Old Purefoy House, Furman, AL

By , August 9, 2015 8:42 pm

Purefoy houseIn this backyard of this house is a buried well that is said to be haunted by the spirit of a black man who died while he was digging it. In the early 1800’s, the owner of the house, Dr. John Purefoy was having a new well dug when the wooden rigging collapsed and buried a worker under tons of sandy soil. The rescuers could hear him screaming for help, but they were unable to save him and his body was never recovered. It’s said that grass has never grown over the spot where the well collapsed and people have seen the form of a man sitting hunched over on top of the well. He can still be heard sobbing and crying for help.

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