In this Birmingham Ghost Story we explore some of the paranormal stories about the spirit of a child that haunts the hallways of the Tutwiler Hotel.
Ghost stories at the Tutwiler hotel
The Tutwiler Hotel in downtown Birmingham has had both employees and guests tell stories of hauntings by the ghost of a young girl. The spirit of the young girl might be that of a girl who’s family lived in The Ridgely Apartment building back during WWI. The girl’s father died during the war, her mother passed away from tuberculosis and the girl dropped out of history. Some people theorize that she might have ended up at a local war orphanage, an orphanage that burned to the ground.
Haunting the Hallways
It has been said that the little girl goes up and down the hallways knocking on doors as she passes by. The front desk staff and the security staff have reported seeing on the security monitors a little girl in an old fashioned dress with black pigtails skipping up and down the halls and playing. Sometimes people have been seen walking right by her without acknowledging her existence. Occasionally she will turn and walk into one of the rooms, without ever opening the door.
The Birmingham Ghost Walk
Presented by The Birmingham Historic Touring Company, The Birmingham Ghost Walk is filled with dark and interesting tidbits, along with tales of intrigue and woe, pulled from the pages of Birmingham’s history. For 2018 there will be two different tours just to tell it all! These evening, lantern lit tours cover all of the dark and interesting history that began right with the founding of our “city in the midst of the wilderness” and continue right through the Civil Rights Era of the 1960’s (although most of the tales pre-date The Great War). Grab a bit of shadowy darkness…and enjoy The Birmingham Ghost Walk.
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