Hudson House

Hudson House Alabama

Located on Watts Mill Road in Ashland, Alabama, the Oxford Paranormal Society affirms paranormal activity in the home built in 1905. Hudson House Ashland Alabama Directions

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DIGITAL ALABAMA GUIDE TO GHOSTS AND HAUNTED PLACES

Alabama Ghosts And Haunted Places
Ghosts, ghost towns and haunted places are common throughout the state of Alabama. The majority of the ghost sightings and haunted places stories published here are likely nothing more than folklore and home-spun ghost stories. However, we have attempted to gather as much information as possible from across the state and from various sources and publish it here into tales by location. Slowly but surely, we will be able to visit and investigate these tales. As we do, a new and updated article will be created for each investigation.

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We do extensive research prior to investigating a subject in order that we may be as productive as possible in discovering valid and useful information. Research of a subject more often than not requires extensive travel throughout the state so we map subject localities as one of the first steps. Ghost towns in Alabama are a popular subject for more reasons than you may think. For instance, it is often required that we survey an abandoned property or ghost town in order to recreate a past event in order to help determine if the event could have actually occured as described in old newspaper articles or testimony of witnesses. As stated elsewhere, we are not “ghost hunters” or any other type of “fill-in-the-blank hunters” with the exception of “truth.”

Cahaba Alabama

There are several buildings within Cahaba’s city limits that are still intact today, including its Civil War federal prison and a farmhouse built in 1841, although it is long uninhabited.

Bellefonte Nuclear Power Plant

Bellefonte Alabama

Bellefonte Alabama
Bellefonte is a ghost town in Jackson County, Alabama near the site of the Bellefonte Nuclear Generating Station. It is located roughly two miles southeast of Hollywood, Alabama.  

Bellefonte was settled in the early 19th century and incorporated on December 15, 1821, when it had nearly 200 residents. Its name was a subjective description consisting of the French words “belle”, meaning “beautiful,” and “fonte”, meaning “fount.” It was the Jackson County seat from 1821 to 1859.

The James Dellet House is the only original residence remaining in Claiborne

Claiborne Alabama

Claiborne is a ghost town on a bluff above the Alabama River in Monroe County, Alabama.
Situated near the Federal Road, Claiborne began during the Mississippi Territory period with a ferry over the river.

Battelle, Alabama (DeKalb County)

Battelle Alabama

Battelle Alabama
In the late 19th century, a group of miners from the northern state of Ohio discovered limestone, ore, and coal on what was later named Battelle. Battelle, Alabama is a ghost town in DeKalb County, Alabama. Battelle was once a thriving mining community which was spread in a north – south line along the foot of Lookout Mountain five miles north of Valley Head, Alabama. At the beginning of the 20th Century, Battelle included hundreds of houses, a school, a commissary, a hotel and post office, in addition to the furnace and coke ovens. Battelle had a water system with water from a spring that was pumped into a large wooden tank and then piped into the surrounding homes.

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Aigleville Alabama

Aigleville, Alabama, literally translated as Eagle Town, was a town on the Black Warrior River in Marengo County, Alabama. The settlement was established in late 1818 by former French Bonapartists and refugees from Saint-Domingue, as a part of their Vine and Olive Colony. Each settler at Aigleville owned three separate land lots. These included the town lot, a garden lot (called a small allotment), and a farm (called a large allotment). With the failure of the colony at large, Aigleville was a largely abandoned by the late 1830s.