Sometime Between Dusk and Dawn Ghost Stories

Sometime Between Dusk and Dawn Ghost Stories

A collection of ghost stories, nearly forgotten folk tales, and haunted or abandoned places to visit from author Jannette Quackenbush. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/betweenduskanddawn/support

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July 30, 2022 3 min

Welcome to Sometime Between Dusk and Dawn Ghost Stories. This episode is written and produced by me, Jannette Quackenbush, with folklore drawn from many resources, including this one from Ruthann Musick’s Coffin Hollow and Other Ghost Tales. 

There is more than just this podcast. You can buy my Haunted West Virginia book series online and in local bookstores, including this bit of lore, Missus Hall Outruns a Ghost, which comes from...

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Welcome to Sometime Between Dusk and Dawn Ghost Stories. This episode is written and produced by me, Jannette Quackenbush, with folklore drawn from many resources. There is more than just this podcast. You can buy my book series on Amazon and in bookstores, including this bit of lore, Mislaid Bones, which comes from my Ohio Ghost Guide 5. A hermit’s ghost near Waverly, Ohio would just not lay to rest until a scoundrel doctor’s anti...

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Back in the 1870s, Jackson Hill in Wyoming County used to be called Sizemore Gap, and old-timers passed down that it had a ghost that would show up to travelers along the road. Here is the story of one man who came to face with it.


Welcome to Sometime Between Dusk and Dawn Ghost Stories. There is more than just this podcast. You can buy my ghost stories and folk tales book series on Amazon and in stores like the Vintage Lady in Ha...

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The Abandoned: Pennsylvania's Abandoned Turnpike and Sideling Tunnel may not be as deserted as people think. The old turnpike is on many people’s bucket lists to visit, although few have the guts to take this forsaken post-apocalyptic-looking road and follow it through an abandoned tunnel that is 1.3 miles long, pitch-black in some places, and just plain creepy. However, it is not enough that it appears isolated and friendless....

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Something peculiar lurks in a wild pocket of overgrown scrub meadows mixed with deep, young woodland in Belmont County, Ohio. It is just off Interstate 70, and those who pass along the highway usually sense that there is more to the gutted terrain than meets the eye, more than just the strip mine that flourished greedily on the land. It was as if when peeling back the flesh of the terrain, then gouging out the soul of the land, som...

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People have been crossing paths with hairy bipedal creatures for centuries. Mostly described as human-like, over 7 feet, hairy, and foul-smelling. When conversations arise over the big hairy creature’s prime territory in the tri-state area of Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia, Salt Fork State Park is nearly always brought up. Located in eastern Ohio, the park has a whopping 17,229 acres for Bigfoot to inhabit. The Ohio Bigfoot ...

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April 16, 2022 8 min

It always seems appropriate to feature some theme-based, folklore-related post for each holiday. Most are easy to come by like redeeming ghosts on Christmas Eve, dead, angry lovers on Valentine’s Day, and Halloween is a no-brainer because it celebrates every kind of ghost story, folktale, and urban legend. However, Easter has always eluded me, and over the years, I have managed to sidestep it completely. This time is different, tho...

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When an early peddler is murdered not far from Grant Town, West Virginia, his ghost would return to frighten those crossing his path.


You can find this story and others in my second West Virginia ghost book: West Virginia Ghost Stories, Legends, Haunts, and Folklore

(https://amazon.com/Virginia-Stories-Legends-Haunts-Folklore/dp/1940087317)

Hitchhiking Ghost of Buttermilk Hill: Originally from the book Coffin Hollow and Other Ghos...

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Welcome to Sometime Between Dusk and Dawn Ghost Stories. This episode is written and produced by me, Jannette Quackenbush, with folklore drawn from many resources. Today’s story is Ghostly Shenanigans of a Peddler. A public house in Waynesville, Ohio was known for the drunken antics of its guests and a resentful ghost.

You can buy my book series on Amazon and other bookstores, including this one which comes from one of my books, Oh...

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March 17, 2022 5 min

An old story was once retold perhaps two generations ago by Jeanne deLavigne in her book Ghost Stories of Old New Orleans. I think enough time has passed to retell this eerie legend again –Today’s tale is Lost Golden Children. Even after an aged cemetery is removed for development, a stingy ghost returned to search for something he lost.

