TUSCALOOSA PARANORMAL RESEARCH GROUP
Albertville Public Library - Some of the workers say that the elevator will go up and down by itself, hearing the water running in the bathroom & it stops when they look to see where it is coming from. They say that the library was built over a house that was tore down in the early 1900's and that the people who lived there are mad about their house being tore down so they haunt the library. Most of the things happen early in the morning when the first person comes to work all alone.
Off highway 431 - Believed to be haunted by one of the first owners. He died while plowing his garden with a tractor it overturned on him and killed him. Soon afterwards the man's wife started hearing banging noises, so she moved and sold the house. The next owners had the same things had happened and they left the house in the night with all of there belongings still inside. when the house was empty neighbors would see lights come on at night and no one was there. the house has been on the market for quiet some time, the price was reduced by 20,000 dollars, when it is bought, no one will live there longer than a month.
Witch's Wall on 205 - Legend has it that a Hells Angels biker owned the house for about 20 years. He used to have meetings there and they would have satanic rituals above the horse stables. If you go there to investigate you will hear men chanting and screams of people in the house.
Blockbuster - The store was robbed and a group of the employees were killed the killer was caught but the store closed down and has remained standing. Many years before the Blockbuster incident the land on which the building sets was occupied by a gas station. In the late 1960's, a woman was brutally beaten, raped and murdered there. On the far right hand side is where her body was found. The murderer, on the other hand, never was. If you walk to the right side of the building which is were the killer supposedly exited the building you can feel the energy of the spirits it is in the form of like cold wind.
Parker Memorial - Hauntings of a nun who killed herself by hanging herself in the main hallway. It has been known to still hear her kicking the chair out from under her feet and hearing the choking sounds late at night. The rope has been seen numerous times by many other churchgoers.
Stringfellow Memorial Hospital - The founder of the hospital Mary Stringfellow was an old organ player. The nurses say that if you are working the 3rd shift you can hear the organ being played in the chapel. But no one is there if you go and look. The other haunting is the story of a man committing suicide in one of the rooms by shooting himself in the head with a shotgun. Patients have said on numerous occasions that they can see the body of a headless man with blood on the wall in the corner of that room.
The Victoria - The Victoria was once a beautiful mansion. It's been adapted into a restaurant/hotel. Reports of the piano being played and footsteps in the main part of the building have scared more than a few visitors. Sometimes the glasses hanging in the bar clink, and a woman has been spotted on the upstairs landing.
Clairmont springs hotel - built over an Indian burial ground. Back in 1972,A six-year-old girl was hit by a train across the street. Every night at midnight, trains go by every five seconds, and in the hotel ghost roam around, and they say you can hear her running through the halls.
Hudson house - It's an old house in the middle of nowhere. It is said to be haunted by a lot of ghosts. When you walk around the house you can hear voices and footsteps and you can even hear dogs panting. If you stand in front of the house you can feel someone tap you on the shoulder. There is even a creepy dark figure that runs on top of the roof.
Athens State College - McCandles Hall - Is supposedly haunted by a girl in a white dress who died in McCandles Hall. Is also supposedly haunted by Madame Childs, who haunts the young women who stay out past curfew.
University Chapel - Haunted by a Confederate soldier
Lawrence & Winston Counties - A woman by the name of Aunt Jeannie Johnson lived way out there in the forest. She used a skull to do her dishes in. and she would hang trespassers on an old oak tree outside her house. Her house is partly fallen in but the rope is still hanging from the oak tree. She is buried in a family graveyard close to the home. it is said strange things happen around her house at night especially on full moon nights and stormy nights.
Old public library - Was site of old city hall/morgue in early 1900's. Faces seen peering out windows, figures seen moving about, books moving by themselves.
Bayview Bridge - It is said that a woman has been seen walking across the bridge in her wedding dress. She ran away from her wedding and when she was crossing the bridge her car ran off the bridge.
Mulga - Village Falls Cemetery - There have been sightings of ghostly figures hanging from the tree. Witnesses have encountered many odd feelings of something being around. The streetlights often come off and on one by one that are surrounding the cemetery.
Mulga - Bayview Bridge - Reports of a ghostly looking white dress floating in the water.
Bayou La Batre
Gwodz Rd. - In the early 1930s and 40s, some members of the KKK in Bayou La Batre hung some local black folks for reasons unknown. Until this day they come back on certain nights. When you stop under the noose and turn off the vehicle and lights, and wait till you can hear scratches on top of the car, it will also shake. Also you will hear screaming and sometimes laughter.
