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Alabama lore : the Choccolocco monster, Huggin' Molly, the lost town of Cottonport and other mysterious tales  Cover Image Book Book

Alabama lore : the Choccolocco monster, Huggin' Molly, the lost town of Cottonport and other mysterious tales

Elrick, Wil, (author.).

Summary:

"Mysteries of the Cotton State. Alabama is a weird and wonderful place with a colorful history steeped in folk tales passed from generation to generation. Mysterious 1989 UFO sightings brought more than 4,000 visitors to the tiny town of Fyffe, population 1,300. Legends of the Alabama White Thang -- an elusive, hairy creature with a shrill shriek -- persisted in the state for a century. Just outside Huntsville's historic Maple Hill Cemetery lies an eerie playground where the ghosts departed children are rumored to play in the dead of night. After hundreds of unexplained sightings, the town of Evergreen declared itself the Bigfoot Capital of Alabama. Join author Wil Elrick as he explores the history behind some of the Cotton State's favorite tales." -- From publisher's description.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781467138017
  • ISBN: 1467138010
  • Physical Description: 126 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Charleston, SC : The History Press, 2018.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 123-126).
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: Alabama Is a Weird and Wonderful Place -- The Story of the Union's Lost Gold: The Keel Mountain Treasure -- The Legend of the Miser's Gold -- The Many Legends Surrounding Famed Authors Harper Lee and Truman Capote -- The Ghosts of the Mighty Alabama -- When UFOs Visited the Tiny Town of Fyffe -- The Ghosts of Oakey Streak -- Church Street Cemetery and the Haunted Boyington Oak -- Huntsville's Dead Children's Playground -- Fish the Size of Volkswagens -- The Tale of the Coosa River Monster -- The Legend of Lonnie Stephens, the Vanishing Hitchhiker -- The Strange Disappearance of Orion Williamson -- Wolf Woman of Mobile -- The Piedmont Pukwudgie -- Bigfoot in Alabama -- Alabama White Thang -- Huggin' Molly: She'll Hug You to Death -- The Strange Case of the Choccolocco Monster -- Ghostly Governor Thomas Bibb and His Haunted Family -- Hartselle's Cry Baby Hollow -- The Spirits of Old Georgia Cemetery -- The Mysterious Town of Cottonport and Its Long-Dead Inhabitants -- Old Cahawba, Alabama's Most Mysterious City.
Subject: Folklore > Alabama.
Tales > Alabama.
Ghost stories.
Alabama > Folklore.
Folklore.
Ghost stories.
Tales.
Alabama.
Genre: Folklore.
History.

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