Harper Hill Cemetery

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This former church and cemetery site is said to be haunted. Legend has it that the church’s pastor went mad one day and murdered his entire family and it is their ghosts that are said to haunt the grounds.

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Harper Hill Cemetery
Tallapoosa, AL
United States

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32.670557, -85.83826210000001
Tallapoosa County, Alabama
Nearest Towns:
Reeltown, AL (5.0 mi.)
Tallassee, AL (9.8 mi.)
Woodland, AL (10.4 mi.)
Eclectic, AL (11.7 mi.)
Dadeville, AL (11.9 mi.)
Notasulga, AL (12.3 mi.)
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  1. Saw the ghost of the priest of the church. Scratched my friends arm and when we ran and got back into the car, the windows fogged up and upside down crosses appeared. It was terrifying,

  2. Brandon Hornsby  |  

    the church is no longer there. the cemetery is all that’s left. the woods have been clear cut around the spot. been gone for quite a few years now.

  3. one time a few friends and i went and we got spooked and jumped in the car and it wouldnt crank for 5min then when we left we got to the stop sign b4 49 and felt like someone jumped on the car and the radio started scaning thru stations by itself

  4. This is my family’s land. My brother and I played their in the church as children. It looked actually very similar to the state in the photo above as my grandpa Jack Harper told us to get out of there. I’ve always been curious of the legend. It’s not talked about to us. However, it was very spooky to us. We never had an “experience”. I was fascinated when it was on Alabama ghost hunters!!!

  5. Your story is fake. No murder. My relatives back to 1832 are buried there. Should be ashamed to spread such garbage. Private property.

  6. Mr. Keith Smith how do you know something tragic didn’t happen before the family or church were there? I have rode past the church when it was still there and went to shoot on someones land with them about 1-2 miles down the road and there does seem to be some heavy emotional weight in the area. I mean when the Indians were in the area, they often would kill families at a time, same as the white man did when they came. Or, just because it was never stated something happened there doesnt mean that someone didnt do something evil there. Do you live on the property because you seem somewhat angry yourself?

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