Top 10 Reportedly Haunted Places in Alabama
There are numerous reportedly haunted places in the United States. But, today we listed here some notable most haunted places in Alabama – The U.S. states. This is a top ten list of locations that are reportedly haunted by ghosts or other supernatural beings including demons. Reports of haunted locations are part of ghostlore, which is a form of folklore.
Let’s take a look at 10 notable haunted places in Alabama.
10. Boyington Oak, Mobile
The Boyington Oak in Mobile, a Southern live oak that reportedly grew from the grave of Charles Boyington in the potter’s field just outside the walls of Church Street Graveyard. Boyington was tried and executed for the murder of his friend, Nathaniel Frost, on February 20, 1835. He stated that a tree would spring from his grave as proof of his innocence. The Boyington Oak in Mobile, is one of the most haunted places in Alabama.
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9. Gaineswood, Demopolis
Gaineswood is a plantation house in Demopolis, Alabama. The house was completed on the eve of the American Civil War after a construction period of almost twenty years. It is the grandest plantation house ever built in Marengo County. Also, it is one of the most significant remaining examples of Greek Revival architecture in Alabama. It is reportedly haunted by the ghost of a former housekeeper from Virginia. She was in charge of the daily running of the house for General Whitfield after the death of his wife. Her ghost supposedly plays the piano in the music room.
8. Kenworthy Hall
Kenworthy Hall near Marion, the fourth floor tower room is alleged to be haunted by the ghost of a young woman who sits in a window awaiting the return of a lover who died during the American Civil War. The house and a purported ghost are featured as a short story in Kathryn Tucker Windham’s 13 Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey.
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7. Pickens County Courthouse
Pickens County Courthouse in Carrollton is alleged to be haunted by the ghost of a former slave, Henry Wells, who was lynched by a mob after being accused of burning down the second county courthouse. Soon afterwards the ghostly image of a face appeared in an upper window of the new third county courthouse, to profess Wells’ innocence. Supposedly every windowpane in the courthouse was broken in a hailstorm one year, except for that pane.
6. Red Lady of Huntingdon College
Pratt Hall at Huntingdon College in Montgomery, reportedly haunted by a Red Lady. Huntingdon was originally a Methodist female college and the Red Lady is alleged to be the ghost of a lonely girl who committed suicide. Her story is told in Huntingdon alumnus Kathryn Tucker Windham’s book 13 Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey.
5. Richards DAR House
The Richards DAR House is a historic house museum in Mobile, Alabama, United States. The Italianate style house was completed in 1860 for Charles and Caroline Richards. The six Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) chapters in Mobile jointly operate and maintain the house. It is noted by architectural historians as one of Mobile’s best preserved and elaborate examples of mid-19th century domestic architecture. The Richards DAR House in Mobile, reportedly the site of disembodied laughter, the singing of childlike voices, and a ghostly figure that appears in an upstairs bedroom window.
4. Sloss Furnaces
Sloss Furnaces in Birmingham is allegedly haunted by workers who died there in its time as a working blast furnace. It was investigated on the TV series Ghost Adventures. Also, it is a National Historic Landmark in Birmingham.
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Oakleigh in Mobile, said to be haunted by a female ghost in the front parlor and to also have poltergeist-like activity in other parts of the mansion, including furniture moving by itself, disembodied voices, and shadow figures.
2. Adams Grove Presbyterian Church
Adams Grove Presbyterian Church is a historic Greek Revival-style church building in rural Dallas County, Alabama, near the community of Sardis. Built in 1853, it features a distyle-in-antis type portico with box columns. No longer actively used by a church congregation. The building is now privately owned. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on June 5, 1986. Due to purported paranormal activity at Adams Grove, the church building and adjacent cemetery have been investigated by several ghost hunting groups. The American Ghost Hunter group from Santa Monica, California visited the site in July 2008.
1. Sweetwater Mansion
Sweetwater Mansion in Florence, Alabama may still have many of its former residents around. This home, begun in 1828, has seen much history. Also, it was here that Union and Confederate officers stayed during their respective occupations of the city during the Civil War. Activity including children’s laughter, moving objects and numerous apparitions has been investigated by local paranormal groups and the team from the television show, Paranormal State.