Haunted Locations In The USA, Alabama

Haunted Locations In The USA , Alabama

Here you will read all about the most haunted locations in Alabama. Alabama has some of the most haunted places in the United States and here we are going to explore what we consider to be the most haunted and spookiest locations in Alabama.

Alabama is one of the most beautiful locations in the United States but it also has some real spooky locations. The hanging Spanish moss and overgrown graveyards provide for some of the spookiest places on earth. And there are a lot of haunted places in Alabama that a lot of people just don't know about. Here we will be exploring those locations.

Alabama has many haunted sites that you just have to check out. Everything from the Adams Grove Presbyterian Church in Dallas County to the Sloss Furnace in Birmingham.

Over the years many of the reportedly haunted locations on this Hub Page have been investigated by various Paranormal Investigators and Ghost Hunters. Some of these locations have been identified as clearly haunted while other locations are yet to be determined.

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Adams Grove Presbyterian Church in Dallas County, Alabama.

Adams Grove Presbyterian Church in Dallas County. This church is said to be one of the most haunted locations in Alabama.
Adams Grove Presbyterian Church in Dallas County. This church is said to be one of the most haunted locations in Alabama.
Adams Grove Presbyterian Church in Dallas County. This church is said to be one of the most haunted locations in Alabama.
Adams Grove Presbyterian Church in Dallas County. This church is said to be one of the most haunted locations in Alabama.

Adams Grove Presbyterian Church In Dallas County, Alabama

The Adams Grove Presbyterian Church is located in Dallas County, Alabama near the town of Sardis Alabama. The church building is a Greek Revival Style church building that was built in 1853 near the town of Sardis Alabama. The church is on the National Historical Places Register.

The church was built out of wood and it is no longer in use as a church. The church and the cemetery on either side of the church are said to be haunted. A Confederate soldier is said to walk up to people and order them off the property. At this time the church is private property and you do need permission to go on the property.

The church and the cemetery have been investigated by the American Ghost Hunter Group and the Southern Paranormal Researchers Group. Both produced some very interesting stories.

When I was there in 2006 we heard a baby crying that we were sure was inside the church. However we searched the church and the grounds but could never find the crying baby. Several people including the owner of the property heard it and we concluded it was paranormal in nature.

A man dressed all in black is often seen near dark or when a thunderstorm is going on entering the front door of the church. He looks solid but when you go to find him he is never there. No one has any ideal who he is. Its possible he may be a former minister of the church.

Location Of The Church In Sardis, Alabama

Dr. John R. Drish House

The Drish House Today.
The Drish House Today.
The Drish House in 1911, while still intact.
The Drish House in 1911, while still intact.
The Drish House in 1936, by Walker Evans.
The Drish House in 1936, by Walker Evans.

Dr. John R. Drish House Also Known As The Drish House

The Drish House is a historic plantation house in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The large stuccoed brick mansion was built in the center of a 450 acre plantation in 1837. Dr Drish was one of the first settlers in this area and he came to the area from Virginia in 1822.

He came to the area as a widower and before long he married a local widow named Sara Owen McKinney. They were married in 1835. Dr Drish was a practicing physician and he was also a building contractor. The Drish plantation house was built by slaves that Drish owned.

The house has been used down through the years as everything from an auto parts store to a church. It was a church for much of the 20th century. The church additions were removed in 2007 and the new owners hope to restore the house to its original condition soon.

Dr Drish and his wife Sara are said to haunt the building. Its been said for years that the strange lights seen up in the tower are lanterns that Sara kept lighted at night when she lived in the house.

Doors are said to open and close on their own and Dr Drish is said to be spotted often on the front porch of the house and also in the back yard. His body is also seen inside at the foot of the stairs where he is said to have fallen to his death.

Many people over the years have claimed to see the third story tower on fire when there is no fire there. No one knows for sure if an actual fire ever happened there or not.

Dr Drish died under mysterious circumstances in 1867 from a fall down an interior stairway and his wife Sara died in 1884. Many people have reported seeing an older man laying at the foot of the inside staircase but when they approach him he is gone.

Many times over the years when the house has been empty the police have been called because of strange screams coming from the house and lights are seen at the same time in the windows.

Location Of The Drish House

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Waterfront Rescue Mission Inc, Mobile, AL 36603, USA
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Auburn University Chapel In Auburn Alabama

Auburn University Chapel In Auburn Alabama
Auburn University Chapel In Auburn Alabama
The Auburn University Chapel in Auburn, Alabama as it appeared in 1982
The Auburn University Chapel in Auburn, Alabama as it appeared in 1982

Auburn University Chapel In Auburn Alabama

The Auburn University Chapel was built in 1851 as a Presbyterian Church. It was during the Civil War that the building served briefly as a hospital for Confederate Forces.

