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Sweetwater Mansion - Florence AL Haunted Place

   
  • Florence Blvd
  • 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 soldier inside. It is believed the phantom casket and body belonged to one of Patton's sons, who died during the Civil War and whose funeral service was held within the mansion. There have also been reports of shadowy figures, women dressed in 19th century garb, and disembodied whispers. Objects have moved of their own accord, and some have reported hearing the sounds of children laughing and playing when no children have been in the house.
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  • sorry to burst your bubble but this is not true

    My grandparents were the caretakers of the Weeden sweetwater plantation for the last 20 years of Ms Jessie Weedens life, I went to work with my grandmother from the time I could crawl to the time of Mrs Weedens death in 1976, its anything but haunted I can assure you that while my grandmother and Ms Jessie was living there there were no weird noises, no ghostly apparitions, it was an awesome place that dosent deserve to be called haunted, I have covered every inch of that place and even the crawl spaces where I found many little treasures I shared with ms Jessie and she placed on her desk. It was then a beautiful place the barn was in disrepair as was the building that sat if facing north to the southeast corner of the house. There were goldfish in the fountains and in the concrete water trough in front of the old barn which burned while my grandfather was caretaker from a lightning strike I think, It had a beautiful entrance there was a teardrop shaped flower garden at the end of the entrance which had stepping stones from the north, south, east and west that led to a fountain, then you walked up maybe 5 or 6 steps that led to about a 30-45 ft flat area where a larger waterfountain sat then about 6 steps to the porch. Their were beautiful snowball bushes she had imported from England, trellis of beautiful roses, it needs to be given the dignity it deserves rather than encourage teens to check out the ghost. I would sleep quiet well in that house

    Posted 2/11/18

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