If you were drawn to my web site due to one of my Appalachian lines then this subject is definitely familiar. It is well known that the people of this area are neither fearful of nor cowed by the "supernatural." Appalachians have an active, longstanding interest in their native ghosts, witches, and poltergeists, which they/we describe with colorful terms like "haints," "boogers," and "manabees." Most local people have heard these tales since they were kids and continue to pass them along to future generations as traditional oral entertainment. Our heritage is also steeped in the history and stories of folk medicine which includes Native American medicine men. For books and videos on these subjects, please visit the links below.