It is said to be the ghost of Sydney Grimlett that haunts the church building today. Sydney Grimlett was a British citizen who came to America and volunteered for the Confederate Forces. He was wounded in a near by battle and he died while in the Confederate hospital that was in the Auburn University Chapel at the time of his death. Sydney is said to have told the students he was never going to leave the campus because he liked it there.

When the church briefly became a theater there was a theater troupe called the Auburn Players and somehow Sydney became attached to them. One legend says that members of the acting troupe used a Ouija board to talk to Sydney and he told them the story of how he had been injured in the leg by an exploding Confederate cannon and his leg became very badly infected. At one point the doctors operated on his leg to remove it to try to save his life but he bled to death and was buried in near by Pine Hill Cemetery.

Sydney is also said to haunt the Telfair Peet Theatre on the campus of the University of Auburn. Even today people claim to see books float around the theater and doors and windows open and close on their own. Sydney is said to love to trip males and he often rubs the rear of female cast members. When the angry girl whirls around to slap who ever has rubbed her rear no one is there. Its also said that Sydney loves to hide things. Members of acting troupes presently taking part in plays in the building leave skittles for Sydney. Its said Sydney loves Skittles.

Auburn University Chapel In Auburn Alabama

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The Boyington Oak in 2009.

The Boyington Oak in 2009.
The Boyington Oak in 2009.
A View Inside The Church Street Graveyard In Mobile Alabama.
A View Inside The Church Street Graveyard In Mobile Alabama.

The Legend Of The Boyington Oak

The Boyington Oak is a southern live oak just outside the wall of the Church Street Graveyard in Mobile Alabama. This legend is one of the most famous legends about a live oak in the southern United States.

Charles Boyington was a printer that arrived in Mobile Alabama from Connecticut in 1833. Boyington was a known gambler and he lived in one of the cheap rooming houses that were all over the city of Mobile in the early 1800's.

On the evening of May 11th , 1834 Boyington was seen walking along with a man named Nathaniel Frost in the direction of the Church Street Graveyard. The story was that Frost owed Boyington money from gambling a couple of weeks before. The next day Frost was found stabbed to death in the Church Street Graveyard. His boots had been pulled off and his pockets had been turned inside out. The police report from the time says that it appeared Frost had been robbed. People who saw him earlier in the day on May 11th , 1834 said Frost had a large sum of money on him and that he often hid money in one of his boots.

Boyington was accused of murdering and robbing Frost. At the time of his arrest Boyington was found in possession of $343.00 and there was what appeared to be blood on some of the bills. Boyinton was found guilty of murder and he was sentenced to be hung.

He was executed on February 20th, 1835 for the murder of Frost and he was sewn in a canvas bag and buried in the potters field section of the Church Street Graveyard.

Up until the point that he was hung Boyington said he was innocent and did not kill Frost. Boyington said that a mighty oak tree would spring forth from his heart and grow out of his chest and up through the ground as a testimony of his innocence. As hard as it may be to believe a oak tree did eventually grow up out of the grave of Boyington.

Although the grave and the tree were originally inside the walls of the graveyard the wall was moved back at one point and today the tree and the grave are outside the wall of the cemetery on the edge of Bayou Street.

All through history as soon as the oak tree started growing out of the grave of Boyington people have told of hearing strange crying sounds coming up out of the ground in the area of the tree. A young man is often seen setting under the oak tree. If you walk nearby he vanishes. And now you know the story of the Boyington Oak.

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The Dancing Ghost of Grancer Harrison

The Grave of Grancer Harrison; November 2011.
The Grave of Grancer Harrison; November 2011.
Harrison Cemetery; November 2011.
Harrison Cemetery; November 2011.

The Dancing Ghost of Grancer Harrison

The ghost story of Grancer Harrison is said to be one of the strangest ghost stories ever. The ghost of Grancer Harrison is often seen dancing around the grave site and surrounding area. In life Grancer Harrison loved to dance and even had his slaves to build him a dance hall where he could have parties and go to dance.

The large white brick tomb was originally covered by a large wooden grave shelter but it has been vandalized many times over the years and the tomb now there was rebuilt completely in 2005. For some reason people keep trying to dig Grancer Harrison up.

Quite often when there is a thunderstorm in the area the ghost of Grancer Harrison will be seen up in the air over his white tomb dancing.

Grancer Harrison was buried on his white featherbed in his finest white suit in his dancing clogs. He was not buried in a coffin. He died on a Saturday afternoon in April of 1860. Before long people began to tell of passing the graveyard near Grancer's tomb and they would hear a fiddle being played and they would see a man wearing a fine white suit dancing around the white tomb. Believe it or not but Grancer was buried with a fiddle laying in the crook of his arm on the white feather bed.

