Haunted Places in Decatur, Alabama



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    Cry Baby Hollow Bridge

    Hartselle, Alabama

    8.4 miles from Decatur, AL

    Various urban legends have arisen around the claims that Cry Baby Hollow and the bridge going across it are haunted. A baby is said to have died there, either from murder, a car accident, a wagon accident from pioneer days, or variations on the theme. People claim to ...


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    Athens Limestone County Courthouse

    Athens, Alabama

    13.6 miles from Decatur, AL

    The third floor of this historic courthouse formerly housed a row of cells, dating back to the early twentieth century. This floor is allegedly haunted by an inmate who hanged himself in one of the cells, where visitors have reported feeling a sad presence. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    McCandless Hall - Athens State College

    Athens, Alabama

    13.8 miles from Decatur, AL

    Reportedly haunted by the ghost of a young singer who died on the night of her greatest triumph. Having promised her adoring audience she would return, she was killed in an accident on the way. Shortly thereafter, sightings of a young woman in white roaming the hall began ...


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    Founders Hall - Athens State University

    Athens, Alabama

    13.9 miles from Decatur, AL

    According to legend, a female student was killed while she was trying to sneak out after curfew. They were holding candles, and her hair caught fire. It is to her that witnesses attribute the sound of footsteps, lights that turn on and off by themselves, cold spots, and a phantom ...


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    Shelton Park

    Madison, Alabama

    16.5 miles from Decatur, AL

    Locals tell a tale of playground sounds that can be heard at night: children laughing, playing and having fun. However, they say eventually the happy noises turn to unhappy ones, as if the children are screaming for their lives.


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    Auto Zone

    Moulton, Alabama

    18.6 miles from Decatur, AL

    The land this was built on was at one time a cemetery. Allegedly there is a photo that shows a ghost in it.


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    Kent Robertson Park

    Huntsville, Alabama

    23.2 miles from Decatur, AL

    The ghost of a boy who died there is said to haunt the park.


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    Frat House - Heritage Bible College

    Huntsville, Alabama

    24 miles from Decatur, AL

    At the WHBC frat house, they say former Youth Minister Anthony Stephens' spirit walks through the house later at night. He may flush the toilet as well. The spirits of his brethren Robert Ekisbus and Adam Cooper are said to follow Stephens' spirit around, mysteriously making a noise reported to ...


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    Cedarhurst Mansion

    Huntsville, Alabama

    24.6 miles from Decatur, AL

    The Cedarhurst Mansion Estate was originally built in 1823 by Stephen Ewing. While visiting the house, a relative, Sally Carter, died of a short illness at the mansion in 1837. The first reports of a haunting was around 1919 after a teenage boy who slept at the house had a ...


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    Maple Hill Cemetery

    Huntsville, Alabama

    24.9 miles from Decatur, AL

    It is said that in one of the crypts stands an antique rocking chair, a favorite possession of a lady who was buried in her family crypt. Folks say that when you stand outside the crypt, you can hear the rocking chair rocking.


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    Old Dallas Mill Site

    Huntsville, Alabama

    24.9 miles from Decatur, AL

    Although the spot where the Dallas Mill was is now open field, legend has it was once haunted by a man who died while working there.


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    Dead Children's Playground - Maple Hill Cemetery

    Huntsville, Alabama

    25.3 miles from Decatur, AL

    At this playground set up near the cemetery, the ghosts of children play and swing on the swingsets. Apparitions have been seen, and captured on film by paranormal society investigations; orbs have been reported as well. The swings sometimes can be seen swinging by themselves, and the sounds of laughter ...


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    Jazz Man - Second Creek Bridge

    Rogersville, Alabama

    27.6 miles from Decatur, AL

    Urban legend tells of a man who was hit by a car and killed while walking across this bridge. His spirit has been seen wearing a white zoot suit, and he may try to catch a ride with you to Florence. If you agree to give him a ride, witnesses ...


