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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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Steele, AL
United States

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33.86374130070403, -86.31938266727957
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.

  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

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