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Allegedly haunted by a former master of the house and slave owner who was killed by one of his slaves. Although this origin story is unlikely since the purported master died after slavery was abolished and also apparently of natural causes, many people are convinced the house is haunted, even if we don’t know the origin of the unrest. Many people report feelings of unease and of being pushed, some have seen shadowy figures and apparitions.

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    Geographic Information

    Spring Villa Rd
    Opelika, AL 36804
    United States

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    32.58713541887595, -85.31166148311155
    Lee County, Alabama
    Nearest Towns:
    Opelika, AL (5.6 mi.)
    Auburn, AL (10.0 mi.)
    Smiths Station, AL (12.8 mi.)
    Cusseta, AL (13.7 mi.)
    Ladonia, AL (15.8 mi.)
    Loachapoka, AL (16.4 mi.)
    Huguley, AL (17.7 mi.)
    Valley, AL (17.8 mi.)
    Waverly, AL (18.6 mi.)
    Bibb City, GA (19.7 mi.)


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    1. When I was a kid we had family reunions at this house and me and my cousins heard the stories of the history of the house and there are two parts to this house and one side stayed locked at all times so they dared me to try and open the door and I did and it was unlocked and pots and pans came crashing down the stairs it scared us so we took off running to where everybody else was we went back to the same door about 20 minutes later and the door was locked and nobody had access to this part of the house it was scary when you are a kid and my cousins told me they saw a spirit inside the house

    2. The more detailed story is that under the stairway leading up to the 2nd floor, the slave master was going up the stairs and a slave had hide under the stairs. Once the master was halfway up, the slave jumped out from under the stairs with a knife and murdered the master. Once, a group of people were in the house and had reported hearing a eerie piano playing in the basement, and another reported a knife flying through the kitchen of the house and it hitting the wall beside their head. During October, the house is open and visitors can go inside, but locals rarely do that, for fear of the paranormal activity reported in the house.

    3. Took several pictures of the home, and in a couple, there are faces. Both were in the smaller house. And standing right next to the door of the smaller house, extreme pressure was feel at the base of our skulls.

    4. i went here with my dog and he went psycho he ran backwards and it caught me by surprise so i let go i turned around to see where he went and he was gone i lost him never found him i still go there sometimes to look for him but no luck

    5. Yes it’s haunted I know for sure. My sons and their friends was able to get a night to hunt and they picked up on film someone saying “Hey!”. two weeks later I was folding close in my laundry room and something from behind me said, “Hey!” and it was the same voice!! I told my sons if EVER they do any ghost hunting in the future, they better know how to do a ritual to make sure the ghost does not follow them HOME!!!. Penn Young died from TB as his son did. They are buried on the property. Go to Lochapoka museum to find the REAL story of Springvilla, a place I LOVE and call home.

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