Haunted Places in Dayton, Alabama



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    Gaineswood Plantation

    Demopolis, Alabama

    15.6 miles from Dayton, 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

    26.6 miles from Dayton, 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

    27.1 miles from Dayton, 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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    White Lion Inn

    Thomasville, Alabama

    30.9 miles from Dayton, 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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    Railroad Tracks

    Coy, Alabama

    33.3 miles from Dayton, 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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    Gaines Ridge Dinner Club

    Camden, Alabama

    33.5 miles from Dayton, 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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    New Providence Cemetery - Carstarphen Cemetery

    Coy, Alabama

    35.8 miles from Dayton, 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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    Alamuchee-Bellamy Covered Bridge

    Livingston, Alabama

    35.9 miles from Dayton, 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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    Brownstone Manor

    Selma, Alabama

    36 miles from Dayton, 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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    Sturdivant Museum

    Selma, Alabama

    36 miles from Dayton, 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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    George Baker House

    Selma, Alabama

    36.1 miles from Dayton, 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

    36.1 miles from Dayton, 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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    Tally-Ho Restaurant

    Selma, Alabama

    36.1 miles from Dayton, 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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    Vaughan Smitherman Museum

    Selma, Alabama

    36.1 miles from Dayton, 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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    501 Tremont Street

    Selma, Alabama

    36.2 miles from Dayton, 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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    The Castle - Weaver House

    Selma, Alabama

    36.3 miles from Dayton, 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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    Grace Hall

    Selma, Alabama

    36.3 miles from Dayton, 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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    St. James Hotel

    Selma, Alabama

    36.6 miles from Dayton, 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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    Old Depot Museum

    Selma, Alabama

    36.9 miles from Dayton, 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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    Whatley House

    Moundville, Alabama

    39.3 miles from Dayton, 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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    Nancy Mountain - Haines Mountain

    Franklin, Alabama

    44.3 miles from Dayton, 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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    Moundville Archaeological Park

    Moundville, Alabama

    45.1 miles from Dayton, 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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    Purifoy-Lipscomb House

    Pine Apple, Alabama

    45.9 miles from Dayton, 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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    Drish House

    Tuscaloosa, Alabama

    58.7 miles from Dayton, 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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    Hay Hall

    Tuscaloosa, Alabama

    58.8 miles from Dayton, 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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    Old Public Library - Jemison Mansion

    Tuscaloosa, Alabama

    59 miles from Dayton, 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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    Gamma Phi Beta House - University of Alabama

    Tuscaloosa, Alabama

    59.4 miles from Dayton, 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 Bryce Hospital

    Northport, Alabama

    60.5 miles from Dayton, 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

    60.6 miles from Dayton, 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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    Grand Opera House - Riley Center

    Meridian, Mississippi

    61.7 miles from Dayton, 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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    Pigford Building

    Meridian, Mississippi

    61.8 miles from Dayton, 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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    Merrehope

    Meridian, Mississippi

    62.3 miles from Dayton, 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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    Bear Creek Swamp

    Prattville, Alabama

    62.5 miles from Dayton, AL

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


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    The White Lady of Wagarville

    Wagarville, Alabama

    66.9 miles from Dayton, AL

    Yet another 'urban legend' type cautionary tale of a poor unfortunate woman who was raped and killed (though there appears to be no corroborating evidence to that effect) and therefore doomed to walk the earth and expressing her rage by shaking people's cars. It seems every state has one, and ...


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    Pickens County Courthouse

    Carrollton, Alabama

    68.2 miles from Dayton, 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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    University of Montevallo

    Montevallo, Alabama

    69.1 miles from Dayton, 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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    The Plantation House

    Prattville, Alabama

    69.7 miles from Dayton, 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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    Railroad Crossing

    Wagarville, Alabama

    70.3 miles from Dayton, AL

    The ubiquitous haunting of a man who fell asleep on the railroad tracks and was killed who now haunts the tracks.


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    Death Masks of Mt. Nebo Cemetery

    Wagarville, Alabama

    70.6 miles from Dayton, AL

    This place doesn't even need to be haunted, it's just freaking eerie.


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    Stucky's Bridge

    Enterprise, Mississippi

    71.1 miles from Dayton, AL

    This bridge is rumored to be haunted by a man who was hanged here for committing robbery and murder. According to legend, Stuckey was a local inn-keeper who would rob and murder those who stayed at his inn. When he was finally caught and hanged, his body was ...


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    Rocky Mount

    Prattville, Alabama

    73 miles from Dayton, 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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    Refuge Bridge

    Clanton, Alabama

    74.2 miles from Dayton, 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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    Maxwell Air Force Base

    Montgomery, Alabama

    74.4 miles from Dayton, 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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    Grave of Red Eagle

    Little River, Alabama

    74.5 miles from Dayton, AL

    Ghost websites will tell you that this gravesite is haunted by the ghost of Red Eagle and if you go out late at night you'll see the spirit doing an Indian dance on his own grave. Yes, because that makes perfect sense. I mean everyone knows them injun fellers ...


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    Devil Worshiper Road

    Waynesboro, Mississippi

    75.2 miles from Dayton, AL

    There's no one definite story or location. The entire road is haunted. All stories involve a satanic cult involving sacrifice, and other occult behaviors. Cars traveling the road at night report engines shutting off and an ominous feeling of being watched. Some instances also claim seeing shadows around the vehicle, ...


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    Lucas Tavern - Old Alabama Town

    Montgomery, Alabama

    78.1 miles from Dayton, 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

    78.3 miles from Dayton, 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

    79.1 miles from Dayton, 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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    Old Courthouse

    Columbiana, Alabama

    82.9 miles from Dayton, 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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    Consolation Church

    Greenville, Alabama

    83.8 miles from Dayton, 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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