Ep. 28: Blacksburg, Virginia


Ever wonder what it feels like to live in a real-life Derry, Maine? Well, your hosts do. As proud residents of Blacksburg, Virginia, we’ve seen our fair share of strangeness, madness, and death. Today we share some of the dark stories about our town’s history.

Starting off with a massacre from frontier days, Jack and J. J. will narrate tales of mysterious plagues, unsolved murders, sudden insanity, and how everyday people can reveal themselves to be capable of the bizarre and unthinkable. But, rest assured, by the end of the episode we’ll have devised some theories about why our town is the way it is, and we’ll even explain why we still love it here.


A Guide to Resources for the History of Blacksburg, Virginia” by Dorothy H. Bodell and Catherine Wingfield-Yeatts. A directory for resources compiled by University Libraries, 1991. Updated 10 December 2014.

Draper’s Meadow Massacre

Typhoid Fever Outbreaks


Unsolved Mysteries and Weird Things

Music used in this podcast:

Morbid Imagination (Kai Engel) / CC BY-NC 4.0
Last Straws For Sale (Instrumental) (Lisa Germano) / CC BY-NC 3.0
Red in Black (Kosta T) / CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
Stop The Clocks (Alan Singley) / CC BY-NC 3.0


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