Category: Shit We Sleepin’ On

The Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum

This West Virginia facility served as a sanctuary for the mentally ill beginning in the mid-1800’s. This 160 year old asylum holds fascinating stories of Civil War raids, a gold robbery, the “curative” effects of architecture, and the efforts of determined individuals to help better the lives of the mentally ill. Tour this nationally recognized historic landmark and see how it left a lasting impression on local and national history. The Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, Constructed […]

The Red Lady At Huntingdon College

The “Red Lady” of Huntingdon College in Montgomery has changed a lot over the centuries. What was once a benevolent, yet inquisitive, Lady in Red, who quietly roamed a residence hall transformed over the years to a rather vindictive apparition who evokes fear and apprehension from those she visits. The story began when Huntingdon College was located in Tuskegee, where the school was chartered and established as Tuskegee Women’s College in 1854. One night after […]

Mont Highley Cold Case

The night after Thanksgiving 2003, Mont Highley IV, a 33 year old white male went missing in the small rural community of Milstead in Macon County, Alabama. Highley, the only son of a prominent doctor in Alabama capitol was last heard from Friday November 28th, 2003 when he arrived at a hunting trailer early. He was expected to meet his father at the hunting trailer that next morning on Saturday November 29th; only that never […]

Jessica Chambers Murder & Trial

A man accused of dousing a 19-year-old former high school cheerleader with a flammable liquid, setting her ablaze and leaving her to die along a north Mississippi back road. Firefighters in Courtland, Miss., found Chambers beside her burning car on a remote road near a tree farm. Chambers was quickly taken to a Memphis hospital, about 60 miles to the north, with burns over 98 percent of her body. She died hours later. The mystery […]

Brutal Murder in Bibb Town

The State’s evidence tended to show the following.   On February 24, 1995, Tallapoosa police discovered the charred body of Kimberly Brooks rolled in a carpet;  the carpet was lying beside a dirt road in Bibb Town. The coroner testified that Brooks had been shot in the head and the stomach and that there was soot in her lungs and trachea;  he testified that she died of the “shots to the head [and] the chest […]