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Haunted Sweetwater Mansion in Alabama

General John Brahan, a veteran of the War of 1812, built Sweetwater Mansion in 1835 for his son-in-law, Robert Patton, who later became Alabama's governor. The old plantation house has reportedly been haunted by ghosts, and one story recounts a caretaker discovering a casket with a Confederate soldier inside one day. During the Civil War, one of Patton's sons died and his funeral was held inside the mansion. The phantom casket and body are thought to belong to him. Disembodied whispers and shadowy figures have also been reported. People have reported hearing children laughing and playing when no children were present, and objects have moved of their own accord.

It's been rumored that General Patton's wife possibly had a secret room built in the basement where she kept their late son's corpse. And that the caretakers had the entrance of their living quarters to the main house blocked off because of paranormal experiences. Inexplicably, there is a room in the house that tends to lock women inside. Emmet Lettie Region, one of the mansion's caretakers, was so terrified of what she experienced that she only lived in two rooms.

The basement of the mansion once served as a Civil War hospital and as a county jail. One of the upstairs rooms was allegedly home to someone who practiced dark magic, but many believe this to be untrue.

There is a National Register of Historic Places listing for this mansion.

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