Bill Sketoe/The Folly Island Ghost Treasure – Alabama/South Carolina

Bill Sketoe/The Folly Island Ghost Treasure – Alabama/South Carolina

It’s a double feature this week with the legendary Bill Sketoe and his hole in Alabama, and the infamous ghost treasure on Folly Island in South Carolina!

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SHS Woodcut Engraving by the East TN, VA, & GA Railway Co, circa 1883
Episode Thumbnail Image by unknown 18th century artist
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Sound Design: B. N. Kolbe
Theme Music: Clifton Hicks


  1. Abraham Isaac Mucius III on January 9, 2023 at 8:55 am

    I was reading on another website which stated that Corp. Yokum was given an order to make sure all of the African Americans living on Folly Island were delivered to the mainland, so the old woman Corp. Yokum spoke to was Black.

  2. Abraham Isaac Mucius III on January 9, 2023 at 8:55 am

    These stories are so fascinating.

  3. Grey Wolf on January 9, 2023 at 9:02 am

    Love it! Glad to see you’re back!

  4. TempestDoesStuff on January 9, 2023 at 9:36 am

    These scared the heck out of me! I love your style of storytelling and your voice is so soothing while you tell them!

    I can’t wait to see more!

  5. R. Shane Thompson on January 9, 2023 at 9:41 am

    I remember the Folly Island Ghost Pirate treasure story from an excellent book by Nancy Roberts. "Ghost Tales Of South Carolina" k
    or something similar. I’ve got an autographed copy (soft back) around here somewhere that I purchased when she did a presentation at my school when I was in 3rd grade. Very first book ever bought myself. Really brings back the most memories. Wow! Where the Hell has damn near half a century done gone and run off to?!?

  6. John Roe on January 9, 2023 at 9:43 am

    So glad the army had moved on from wool by the time I came along, haha.

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