By Mike Goodson

Located alongside the Coosa River, Etowah County's background is intertwined with the twists and turns of this flowing water. And even though the currents of the Coosa shift each day, a few furnishings of the river can't aid yet stay. it really is acknowledged that famed riverboat captain James M. Elliott Jr. haunts the Coosa's banks, nonetheless blasting the whistle from the Magnolia, his steam engine greater than a century previous. however the river is not the in simple terms a part of Etowah County that is still populated via spirits earlier. sign up for neighborhood writer and ghost travel advisor Mike Goodson on a chilling trip via Gadsden, Attalla and the remainder of Etowah County as he recounts the haunted heritage of the quarter. This eerie assortment deals the definitive consultant to ghostly task in Etowah County.

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The sounds of the ticking clock and people footsteps are all which are heard until eventually fatigue takes over and sleep relieves the nervousness of the past due night. For greater than one hundred fifty years, humans have come to Etowah County and Gadsden looking employment and a greater lifestyle. The Coosa River, its majestic riverboat alternate and the enormous industries that experience come and long gone all through our county’s background have additionally introduced tales of the supernatural. unfamiliar beings in and round the river and ghostly visits from stressed spirits that appear doomed to stroll the streets ceaselessly have haunted Etowah County because the days following the Civil struggle. tales from the Eighteen Eighties about the “Coosa River Sea Monster,” in addition to a race of giants residing alongside the banks of the river at Whorton Bend, have come from numerous of Gadsden’s popular households. those tales, firstly the resource of ridicule, have emerged time and again all through our historical past. different ghostly legends care for the cemeteries that have been as soon as situated within the downtown region, in addition to numerous of the unlucky those who have misplaced their lives at the streets of Gadsden. those tales are approximately those who have reached out from past the grave to assist others in want. Are those ghostly reminders of spirits who refuse to leisure, or are they the fabricated from overactive imaginations? Did you pay attention that? Now i do know these have been footsteps! half I COOSA RIVER LEGENDS For greater than 185 years, the Coosa River has introduced the lifeblood into what's this day often called Etowah County. whereas this river introduced the 1st local american citizens to the world, and later the flatboats and steamboats, the river additionally introduced tales of wierd creatures, supernatural sightings and stories of ghosts and stressed spirits haunting the realm. the 1st sightings all started within the mid-nineteenth century and, surprisingly adequate, proceed to at the present time. one of many earliest sightings at the Coosa River used to be pronounced as fast because the coming of the 1st steamboats in 1845. experiences of this unusual creature persevered for a few years and really saved humans from venturing into the peaceable waters until eventually reviews of the creature have been disregarded by means of neighborhood and kingdom officers. different ghost tales touching on the river comprise a ghost send that has been mentioned at the river making the weekly run from Rome, Georgia, to Gadsden, Alabama, the ghost of a “roustabout” who arrives every now and then to dump the boats on the wharf and the tale of a wharf that vanished into background a long time in the past. a number of the unusual sightings are attributed to a couple of the grotesque murders and tragic injuries that experience taken position in Etowah County. those interesting tales contain UFOs and cemeteries the place stressed spirits appear to hang-out their ultimate resting position. numerous of those tales were documented by way of well-known electorate and feature been stated within the pages of the neighborhood newspapers. the ocean MONSTER OF THE COOSA With the arriving of the 1st tourists to the realm, many unusual tales have grown out of the gorgeous Coosa River.

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