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Real Haunts in Alabama- Paranormal AL

Did you know Alabama is home to dozens of REAL Haunted Places? From haunted roadways and buildings where the dearly departed still lurk among us, to burial grounds and sacred places that are haunted by spirits who seemingly want to stay in this world, Alabama has some truly eerie landmarks and historical sites that are hot spots for paranormal activity. Alabama's Real Haunts are home to ghosts and spirits year-round - they're not your average Halloween Haunt. Find out all about Alabama's Haunted History, and learn all about haunted places across the state that are plagued with REAL ghosts, ghouls, apparitions, and things that go bump in the night!
 
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  •   William B. Bankhead National Forest Double Springs, AL
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    William B. Bankhead National Forest is one of four national forests in Alabama, spanning over 181,000 acres. During the Civil War, a woman named Jenny who lived in the area lost her husband and eldest son when the Home Guard murdered them. Supposedly they were killed because they fed war deserters, or because the son refused to join the war effort, but in either case Jenny and her... Read More

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    The Jemison Center, also sometimes called the Old Bryce Hospital, was a mental health facility in the early 20th century. Accounts of the building while it was still in operation say that conditions in Jemison were deplorable, with patients being mistreated by an overworked and understaffed faculty. The center eventually closed down and has been left abandoned, but that hasn't stopped... Read More

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  •   Lilly Lane Bessemer, AL
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    Residents of Lilly Lane say that there is a ghostly old man who wanders their street late at night. He is always seen wearing jeans and a white t-shirt, and has occasionally even appeared inside their homes. There are no known reports of the man interacting with any objects or causing any sort of disruption. Read More

    Categories: Real Haunted Bridges & Overpasses

  • Highway 5 Ghost Lynn, AL
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    It is said that years ago a teenage girl was returning home from prom with her boyfriend in his truck when the couple got into an argument. The girl got out of the truck to walk home, but never made it; her body was found the next day in a ditch along the side of the road, having evidently been run over by a large truck. Since then her spirit has been seen at points on the highway... Read More

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  • Lovelady Bridge Camp Hill, AL
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    A bridge overlooking train tracks, Lovelady Bridge is said to be the site of a tragic accident in which a young, pregnant woman lost her life. If you visit at night you may be able to hear the woman crying. It has also been said that woman was actually no longer pregnant, but that both she and her newborn died in the accident all the same. According to this same rumor, if you stand in... Read More

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  •   Pickens County Courthouse Carrollton, AL
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    There are several variants of the story behind the ghostly face that appears in the Pickens County Courthouse's window, but they all revolve around the death of a man alleged of wrongdoing. Local legend has it that one Henry Wells, a freedman living in Carrollton, was accused of having burned down the local courthouse in 1876, just 12 years after Union soldiers had done the same to the... Read More

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  •   Albertville Public Library Albertville, AL
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    The Albertville Public Library stands on the site of a former residence which was demolished at some point in the early 1900s. Though the current building was itself never a house, rumor has it the spirits of those that previously lived there have remained behind to haunt the area. Faucets have turned on and off of their own accord, and the elevator is said to run by itself at times. Read More

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  •   Bill Sketoe's Hole Newton, AL
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    The legend of Bill Sketoe's hole dates back to December 3, 1864 when a Methodist minister by the name of William Sketoe, Sr. was lynched by locals angry over his position during the Civil War. Accounts conflict, with some saying that Sketoe and deserted the Confederate Army and others that he aided pro-Union men in the area. Whatever the case, the minister was waylaid after crossing the... Read More

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  •   Rocky Mount Prattville, AL
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    Built in 1891 and enlarged in 1908, Rocky Mount was at one point a bed and breakfast. It now operates as a site for weddings and special events, and is also rumored to be haunted by the owner's Great-Aunt Mae. Aunt Mae is said to have loved music during her lifetime and was known to get up in the middle of the night, walk to the church in her pajamas, and start playing the piano. After... Read More

    Categories: Real Haunted Houses

  •   Nancy Mountain Haines Island, AL
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    "Nancy Mountain," located on Haines Island, is said to be haunted by the spirit of a Civil War-era woman. Legend has it that Nancy and her husband lived on this mountain at the time of the Civil War and that their son enlisted in the army when it began. After some time word reached Nancy that her son had been killed, but no body was ever found so she walked the trails of the mountain... Read More

