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Eerie Alabama : chilling tales from the heart of Dixie  Cover Image Book Book

Eerie Alabama : chilling tales from the heart of Dixie

Brown, Alan, 1950- (author.). Schultz, Kari, (illustrator.).


"Known for antebellum mansions and sunny beaches, Alabama also claims an abundance of fascinating mysteries and legends. 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 Alan Brown presents some of the strangest stories from this collective tradition."--provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781467141673
  • ISBN: 1467141674
  • Physical Description: 156 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Charleston, SC : The History Press, 2019.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references. (pages 147-156).
Formatted Contents Note:
Chapter 1 : Mysterious monsters. The "white thang" of Alabama -- The Downey booger -- The wolf woman of mobile -- Mobile's leprechaun sighting -- Alabama's Hogzilla -- real or fake? -- The Coosa River monster -- Alabama's fossilized sea serpent -- Alabama's Wampus cat -- The bell witch in Alabama -- Two-toed Tom: Alabama's monster alligator -- Huggin' Molly -- Chapter 2 : Underwater mysteries. Catzilla: just another fish story? -- Lake Martin's drowned towns -- Does a World War II-era airplane lie under Lake Martin? -- Alabama's underwater forest -- Chapter 3 : Buried secrets. Hidden civil war gold -- Fort Morgan's mystery ship -- "There's a dinosaur in my front yard!" -- Alabama's buried giants -- Alabama's ancient cave coffins -- Alabama's lost silver mine -- The lsot cannons of Fort Toulouse -- Birmingham's underground river -- Alabama's lsot pirate treasure. Chapter 4 : mysteries from the skies. The odyssey of Eastern Airlines flight 576 -- The Falkville alien -- The fyffe, Alabama sighting -- Fortean evidence from Alabama -- "It came out of the sky -- in Sunter County, Alabama" -- Ann Hodges: Alabama's only meteorite victim -- Chapter 5 : prophets and seers. Rena Teel: the seer of Millerville -- Reverend Constantine Sanders: the sleeping preacher of Mooresville, Alabama -- Edgar Cayce: Selma's sleeping prophet -- Chapter 6 : Native American legends. The Legend of Prince Madoc -- Tecumseh and the New Madrid Earthquake -- The legend of Chewacla Creek -- The little people of the Cherokee -- The legend of Noccalula Falls -- Chief Tuskaloosa and the Black Warrior River -- Chapter 7 : legendary deaths. Spartana Morisette: the lost southern belle -- Harper Lee and the voodoo preacher of Alexander City -- Daniel Webster Sanderson's lonely death -- Hazel Farris: the Bessemer mummy -- Chapter 8 : mysterious disappearances. The strange case of Orion Williamson -- Austin Mize and the ghost ship Cyclops -- The disappearance of Harris Rufus Loggins -- The Brasher-Dye mystery -- The case of the missing Sunday school teacher -- Chapter 9 : legendary places -- Bear Creek Swamp -- The face in the window of the Pickens County courthouse -- Birmingham's ram-headed storyteller fountain -- The Ave Maria grotto -- Enterprises's monument to the Boll Weevil -- The crying pecan tree of Needham, Alabama -- WHat is underneath Birmingham's botanical gardens? -- Mount Nebo cemetary -- Hal's kingdom -- Oak Mountain tunnel -- Blakely's legendary oaks -- Chapter 10 : university legends. The lady who saved the president's mansion at the University of Alabama -- The legends of Athens State University's founders hall -- The covered bridge at the University of West Alabama -- The strange history of Auburn University's war eagle -- Chapter 11 : legendary characters -- Mobile's runaway princess -- Here comes the goat man! -- Lou Wooster: the madam who saved Birmingham -- Maria Fearing: the slave-turned-missionary -- Railroad Bill: Alabama's shape-shifting outlaw.
Subject: Curiosities and wonders > Alabama.
Folklore > Alabama.
Alabama > History > Miscellanea.
Alabama > Guidebooks.
Curiosities and wonders.
Genre: Guidebooks.

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