Founders Hall - Athens State University

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According to legend, a female student was killed while she was trying to sneak out after curfew. They were holding candles, and her hair caught fire. It is to her that witnesses attribute the sound of footsteps, lights that turn on and off by themselves, cold spots, and a phantom figure at the window. Another ghost legend tells of a stable boy who was killed here long ago when he was kicked in the head by a horse.

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Geographic Information

Pryor and N Beaty St
Athens, AL
United States

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34.80601437303259, -86.96633040904999
Limestone County, Alabama
Nearest Towns:
Athens, AL (0.4 mi.)
Elkmont, AL (8.5 mi.)
Harvest, AL (12.7 mi.)
Mooresville, AL (13.2 mi.)
Decatur, AL (13.9 mi.)
Madison, AL (14.4 mi.)
Ardmore, AL (14.5 mi.)
Ardmore, TN (14.5 mi.)
Trinity, AL (15.4 mi.)
Lester, AL (16.6 mi.)


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