Bush Upton's House - used to be a Civil War Hospital. Reports of Ghosts of soldiers throwing things at windows and breaking them.
Bass Cemetery - The cemetery is just over 200 years old and is the final resting places of many Civil War soldiers and deceased slaves. There have also been reports of Occult happenings there. Along with these reports came various accounts of animal corpses around the cemetery. One Crypt there has been looted and the body removed. It is said if you turn your car off and turn the lights out and wait for the windows to fog up when you turn the car back on there are handprints all over the car.
Sacred Hollow Road - Just Drive up and down it at night and you will feel the energy. Part of the original Alabama interstate highway over 100 years ago.
Sloss Furnace -INVESTIGATED Old Iron Plant, now a popular location for concerts, the ghost of a worker who was killed at the plant has been seen walking around the catwalks above the main floor, where the concerts are held.
Owsley County Elementary School - A girl was killed by another student in the gym and she still runs up and down the gym bleachers and also haunts the bathrooms and can be seen in the mirror after school hours and in the girls locker room which they do not use no more on the count of weird things and deaths of other students.
Court House - It's been rumored that ghosts have been sighted walking around the court house grounds at night. These ghosts are said to have been the hanging victims of the death sentence carried out in the 1800's.
County Court House - a grey orb showed up by the window of the judges office .
Mill Bridge - A very old bridge, one lane, steel overhead, located on the Country Club road north of Jasper, Al. Has been haunted by the ghost of Moon Mullins for years. Several people over the years have reported seeing and hearing strange noises and apparitions on the bridge and Black Water Creek banks nearby since Moon Died on the bridge, under strange circumstances around 75 years ago.
Cardiff cemetery - the older people from the area say that it is where the dead look for their love ones. On Friday 13 you can drive up in the graveyard and your car dies and you can't start it for about five min.
Mount Nebo & The Boardwalk - This is an old cemetery and right up the road is the boardwalk. In the cemetery there are headstones with faces on them and the faces will change to a smile or mad face and they move. If you go to the cemetery if the light on back of the old church isn't on then you won't see anything. On down the road a little ways is the boardwalk (6" wide boards on stilts that stretch a mile over swamp about 30ft high) when you walk through the across you get the feeling someone is around you it makes your hair stand up. You'll hear this sound of a kid screaming they say a kid got lost in the swamp during civil war times and died there.
Pickens County Courthouse -INVESTIGATED The original courthouse burned down, and everyone blamed Henry Wells, a rowdy black man who lived out in the county. He was arrested and locked in the attic of the new courthouse. As a thunderstorm was rolling in, a mob gathered outside demanding that Wells be turned over to them. As Wells peered out of the garret window at the mob outside thirsty for his blood, a lightning bolt struck the window, killing Henry Wells. From the strong electrical discharge, Wells' face was etched into the glass. No amount of cleaning has been able to remove the face from the pane of glass. It is still there today at the Pickens County Courthouse.
Bridge in Refuge - There's this bridge in a place called refuge its a little one-lane bridge in the middle of nowhere if you go there at night you can hear strange sounds and see balls of light some people have said that when you get out of your car you can hear and feel someone walking right next to you and feel a menacing presence lots of people have seen fog chasing them and there's one area that no trees grow and everything looks dead people has reported that their cars will start rocking and being chased by an unknown entity and you can feel and evil presence on some nights.
Tonseno Lodge - A man was killed in the hotel, and now he's haunting it. His ghost has been sited several times by a lot of people. The hotel has been closed down.
Palace Hotel - Like much of Cripple Creek, the Palace Hotel has a long history. Ghosts have been reported in many of the buildings there, but the Palace stands out. A Madame died in the hotel, and has by some accounts, been sighted in numerous rooms of the hotel. Cold drafts, and whispering are heard at night in rooms 3 and 4.
Vinemont - Cry Baby Hollow off Highway 31 North in Cullman County - It is said that when Cullman was being settled a family in a wagon was crossing the small wooden bridge; a wheel broke and the wagon turned over throwing the small baby in to the creek; killing it. Since that time if you stop you can hear the baby crying and if you leave a candy bar there when you go back there will be a bite taken out of it.
Woodland Hospital - Several employees have said to hear strange noises as people walking around in empty rooms, seeing ghostly visions of deceased patients in room. Also commodes flush by themselves on the psych unit, ice machine will pour ice out in early am hours without prompt. IN employees lounge, it was reported as an employee is in the bathroom (an old hospital room) footsteps and jingling keys are heard in the room outside the bathroom door and someone tinkering around in the room.
