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Weird Georgia, Jim Miles

Weird Georgia, Jim Miles

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Length: 452 pages
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Bigfoot creatures and even stranger things have been reported in the oddest places across Georgia. A giant water serpent has been observed in the Altamaha River on numerous occasions. Phantom black panthers and giant dogs, including several seen leaving a UFO, prowl the night. Ghost trains, complete with lights and sounds, rumble along half a dozen rail lines, and more than one spectral conductor searches the tracks for his missing head.

Long-vanished Native Americans wail in the predawn at Macon's Ocmulgee Mounds, and Africans who chose death over slavery still sing at St. Simons Island. Photographs reveal the spirits of long vanished native Americans, and trash thrown into an ancient ceremonial circle in Habersham County is ejected by invisible guardians. Phantom screamers haunt skyscrapers, elusive hummers torment homeowners, inexplicable odors permeate entire counties, 50,000 birds fall from the sky (as have fireballs, several icebergs, and alligators), and humans have spontaneously combusted. The spirits of unknown Confederate soldiers have transmitted their identities, and images of Jesus have appeared on a giant billboard, a communion cloth, and a tree in Columbus.

Such are the phenomena described in Weird Georgia. Author Jim Miles has spent twenty-five years exploring Georiga, poring over hundreds of books, yellowed newspaper clippings, and countless journals to catalog these curious occurrences in the Peach state. While few of the stories have had much publicity, they are still puzzling and fascinating to anyone intrigued by unexplained phenomena and strange creatures.
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