Haunted Hayrides Mean Scary Fun

They’re back.

LEIGHTON – They’re back.

Haunted hayrides to hear stories about the ghosts that are rumored to haunt LaGrange Mountain, are returning to LaGrange College Site Park in Colbert County. The rides drew huge crowds and rave reviews during their opening season in 2018.

Every Friday and Saturday in October from dust to 11pm, LaGrange Living Historical Society volunteers will lead the hayrides through what many consider to be one of the most haunted areas of the Tennessee Valley. Numerous ghosts are said to walk the grounds of the park at 1491 LaGrange College Rd. in Leighton.

In addition to the ghost stories, actors in Halloween costumes will be stationed along the hayride route to provide a few scares. Tickets are $5. Free for 6 and younger.

“Paranormal investigators from all over the country who have visited the Old LaGrange College Site and cemetery have told us they found more paranormal activity here than any other place,” said Louise Lenz, an organizer of the hayrides.

LaGrange College was the first chartered college in Alabama. It opened in 1830 and was relocated to Florence in 1854. It later became the University of North Alabama. After the college was moved, a military academy was established in LaGrange. The military academy and most of the community, was burned by the Union Army in 1863.

Many visitors to LaGrange College Site Park and the old LaGrange Cemetery have reported ghostly encounters.

“Nobody really knows how many ghosts are supposed to walk this mountain,” Lenz said. “Come see how haunted this mountain is. If you dare.”

For more details, call 256-446-9324 or 256-702-9799.