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by Bruce E. Baker and Philip McFee, 2006
Additional research provided by Douglas J. McMillan and Shannon L. Reavis.

See also: Brown Mountain Lights; Conjure; Devil's Horse's Hoofprints; Devil's Tramping Ground; Folk Music; Ghosts; Maco Light; Madstones; Root Doctors; Southern Folklife Collection; Wampus.

Folklore- Part 1: Introduction; Folklore- Part 2: Types of Folklore and the North Carolina Folklore Society; Folklore- Part 3: North Carolina Folktales and Storytellers; Folklore- Part 4: Legends, Animal Tales, and Superstitions; Folklore- Part 5: References

Part 5: References

B. A. Botkin, ed., A Treasury of Southern Folklore (1949).

Robert B. Downs, ed., The Bear Went over the Mountain: Tall Tales of American Animals (1964).

Robert Isbell, The Last Chivaree: The Hicks Family of Beech Mountain (1996).

Isbell, Ray Hicks: Master Storyteller of the Blue Ridge (2001).

Douglas J. McMillan, "The Vanishing Hitchhiker in Eastern North Carolina," North Carolina Folklore Journal 20 (August 1972).

J. Alexander Mull, Mountain Yarns, Legends and Lore (1972).

Nancy Roberts, North Carolina Ghosts and Legends (1991).

Roy Edwin Thomas, coll., Come Go with Me: Old-Timer Stories from the Southern Mountains (1994).