THE NIGHTGOWN GHOST
The vicinity of a clear creek toward
Jay is the domain of a woman's ghost which the curious circumstances surrounding
her death were never solved. One morning many years ago, the woman's body
was found on the creek bank.
Clothed only in her nightgown, she
had been horribly mangled. No one knows what or who did this awful deed.
It was never known how she met her fate or why she came to be on the banks
of the creek clad in a nightgown. Had she walked in her sleep only to have
a horrible awakening as she met her doom? Had she been spirited from her
home some distance away by some one or something?
It is said that from time to time,
her screams of pain and agony are heard, filling the air along the banks
of the peacefully flowing creek.
SWAMP MOUND GHOST
The story of the Conecuh River Swamp
Mound ghost is very old and possibly of Indian, pirate, or even Spanish
origin. The mound, now on private land,east of Brewton near the Conecuh
River, measures 100 feet in length and is 60 feet wide, consisting of river
bottom sand and rises 20 feet above water level. It has not been determined
if it is an Indian burial or ceremonial mound, a pirate's buried treasure
or just a simple, strange land formation.
A large chain has appeared from time to
time in on top of the mound. What is attached at the other end of the chain
in the depths of the sand has never been found. Curious lads have tried
to reached the chain, only to have it disappear deeper into the sand. When
they tried to dig for the chain, horrendous sounds of moans, clanking chains,
and creaking of old hinges rose from the depths of the mound.
Enjoying the mystery of the mound and choosing
to preserve the mound, the owners, well-known cititzens of this area and
not given to wives' tales, share the legend with others. To this day, young
wide-eyed boys still listen and wonder about the chain that cannot be surfaced
and the eerie sounds that guard whatever treasure or bones lie beneath
the swamp mound.
SOURCE LOCATION:Alabama Room,
JDCC Library, Brewton, Esc. Co., AL. Maintained by The Escambia County