Tag: alabama

Bryce Hospital – Alabama

Bryce Hospital, opened in 1861 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States, is Alabama’s oldest and largest inpatient psychiatric facility. First known as the Alabama State Hospital for the Insane and later as the Alabama Insane Hospital, the building is considered an architectural model. The hospital currently houses 268 beds for acute care, treatment and rehabilitation of full-time (committed) patients. The Mary Starke Harper Geriatric Psychiatry Hospital, a separate facility on the same campus, provides an additional 100 […]

The Plantation House

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 Davis, the former owner of the house who took his life in the 1920s. He flirts with women who stay at the house, touching their backs and […]

Former State Trooper Dead After Shooting West Alabama DA Greg Griggers

In DEMOPOLIS, AL – A former Alabama State Trooper was shot dead by police after authorities say he shot west Alabama District Attorney Greg Griggers in the face Thursday afternoon. The former state trooper is identified as Steve Smith. He was shot and killed by a Demopolis police officer after the incident between Smith and Griggers. Griggers was treated for his injuries and is expected to make a full recovery. He is the District Attorney […]

The Vanishing Of Orion Williamson, Selma AL.

Is the tale of Alabama’s most famous disappearance true? You decide. One hot July afternoon in 1854, a farmer named Orion Williamson – or other names, depending on the version – was walking on his farm near Selma. Reportedly, Williamson’s wife and family were on the front porch of the farmhouse. Then, neighbors passed by and waved to Williamson, who was walking in ankle-deep grass. Orion waved back before vanishing right before the eyes of […]

Huggin’ Molly, Abbeville

For mothers wanting their children to hurry home at dark, the legend of the witch-like Huggin’ Molly was a helper. For children, she was downright frightening. Legend claims a phantom woman would appear to children, but only at night. She would squeeze them tightly, then scream in their ears. She never harmed them, other than perhaps causing some ringing in their ears. The figure was as much as 7 feet tall, wearing dark clothing and […]

Hell’s Gate, Oxford Al.

An abandoned bridge on Old Boiling Springs Road earned its unusual and spooky name this way: Legend says if you stop on the bridge and turn around, the road behind resembles fiery gates of Hell. According to OxfordParanormalSociety.com, the bridge is haunted. “Many years ago a young couple lost their lives on this bridge. On a dark night, if you stop on the bridge and turn off all the lights, a member of the dead couple […]

Witch in the Woods, Gadsden

Those who walk along the wooded Hinds Road in Gadsden are likely to run across a woman who is said to have “sold her soul to the devil,” according to HauntedPlaces.org. Legend says the woman was a witch who lived in a shack deep in the woods and “her evil soul still lingers on to frighten and bedevil the good folk of Alabama.”