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Night to Remember in Citronelle Alabama

Posted on October 17, 2009

I was about 16 when this event took place. In a small town in south Alabama, Citronelle to be exact. I was at a friends house and decided we wanted to go “Ghost Hunting”. Now be careful because sometimes you get what you ask for. In our case we got a lot more.

We had heard of an old church outside of town that was abandoned by a cemetery. We were all excited that we were gonna go see some ghosts! When we arrived we noticed that trees and bushes had started to grow inside the old building and the place was missing two of the exterior walls. So we went on in to start what turned out to be a very scary event.

There was a large hole in the center of the room that had seemed to be burned from the ground up into the large room. On the right side of the room were other what seemed to be class rooms. Now remember this in one room there was a fire place. We dared our friends to sit by the fire place to talk to the ghost and see what would happen. So we all went to the car and he stayed behind. Not long after he came out mad at us, saying we were talking to him trying to scare him. We were all at the trucks.

So I decided to go myself and see exactly what he was talking about. So I went by the fire place and took a seat. My father always told me to respect the dead because they are all around you and I never knew how true that was. I asked a series of questions like, “why are you here,” and “how did you die?” Nothing. So I stayed quiet and I heard someone behind me say, “Hello.” When I turned to see what was there, I saw nothing.

I began to walk out of that room when I felt a tug on my jacket. I remember it being cold, but it was almost painfully cold in that particular room. When I looked to see what had grabbed my jacket there was no nail sticking out, no loose board, but there was a feeling like someone wanted me to stay. So I left even quicker. The next room I was going to pass but I heard a footstep and I stopped. I guess from extreme fear, but I turned my head when I thought I had seen a shadow standing in the corner.

Now at this moment I wanted to run so bad but it was almost like it wanted to invite me in the room. I stared for what seemed to be minutes and it eventually walked through what used to be a wall, but was now outside the building. I ran so fast! I slid over the hood of the truck and kept going. When my friends had caught up with me I told them my story. We never went back, but to this day I have never forgotten the night a few friends got more than we bargained for.

I have had a lot of things like this happen to me when I was younger. When I grew up it never got better I would see dead family members, and people that weren’t really there. I am intrigued by it and at times, it still scares the hell out of me. If this is what this site is for maybe I will write more often.

Sent in by Justin, Copyright 2009 TrueGhostTales.com

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17 Responses to “Night to Remember in Citronelle Alabama”
  1. Karen M. says:

    I would have been running out of there too, but I don’t think I would have gone in the first place either!

  2. Gummi Bear says:

    Hi Justin,

    Great and SCARY story! I look forward to reading more of your stories in the future. Thank you for sharing.

  3. justin says:

    i cant talk to anyone around me about this stuff, im in kuwait with the army so this site is great for me. thanks for reading my story.and i have already wrote another so i hope you enjoy them.

  4. trolldoll1681 says:

    yeah that would have been scary! makes you wonder how long this lonely ghost had been there. you ought to try looking up the history of the place. or take a look around the cemetary and find the oldest grave stones for names and dates. do it in the daytime, i don’t think who ever this was meant you any harm!! thanks for the story!!

  5. trolldoll1681 says:

    hey folks, don’t forget to vote for these great stories that keep this site going!!!!

  6. Gummi Bear says:

    Hey there Justin! God bless you and all the other men and women who are other there with you fighting to keep our beautiful and wonderful country free, and for your safe return home to your families!

    Thank you!

    I’m looking forward to reading your next story.

  7. camille says:

    Dear Justin,
    Please do continue to share your stories with us. You do have an audience of regular
    readers and “friends” with similar experiences within the group of regulars and newcomers on this site.
    So, please, do contiue to share…
    Also, many thanks to you and your compainons for being members of the proud
    military forces of our country.
    Stay safe,
    Your Alabama friend..

  8. scarygirl67 says:

    I, too, have gone into places when I shouldn’t have…hoping to see something spooky. I don’t blame you for being scared…I think sometimes negative things happen in a place, and it never leaves…the energy, I mean.

    I look forward to hearing more of your stories…you are certainly not alone! I think it helps to talk about experiences like this, not only to compare notes, but to brainstorm and think of possibilities of what these things mean.

  9. justin says:

    We thank yall for thanking us ,but it is our job and we mostly enjoy what we do.being in the holy land i wonder what i can get into here .lol

  10. Karen M. says:

    Really, what do you do in the Army?

  11. justin says:

    well i am a chemical specialist. i deal with nuclear and biological chemicals and we also are used for recon .but my current duties i am sorry i cant speak about because of where we are and our mission.but i posted a few more stories i hope everyone enjoys them.these events scared the hell out of me but i eventually learned to not look for it to hapen bu let it happen and look for a way out .lol.later guys have a blessed day.

  12. DarStarr says:

    Great story! Thank you for sharing it and I am glad you found a site that you CAN speak about this kind of stuff! I know it helps, and there are wonderful people here that will listen!
    We are all here for you, so welcome!
    And I know you don’t want thanks for being where you are and doing what you are doing, but I must Thank you all! You guys are so appreciated! You really are!

  13. mama22bratz says:

    Justin, Loved the Story and I know it has been said numerous times above but again thank you and God Bless you for serving Our Country, my prayers are with every single one of you out there making the ultimate sacrifice so we can live free and in Peace!
    Love Ya!

  14. justin says:

    well guys i really thank you all for caring about us so much.it is hard to come by sometimes and believe me we love you all for it also.i hope my other stories come up soon

  15. Rachel says:

    Woah, that’s incredibly coincidental. A couple of friends and I are heading up to an old, abandoned church/cemetery this Saturday [Halloween.] That’s scary. I might not go now.

  16. beau says:

    Hey this place wouldnt happen to be lambert cemetery would it the building is old white with kids handprints burned into the wall

  17. BananaCobb says:

    I actually live in Citronelle and have been to the church numerous times. It is a very weird and uneasy feeling there. Also the first time I went I was really young and knew not to get out of the car. The second trip my camera started taking pictures by itself and was messed up for like a week. The third time there were different faces in the pictures and my buddy and I went to get out and herd something hit something inside then our car wouldnt start, finally it did and we left asap. I took my husband during the day and he got an uneasy feeling, I will soon be taking him at night when I have the time and we’ll see how it goes.

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