Shell Mounds - In the depths of Shell Mounds, there is a clear circle surrounded by trees. This circle was the ceremony pit for the natives that are buried in this Indian Cemetery. On well-lit nights, you can see the female natives dancing to the sounds of their instruments.
Crybaby Hollow - A long, narrow, dark road off of hwy 31 will bring you to an 8ft long bridge with no rails that is said to be haunted by the spirit of a crying baby. If you park on the bridge and put your car in neutral your car will either rock back and forth like mine has or be pushed forward. Small handprints have been left on the cars afterwards.
Decatur High School - apparitions and footsteps are see and heard.
Gainswood Plantation - The ghost of Evelyn Carter haunts this house as well as other ghosts. Ms. Carter was the sister of a housekeeper in the late 1800's. - The smell of Colonel Gaines' pipe is hinted near his study and the rush of skirts is heard going down the main stairs from the birthing room. Some have felt an occasional push.
Moody Brick House - People have said they see a women in white carrying a candle from room to room at night through the windows.
In Five Points Alabama about 10-15 years ago, a school bus full of kids were on their way home. They went over some railroad tracks and a train hit them, killing every one of them. Well some say that on a cold night, you can put some flour or use the dew on the back of your car, and pull on top of the tracks, turn your car off and wait. Soon, you will feel someone trying to push your car off the tracks. Then you pull up under the street lamp and get out of your car, go to the back and there will be little hand prints on the back of your car.
The House - There is a haunted house in Fort Payne where a man once murdered his whole family.
Tse Ho Tso Middle School - The school gym is haunted by several children who had died in a fire. The girls locker room is a very active place, benches move ,lockers open and close violently, showers, faucets ,and toilets turn on and off. You can hear giggles, & voices.
Lake Tohlocco - In the woods surrounding Lake Tohlocco, Where a confederate army camp once was, Figures and sounds can be seen on moonless nights.
Old Walkers Chapel Cemetery - Reports of something grabbing the feet of witnesses and attempt to pull them in the grave, sometimes taking the shoes off peoples feet.
Coosa River - In the 1950's several well-known citizens of Gadsden reported seeing a sea serpent while they were fishing in the Coosa River.
Crestwood cemetery - You will hear noises see people hanging themselves from trees people burning themselves killing others and a continuing harsh-cold air even insummer on the hottest days.
Gadsden Public Library - The third floor of the Gadsden Public Library is haunted by the original founder of the library.
General Forrest Middle School - This middle school is supposed to be haunted by General Forrest. Weird things happen in the 6th grade basement.
Hinds Road - There was once a witch who lived on this road, which connects Noccalula Mountain and the Dwight Mill Village. Ghost investigators have taken pictures of orbs on the road.
Linen Service - Late at night or early in the morning you can hear people talking and doors shutting, from about midnight till about 3:00a.m.
The Haunted Bridge - The Haunted Bridge is an infamous legend in the city of Gadsden. Early in the history of the communities on Lookout Mountain, there was a couple that had a farmhouse near Gadsden. The couple got into a heated argument in which the woman finally ran away with the baby. Feeling sorry for his family, the man of the house got on his carriage and searched for his wife. Hiding near the bridge, the woman appeared out of the bushes and scared the horses. The horses knocked both her and the baby into Black Creek, drowning both of them. Manifestations: A woman is seen walking the banks of Black Creek, carriage wheels are heard, and a baby's cry is sometimes heard. Many people have had different experiences, and one of the houses near the bridge was reported to have had an exorcism performed.
Children's Cemetery - Ghost children come out to play sometimes.
Harrison Drive - Harrison Drive has a dead end road where the house still stands of a woman who was once a prostitute. Legend has it that she was murdered by one of her customers when he learned that she had abandoned her children. Late at night an apparition of the woman known as Patricia can be seen standing on the porch waiting for her next customer.
Morris New Castle house - On New castle road in Gardendale/Morris there is this old house that is believed to be haunted by several spirits, one in particular. Her name is Melissa and is thought to have lived on the land before the house was built. She roams a lot in the yard by a catfish pond that is in the front of the house. Some believe she lost a loved one in that pond and anyone who has lived in the house that has children she will befriend them and try to lure them to the pond at night.
The Hangin' Tree - At the junction of the Pea River and the Choctahatchee River is the largest oak tree many have seen. It sits alone on about a half acre, but plenty of others are on it's outskirts. This is where mainly unjustly accused black men were hung long ago. To this day a 50 foot diameter is around it where nothing grows, and kids will play in ones around it, but won't get on its limbs.
