The Sweetwater Mansion has several different strange stories about ghosts and apparitions, but it also has another unique story, the mystery room story.
It is a plantation style home that is located in Florence Alabama, which is in the northwestern corner of the state.
It has a checked history that involves the Civil War, and there are several witnesses that will swear it is one of the most haunted houses in Alabama.
It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.
The plantation style home was designed by General John Brahan of the Alabama Militia, but he did not live long enough to see the home actually finished.
It has eight rooms that were built from bricks that were made on the site of the creek which it is named after, Sweetwater Creek.
Completed in the year 1835 and because of the death of General Braham, its first inhabitant was the Generals son-in-law, Robert Patton.
It was built of a hill that faced what was once the busiest stage road in the area, and slaves were used to build it.
They started the construction by excavating the basement in the year 1828, and it is in this basement that the famous “mystery room” is located.
The main floor of the home includes four very large rooms that are separated by a central hall, and the upstairs has two bedrooms and a quest room.
The basement area has five rooms with a fireplace in each room, as well as a wine cellar, pantry and laundry room, and a preserving room.
Then there is the “mystery room” where most of the stories of “haunting” originate at the Sweetwater Mansion.
The “mystery room’ has no way at all to enter into it, and it can only be seen through one exterior window.
The Sweetwater Mansion also has quite a history with the Civil war, and this is where more of the stories about being haunted develop.
This Mansion, as well as the Price and McCorstin Plantation homes, was used by both the Confederate Army as well as the Union Army.
It is believed that both Armies used these Mansions at various times throughput the Civil War.
There are stories that the basement of Sweetwater Mansion once served as a hospital for both sides, but there is also one other interesting and chilling story.
It has been reported that someone, the legends are not clear as to exactly who, practiced “black magic’ in one of the upstairs bedrooms.
There are several different stories about ghosts and different apparitions being seen in this old mansion.
The most famous involves one of the caretakers.
She reported seeing a casket suddenly out of nowhere, which was laying in one of the rooms located downstairs.
Inside of the casket was a man’s body that was dressed in a Confederate Uniform.
She had no idea who the man was but discovered later that it may have been one of the Generals sons who died in the Civil war.
His funeral was held in Sweetwater Mansion.
However, there are also legends that both of the sons of the former owner of the Plantation are buried in the floor of the “mystery room”.
It is this legend that may be behind some of the other strange stories.
There is also a story about one of the rooms that will suddenly lock “women only” inside of it without warning.
There is a story about one of the early caretakers, a Ms. Emmet Lettie Region, which without any warning at all, got locked in this room.
It scared her so bad that she would only live in one of the rooms that she was 100% comfortable in.
More Ghost Stories
This is however, just the beginning of the Ghost stories about Sweetwater Mansion.
There are also stories about a figure of a man, again dressed in a Confederate Uniform, walking outside in the front area of the property.
There was a paranormal company, the Paranormal State, which has actually caught this image on tape.
However, that is not all they caught, as they also have footage of a door moving by itself, as well as a large ceiling tile being thrown across a room.
But the stories do not end there, as there have also been reports of witnesses seeing a woman dressed in a Civil War era dress, walking in the hallways.
There are also witnesses that have reported hearing children laughing when there are no children anywhere near the Plantation.
The ghost stories that surround Sweetwater Mansion are very real to the witnesses, and certainly look real on the captured film footage.
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