Haunted Places in Akron, Alabama



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    Whatley House

    Moundville, Alabama

    6.7 miles from Akron, AL

    Although the house no longer exists, the ground it stands on still does and the ground itself is the source of the haunting claims. Supposedly this house was built on old slave quarters and a cemetery (very busy stretch of land) and this made for some uneasy living.


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    Moundville Archaeological Park

    Moundville, Alabama

    11 miles from Akron, AL

    At these historic Native American mounds, reports say, ghostly drums may be heard at night and lights may be seen coming from one of the larger mounds that looks like a pyramid.


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    Hay Hall

    Tuscaloosa, Alabama

    24.2 miles from Akron, AL

    Yet another one of those vague claims without any substantiation the "haunting of Hay Hall" usually goes something like this: One of the rooms is supposedly haunted by a girl who used to live there.... Really? Did she die there? Why's she there? Did she just love college ...


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    Drish House

    Tuscaloosa, Alabama

    24.5 miles from Akron, AL

    People claim to see lights in the mansion when no one is there and there are also reports of the tower being engulfed in ghostly flames.


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    Old Public Library - Jemison Mansion

    Tuscaloosa, Alabama

    24.7 miles from Akron, AL

    This mansion turned library turned tourist attraction/wedding venue is said to be haunted. Visitors report cold spots, strange feelings and an eerie "presence".


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    Old Bryce Hospital

    Northport, Alabama

    25.1 miles from Akron, AL

    A former insane asylum with a reputation for treating its patients cruelly (especially black patients of which there were a disproportionate amount), this place is an obvious choice for claims of haunting. People claim to feel hot and cold spots, see items moving and hear ghostly sounds and footsteps. ...


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    Jemison Center - Old Bryce Mental Hospital

    Northport, Alabama

    25.1 miles from Akron, AL

    Although most ghost websites will refer to this place as Old Bryce Mental Hospital, this is not an accurate designation. There is a Bryce Mental Hospital in Alabama, but it has been located in Tuscaloosa since its inception in 1861 and the Jemison Center, as this place is accurately called, ...


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    Gamma Phi Beta House - University of Alabama

    Tuscaloosa, Alabama

    25.4 miles from Akron, AL

    Although this haunted spot can be found on most ghost websites, there are very few accounts to be found. Reportedly the bathroom taps turn on by themselves and doors slamming. I'd mark this one as dubious.


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    Gaineswood Plantation

    Demopolis, Alabama

    26.1 miles from Akron, AL

    No plantation is complete without stories of a ghostly haunting and this one is fairly tame by comparison. A young woman who died while visiting the plantation is said to haunt Gaineswood. angry that she was not promptly returned to her home state for burial. Her anger must not ...


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    Marion Military Institute

    Marion, Alabama

    30.1 miles from Akron, AL

    Claims of strange noises and objects being moved cause some people to say that the MMI is haunted.


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    Judson College

    Marion, Alabama

    30.1 miles from Akron, AL

    Judson College is a happening haunted hotspot. Several different ghosts, or one very mobile one appears to be haunting Judson. Some claim a specific room is haunted, some claim there are shadows and cold spots and that the ghost will touch or "mark" people in some ways. ...


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    Alamuchee-Bellamy Covered Bridge

    Livingston, Alabama

    32.3 miles from Akron, AL

    Although the Bridge has been moved from its original location, an outlaw was hanged either from it, or nearby. Does the outlaw's spirit remain, haunting the bridge forever?


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    Pickens County Courthouse

    Carrollton, Alabama

    33.5 miles from Akron, AL

    A ghostly face appears in the window of this courthouse in Carrollton, Alabama. Legend attributes the face to a wrongly-accused man who was either lynched by an angry mob after being dragged from the courthouse or who died after being struck by lightning at the exact moment that he leaned ...


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    Tally-Ho Restaurant

    Selma, Alabama

    51.2 miles from Akron, AL

    The ghost of a young woman who was murdered in the restaurant many years ago still haunts it. She makes herself known by throwing objects around and moving light fittings around. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Sturdivant Museum

    Selma, Alabama

    52.4 miles from Akron, AL

    Those who work there claim there are many ghostly occurrences within its walls. Rocking chairs that rock on their own, doors that are opened by an unseen hand and other unexplained phenomena have lead some to conclude that Sturdivant is haunted by its former master John Parkman.


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    The Castle - Weaver House

    Selma, Alabama

    52.6 miles from Akron, AL

    This 1865 house is rumored to have been copied from a castle on the Rhine and was once owned by one of Selma's founding families. Strange things happen here, such as the faint sound of music playing at night and a light that a witness outside saw shining in the ...


