Haunted Places in Shelby, Alabama



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    Old Courthouse

    Columbiana, Alabama

    4.8 miles from Shelby, AL

    The ghost that occupies the upper floor of the apparently likes sunlight as it has a tendency to open closed blinds. People claim to hear knocking and other unexplainable noises and one person claims the ghost operated a typewriter and corrected a typing error she had made(??).


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    Refuge Bridge

    Clanton, Alabama

    15.7 miles from Shelby, AL

    Every bridge in Alabama is haunted. Every. Single. Bridge. This one however you'd best be careful on, because it's not your standard "scorned woman walks the bridge" story. This one contains a malevolent and evil presence prone to chasing people and vehicular violence.


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    University of Montevallo

    Montevallo, Alabama

    16.3 miles from Shelby, AL

    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 ...


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    Gravity Hill

    Sylacauga, Alabama

    17.2 miles from Shelby, AL

    One of those interesting phenomena, this Gravity Hill can be found just west of Fulton Gap Rd on Gravity Hill Lane/U.S. 280.


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    Hotel Highland - Pickwick Hotel

    Birmingham, Alabama

    29.7 miles from Shelby, AL

    Formerly the Pickwick Hotel, a 1950s creation named after an even older historic spot, the Pickwick Club, the Hotel Highland may have a ghost that comes from its historic past when it was a medical building. Witnesses say a ghostly nurse haunts the hotel.


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    Sloss Furnaces

    Birmingham, Alabama

    30.8 miles from Shelby, AL

    A National Historic Landmark, Sloss furnaces is not only a testament to a burgeoning industrial age, but a ghostly witness to the untold suffering of its workers. More than 60 people died, often gruesomely, at Sloss Furnaces and legend has it that some of those workers till remain, chained forever ...


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    Redmont Hotel

    Birmingham, Alabama

    31 miles from Shelby, AL

    The ghost of a woman in white who passed away in the hotel has been seen on the ninth floor of the hotel. The ghost of a small dog is seen in the hallways of the hotel, as well as the ghost of former owner Clifford Stiles. The most famous ...


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    The Tutwiler Hotel

    Birmingham, Alabama

    31.1 miles from Shelby, AL

    A mischievous ghost is said to turn on the lights and appliances. Although legend attributes the haunting to Colonel Tutwiler, it is highly unlikely, since the current location of the Tutwiler hotel is not the same as the one that originally bore his name and therefore, it is unlikely ...


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    Linn-Henley Research Library

    Birmingham, Alabama

    31.2 miles from Shelby, AL

    A ghostly man has been sighted as well as objects moving by themselves and reports of cold spots and eerie feelings have been reported.


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    Bass Cemetery

    Birmingham, Alabama

    32.5 miles from Shelby, AL

    Screams are heard and a heavy presence is felt.


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    Birmingham Racecourse

    Birmingham, Alabama

    32.6 miles from Shelby, AL

    The racecourse was built over the top of an ancient American Indian burial ground. Staff working late hours have reported seeing shadowy figures standing out on the racecourse. Maniacal laughter and voices have been heard in the stables, and phantom hoof beats and winning has been heard on various parts ...


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    Oakachoy Covered Bridge

    Alexander City, Alabama

    36 miles from Shelby, AL

    Vandals burned the bridge down a few years ago, but it was reported that it was haunted by a slave who was hanged nearby.


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    Lilly Lane

    Hueytown, Alabama

    36 miles from Shelby, AL

    The ghost of an old man apparently wanders the streets at night. Reported by numerous residents who claim to have seen him.


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    Old Walker Chapel Cemetery

    Coalburg, Alabama

    36.7 miles from Shelby, AL

    Visitor here have reported that something grabs their feet as if attempting to pull them down into the graves. At times, the force has pulled the shoes right off their feet.


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    CEPA Building

    Pell City, Alabama

    36.8 miles from Shelby, AL

    People in the performing arts claim to her crying of a little girl, and gets the reaction of a man who accidentally got hung when a play or any other event messes up. (Submitted by Amie)


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    Bayview Bridge

    Mulga, Alabama

    37.6 miles from Shelby, AL

    There are many different versions of the haunting of this bridge, from a woman alone, to a woman and a baby to a car crash...etc. Guess you will just have to visit and see for yourself.


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    Village Falls Cemetery

    Mulga, Alabama

    37.9 miles from Shelby, AL

    Ghostly figures, spooky feelings. The usual haunted cemetery fare can be found here.


