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As All Hallow’s Eve draws near, the veil between this world and the spirit world becomes thinner and thinner, allowing the way for spirits and ghosts to walk among the living. Nowhere are there more spirits who are forever searching, longing or seeking revenge than along the Natchez Trace. This historic piece of land has a storied past, colored with much evil, deceit and heartache. by Judy Smith

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by Dixon Hearne “Where you headed, Miss Lizzie?” a familiar voice calls. “On ya’ way to town? Visitin’? Ain’t no need keepin’ it to ya’self.” Swish-swish-swish goes her straw bag, never breaking stride. Skeet Rouse is a no account heathen in Lizzie Fate’s estimation, an abomination lower than Judas himself. Not a day goes by she doesn’t say a quick-prayer to shield herself from him and all his kind. Folks off in the woods make potions and spells to throw on you if they wander into town, and Lizzie Fate doesn’t go near any of them.  Especially Skeet Rouse. Lizzie’s mama said when she herself was just a girl – back when boogers and haints were strong on them – she found herself lost one day out in the woods and halfway to Vicksburg with the sun getting ready to sleep. She wandered around all night long, chasing the moon and losing her mind. Come morning, when she stuck her face over the black bayou water to wash it, she was plumb white-headed in the reflection. Next thing she knew, a woman the color of swamp gum popped out of a tree hollow and cast the evil eye at her, and when she woke

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A Q&A with The Moonlit Road storytelling site founder Craig Dominey, complete with a ghost story. How did The Moonlit Road come about? CD: I’m a native Southerner and used to write freelance articles on Southern history and culture. I always felt the South sometimes got a bad rap in other parts of the country so I wanted to create something that taught people about Southern culture in a fun way. So, I chose storytelling and ghost stories as a gateway to do that. Our visitors can simply read or listen to a story, or dig deeper and learn more about the place and culture that the story comes from.

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A retreat can often be described as a haven or refuge, a place where individuals or groups venture to seek solitude and escape the hustle and bustle of their everyday lives. Nestled in a forest of towering pines and majestic oaks, bordered by Georgia’s Cumberland River near the border of Florida, sits Cabin Bluff — a hunter’s paradise dating from the days of Calvin Coolidge. Established in 1928 as a sanctuary for distinguished sporting enthusiasts from around the world, Cabin Bluff earned a reputation as a world-class hunting and fishing destination. The addition of championship golf in a unique setting, hiking, biking and kayaking, sporting clays and an inviting lap pool has turned the remote compound into a luxurious Southern getaway.

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