Haunted Places in Columbus, Mississippi



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    Princess Theatre

    Columbus, Mississippi

    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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    Lincoln House Bed and Breakfast

    Columbus, Mississippi

    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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    Wisteria Mansion

    Columbus, Mississippi

    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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    Temple Heights Mansion

    Columbus, Mississippi

    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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    Callaway Hall - Mississippi University for Women

    Columbus, Mississippi

    Reportedly haunted by a ghost named Mary.


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    Highland House

    Columbus, Mississippi

    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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    Friendship Cemetery

    Columbus, Mississippi

    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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    Three Legged Lady Road - Nash Road

    Columbus, Mississippi

    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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    Armstrong Road - Railway Tracks

    Columbus, Mississippi

    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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    Waverly Plantation

    West Point, Mississippi

    6.7 miles from Columbus, MS

    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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    Gregg Hamilton House

    Aberdeen, Mississippi

    23.5 miles from Columbus, MS

    A former resident at this historic house reported seeing the apparition of an elderly African American maid in a black dress on many occasions. She was regarded as a kindly presence, and would often help those in distress. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Pickens County Courthouse

    Carrollton, Alabama

    25.1 miles from Columbus, MS

    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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    Asbury Cemetery

    Houston, Mississippi

    42.6 miles from Columbus, MS

    Reported at this graveyard have been many strange phenomena, such as an intense feeling of being watched, the sound of unexplained voices, and a sudden urge to flee quickly from the site. Many car accidents are said to have happened because people were trying to flee as fast as they ...


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    Jemison Center - Old Bryce Mental Hospital

    Northport, Alabama

    49.5 miles from Columbus, MS

    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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    Old Bryce Hospital

    Northport, Alabama

    49.6 miles from Columbus, MS

    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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    Mount Pisgah Cemetery

    Fulton, Mississippi

    50.1 miles from Columbus, MS

    Strange lights are reported to have been seen in the cemetery.


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    Hay Hall

    Tuscaloosa, Alabama

    52.8 miles from Columbus, MS

    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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    Old Public Library - Jemison Mansion

    Tuscaloosa, Alabama

    53.8 miles from Columbus, MS

    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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    Drish House

    Tuscaloosa, Alabama

    54 miles from Columbus, MS

    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

    54.5 miles from Columbus, MS

    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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    Lyric Theatre

    Tupelo, Mississippi

    55 miles from Columbus, MS

    Staff of the Lyric Theatre have nicknamed their ghost "Antoine'. He is a mostly benevolent entity who apparently entertains himself by moving things around and humming. Sometimes his footsteps can be heard throughout the theater. Some people believe that he is possibly the ghost of a ...


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    Moundville Archaeological Park

    Moundville, Alabama

    57.4 miles from Columbus, MS

    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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    Cinemark Theatre

    Tupelo, Mississippi

    58.3 miles from Columbus, MS

    The most famous ghost haunting the Theatre is a ghost named Lola who is often seen doing work-like activities.


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    Whatley House

    Moundville, Alabama

    60.5 miles from Columbus, MS

    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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    Save-a-Lot

    Pontotoc, Mississippi

    62.4 miles from Columbus, MS

    Employees claim that it is haunted.


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    Easly Cemetery

    Jasper, Alabama

    63 miles from Columbus, MS

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


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    Highway 5 Ghost

    Lynn, Alabama

    63.5 miles from Columbus, MS

    The ghost of a woman who died after being hit by a truck is said to haunt this stretch of road.


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    Alamuchee-Bellamy Covered Bridge

    Livingston, Alabama

    63.9 miles from Columbus, MS

    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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    High Hill Church

    Parrish, Alabama

    67.8 miles from Columbus, MS

    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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    Jack's Restaurant

    Parrish, Alabama

    68.8 miles from Columbus, MS

    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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    City Cemetery

    Kosciusko, Mississippi

    73.6 miles from Columbus, MS

    Apparently a grave which is adorned with a statue of the deceased is said to cry. And it isn't condensation either, really.


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    Winston County Courthouse

    Double Springs, Alabama

    74 miles from Columbus, MS

    I worked there as a jailor in the county jail there in the old part when it was on the 2nd floor. Had several experiences: a padlock moving on its own, and you can feel like there are a lot of people in the hallways late at night when ...


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    Gaineswood Plantation

    Demopolis, Alabama

    76.4 miles from Columbus, MS

    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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    Abandoned Butcher's Shop

    Russellville, Alabama

    77.3 miles from Columbus, MS

    Not much info on this, apart from the fact that it is an old, abandoned butcher's shop on the side of this dirt road, about 1.5 miles south from Fletcher Road. See map for precise location. Locals get an eerie feeling around this building.


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    Pigford Building

    Meridian, Mississippi

    79.7 miles from Columbus, MS

    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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    Merrehope

    Meridian, Mississippi

    79.7 miles from Columbus, MS

    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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    Grand Opera House - Riley Center

    Meridian, Mississippi

    79.8 miles from Columbus, MS

    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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    Lilly Lane

    Hueytown, Alabama

    80 miles from Columbus, MS

    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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    William B. Bankhead National Forest

    Columbus, Alabama

    80.5 miles from Columbus, MS

    There are several websites out there that state something to the effect of "Aunt Johnson would hang anyone who trespassed on her property and the rope can still be seen to this day." Does no one ever stop to wonder precisely how a middle-aged woman would manage to hang a ...


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    Grenada Masonic Temple

    Grenada, Mississippi

    81.6 miles from Columbus, MS

    The masonic temple was built on the site of the former historic Angevine House, and visitors to the building have reported seeing the apparition of a glaring sea captain on the upper levels of the building. Staff here have also heard voices late at night when there is no one ...


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    Village Falls Cemetery

    Mulga, Alabama

    83.9 miles from Columbus, MS

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


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    Bayview Bridge

    Mulga, Alabama

    84.2 miles from Columbus, MS

    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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    Burgundy Drive

    Adamsville, Alabama

    84.7 miles from Columbus, MS

    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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    Little Vine Cemetery

    Columbus, Alabama

    86 miles from Columbus, MS

    Possibly among the most inane of haunted reports, people claim to see a green light in the cemetery at night.


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    Bottenfield Middle School

    Adamsville, Alabama

    86.3 miles from Columbus, MS

    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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    Rowan Oak

    Oxford, Mississippi

    86.7 miles from Columbus, MS

    Even the name of William Faulkner's home is an ode to the mythic. Legend has it that Faulkner still haunts the rooms and grounds of Rowan Oak.


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    Cardiff Cemetery

    Graysville, Alabama

    86.8 miles from Columbus, MS

    Typical cemetery haunting fare including orbs and reports that your car will die if you drive there on specific dates.


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    St. Anthony Hall - Delta Psi

    Columbus, Mississippi

    87.6 miles from Columbus, MS

    Reportedly haunted by a former frat boy.


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    Judson College

    Marion, Alabama

    87.9 miles from Columbus, MS

    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

    87.9 miles from Columbus, MS

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


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