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  •   Bear Creek Swamp Autaugaville, AL
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    Many legends and rumors circulate around Bear Creek Swamp, including a variety of ghost stories. Phantom cars are said to speed down the adjacent road and vanish into the darkness late at night, floating orbs of light have been spotted, and some have reported seeing an apparition roughly four feet tall popping out in front of their cars. There have also been sightings of the ghosts of... Read More

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  • Bayview Bridge Mulga, AL
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    There are several different accounts of the haunting on Bayview Bridge. One of the most popular versions of the story revolves around a young woman who had hired a dressmaker for her wedding during the 1940s. The girl did not own a car, so she walked to the dressmaker for her final fitting, but on her way home she was attacked by a pack of wild dogs, killing her and leaving her spirit... Read More

    Categories: Real Haunted Lakes & Waterways | Real Haunted Bridges & Overpasses

  •   Lake Tholocco Fort Rucker, AL
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    Lake Tholocco is today a popular outdoor recreation area, but during the Civil War it was used as a camp for Confederate soldiers. Some say that on dark nights strange sounds can be heard and shadowy figures can be seen roaming the nearby woods. Read More

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  •   JW Whatley House Moundville, AL
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    Also known as Woodland, it is said that the JW Whatley House was built on an old slave quarters, as well as on top of a cemetery. Visitors have reported hearing strange noises and seeing objects move on their own. Recent reports indicate that house may no longer stand, but the ghosts are still active nonetheless. Read More

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  •   Sturdivant Hall Museum Selma, AL
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    Built between 1852 and 1856, Sturdivant Hall was originally a mansion built for Colonel Edward T. Watts, who lived there with his family until 1864 when they moved to Texas and sold their Alabama home to a banker named John McGee Parkman. Parkman later became president of the First National Bank of Selma and engaged in cotton speculation, which resulted in massive losses for the bank.... Read More

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  •   Dwight Mill Village Gadsden, AL
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    Ghosts have been reported in buildings across Dwight Mill Village, including the apparition of an old woman who has been spotted in several different houses. Photos taken in the village sometimes show floating orbs, and disembodied noises have been heard as well. The town was originally built by the Dwight Manufacturing Company to house workers for its cotton mill. Read More

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  •   Gaines Ridge Dinner Club Camden, AL
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    Gaines Ridge Dinner Club has been feeding the Camden area delicious meals since 1985, but the building it occupies actually dates all the way back to the 1820s. Evidently some of the building's past residents have taken a liking to the restaurant, as it would seem they simply won't leave. The ghost of an unidentified woman has been seen floating past windows and heard screaming and... Read More

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  •   Kate Shepard House B&B Mobile, AL
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    The Kate Shepard House was built in 1897 for the prominent Alabama educator for whom it is named. Over a century later it has been converted into a cozy Bed and Breakfast with three guest rooms to rest in and tasty meals to wake up to, but if you stay at the Kate Shepard House you may find another guest there with you! Visitors say they have seen the apparition of an elderly woman... Read More

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    Mountain View is a private inpatient psychiatric facility in Gadsden serving both children and adults. Though it is not the sort of creepy, abandoned facility normally associated with haunted mental hospital legends, there are still rumors of unusual activity within Mountain View. Some visitors have reported hearing strange noises, and others have seen shadowy masses. Read More

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  •   Oakachoy Covered Bridge Nixburg, AL
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    Also known as Thomas Covered Bridge, the Oakachoy Covered Bridge was a county owned bridge near State Route 259. The bridge was built in 1916 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990, but vandals burned it to the ground on June 2, 2001. The spirit of a slave who was hanged nearby is said to have haunted the bridge, though it is unclear whether he has continued to... Read More

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  •   Easly Cemetery Jasper, AL
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    Nighttime visitors to Easly Cemetery say they have seen some strange things at the graveyard. The most common sighting is of a fiery red (or green, on occasion) orb floating and sometimes chasing after people. A white phantom has also been reported on the road next to the cemetery. Read More

    Categories: Real Haunted Cemeteries

  •   Maxwell Air Force Base Montgomery, AL
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    Maxwell Air Force Base, located in Montgomery, occupies the sight of the original Wright Flying School, which operated from 1910 o 1916 before becoming a repair depot during World War I. Building 1433 is alleged to be haunted, and various paranormal phenomena have been reported within its walls. A burnt electrical smell sometimes emanates from the second floor, though there is no short... Read More

