Always Carry a Tomato in Your Pocket Book

Road tripping southern style- Southern Appalachian style, actually. Back in the 1970s, families traveled together- generally crammed into one huge car. In the days before minivans and SUVs, we kids even sat on each others’ laps at times.  A seatbelt was an object that served no purpose other than to absorb summer heat and then […]

Interview tomorrow on Shadows Radio!

I will be interviewed live tomorrow night (Monday, February 6) at 9 PM EST on Shadows Radio! Please tune in and check it out! I’m very excited! I will also be at Dogwood Books in Rome, Georgia Saturday, February 11 from 1:00-3:00 selling and signing copies of Haunted Northwest Georgia. Please join me! If you […]

Haunted Northwest Georgia- the Book is Here!

My new book is now available! What a great gift for the paranormal enthusiasts and history buffs on your Christmas list! Get your copy today from Schiffer Publishing or from ! If you liked this article, please say thanks by sharing. Follow contact meShare on TumblrShare comments feed

Ghosts- Have They Become Invisible?

When I started writing Haunted Northwest Georgia, it came from a long-time desire to compile some of the personal ghost stories I’d been hearing over the years. Once I got started, and word got aroud, the stories snowballed. I was getting emails, messages on my Ghosts of Northwest Georgia Facebook page…you name it. I then […]

Collecting Spooky Stories

I love collecting stories of the strange and supernatural and much as I love writing them. Most of the stories in my book, Haunted Northwest Georgia, came from ordinary people sharing their experiences with me. Those are the best stories in my opinion. These aren’t something you can find all over the internet or in every […]

The Sad Disappearance of Ottie Cline Powell

November 9, 1891 dawned dreary and cold, with a promise of rain. Dark clouds gathered over the community of Dancing Creek in Amherst County, Virginia. The children of Rev. Ed and Emma Belle Powell set out for school, including the youngest, Ottie Cline. Ottie, who was a few days away from his 5th birthday, said […]

Smoky Mountain Ghosts Part 1

I’ve been doing some research on ghosts of the great Smoky Mountains National Park. I know there are some so-called “haunted tours” in the surrounding towns. I’ve made it pretty plain in earlier posts where I stand on these. However, as old and mysterious as these mountains are, you just know there have to be […]

Encounter with a Ghost Hearse

I get a lot of comments on my Facebook Pages Shadows in the Pines and Ghosts of Northwest Georgia from people who naturally assume I am an experienced paranormal investigator. I mean, I run two paranormal facebook pages, right? Actually, even though I have been a member of Southern States Paranormal for a while ( as historian), I just […]

For the Love of a Ghost Tale

It’s been quite a while since I posted on this blog. It isn’t that I have nothing to say. (I ALWAYS have something to say!) I signed a contract with a publisher (dream come true)! Now I’m working like crazy to get my book lined up and into the correct format. I have LOVED collecting […]

Black Eyed Kids- Have You Ever Seen One?

I love reading various web pages and group pages concerning the paranormal. It is so interesting to read personal experiences from around the world. I am amazed at how  people from opposite sides of the world can have common expereinces with the paranormal. One of the subjects that I have been reading on lately is […]