In 1500, Spanish sails slid silently, fluttering under a full moon into Mobile Bay. From the banks of the wild woods watched the local Native Indians of who many would soon die by the hands of Spanish conquistadors. Cartographers mapped the area noting its mystic atmosphere and wild woods. Since the establishment of a French colony in 1702, Mobile has seen its share of tragedy. The city has been in the hands of the French, British, Spanish, and the Confederate Army. If you are looking for a haunted house to visit, you won’t be disappointed by a trip to Mobile. Visit the top 3 haunted house in Mobile, AL.
The USS Alabama Battleship is located in Mobile Bay. The ship served in the south Pacific and was responsible for shooting down 23 Japanese planes. Fortunately, American deaths on board were five. Friendly fire on board the ship was responsible for eight people’s death. A safety feature in the second gun turret failed to work and when the gun fired, some of the crew were killed. A second tragedy occurred when the ship was dry dock in Norfolk. Dubbed the “Mighty A” by those who sailed on her, the USS Alabama is notorious for ghostly encounters. Many servicemen claim to hear heavy footsteps and disembodied voices above and below decks. Watertight hatches slam shut without any help from human hands and ghostly hands send S.O.S. messages throughout the bulkheads.
Located at 701 Government Street, the large oak outside the main branch downtown is believed by some to be haunted. Countless innocent passersby have testified that during dusk, crying and whispering occurs around the tree. No other information is available like who is actually crying however the sounds are heard so frequently the spot is a favorite haunt of local spook lovers.
Fort Gaines on Dauphin Island
Technically, the fort is located in Mobile County and not the actual city. The Fort saw a lot action during the Civil War but the death was not limited to soldiers. During the war, slaves and prisoners of war were chained to the walls in the lower depths of the fort. One year, a tumultuous storm triggered an ocean swell that filled the area with seawater, drowning the helpless victims. Visitors to the fort say they have seen shadow apparitions moving about the fort. One particular ghost follows guests to their car, a very unnerving experience.