The “White Witch” of Niles Canyon Road

Every year, on February 26th, a young woman is said to appear alongside Niles Canyon Road.

There are many stories as to how her ghost came to be; a carriage accident, a young girl gone missing in the canyon, and a heart-broken actress from the earliest days of cinema.

But, which of those stories is true? Find out on this Patreon-exclusive episode of Epitaph: The Others.

The Ghost of 22 Mountain

Clarence Stephenson wrestled to corpse to the side of the road and, then, panted and grunted as he pushed the body of a woman he’d once considered a friend into a gully and watched it disappear into a bramble of blackberry thorns.

He thought she’d never be seen again.

He was wrong.

The Ghost of the Buckhorn and the White Lady of Wopsy

Two mountains. One legend.

In 1938, an encounter with the Ghost of the Buckhorn launched two weeks of ghost hunts. Dozens of people reported having seen her, having given her a ride or, even, having chased her through the mountains. And, before it was over, she’d been seen by hundreds of school children.

But, who was the real person who became the Ghost of the Buckhorn and the White Lady of Wopsy?

The Man in the Black Raincoat

In the 1950s, a plane trying to make it through a thunderstorm to land at the Greenville airport crashed into the mountainside just a few yards off of Highway 107 near Walhalla, South Carolina. The wreckage of his small, single-engine aircraft was found but the pilot’s body was never recovered.

But, that doesn’t mean that no one has seen him since …

The Girl at the Underpass

Known locally as “Lydia,” on this episode of Epitaph, we investigate the history of the Jamestown underpass, the accidents that took place there and find the story of a young woman whose tragic, brutal death near the underpass may have inspired one of North Carolina’s most well-known legends.