Artist Statement:

When I was in middle school my father told me a ghost story about a woman he knew who moved into a house that formerly belonged to a scientist rumored to have performed experiments on human bodies in his laboratory in the basement of the house. The woman claimed an old incinerator and other tools and jars were still in the basement when she moved in. She claims to have heard scratches and experienced other ghostly encounters in the room above the lab. As I was researching Alabama folklore I came upon the exact tale, so decided to do a book about it since it is both a tale from my family and in the folklore as well. The book illustrates the jars and other paraphernalia that the woman found in the basement.

Madison Stubblefield