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    501 Tremont Street

    Selma, Alabama

    52.6 miles from Akron, AL

    This privately owned home is haunted by Gerald, a ghost who moves objects in the house to suit his taste. If anything is put in a spot where it does not belong, Gerald moves it to another area. For example, the ghost doesn't like for anything to be placed on ...


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    Brownstone Manor

    Selma, Alabama

    52.7 miles from Akron, AL

    This grand 1890's residence is supposedly haunted by Ms Hooper, a former owner. Visitors nowadays have reported paintings being moved around, disembodied footsteps and the apparition of a woman in an old-fashioned dress. Submitted by Callum Swift


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    Grace Hall

    Selma, Alabama

    52.7 miles from Akron, AL

    Grace Hall is an 1859 private home and the residence of at least five ghosts. One, the ghost of "Miz Eliza," is a 19th-century lady of the house who in life had four daughters. She is most often seen by children and younger women. She wears a white gown and ...


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    George Baker House

    Selma, Alabama

    52.8 miles from Akron, AL

    Thought to be build sometime before 1861, this house was the site of a Civil War battle, during which a wounded Union soldier crept beneath the stairs and died. Reports say his blood is still visible there, and residents hear footsteps in the upstairs part of the building--even though the ...


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    Trotter Home

    Selma, Alabama

    52.8 miles from Akron, AL

    The spirit who lives here is reported to appear as a shadow in the corner of your eye. Other strange things happen here too: Doors open and lights turn on by themselves, footsteps and knocking soundes are heard, and balls of light have been seen. Also, plants are knocked down ...


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    Vaughan Smitherman Museum

    Selma, Alabama

    52.9 miles from Akron, AL

    Formerly a civil war hospital, this historic building now serves as a local historical museum. The place is allegedly haunted by a ghostly nurse forever pacing the stairs and the third floor, as well as the former town founder who is regarded as a rather serious presence. Submitted by Callum ...


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    St. James Hotel

    Selma, Alabama

    53.2 miles from Akron, AL

    Built in 1837, the historic hotel was fully renovated in 1997. Frank and Jesse James were frequent, sometimes long-term, guests at the hotel. Among other spirits, the ghost of Jesse James is said to reside here, a male apparition in 1880s cowboy garb. Jesse's girlfriend Lucinda has been seen here ...


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    University of Montevallo

    Montevallo, Alabama

    53.3 miles from Akron, AL

    Reports tell of a spooky tunnel that runs under this entire campus once used during the Civil War, now used as a steam chassis. The Reynolds theater department was said to be used as a Civil War hospital, and rumor has it that one of the rooms was stacked with ...


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    Old Depot Museum

    Selma, Alabama

    53.3 miles from Akron, AL

    Formerly the city train station and an ammunitions depot, the spook haunting this museum seems to be fond of the elevator, as it has been known to move from floor to floor of its own accord. Submitted by Callum Swift


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    Armstrong Road - Railway Tracks

    Columbus, Mississippi

    54.3 miles from Akron, AL

    Reported to be haunted by the ghost of a woman who committed suicide by train after her husband died in an accident on the tracks.


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    Lilly Lane

    Hueytown, Alabama

    57.6 miles from Akron, AL

    The ghost of an old man apparently wanders the streets at night. Reported by numerous residents who claim to have seen him.


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    Friendship Cemetery

    Columbus, Mississippi

    57.7 miles from Akron, AL

    In the area where the Civil War graves are the ghost of a Confederate soldier has been seen roaming between the graves.


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    Callaway Hall - Mississippi University for Women

    Columbus, Mississippi

    57.9 miles from Akron, AL

    Reportedly haunted by a ghost named Mary.


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    Lincoln House Bed and Breakfast

    Columbus, Mississippi

    58 miles from Akron, AL

    This house was the first residence of the Columbus mayor back when it was built in 1833. The has been restored, and is now a bed and breakfast. Guests have reported strange occurrences here, such as he apparition of a lady in a white dress and a hovering cloud that ...


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    Princess Theatre

    Columbus, Mississippi

    58.2 miles from Akron, AL

    The theatre has been renovated from a theatre to a cinema several times, which has caused unrest among the spirits that reside here. They include the former owner of the theatre and the ghost of a shadowy figure who likes to stand on the theatre balcony. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    High Hill Church

    Parrish, Alabama

    58.3 miles from Akron, AL

    This church and cemetery is believed to be haunted by locals. Locals report seeing people in the cemetery late at night. Some locals have witnessed crowds of people which resembled a revival late at night at the church even though the church has been abandoned for years. One ...


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    Temple Heights Mansion

    Columbus, Mississippi

    58.4 miles from Akron, AL

    Temple Heights Mansion was built in 1837 by General Richard T. Brownrigg and changed owners several times until retired Methodist minister named J.H. Kennebrew moved in with his wife and five children: Daisy, Laura, Jessie, Ruth and Elizabeth. It is Elizabeth who is said to haunt the house now. Her ...


