7 HAUNTED HOUSES IN MOBILE, ALABAMA
By: Chris Andrews
Mobile is a city that over three centuries old that has been influenced by many different nations and cultures. The quickest way to see the melting pot of culture in our town is through the lens of our historic homes. Mobile was an incredibly wealthy city for the first half of the 19th century. Many Mobilians flaunted their wealth through their homes. Over the years, these homes have turned into businesses, museums, hotels, and attractions. These homes have all had numerous stories of eerie behavior. Take a visit to these 7 haunted houses in Mobile, Alabama!
Mobile Carnival Museum
Built in 1872, the historic Bernstein-Bush mansion now houses the Mobile Carnival Museum. Today, you’ll find exhibits on Mobile’s Mardi Gras history. In years past, this was a former funeral home where workers claimed to often see ghost named, Ralph. Recently, the staff have found mannequins moved, exhibit pieces missing, and other strange happening from Ralph.
Richards DAR House
Come tour this beautiful Antebellum home for its gorgeous Italianate architecture and charm. You’ll learn all about Mobile’s history but you might also find some disturbances in the Children’s Room including marbles that move daily, footsteps, and voices of children playing.
Built in 1833, Oakleigh is one of the oldest homes in Mobile. Take a visit here to admire the beautiful Greek Revival architecture, rare antique china, Union Barracks, but don’t miss the wreath of human hair. A wreath meant to make you feel close to loved ones who have deceased.
Kate Shepard Bed & Breakfast
Built in 1897, this Queen Anne style home is now a gorgeous bed and breakfast for any weekend stay in Mobile. Reports of a young girl running around the house and through the bedrooms continue to haunt guests to this day.
Built prior to the Civil War, the Bragg-Mitchell Mansion is well known in Mobile for its Greek Revival architecture and Doric columns. Many supernatural encounters have occurred since the mansion opened its doors to the public. One romantic story of a young lady and a slave who fell in love prior to the Civil War. Another, of a cat that has haunted guests for almost 50 years.
Fort Conde Inn
The Fort Conde Inn is a charming hotel inside one of the oldest homes of Mobile. It’s so charming that some of its visitors have never left! Reports through the years of unusual happenings on the second floor combined with slamming doors and shaking beds have disturbed guests for many years.
Built in 1862, the Malaga is a beautiful place to stay in Mobile but many of its visitors have seen strange occurrences at the hotel. Swinging chandeliers, flickering lights, and the ghost of a women dressed in white on the balcony of room 007 are just a few of the hauntings here at the Malaga Inn.