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Grace Sherwood lived around the turn of the 18th century is known for being the first (if not only) woman charged with being a witch in the state of Virginia. Most historians claim that her trial was the result of a less enlightened age, but there are some claims that support the charge of Grace Sherwood being a witch. Was an innocent woman convicted of witchcraft? Or did the powers she possess protect her from death?

To the mountain people of western North Carolina, superstitions are as natural as breathing. Whether it's believing that hanging the skull over a murders head will make them tell the truth, or that angels sing on a mountain after a rainstorm. They believe as they do anything else, with all their hearts. This plays heavily into this story where a murderer would've gotten away scot-free if it wasn't for a dream...

In the 1800s Brookgreen Plantation was the largest rice plantation of its kind in the Georgetown area. Owned by Josh and Bess Ward it was a very successful business for them mainly because of the overseer Fraser. Fraser was an especially cruel man who delighted in punishing the slaves. He would go so far as to punish the family of a slave who, in his eyes had done wrong. His favorite punishment was to take a slave into the barn, tie him or her down, and whip them. And that is the basis for our story...

The area known as "The Devil's Stairs" has more than its share of ghosts. In this weeks story, I tell the tale of a few ghosts that seem to want to get away from the stairs.. Or maybe they want to keep you there...

The area known as "The Devils Stairs" is on NC 194 about six miles north of West Jefferson in Ashe County. Near the junction of SR 1507 (or Stanley road) is a bridge that spans Buffalo Creek. To the left of the bridge is a rock formation of four near perfect stairs, each nearly twelve feet high. The formation was man made in the early 1900's for a railway. But the number of hauntings in the area goes back farther than we know.

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Located about 35 miles south of Richmond in Amelia County, Virginia, Haw Branch Plantation is a beautiful reminder of America's history. Built in 1748 and named for the trees growing along a stream on the property, the house has been associated with families involved in politics on both a local and national level. The downside is that a house with such a history is often the site of many ghostly s...

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What the Virginia colonists saw in the fall of 1675 shocked and frightened them. A comet blazed its way across the sky with a tail of fire. But it wasn't the sight of the comet that scared them. They knew the comet would haunt them for months to come. It was an omen of the blood shed to befall the area. This is the tale of the fireball of Bacon's Castle....

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The lonesome cabin that once stood on Brooke Cove Road in Stokes County, North Carolina, is widely referred to as the old Lawson home. The house was the backdrop for a brutal murder that left 8 people dead, and the land haunted by spirits that have never been able to move on.....

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A group of young men decided to mock the Last Supper. The Devil had other plans....