It has to have been one of the strangest burials in the state of Alabama.

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Sloss Furnaces, Birmingham

Sloss Furnaces, Birmingham, in November 2004
Sloss Furnaces, Birmingham, in November 2004
Visitors can walk through the remains of the Sloss Furnace
Visitors can walk through the remains of the Sloss Furnace

Sloss Furnaces, Birmingham

The Sloss Furnaces in Birmingham Alabama are said to be one of the most haunted sites in the world. The ghosts of many of the workers who were killed in industrial accidents at the Sloss Furnace are said to haunt the site. There are also said to be a huge number of shadow people wondering around the site.

One of the stranger ghosts often seen around the site is a human like form made of flames that is often seen up on the cat walk above one of the entrances to one of the blast furnaces. People often tell of hearing horrific screams and to smell horrible burning smells. However when people try to find the source they are not able to locate anything.

Several paranormal investigative teams have done research projects at Sloss Furnaces and most agree that it is a hot bed of paranormal activity.

Over the years people did fall into the hot burning furnace and some of the bodies burned up so completely that no body parts were ever recovered. Hideous screams have been heard coming from inside some of the furnaces which no longer operate.

You can go to the Sloss Furnaces around Halloween each year and take a haunted tour of the Furnace.

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The Richards DAR House

The Richards DAR House
The Richards DAR House

The Richards DAR House

The Richards DAR House was completed in 1860 for Caroline and Charles Richards. Legend says that Caroline and Charles had several children die in the house. One Annie fell to her death from a second floor balcony. This story was not known until a hidden diary was discovered in 2009.

All through the years people have told of hearing the laughter of children in the house when there were no children in the house. Charles D. Richards was a steamboat captain.

Many people think it is Caroline Richards that is often seen looking out the window of a upstairs bedroom window looking for her husband Charles on his way home.

People operating the museum today tell of hearing laughter in the house that sounds like small children laughing. They also tell of doors that open and close on their own and the sounds of a bell ringing that can not be found. Legend says that is the ghost of Caroline Richards ringing a bell for a maid to come to her bed. But no one knows for sure.

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Richards DAR House Museum, 256 North Joachim Street, Mobile, AL 36603, USA
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USS Alabama , Mobile, Alabama

USS Alabama , Mobile, Alabama
USS Alabama , Mobile, Alabama

USS Alabama , Mobile, Alabama

The USS Alabama located at Mobile Alabama is said to be haunted by many of the men who served on her. Over the years people on the ship have heard the sound of men running on the deck of the ship. While other people have heard screams and the sounds of the big guns firing up on the deck of the ship.

Other people tell of hearing people walking around when there are no other people on the ship. There is said to be a ghost of a cook in the ships kitchen that throws around pots and pans and sings at the top of his voice.

Almost every where that great tragedy happened like on the USS Alabama you will have ghosts and paranormal activity. Much of what goes on is residual hauntings that is just like a movie being played over and over.

People on the stairways often tell of feeling someone push them hard from behind. This also is reported to happen in the infirmary. Many men died on the ship down through the years of her service and several died in the infirmary.

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USS Alabama Battleship, 2703 Battleship Pkwy, Mobile, AL 36603, USA
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Please Post Your Comments About Haunted Locations In Alabama And Thanks For Reading. 9 comments

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JohnM 3 years ago from Miami Florida

Crazyhorsesghost nice to see you back writing. I always enjoy your ghost story hubs. Man you tell a story like no one I've ever known before. Great work.


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Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago

You left out Indian Tomb Hollow, I am told that the town and cemetary is haunted, (not surprising) from the stories from my childhood. I am told by the author of Warrior Mountain Folklore that is where my great, great, great, great grandfather lived.

I have never seen a ghost, but my grandmother told me about her own experience, when my great grandmother, her mother in-law was dying.

My grandmother had cared for her many years before her death.


Glenda 3 years ago

Wow, so many spooks, in one state. Don't know if I believe in them or not.


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SolveMyMaze 3 years ago

Excellent Hub! Full of interesting details, and just a tad spooky too! I've never read much about the afterlife and haunted locations before, but this hub has seriously sparked my interest. I'm extremely impressed!


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aviannovice 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

Fascinating stories, Mr. B! Maybe I should head to Alabama to experience these first hand.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

Wow what a brilliant hub; so well presented and written. Voting up without a doubt.

Eddy.


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crazyhorsesghost 3 years ago from East Coast , United States Author

Thanks my friend. I'm glad you liked it. I'm going to do one for every state.


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kashmir56 3 years ago from Massachusetts

Hi my friend great article so interesting and well written, i found it to be a fascinating read.

Vote up and more !!!


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jabelufiroz 3 years ago from India

Thanks for the information. Voted up and useful.

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