Athens Limestone County Courthouse

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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.

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Athens Square
Athens, AL
United States

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34.8028394, -86.97161840000001
Limestone County, Alabama
Nearest Towns:
Athens, AL (0.0 mi.)
Elkmont, AL (8.7 mi.)
Harvest, AL (13.0 mi.)
Mooresville, AL (13.1 mi.)
Decatur, AL (13.6 mi.)
Madison, AL (14.6 mi.)
Ardmore, AL (14.9 mi.)
Ardmore, TN (14.9 mi.)
Trinity, AL (15.1 mi.)
Lester, AL (16.6 mi.)


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  1. A few years ago, I went inside and wanted to explore. And I saw a figure meditating in the cell, my friend named Carson heard strange noises and some weird figure breathing on his neck. Carson and I ran out as fast as we could, then, the lights came out. I couldn’t turn the lights on. I ran so fast out of there, and watched as a weird 1950s clothing man waved at me then disappeared.

  2. about a year ago i went to go see this place with some friends and it was scary because i felt sad mostly the whole way of looking inside but idk if this place is haunted because we heard nothing only me feeling sad because of the guy who hanged himself

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