Haunted Places in Auburn, Alabama



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    Old Train Depot

    Auburn, Alabama

    Many ghost websites make this ludicrous claim about the Train Depot: "It is said that if you go in there, no matter where you go, you always come back to the spot where you came in. " What does that even mean? How is that evidence of a ...


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    University Chapel - Auburn University

    Auburn, Alabama

    Originally haunted by a ghost dubbed "Sydney", the spirit of a Confederate soldier who died there. Sydney reportedly manifested in the 20's when an acting troupe took over the chapel and he began bedeviling them. Overactive theater students imaginations or evidence of an actual haunting, who knows, but reportedly ...


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    Salem-Shotwell Covered Bridge

    Opelika, Alabama

    6.7 miles from Auburn, AL

    The original bridge was the site of a tragedy when a woman and her two children were crossing it in a car and the bridge collapsed. All three were killed. Urban legend has it that if you put candy on the bridge's edge at night, by the light of your ...


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    Spring Villa

    Opelika, Alabama

    10 miles from Auburn, AL

    Allegedly haunted by a former master of the house and slave owner who was killed by one of his slaves. Although this origin story is unlikely since the purported master died after slavery was abolished and also apparently of natural causes, many people are convinced the house is haunted, ...


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    Double Hill Road

    Opelika, Alabama

    10 miles from Auburn, AL

    Reportedly haunted by a ghostly horse drawn carriage.


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    Holt Cemetery

    Auburn, Alabama

    It is said that photos taken here have turned up strange things after being developed, and those who leave tape recorders here will pick up the sound of someone singing.


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    Tuskegee National Forest

    Notasulga, Alabama

    11 miles from Auburn, AL

    The area is said to be haunted and cursed by devil worshippers who first used the area in the 1990s.


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    Camp Watts - Confederate Graveyard

    Notasulga, Alabama

    13.8 miles from Auburn, AL

    You may see the ghostly apparitions of soldiers here or in the surrounding woods. Their voices and sounds also have been heard.


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    Lovelady Bridge

    Camp Hill, Alabama

    16.6 miles from Auburn, AL

    Reportedly the site of a suicide or car accident in which a pregnant woman died. Apparently you can hear her crying at night on the bridge. (Photo courtesy of Steve Osborne)


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    Tuskegee Army Airfield - Sharpe Airfield

    Tuskegee, Alabama

    19 miles from Auburn, AL

    There is no trespassing allowed on this site, as it is owned by a hunting club. Signs posted here reportedly say "Anyone found here at night will be found here in the morning." It is said that the sound of a phantom explosion can be heard as well as the ...


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    Harper Hill Cemetery

    Dadeville, Alabama

    21.2 miles from Auburn, AL

    This former church and cemetery site is said to be haunted. Legend has it that the church's pastor went mad one day and murdered his entire family and it is their ghosts that are said to haunt the grounds.


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    Sturdivant Mansion

    Jacksons' Gap, Alabama

    29.9 miles from Auburn, AL

    Nothing but a few walls remain of Sturdivant mansion except rumors of the ghosts that resided there. The ruin in the woods is reportedly haunted, though reports as to the exact nature of the haunting differ. There is a legend that a madman once slaughtered every person inside ...


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    Springer Opera House

    Columbus, Georgia

    30.2 miles from Auburn, AL

    Springer Opera House's stage has seen the likes of Oscar Wilde, Lillie Langtrey, John Philip Sousa, Ethel Barrymore, Will Rogers, William Jennings Bryan and Franklin D. Roosevelt. But that's not all. Edwin Booth, brother of Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth, is rumored to haunt the place. Other ghosts are thought ...


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    Liberty Cemetery

    Alexander City, Alabama

    32.5 miles from Auburn, AL

    You may hear the cries of a baby who died during the Civil War, and feel an eerie presence.


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    1880's Josephine Hotel

    Union Springs, Alabama

    35 miles from Auburn, AL

    Although the historic hotel is no longer in service, it now is an art museum and a café. Ghostly voices and strange lights have been seen in the building after it has closed down for the night. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Oakachoy Covered Bridge

    Alexander City, Alabama

    36.8 miles from Auburn, AL

    Vandals burned the bridge down a few years ago, but it was reported that it was haunted by a slave who was hanged nearby.


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    Tallapoosa Entertainment Center

    Montgomery, Alabama

    40.4 miles from Auburn, AL

    This casino is said to be haunted. There are reports of machines playing by themselves (what happens if a ghost hits the jackpot we wonder?), whispering voices and some objects appear to move independently of human interaction.


