We've moved!

Please join me on my new blog, www.mobileghosts.net, where I'm posting new stories, photos, commentary, a forum, and more! No more waiting for the latest installment of ghost tales -- they're all going online.

Oh yeah, you bet we're haunted! Like our sister cities of Savannah, New Orleans, and Atlanta, Mobile is easily as -- or more -- saturated with ghosts past and present.

Haunted Mobile: Apparitions of the Azalea City is just the tip of the Port City's 300 year old haunted iceberg. Our ghosts range from Native Americans who were the first to settle this area, to the Europeans who explored and held it, the American pioneers who resided here during the wild and wooly days before statehood, the soldiers who fought over it, and the citizens who have made Mobile the diverse and growing city it is today.

Compiled from the best haunted house stories from Mobile Ghosts: Alabama's Haunted Port City and Mobile Ghosts II: The Waterline, Haunted Mobile features updates on some of the old stories, and an entirely new story about the Mobile Carnival Museum to satisfy fans familiar with these tales, and those who are reading them for the first time.

An entirely new book about Mobile's ghosts is underway!  I am hard at work on the next installment and would love to hear about your true ghost experiences in Mobile, the Eastern Shore and surrounding areas. You can reach me most easily by email: elizabeth@mobileghosts.com.

A proposed book is under consideration to follow the one currently in progress, about hauntings in New Orleans and along the Gulf Coast area ravaged by Katrina. Please contact me if you have stories in that region.

I'm also on Facebook, with ghost photos and updates on the new book. Search for "Elizabeth Parker" in Alabama and you'll find it; look for the cover of Haunted Mobile.

The Rest, in Pieces
A few phantom tidbits from my "open" file
  • A ghostly office operates out of a local high school. People have heard an old-fashioned phone ringing, file drawers opening and closing, and people working in the building when it was empty. While now in use as classrooms, this building was the office in years past.
  • Staff up at Blakeley Historic Park see Civil War soldiers marching through.
  • Is the Battle House Hotel haunted? Staffers have told more than one guest that one of the floors is very haunted.
  • A beloved custodian still watches over a local elementary school. 
  • A neighborhood in very haunted Saraland harbors the revenants of colonial soldiers, seen in full regalia in the front yard of a suburban home.
  • At least two homes on Government Street are rumored to be haunted by a screaming woman. There is also an old tale that one of these homes has a phantom who knocks at the door.

To contact me about a story: Please email me: elizabeth@mobileghosts.com or write me at Elizabeth Parker, 1060 Springhill Ave., Mobile, AL 36604. Email is preferable, and I consider phones a necessary evil only for work or emergencies. Stories of all varieties are welcome -- they do not have to be scary. I only ask that you have first hand knowledge of the haunting or have somebody with that experience who is willing to be interviewed, and that you give me some info when you contact me. If you write, "Please call me!" or "I have a story for you! Please call me!" or "I need to talk to you! Please call me!" or "I know a story about Mobile. It is called The Boyington Oak." or something along those lines, I'm afraid I will not be able to follow up with you.