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    Hell's Gates

    Huntsville, Alabama

    27.9 miles from Decatur, AL

    Alabama is fond of getting into Hell it seems. Not only is there a Hell's Gates bridge, but there's also this place in Huntsville, which is also called Hell's Gates, which in reality, appears to be nothing more than a set of gates blocking a private driveway to some rich ...


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    Woodland Hospital

    Cullman, Alabama

    32.4 miles from Decatur, AL

    Although this hospital is now closed and operates a geriatric-psych ward, employees tell tales of "Homer" a ghost who roamsthe halls. He is known to flush toilets, independently operate ice machines and brush past people leaving them with chills. Both staff and patients of this former hospital have ...


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    William B. Bankhead National Forest

    Decatur, Alabama

    33 miles from Decatur, AL

    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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    Bee Springs Church and Cemetery

    Dellrose, Tennessee

    36.9 miles from Decatur, AL


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    Cooley Cemetery

    Guntersville, Alabama

    38.7 miles from Decatur, AL

    It is said that a mysterious fog covers this area day or night, and it surrounds the gravestones.


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    Belle Mont Mansion

    Tuscumbia, Alabama

    39 miles from Decatur, AL

    A former slave plantation, it is believed to be haunted by slaves that lived and died here and also possibly by the ghosts of its former owners.


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    Abbie's House

    Guntersville, Alabama

    39.5 miles from Decatur, AL

    This home dates back to 1909 and is registered by the local historical society. All the locals know it as "Abbie's House," as it was built and lived in by Abbie Smith, who founded the United Methodist church in nearby Warrenton, AL. Many subsequent owners of the home ...


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    Winston County Courthouse

    Double Springs, Alabama

    39.7 miles from Decatur, AL

    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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    Sweetwater Plantation

    Florence, Alabama

    40.4 miles from Decatur, AL

    The home of a former Alabama governor, it is reportedly haunted. Many people believe the ghost is that of the Governor's son who died in the Civil War.


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    Union Cemetery

    Woodville, Alabama

    40.5 miles from Decatur, AL

    It is alleged that you can hear the screams of soldiers who died in the Civil War at this cemetery.


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    Pope’s Tavern

    Florence, Alabama

    41.7 miles from Decatur, AL

    This historic museum operated as a hospital during the civil war, so the rumours of haunting's appear to have a leg to stand on; which can't be said for some of the apparitions supposedly reported. Staff and visitors have reported the apparitions of various amputees in the main bedroom ...


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    Pope's Tavern Museum

    Florence, Alabama

    41.7 miles from Decatur, AL


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    Winston House

    Tuscumbia, Alabama

    41.8 miles from Decatur, AL

    In 1874, a tornado took the life of lady of the house Judith Winston, who was crushed beneath rubble. Her sons pulled her from the wreckage, but she died in the front bedroom on the eastern side. Since 1982, the 1824 house has been a museum and event space. Mrs. ...


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    Off Campus Book Store - University of North Alabama

    Florence, Alabama

    41.8 miles from Decatur, AL

    Locals tell a story that this building once was occupied by a young girl, Molly, who died in the 1930s or 1940s. Molly was bittem by her puppy, which had contracted rabies. Her ghost is said to look down from the upstairs window.


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    University of North Alabama - Romeo and Juliet statues

    Florence, Alabama

    41.9 miles from Decatur, AL

    Several witnesses have reported seeing the statues of Romeo and Juliet floating around The University of North Alabama's campus during a full moon. Every year during Halloween a pumpkin mysteriously makes its way into Romeo's hands. Some faculty at UNA believe that Romeo goes in search of pumpkins for his ...


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    Wesleyan Hall - University of North Alabama

    Florence, Alabama

    41.9 miles from Decatur, AL

    This building, constructed in 1856, has a rich and interesting history. During the Civil War it was occupied by both Confederate and Union troops at different times. During the Confederate occupation General John Bell resided there and during the Union occupation, General Sherman himself stayed at Wesleyan. The ...


