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Sumner County, Tennessee



Who loves a good ghost story more than children?
The city of Adams may have the most famous witch in all of Tennessee with their Bell Witch, but surely Sumner County boasts the most incredulous disappearing trick of all. What child born in Sumner County has not heard the tale of David Lang?

The articles of Malcolm Parker have brought News-Examiner readers an entertaining mix of superstitution, family history and old wives' tales. Here are a few of his articles, are you a believer....

When a Hen Crows, It Means a Death in the Family
The Soul of Norman Webb: Did a Disguised Satan Claim His Soul?
Ghost Story: She Walks the Dobbins Pike With Gravecloth on Her Head
Bingo! His Heart Leapt for the Irish Servant Girl

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