Haunted Places

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James T. Staples Riverboat in Bladon Springs, Alabama

The James T. Staples riverboat (officially registered as the Jas. T. Staples, also known as the Big Jim) was a Tombigbee River stern-wheel paddle steamer belonging to Captain Norman Staples, the boat’s designer who named it after his father.

Silas, Alabama 36919, USA
Russell Cave National Monument in Bridgeport, Alabama

The Russell Cave National Monument was a sacred burial site that is at least 10,000 years old.

3729 County Road 98 Bridgeport, Alabama 35740, USA
Bladon Springs Cemetery in Bladon Springs, Alabama

The Bladon Springs Cemetery is haunted by Captain Norman Staples, captain of the James T. Staples riverboat. Staples experienced hardships brought on by a large steamboat company’s unethical practices and desire to establish a monopoly over all boats on the Alabama rivers.

Silas, Alabama 36919, USA

Gaineswood was designed and built in 1843 by General Nathan Byran Whitfield, a cotton planter from North Carolina.

805 South Cedar Avenue, Demopolis, Alabama, 36732, USA
The John R. Drish House in Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Dr. John R. Drish came to Tuscaloosa, Alabama in 1822, moving from Virginia. He was a widower, but he later married wealthy widow Sarah Owen McKinney in 1835.

2300 17th Street, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35401, USA
Boyington Oak in Mobile, Alabama

Sometime during the early 1800s, a man named Charles Boyington and his best friend, Nathaniel Frost, spent many of their afternoons together in the Church Street Graveyard located on Bayou Street. It is unknown why the chose this location in particular to spend their time, but the two were always remembered by the place.

107 South Bayou Street, Mobile, Alabama, 36602, USA
Auburn University Chapel in Auburn, Alabama

The Auburn University Chapel, built in 1851 by a Presbyterian congregation, is the oldest public building in Auburn, Alabama. During the Civil War, it was utilized as a hospital for wounded Confederate soldiers. In 1864, Sydney Grimlett, a British volunteer serving for the South, was struck in the leg by pieces of cannon shrapnel. By the time he received care for his injured limb, it had turned gangrenous. Grimlett died of blood loss during the amputation (some sources claim he succumbed to the infection). He was buried in the nearby graveyard.

University Chapel, Auburn, Alabama 36830, USA
Adams Grove Presbyterian Church in Dallas County, Alabama

The Adams Grove Presbyterian Church, constructed in the Greek revival-style in 1853, is one of the few pre-Civil War churches remaining in the area. The cemetery outside of the church was built at least five years prior. The last congregation was held in either 1974 or 1986, depending on the source. It is widely considered to be one of the most haunted locations in Alabama.

Sardis, Alabama, 36775, USA

In 1932, California government purchased 1,760 acres of land in Lewis Ranch in order to build the Camarillo State Mental Hospital (1936 – 1997). Camarillo treated patients with developmental disabilities and mental illnesses; criminally ill patients were sent to Atascadero State Hospital.locations/north-america/usa/california/

1 University Drive, Camarillo, California, 93012, USA

The Atascadero State Hospital (DSHA) was opened in 1954 as a state-run, self-contained forensic center designed to house inmates deemed "criminally insane" by the Superior Court, Board of Prison Terms, and/or the Department of Corrections.

10333 El Camino Real, Atascadero, California, 93422, USA
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