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  • The Tutwiler Hotel Birmingham, AL
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    The Tutwiler Hotel is said to be haunted by a mischievous spirit who likes to turn on lights and appliances inside the building. Some have suggested that the ghost belongs to Colonel Tutwiler himself, however the current hotel is not actually the original building that once bore his name, and is in fact located in a different location which had previously been an apartment complex. It... Read More

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    The Marion Military Institute, which was founded in 1842, has a long history of training cadets for both civilian and military careers. For a brief period during the Civil War the Chapel and Lovelace Hall (then the South Barracks) served the confederacy as Breckenridge Military Hospital; soldiers who did not survive their stay in the hospital were buried behind the chapel. Since that... Read More

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  •   William Winston House Tuscumbia, AL
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    Now a part of the Deshler High School campus, construction on the William Winston Home began in 1824 and was completed in 1933. In 1874 a tornado touched down in Tuscumbia and damage the home, crushing the lady of the house, Judith Winston, beneath the resulting rubble. Her sons pulled her out, but Judith did not live long past the ordeal. The home has since been restored and even... Read More

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  • Fort Conde Inn Mobile, AL
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    This historic 1836 building currently operates as a bed and breakfast, providing guests with warm beds and hot meals. Those accommodations must be rather appealing, as some of the guests have never checked out! Visitors have reported hearing voices when no one else is around and feeling an unusual presence on the second floor. Some have also told of slamming doors, shaking beds, and... Read More

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  •   Little Vine Cemetery Empire, AL
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    A small cemetery with an even smaller ghost story, this graveyard near the Little Vine Church in Empire is said to possess a faint green light that appears above the gravestones at night. Motorists have seen the light as they drove by the cemetery, but little else out of the ordinary seems to occur at Little Vine. Read More

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  •   JD Holman House Ozark, AL
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    Built for Jesse DeCosta Holman in 1912, the JD Holman House in Ozark is said to be haunted by the spirit of a young boy who has shown up in photographs taken near the top of the staircase. He is dressed in early 20th century clothing, and may be responsible for phantom footsteps and disembodied whispers which have also been reported in the home. It is also rumored that one of the... Read More

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  •   Auburn University Auburn, AL
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    Auburn University is said to be haunted by Sydney, the ghost of a confederate soldier who first manifested in the 1920s. Sydney began to appear in the university chapel once a student acting troupe began using it. The troupe continued to use the building until 1973 when it was renovated to be an interdenominational chapel for the school, but rather than continue haunting the old church... Read More

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    Details are sparse on the haunting at Gallant Children's Cemetery, but as you likely inferred from the name the graveyard is said to be haunted by the spirits of children. The ghosts are said to be friendly and generally appear to be in a cheerful mood, coming out to play with each other late at night. Read More

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  •   The Trotter House Selma, AL
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    Numerous strange occurrences have been experienced in the Trotter Home. Lights turn off and on and doors open on their own, floating orbs have been seen (even without the aid of a camera), and disembodied footsteps and knocking sounds have been heard. The spirit behind these ghostly happenings sometimes appears as a shadow, but only ever steps just within the peripheral vision of any... Read More

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  •   George O. Baker House Selma, AL
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    Built around 1854 for George O. Baker, this Neo-Classic home is believed to be haunted by the ghost of a Civil War soldier. It is said that during the Battle of Selma a wounded Union soldier crawled under the staircase in the Baker home, where he soon died. Blood is supposedly still visible in the spot where he once laid, and residents on the home have since reported being able to hear... Read More

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  •   University of North Alabama Florence, AL
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    The University of North Alabama was originally founded as LaGrange College in 1830 and has undergone many changes in the time since. It was reestablished as a teachers college in 1872, and just one year later become one of the earliest coeducational institutes in the US. One of the school's buildings, the Robert M. Guillot University Center (also referred to as the GUC) is rumored to be... Read More

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  • Forks of Cypress Florence, AL
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    Completed in 1830, the Forks of Cypress was the main house of a cotton plantation built in Greek Revival style; it was named for its location between Big Cyprus and Little Cyprus Creeks. During the Civil War the building was used as a base camp for Union forces, and it was eventually placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997, despite having burned to the ground over... Read More

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    The Harper Hill Church and Cemetery have been abandoned and in disrepair for many years, but some visitors say that its former residents still linger there. Local Legends state that well over a century ago the minister who lived in the church went utterly mad and murdered his entire family, then killed himself. Ever since then there have been reports of strange apparitions in the small... Read More

