Monday, September 1, 2014

Can you see the face in the Pickens County Courthouse window?

     "The face in the courthouse window in Carrollton, Alabama, the finest or one of the finest ghost stories in the state."
      —Kathryn Tucker Windham

     Genealogist Donna R. Causey discusses the ghost story of Henry Wells, an African American suspected of burning down the Pickens County Courthouse in Carrollton in 1876. It's one of the most unusual ghost stories you will ever hear, involving a lynch mob, a garett window and a bizarre strike of lightning.
      Click here for Causey's story, "The Face in the Window in Pickens County, Alabama — Can You See It?" which also includes a video by storyteller and author Kathryn Tucker Windham.

Cheré Coen is an award-winning travel writer specializing in the Deep South. She is the author of "Forest Hill, Louisiana: A Bloom Town History," "Exploring Cajun Country: A Historic Guide to Acadiana" and "Haunted Lafayette, Louisiana" and co-author of "Magic's in the Bag: Creating Spellbinding Gris Gris Bags and Sachets." She also writes Louisiana romances under Cherie Claire, including "A Cajun Dream" and "The Letter." Write her at

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