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    Bottenfield Middle School

    Adamsville, Alabama

    39 miles from Shelby, AL

    Many witnesses have reported seeing the ghost of a young man who appears and quickly disappears in the section of the school that houses the band and choir rooms. A musically inclined ghost, maybe?


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    Hodges Cemetery

    Watson, Alabama

    39.2 miles from Shelby, AL

    You may experience many things here such as banging on the car, faces or hands in your car windows, a wolf who chases you, moving lights or red glowing eyes. Tombstones are said to move and shadowy beings have been reported, as well as strange noises and music.


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    Burgundy Drive

    Adamsville, Alabama

    40 miles from Shelby, AL

    The community of Indian Meadows and the adjacent community of Shady Grove are both built over the top of an American Indian Cherokee burial ground. Haunting have been reported in both houses, Burgundy Drive (the street that runs through the communities) and in the adjacent woods. Dark figures and shadows ...


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    Cemetery Mountain

    Talladega, Alabama

    40.3 miles from Shelby, AL

    If it's called Cemetery Mountain, well it just has to be haunted. You can't have a place called Cemetery Mountain and it not be haunted, that would be un-American. It's called Cemetery Mountain, and it's spooky and there are a lot of cemeteries there. So it's haunted. ...


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    Liberty Cemetery

    Alexander City, Alabama

    40.5 miles from Shelby, AL

    You may hear the cries of a baby who died during the Civil War, and feel an eerie presence.


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    Pinson Cemetery

    Pinson, Alabama

    40.6 miles from Shelby, AL

    There's legend here of a ghost who does housework! That's right, allegedly there are sightings of a ghost... sweeping. Because after an entire life of drudgery and cleaning, that's how every woman wants to spend her afterlife.


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    Moncrief Cemetery

    Gardendale, Alabama

    41.1 miles from Shelby, AL

    Eerie screams have been heard and ghostly apparitions have been seen haunting the Moncrief cemetery.


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    Cardiff Cemetery

    Graysville, Alabama

    42.6 miles from Shelby, AL

    Typical cemetery haunting fare including orbs and reports that your car will die if you drive there on specific dates.


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    Sturdivant Mansion

    Jacksons' Gap, Alabama

    44.7 miles from Shelby, AL

    Nothing but a few walls remain of Sturdivant mansion except rumors of the ghosts that resided there. The ruin in the woods is reportedly haunted, though reports as to the exact nature of the haunting differ. There is a legend that a madman once slaughtered every person inside ...


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    Gravity Hill

    Munford, Alabama

    44.9 miles from Shelby, AL

    This gravity hill can be found on Cheaha Road. In case you aren't familiar with the phenomena of Gravity Hills these occur when an optical illusion makes it appear that your car is rolling upward on a hill, when in fact, you are rolling down. The phenomena can ...


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    Bethlehem United Methodist Church

    Munford, Alabama

    45.1 miles from Shelby, AL

    People claim to see orbs rising over the cemetery attached to the church.


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    Wetumpka Mortuary

    Wetumpka, Alabama

    45.3 miles from Shelby, AL

    This historic building is no longer a mortuary, and is currently believed to be unoccupied. A poltergeist has been known to turn the lights on and off, and passer-by's have reportedly heard screams coming out of the building. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Wetumpka Chamber of Commerce

    Wetumpka, Alabama

    45.3 miles from Shelby, AL

    The chambers are housed within a 1910 building, which was originally the town bank. Staff have reported hearing disembodied footsteps, ghostly voices and the sound of someone being dragged through an upstairs corridor. On the third floor, which hasn't been used for decades according to staff, furniture moves around ...


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    Rocky Mount

    Prattville, Alabama

    45.4 miles from Shelby, AL

    This 1891 establishment used to be a b&b; however, it is now only hired out for weddings and events. The ghost who resides here, believed to be the owner's Great-Aunt Mae. In life, Great-Aunt Mae loved music so much she would wake up in the middle of the night and ...


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    The Plantation House

    Prattville, Alabama

    45.7 miles from Shelby, AL

    Dating back to 1832, this old home is known locally as "The Plantation House." It operated for many years as a bed and breakfast, but as of 2014 it is on the market for any interested buyers. There have long been sightings reported of the ghost of Mr ...


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    Bear Creek Swamp

    Prattville, Alabama

    46.9 miles from Shelby, AL

    Ghostly lights and Civil War era soldiers seem to be haunting Bear Creek Swamp.