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    Wetumpka Mortuary

    Wetumpka, Alabama

    42.5 miles from Auburn, AL

    This historic building is no longer a mortuary, and is currently believed to be unoccupied. A poltergeist has been known to turn the lights on and off, and passer-by's have reportedly heard screams coming out of the building. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Wetumpka Chamber of Commerce

    Wetumpka, Alabama

    42.5 miles from Auburn, AL

    The chambers are housed within a 1910 building, which was originally the town bank. Staff have reported hearing disembodied footsteps, ghostly voices and the sound of someone being dragged through an upstairs corridor. On the third floor, which hasn't been used for decades according to staff, furniture moves around ...


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    Red Lady of Huntingdon College

    Montgomery, Alabama

    50.3 miles from Auburn, AL

    The ghost of a lonely girl, an outcast from all her peers who committed suicide is said to wander the dorms of Huntingdon College. It is also said that every year, on the night of her suicide (no exact date on offer, of course) red light emanates from the room ...


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    State Capitol Building

    Montgomery, Alabama

    50.4 miles from Auburn, AL

    A woman in Civil War era clothing is said to haunt the State Capitol Building.


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    Lucas Tavern - Old Alabama Town

    Montgomery, Alabama

    50.5 miles from Auburn, AL

    The ghost of owner and hostess Eliza Lucas is said to appear here. She wears Victorian clothing and is very friendly: She waves and smiles at passersby from the doorway.


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    Kendall Manor Inn

    Eufaula, Alabama

    53.1 miles from Auburn, AL

    This 1872 inn was said to be haunted by Annie, a dedicated nursemaid who took care of a former owner's children, and stayed on even after her death. Also believed to reside here are the ghosts of a Victorian lady and little girl who hang out in the downstairs area ...


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    Maxwell Air Force Base

    Montgomery, Alabama

    54.1 miles from Auburn, AL

    In Building 1433 an eerie presence has been felt, and lieutenants may awaken with their beds soaked in river water. Shadows move in the halls and a burnt electrical smell occurrs on the 2nd floor. Electrical phenomena have been reported as well. They say the ghosts here are Confederate soldiers ...


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    Rocky Mount

    Prattville, Alabama

    54.3 miles from Auburn, AL

    This 1891 establishment used to be a b&b; however, it is now only hired out for weddings and events. The ghost who resides here, believed to be the owner's Great-Aunt Mae. In life, Great-Aunt Mae loved music so much she would wake up in the middle of the night and ...


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    Bonnie Castle

    Grantville, Georgia

    57.1 miles from Auburn, AL

    Bonnie Castle, now reported to be closed, was once a bed-and-breakfast inn. Ghosts reported here include a woman named Mary who dislikes electricity, a spectral cat, and a man who is said to be the original owner. Strange sounds have been reported coming from the building at all hours of ...


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    The Plantation House

    Prattville, Alabama

    57.6 miles from Auburn, AL

    Dating back to 1832, this old home is known locally as "The Plantation House." It operated for many years as a bed and breakfast, but as of 2014 it is on the market for any interested buyers. There have long been sightings reported of the ghost of Mr ...


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    Cemetery Mountain

    Talladega, Alabama

    61 miles from Auburn, AL

    If it's called Cemetery Mountain, well it just has to be haunted. You can't have a place called Cemetery Mountain and it not be haunted, that would be un-American. It's called Cemetery Mountain, and it's spooky and there are a lot of cemeteries there. So it's haunted. ...


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    Troy State University

    Troy, Alabama

    62.5 miles from Auburn, AL

    Students pass along the tale of the ghost at Pace Hall, a female apparition, and of strange noises and objects that move and shake by themselves. At Shackelford Hall, now reported to be condemned, a ghost named Sally is said to haunt the third floor. She is said to have ...


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    Gravity Hill

    Sylacauga, Alabama

    63.3 miles from Auburn, AL

    One of those interesting phenomena, this Gravity Hill can be found just west of Fulton Gap Rd on Gravity Hill Lane/U.S. 280.


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    Refuge Bridge

    Clanton, Alabama

    64.2 miles from Auburn, AL

    Every bridge in Alabama is haunted. Every. Single. Bridge. This one however you'd best be careful on, because it's not your standard "scorned woman walks the bridge" story. This one contains a malevolent and evil presence prone to chasing people and vehicular violence.


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    Bear Creek Swamp

    Prattville, Alabama

    64.9 miles from Auburn, AL

    Ghostly lights and Civil War era soldiers seem to be haunting Bear Creek Swamp.


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    Gravity Hill

    Munford, Alabama

    66.7 miles from Auburn, AL

    This gravity hill can be found on Cheaha Road. In case you aren't familiar with the phenomena of Gravity Hills these occur when an optical illusion makes it appear that your car is rolling upward on a hill, when in fact, you are rolling down. The phenomena can ...


