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What does it say about the South that three of Away.com’s “Five Creepiest Towns in America” are here?

(A fourth, Key West, is in a former Confederate state, but I don’t think anyone ever would describe it as part of the cultural South.)

If you answer, ‘Long settlement, frequent economic stagnation that discouraged redevelopment, a conservative regard for tradition and ancestry that sometimes cripples progress, an occasionally poisonous nostalgia, a brutal history of slavery and exploitation and war, a sweltering climate that (I swear) must melt people’s brains a bit from time to time, a landscape that juxtaposes harsh sunlight with broad and menacing shadows, and the fact that there’s just something a little weird about Spanish Moss,’ then shut up.  You’re no fun.


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