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Cedarhurst Mansion - Real Huntsville Haunted Place

   
  • 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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  • IS NOT HAUNTED

    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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