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The ghost of Salem cemetery – he didn’t stop running

The Ghost of Salem cemetery
by

Shannon Hollon

My Great grandfather Robert Bearden (Pawpaw) was an avid coon-hunter.

Robert Bearden 1898-1984Robert Bearden 1898-1984

One fall night he had been out hunting and had lost his hounds, so he headed home on his way he walked thru the old Salem cemetery, as he crested the hill he heard the rustling dry autumn leaves which immediately got him thinking of the ghost stories he had heard as a child about the cemetery.

Salem cemetery Est. 1803Salem cemetery Est. 1803

As he looked down he was standing at the foot of his grandfathers Alfred’s grave.

Salem cemeterySalem cemetery

Unknowing to him because he was preoccupied with the thoughts of spooks one of his hounds had caught up with him and jumped up on his back to greet him…Pawpaw said “he threw his carbide light in the air and didn’t stop running until he got to the house”….with the hound on his heels.

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About Shannon Hollon

Shannon Hollon lives in McCalla Alabama graduated from McAdory High School and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Served 9 years in the US Navy Seabees with one tour in Afghanistan.Currently employed with US Steel and serving on the board of directors for the West Jefferson County Historical Society. http://wjchs.com/

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