History holds magnificent power; it can make us wiser, smarter and overall better as a society. Take a step back in time and watch history unfold at the many historical sites scattered all throughout the state. Alabama is home to one of the most complete records of prehistoric cultures in the Southeast. It is home to grounds of historical battles like the Battle of Horseshoe Bend and the Battle of Mobile Bay. In Alabama, you can walk the grounds of places and relive events that forever changed our nation and our world. Go ahead and dive deeper into the past. You never know what you might find.
One of Alabama’s most historic cities is also the state’s most haunted.
The City of Selma is one of Alabama’s most historic as well as one of its most haunted. Ghost hunters have discovered that the region has a lot of paranormal activity because of the region's Native American and Civil War history.
Alabama author Kathryn Tucker Windham also lived in Selma and told stories about a ghost named Jeffrey who lived with her. Jeffrey even got Windham her big break as the subject of her book, 13 Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey, published in 1969. The book is now part of Southern folklore that has been handed down for decades.
Interest in the paranormal seems to increase during this time of year, so here is a list of the region’s reported most haunted places:
Kathryn Windham Tucker Private Home:
The storyteller’s home was built in the 1950s, and it serves as the backdrop of Windham’s famous book, 13 Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey. As legend has it, Jeffrey is the ghost that lives in the storyteller’s home.
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