This Haunted Road Trip Will Lead You To The Scariest Places In Alabama

There’s no better way to kick off the Halloween season than by taking a haunted road trip. From haunted cemeteries and scary hotels, to terrifying restaurants and spooky houses, Alabama is filled with some of the most frightening places you’ll ever set foot in. Recently, we highlighted 10 of the most haunted places in Alabama. They can be seen here. Today, we’ve mapped out a road trip featuring a few of our favorite haunted places. This road trip could easily be taken in a single weekend.

As you can see below, the total mileage for this haunted road trip is 725 miles, with an estimated drive time of 13 hours and 23 minutes. For step by step directions, you can view the actual Google map here. The route begins and ends at Selma’s St. James Hotel, but you may begin anywhere you wish.

Now, let’s take a look at a few of Alabama’s most haunted places that would be great to visit during a road trip.

Have you visited any of these haunted places? Are you up for taking this haunted road trip? What other haunted places in Alabama would be perfect to add to this road trip? Share your suggestions with us!

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Most Haunted Places in Alabama

August 15, 2019

What is the most famous ghost story from Alabama?

There are plenty of ghosts in Alabama, each with their very own story to tell. In fact, Alabama ghost stories are some of the craziest around, especially those that are steeped in rich state history. If you’re looking for real Alabama ghost stories—ones that will chill you to the core, then look no further. The most famous ghost story from Alabama goes all the way back to the 1850s when a steamboat named Eliza Battle began its journey along the Tombigbee River. With 60 passengers aboard, plus 1200 bales of cotton, the journey was set from Columbus, Mississippi to Mobile, Alabama. However, on a cold night in March, the bales of cotton caught fire and quickly engulfed the entire ship. This tragic night went down in history for Alabama as one of the greatest nautical disasters. 33 passengers and crew died that night. Legend has it that on cold, chilly nights along the river some people can see the burned boat rising from the waters where it sank.

What is the most haunted town in Alabama?

There are quite a few scary places in Alabama to frequent if you know the right place to look. Alabama hauntings come in many different shapes and forms, but if you’re looking for a whole haunted city to visit, then look no further than Birmingham. While it might not be the small town haunt that you’re looking for, Birmingham has quite a few haunted spots worth checking out from the Sloss Furnaces museum to the Redmont Hotel Birmingham.

What is the creepiest abandoned place in Alabama?

If you’re looking to explore some abandoned places in Alabama, then you have quite a few to choose from. There are some real haunted places in Alabama to consider perusing if you think you might be brave enough. But perhaps one of the creepiest abandoned places in the state is the Old Bryce Hospital or Jemison Center as it is also known. This former insane asylum is said to be haunted by former patients, as legend has it they were treated very poorly when the asylum was open way back when.