Vaughan Smitherman Museum

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Formerly a civil war hospital, this historic building now serves as a local historical museum. The place is allegedly haunted by a ghostly nurse forever pacing the stairs and the third floor, as well as the former town founder who is regarded as a rather serious presence.

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109 Union Street
Selma, AL
United States

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32.4052710779499, -87.02585403620111
Dallas County, Alabama
Nearest Towns:
Selma, AL (0.3 mi.)
Selmont-West Selmont, AL (2.1 mi.)
Valley Grande, AL (7.5 mi.)
Benton, AL (13.9 mi.)
Orrville, AL (14.5 mi.)
White Hall, AL (19.1 mi.)
Autaugaville, AL (21.7 mi.)
Marion, AL (23.2 mi.)
Billingsley, AL (25.1 mi.)
Gordonville, AL (25.2 mi.)


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  1. when me and my friends walked up to this place we got the chills right away and since im a ghost hunter i go to places all over Alabama and you guys could see my other comments on the other places you guys could also go find my youtube channel has all of these videos and as we got inside we heard like heavy footsteps running up the stairs and there was nothing there then later on we heard more heavy footsteps upstairs me and my friends checked it out and there was nothing there we started to get scared and left the place

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