13 Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey by Kathryn Tucker Windham

By Kathryn Tucker Windham

Jeffrey is the mischievous "something" that has headquarters within the Windham domestic in Selma, Alabama. He first made his presence identified in October 1966, and because then he has endured, at abnormal and rare durations, to clump down the corridor, slam doorways, rock in a chair, frighten the relatives cat (now deceased, via no fault of Jeffrey), circulate heavy items of furnishings, reason digital apparatus to malfunction, and conceal items. He often accompanies Mrs. Windham on her travels, and stories of Jeffrey's antics are broadly recounted. 

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Nimmo, wake up!! Somebody came in here and covered us up. I thought at first it was Mother, but it wasn't. " The child was almost hysterical, and Nimmo was frightened too, but she calmed her sister enough so that they could go together to their parents' room. They waked their father and mother, both of whom had been sound asleep, and told them what had happened. With Mr. Green leading the way, they made a thorough search of the house, but every door and every window was locked. Nobody was there.

Eppes relied on his knowledge and experience to keep the Eliza Battle in the main channel. He checked Mrs. Kemp's landing on his chart as the boat moved past that point, and he breathed a prayer of gratitude for safe passage that far. But he became increasingly anxious. The uneasiness of the pilot and the concern of the captain were not shared by the passengers. The brilliant Page 50 Passengers jumped into the water as they tried to escape the advancing flames. Page 51 lights in the ballroom pushed back all awareness of the menacing darkness outside, and the music of the bands drowned out the noise of the slashing storm.

The strong and bitterly cold wind blowing rain in from the northwest added to his apprehension. Then, about nightfall, the rain turned to sleet mixed with snow as the temperature continued to drop rapidly. Capt. S. G. Stone, master of the Eliza Battle, joined Eppes in the pilot house, and together they peered through the storm for familiar lights and landmarks. The sandbars and the shoals were covered by the swirling waters, and even the tall trees along the banks of the river were half submerged.

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