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    Bethlehem United Methodist Church

    Munford, Alabama

    67.5 miles from Auburn, AL

    People claim to see orbs rising over the cemetery attached to the church.


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    Hanging Grounds in Senoia

    Senoia, Georgia

    74.5 miles from Auburn, AL

    This site, off of Padgett Road, near Starr's Mill, once belonged to Old Man Padgett. Stories say that long ago, as an execution was taking place, the man broke loose and hanged Old Man Padgett from the railroad bridge nearby. Although the tracks are no longer used, phantom trains have ...


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    Plains Historic Inn and Antique Mall

    Plains, Georgia

    75 miles from Auburn, AL

    This quiet southern town was the birthplace of Jimmy Carter, and also boasts a supposedly haunted inn. The historic hotel formerly featured a funeral parlour on premises, but now houses delightful guest accommodation and a quaint antiques store with a variety of interesting displays, including local memorabilia. Apparently a ...


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    Parker Memorial Baptist Church

    Anniston, Alabama

    75.3 miles from Auburn, AL

    In researching the Parker Memorial Baptist church, I found what is quite possibly the most hilarious entry of ghostly hauntings ever. On a "ghost website" it is proclaimed that the Parker Memorial *BAPTIST* church is haunted by, and I quote, "a nun who killed herself in the main hallway". ...


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    The Victoria Inn

    Anniston, Alabama

    75.6 miles from Auburn, AL


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    Stringfellow Memorial Hospital

    Anniston, Alabama

    75.8 miles from Auburn, AL

    Reportedly haunted by a ghostly organ player who plays the chapel organ in the wee hours of the morning.


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    Old Courthouse

    Columbiana, Alabama

    76.2 miles from Auburn, 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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    Fort McClellan

    Anniston, Alabama

    78.8 miles from Auburn, AL

    Supposed to be haunted. Your guess is as good as ours as to how or the particulars as we have not been able to uncover much, or any, info, however we will keep looking. If you find any actual documentation on this haunting, let us know.


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    Rock Building

    Bremen, Georgia

    79.4 miles from Auburn, AL

    This clubhouse for the local tennis courts is believed to be haunted. Staff and members claim to have seen the apparition of a young man wandering the building after hours, who is believed to have drowned in the city swimming pool. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    J. D. Holman House

    Ozark, Alabama

    80 miles from Auburn, AL

    I haven't had the opportunity to investigate all the stories on this old mansion, recently bought by the City of Ozark. It was built in 1912 by the Holman Family and is probably 8,000 square feet two-story structure with full basement, located on Broad Street in Ozark. We ...


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    Camp Cottaquilla

    Anniston, Alabama

    80.9 miles from Auburn, AL

    This haunted story falls firmly into the category of "urban legend". No doubt a bunch of girl scouts sitting around camp invented this one, because it doesn't even make the slightest bit of sense. The legend is this: every year during the week of Halloween a one-armed girl ...


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    IICR Inc.

    Ozark, Alabama

    81 miles from Auburn, AL

    Our office building is directly in front of the Claybank Church & Cemetery in Ozark, AL. Unusual and unexplained things occur frequently in our building. This has been going on for several years. A large lab book flies off shelf, splatters in floor, breaking the spine of ...


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    Windsor Hotel

    Americus, Georgia

    81.7 miles from Auburn, AL

    This 1892 hotel once boasted 100 rooms and a 3-story atrium, but it closed in the 1970s. It has since reopened and now has 53 guest rooms. It was once the site of a 1928 speech given by Franklin D. Roosevelt, prior to his becoming governor of New York. The ...


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    CEPA Building

    Pell City, Alabama

    82.2 miles from Auburn, AL

    People in the performing arts claim to her crying of a little girl, and gets the reaction of a man who accidentally got hung when a play or any other event messes up. (Submitted by Amie)


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    Holliday-Dorsey-Fife House

    Fayetteville, Georgia

    83 miles from Auburn, AL

    The ghost who calls this place home is believed to be John Manson Dorsey, a.k.a. “Manse” or “Manny,” flag bearer for the first company that left Fayette County during the Civil War.


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    Dump Road - Old Chief Ladiga Trail

    Jacksonville, Alabama

    84.3 miles from Auburn, AL

    Many people claim to have seen many different ghostly things, primarily people in old-fashioned clothes walking the road, a possible former slave being hanged from atop an embankment. It is rumored that somewhere along the road is the site of a former slave quarter, from which horrible screams can ...


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    Lake Tholocco

    Ozark, Alabama

    84.6 miles from Auburn, AL

    On the darkest nights, figures and sounds can be seen and heard in the woods. This is a spot where Confederate armies used to camp during the Civil War.


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