Pickens County Courthouse Window
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Pickens County Courthouse/Henry Wells




Hunts after anyone who has committed any crime or intolerance against any innocent person


Will never disappear until the person officially laments and confesses their misdeed


Shining a light on it while someone passes by

Collected by

Warehouse 13







Date of Collection



Origin[edit | edit source]

The Pickens County Courthouse in Carrollton, Alabama is famous the reputed ghostly afterimage that can be seen in one of its windows. Local stories claim it to be of Henry Wells, a freed slave who was was accused by the town of burning down the previous courthouse. The town sheriff arrested and placed him in the courthouse when a mob formed outside, ready to lynch him. He ran to the window and shouted, “I am innocent. If you kill me, I am going to haunt you for the rest of your lives!" At that moment, a bolt of lightning struck; Wells was then abducted and killed by the lynch mob.

The next day the townsfolk discovered Wells prophecy had come true and an image of his face was imprinted upon the glass. Legends say that a hailstorm once broke every pane of glass but the one Wells looked out from. The glass was taken during renovations in 2001 to the courthouse.

Effects[edit | edit source]

A specter or being will be created and hunt after anyone who has committed a crime against anyone innocent or naïve. Said person must officially confess to their victim their wrongdoing. If the victim is deceased, the user must apologize to the person’s closest friends and family instead. Shining a beam of light, whether a flashlight or lightning strike, will activate the artifact. Wells face can be seen immediately after it has activated and found its target.

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