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  •   Cry Baby Hollow Bridge Hartselle, AL
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    There are several variants on the story of Cry Baby Hollow Bridge, many taking place in different time periods. A baby is said to have died on the old bridge, either in a car or wagon accident, or at the hands of someone with murderous intent. There is also a version of the story in which the child was a Native American who was swept away from his or her mother during an intense flood.... Read More

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  • USS Alabama Mobile, AL
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    Constructed in 1942, the USS Alabama (BB-60) saw heavy activity during World War II, helping the Allies to win their battle both in Europe and then in Japan. After running many successful missions, the battleship was decommissioned on January 9, 1947. Eight years later, the "Mighty A" was opened to the public as a museum ship and would later be declared a National Historic Landmark in... Read More

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  • Malaga Inn Mobile, AL
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    The Malaga Inn consists of what were originally two separate townhouses built by a pair of brothers-in-law for the Goldsmith and Frohlichstein families. Construction on the houses began in 1861 and the homes remained in the family for several decades, but changed hands several times during the 20th century. They were purchases by the current owners' family in the 1960s, at which time... Read More

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  •   Holt Cemetery Auburn, AL
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    Visitors to this cemetery say that their photographs often turn up images which could not be seen by the naked eye. Others have reported recording the sound of someone singing on tape recorders they left in the graveyard. Just who is doing the haunting here remains a mystery. Read More

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  •   Wetumpka Mortuary Wetumpka, AL
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    Though the building has not been used as a mortuary for some time, the old Westumpka Mortuary seems to still be a hotbed for the dead. The building's lights have been known to mysteriously flicker on and off, and passersby have heard screams coming out from the building. Similar incidents have also been reported in some of the nearby buildings. Read More

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  • Belle Mont Tuscumbia, AL
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    Built between 1828 and 1832 in the Jeffersonian style, Belle Mont was originally the home of Dr. Alexander Mitchell, who quickly sold the building to one Isaac Winston in 1833. It remained in the Winston family for over a century, and is currently used as a historic house museum open for tours by appointment. Some visitors say that the building is haunted, having seen ghosts of former... Read More

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    William "Grancer" Harrison was born in South Carolina in 1789, and established a large plantation near Cripple Creek and Pea River near what is now Kinston, Alabama around 1830. A successful cotton planter, Grancer is said to have built a large hall so that he could host weekly parties, at which he loved to dance around wearing a special pair of clogs. As Harrison grew older he decided... Read More

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  • Cardiff Cemetery Graysville, AL
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    Visitors to Cardiff Cemetery have reported seeing orbs and strange lights at the graveyard. It is also rumored that if you drive by on Friday the 13th your car may stop dead in its tracks and will have trouble starting again for about five minutes. Read More

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  •   The White Lady of Wagarville Wagarville, AL
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    A ghostly white lady has long been said to haunt the dirt road outside of Clearwater Cemetery in Wagarville. Local legend has it that the unidentified woman was assaulted and killed either in the cemetery or on the road many years ago, and she now appears to travelers between midnight and 3 AM. It is said that if you park your car outside the cemetery gate, put it in neutral and turn... Read More

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  •   Purifoy-Lipscomb House Furman, AL
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    Built around 1840, this historic home stayed in the Purifoy family for well over a hundred years. It was sold in 1987 and changed hands a few times before being purchased by the Lipscomb family in 2000 for use as a private residence. The house is said to be haunted by a slave who fell into a nearby well and died; his spirit can still be seen on the front porch and wailing sounds are... Read More

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  •   Gwodz Road Bayou La Batre, AL
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    It is said that during the 1930s and '40s several black people were viciously attacked and hanged by members of the KKK on Gwodz Road. Since then passersby have reported some strange occurrences, including the sounds of laughter and screaming. Supposedly if you stop your car underneath one of the limbs from which the hangings took place and turn it off you will hear scratches on the... Read More

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  •   Fort Gaines Dauphin Island, AL
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    Fort Gaines was established in 1821 and is best known for its role in the Battle of Mobile Bay during the Civil War, a Union victory which helped bolster President Lincoln's bid for re-election just three months later. Despite erosion from intense storms in recent years, the site is one of the country's best preserved Civil War-era masonry forts, and according to some the masonry is not... Read More

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    Also known as the Coy Cemetery, this graveyard is said to be burial ground for many prominent African Americans. Mysterious lights have been seen glowing above the graves with no traceable source, and some visitors say they can hear voices speaking. Some of the voices have been known to call out the names of those visiting. Read More

