Posts tagged: Money

Desoto Falls – Mentone, AL

By , October 18, 2009 3:08 am

desoto-fallsThis rural waterfall is said to be haunted by Nancy Dollar, known as Granny, who passed away in January 1931 when she was 108 years old.  After her death, her beloved dog, Buster, was put to sleep and buried along side his master.   Shortly thereafter, the old mountain woman and her dog were seen walking through the woods around this rural waterfall or near the ruins of her old cabin.  Legend says she was looking for justice.

Shortly before her burial, some thieves stole the old woman’s savings, which she has been saving so she could buy a proper headstone.  Her restless spirit rose in search of the theives and the lost money.  She was sighted so frequently that her neighbors finally bought her a proper headstone in 1973.  Reports say that Granny seems to have been appeased by this, but they say her dog still appears. 

Mentone is in eastern DeKalb County, just off I-59 on Highway 117.

You can find out more about Desoto Falls here.

DeSoto Falls in Mentone, Alabama after the Spring rains May 2009


Louisville & Nashville RR tracks – Limestone County, AL

By , August 31, 2009 11:38 pm

The ghost of a railroad bandit named “Railroad Bill” is said to haunt the pine woods along the railraod track running near the towns of Piney Grove, Elewy, and Nymph.  Railroad bill was said to be a vagrant that hopped trains and got in trouble with the law.  He was known as a bit of a Robin Hood, as he would provide food and money to poor people in the area. 

Somehow he always managed to evade capture.  People started spreading stories that he had supernatural powers that allowed him to change into animal form and was only vulnerable to silver bullets. Other tales said that he had the power to disable the tracking abilities of the bloodhounds on his trail.

railroad-billWhatever the real story, the man who was believed to be “Railroad Bill” was gunned down in March of 1896.  His spirit is said to remain, appearing with a big smile on his face. 

Find out more about “Railroad Bill” here.

L & N ripping thru Athens, Al. Depot.


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