Alabama Attractions May 08, 2017
The Spookiest Mansion In Alabama Is Sure To Give You Nightmares
When it comes to paranormal activity, Alabama has experienced its fair share. From houses and hotels, to restaurants and cemeteries, there are several haunted places located throughout the Yellowhammer State. One of the spookiest places in Alabama is the Jemison-Van de Graaff Mansion, and it’s sure to give you nightmares.
The Jemison-Van de Graaff Mansion is located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama at 1305 Greensboro Avenue. It was built between the years 1859 and 1862.
This 15,400 square foot mansion was originally designed as an elaborate house for Robert Jemison, Jr. - a wealthy politician and businessman. During the time of its construction, it had the best plumbing system in Alabama. It was also one of the first houses in Tuscaloosa to have coal gas powered lighting.
If the name "Van de Graaff" sounds familiar to you, there's a reason. Jemison Van de Graaff, Jr. was the inventor of the Van de Graaff generator.
According to local legend, Dr. Drish built his famous mansion (pictured below) during the same time to compete with Jemison's famous mansion. For information regarding the Drish Mansion, click
Over the years, several cases of paranormal activity have been reported at the Jemison-Van de Graaff Mansion. For example, the appearance of a girl has been seen hanging around the staircase. Many people have also reported the sounds of heavy footsteps and music even though nobody else was in the house.
Without a doubt, the craziest case of paranormal activity that's ever been reported at the Jemison-Van de Graaff Mansion is when a wall mirror was thrown at a young bride while she was getting ready for her wedding, which was going to take place at the mansion.
Today, the Jemison-Van de Graaff Mansion is primarily used to host events such as weddings, parties, receptions, etc. For more information, click
here. Mansion tours are free.
Were you already familiar with the Jemison-Van de Graaff Mansion’s haunting history?
For information regarding Alabama’s spookiest hotel, be sure to check out our previous article:
You’ll Never Forget Your Stay At The Most Haunted Hotel In Alabama.
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