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The creepy legend of the mysterious Phantom Monk

The legend of the Phantom Monk is excerpted from my book "Forgotten Tales of Tennessee." In March of 1967, one of the worst floods to hit the South covered much of Tennessee in water. The Knoxville Commercial reported: “We are now in the midst of a terrible flood. The waters are upon us and still… Continue reading The creepy legend of the mysterious Phantom Monk

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Forecasters warn of iguanas falling from the sky and Syfy movies are coming to life

If you missed last week’s column on It’s a Southern Thing (SouthernThing.com), you can read it by clicking here. Below are the first paragraphs. We all know Florida is the Australia of the continental U.S. – there will be something waiting to eat you whenever you go outside. Giant insects, killer snakes, 9-foot alligators. (That’s… Continue reading Forecasters warn of iguanas falling from the sky and Syfy movies are coming to life

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The pilot who died while chasing a UFO

I recently came across an interesting tidbit and the story behind a historical marker in Franklin, Ky.: The tale of an Air Force captain who crashed and died while chasing a UFO in 1948. Sweetums and I didn’t know about the marker when we were in Franklin a couple of summers ago or we would… Continue reading The pilot who died while chasing a UFO

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6 ways you can tell your dog is the boss of you

If you missed last week’s column on It’s a Southern Thing (SouthernThing.com), you can read it by clicking here. Below are the first paragraphs. I couldn’t tell you how many times my big brother, Doofus, and I would scream at one another: “You’re not the boss of me!” Enough times that we made my mom threaten… Continue reading 6 ways you can tell your dog is the boss of you

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The story of those giant Indian heads and how you can see them

If you travel along the South’s back roads, chances are you’ve come across at least one 20- or 30-foot tall Indian head carved from a massive tree. These unusual and detailed works of art – which range from 15 to 40 feet high – were created by artist Peter Wolf Toth to honor our country’s… Continue reading The story of those giant Indian heads and how you can see them