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Cedarhurst Mansion - Real Haunts in Huntsville AL

  • 10 Northampton Dr SE
  • 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, after a teenage boy stayed with his family in the mansion in 1919. The boy said that on a particularly stormy night he was visited by Sally's ghost, who asked him t fix her tombstone which had been knocked over in the storm. When the boy told his family they laughed the story off, but they followed him to the stone nonetheless and found that it had indeed fallen over.

Since that day there have been numerous reports of Sally's ghost. Allegedly the spirit has watched over children while they slept, and has been seen walking the grounds outside the mansion. Disembodied voices have been heard, electrical devices have malfunctioned, and furniture has moved around on its own. Unfortunately the mansion is not open to the public, as it has been converted into a club house for the surrounding gated community.
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  • Sally Carter

    First of all Sally Carter did not live here, she was a girl visiting here. Secondly look at the time frame of when she died, records were not kept well back then. There may not be a recorded history of her. As for her grave and any records at Maple Hill again back then it was an open cemetery. There were no records kept. There are unmarked graves in the grounds in the old part of the cemetery. It's possible her grave is one of those. We never know what truly happened. But I've witnessed the haunting of Dead Children's playground. It's real, maybe she is one of the children playing there.

    Posted 4/29/23

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  • Maybe not now but perhaps was

    My grandmother moved to 51 Northampton Drive in 1994. She heard from other residents of Sally making herself known. I heard the story as previously stated. It seemed that Sally did not exclusively stick to just the clubhouse but visited other houses as well. Nothing more than locking, unlocking, opening or closing doors. I didn't think much of it at the time I heard the story. Once i started to meet her neighbors they told me a little more. ** As the last comment before mine claimed they lived there, im sure they remember the pool and 2 tennis courts** I would normally go swimming there in the summer months, weekly. Around the year of 2000, we went swimming, as usual, nothing special and i proceeded to take a shower up stairs. My grandmother had left to go pick up lunch. The bathroom upstairs had a sliding door that separated the toilet and tub shower to the sinks and mirrors. On the opposing sides to the sliding door, there 2 doors. One connected to a bedroom and another to the hall way. I had closed all 3 when i started to take a shower, Once i got out and slid open the door, the other 2 doors were open. ** Yet again if previous comment is true then you know how well built these houses were. Nothing short of a human could open these doors** I figured that maybe my grandmother had come back and went to upstairs for some reason. I checked the house, no one to be found and her car wasn't in the garage. Maybe Sally has finally passed on in the long 20 years but residents there 20 years ago had their own stories as well.

    Posted 11/14/20

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    I lived at Cedarhurst. The mansion is not haunted.

    Posted 8/30/20

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  • Sally Carter

    I did some research on a local ghost story that's been going around here for some time about Sally Carter. An acquaintance of mine asked if he could investigate the old house where she died. The answer is “no.” The estate of Cedarhurst is in a Gated Neighborhood with a Security Guard on duty 24/7. Only residents are allowed through the gate. It is said that Sally Carter, who died there, died either from illness, a fall down the stairs or she was murdered. (Someone can’t keep their story straight. That was my FIRST CLUE.) After several reports of vandalism, her casket was exhumed and reburied over in Maple Hill Cemetery. I went by the cemetery in an attempt to find the location of her grave. The Office had no record of her being buried there. (This was my SECOND CLUE.) The Office Lady then assisted me in contacting the city for birth, death and burial records of Sally Carter. We then checked with County Records. There were absolutely NONE. That was my THIRD and FINAL CLUE Sally Carter simply never existed. Her ghost story is a Hoax.

    Posted 7/12/20

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