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Strange Alabama- Jimmie Lee Sudduth

Jimmie Lee Sudduth is a folk artist from Fayette, Alabama who gained international attention due to his interesting techniques.

Sudduth began experimenting with art when he just three years old. While taking a stroll through the woods one day, the youngster decided to draw a face on a tree stump using mud and honey as paint

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Flickr | Burritt on the Mountain
Flickr | Burritt on the Mountain
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Strange Alabama- Burritt on the Mountain

Burritt on the Mountain not only refers to the majestic Burritt Mansion but also the surrounding 167-acre park and mountain surrounding it.

Built in 1937 in Huntsville, the Burritt Museum was originally the home to Dr

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The Paranormal Pastor | The Wolf Woman
The Paranormal Pastor | The Wolf Woman
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Strange Alabama- The Wolf Woman of Mobile

In April of 1971, paranoia struck Mobile, Alabama when reports of a strange "Wolf Woman" came pouring in.

Citizens of Port City and Plateau claimed to encounter a creature that had the body of a wolf but the head of a beautiful woman

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History.com | First White House of the Confederacy
History.com | First White House of the Confederacy
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Strange Alabama- The Confederate White House

Located in Montgomery, Alabama, the First White House of the Confederacy is known for housing Jefferson Davis and his family during the first year of the Civil War.

The home was built between 1832 and 1835 by an ancestor of Zelda Fitzgerald named William Sayre

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911 Dispatch | Bob Gallagher
911 Dispatch | Bob Gallagher
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Strange Alabama- Bob Gallagher

If you've ever had to call 911 for help, you can thank Alabama native Bob Gallagher.

As early as 1937, the British were able to dial 999 in order to receive fast and easy emergency assistance. This sparked a heavy debate about whether to establish a similar emergency system in the United States

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Cane Toad | WIkipedia
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Strange Alabama- Toadvine

Toadvine is a small community in Jefferson County but don't be fooled by its strange title. Amphibians were not involved in the naming of this territory.

During the Civil War, a man named Cape Smith left Jefferson County to join the fight but was eventually caught and imprisoned by federal soldiers

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Strange Alabama: Dudley Wayne Kyzer

The longest prison sentence in the history of the United States was given to Dudley Wayne Kyzer by a Tuscaloosa court.

In 1981, this criminal was given 10,000 years in prison for the murder of his wife

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Strange Alabama- UFO sighting over Montgomery

On July 24, 1948, Captain Clarence Chiles and John Whitted were operating a flight from Houston to Atlanta when they saw something unusual 5,000 feet above Montgomery.

The Eastern Airline pilots claimed that a they saw a flying object swiftly approaching them

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Strange Alabama- Ave Maria Grotto

Cullman, Alabama is home to the Ave Maria Grotto, a miniature version of some of the world's most famous architectural structures.

Built by Benedictine monk Joseph Zoettl from 1912 to 1958, this manmade wonder began out of sheer boredom

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Strange Alabama- Falkville UFO

On October 17, 1973, police chief Jeff Greenhaw of Falkville, Alabama had an interesting day at work after a woman called in a UFO sighting. When Greenhaw heard the news, he immediately grabbed his camera and headed toward the supposed spaceship

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