Old Powell House - The house was originally located on the opposite side of the road, but was moved in the 70's. The family who built the house would lock their children upstairs in the attic during the day. The children could be heard screaming for help. When the house was moved pictures began to break, tables moved at random, and voices could be heard. It is said that the children haunt the house as well as the parents.
Alabama State - Becker Hall - Deceased basketball players still meet for a late night game, with fans there to cheer them on.
Cry Baby Creek - People say that years before, a woman and her baby were in a car accident and the baby landed in the ditch. It's said that you can hear the baby crying around midnight and the mother calling out for her baby.
Fort Gains - This old fort is haunted by soldiers that died there. Spooky figures have been reported to appear all over the premises. People have claimed that a strange figure will follow people leaving the fort, then disappear.
Fort Morgan - the feeling all the time that you are being watched, You see shadows crossing the fort walls at night.
Bishop's Graveyard - Witness claims to have gotten photographic anomalies â€“ mists and orbs.
Whole Backstage Theater - This theater is haunted by two known ghosts. One is of an older man that has been known to set stage mattresses on fire and slam doors. The other spirit is of a little boy who can be heard laughing.
Nancy Mountain - Nancy walks up and down the hill to the ferry in hopes to meet her son and husband that were in the war. She is seen walking with a lantern in one hand and a bucket of water in the other.
Pondtown Creek - At the bottom of the hill there sits a small wooden bridge over a creek that flows into the woods on the other sides. Off to the side is an old wrecked car with scratch marks covering the driver's side door. Okay, legend has it that a massive German Shepard dog was killed by a hateful man on that very same road. The dog (now white, ghostly) supposedly haunts the road, looking for the man who took his life. They say on moonless nights, you can pull up to the bridge, and shut your car down, turn off all the lights, you'll hear (and sometimes see) this frightful apparition.
Lilly Lane - The entire street has reported seeing an old man walking up and down the street late at night. He always has on jeans and a white shirt. He has even been seen in some people's houses. He has been spotted in the neighborhood for many years, and believed to be a protector spirit.
The Carter Mansion - is haunted by the ghost of Sally Carter who died a violent death at 16 year old and is buried on the Carter Estate. She has been sited walking the grounds. Some say she is responsible for toppling her headstone on occasion.
Crybaby Hollow - Ghost of a baby wails through the trees on cold nights and will sometimes scratch on the bottoms of cars that park there. Mysterious 'breathing" sounds sometimes heard as well.
Dead Children's Playground (next to Maple Hill Cemetery) - The ghosts of children often are seen swinging in swing sets or sometimes the swings are moving as if someone were in them. The children are seen very late at night or early the next day like from 11:00pm to 3:00am, too late for children to be out.
Hell's Gates (Green Mountain) - There are a set a big black gates that stand about a mile from the bottom of the mountain that guard some huge mansion on this mountain. If you go and sit in front of the gates for a little while a car will come down the mountain and chase you until you get to the bottom and the car will suddenly vanish...its no myth.
Heritage Bible College - WHBC Frat House - Late at night you can hear the Ghost of former youth minister Anthony Stephens walking through the house flushing the toilet. His now deceased brethren Robert Ekisbus and Adam Cooper follow him around making noises that almost sounds like the word "chease".
Huntsville High School - People have claimed to here foot steps and laughing of teenagers through the halls at night after late softball or basketball practices.
Kent Robertson Park - A young boy died there one summer day. They named the park after him and made a memory stone. He still is heard in the park at night and the hunt club-woods behind it.
Maple Hill Cemetery - An old lady passed away and was put in the family burial house. Her family placed her antique rocking chair in the crypt with her because it was a prized possession to her. Most anytime when you stand outside the burial house, you can hear the rocking chair moving back and forth.
Old Dallas Mill Site - The Dallas Mill was built in 1891 and burned down in 1992. Haunted by a man died while cleaning the smoke stacks shortly after the mill was built, and a homeless person who lived there after the mill burned down. People have reported seeing him wandering around the ruins.
Space Camp - Space camp counselors tell the story there about a man who was working on the sleeping quarters at the facility. One day they were using explosives to make large holes in the ground for the below ground quarters. The explosives went off early and he was buried alive by dirt and rubble. Until this day in the halls and in some rooms there they can still here his cries for help echoing through the halls and large moans late at night.
Jacksonville State University - Weatherly Hall - There have been reported instances of footsteps, message boards being torn off doors and flung down the hall, moving furniture in locked rooms, and has also been known to play with people's clocks.
Mill Creek Bridge - the bridge collapsed when two men in an asphalt truck went over it, their ghosts are supposed to haunt the new bridge.
