The Burleson/McEntire House is a former plantation that has been standing in Decatur, Alabama for over 170 years. The house has deep roots to the Civil War. The front columns are riddled with bullet holes from various battles and the Battle of Shiloh was planned within its walls. During the war, it was sometimes used as a hospital and soldiers often died in the house. Perhaps in part due to this violent history, the house has long been rumored to be haunted.

According to local lore, a Union soldier died from battle wounds in the Burleson/McEntire House and was buried under the floorboards for a few days until the battle had died down enough to give him a proper burial. Since then, people have reported seeing the apparition of the ghost lurking around the house. In addition to the Union soldier, people report seeing the spirit of a woman in white lurking around the grounds.

Posted by Carrie Dean

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  1. Hello. 🙂 I have noticed that many of your posts feature haunted places in Alabama. I am fascinated by the paranormal, and I am from Alabama originally, though I live in France now. I can’t read everything at once because I am short on time at the moment, but I look forward to learning more. 🙂 Thanks for posting and have a nice day. I like your stories too. 🙂



    1. I myself am born and raised in Alabama and I’m still here so I have a lot of knowledge of the haunted places here. So glad you enjoy my site, makes me smile! keep following I try to post everyday.



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