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    Wisteria Mansion

    Columbus, Mississippi

    58.5 miles from Akron, AL

    The current and previous owners of the house have reported seeing a man in a white shirt rushing past the kitchen window towards the front door, however when they open the door, the man has vanished. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Highland House

    Columbus, Mississippi

    58.7 miles from Akron, AL

    The early-1900s Highland House, no longer in operation as an inn, was said to be haunted by the ghost of a housekeeper who set fire to the master's previous house after he turned away her advances. Witnesses have heard voices and seen doors open and close on their own.


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    Three Legged Lady Road - Nash Road

    Columbus, Mississippi

    60.4 miles from Akron, AL

    The three-legged lady is an urban legend unique to Mississippi. There are numerous variations of exactly who the three-legged lady was, and how she came by her three legs. They generally involve the death of a lover/husband which results in her sewing her dead lover's leg onto her ...


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    Village Falls Cemetery

    Mulga, Alabama

    64.5 miles from Akron, AL

    Ghostly figures, spooky feelings. The usual haunted cemetery fare can be found here.


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    Bayview Bridge

    Mulga, Alabama

    64.7 miles from Akron, AL

    There are many different versions of the haunting of this bridge, from a woman alone, to a woman and a baby to a car crash...etc. Guess you will just have to visit and see for yourself.


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    Waverly Plantation

    West Point, Mississippi

    65 miles from Akron, AL

    The Waverly is haunted by the ghost of a young girl who is apparently searching for her mother and also by a man in military uniform who is prone to appearing in mirrors. Objects move of their own accord.


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    Jack's Restaurant

    Parrish, Alabama

    65.8 miles from Akron, AL

    You may experience the presence of a Native American ghost named Mary who knocks things over, plays electrical pranks, alters the temperature, and whispers over the drive-through speakers.


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    Pigford Building

    Meridian, Mississippi

    66 miles from Akron, AL

    The 1914 building is haunted by the apparition of a woman in an old-fashioned white dress. The spirit seems to have sort of grievance against men, and has been known to throw objects around and slam doors when male employees enter the place. Her appearance is often heralded by ...


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    Grand Opera House - Riley Center

    Meridian, Mississippi

    66 miles from Akron, AL

    In the grand tradition of Phantom, no opera house is complete without an Opera Ghost and the Riley Center is no exception. Icy cold spots and the occasional hand felt on the shoulder when no one is around seem to be the main calling cards of this haunted hot spot. ...


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    Merrehope

    Meridian, Mississippi

    66.4 miles from Akron, AL

    Two separate entities reside at Merrehope after their deaths. One is called Eugenia after a former daughter of the master of the house, though she herself died long before he purchased the place. She is considered a benign and comforting spirit. The other ghost appears to occupy ...


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    White Lion Inn

    Thomasville, Alabama

    66.7 miles from Akron, AL

    Although this is no longer an operating inn, people claim it is haunted by ghostly apparitions, shadows and cold spots.


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    Burgundy Drive

    Adamsville, Alabama

    67.2 miles from Akron, AL

    The community of Indian Meadows and the adjacent community of Shady Grove are both built over the top of an American Indian Cherokee burial ground. Haunting have been reported in both houses, Burgundy Drive (the street that runs through the communities) and in the adjacent woods. Dark figures and shadows ...


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    Gaines Ridge Dinner Club

    Camden, Alabama

    67.4 miles from Akron, AL

    Housed in an 1820's plantation house, this quaint restaurant serves up delicious southern cuisine and a refreshing variety of ghostly tales. The most notable of these is that of the screaming lady, who has been sighted by diners and staff on many occasions since the establishment opened for business. ...


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    Bottenfield Middle School

    Adamsville, Alabama

    68.2 miles from Akron, AL

    Many witnesses have reported seeing the ghost of a young man who appears and quickly disappears in the section of the school that houses the band and choir rooms. A musically inclined ghost, maybe?


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    Easly Cemetery

    Jasper, Alabama

    68.7 miles from Akron, AL

    Reported sightings of paranormal activity at this cemetery include a fiery orb that floats through the air.


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    Old Courthouse

    Columbiana, Alabama

    69 miles from Akron, AL

    The ghost that occupies the upper floor of the apparently likes sunlight as it has a tendency to open closed blinds. People claim to hear knocking and other unexplainable noises and one person claims the ghost operated a typewriter and corrected a typing error she had made(??).


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    Hotel Highland - Pickwick Hotel

    Birmingham, Alabama

    69.7 miles from Akron, AL

    Formerly the Pickwick Hotel, a 1950s creation named after an even older historic spot, the Pickwick Club, the Hotel Highland may have a ghost that comes from its historic past when it was a medical building. Witnesses say a ghostly nurse haunts the hotel.


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