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Marion Military Institute - Real Haunt in Marion AL

   
  • 1101 Washington St
  • Marion, AL
  • 334-683-2306
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 time there have been reports of strange occurrences, including mysterious noises emanating from the hallways and objects mysteriously moving or vanishing from rooms. Some cadets have reported strange feelings, as though someone were nearby when in fact they were alone.
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    Update on the two stories: the first one is completely untrue. the second story was based on truth but was over exaggerated. I am sorry for and confusion.

    Posted 3/25/17

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  • Lovelace Hall

    I lived in Lovelace Hall for two years. I lived on the second floor in the little closet with two rooms. I am going to tell two stories that I believe are connected. I am not as familiar with the first story as that happened a few years before I went to school there. First story goes like this, Lovelace used to be the girls dorm. One of the girls who lived on the first floor close to the stairs started becoming possessed or acting crazy and for a few weeks she really scared the girls. Until she committed suicide in her room. Supposedly the night she died all the girls moved out of Lovelace and ever since it has been a boys dorm. No one would live in her room and it was used for storage for years until my first year when someone who did not believe in ghosts was promoted to PLT SGT and got his own room. So that is all I know about that, I am sure someone could clear up what actually happened to her whoever she was. My last story is one I believe is directly connected to whatever happened to that girl. There was this really hot shot guy, he excelled in everything he did, he was sent to Mountain Warfare School, he was Bravos 1stSGT, Honor Roll, you name it. During his second year he changed. It was said to me by the swamp fox commander and future battalion commander that it started with a program on his computer that would type what you spoke into the microphone. He knew his microphone was picking up weird text and one night while they were hanging out in the his room with him something talked to them through the laptop microphone. I remember how they told me the conversation went, "Ghost: Hello... Cadets type: Hello who is this? Ghost: (some old southern woman name I cannot remember)... Ghost: I'm scared... Cadets: What are you scared of? ... Ghost: The girl in the corner of the room is looking at me ... Ghost: I'm terrified" That is all the conversation I am aware of. However the subject of this story (Bravos 1stSgt) became obsessed with the ghost legends of the school. He began acting oddly and became reclusive. His grades dropped, he stopped going to formations, he gave up on his army commission. He was kicked out in December for his bizarre behavior and the day he left he did really strange things like throwing a large 100 pound trunk perfectly into his tiny car trunk from 20 yards away. Even the way he drove off campus scared people. For his closer friends, his transformation made them fear the building and whatever was there with us. The next semester someone next moved into his room and took over his duties as 1stSgt, nothing out of the ordinary happened to that person, he lived in the room for 4 months then moved out. When the next years 1stSgt went to that room when he arrived for school in the fall he went to check his new room with the swamp fox commander and future battalion commander. When they opened the door to the room, on the bed, in dress right dress, were items that had belonged to the previous 1stSgt who had been kicked out two semesters ago! Those items could not have been left there because someone had lived in the room after him for a semester and the room stays locked all summer until the new 1stSgt arrives. That 1stSgt would NEVER sleep in that room. He stayed in the swamp fox commanders room across the hall every night even though he had his own room. The swamp fox commander never complained about the 1stSgt sleeping in his room because he knew exactly what had happened. I told this story to the new Cadets my second year and was awoken by a "SSHHH!!!" in my ear the following mourning. If anyone from Marion could add to or correct this story, that would be great.

    Posted 3/24/17

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