The Black Lady Pratt Cotton Gin
A popular ghost-story known as “The Black Lady,” inspired by deaths caused by poor working conditions in the nearby factories of downtown Prattville, is a popular phenomenon described by most as a black, ghastly figure that goes across the nearby dam during the night hours of 1 A.M to 4 A.M, and has been featured on the ghost hunting show, Deep South Paranormal.
The old Pratt Cotton Gin is located on the banks of the outer lining regions of the Alabama River in Prattville, Alabama. This skeletal wonder of brick and stone is hauntingly silent. Now free from the machinery that ran the mill for more than one hundred years, only the spirits remain. In its years of operation, a young boy named, Willie Youngblood fell to his death in an elevator shaft. His mother spent the next year in a silent depression and distraught state. She eventually prevailed in joining her son in the afterlife when she flung herself off the Pratt Mill dam and drown to death.