I had been meaning to post this for about a week or so. Do you remember a local magazine by the name of Weird Alabama? It ran until about 10 years ago, when it was shut down by Barnes and Noble because apparently they owned the trademark on the “Weird.” I’m happy to say that the same folks who ran that magazine have reassembled under a new name over the years and are publishing again! Enter, Strange Alabama. I had somehow missed their first publication in August, but caught the post about how their special Halloween edition last week.
So, if you’re into local lore, unusual sights, and maybe even the paranormal, I think you’ll enjoy this magazine. I know I have!
- Title: Strange Alabama Travel Guide Vol. 1 No. 1
Description: Our August 2015 debut issue of quaint, curious, and forgotten lore of Alabama features Bass Cemetery, “Gear Man” and Junkasaurus, the Gaines Ridge Haunting, an exclusive tale of Bangor Cave from Beverly Crider’s “Lost Birmingham” (History Press, 2013), and much more!
- Title: Strange Alabama Travel Guide Vol. 1 No. 2 – Special Halloween Issue
Description: Strange Alabama’s Special Halloween 2015 Issue! Stories and photos from haunted and haunting locations across Alabama include “All Hallows in Old Alabama,” Bear Creek Swamp, the “Witch’s Grave” of Cragford Cemetery, Selma’s Haunted St. James Hotel, Huntsville’s Dead Children’s Playground, and “Ghosts of the Ghost Fleet” in Bay Minette. Includes three excerpts from Beverly Crider’s “Lost Birmingham” and “Legends and Lore of Birmingham and Central Alabama” books, published by History Press!