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Every community has them: those weird little stories of ghosts, bogymen, things that go bump in the night and just plain strange happenings and humans. Share your stories with the world through this Waymark category!
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Volumes of books have been written about those weird locations scattered across the globe. From spots as legendary as Stonehenge to bizarre local stories like Gravity Hill. From those scary stories told on the back roads of America to those Roadside Attractions that just don't make sense. They send shivers down our spines and sometimes just make us wonder about ourselves, our neighbors and the world we live in.

This Waymark category was inspired by Weird U.S. the other books in this series (Weird New Jersey, Weird Florida, Weird Illinois, Weird Wisconsin and more to come). I've found several of the spots mentioned in these books myself and thought it would be great to catalog their locations on the Waymarking site.

So share your local weirdness with the rest of the World-Wide Weird!

Instructions for Posting a Weird Story Locations Waymark:
This category isn't just about entering coordinates, it's about the stories behind the locations. Please give as much detail as possible about what makes this a Weird Location. If the spot has been referenced in a book, website, television or radio program or other media, please include the reference with as much detail as possible.
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Image for W. C. Rice Cross Garden - Prattville, ALview gallery

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Weird Story LocationsW. C. Rice Cross Garden - Prattville, AL

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W.C. Rice began creating his "Cross Garden" in the 1970s. There are several admonitions that "Hell is hot, hot, hot" among other signs.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member xptwo

location: Alabama

date approved: 4/16/2013

last visited: never

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Weird Story LocationsThe Legend of John Henry - Leeds, Alabama

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According to local tradition and the research of a folklore researcher, the race between legendary steel driver John Henry and a steam hammer is said to have taken place at Oak Tunnel outside of Leeds, AL on September 20, 1887.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Scooter Bill

location: Alabama

date approved: 11/11/2007

last visited: 2/18/2010

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Weird Story LocationsThe tree that owns itself

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An Oak tree that owns its own deed.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member stsimpson

location: Alabama

date approved: 2/25/2007

last visited: 3/25/2008

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Weird Story LocationsThe Ghost of Bill Sketoe

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Near the old Choctawhatchee River bridge, there is supposed to be a hole that never stays filled. It is said that the ghost of Bill Sketoe keeps the hole dug out.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member driver8

location: Alabama

date approved: 4/8/2006

last visited: never

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