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  •   White Lion Inn Thomasville, AL
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    Though the inn no longer seems to be in operation, past guests have told of some strange occurrences within its walls. Cold spots have been felt in the upstairs bathroom at night, and strange figures that vanish the moment they are seen have also been reported. Some visitors say that they were overcome with a sudden urge to run downstairs or leave the inn immediately. Read More

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  •   Fort Morgan Gulf Shores, AL
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    Built between 1819 and 1833, Fort Morgan is a masonry fort that saw active use during the Civil War, Spanish American War, World War I, and World War II. Today it is a historical site open for visitation from the public. In addition to a number of artifacts and other historically significant sights to see, visitors to the fort may spot a ghostly presence or two. Reports of unusual... Read More

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  • Woodland Hospital Cullman, AL
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    Woodlands Hospital, now known as The Sanctuary at the Woodlands, is currently an inpatient psychiatric facility designed for adult and geriatric patients run by USA Healthcare. Past employees have told tales of a ghost named Homer who is known to roam the halls. According to their stories, Homer likes to flush the toilets or turn the ice machines on, and will sometimes brush past people,... Read More

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    The Dead Children's Playground is a particular haunted segment of the Maple Hill Cemetery in Huntsville, which seems to be very popular among the spirits of children buried in the graveyard. Swings have been seen moving by themselves. shouting and laughter have been heard, and some have even seen the ghosts of children playing late at night. Pictures taken in the area have also been... Read More

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  • Hodges Cemetery Gardendale, AL
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    Motorists passing by Hodges Cemetery have witnessed some strange occurrences, including objects banging against the car and ghostly hands or faces appearing on the windows. Some say they have been chased by a wolf with glowing red eyes, accompanied by a glowing light, and others have heard strange noises. Shadowy figures have been seen darting between the tombstones, and some of the... Read More

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  •   Jemison-Van de Graaff Mansion Tuscaloosa, AL
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    Built between 1859 and 1862, the Jemison-Van de Graaff Mansion was originally used as a town house for Senator Robert Jemison Jr. It later served as the town library and has since been acquired by the Tuscaloosa County Preservation Society and the Heritage Commission of Tuscaloosa which are working to restore the historic building. The house is open to visitors free of charge, and can... Read More

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  •   Kendall Manor Inn Eufaula, AL
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    Now a private residence, this 1872 building was once used as an inn in Eufaula. It is said to be haunted by a woman named Annie, who was the nursemaid and caretaker for the manor's former owner. Past guests also reported seeing the ghosts of a woman in Victorian dress and a little girl on the porch and in the downstairs area. Another spirit belonging to a man with a tall hat has been... Read More

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  •   High Hill Church Parrish, AL
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    Locals have been reporting some strange happenings at this old church since it was first abandoned many years ago. Large crowds of people have been seen participating in a religious mass late at night, and the spirit of the church's pastor was recently seen hunting in the surrounding woods, despite having died in the late 1970s. Another incident involved a ghostly bride and groom... Read More

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    A tragic school bus accident is said to have happened on these tracks during the 1950s, killing the occupants of the bus. Locals say you can hear children playing on the tracks and may even see their apparitions if you visit late at night or early in the morning. Read More

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  •   Cooley Cemetery Guntersville, AL
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    Located on Brindle Mountain near Manchester Drive, Cooley Cemetery is a fair bit off the beaten path. The oldest dated tombstone on its grounds is from after the Civil War, but there are also many unmarked graves in the area as well. Every so often a mysterious mist will cover the tombstones, but not the surrounding woodlands, and a cold breeze has been felt on even the hottest summer... Read More

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  •   Red Lady of Huntingdon College Montgomery, AL
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    The Red Lady of Huntingdon is said to be a the spirit of a girl named Martha who committed suicide on campus when Huntingdon was still the Woman's College of Alabama in the early 20th century. Martha was very fond of the color red, constantly dressing in it and decorating her room with a red rug and red bedspread, but she was not very fond of her stay at the college. She had few if any... Read More

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    The Boyington Oak is a historic Southern live oak in Mobile, found within the Church Street Cemetery. According to legend, Charles R.S. Boyington was a printer who came to Alabama from his home in Connecticut in 1833. Boyington was a known gambler, and a year later he was seen accompanying Nathaniel Frost, who allegedly owed him money, on a walk to the cemetery. Frost was later found... Read More

