Haunted Places in Helena, Alabama



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    University of Montevallo

    Montevallo, Alabama

    13.1 miles from Helena, 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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    Hotel Highland - Pickwick Hotel

    Birmingham, Alabama

    14.5 miles from Helena, AL

    Formerly the Pickwick Hotel, a 1950s creation named after an even older historic spot, the Pickwick Club, the Hotel Highland may have a ghost that comes from its historic past when it was a medical building. Witnesses say a ghostly nurse haunts the hotel.


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    Redmont Hotel

    Birmingham, Alabama

    15.5 miles from Helena, AL

    The ghost of a woman in white who passed away in the hotel has been seen on the ninth floor of the hotel. The ghost of a small dog is seen in the hallways of the hotel, as well as the ghost of former owner Clifford Stiles. The most famous ...


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    The Tutwiler Hotel

    Birmingham, Alabama

    15.6 miles from Helena, AL

    A mischievous ghost is said to turn on the lights and appliances. Although legend attributes the haunting to Colonel Tutwiler, it is highly unlikely, since the current location of the Tutwiler hotel is not the same as the one that originally bore his name and therefore, it is unlikely ...


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    Linn-Henley Research Library

    Birmingham, Alabama

    15.6 miles from Helena, AL

    A ghostly man has been sighted as well as objects moving by themselves and reports of cold spots and eerie feelings have been reported.


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    Sloss Furnaces

    Birmingham, Alabama

    15.8 miles from Helena, AL

    A National Historic Landmark, Sloss furnaces is not only a testament to a burgeoning industrial age, but a ghostly witness to the untold suffering of its workers. More than 60 people died, often gruesomely, at Sloss Furnaces and legend has it that some of those workers till remain, chained forever ...


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    Old Courthouse

    Columbiana, Alabama

    15.9 miles from Helena, 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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    Lilly Lane

    Hueytown, Alabama

    16.3 miles from Helena, AL

    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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    Bayview Bridge

    Mulga, Alabama

    19 miles from Helena, AL

    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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    Village Falls Cemetery

    Mulga, Alabama

    19.2 miles from Helena, AL

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


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    Bottenfield Middle School

    Adamsville, Alabama

    21.2 miles from Helena, AL

    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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    Old Walker Chapel Cemetery

    Coalburg, Alabama

    21.4 miles from Helena, AL

    Visitor here have reported that something grabs their feet as if attempting to pull them down into the graves. At times, the force has pulled the shoes right off their feet.


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    Bass Cemetery

    Birmingham, Alabama

    21.6 miles from Helena, AL

    Screams are heard and a heavy presence is felt.


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    Burgundy Drive

    Adamsville, Alabama

    21.8 miles from Helena, AL

    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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    Birmingham Racecourse

    Birmingham, Alabama

    22.1 miles from Helena, AL

    The racecourse was built over the top of an ancient American Indian burial ground. Staff working late hours have reported seeing shadowy figures standing out on the racecourse. Maniacal laughter and voices have been heard in the stables, and phantom hoof beats and winning has been heard on various parts ...


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    Hodges Cemetery

    Watson, Alabama

    22.6 miles from Helena, AL

    You may experience many things here such as banging on the car, faces or hands in your car windows, a wolf who chases you, moving lights or red glowing eyes. Tombstones are said to move and shadowy beings have been reported, as well as strange noises and music.


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    Cardiff Cemetery

    Graysville, Alabama

    25.3 miles from Helena, 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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    Moncrief Cemetery

    Gardendale, Alabama

    26.1 miles from Helena, AL

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


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    Pinson Cemetery

    Pinson, Alabama

    29 miles from Helena, 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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    Gravity Hill

    Sylacauga, Alabama

    31.5 miles from Helena, 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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    High Hill Church

    Parrish, Alabama

    32.6 miles from Helena, AL

    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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    Refuge Bridge

    Clanton, Alabama

    33.4 miles from Helena, 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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    Little Vine Cemetery

    Helena, Alabama

    36.7 miles from Helena, 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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    CEPA Building

    Pell City, Alabama

    37.4 miles from Helena, AL

    People in the performing arts claim to her crying of a little girl, and gets the reaction of a man who accidentally got hung when a play or any other event messes up. (Submitted by Amie)


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    Jack's Restaurant

    Parrish, Alabama

    39.4 miles from Helena, 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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    Gamma Phi Beta House - University of Alabama

    Tuscaloosa, Alabama

    41.2 miles from Helena, 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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    Drish House

    Tuscaloosa, Alabama

    42.1 miles from Helena, 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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    Old Public Library - Jemison Mansion

    Tuscaloosa, Alabama

    42.2 miles from Helena, 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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    Hay Hall

    Tuscaloosa, Alabama

    43.2 miles from Helena, 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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    Jack Cole Road

    Hayden, Alabama

    43.6 miles from Helena, AL


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    Old Bryce Hospital

    Northport, Alabama

    45.7 miles from Helena, 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

    45.8 miles from Helena, 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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    Easly Cemetery

    Jasper, Alabama

    49.2 miles from Helena, AL

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


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    Flatwoods

    Steele, Alabama

    49.5 miles from Helena, 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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    Moundville Archaeological Park

    Moundville, Alabama

    49.6 miles from Helena, 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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    Cemetery Mountain

    Talladega, Alabama

    50.7 miles from Helena, AL

    If it's called Cemetery Mountain, well it just has to be haunted. You can't have a place called Cemetery Mountain and it not be haunted, that would be un-American. It's called Cemetery Mountain, and it's spooky and there are a lot of cemeteries there. So it's haunted. ...


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    Whatley House

    Moundville, Alabama

    52.9 miles from Helena, 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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    Bethlehem United Methodist Church

    Munford, Alabama

    53 miles from Helena, AL

    People claim to see orbs rising over the cemetery attached to the church.


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    Gravity Hill

    Munford, Alabama

    53.1 miles from Helena, AL

    This gravity hill can be found on Cheaha Road. In case you aren't familiar with the phenomena of Gravity Hills these occur when an optical illusion makes it appear that your car is rolling upward on a hill, when in fact, you are rolling down. The phenomena can ...


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    Judson College

    Marion, Alabama

    53.5 miles from Helena, 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

    54.1 miles from Helena, AL

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


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    Oakachoy Covered Bridge

    Alexander City, Alabama

    55.5 miles from Helena, 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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    Woodland Hospital

    Cullman, Alabama

    59 miles from Helena, 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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    Gallant Children's Cemetery

    Gallant, Alabama

    59.5 miles from Helena, AL

    Visitors here may see ghostly children coming out to play.


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    Liberty Cemetery

    Alexander City, Alabama

    60 miles from Helena, AL

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


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    Tally-Ho Restaurant

    Selma, Alabama

    60.2 miles from Helena, 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

    61.8 miles from Helena, AL

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


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    The Castle - Weaver House

    Selma, Alabama

    61.9 miles from Helena, 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

    61.9 miles from Helena, 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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    Sturdivant Museum

    Selma, Alabama

    62 miles from Helena, 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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