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Reports tell of a spooky tunnel that runs under this entire campus once used during the Civil War, now used as a steam chassis. The Reynolds theater department was said to be used as a Civil War hospital, and rumor has it that one of the rooms was stacked with bodies of those who could not be saved. Other reports tell of a student who burned to death while trying to cook fudge over a Bunsen burner. Her image is said to be mysteriously burned into her door no matter how many times they replace it. It is also said she can be seen in the halls wearing a burning nightgown. At King House (in photo), it is reported that ghosts abound. Some say they feel unexplained chills and have seen a book drop to the floor opened to a page detailing the haunting of the school.

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    75 College Dr
    Montevallo, AL 35115
    United States

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    33.1073601, -86.86529159999998
    Shelby County, Alabama
    Nearest Towns:
    Montevallo, AL (0.5 mi.)
    Wilton, AL (2.2 mi.)
    Calera, AL (6.5 mi.)
    Brantleyville, AL (7.5 mi.)
    Alabaster, AL (9.9 mi.)
    Jemison, AL (12.3 mi.)
    Pelham, AL (12.7 mi.)
    Helena, AL (13.1 mi.)
    West Blocton, AL (15.0 mi.)
    Columbiana, AL (15.7 mi.)


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    1. I am currently a student at the University and I have had many instances of hauntings.One that stands out to me is the Davis Music Building located on the edge of campus across the street from Reynolds.I and my partner were walking in the practice rooms he and I both heard piano music playing softly. We searched all the practice rooms and even checked the Recital Hall and found no one in any of these rooms.Strange but when you live on a haunted campus you were fear int the spirits its the cafeteria food

    2. hello my name is Pruitt I’m am 13 and have always had a strange fascination with these sort of this so I was so happy to see some on this web site that I live so close to in fact I live less then a mile from here in a different haunted area of Montevallo, any way I am glad to have been able to see this door in real life and on this web site because it was not addressed in one of my favorite books of all time “haunted Shelby county Alabama” by Kim Jonson by the way its a great read, so Kim if you are reading this keep up the great work and thank you for sihning my books 2 years ago I’m was reading Rockford part one yesterday and am about to buy the second one so any way this dorr is defiantly one of the most scary thins in Montevallo besides king house and the coal mining town hall in pea ridge just outside of Montevallo you shound totally go vistit there

      • Hi, Pruitt. I am affiliated with the University, and I have quite a bit of information concerning this subject. Let me know if you are interested and I’d be happy to share what I know with you.

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