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Talladega, MS Sleepwalking Accident, Oct 1912


Talledega, Ms., October 31.---Gus Wallace, a well known negro of this vicinity was discovered early Wednesday morning standing in a well come thirty feet deep holding on to the bucket chain and in four feet of water.

It seems that while asleep he got up out of bed and went out into the yards and with the assistance of the chain used for drawing water let himself down into the well where he remained until morning. When he was discovered he was still apparently asleep. He states that he remembered nothing of the matter except being found in the well.

The Columbus Enquirer-Sun, Columbus, GA 1 Nov 1912

article | by Dr. Radut