Old Purefoy House

During the early 1800s, Dr. John H. Purefoy was adding a new well in the backyard of his property. While working on it, the wooden rigging collapsed, burying a worker under tons of sandy soil. Rescuers could hear the man screaming out for help, but unfortunately, they were unable to save him. The body was never recovered from the accident.

Grace Hall

Location: Selma, Alabama, USA Built: 1857 Operation Time: 1857 – Present Type: Bed & Breakfast Status: Open History Grace Hall was built in 1857 by Henry Ware as an antebellum mansion in neoclassicism and Victorian style. During the Civil War, much of the city of Selma was damaged or destroyed, but many of the architecturally buildings were left intact…

Dead Children’s Playground

Location: Huntsville, Alabama, USA Founded: Unknown Type: Playground Status: Open History The Maple Hill Cemetery, founded in 1822, is Alabama’s oldest and largest cemetery. The Dead Children’s Playground is located within the cemetery limits, found in a cove surrounded by a rock cliff on three sides and paths through the woods. The spirits of dead children from the…

McCosh’s Mill

Location: Roanoke, Alabama, USA Built: Unknown Operation Time: ? – ? Manufactures: Unknown Status: Abandoned History: During the 1800s, the owner of McCosh’s Mill caught his wife having an affair, and he murdered both her and her boyfriend. The apparitions of a woman in white have been seen inside the mill, and her lover has been known to roam…

Down from the Exxon Station

Location: Albertville, Alabama, USA Status: Still occurring History: Every night, the sound of mumbling and rumbling rocks and pebbles can be heard. There are also shadow people that have been seen walking around. External Links: Down from the Exxon Station – Forgotten USA

Memory Hill Cemetery

Location: Albertville, Alabama, USA Built: Unknown Status: Still standing History: Those who visit the Memory Hill Cemetery have reported feeling a chill down their spine when they enter the center of the cemetery. One summer, a girl found three frozen dead squirrels under a tree in the heat of summer. At night, the ghost of a…

Buck Creek Cotton Mill

Location: Alabaster, Alabama, USA Built: 1896 Operation Time: 1896 – ? Manufactures: Cotton Status: Abandoned History: The Buck Creek Cotton Mill opened for business in 1896. Now in terrible shape, it has been abandoned for years. The interior has blood spots in certain rooms, cold spots, and disturbing noises. It is likely that people died while the mill…

Louisville and Nashville Railroad Tracks

Location: Limestone County, Alabama, USA Built: Unknown Operation Time: ? – Present Type: Tracks Status: Open History: The Louisville and Nashville railroad tracks are haunted by a bandit nicknamed “Railroad Bill”. The bandit has haunted the surrounding pine woods by the tracks for over a century. Those who have seen him describe him as a “tall,…

Cedarhurst Mansion

Location: Huntsville, Alabama, USA History: Cedarhurst Mansion was established by Stephen Ewing in 1823. The mansion, which was two-stories high and had fifteen-inch thick brick walls, overcame a number of challenges over its time. Many owners have lived in the mansion as well. During the 1950s, a severe thunderstorm rolled in. The ghost of a tall…

Eliza Battle

The Eliza Battle was a palatial steamboat that sailed on the Tombigee River. It was launched in New Albany, Indiana in 1852. At the time, it was one of the most luxurious riverboats in the state’s waters. President Millard Fillmore was once entertained aboard it during a reception on April 7th, 1854.

Highway 11 in Decatur, Alabama

In September, 1934, Lonnie Stephens was falsely accused of murdering his girlfriend. It was not until after Stephens’ death that the real killer had confessed. After escaping a chain gang, Stephens attempted to get a ride hitchhiking when he was struck and killed by a car. Now, his ghost can be seen in the middle of the road, trying to flag a car down for a ride. His arms can be seen out-stretched, and cars often pass through him, much to the driver’s shock.

Decatur High School

Both students and teachers alike have reported white moving apparitions, unexplainable sounds, and footsteps in the halls of the Decatur High School. The building was built in 1950, and there are no known deaths in its history. It is unknown why the school is haunted.