There are many hauntings and legends in the Horseback Knob area. The ghost of a baby can sometimes be seen and heard. Pioneers traveling through the area buried the infant after it died. It’s single tombstone still stands in the middle of the woods. There is a legend about some lost silver in the region as well. Apparently either Indians or French explorers buried a hoard of silver in the area. Virginian adventurers came across the silver and took it with them until the Shawnee turned against them.
In their hastiness to get away, they hid the silver and ran away, planning to return for it after the threat was over. Their silver has never been discovered. It is supposedly cursed and those who go after it are often dealt death and destruction. In the 1840s, a woman named Sallie Mae was gruesomely strangled. Her killer has never been found and she is said to haunt the area, seeking revenge. Lastly, in 1940 a man jumped off the side of a cliff to his death. He proclaimed that he was going to sacrifice himself so that the near Armageddon would not occur. Some have claimed to see him taking the plunge for the sake of the world.