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  •   Indian Mound Park Danville, AL
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    Indian Mound Park, also known as Indian Shell Mound Park or simply Shell Mound Park, is a bird refuge and park found on Dauphin Island. It was once settled by several different native tribes–including the Creek, Yuchi, Shawnee, Chickasaw, and Cherokee– before they were forced out by European settlers and subsequent actions influenced by Andrew Jackson. The land began preparation for use... Read More

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    Though no longer in operation, this circa 1910 home was once a well regarded bed and breakfast with a haunted history. Guests say that they saw ghostly men trying to break into the building or peering in from outside the windows, as well as apparitions of women and children inside the old inn. It has been suggested that the ghosts trying to break in may be soldiers looking for an... Read More

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  • Cemetery Mountain Munford, AL
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    With a name like Cemetery Mountain it should be no surprise that these scattered graves are rumored to host some ghosts and ghouls. Local tales include the existence of an old abandoned church on the mountain, containing a pedestal bearing a single book; the book can be lifted off the pedestal, but as it is carried toward the church door it gradually becomes heavier to the point that it... Read More

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  •   Moundville Archaeological Site Moundville, AL
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    The Moundville Archaeological Site was the political and ceremonial center of a Mississippian culture that occupied the area from about the 11th through the 16th century. Today it is maintained by the University of Alabama Museums. The site fell into decline around 1450 AD, but 29 platform mounds remain to this day. Some visitors have reported seeing lights coming from one of the larger... Read More

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  •   Dump Road Jacksonville, AL
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    Dump Road, a colloquial name given to a section of Old Chief Ladiga Trail for its past problems with litter, has been host to several ghostly happenings. The most common report is of people in old-fashioned clothing walking along the road, but there have also been claims of horrible screams ringing out along the path. An old slave's quarter is alleged to have stood on the road, and some... Read More

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  •   Flatwoods Steele, AL
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    A stretch of the Flatwoods forest in Steele is said to have been used as a settlement for freed slaves after the Civil War. Before long the KKK attacked and burned down the small village, killing many of the residents and chasing off the others. Those who died there are said to still haunt the land, appearing as strange lights after dusk. Some visitors have also reported smelling... Read More

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    Located near the intersection of Kali Oka Road and Oak Grove Road, and named for both, two former residents seem to still be lingering at this plantation home. Visitors have reported seeing the apparition of a white woman lighting candles in the windows, as well as of a seven-foot tall black man walking about the grounds or even on Kali Oka Road. The woman is believed to have been the... Read More

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  •   Bass Cemetery Birmingham, AL
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    Bass Cemetery is believed to be between 150 and 200 years old, with the first known grave in yard belonging to Burwell Bass, a Revolutionary War soldier who died in 1831. It is also the final resting place of Montezuma Goodwin, a farmer who was shot and killed by his brother-in-law in 1904, as well as Civil War soldiers and slaves from the area. No one seems to know exactly who is... Read More

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  •   Redmont Hotel Birmingham, AL
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    The Redmont Hotel is the oldest active hotel in Birmingham, having first opened in 1925 as a 200-room hotel with the then-unusual amenities of private baths in each room and water-cooled ceiling fans. It was purchases by hotel magnate Clifford Stiles in 1946, who a year later converted the top floor into a penthouse apartment for his family. It was later purchased by an investment group... Read More

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  •   Lucas Tavern Montgomery, AL
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    Lucas Tavern in Old Alabama Town is part of a group of historic buildings being preserved to provide a glimpse into Alabama's past. Apparently one of the Tavern's earliest owners, Eliza Lucas, has taken it upon herself to assist in that endeavor, as her ghost has been spotted standing in the doorway of the 19th century building. She is said to be rather friendly, smiling and waving at... Read More

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    Built in 1910 and originally used as the town bank, the Wetumpka Chamber of Commerce offices are a short distance from the old Wetumpka Mortuary. Like the haunted mortuary, there have been reports of ghostly happenings at the Chamber of Commerce, including sounds of ghostly voices and disembodied voices. One incident involved what sounded like a person being dragged through the upstairs... Read More

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  •   The 1880 Josephine Union Springs, AL
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    Staff and guests at the 1880 Josephine Hotel have reported hearing ghostly voices and strange lights at night. Local ghost hunters have document cases of the haunting, and even offer the occasional ghost tour for those brave enough to attend. The building no longer operates as a hotel, but is still open to the public as it has been converted into combination cafe, art studio, and gift... Read More

