors’ graves. They were quite a group of guys, and our journey took us into the … Continue reading

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“Boojum (The Bigfoot of N.C.) and the Eagle’s Nest Hotel” – a retelling by Clifford Davids

Eagle’s Nest Mountain towers at the southern edge of the Balsam Mountain Range, and was once home to the ill-fated Eagle’s Nest Hotel, built in 1900 by an eccentric developer from Waynesville, N.C. After the grand opening, the guests discovered … Continue reading

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“The Battle of Bloody Ridge and the Lost Confederate Gold” – a retelling by Clifford Davids

The White Sulphur Springs Hotel was the last “Grand Dame” of Appalachia. Located in the Great Balsam Mountain Range, her breathtaking vistas and cool breezes were deemed a soulful tonic. Her lavish rooms served as a playground for the upper … Continue reading

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“The Spirit Fiddler’s Ghostly Dancers and the Fiery Destruction of the Hotel Gordon” – a retelling by Clifford Davids

When the Spirit Fiddler picked up his worn wooden instrument he could make it whisper to you like a long lost friend, seduce you like an exciting new lover, or thrill you like the perfect dance partner. In his scarred … Continue reading

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“Lost Boys of the Haunted Orphanage” – by Clifford Davids

I have traveled across the American South for a decade and more, constantly searching for the most interesting and compelling stories to tell. Some years ago I became personally involved in a remarkable project – uncovering the fascinating tale of a long … Continue reading

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