WHAT IS DIGITAL ALABAMA?
Although hundreds of visitors use Digital Alabama as a travel guide, it is actually a travelogue. Digital Alabama records our thoughts about and experiences in the places we visit in Alabama.
We’re Spies by Day – SuperHeros by Night
All of us involved with Digital Alabama are current or former investigators and intelligence officers. Our articles originate with our on-site investigations and open-source intelligence (OSINT) data collected from publicly available sources. We research folk tales, missing persons, ghosts and haunts, unsolved crimes, who-done-its and that kind of stuff. We have seen Alabama from some pretty interesting and unique angles.
We Are Storytellers
We publish unique content for your entertainment and education – not to entice you to travel and spend. The incidents are true and the places are real but we may interject fictional characters to interact and tell our stories. We work hard for our clients and uncover a lot of interesting stuff that goes into our stories.
We Publish Two Types of Articles:
Nonfiction—Articles about the places we visit and our experiences during our travels AND information on locations and topics gathered while doing research for clients and our publications.
Historical Fiction—Fictitious accounts of true events as told by one of our imaginary protagonists.
WE ARE UNIQUE – WE LOVE WHAT WE DO
We love what we do. Finding the real story is exciting – especially when it can be shown that folklore and old newspaper articles are a bit removed from the whole story or the facts. We are professionals and are strictly business when doing our research but after hours we like to have fun, visit with others and dig for new stories. We are kids at heart. We endeavor to find the facts and introduce you to the history, culture, people and lifestyles of Alabama by way of entertaining stories.
SO WHY DO WE PUBLISH?
We think everyone interested in our great state of Alabama should have the opportunity to examine and enjoy what we find. We take our research information and turn it into entertainment. Trained professionals report facts and fictional characters narrate historic events.
We travel statewide and meet many interesting people. In addition to historical fiction, we write about the people we meet and the places we visit.
So, whether you enjoy your adventures from the comfort of your easy-chair, a rolling RV or a bone rattling four-wheeler. our stories should satisfy your desire for stories of Alabama.
We are not into champagne and five-star motels. We’re more into the earthy stuff, the local comings and goings and what the local folks do. We’re into the local history, local legends and the secret history of people and places. And… we do not publish only about the positives and the safe streets. We tell you about the underside, the ugly family secrets and the whispered tales. If it’s ugly, dirty or smelly, we say so. We’re definitely not your run-of-the-mill travel guide.I welcome you to our website and hope you will find it to be among the most unique websites you have ever visited. In order for you to fully enjoy our articles and take advantage of what the site offers, there are things you should understand at the outset. This introduction is somewhat lengthy but is a pretty good story in itself.
Terry Platt, Webmaster & Editor