Weird Georgia

I’ve only just bought the book, but from Weird Georgia: Close Encounters, Strange Creatures, & Unexplained Phenomena by Jim Miles, I’ve already learned the following:

  • In the 1950’s Georgia Senator Richard B. Russell witnessed two UFOs during a tour of the Soviet Union. Which may have made Senator Russell weird, depending on your beliefs where UFOs are concerned, but not necessarily Georgia. Unless of course he was in then-Soviet Georgia – you know, that other Georgia. I digress.
  • Apparently long-dead Native Americans have been heard wailing in the pre-dawn hours at Macon’s Ocmulgee Mounds…(note to self; do not spend pre-dawn hours at the Ocmulgee Mounds.)
  • Apparently folk in Georgia regularly succumb to inexplicable odors that sicken them, even in locations as improbable – or perhaps probable – as a Marta Train.
  • There is an allegation – I’m looking forward to reading about this one – that a UFO crashed in rural Heard County, Georgia in 1977 and was later recovered – by MiB’s I suppose. (Man, I’d like that story better if the crash had happened in Roswell Georgia.)
  • One day in 1987, a house in Atlanta bled.

That’s just what I’ve read in the first 15 pages.

But strangely, no mention is made of traffic on the connector or the very existence of the Big Chicken. For me the persistence of the former and the existence of the latter qualify as the greatest mysteries known to modern-day Atlantans, at least. If you have another mystery you’d like to point out for my delectation in the comments I would be most grateful.

I will gleefully blog more about Georgia Weirdness as I continue to read…and hopefully be able to add some weirdness of my own in the mix. As if I didn’t do that by touching fingers to keyboard in the first place…

3 Comments so far

  1. Jen (unregistered) on September 24th, 2004 @ 6:59 pm

    I went to the Amazon link and read some of the reviews.. the best was, “…I always thought the most mysterious thing about the state was why we keep supporting the Atlanta Falcons.”

  2. Stevie (unregistered) on September 24th, 2004 @ 10:38 pm

    I think all the miss-timed traffic lights in Atlanta are controlled by aliens!!!

    I have heard about the house that bled. I can’t remember where it was. I also heard about the Indian Mounds. Very cool! Come on Steve, we’ll spend the night ghost hunting! I will be a great documentary!

  3. Dana (unregistered) on September 25th, 2004 @ 8:35 pm

    I have been to the Indian Mounds. Stood on top of the tallest one on a windy day and was nearly blown over. I realize their historical significance, but they didn’t really do much for me.

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