shelton laurel - BEWARE
Alyagotado

Nashville, TN

#65 Sep 26, 2012
This is the craziest shit I ever read. I lived there for years. My ex in-laws owned the hospital, church and just about everything up there at one time. The scariest thing about Shelton Laurel is the drive up crazy ass highway 70 getting to work. You never know when 2 tractors will be parked with the farmers bull-shitting around the next curve. Never saw anything scarier than my ex-wife naked with the lights on. But, hell; plenty of guys have seen that and lived to tell about it. Maybe that's what this guy saw...
native

Falls Church, VA

#66 Sep 26, 2012
I went hiking up there many years ago. Last time I'll ever set foot up there. I felt like I was being watched the entire time. Finally when I stopped for a rest, an older man came out of the forest thicket and told me I best keep on moving. He asked if I had a gun or a knife. When I said no he said that I should bring one with me the next time I came up.

I saw some things are people that were weird as shit up there.
sugar loaf

Brevard, NC

#67 Sep 26, 2012
Folks up there just want left alone. If you are not from there or have family there you don't belong there.
Two Hump Johnson

United States

#68 Sep 26, 2012
Ive been up there doing tracking and hunting, as well just hiking around seeing the sites and falls. Never felt strange, watched, or threatened. The only thing that happened was an old fellow came down a pretty steep hill onto the holler I was in and talked a bit with me. Nice guy that just wanted to talk about the area. Nothing crazy or ghostly at all.

Its a beautiful area with a lot of interesting history. Plenty of old sites and artifacts still out there in the mountains to take a look at, just leave them alone for others to seek out and enjoy. As for the people, nice people with a rich history. Yes, there are some inbreeds up there, but you can easily tell who they are and just steer clear.
The only one

United States

#69 Sep 27, 2012
Shelton laurel the history soldiers took some innocent people to a location and shot them in the back of the head also has a shelton grave yard
NCNC

Aylett, VA

#70 Sep 28, 2012
Lots of inbreeding up there. It's one sick place.

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#71 Sep 28, 2012
This is an intersting topic. I have been searching for the massacre online and found alot of info about it. I actually had never heard of it before, although I have Cherokee indian in my background & have Shelton's on the famil tree! I am going to continue to research this.
Garry S Shelton Erwin TN

Johnson City, TN

#72 Oct 12, 2012
Re: Cold Spring Mountain and the three graves...
http://www.greenevillesun.com/Local_News/arti...
"The graves of Millard Fillmore Haire, a 13-year-old civilian youth, and David John Shelton Jr., and his nephew, William Shelton, which are located on top of the mountain, were decorated.
The Sheltons were members of a recruiting detail of men from the 2nd and 3rd North Carolina Mounted Infantry U.S."
These are my folk, and we been here on the Laurel some 200 years. Shelton Laurel is called 'Bloody Laurel' for a reason, so best let sleeping dogs alone and just enjoy the trail and go back home...
Hey

Hickory, NC

#73 Jan 3, 2014
Anybody know Sandra Metcalf from around there? She use to be hot, haven't saw her in years.
l shelton

United States

#74 Jan 22, 2014
My ggg grandfather died there an his two son. I have read all post and inbreeding what are you people thinking? If you do not know the true story why comment. There was a lot of blood shed on this moutain. My family lost homes an family. A marker is all they get. The story of what really happen there goes untold in history today to young generations. I have never been there. I would love to go visit where my family lived. And as far as paranormal maybe so. I am a believer an I have seen a lot. but to some people who say that this a creppy place. Well it is like... family might not be able to see ghost. But outsiders you may really see them because you are trespassing on there land. Just saying...
Shelton girl

United States

#75 Jan 26, 2014
l shelton wrote:
My ggg grandfather died there an his two son. I have read all post and inbreeding what are you people thinking? If you do not know the true story why comment. There was a lot of blood shed on this moutain. My family lost homes an family. A marker is all they get. The story of what really happen there goes untold in history today to young generations. I have never been there. I would love to go visit where my family lived. And as far as paranormal maybe so. I am a believer an I have seen a lot. but to some people who say that this a creppy place. Well it is like... family might not be able to see ghost. But outsiders you may really see them because you are trespassing on there land. Just saying...
We'll said! Both if my GGG grandfathers were killed in the massacre. Lots of tears shed there. Both my parent grew up on Shelton Laurel and I spent my summers there as a child. Best memories of my life. My mother to this day will not talk about her childhood and the Shelton Laurel history because of poverty and the pains of growing up there as a child. The people there just want to be left alone to live in peace!
Scary Place

Greeneville, TN

#76 Jan 26, 2014
Yeah I went to Shelton Laurel and saw ghosts and scary people. One of them said I had a purdy mouth, so I left in a hurry
OMG

Greeneville, TN

#77 Jan 28, 2014
Scary Place wrote:
Yeah I went to Shelton Laurel and saw ghosts and scary people. One of them said I had a purdy mouth, so I left in a hurry
Did you hear banjo music?
Bloody Madison

Asheville, NC

#78 Sep 15, 2014
You guys are funny. I don't care how old this was, it was entertaining. I grew up in Shelton many moons ago and still live in Madison County. My grandfather would take us kids over to the graves of those killed in the massacre. As a boy, I knew every dip and dive in every holler that Shelton Laurel had and never once saw a ghost, monster or inbred-esque Mountain folk that follow people in the woods.

