Haunted Places in Florence, Alabama



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    Pope’s Tavern

    Florence, Alabama

    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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    Off Campus Book Store - University of North Alabama

    Florence, Alabama

    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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    Norton Auditorium - University of North Alabama

    Florence, Alabama

    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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    University of North Alabama - Romeo and Juliet statues

    Florence, Alabama

    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

    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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    Robert M. Guillot University Center

    Florence, Alabama

    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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    Sweetwater Plantation

    Florence, Alabama

    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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    Forks of Cypress

    Florence, Alabama

    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

    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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    Winston House

    Tuscumbia, Alabama

    4.4 miles from Florence, 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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    Belle Mont Mansion

    Tuscumbia, Alabama

    9.6 miles from Florence, 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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    Jazz Man - Second Creek Bridge

    Rogersville, Alabama

    17.5 miles from Florence, 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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    Abandoned Butcher's Shop

    Russellville, Alabama

    23.5 miles from Florence, 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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    Auto Zone

    Moulton, Alabama

    31.2 miles from Florence, 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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    Athens Limestone County Courthouse

    Athens, Alabama

    40 miles from Florence, 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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    Founders Hall - Athens State University

    Athens, Alabama

    40.3 miles from Florence, 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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    McCandless Hall - Athens State College

    Athens, Alabama

    40.4 miles from Florence, 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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    Shiloh National Military Park

    Shiloh, Tennessee

    44.2 miles from Florence, AL

    The 1862 Battle of Shiloh meant death for thousands of soldiers, several of whom are rumored to still haunt the battlefield. Many tales and legends surround the battlefield, and visitors may see apparitions and hear phantom gunshots, drumming, footsteps, and voices. The nearby pond is said to occasionally turn red, ...


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    William B. Bankhead National Forest

    Florence, Alabama

    44.3 miles from Florence, 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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    Clifton Public Library

    Clifton, Tennessee

    44.3 miles from Florence, AL

    The ghost of a man in white roams the wooded area and field behind the library branch. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Cry Baby Hollow Bridge

    Hartselle, Alabama

    46.5 miles from Florence, 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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    Winston County Courthouse

    Double Springs, Alabama

    47.8 miles from Florence, 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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    Generals' Quarters Inn

    Corinth, Mississippi

    48.7 miles from Florence, AL

    This historic inn is haunted according to guests staying on the second floor. A variety of paranormal activity has been reported, including ghostly voices, doors opening and closing of their own accord and lights going out for no apparent reason. Much of this activity has been attributed to a ...


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    Highway 5 Ghost

    Lynn, Alabama

    52.2 miles from Florence, 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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    Bee Springs Church and Cemetery

    Dellrose, Tennessee

    52.5 miles from Florence, AL


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    Mount Pisgah Cemetery

    Fulton, Mississippi

    53.9 miles from Florence, AL

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


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    Shelton Park

    Madison, Alabama

    54.4 miles from Florence, 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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    Bear Creek Church

    Culleoka, Tennessee

    60.2 miles from Florence, AL

    There have been many reports of bizarre apparitions at this old 1800's two-storey church, but is believed that the church is now private property. On certain nights, motorists would report seeing glowing red lights moving around the church, and people have also reported seeing an aggressive dog-like entity, that haunts ...


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    Old Dallas Mill Site

    Huntsville, Alabama

    62.4 miles from Florence, 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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    Maple Hill Cemetery

    Huntsville, Alabama

    62.8 miles from Florence, 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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    Kent Robertson Park

    Huntsville, Alabama

    63.1 miles from Florence, AL

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


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    Dead Children's Playground - Maple Hill Cemetery

    Huntsville, Alabama

    63.3 miles from Florence, 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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    Cedarhurst Mansion

    Huntsville, Alabama

    63.3 miles from Florence, 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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    Frat House - Heritage Bible College

    Huntsville, Alabama

    63.5 miles from Florence, 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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    Woodland Hospital

    Cullman, Alabama

    65.2 miles from Florence, 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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    Cinemark Theatre

    Tupelo, Mississippi

    67.4 miles from Florence, AL

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


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    Easly Cemetery

    Jasper, Alabama

    68.7 miles from Florence, AL

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


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    Hell's Gates

    Huntsville, Alabama

    68.9 miles from Florence, 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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    Lyric Theatre

    Tupelo, Mississippi

    69.5 miles from Florence, AL

    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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    Jack's Restaurant

    Parrish, Alabama

    76.6 miles from Florence, 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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    Jack Cole Road

    Hayden, Alabama

    78.7 miles from Florence, AL


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    Little Vine Cemetery

    Florence, Alabama

    78.7 miles from Florence, 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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    Cooley Cemetery

    Guntersville, Alabama

    80.3 miles from Florence, AL

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


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    Union Cemetery

    Woodville, Alabama

    80.4 miles from Florence, 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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    Magnolia Manor Bed and Breakfast

    Bolivar, Tennessee

    80.6 miles from Florence, AL

    Built in 1849, this manor house has a ghost, or several, residing within. Every room has been known to presence of ghosts. In Annie's Room, the motion detectors go off and voices are heard when no one is there. A male and a female apparition have been seen in the ...


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    Abbie's House

    Guntersville, Alabama

    81 miles from Florence, 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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    Loretta Lynn Ranch

    Florence, Tennessee

    81.5 miles from Florence, AL

    The Plantation House and surrounding areas have seen supernatural activity. Civil War soldiers have been seen walking or camping out nearby, and the house itself has seen its share of unexplained phenomena, attributed to the plantation's founders. Ghost Adventures featured the site on a 2011 show.


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    Gregg Hamilton House

    Aberdeen, Mississippi

    83.8 miles from Florence, AL

    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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    Whole Backstage Theater

    Guntersville, Alabama

    84.1 miles from Florence, 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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