**The ghost of a young man flagging down a ride is invariably struck by drivers trying to avoid him. Lonnie Stephens was falsely accused of murdering his girlfriend in September 1934, and it was not until many years later that the real killer confessed. But it was too late for Lonnie. The innocent man managed to escape from a chain gang and was attempting to hitch a ride when he was struck and killed by a car. Lonnie’s ghost is still seen standing in the middle of the road pleading for someone to stop, his arms outstretched in and imploring gesture. Lonnie’s ghost is seen on the northbound lanes of Highway 11, and exit off Highway 565 between Decatur and Huntsville.
**Please note: The information in this post has been found to be erroneous. I left the post live in the hope that someone would be able to reply with accurate information. Thanks!
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