BUILT: c. the 1800s
STATUS: Still standing
Bass Cemetery was established over two centuries ago. The first known grave belonged to Revolutionary War veteran Burwell Bass, who passed away in 1831. He served as the cemetery’s namesake. Montezuma Goodwin, a farmer shot and killed by his brother-in-law in 1904, was also buried in Bass Cemetery. The cemetery primarily serves as the resting place for slaves and Civil War soldiers from both armies. When animal remains started turning up more frequently at Bass Cemetery, reports of occult activities increased. One occult member was said to have robbed a body from a coffin. The identities of the spirits haunting Bass Cemetery are unknown. Visitors claim to have heard screams, seen apparitions, felt watched or followed, and have been overcome with an inexplicable easiness while on the cemetery grabs. Paranormal investigators have captured photographs of floating orbs and mysterious mists.
- Alabama Haunted Houses. “Bass Cemetery,” www.AlabamaHauntedHouses.com
- Forgotten USA. “Bass Cemetery,” www.ForgottenUSA.com