Several weeks ago, I read a newspaper article about a prohibition-era hidden tunnel underneath a pecan shop in Decatur, AL. I knew as soon as I read the article I knew I had to investigate. I trekked out the Tennessee Valley Pecan Co. and popped into the shop.The shop itself it well worth the trip, even without the secret booze den. The pecan company sells a large variety of the most delicious pecans, coffee, and Piper & Leaf teas. The shop is adorable with many squirrel themed products. I also learned that there are numerous types of pecans. Who knew?! I ordered a coffee and some dark chocolate pecans and asked to see the secret tunnel. Owner David Armistead was very obliging and explained to me how they found the tunnel, a bit of its history and what was down there. He showed me to the tunnel which they left exposed with a piece of plexiglass over the top. Through the hole you can see the scary rickety ladder, whiskey crates, and remaining prohibition debris. David kindly invited me to come back on a different day to go down into the tunnel. I’ll admit it was a pretty scary hole to go into. I was glad I had been working out because if I was any wider I would not have fit in. It was super thrilling and a bit scary. We found old beer bottles, whiskey boxes and even pecan shells.It was also an adventure to get myself, camera, and tripod down this very steep ladder.