In honor of the 20th anniversary of 9/11, ETSU’s ROTC Buc Battalion partnered with the Stop Soldier Suicide organization to raise money to help service members in need. The event was hosted by VetFest, an annual festival held in Whitehall Delaware that is filled with music, food, and laughter, where all the proceeds collected from VetFest go directly to Stop Soldier Suicide. ETSU ROTC had over 110 participants and raised a total of $4,300 for the Stop Soldier Suicide charity.
Rotherwood Mansion, located in Kingsport, TN, was built in 1818, and through its history has accumulated an interesting and supernatural history. The tales of the mansion are riddled with heartbreaking accounts of slavery, a legend of a hound from hell, and many lost souls wandering the grounds even in the afterlife.
Mysterious ghost lights travel along the ridge before disappearing as quickly as they appeared on Brown Mountain in North Carolina. Many have tried to explain them, the reflection of a passing train, headlights from vehicles, foxfire (a bioluminescent light created by mushrooms on decaying wood), or moon dogs (moonlight reflecting on haze/fog). Others say St. Elmo’s fire (electric glows from sharp objects in a storm), aliens, too much moonshine, but none more famous than the tales of spirits who wander Brown Mountain.
Follow a winding, country road back past downtown Bristol, past small fields and rusty gas stations, and you’ll happen upon a local shop. Wander in, buy a ticket, and make some small talk while you wait. You’ll follow someone through a short patch of woods and around a hill to a large, gaping doorway. The outside is man-made and built of brick, the stone having been blasted through in order to create a gateway into the hidden world underneath the great Appalachian mountains…