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Haunted Etowah County, Alabama (Haunted America)

Haunted Etowah County, Alabama (Haunted America)

Mike Goodson

Language: English

Pages: 112

ISBN: B00XRCY0N6

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Situated along the Coosa River, Etowah County's history is intertwined with the twists and turns of this flowing water. And though the currents of the Coosa shift every day, some fixtures of the river cannot help but remain. It is said that famed riverboat captain James M. Elliott Jr. haunts the Coosa's banks, still blasting the whistle from the Magnolia, his steam engine more than a century old. But the river isn't the only part of Etowah County that remains populated by spirits past. Join local author and ghost tour guide Mike Goodson on a chilling journey through Gadsden, Attalla and the rest of Etowah County as he recounts the haunted history of the region. This eerie collection offers the definitive guide to ghostly activity in Etowah County.

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theater. The child became such a “regular” customer that the theater manager began watching for her to see if she was slipping in, although she was never caught entering or leaving. This ghostly figure never appeared to bother anyone or say anything to anyone. She appeared to be fascinated by the movies and the live shows that the Princess Theatre had to offer. In 1947, a new theater opened on Broad Street, and a friendly rivalry broke out between the management of the Pitman Theatre and the

hundred years. One such event that took place in 1886 in the Southeast would be felt in Gadsden and Etowah County. During the early days of April 1886, the southeastern states of Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee were experiencing heavier-than-usual spring rains. These torrential rains would bring heavy flooding throughout Alabama that would take a heavy toll on property and also in lives. Hundreds of cattle were lost along the Alabama and Coosa Rivers during a one-week period in April, with

area. He was a seasoned officer, having served as Attalla’s chief of police before joining the sheriff’s department. He left the Attalla Police Department after a prisoner in his custody was killed resisting arrest. Birt moved on to the job of patrolling the area around Crudup. He met his date with destiny following a domestic dispute with a young miner. Birt was making his rounds around the mines at about 10:00 a.m. on February 14, 1911. He was walking past the hotel and the commissary when

railroad across Twelfth Street found the places of business at Pulltight to their liking. Most of these workers were rough, tough individuals who drove scrapers and wielded picks and shovels. They shot craps on the ground and on the store porches and played cards out in the open without being bothered by city or county officials. They could also get all the wildcat whiskey they wanted here. One of the more prominent merchants at Pulltight was Andersen Montgomery, a blacksmith who opened a place

While modern science attempts to disprove these practices as hoaxes or as having no scientific basis, these are the only possible explanations other than an overly excited imagination. During the early hours of the morning, just after midnight, the footsteps of a beloved pet can be heard walking through a dark, quiet house. But this pet has been gone now for several years. Has it returned, or is this only something that the individual wants to see or hear? ABOUT THE AUTHOR Mike Goodson has

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