Would you dare venture to any one of these? Weird sightings and occurrences at so called “haunted” places is mere theatrics compared to Alabama’s gruesome and terrifying haunted settings.
Explore Alabama: Eufaula, Barbour County, Alabama. Guests of Kendall Manor reported seeing apparitions on the porch and downstairs of a woman in Victorian dress and a little girl. Others claim to have seen the apparition of a man in a top hat in the parlor.
Huggin’ Molly Ghost of Abbeville
For mothers wanting their children to hurry home at dark, the legend of the witch-like Huggin’ Molly was a helper. For children, she was downright frightening. Legend claims a phantom woman would appear to children, but only at night. She would squeeze them tightly, then scream in their ears. She never harmed them, other than perhaps causing some ringing in their ears.
Gadsden, Etowah County Alabama: Those who walk along the wooded Hinds Road in Gadsden are likely to run across a woman who is said to have “sold her soul to the devil,”
Oxford, Talladega County, Alabama
Hell’s Gate Bridge earned its name because many people believe that when you stop on the bridge and glance over your shoulder, the road behind you resembles the fiery gates of Hell. Several locals have experienced this over the years.
Carrollton, Pickens County, Alabama: This story might have faded into the annals of history if it weren’t for the bizarre image of Mr. Wells that was etched into the window on that evening.
Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama: The Boyington Oak is a historic Southern live oak in Mobile, Alabama. In a city with many live oaks that are famous for their age and size, the Boyington Oak stands out as a singular example of one famous for the folklore surrounding its origin.
Ghost stories about the tree claim that visitors have reported hearing crying and whispering sounds emanating from the vicinity of the tree.
Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama: After his disappearance, workers continuously complained of an “unnatural presence” in the worksite, and some complained of being pushed from behind or being told by a mysterious voice to “get back to work.”
Red Level, Convington County, Alabama
Located at the intersection of Halso Mill Road and Oakey Streak Road in Butler County, Alabama. The tiny church, popular rural legend in south-central Alabama near the Florida panhandle, has the misfortune of a plague of paranormal phenomenon: ghosts, hellhounds, and strange wailings, and other disturbances are told of the Oakey Streak Methodist Church near Red Level, Alabama.
Albertville, Marshall County, Alabama: Alabama Avenue Middle School is haunted for unknown reasons. At night, doors are known to slam on their own, accompanied by flickering lights. Students at the school have reported locking their lockers, heaving, and then coming back to find their lockers unlocked.
Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama: The Tutwiler Hotel ghost story began with the bartender who was in charge of closing up the kitchen every night. Every night he would turn off all the lights before he left. He began to notice that the lights would turn right back on. One night he turned the lights off five times and finally gave up and went home.
Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama: Lucas’ Tavern – a popular old “watering spot”. It was located in Montgomery County in the town of Waugh and sat on the old Federal Road. The original building was moved to Montgomery in 1978 and is in Old Alabama Town.
Old Bryce Hospital is a hot spot for those seeking a haunting experience. Screams, scuffling of feet and unexplained creaking of doors have been reported.
Florence, Lauderdale County, Alabama: Ghost Bridge already appears terrifying and haunted simply by its dilapidated and decayed appearance. There are also several rumors from locals of a white mist that rises from the creek and lies atop the bridge.
Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama Legend has it that the spirits of children who’ve been buried in the cemetery since the first grave was dug there in 1822 come out to play at night.
Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. Several tragedies befell the Drish family including suicide, murder, and insanity, all within two generations.
Redmont Hotel Guests have reported some unusual incidents, including doors that open and close themselves and furniture or baggage moving around of its own accord
Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama: Strange occurrences such as the opening of doors and movement of furniture or baggage have been reported by guests of the Redmont Hotel in Birmingham Alabama.
Hayden, Blount County, Alabama: Jack Cole Road is an unpaved road surrounded by dense woods and wilderness off Highway 7 in Blount County. Since 1890, 68 deaths. The next time you find yourself passing through Hayden, Alabama and come to Jack Cole Road, you might want to pass on by. Many strange and grisly happenings are still reported.
Prattville, Autauga County, Alabama. Prattville’s Lady in Black is one of the area’s most notorious legends. In the 1800s children often worked in factories and accidents were commonplace as well as deaths.
Willie Youngblood, a 10-year-old working in the mill, became a firsthand example of this. Youngblood fell to his death in one of the mills shafts. His mother threw herself from the dam just outside of the Pratt Mill. Her ghost is the Lady in Black.
Elgin, Lauderdale County, Alabama has the spirit of a jazz musician wearing a white zoot suit, and he may try to catch a ride with you to Florence.
Camden, Wilcox County, Alabama has the Most Haunted Restaurant in Alabama
Prattville, Autauga County, Alabama is known for Bear Creek Swamp – a home to phantom lights, impaled porcelain dolls and a hair tingling atmosphere.
Anniston, Calhoun County, Alabama. The Hotel’s restaurant is believed to be haunted by at least one spirit. Many guests, as well as hotel staff, have reported hearing footsteps not just in the restaurant but throughout the house. Music has been heard playing in the music room, even when it is completely empty.
After months of negations, the Lee County Commission approved to transfer ownership of what remained of the Salem-Shotwell Covered Bridge to the City of Opelika during a meeting held on October 31, 2005. An agreement was reached by the Lee County Historical Society and the Opelika Kiwanis Club to reconstruct the bridge over Rocky Brook at Opelika Municipal Park.
Anniston, Calhoun County, Alabama – it has been reported that Stringfellow Memorial Hospital has two entities that haunt the Hospital.
Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. He could no longer take the pain and shot himself in the home’s library.
Adamsville, Jefferson County, Alabama seems to be a hotbed of paranormal activity. There are many different ghost stories linked to various different locations across Alabama, especially those that were formerly home to native Americans.
Selma, Dallas County, Alabama is home to Sturdivant Hall. Parkman was killed while trying to escape jail in 1867. Legend has it that his ghost returned to his former home and still walks the halls at night.
Demopolis, Marengo County, Alabama is home to the musically talented ghost of Gaineswood Plantation is thought to be the spirit of one of the mansion’s nannies.
Athens, Limestone County, Alabama.
Paranormal investigators have investigated the Athens State College campus and seem to have proof of paranormal activity.