You can read more ghost stories of New Orleans, get directions to cemeteries, and take a ghostl...

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February 21, 2022 3 min

Ball of Fire--A restless ghost divulges a murder near the swirling waters of the Little Kanawha River.

You can find this story in my book-- West Virginia Ghost Stories: The Classics

Original tale: A Ball of Fire by Ruthan Musick as told in The Telltale Lilac Bush and Other West Virginia Ghost Tales.

Music from Uppbeat

https://uppbeat.io/t/christian-larssen/the-venetian

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Welcome to Sometime Between Dusk and Dawn Ghost Stories. This episode is written and produced by me, Jannette Quackenbush, with folklore drawn from many resources, including clippings from historic newspapers, Children lost in the mountains by Timothy Hupp, and J.B. Huffman’s Little Lost Boy in the Mountains of Virginia. There is more than just this podcast. You can buy my book series on Amazon and in bookstores. And watch for my u...

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December 29, 2021 2 min

The Haunted Stump was passed along in the 1953 story by Erasmus Foster Darby. It is one of the creepier bits of folklore and comes from the area that is now Pike Lake State Park in Ohio. You can read my version in Ohio Ghost Stories, The Classics.

Pike Lake State Park

Pike Lake Road

Bainbridge, Ohio 45612

39.159920, -83.218545

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Pu...

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Traditional Christmas in Victorian England was held around the fire at night, telling the most horrifyingly morbid of ghost stories. So in celebration of those old-time traditions, here is an ageless ghost story I’ll share with you that happened in a tiny community called Fallsville, which is now little more than a ghost town located in the Ohio Division of Wildlife’s Fallsville Wildlife Area. It is about a ghostly apparition that ...

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December 4, 2021 3 min

What happened in Moonville, Ohio? Not long after a horrible train accident one autumn night in the late 1800s, a ghost began to appear at a tunnel along a remote and dark stretch of the Marietta and Cincinnati railroad. And the haunting of Moonville would begin . . .

You can read about Moonville and find out about the many ghosts that haunt the area in my book: The Little Book of Moonville Ghosts: Its Past. Its Ghosts. Its Legends.

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Deep in the woodland of Shawnee State Forest in southern Ohio lies a lone gravestone tucked in an ancient valley called Dead Man Hollow. This is the legend surrounding the grave and the nearby hollow. 

You can find this story and other ghostly places along with the GPS and how to find them in my book series on Amazon and in bookstores, including this bit of lore from Haunted Hocking, A Ghost Hunters Guide to the Hocking Hills—https...

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The North Bend Rail Trail in West Virginia stretches 72 miles along an old, abandoned railroad with 36 bridge crossings and 13 tunnels along its passageway. It’s a beautiful place to hike and bike . . . mostly. However, it also has some dark and spooky settings on its path. Among its spookier sites are two haunted tunnels secreted along the abandoned stretch of railway between the old oil boom and railroad towns of Walker and Petro...

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October 30, 2021 3 min

Today’s story is a legend of Pirate Alley in New Orleans—Reginald Hicks. Many, many years ago, a beautiful French Creole girl and a young pirate fell madly and deeply in love. What could possibly go wrong with that situation? Obviously something, because nowadays one returns to lament the other’s death.

You can find this story in my book Ghost Stories and Folk Tales of New Orleans (https://amazon.com/Ghost-Stories-Folk-Tales-Orlean...

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Today’s story is the legend of Calico Lady of Lafferty Run and Chicken Hollow Road in Brown County, Ohio. An old lady with a collection of cats used to chase those away who traveled too fast past her home . . . even after she died. 

You can find this story in Ohio Ghost Stories and Spooky Legends, the Classics (https://amazon.com/gp/product/B087Z5TXKX/)

Music and some screams, hollers, and caterwauling cats from UppBeat:

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The Story of the Telltale Lilac Bush- An Old-time Favorite - One of the most beloved folklore stories of West Virginia, the Telltale Lilac Bush, was brought to life by Ruth Ann Musick via Keith Ketchem, as given to him by Mrs. Sarah Dadisman of Union in Barbour County. 


West Virginia Ghost Stories, The Classics: 

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The great sound of shoveling

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