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 dream about her tombstone falling over. Other family members laughed it off, but an inspection of her burial plot revealed it indeed had fallen over due to stormy weather. People who previously slept and lived in the mansion reported seeing her ghost watching over them as they rested, while other reported hearing and seeing her walking around the house and its grounds. Voices have been heard, and electrical appliances and other articles have been tampered with or inexplicably stopped working. This includes furniture being moved around and pillows being removed and scattered throughout the house. Doors opened and closed of their own accord, and smaller items were frequently broken or went missing. The house now serves as the clubhouse for a gated community, but people still report seeing the ghost of Sally Carter around the Cedarhurst Mansion.
(Submitted by Callum Swift)
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- Southall Drive Southeast
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- 34.7070305981565, -86.5677424371188
- Madison County, Alabama
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