• UWA Professor to lead ghost tour

    Posted: October 01, 2013

    Author: Sydney Meeks

     University of West Alabama professor Dr. Alan Brown will lead a free walking ghost tour through the most haunted sites on the UWA Campus and Livingston community on Oct. 14 at 7 p.m at Spence-Moon House.

    A book signing for Brown’s Haunted Big Bend, Florida takes place prior to the ghost tour at 6 p.m.

    “ Haunted Big Bend, Florida is a collection of ghost stories from what has become known as Florida’s “Forgotten Coast.” The stories in the volume are not as well-known as those from St. Augustine or Pensacola, but they are just as blood-curdling,” Brown said.

    “These nightmare-inducing tales center around cemeteries, antebellum homes, Indian massacres, and college campuses in Marianna, Tallahassee, and Quincey. Monticello, one of the towns featured in the book, has been called one of the most haunted towns in the South. Many of these stories have never been published before,” Brown continued.

    Brown resides in Meridian, Miss., and is the author of numerous books on ghostlore of the South, including: Ghosts Along the Mississippi River, Haunted Meridian, Ghost Hunters of the South, Haunted Places in the American South, Stories from the Haunted South, and Shadows and Cypress: Southern Ghost Stories.

    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.

    As much as he loves old stories that send shivers up the spine, Brown's first love is his wife, Marilyn, his two daughters, Andrea and Vanessa, and his grandson, Cade.

    For more information on the ghost tour or book signing, contact Dr. Alan Brown at 205-652-3521 or via email abrown@uwa.edu.
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