Haunted Places in Vance, Alabama



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    Gamma Phi Beta House - University of Alabama

    Tuscaloosa, Alabama

    18.3 miles from Vance, AL

    Although this haunted spot can be found on most ghost websites, there are very few accounts to be found. Reportedly the bathroom taps turn on by themselves and doors slamming. I'd mark this one as dubious.


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    Drish House

    Tuscaloosa, Alabama

    19 miles from Vance, AL

    People claim to see lights in the mansion when no one is there and there are also reports of the tower being engulfed in ghostly flames.


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    Old Public Library - Jemison Mansion

    Tuscaloosa, Alabama

    19.2 miles from Vance, AL

    This mansion turned library turned tourist attraction/wedding venue is said to be haunted. Visitors report cold spots, strange feelings and an eerie "presence".


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    Hay Hall

    Tuscaloosa, Alabama

    20.3 miles from Vance, AL

    Yet another one of those vague claims without any substantiation the "haunting of Hay Hall" usually goes something like this: One of the rooms is supposedly haunted by a girl who used to live there.... Really? Did she die there? Why's she there? Did she just love college ...


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    University of Montevallo

    Montevallo, Alabama

    21.8 miles from Vance, 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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    Lilly Lane

    Hueytown, Alabama

    23.1 miles from Vance, 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 Bryce Hospital

    Northport, Alabama

    23.2 miles from Vance, AL

    A former insane asylum with a reputation for treating its patients cruelly (especially black patients of which there were a disproportionate amount), this place is an obvious choice for claims of haunting. People claim to feel hot and cold spots, see items moving and hear ghostly sounds and footsteps. ...


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    Jemison Center - Old Bryce Mental Hospital

    Northport, Alabama

    23.3 miles from Vance, AL

    Although most ghost websites will refer to this place as Old Bryce Mental Hospital, this is not an accurate designation. There is a Bryce Mental Hospital in Alabama, but it has been located in Tuscaloosa since its inception in 1861 and the Jemison Center, as this place is accurately called, ...


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    Moundville Archaeological Park

    Moundville, Alabama

    25.7 miles from Vance, AL

    At these historic Native American mounds, reports say, ghostly drums may be heard at night and lights may be seen coming from one of the larger mounds that looks like a pyramid.


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    Whatley House

    Moundville, Alabama

    29.4 miles from Vance, AL

    Although the house no longer exists, the ground it stands on still does and the ground itself is the source of the haunting claims. Supposedly this house was built on old slave quarters and a cemetery (very busy stretch of land) and this made for some uneasy living.


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    Village Falls Cemetery

    Mulga, Alabama

    30.2 miles from Vance, AL

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


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    Bayview Bridge

    Mulga, Alabama

    30.3 miles from Vance, 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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    High Hill Church

    Parrish, Alabama

    30.6 miles from Vance, 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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    Burgundy Drive

    Adamsville, Alabama

    33.1 miles from Vance, 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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    Bottenfield Middle School

    Adamsville, Alabama

    33.8 miles from Vance, 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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    Hotel Highland - Pickwick Hotel

    Birmingham, Alabama

    33.9 miles from Vance, 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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    Redmont Hotel

    Birmingham, Alabama

    34.3 miles from Vance, 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

    34.3 miles from Vance, 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

    34.3 miles from Vance, 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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    Sloss Furnaces

    Birmingham, Alabama

    35 miles from Vance, 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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    Old Courthouse

    Columbiana, Alabama

    36.2 miles from Vance, 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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    Hodges Cemetery

    Watson, Alabama

    37.3 miles from Vance, 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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    Cardiff Cemetery

    Graysville, Alabama

    37.5 miles from Vance, 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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    Judson College

    Marion, Alabama

    37.9 miles from Vance, 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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    Old Walker Chapel Cemetery

    Coalburg, Alabama

    38.2 miles from Vance, 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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    Marion Military Institute

    Marion, Alabama

    38.4 miles from Vance, AL

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


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    Jack's Restaurant

    Parrish, Alabama

    39.4 miles from Vance, AL

    You may experience the presence of a Native American ghost named Mary who knocks things over, plays electrical pranks, alters the temperature, and whispers over the drive-through speakers.


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    Moncrief Cemetery

    Gardendale, Alabama

    42.1 miles from Vance, AL

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


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    Bass Cemetery

    Birmingham, Alabama

    42.6 miles from Vance, AL

    Screams are heard and a heavy presence is felt.


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    Birmingham Racecourse

    Birmingham, Alabama

    43.2 miles from Vance, 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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    Refuge Bridge

    Clanton, Alabama

    45 miles from Vance, 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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    Easly Cemetery

    Jasper, Alabama

    46.5 miles from Vance, AL

    Reported sightings of paranormal activity at this cemetery include a fiery orb that floats through the air.


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    Little Vine Cemetery

    Vance, Alabama

    46.6 miles from Vance, 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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    Pinson Cemetery

    Pinson, Alabama

    48.1 miles from Vance, 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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    Pickens County Courthouse

    Carrollton, Alabama

    50.1 miles from Vance, AL

    A ghostly face appears in the window of this courthouse in Carrollton, Alabama. Legend attributes the face to a wrongly-accused man who was either lynched by an angry mob after being dragged from the courthouse or who died after being struck by lightning at the exact moment that he leaned ...


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    Tally-Ho Restaurant

    Selma, Alabama

    52.1 miles from Vance, 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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    Gravity Hill

    Sylacauga, Alabama

    53.5 miles from Vance, 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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    The Castle - Weaver House

    Selma, Alabama

    53.9 miles from Vance, 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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    Sturdivant Museum

    Selma, Alabama

    53.9 miles from Vance, 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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    Grace Hall

    Selma, Alabama

    54 miles from Vance, 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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    501 Tremont Street

    Selma, Alabama

    54.1 miles from Vance, 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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    Brownstone Manor

    Selma, Alabama

    54.3 miles from Vance, AL

    This grand 1890's residence is supposedly haunted by Ms Hooper, a former owner. Visitors nowadays have reported paintings being moved around, disembodied footsteps and the apparition of a woman in an old-fashioned dress. Submitted by Callum Swift


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    George Baker House

    Selma, Alabama

    54.3 miles from Vance, AL

    Thought to be build sometime before 1861, this house was the site of a Civil War battle, during which a wounded Union soldier crept beneath the stairs and died. Reports say his blood is still visible there, and residents hear footsteps in the upstairs part of the building--even though the ...


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    Trotter Home

    Selma, Alabama

    54.4 miles from Vance, AL

    The spirit who lives here is reported to appear as a shadow in the corner of your eye. Other strange things happen here too: Doors open and lights turn on by themselves, footsteps and knocking soundes are heard, and balls of light have been seen. Also, plants are knocked down ...


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    Old Depot Museum

    Selma, Alabama

    54.4 miles from Vance, 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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    Vaughan Smitherman Museum

    Selma, Alabama

    54.5 miles from Vance, AL

    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. Submitted by Callum ...


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    St. James Hotel

    Selma, Alabama

    54.5 miles from Vance, 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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    Gaineswood Plantation

    Demopolis, Alabama

    57.8 miles from Vance, AL

    No plantation is complete without stories of a ghostly haunting and this one is fairly tame by comparison. A young woman who died while visiting the plantation is said to haunt Gaineswood. angry that she was not promptly returned to her home state for burial. Her anger must not ...


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    Jack Cole Road

    Hayden, Alabama

    57.8 miles from Vance, AL


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    CEPA Building

    Pell City, Alabama

    61.1 miles from Vance, 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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