Haunted Places in Benton, Alabama



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    Old Depot Museum

    Selma, Alabama

    13.4 miles from Benton, 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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    St. James Hotel

    Selma, Alabama

    13.6 miles from Benton, 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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    Vaughan Smitherman Museum

    Selma, Alabama

    13.9 miles from Benton, 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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    Trotter Home

    Selma, Alabama

    14 miles from Benton, 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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    George Baker House

    Selma, Alabama

    14 miles from Benton, 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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    Grace Hall

    Selma, Alabama

    14.1 miles from Benton, 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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    501 Tremont Street

    Selma, Alabama

    14.1 miles from Benton, 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

    14.1 miles from Benton, 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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    The Castle - Weaver House

    Selma, Alabama

    14.2 miles from Benton, 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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    Sturdivant Museum

    Selma, Alabama

    14.3 miles from Benton, 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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    Tally-Ho Restaurant

    Selma, Alabama

    15.5 miles from Benton, 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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    Bear Creek Swamp

    Prattville, Alabama

    16.6 miles from Benton, AL

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


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    Purifoy-Lipscomb House

    Pine Apple, Alabama

    22.7 miles from Benton, AL

    The house is supposedly haunted by a slave who fell into a well and died, and who is seen on the front porch of the house. Wailing sounds are heard by visitors, and locals refuse to venture there at night. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    The Plantation House

    Prattville, Alabama

    23.7 miles from Benton, 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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    Maxwell Air Force Base

    Montgomery, Alabama

    26.8 miles from Benton, 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

    27 miles from Benton, 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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    Lucas Tavern - Old Alabama Town

    Montgomery, Alabama

    30.4 miles from Benton, 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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    State Capitol Building

    Montgomery, Alabama

    30.6 miles from Benton, AL

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


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    Red Lady of Huntingdon College

    Montgomery, Alabama

    31.2 miles from Benton, 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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    Gaines Ridge Dinner Club

    Camden, Alabama

    33.8 miles from Benton, 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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    Judson College

    Marion, Alabama

    36.6 miles from Benton, 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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    Marion Military Institute

    Marion, Alabama

    36.6 miles from Benton, AL

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


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    Wetumpka Chamber of Commerce

    Wetumpka, Alabama

    39.1 miles from Benton, 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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    Wetumpka Mortuary

    Wetumpka, Alabama

    39.1 miles from Benton, 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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    Tallapoosa Entertainment Center

    Montgomery, Alabama

    40.4 miles from Benton, 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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    Refuge Bridge

    Clanton, Alabama

    43.3 miles from Benton, 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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    Railroad Tracks

    Coy, Alabama

    47.4 miles from Benton, AL

    Legend has it that there was a bus accident that killed school children on the railroad tracks and late at night you can hear the sounds of children playing and laughing on the tracks. I am not entirely sure why they would be playing and laughing on the spot where ...


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    New Providence Cemetery - Carstarphen Cemetery

    Coy, Alabama

    48.5 miles from Benton, AL

    Also called Coy Cemetery, this is a burial spot for prominent African-American families. A light is reported to glow over the graves, which has an unknown source. Visitors to the cemetery also have said they hear voices speaking, even calling their names.


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    Consolation Church

    Greenville, Alabama

    53.3 miles from Benton, AL

    If every ghost story about this little church is true, then this place would take the #1 prize as most haunted place on earth. Stories abound from ghostly hell hounds, wailing banshees, confederate army soldiers and so many other reports of haunted happenings that they cannot all be listed ...


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    Nancy Mountain - Haines Mountain

    Franklin, Alabama

    55.4 miles from Benton, AL

    Legend has it that the hauntings here center around Civil War story. Nancy and her husband lived here, and their son enlisted in the war. Word got back to Nancy that he was killed in battle, but no body was ever found. So she walked the tracks all over the ...


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    University of Montevallo

    Montevallo, Alabama

    55.4 miles from Benton, 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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    Oakachoy Covered Bridge

    Alexander City, Alabama

    58.5 miles from Benton, 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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    Liberty Cemetery

    Alexander City, Alabama

    59.1 miles from Benton, AL

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


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    White Lion Inn

    Thomasville, Alabama

    60.4 miles from Benton, 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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    Gaineswood Plantation

    Demopolis, Alabama

    60.9 miles from Benton, 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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    Old Courthouse

    Columbiana, Alabama

    61.4 miles from Benton, 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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    Troy State University

    Troy, Alabama

    61.5 miles from Benton, 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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    Tuskegee Army Airfield - Sharpe Airfield

    Tuskegee, Alabama

    62.1 miles from Benton, 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

    62.4 miles from Benton, 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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    Whatley House

    Moundville, Alabama

    63.9 miles from Benton, 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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    1880's Josephine Hotel

    Union Springs, Alabama

    65.4 miles from Benton, 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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    Camp Watts - Confederate Graveyard

    Notasulga, Alabama

    67.1 miles from Benton, 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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    Moundville Archaeological Park

    Moundville, Alabama

    67.3 miles from Benton, 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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    Gravity Hill

    Sylacauga, Alabama

    68.7 miles from Benton, 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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    Sturdivant Mansion

    Jacksons' Gap, Alabama

    70 miles from Benton, 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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    Tuskegee National Forest

    Notasulga, Alabama

    71.5 miles from Benton, 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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    Old Covington County Jail

    Andalusia, Alabama

    71.7 miles from Benton, AL

    This historic jail is no longer in operation, but is rumoured to be haunted. Visitors to the jail claim to have heard voices, felt cold spots and smelt new paint, despite the fact that the building was never renovated. Others claim to have seen a figure peering out of the ...


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    Drish House

    Tuscaloosa, Alabama

    75.2 miles from Benton, 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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    Gamma Phi Beta House - University of Alabama

    Tuscaloosa, Alabama

    75.3 miles from Benton, 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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    Old Public Library - Jemison Mansion

    Tuscaloosa, Alabama

    75.6 miles from Benton, 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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