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Great weather and ghosts

Campers at Coleman Lake enjoy a weekend of hiking, fishing and paranormal activity

HEFLIN — The 39 campsites at Coleman Lake Recreation Area were all filled during Memorial Day weekend and extra holiday campers spilled into the overflow campground to enjoy the long weekend.

Located in the Talladega National Forest and maintained by the U.S. Forest Service Shoal Creek District, the recreation area features a two-mile trail which surrounds a 21-acre lake providing a plethora of recreational opportunities.

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B.R. Wilson standing at the very spot that another camper sighted a ghost early last Sunday morning in the Coleman Lake campground. Wilson believes the ghost could have been his guardian angel. 

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The old Skyway Lodge restaurant that used to be near Coleman Lake. It burned down years ago but was known for its steaks served on metal trays.

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Alan Lewis of Jacksonville and his son Ridge, 5, fish in Coleman Lake on Sunday. Far right is Ryker, 9. They caught a bluegill.

​Staff writer Bill Wilson: 256-235-3562. On Twitter @bwilson_star.