Besides making for great eerie photo ops, abandoned buildings can be like windows to the past; giving us a glimpse of stories that have long since seen the end of their day. Some of those storied locations look like they were ripped right from an episode of American Horror Story or even Goosebumps — and you might still find remnants of those tales at the Old Bryce Hospital. As RL Stine would say, reader beware, you're in for a scare.
Not to be confused with Bryce Hospital's several modern facilities today, which are owned by the University of Alabama, this old structure still stands surrounded by trees down a narrow street in Northport, decaying and abandoned.
Also known as the Jemison Center, this once-functioning mental health asylum is like a living ghost itself.
Some brave souls, including ghost hunting groups, have had opportunities to venture the grounds and capture stunningly spooky photos of their visit to the site.
Some explorers have even claimed to hear screams, footsteps, and see shadows scurrying about its decaying halls.
But just taking one look at the exterior is enough to send a chill up and down your spine.
Could that have caused some bad energy to remain hidden in these walls? Some say maybe.
One curious explorer, April Moody, told Al.com of her exploits at the hospital, emerging with stories of sightings of small children and hearing strange noises.
The Tuscaloosa Paranormal Research Group has also investigated the hospital, reporting strange noises, writings on the walls, and unexplained cold spots.
Narcity reached out to Northport Police Department to confirm whether or not the location is open for public visitors, but have not yet received a response.
With the structure crumbling and the potential for illegal trespassing, it's best not to explore inside — but you can observe it's eerie ambiance from the public street that leads to the property.
In the meantime, you can exorcise caution and not let your mind run too wild while reading the stories about or viewing photos of this spine chilling location.