Samaria church - There are railroads by the church and long ago a man lost his hand and at night if you set there in your car he will tap on it with a hook. One person drove away when they heard it and when they stopped there was a hook stuck in their car.
Warrior River Bridge - John Monnasco died after an eighteen- wheeler hit his car on warrior River Bridge. It is said that he haunts the bridge and throws sticks and rocks at the trucks that pass go on the bridge, trying to get his revenge.
Grancer Harrison's Dance Hall - Sounds of music and dancing in the abandoned dance hall of the late Grancer Harrison Lafayette - Hilltops Apartments - About 15 years ago, many reporters and people found out that there gravesites that used to be in Hilltops Apts. at night they say if you stay alone in your house for 10 minutes an turn off everything in your house but leave lights on then there will be a very cold chill over your body and a ghost will stare at you with a hat on wit farmer outfit (overall). at night it will not leave that night until you boil water and hold it to keep the ghost from coming toward you.
Elgin - Jazz Man - The story goes that a jazz musician was walking across the Second Creek Bridge when a car struck him. He walks up and down the bridge, still wearing his white Zoot suit, looking for a ride to Florence. If you stop to pick him up, he says something about his trumpet and disappears.
Sally's Lane - A young woman who was beheaded on a road while riding in her wagon in the 1800s still haunts the area. My family owns a hunting camp next to the lane where she was killed and we have experienced unexplained events. Green lights that have been linked to spiritual hauntings, seeing young children play in period clothes and disappearing, and being slipped in the middle of sleeping have all occurred without a single explanation.
Old downtown - downtown at night near the old gas station at the bar a man haunts it people say in the middle of a fight that the man was killed when he was struck by a train the person accused of pushing the man in front of the train also haunts the land in search of a battle he could not win.
Vance Brand Civic Auditorium - A ghost dubbed Edison haunts the electric system in the Auditorium. Lights turn off and on, or, stop working with no explanation. Sound equipment also. Actors have superstitions and rituals surrounding Edison.
Highway 5 - A woman was walking down the side of highway 5 near the Winston county Drag strip was run over and killed by an 18-wheeler. Her ghost now jumps onto the side of 18-wheelers looking for the driver that ran over her.
Maple Hill Cemetery - About 20 years ago a lady died and was buried in the club house of Maple Hill Cemetery. In her memory her family made a rocking chair. people say that if you stand outside you can hear the rocker creaking back and forth.
Marbury High School - football field - A cheerleader was killed after falling off the goal post during pictures for homecoming. On homecoming night it is said that if you stand on the fifty-yard line after a game and call her name she will appear and start walking towards you.
Judson College - feelings of being touched, and rumors of even leaving marks on the victims.
Judson College - Building J - A female apparition seen along with movement from the windows occupancies by scattering feet and whispering voices. The bell tower is locked.
Judson College - Carlisle Hall - Believed to be haunted by an unknown female spirit.
Judson College - Kirtley Hall, Room 313 - haunted by two different ghosts. One is Anne Kirtley herself and the other is of a girl who supposedly killed herself in that room. The doors and windows shake there are cold spots and more often than not the entire room is a "cold spot".
Marion Military Institute - Built in the early 1800's, Marion Military Institute was used for other purposes besides schooling. During the civil war, battle victims were taken to the Chapel on campus, which was turned into a hospice. Directly behind the chapel the ones that didn't survive were buried there. Since then cadets have had experiences with objects in their room being moved, unusual noises in the hallways and rooms, also experiences with paranormal activity. Some believe that the spirits that live on campus, due to their extreme mood changes, possesses some cadets. There have been no cases of violent ghosts or apparitions, but there have been several reports made about cadets having been alone and having a sudden rush of someone being there when there is not.
Manchester - Graveyard - A town once buried by Lake Guntersville, has only left it's mark with a Civil-War era graveyard. A place where SÃ©ances were once popular. Day or night there is a constant fog that covers the groud that surrounds the gravestones. Not an easy place to find unless you've lives in the area, but nonetheless SCARY!!!!!
Boyington Oak - In an old cemetery behind the main branch of the Mobile library is an oak tree that grew out of the grave of a man named Boyington. He was a black man wrongly accused and executed; his last words were that an oak tree would grow from his grave to prove his innocence. Some say that they hear strange noises coming from around the tree.
Mobile Christian School - Students and coaches have heard people playing basketball in the gym. Games from football field being announced when no game is going on.
Oak next to Public Library - Within close range of the huge oak, crying and whispering can be heard.
Satsuma - crybaby bridge - Apparitions of a baby and a woman swimming in the river. Mobile - Seven Hills Cemetery - apparition of a woman hanging on a cross.
