By Kathryn Tucker Windham
Jeffrey is the mischievous "something" that has headquarters within the Windham domestic in Selma, Alabama. He first made his presence recognized in October 1966, and because then he has persisted, at abnormal and rare durations, to clump down the corridor, slam doorways, rock in a chair, frighten the kinfolk cat (now deceased, via no fault of Jeffrey), movement heavy items of furnishings, reason digital gear to malfunction, and conceal gadgets. He often accompanies Mrs. Windham on her travels, and stories of Jeffrey's antics are extensively recounted.
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13 Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey by Kathryn Tucker Windham