From hotels to museums, and cemeteries to national landmarks, there’s no telling where in Alabama you’ll encounter a ghost. Of all the cities throughout the state, there’s no denying that the city of Mobile has definitely experienced its fair share of paranormal activity—making it the most haunted city in Alabama. Listed below are nine of the most haunted places in Mobile that prove it’s Alabama’s most haunted city.
1. Battle House Renaissance Hotel
While the Battle House Renaissance Hotel was being renovated into the luxurious hotel it is today, construction crews noticed their tools mysteriously disappearing. Also, all of the work they did disappeared as if nothing was ever done. Several guests and staff members have reported seeing strange things occur inside the hotel, including faucets and lights turning on and off by themselves. Also, there's a ghost that's been known to crash weddings in the hotel's ballroom. (26 N Royal St)
2. Fort Conde Inn
Built in 1836, the historic Fort Conde Inn is Mobile's second-oldest home, in addition to it being one of Mobile's most haunted places. Many guests and staff members have reported the sounds of clawing near the floor. Some have even witnessed furniture moving on its own. (165 St. Emanuel St)
3. USS Alabama BB-60
The USS Alabama BB-60 was the sixth ship of the U.S. Navy. Aboard this historic battleship, several people have reported hearing ghostly footsteps, strange voices and the slamming of hatches. (2703 Battleship Pkwy)
4. Malaga Inn
The Malaga Inn was built in 1862 as two separate buildings. After they were connected and formed the inn, several people have witnessed the apparition of a lady pacing the balcony outside of Room #007. Inside the inn, guests have reported seeing chandeliers swinging on their own and lights coming on and off. (359 Church St)
5. Bragg-Mitchell Mansion
The Bragg-Mitchell Mansion is one of the most photographed buildings in Mobile, and it's also one of the city's most haunted places. Today, this historic mansion acts as a museum and event venue. The most popular haunting that supposedly takes place at the mansion is the lady of the mansion, along with her phantom feline. This ghost cat has scared visitors ever since the 1970s. In addition to the lady of the mansion and her phantom feline, several people have reported seeing Judge Bragg - the mansion's original owner. (1906 Springhill Ave)
6. Richards DAR House
Built in 1860, the historic Richards DAR House is currently being used as a museum. Many visitors have reported the sounds of children's laughter, as well as the vision of a ghostly figure in the upstairs bedroom window. Several people believe the ghosts are Captain Richards (original owner), his wife and their children. (256 N Joachim Street)
7. Kate Shepard House Bed and Breakfast
At the historic Kate Shepard House Bed and Breakfast, which was built in 1897, an apparition of an elderly lady is often spotted roaming the halls and appearing in the guest rooms late at night. Several guests have reported feeling a strange presence during their stay. (1552 Monterey Place)
8. Boyington Oak - Church Street Graveyard
In the Church Street Graveyard, there's an oak tree growing from the grave belonging to a man named Charles Boyington. According to local legend, Mr. Boyington was executed for a crime he didn't commit. The moment he realized his life was about to end, he informed everyone that an oak tree would grow from his grave to prove his innocence. And that it did! Many people have heard strange noises come from the tree.
Oakleigh, which was built in 1833, is supposedly haunted by a female ghost. Guests have reported seeing her in the parlor. Several shadowy figures have also been spotted throughout the home, in addition to the sounds of strange voices. (300 Oakleigh Pl)
Have you encountered a ghost at any of these places? Where are some other haunted places in Mobile? For places in Alabama to most likely spot a ghost, check out these
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