University of South Alabama - The Seaman's Bethel Chapel Theater - The basement is haunted by the ghost of a small child who plays in the costume shop. The fly loft is haunted by the ghost of a seaman in a captain's coat.
University of Montevallo - Has several haunts. Its is said to have tunnel running all under the campus, that were used in the civil war, are now used as steam chases. The theatre department in Reynolds was a civil war hospital, there was a massacre and many of the rooms were stacked with bodies. On the forth floor of Main one of the girls Dorm a girl burned to death while trying to cook fudge on a Bunsen burner, they have replaced the door several time but her image is burned in the door every time the door is replace. There is a lot of crazy freaky stuff that goes on and are several ghost that frequent the campus of Montevallo.
University of Montevallo - King House - chills felt when sitting on the bed, also experienced a book falling to the floor and opened to the page talking about the haunting in this particular place.
University of Montevallo - Main Hall - Early in the 20th century a student was cooking over a candle and her hair caught fire which soon consumed her. She ran out into the hall and ran into a door where she fell and died. The outline of her body can still be seen in the door.
Huntingdon College - The Red Lady haunts one of the old dorms here called Pratt. She always wore all red. After committing suicide, she has appeared to several people. Another ghost on our campus is called The Ghost on the Green. He shot himself on the green and he still walks the green at night. You can't see him but you can feel him he will tug at your close or blow in your ear or mess with your hair.
The State Capitol Building - The architect of Capitol and Custodian reported seeing the ghost of a Confederate woman roaming the halls on the second floor offices. There have also been reports of water faucets turning on by themselves in the Governor's reception area restroom.
Moundsville State Park - the state park is a site where there are Indian mounds, from which the town gets its name. On occasion a drum has been heard coming from within the park and lights are seen on top of one of the larger mounds that resembles a Central American pyramid.
The Whatley House - Home built on an old slave quarters. said to have a cemetery under the house. Biggest complaints are noises and things being moved around.
Henry Hill (gravity hill) - If you park your car in the hole and put it in neutral and turn it off the ghost of Henry will push you to the top in hopes that the same thing will not happen to you. Many people have done this, and it ALWAYS works.
Bethlehem Methodist Church - Its said that if you drive by the cemetery late at night you'll see an yellow orb of light floating in the cemetery and across McElderry Road. Also, drive around the church three times, park in front facing the church, turn off your lights and the window blinds will rise up.
Chehae - The hotel - In the 1800's a hotel was built on the mountain during the war the Yankees used the motel to hold rebel soldiers the hotel was only used for a few weeks before the war was over and all the prisoners were killed and half the hotel burned the part that remains is said if you go down the road at night you can see an orange glow and hear the screams of the soldiers but when anyone stops to see what it is all they find is half of the old hotel.
Chehae - gravity hill - gravity hill is on Cheaha Road. You go put your car in neutral and sit there and your car will be pulled...many times people have been there and heard loud screams of a woman who was murdered up there.
Hill Elementary School - The former principal and founder of the school, Ophilia S. Hill, haunt the school. She died outside the school by being struck by lightning. Some think she stays there to guard the school from any harm.
The foundry - The foundry is haunted by the ghosts of children who were killed on the land in which it was built.
Highway 5 - A woman was hit by a truck and killed and now her ghost is said to jump on trucks to see if the trucker is the one that killed her.
Choctawhatchee Bridge - At a hanging gone wrong, a hole was scratched out beneath the feet of the victim who was too tall for the rope that was used. A witness to the hanging dug the hole with a crutch under the dangling victim. To this day you can fill the hole and the ghost will come and dig it out.
The Hanging Tree -During the Civil War, one of the soldiers went to visit his family. He was later found by members of the community and hanged for desertion. He was a tall man so they had to dig out a hole so his feet would not touch the ground. To this day no debris of any sort will remain inside the hole. People have filled up the hole, only to find it completely cleaned out upon their return.
Brownville -INVESTIGATEDBrownville was a town back in the 20s. Not much remains there anymore except for the old church house. It is said that on some nights, you can hear children laughing that were in the old nursery that the people had in there.
Old Bryce Hospital -INVESTIGATED - Writings on the walls, strange noises, and cold spots are some of the phenomena that occur in this old mental institution. This building was abandoned in the mid-60's after being used for more than 100 yrs.
Tuskegee National Forest - Myths and Eye witnesses have reported strange noises, the forest is also used by Devil worshipers for strange and unreal meetings in the early 1990`s Macon county sheriff dep. raided a old house out in the forest after discovering bodies of people the devil worshipers feared of the law finding their secret burial ground they burned the house but still used the forest, To this day if you go out in the forest at night on a full moon beware of them the cursed the area and haunted it.
