Visit These 8 Creepy Ghost Towns In Alabama At Your Own Risk
It’s surprising how many ghost towns are in Alabama. Some have been completely abandoned, making them TRUE ghost towns. Others may still have residents, but not as many as they once had, making them “living ghost towns in Alabama.” Some abandoned historic sites may even be classified as a ghost town, depending on the size of the site. Ghost towns, especially those that have been completely abandoned, can be a bit creepy. Listed below are eight creepy Alabama ghost towns worth a visit.
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Alabama Ghost Towns
What are the creepiest cemeteries in Alabama?
Alabama’s many historic cemetery sites can be bone-chilling, especially those with an eerie legend associated with it. In Huntsville, the Maple Hill Cemetery is also known as the “Dead Children’s Playground”. If that wasn’t creepy enough, visitors have been known to hear the sounds of a rocking chair moving back and forth as they pass. The Forks of Cypress Plantation in Florence was one of the most beautiful antebellum mansions in the state, built by the Jackson family who is buried on the plantation grounds. Local legend claims that a woman appears should a visitor kiss the tallest tombstone. But by far the creepiest spot is the 200+-year-old Bass Cemetery in Irondale. Located among the graves is an open tomb missing its corpse.
What are the most popular ghost stories in Alabama?
The Heart of Dixie is steeped in history, making for truly spooky tales. Stories of figures haunting cemeteries, ghostly marching soldiers, and mysterious music playing in empty abandoned buildings are told in every corner of our state. However, the legend tied to one of the most haunted sights in Alabama, the Drish House in Tuscaloosa, is absolutely chilling. This Greek Revival-style mansion was built in 1837 by Dr. John R. Drish who died in 1867. His wife Sarah was said to have become obsessed with planning an elaborate funeral for him and insisted on saving the candles from the funeral to be burned at her own. At her death, her family searched the mansion for the candles but were unable to find them. As the Drish mansion lore goes, the ghost of Sarah was furious about this and occasionally locals will see the third-story tower lit in flames.
What are the most haunted places in Alabama?
No matter what part of the state you are in, if you ask around you’re sure to be pointed to a haunted site. Sardis is home to a truly creepy rumor claiming that a man with fiery red eyes and the ghostly figure of a Confederate soldier has also been spotted wandering the property of the Adams Grove Presbyterian Church. The son of former Alabama governor, Robert Patton is said to be one of many ghosts to haunt the Sweetwater Mansion in Florence. The most haunted bridge in our state is aptly named Hell’s Gate Bridge, located in Oxford. As the tale goes, a couple’s car drove off the bridge, plunging into the water below. If you stop on the bridge and turn off your lights, the couple will enter your car and leave behind a wet stain on your car seat.