Flatwoods

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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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Geographic Information

Address:
Flatwoods
Steele, AL
United States

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GPS:
33.86374130070403, -86.31938266727957
County:
St. Clair County, Alabama
Nearest Towns:
Ashville, AL (4.2 mi.)
Highland Lake, AL (5.9 mi.)
Steele, AL (8.6 mi.)
Gallant, AL (10.2 mi.)
Oneonta, AL (10.6 mi.)
Springville, AL (10.7 mi.)
Altoona, AL (11.2 mi.)
Allgood, AL (11.4 mi.)
Branchville, AL (12.2 mi.)
Ragland, AL (12.5 mi.)

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  1. My husband and I were broke down on the side of the road at night for a few hours at this location. We are from another state and had no knowledge of the area. While I was waiting for my husband to call the tow truck, I looked into the dark woods and could feel the presence of several people moving through the woods. I could feel their sadness and pain, and knew they were spirits from a long time ago. Later, I looked up the history of the area and found out about the mass killing of the freed black slaves.

    • It isn’t haunted. I’m from there and I grew up around it. If you really want to know a haunted place it’s the little white house on Collage Ave in New Hope. People don’t write about it but anyone from New Hope knows the place is haunted, my parents lived in it and sold it to a girl that lived alone. She didn’t stay a single night. If you were to stay on Collage Ave over night you would hear knocking all around the house. When my family lived there the clock that never worked started spinning, we would even find dissected squirrels in the shed, which is now taken down. As insane as I might sound I think it’s demons. They found a book of witchcraft under the floorboards once.

  2. The smell of burning meat.. seems to be a reacurring thing. A lot of the same experiences. Plus the ghost of the old man. Who my whole group saw. But no one else on the site knew who we were talking about.

  3. Lived their my whole life and hunted those woods and yea its haunted as hell green glowing lights sounds and smells that cant be explained . walk out anywhere in that area at night and your hair will stand up

  4. It isn’t haunted. I’m from there and I grew up around it. If you really want to know a haunted place it’s the little white house on Collage Ave in New Hope. People don’t write about it but anyone from New Hope knows the place is haunted, my parents lived in it and sold it to a girl that lived alone. She didn’t stay a single night. If you were to stay on Collage Ave over night you would hear knocking all around the house. When my family lived there the clock that never worked started spinning, we would even find dissected squirrels in the shed, which is now taken down. As insane as I might sound I think it’s demons. They found a book of witchcraft under the floorboards once.

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