It's easier to imagine ghosts haunting gloomy, medieval castles in Europe of brooding mansions in New England than bright, cheerful homes across the Sunshine State, but ghosts abound in sunny, tropical Florida. In fact, Florida absolutely oozes the weird, the creepy, and the ghastly.
Dr. Alan Brown has been a professor of English at the University of West Alabama since 1986. For the past few years, Dr. Brown's interest in Southern folklore has manifested itself in several collections of Southern ghost stories, including The Face in the Window and Other Alabama Ghostlore (1996), Shadows and Cypress (2000), Haunted Places in the American South (2002), Stories from the Haunted South (2004), Ghost Hunters of the South (2006), Haunted Georgia (2007), Haunted Texas (2008), Ghost Hunters of New England (2008), Haunted Tennessee (2008), Haunted Kentucky (2009), Haunted Birmingham (2009), Haunted Vicksburg (2010), Haunted Natchez (2010), Haunted Meridian, Mississippi (2011), Ghosts along the Mississippi River (2011), and The Big Book of Texas Ghost Stories (2012). He has also investigated a number of haunted sites, including The Artist's House in Key West, FL, Miss Molly's Bed and Breakfast in Fort Worth, TX, and the Waverly Hills Tuberculosis Sanatorium in Louisville, KY.