Alabama May 01, 2015
10 Places In Alabama That Will Undoubtedly Leave You Terrified
Alabama is a beautiful place to call home, but it can also be a terrifying place. Let’s take a look at some of the state’s scariest places to visit. Just beware! Some of these places are truly horrifying!
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1.) Sloss Furnaces - Birmingham
During the growing industrial age, many workers from this furnace died a sufferable and gruesome death. Some of the ghosts of these workers can still be seen chained up.
2.) Pickens County Courthouse - Carrollton
A ghostly face appears in this courthouse window. According to legend, the face is of a wrongly accused slave, Henry Wells, who was lynched by a mob after being accused of burning down the previous courthouse. He warned the people he would haunt them forever and he's obviously keeping his word.
3.) The Tutwiler Hotel - Birmingham
According to several reports, there's a ghost that turns the lights and appliances on and off in this hotel. How early is checkout?
4.) USS Alabama Battleship - Mobile
Once you come aboard this retired battleship, be prepared to hear hatches slamming, the creeping of footsteps, and the howling of ghostly voices. Even though the ship is retired, the ghosts don't know the meaning of the word.
5.) Red Lady of Huntingdon College - Montgomery
Supposedly, the Red Lady is the spirit of a lonely girl named Martha. Because Martha was depressed, she slashed her wrists - committing suicide. She was found on the floor of her dormitory room dressed in her red robe and covered up with her red bedspread. Students have reported seeing Martha's ghost haunt Pratt Hall's fourth floor.
6.) Maple Hill Cemetery / Dead Children's Playground - Huntsville
Hidden among the trees of this cemetery sits a playground, better known as Dead Children's Playground. According to legend, the spirits of the children come out to play, and every now and then the swings will move on their own. Creepy!
7.) Pratt Cotton Gin - Prattville
One of the popular ghost stories about this gin is about a young boy named Willie Youngblood. As the story goes, he fell to his death down an elevator shaft. His mother was so depressed that she threw herself off Pratt Mill Dam and died. People have reported seeing her spirit wear a black dress while she looks endlessly for her son. She would later be known as the "Lady in Black".
8.) Oakleigh Historic Complex - Mobile
Supposedly, a female haunts this house and there have been reports of poltergeist activity, strange voices and sightings of shadowy figures. Most people get a sense of uneasiness as soon as they walk through the doors of this house.
9.) Old Bryce Hospital - Northport
People that come to this former insane asylum claim to not only feel hot and cold spots, but they also claim to hear creeping footsteps down the hallway. It's not surprising this old hospital is haunted, seeing as though it did have a reputation for mistreating the patients.
10.) Sweetwater Mansion - Florence
Built between the years of 1828 and 1835, this mansion was the home of former Alabama governor Robert Patton. People claim to hear children laughing and items moving, and according to reports, there's a room in the mansion that locks women inside. Sweetwater Mansion was featured on A&E's Paranormal State in 2011.
Have you visited a place in Alabama that’s left you terrified?