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    Norton Auditorium - University of North Alabama

    Florence, Alabama

    41.9 miles from Decatur, AL

    A ghost named George is said to live here, a former construction worker who fell from a scaffold as the place was being built.


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    Robert M. Guillot University Center

    Florence, Alabama

    42 miles from Decatur, AL

    Reportedly haunted by the ghost of a woman who hanged herself back in the day when the Center was a teaching college. Supposedly you can still hear what sounds like the body swaying on the second floor.


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    Whole Backstage Theater

    Guntersville, Alabama

    42.6 miles from Decatur, AL

    A pyromaniac ghost? That might be a first. Rumored to be haunted by an old man ghost with a fondness for flammables as well as a young boy who is often heard laughing.


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    Abandoned Butcher's Shop

    Russellville, Alabama

    45 miles from Decatur, AL

    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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    Forks of Cypress

    Florence, Alabama

    45.3 miles from Decatur, AL

    This private property houses the infamous ghost bridge that has numerous claims of haunting. People claim to hear singing and voices in the area surrounding the property and some claim they have seen the apparition of a woman walking the grounds.


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    Ghost Bridge

    Florence, Alabama

    45.7 miles from Decatur, AL

    Properly called Jackson Ford Bridge, there are currently plans to demolish the bridge due to vandalism and decay making for a safety hazard. Of course if people start dying, that will just add to its reputation as a haunted spot, so possibly Darwinism should be allowed to take place ...


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    Jack Cole Road

    Hayden, Alabama

    48.2 miles from Decatur, AL


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    Main Street Strip

    Albertville, Alabama

    49.9 miles from Decatur, AL

    Apparently the entire length of Main Street is haunted by the ghosts of tornado victims. Residents hear screaming and footsteps and other ghostly sounds.


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    Highway 5 Ghost

    Lynn, Alabama

    50 miles from Decatur, AL

    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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    Albertville Public Library

    Albertville, Alabama

    50.3 miles from Decatur, AL

    An elevator that runs by itself. Water faucets that turn on and off. Are the former owners of this home-turned-library angry at the intrusion into their afterlives or just trying to say hello?


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    Memory Hill Cemetery

    Albertville, Alabama

    51 miles from Decatur, AL

    Just another haunted cemetery.


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    Little Vine Cemetery

    Decatur, Alabama

    54.6 miles from Decatur, AL

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


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    Bear Creek Church

    Culleoka, Tennessee

    56.5 miles from Decatur, AL


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    Moody Brick House

    Fackler, Alabama

    56.6 miles from Decatur, AL

    The current owners of the Moody Brick claim that the old plantation is definitely not haunted. However, that doesn't stop the tales from being told and retold. In the absence of documented fact, people are free to claim their own version of history and never is that more ...


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    Easly Cemetery

    Jasper, Alabama

    58.8 miles from Decatur, AL

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


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    Gallant Children's Cemetery

    Gallant, Alabama

    59.5 miles from Decatur, AL

    Visitors here may see ghostly children coming out to play.


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    Jack's Restaurant

    Parrish, Alabama

    61.8 miles from Decatur, 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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    Flatwoods

    Steele, Alabama

    63.8 miles from Decatur, AL

    The woods along here is reportedly the site where a group of freed black slaves set up a settlement following the Civil War that was burned out and destroyed by the KKK. It is said to be haunted by the men and women who died during the raid.


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    Moncrief Cemetery

    Gardendale, Alabama

    65.2 miles from Decatur, AL

    Eerie screams have been heard and ghostly apparitions have been seen haunting the Moncrief cemetery.


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    Pinson Cemetery

    Pinson, Alabama

    65.5 miles from Decatur, AL

    There's legend here of a ghost who does housework! That's right, allegedly there are sightings of a ghost... sweeping. Because after an entire life of drudgery and cleaning, that's how every woman wants to spend her afterlife.


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    Cardiff Cemetery

    Graysville, Alabama

    65.8 miles from Decatur, AL

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


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