Union Camp RD. - Old Confederate Grave Yard - A Old Confederate Grave Yard Back Off In The Woods Is Said To Be Haunted By Dead Soldiers. Late At Night You Can Go There And See Ghostly Figures In The Woods And Hear Sounds And Voices.
Notasulga Volunteer Fire Department - Now the site of a new larger station, for years the fire and police station sat side-by-side here. But in 1997 a young man on his way home from a late night party fell asleep, when he rounded the curb he crashed into the fire and police stations sending the two up in flames. Today strange noises can be heard, foot steps up stairs, and even someone at the front door has been seen but when approached he disappears.
Springvilla Plantation - Witnesses reported sounds of moans and chains rattling.
Owens Cross Roads
Behind Hell's Gates - Behind Hell's Gates, unexplainable things occur. You hear chanting and such things, which you CAN NOT find the origin of. Things can be thrown at you, that you will never see, nor will the object ever hit the ground. You hear footsteps chasing you if you run, but there's no one ever there. Inside the mansion behind the gates, it is unnaturally cold and you hear whispering and screaming from inside the mansion where there shouldn't be anything coming from, because there's no one there.
"Old Girard" School - On the south end of Sandfort Road, Girard school used to stand until it was demolished in 1994. Next to the graveyard which butted to the school cold spots during the summer and hot spots during the winter can be felt to observers. Also, several people reported seeing children attending class in 1930's attire during the late 1980's. Sometimes the school bell will ring during the middle of the night...but the old abandoned building had no power.
Horton House - The Horton House is an abandoned house located on the outskirts of Fort Payne AL in a small town known as Pine Ridge. This house is the site of a vicious murder where a father went insane and mutilated his wife and his 3 children and committed suicide shortly after. Witnesses say that the house is haunted by the entire family. There have been stories of sÃ©ances that went horribly wrong in this house, there have been numerous accounts of the choking of certain people who walk into this house. Knocking can be heard on the walls and the floors and the sounds of a bird will come through the bay window that will soon end up being the loud screams of a young girl.
Pinson United Methodist Church - In the cemetery behind the church, at night an apparition of a woman can be seen with a broom sweeping the graves.
Bear creek swamp - In addition to the lights seen by cars, there have been Civil War soldiers seen by a few people who lived near the swamp. The people also heard noises and had an unusual amount of snakes and lizards around the house.
Gurney's Manufacturing - It's the location where a little boy fell down an elevator shaft and didn't survive. It's said that his mother looks for him. -Update: According to local news, Gurney Mfg. burned down last night. It was an historic building and a lot of people in Prattville had ties to it. Please see www.al.com/newsflash/regional. The story is listed at this site on 9/11/02. This abuilding is listed as one of the haunted sites in Alabama, located in Prattville.
The Plantation House - Haunted by the ghost of the former owner Mr. Davis. Killed himself in the early 1920's. Flirts with women mostly, blows in their ears touches their backs.
The Swamp - near Prattville, north of Montgomery, in which there are lights that move around and will approach one's car if immobile.
River Falls Slave Prison - If you go down river falls road away from Andalusia, you cross a bridge. Turn to the right like you would be going to Point A. Go to the boat ramp. And look to the left. There is a road that goes beside a field. Walk down the road...the road goes to the prison... If you walk down the road late at night and sing the Gospel Song..."I'll fly away" loud... You supposedly can see three black guys hanging from a tree in front of the prison. If you walk to the back of the prison, where you can out over the water, you can something dragging something else underneath...It is falling apart though, so if you go, be careful.
Old Jail - A man who committed suicide in this old brick building is said to walk its halls.
Kali Oka Rd Plantation - Story has it an old lady lived in the old home with her 7 foot black body guard and house keeper. Reports of seeing the guard standing by the front porch as if he was still guarding her.
A Church - In Slavery times, whites had had church here. The story is that someone one was hung behind the church, but no one knows for sure. It is said that the church lights up in the middle of the night and deep monstrous voices could be heard! And on the same street there is said to be a man (ghost), maybe in his lower 30s, to walk the street in the middle of the night and will try to run you off the road. Bye the way, its in a CEMETARY!!
Morgan Church - If you cross the church's gate you feel a strange presence that falls over you. It has been said that late at night, if you cross the gate, you see what appears to be people standing in front of the church. Reports of people being hit, and not remembering what happened the next morning.
Sturdivant Hall - People often state they have seen people wandering the building it is a very old historic building built early 1800's it is a site of tours in Selma and a historic landmark.