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  •   Jack's Restaurant Parrish, AL
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    The Jack's on Highway 269 in Parrish is alleged to be haunted by the spirit of a Native American woman named Mary. She has been known to knock things over and mess with the various electronic devices inside the building. Mary has also been known to whisper over the drive-through speakers. Read More

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  •   Gaineswood Plantation Demopolis, AL
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    Gaineswood is a plantation house in Demopolis which took nearly twenty years to build to completion, and was not finished until the eve of the Civil War. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973 and is currently operated as a historic house museum, and is alleged to be haunted by the ghost of a young woman. The woman died prematurely while on a visit to the... Read More

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  •   The Plantation House Prattville, AL
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    The Plantation House on Prattville dates back to the early 1830s, and in recent decades has been used a bed and breakfast. It is unclear whether the current owners will continue operating the house as a business, but past guests say they have seen the ghost of a man named Mr. Davis, who owned the building in the 1920s. Davis is alleged to be rather flirtatious, and will touch the backs... Read More

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  • Consolation Church Red Level, AL
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    Left abandoned for years, the Consolation Church in Red Level was rumored to be host to a variety of ghostly and otherworldly visitors. Confederate soldiers and ghostly little boys and girls have been seen walking the grounds, and a shrieking banshee has been heard sobbing and wailing from within the building. Some even say that they have seen hellhounds with glowing red eyes on the... Read More

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    First built in 1852, the Battle House Hotel stands on what were once the military headquarters of Andrew Jackson during the War of 1812. In 1905 the hotel burned to the ground, but three years later it was replaced with a brand new building; it would later closer in 1974, but reopened in 2007 following a massive revitalization project. Visitors can once again spend the night in the old... Read More

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  • Bottenfield Middle School Adamsville, AL
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    Students at Bottenfield Middle School have long reported strange activity near the band and choir rooms. According to witnesses, an apparition of a young man appears in the area and then quickly vanishes out of sight. No one is quite sure who the spirit belongs to. Read More

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  • Burgundy Drive Adamsville, AL
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    Burgundy Drive, which bisects the communities of Shady Grove and Indian Meadows, appears to be the epicenter for haunted activity in both communities. The road is built on what was once a Cherokee burial ground, and a variety of paranormal happenings are said to occur in the area. Residents have reported ghostly figures that run by their houses at night, and hearing phantom voices... Read More

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  • Fort McClellan Anniston, AL
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    Established as Camp Shipp in 1898 and later repurposed as Camp McClellan in 1912, this site saw sporadic use before being designated as a permanent post and renamed Fort McClellan in 1929. The fort was used a Prisoner of War camp during World War II, and later became a training facility for the military, focusing on the Chemical Corps, Military Police Corps, and Women's Army Corps... Read More

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  •   Cedarhurst Mansion Huntsville, AL
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    Stephen Ewing built the Cedarhurst Mansion Estate in 1823, and it was not long before the an untimely death would result in ghostly activity. A relative of Ewing, Sally Carter, died of illness at the age of 16 while staying at the mansion in 1837, and her spirit is said to haunt it to this day. The first and most famous report of Sally's ghost did not occur until long after her passing,... Read More

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  •   Sweetwater Mansion Florence, AL
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    Built by General John Brahan, a veteran of the War of 1812, the Sweetwater Mansion was completed in 1835 and first occupied by Brahan's son-in-law, Robert Patton, who would later become Governor of Alabama. Many stories have been told of ghosts residing in the old plantation house, including one in which a caretaker came downstairs one day to find a casket laid out with a Confederate... Read More

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  •   Sloss Furnaces Birmingham, AL
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    The Sloss Furnaces, now a National Historic Landmark, were constructed in the 1880s on a fifty acre site to produce pig iron, steadily growing in size and production over the decades until their eventual closure in the early 1970s. The furnaces were declared a landmark in 1981 and began operating as a museum for the City of Birmingham in 1983. While still use poor working conditions at... Read More

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  • Camp Watts Notasulga, AL
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    Used as camp for training conscripts as soldiers during the Civil War, this site is said to be haunted by the ghosts of both Confederate and Union soldiers. Men from both sides were buried here, but the property has changed hands numerous times over the years and the grave markers have been removed along the way. Apparitions have been spotted in the surrounding woods, and disembodied... Read More

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