The ghost of Colonel C.C. Pegues has been seen as a strange orb of light floating through the cedar groves behind his former home in Cahaba, Alabama. From 1820 to 1826, his home served as a jail, but he purchased it and converted it into a house in 1830. He lived there until 1860, when he died. Some speculate that the orb may not be Pegues, rather a prisoner from the old jail.