Eerie Alabama: Chilling Tales from the Heart of Dixie

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Mysterious creatures, strange happenings and ghost stories. Alabama has them all and more - despite its glorious depictions. Alabama claims an abundance of fascinating mysteries and legends despite being known for its antebellum mansions and sunny beaches, . The White Thang is a Sasquatch-like creature that has terrorized Alabamians for generations. For a brief period in the 1980s, Needham gained national attention because of its “crying pecan tree.” In 1854, a farmer named Orion Williamson simply vanished in a field in Selma. From the aquatic beast known as the Coosa River Monster to the story of the Leprechaun of Mobile, these stories have evolved over generations. Author and ghost-story guru Alan Brown presents some of the strangest stories from this collective tradition.
ISBN: 9781467141673
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Alabama
Series: American Legends
Images: 59
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Dr. Alan Brown has been a professor of English at the University of West Alabama since 1986. For the past few years, Dr. Brown’s interest in southern folklore has manifested itself in over seventeen publications of southern ghost stories. He has served as president of the Alabama Folklife Association and as a member of the American Ghost Society, Ghost Chasers of Mississippi and of the Mississippi Writers’ Guild.
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