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Real Haunted Houses: Cedarhurst Mansion

The Cedarhurst Mansion was built in 1823 by Stephen Ewing. It is a two-story, brick-walled construction. Just a little over a decade after the mansion was built, in 1837, a relative of Ewing, Sally Carter, died of illness at the age of 16 while she was staying at the mansion. Her spirit is said to still haunt the house until […]

Real Haunted Houses: Redmont Hotel

Perhaps not an actual house, but rather a hotel, but the Redmont Hotel is alledgedly one of the most haunted buildings in the state of Alabama. It opened in 1925 and is one of the oldest operating hotels in the region. The original hotel counted some 200-rooms, with private baths which was quite unusual at the time. In 1946, it […]

Urban Legends Investigated: The Ghosts of Versailles

Have you ever been to Versailles? I visited the famous Palace of Versailles and its magnificent gardens a few years ago. While it was amazing to wander through the Palace and imagine how the Kings and Queens of old lived in the sprawling estate, it was the gardens that really drew my interest. Which is peculiar because I’m usually not […]

Real Haunted Houses: Bragg-Mitchell Mansion

The Bragg-Mitchell Mansion, with massive double parlors and a majestic circular staircase, is one of the most-photographed buildings in Mobile, Alabama. The house was built in 1855, and is a perfect example of Greek Revival architecture that was popular in that era. The mansion was built on request of Judge John Bragg. During the Civil War, all the live oak […]

Urban Legends Investigated: NoEnd House

NoEnd House is a CreepyPasta story that was published in June 2011. In the story, the narrator is told about the existing of a haunted house so scary that you win $500 if you make it to the last room. It’s called “NoEnd House” simply because no one has ever reached the final room. The narrator, in this version called […]

Real Haunted Houses: Oakleigh House

Oakleigh is a historical house turned museum that is located in Mobile, Alabama. It is the centerpiece of the Oakleigh Historic Complex, a group of buildings that contain a cottage, Union barracks, and an archives building. In 1833, James W. Roper, a brick mason, dry goods merchant and cotton factor, built Oakleigh. During the building phase of the house, Roper […]

Urban Legends Investigated: The Clock Man Video

Are you familiar with The Clock Man Video? It is a rather well-known meme, and originated from an animated Czech short video that aired on Nickelodeon’s Pinwheel show. The short film follows a young girl who is taken on a trip by a mysterious man who crawls out of her clock. She is returned to her room just before sunrise […]

Real Haunted Houses: Sweetwater Mansion

Sweetwater Mansion is a plantation house located in Florence, Alabama designed by General John Brahan. The mansion received its name from the nearby Sweetwater Creek. It was first occupied by Robert M. Patton, the son-in-law of John Brahan. Robert M. Patton was elected as governor of Alabama in 1865. Sweetwater was one of the largest plantations, with a slave village […]