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Alabama's Haunted Museums - Haunts with Shocking History

As with ##Region##'s Haunted Theaters, many of ##Region##'s local Museums are believed to be haunted as well. Home to a variety of historical items and artifacts, museums are a well known hot-spot for paranormal activity. It's widely believed that some spirits latch on, or tether themselves to items that were of great importance to them before passing, and as home to numerous historical artifacts, it's no wonder that some spirits make their home at museums! Some museums are even located on historical grounds - battlefields, historical homes, old prisons, and other historically significant locales where soldiers, politicians, writers, and many others lived, and passed on. Find out more about ##Region##'s real Haunted History - visit a local Haunted Museum today!
 
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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

    Categories: Real Haunted Houses | Real Haunted Museums

  •   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

    Categories: Real Haunted Houses | Real Haunted Museums

  • 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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  • 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

    Categories: Real Haunted Army Posts / Battle Grounds | Real Haunted Museums

  •   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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    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

    Categories: Real Haunted Cemeteries | Real Haunted Museums

  •   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

    Categories: Real Haunted Cemeteries | Real Haunted Museums

  •   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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