Talley cemetery is located off the beaten path, just outside the city limits of Stevenson, AL. off hyw. 71. It's off a little dirt road, past a very nice log home, winding down a pitted dirt road at the foothills of the mountains, surrounded by very thick forrest/woods. Vegitation is plentiful. as you round a corner, all the sudden the Talley cemetery comes into view. It is a very small cemetery, that looks to hold possibly 50 graves that are tended, though by whom I don't know. I've been out there dozens of times and have NEVER seen another soul out there. Most of the graves have typical headstones, not a lot of fancy architecture like you find in bigger cemeteries., however, there is on grave of a 19 yr old girl who was an only child, whose parents in their grief had an alabaster/marble statue in the likeness of their daughter erected there. Surrounded by thick woods and dirt road, it seems oddly out of place. It also seems to have quite a bit of activity around this statue, and you will see pictures of that here.
Unfortunately, when you look closer at this little cemetery, it becomes painfully obvious that only half this cemetery is tended, In the thickness of the weds and thick trees, you can just barely see the tops of other tomstones. So WHY? Why are those 50 graves tended and approx. another 50 is not? Strangley enough, graves bearing the name of this cemetery are in the unattended portion of the cemetery. It's a mystery I may never get an answer to.
*** Recently I was down at the Talley cemetery and found destressing signs of possible Satan worshiping. Dead animal hydes, half burned was found. Someone had defaced the statue of the dead girl by putting colored stones in her eye sockets. I would NOT recommend going to that location alone anymore, under the circumstances. ***
My crew are all in the cemetery investigating, so who is that behind the wheel???
Close up of the ghostly driver
Whenever at a "haunted location" I make it a practice to take a picture of my car, because you may never know who is sitting in it....
Talley Cemetery is a very active cemetery for spirits. My thoughts on this is because it is so isolated and has very few visitors. The statue of the girl also seems to be a focal point of activity whenever I have been there.
A hand sticks out from behind a tombstone
There is nothing behind this stone to make it look like there is a hand jutting out
A ghostly hand sticks out from behind a tombstone where it doesn't show up in any other photo of this area. It's also interesting to note this head stone is only 2 feet tall, so how short is the spirit behind it???
It is not surprising to me the mists at Talley... it is a very active cemetery
Shadow people are also very plentiful at Talley. Most paranormal investigators are of the opinion that "shadow people" are evil. If there has been rituals and Satan worship done at Talley, that could explain a lot...
It's sad to think that there are children left here, who maybe trapped here
Close up of kids at Talley
These children really tug at my heart... I hate they are left here... these two were in the back of a photo and the "bluish" cast is what drew my attention to them.
Odd little spirit sitting on a grave, I have multiple photos taken in this area and there were not any "dolls" or anything like that on any of the graves... I simply can not explain this.
Close up of an odd little spirit
This is an odd little spirit, perhaps its the one who stuck it's hand out behind the headstone earlier on this page... it would be about the right size....???
Doing a TV story for WHNT TV - Strange spirit shows up
Close up of strange spirit that showed up for the interview
A few years ago, WHNT TV called wanting to do a story with us for Halloween. They asked me to take them to one of my favorite haunts. I took them to Talley. AS they set up for their shot, I photographed them setting up to post on our web site. I never in a million years thought a spirit, looking for all the world like the Michelin man on fire, saluting me no less, would show up in my picture!
So put yourself in my place... what would YOU do? Would you show it to them? Making yourself look like an idiot by skeptics?
If I were going to fake a photo, I would go out of my way to make it look BELIEVABLE, not like a cartoon on fire! It is hoovering above the dirt road. There is nothing but woods surrounding us and nothing reflective at all out there, and if you look real close at the photo, you will see it is burning so brightly, it actually casts a small shadow!
When I saw this, I knew people would think I was trying to pull a fast one, so I showed it to the camera man and anchor while it was still on my camera. That night, the brightly shining spirit, the "Michilin man on fire" was on the news.
Close up of the face of the statue in Talley Cemetery
Look closely at these two photos... I always take a photo of the statues face, because there is always so much activity around this statue. I never EVER expected to see this one come back with one of the eyes almost completely closed!
This is the face of the statue of the 19 year old girl who died, who's parents loved her so much they had this statue commissioned in her likeness... This is what I see when I look at her face... now look at the other photo, her right eye is almost completely closed!!!
Talley cemetery is definately haunted. It is a great place to get paranormal pictures, however, I would NOT go out there alone, and especially not at night. Not because of the ghosts, but because of the fact there might be rituals going on out there, so beware and take care!