Meridian once echoed with the high and lonesome sound of early country music pioneer Jimmie Rodgers. With the right ears, that lonely wail may still be heard from the spirits that haunt this historic east Mississippi community. Now, for the first time, Meridian ghost expert and local author, Alan Brown, surveys the city's many sites of ghostly activity and recounts chilling tales of spirits past. From the Gypsy Queen's grave at the Rose Hill Cemetery to the phantom that haunts Stuckey's Bridge, this frightening collection offers adventurous readers a view into a side of Meridian's history that is rarely seen.
|Publisher:||History Press, The|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)|
About the Author
Alan Brown was born in Alton, Illinois. After attending Millikin University, Southern Illinois University and the University of Illinois, he taught high school in Springfield, Illinois. In 1986, he began teaching English at the University of West Alabama. After living in the South for a year, Brown became interested in the folklore of the South and began collecting it on his own. "People talk in the Midwest," Brown said, "but not like they do in the South. I guess this is why southerners are great storytellers." When he is not teaching freshman composition or American literature, Dr. Brown writes books on his favorite topic: ghost stories. Haunted Birmingham is his tenth collection of southern ghost tales. As much as he loves old stories that send shivers up the spine, Brown's first love is his wife, Marilyn, and his two daughters, Andrea and Vanessa.