Join us as we dive into Eerie Alabama: Chilling Tales from the Heart of Dixie! Dr. Alan Brown will be at Ernest & Hadley Books to discuss his new book - just in time for Halloween! Signing starts at 4:30pm, reading and discussion at 5pm.
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.
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.