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Arcane Carolinas

Jul 25, 2021

On a summer night in 1806 a small community claimed to see wild aerial phenomena over Chimney Rock in Rutherford County, NC. What might they have seen? And were any of the people in the story real? Bring your field glasses and your library card as we go on a wild ride! Many thanks to ConGregate 7 for welcoming us and...


Jul 18, 2021

The Dunhill Hotel is rich in modern amenities and spooky vibes steeped in its own alternately illustrious and tragic past. Charlie went to check it out in person and came back with fun tales to tell!

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Questions of the Queen City: The secrets of the Dunhill Hotel (Creative Loafing Charlotte)

Charlotte-Mecklenburg...


Jun 27, 2021

Tales tell of a steamship called the Santa Clara attacked by a sea monster off the coast of North Carolina shortly after World War Two. Is the legend true? Join us as Charlie dives deep into the historical record in search of treasure!

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ConGregate 7 / DeepSouthCon 59 (Winston-Salem, NC - live episode at 8:00 PM on...


Jun 17, 2021

Goblins: are they myth? Are they real? Or are they David Bowie? Let's find out! Michael shares some history and folklore around different types of goblins found in European settlers' homelands and Charlie shares a harrowing tale of goblins (and witches!) from the Uwharries in central North Carolina.

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May 23, 2021

Stories persist that the Cherokee had a legend of the Moon-Eyed People, whose huge eyes rendered them incapable of seeing in daylight. But did the Cherokee actually have this legend? Who perpetrated the myth these Moon-Eyed People were actually Welsh, and why?

Join Charlie and Michael for this fascinating deep-dive...