The Ozarks cover a wide swath of the southern part of America. Stretching from Arkansas to Oklahoma, Kansas, and Missouri, this region is full of scary stories, tall tales, ghost sightings, and creepy folklore. Much of the Ozarks was cut off from the more urban areas of the country for a long time, and that’s why the stories - regardless of their content - have a kind of gothic grandeur to them. While the appearance of a ghost punctuates many of these tales, there are also plenty of real, unsolved cases that have occurred across the Ozarks.
Whether you’re fascinated by buried treasure, ghost stories, or 19th-century buildings that hold all manner of secrets, the Ozarks have a story for you. If you’re thinking about taking a road trip to discover some of the lesser-known stories of the American South or Midwest, the Ozarks are a great place to start - just make sure you bring a flashlight.