In Prattsville, Alabama, there lives a very strange broom. It has only one trick but it is one that defies the laws of logic and gravity. This broom stands upright and unsupported in a shop in the downtown business area.
At the Vintage Blu consignment shop located on Main Street in Prattsville, manager Christy Burdett has no idea why this broom acts the way it does. She tried to find out more about the history of the building, but nothing strange or out of the ordinary has turned up. The structure had been a café, card dealership, dry goods store and most recently, a photography store.
The Southern Paranormal Researchers spent several hours at the store over a period of two days and theories abound. They include: glue on the bristles of the broom and magnets in the floor.
But there is no glue on the bristles or magnets on the floor. It is a story with a very mundane beginning. The broom, which is an ordinary number that cost less than $3.00 in the neighborhood hardware store, was leaning against a set of mobile shelves when the storeowner’s sister moved them. When she looked back, the broom was standing alone in the middle of the floor.
Researchers set up in the store, its basement and the building next door and they claimed to have felt more than one presence and experienced paranormal activities, which included the flickering of lights and shadowy unexplained movements.
The broom does seem to prefer one spot on the floor and when it is moved to other spots, it doesn’t stay upright. As word filtered out in the community, people came by just to see the broom and to share their downtown ghost stories. When the man from the photography shop stopped in, he told them that he too had a broom that would stand up on his own, but he never told his partner because she was afraid of ghosts and he feared she would panic.
No one can say what causes this odd phenomenon, but it certainly is true that this bizarre broom sweeps…creepy!