Just good folk livin' a good life.
Bonnie

Wilmington, DE

#79 Sep 23, 2014
Jethro wrote:
The hauntings from The Massacre at Shelton Laurel continue to this day.It happened almost 150 years ago when the poor boys were left hanging. I would think this is what he saw.
They weren't hung so you are lying. They were all shot and hastily buried in the snow.
Bonnie

Wilmington, DE

#80 Sep 23, 2014
Garry S Shelton Erwin TN wrote:
Re: Cold Spring Mountain and the three graves...
http://www.greenevillesun.com/Local_News/arti...
"The graves of Millard Fillmore Haire, a 13-year-old civilian youth, and David John Shelton Jr., and his nephew, William Shelton, which are located on top of the mountain, were decorated.
The Sheltons were members of a recruiting detail of men from the 2nd and 3rd North Carolina Mounted Infantry U.S.These are my folk, and we been here on the Laurel some 200 years. Shelton Laurel is called 'Bloody Laurel' for a reason, so best let sleeping dogs alone and just enjoy the trail and go back home...
I have not read anywhere that the Sheltons were recruiting soldiers. They were Southern Unionists and there were many CW desserters in the area. This whole incident was over salt and the Sheltons and their little band thought the Confederates were hoarding the salt for their own use and their own kind shall we say. Had they not terrorized Marshall after they tried to steal the salt, this may not have happened as the Unionists picked the wrong house to invade. It was the home of a Conferedate officer who was in TN at the time leaving his wife and small children alone. I have also not heard it called Bloody Laurel. It has been referred to as Bloody Madison in everything I have read so far,
Bonnie

Wilmington, DE

#81 Sep 23, 2014
Bloody Madison wrote:
You guys are funny. I don't care how old this was, it was entertaining. I grew up in Shelton many moons ago and still live in Madison County. My grandfather would take us kids over to the graves of those killed in the massacre. As a boy, I knew every dip and dive in every holler that Shelton Laurel had and never once saw a ghost, monster or inbred-esque Mountain folk that follow people in the woods.
Just good folk livin' a good life.
I don't see how the cold blooded murder of 13 people could be called entertaining. As far as inbreeding, that definitely went on. When a small amount of Sheltons turns into hundreds of Sheltons in a very unpopulated area, how do you think they that happened ? And life in Appalachia could never be considered a good life. It's a hard life and an impoverished life. Good people, maybe, but they were also a feudal, distrutstful, suspicious lot. And remain so to this day.
Bonnie

Wilmington, DE

#82 Sep 23, 2014
The only one wrote:
Shelton laurel the history soldiers took some innocent people to a location and shot them in the back of the head also has a shelton grave yard
I have only found one story where some of them may have been innocent but all other stories have the Shelton band of Southern Unionists going into Marshall and terrorizing the town after stealiing much needed salt. They also invaded the home of a Confederate officer who was on duty at the time in TN leaving his wife and small children alone at home in NC and the rest is history.
Bonnie

Wilmington, DE

#83 Sep 23, 2014
native wrote:
I went hiking up there many years ago. Last time I'll ever set foot up there. I felt like I was being watched the entire time. Finally when I stopped for a rest, an older man came out of the forest thicket and told me I best keep on moving. He asked if I had a gun or a knife. When I said no he said that I should bring one with me the next time I came up.
I saw some things are people that were weird as shit up there.
Mountain folk are notoriously unfriendly to outsiders. And considering what happened there, they really don't want people poking around. Your experience is one of many I have read about and they all say the same thing. They have been menacingly confronted or run off or advised to keep going.
Bonnie

Wilmington, DE

#84 Sep 23, 2014
I think it's hysterical that the only people who deny inbreeding in Appalachia are the ones that lived there lol. When you have a handful of Sheltons turn into hundreds of them in an extremely unpopulated area, well how do you think the family got that big? I was in an area similar to Laurel but it was in WVA. I was way up in the mountains and I saw blue people. Sho nuff did. I live in suburban NJ. No blue folks here coz there are tons of families to chose from for marrying and procreating. Not so in dem dar hills. Are ya seeing my point?

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