Author: Timothy Burkhardt

Secret Tunnels Under Asheville

It has long been rumored that there once was a vast network of secret tunnels under Asheville, NC. Legends of sunless bootlegger routes, abandoned subway tunnels, and hidden passages beneath the Masonic temple are hinted at by locals, bartenders, and Haunted Asheville tour guides alike.

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Blue Ghosts: Faerie Lanterns of the Appalachian Mountains

I was in my backyard in Madison county, watching the sunset and admiring the familiar yellow-green fireflies doing their mating dances in the growing darkness, when I saw one firefly that was glowing blue instead of green. I had never seen a blue firefly before, and the sight provoked a sense of wonder that I hadn’t felt since childhood.

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