Spies by Day, Super Heroes by Night

Spies by Day – SuperHeroes by Night

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.

Ruins of Pratt Mill in Prattville Alabama

The ‘Lady in Black’ Haunts an Old Cotton Gin in Prattville Alabama

Prattville’s Lady in Black is one of the area’s most notorious legends. In the 1800s children often worked in factories and accidents were commonplace as well as deaths.

Willie Youngblood, a 10-year-old working in the mill, became a firsthand example of this. Youngblood fell to his death in one of the mills shafts. His mother threw herself from the dam just outside of the Pratt Mill. Her ghost is the Lady in Black.

Ghost Bridge

Ghost Bridge already appears terrifying and haunted simply by its dilapidated and decayed appearance. There are also several rumors from locals of a white mist that rises from the creek and lies atop the bridge.