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A Tunnel to Hell

By Jim Miles Georgia’s first railroad tunnel pierced Chetoogeta Ridge just north of Dalton, and the town of Tunnel Hill grew up around it.  In the Civil War soldiers died in hospitals here and skirmishes […]

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A Lulu of a Woman

By Jim Miles Born in 1869 in rural Polk County, Lulu Hurst seemed an ordinary girl until the night of September 18, 1883, when a “quick, muffled, popping noise” originated from beneath her pillow and […]

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Wayne County UFOs

By Jim Miles Maybe it had something to do with the Armageddon Express, a train of 22 white cars, which rolled through downtown Jesup on the afternoon of May 4, 1984, presumably with a load […]

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Monkey Men from Mars

By Jim Miles It was 16 days before I was born, the predawn darkness of July 8, 1953, when Cobb County policeman Sherley Brown and his partner were patrolling Bankhead Highway near Leland.  Seeing a […]

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Chickamauga Ghosts: Old Green Eyes

By Jim Miles Chickamauga was the second bloodiest battle of the Civil War, trailing only Gettysburg in casualties, and appears to be the country’s second most haunted historic site. Famed ghost hunter Dale Kaczmarek conducted […]

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Bigfoot at Fort Stewart

By Jim Miles Fort Stewart, located near Savannah, is the largest training base for armor east of the Mississippi River.  Its 280,000 acres, occupying portions of five counties, measures thirty-nine miles from east to west […]

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The Wog

By Jim Miles Georgia’s most mysterious ancient animal was the Wog, which inhabited Nodoroc, a boiling pit of mud in northeastern Georgia near Winder. In The Early History of Jackson County Georgia, published in 1914, […]

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