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No matter how mean you are, when you’re dead I ain’t scared of you

Faulkner: I heard a story ‘bout two guys goin’ to steal some sheep. One of ‘em was goin’ to wait in the cemetery while the other went down there on the side of the mountain and got in his neighbor’s pasture to get the sheep. He went down and caught the sheep, throwed him on his shoulder and was comin’ back up.

There’d been some guys cuttin’ timber over there and one of them rolled a log over his leg and broke it. And broke his leg and he had him on his shoulder, and they had to go right by the cemetery, and he carried him to where he could get ‘em into a wagon and carry him to the doctor. And this guy who was his buddy as goin’ to steal the sheep was going to help him carry it, was over behind the tombstone. And this guy come along with that guy on his shoulders who’d broke his leg. He stuck his head around and he thought it was his buddy who’d gone to steal the sheep. And he said “Is he fat?” And the guy says “Fat or lean, you can have him!” And he throwed him down and took off. And that guy with the broken leg? Got up and outrun him!

Bailey: I’ll tell one. You told one; now I’ll tell one.

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Eerie Night In A Haunted House

Reprinted from Kingsport Times News January 23, 1966 by James M. Evans, United Press International   HILTONS, VA – It’s likely that most folks at one time or another have wondered what it would be like to spend the night in a haunted house. It’s also likely that a good number of them have taken […]

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Halloween’s coming! Time for an Appalachian Ghost Story

Between Ohiopyle and Dunbar, PA in Fayette County is a belt of brooding rock-crested ridges, tumbling streams, and abandoned hill farms known to local folks as the Dunbar Mountains. In earlier times the rugged land demanded rugged inhabitants, an independent lot who could carve out a life where more timid souls would scarcely visit. Since […]

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The Story of Octavia Hatcher

Please welcome guest writer Jessica Forsyth.  Forsyth is a local historian who serves as the Director of Activities and Events for the Big Sandy Heritage Center, a historical museum in Pikeville, Kentucky. One of Forsyth’s many roles includes assisting Pike County Tourism in raising awareness of the area’s cultural and historical locales and events. Forsyth […]

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