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    Maxwell Air Force Base

    Montgomery, Alabama

    52.2 miles from Shelby, AL

    In Building 1433 an eerie presence has been felt, and lieutenants may awaken with their beds soaked in river water. Shadows move in the halls and a burnt electrical smell occurrs on the 2nd floor. Electrical phenomena have been reported as well. They say the ghosts here are Confederate soldiers ...


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    High Hill Church

    Parrish, Alabama

    52.4 miles from Shelby, AL

    This church and cemetery is believed to be haunted by locals. Locals report seeing people in the cemetery late at night. Some locals have witnessed crowds of people which resembled a revival late at night at the church even though the church has been abandoned for years. One ...


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    Harper Hill Cemetery

    Dadeville, Alabama

    52.9 miles from Shelby, AL

    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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    Lucas Tavern - Old Alabama Town

    Montgomery, Alabama

    52.9 miles from Shelby, AL

    The ghost of owner and hostess Eliza Lucas is said to appear here. She wears Victorian clothing and is very friendly: She waves and smiles at passersby from the doorway.


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    Tally-Ho Restaurant

    Selma, Alabama

    53.1 miles from Shelby, AL

    The ghost of a young woman who was murdered in the restaurant many years ago still haunts it. She makes herself known by throwing objects around and moving light fittings around. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    State Capitol Building

    Montgomery, Alabama

    53.2 miles from Shelby, AL

    A woman in Civil War era clothing is said to haunt the State Capitol Building.


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    Little Vine Cemetery

    Shelby, Alabama

    53.8 miles from Shelby, AL

    Possibly among the most inane of haunted reports, people claim to see a green light in the cemetery at night.


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    Judson College

    Marion, Alabama

    53.9 miles from Shelby, AL

    Judson College is a happening haunted hotspot. Several different ghosts, or one very mobile one appears to be haunting Judson. Some claim a specific room is haunted, some claim there are shadows and cold spots and that the ghost will touch or "mark" people in some ways. ...


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    Tallapoosa Entertainment Center

    Montgomery, Alabama

    53.9 miles from Shelby, AL

    This casino is said to be haunted. There are reports of machines playing by themselves (what happens if a ghost hits the jackpot we wonder?), whispering voices and some objects appear to move independently of human interaction.


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    Flatwoods

    Steele, Alabama

    54.2 miles from Shelby, AL

    The woods along here is reportedly the site where a group of freed black slaves set up a settlement following the Civil War that was burned out and destroyed by the KKK. It is said to be haunted by the men and women who died during the raid.


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    Marion Military Institute

    Marion, Alabama

    54.4 miles from Shelby, AL

    Claims of strange noises and objects being moved cause some people to say that the MMI is haunted.


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    The Castle - Weaver House

    Selma, Alabama

    54.5 miles from Shelby, AL

    This 1865 house is rumored to have been copied from a castle on the Rhine and was once owned by one of Selma's founding families. Strange things happen here, such as the faint sound of music playing at night and a light that a witness outside saw shining in the ...


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    Old Depot Museum

    Selma, Alabama

    54.5 miles from Shelby, AL

    Formerly the city train station and an ammunitions depot, the spook haunting this museum seems to be fond of the elevator, as it has been known to move from floor to floor of its own accord. Submitted by Callum Swift


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    Grace Hall

    Selma, Alabama

    54.6 miles from Shelby, AL

    Grace Hall is an 1859 private home and the residence of at least five ghosts. One, the ghost of "Miz Eliza," is a 19th-century lady of the house who in life had four daughters. She is most often seen by children and younger women. She wears a white gown and ...


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    Sturdivant Museum

    Selma, Alabama

    54.7 miles from Shelby, AL

    Those who work there claim there are many ghostly occurrences within its walls. Rocking chairs that rock on their own, doors that are opened by an unseen hand and other unexplained phenomena have lead some to conclude that Sturdivant is haunted by its former master John Parkman.


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    501 Tremont Street

    Selma, Alabama

    54.7 miles from Shelby, AL

    This privately owned home is haunted by Gerald, a ghost who moves objects in the house to suit his taste. If anything is put in a spot where it does not belong, Gerald moves it to another area. For example, the ghost doesn't like for anything to be placed on ...


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    St. James Hotel

    Selma, Alabama

    54.7 miles from Shelby, AL

    Built in 1837, the historic hotel was fully renovated in 1997. Frank and Jesse James were frequent, sometimes long-term, guests at the hotel. Among other spirits, the ghost of Jesse James is said to reside here, a male apparition in 1880s cowboy garb. Jesse's girlfriend Lucinda has been seen here ...


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