Shotwell covered Bridge- The Shotwell Covered Bridge is said to be haunted by the ghost of two children who were killed there in a car accident. The bridge is closed and out in the middle of the woods. Supposedly, if you put candy on the bridge after dusk, the kids will come and take it.
Holt Cemetery - Lots of strange noises, If you take pictures nine times out of ten you will see strange and unexplained things. If you leave a tape recorder you can almost always hear someone singing.
Railroad crossing - A railroad worker by the name of Jake, not sure of the date, fell asleep on the tracks one night and was decapitated when the train came through, every night after midnight he appears, lights maybe seen down the tracks (there is no other crossing) you will hear a train but there is none, he'll walk toward you with his lantern.
Cemetery Road - There is a road in Alabama known as cemetery road, or located in the national forest. It's a road with people buried on top the ground. Every house is at least five minutes apart. It's said that at night the ghosts of the people buried on the ground can be seen. So if you drive down this road at night keep your eyes open and windows shut. Watch and you will see the people of the dead.
Harper Hill - on Prospect Rd. off of Hwy 49- It's an old church & cemetery. You can feel the presence of something near you even though you are alone. Sometimes in the upper front window you can see a misty substance in the form of a body. You can feel what's left of the floor vibrate. The tombstones are interesting also.
Alexander City - Sturdivant Mansion - An old mansion that you see people standing in the upper windows and lights at a distance even though there are no floors or roof on the place. It was once a place where people would get off the train and stay for the night until one night someone got off and killed every occupant of the house.
White Lion Inn - If you go upstairs, or go to the bathroom at night when staying there, cold feelings come over you, strange figures sometimes appear, then instantly they disappear when you take notice to them, if figures don't appear, you strangely have the sudden want to run down stairs, or get out as fast as possible, yet there is no need to.
Easley Cemetery -a Some say a ball of fire is seen floating thru the air and comes up the road towards you.
Old Townley Jail House - Haunted by the ghost of people once incarcerated there. Legend has it that their screams can be heard as they were being burned to death, and you can hear the laugher of the guards that stood by watching.
Troy State University - Pace Hall - Noises heard in , sightings of a female figure, items shaking and moving.
Troy State University - Shackelford Hall - CONDEMNED - A girl named Sally hung herself in third floor stairwell due to depression. She now haunts third floor where her room was.
Drish Mansion - INVESTIGATED - The Drish Mansion is an old plantation home now in the midst of Tuscaloosa. It was built by Dr. John Drish for his wife Sarah. When Dr. Drish died, Sarah burned candles while he lay in state. After the ceremony, Sarah locked away the candles and asked that they be burned at her funeral. As Sarah's health declined, she became somewhat obsessed with the candle burning. Then after her death, her friends and family were too busy to look for the candles, and Sarah was buried without the ceremony. Shortly after, the tower where the Sarah burned the candles for her husband, caught fire. But as fire crews arrived, the fire was gone. There was no evidence of burned wood, not even a wisp of smoke. Thea ghostly fire happened a few times more and people began wondering who was starting the ghostly fires. Then one night after one of the fires mysteriously vanished, the ghost of Sarah Drish appeared.
Maxwell Crossing - Confederate soldiers still roam there.
The Old Bryce Mental Institution - INVESTIGATED The ghost of mental patients tortured, beaten, and killed in the institution still roam the halls. There is a foul odor as you get to the basement, but there is no longer access to the basement. WARNING: You can be charged with trespassing.
University of Alabama - INVESTIGATED - The quad is said to be haunted by the ghosts of four civil war soldiers. The guard shack next to Amelia Gorgas Library is haunted by a man who hanged himself there. The Amelia Gorgas Library is also believed to be haunted by Amelia Gorgas herself because she was so dedicated to her work.
Bellemont Mansion - Antebellum house. Sits on old plantation. There have many sightings of the spirits of the slaves. It is a tourist attraction now and the shackles still remain on the cellar walls.
Corner High School - There was this old cemetery in the early 1800's, and workers tore the tombstones down and they built corner High School over the old cemetery, and at night if u look real close you spirits walking up and down the halls.
State Building - Several spirits haunt this building. They usually will whisper in your ear things such as "Get Out". This remains a problem because they cannot get any janitors to clean the building in the morning.
Camp Cottaquilla - This girl scout camp is known for the legend of the one-armed girl scout who goes door-to-door every year during the week of Halloween.
Haunted Places in Alabama
WARNING: Places listed require permission to visit or investigate. The authorities patrol many of these places & trespassers will be prosecuted.