Ghosts, Violence, and Gender: a Brief Podcast

Maybe you’re driving down the state highway on a gloomy winter weekend, past those historical markers and county courthouses, and you’d like a riveting story to match the mood. Get ready to hear about “the only known case in which testimony from a ghost helped convict a murderer.”

The Greenbrier Ghost

This podcast explores the historical and cultural significance of Zona Heaster Shue, known as The Greenbrier Ghost after her death near Lewisburg, W.Va., in 1897. Our story begins along U.S. 60 at the site of a state historical marker claiming Zona’s beyond-the-grave testimony put her murderer behind bars.

By ASPECT PhD student, journalist, and public history student Sarah Plummer.

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