Folklore

World Folklore

S.E. Schlosser is the editor of WorldFolklore.net, which features folklore from countries all over the world. Read your favorite ghost stories, fables, folktales, myths, legends and fairytales. Or use our resource section to assist you with your research.

American Folklore

S.E. Schlosser is the editor of AmericanFolklore.net, which features retold folktales from all 50 states as well as answering those pesky folklore questions like: "Why is a black cat bad luck?" and "Who the heck is Paul Bunyan?" So grab a cup of coffee, pull up a comfy chair, and stay awhile. (This site is best viewed while eating marshmallows around a campfire under a starry sky.)

More Folklore

The Murdered Seaman

The ghost of a murdered seaman begins roaming the decks of the Annie Smith.

The Severed Head

A shopkeeper gets an unpleasant shock when a physician drops his black bag.

The Ghost that Followed Me Home

I have a fascination with genealogy, which is what started all the trouble with the ghost...

The Hairy Ghost

A gruesome tale of a traveler who was strangled in bed by a phantom.

The Ghost of Blacktail Canyon

There is a story the Colorado River guides sometimes tell about a haunted canyon where the spirits don't like intruders after dark.

The Figure in the Window

It was a funny time of night to be checking out old houses. I was pretty sure Alec was more interested in chasing ghosts than in real estate!

In the Haunted Lane

Every night, hoof-beats are heard coming down the graveled driveway. A milk-white steed appears, bearing two ghostly riders.

Haunted Sachs Bridge

I don’t know what exactly draws me back to Sachs Bridge each time I visit Gettysburg. I just know that I feel compelled to drive there and take pictures.