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Old Bryce Hospital
Northport, Al 35476

County: Tuscaloosa County
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Writings on the walls, strange noises, and cold spots are some of the phenomena that occur in this old mental institution. September Update: Upon entering this old institution there are strange feelings of presences watching you. Throughout the entire building(3 floors and a basement)there is writings on the walls, lots of graffiti, recently was burned on the first and second floors, but not severe. Reporting of telephones ringing, furniture being moved, footsteps heard in the hallways, and cold and hot spots throughout, just an odd an eerie feeling, there is no need for any high tech equipment here you can feel everything you need to know. Patrolled on Halloween and sometimes during the week, could be caught for trespassing.

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               Like      Dislike        Comment# 13555     5/29/2008 9:26:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

hi my name is joey and iv been to old bryce about 20 times,on my very first time there some of my friends n i took digital cameras and recorders and caught some very impressive evps and sounds. got pics of orbs and a few other pics thats quit spooky to look at.every time we go something happens at that place,my sister got touched on the small of her back by a little hand,that was on the third floor.i heard voices old timey phones ringing stuff has ben thrown twards us a few times,we made sure no one was there to try to scare us.if u are interrested in going to old bryce and u need some one who knows the way through the place then give me a call 205-826-1520 or text me.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 42450 ReplyTo# 13555     10/23/2009 9:01:00 PM     Edit          

hey joey me and my husband and my 15 yeaqr old daughter would like to go to bryce when will u be open to go

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I went there about a dozen times from 2002-06. The feeling I get is basically the same each time. Walking up to the Jemison building is a treat in itself. It gets eerily dark, and then that "Old Bryce" stench hits your nose. Before you know it, there it is. The creepiest building I've ever seen! Once or twice, the people I took there (upon seeing the damn thing) got scared and turned around. I remember it being four stories (Three plus a basement). I don't know about there being an operating table down there, but it may have been a kitchen/cafeteria. Also, I don't ever recall the basement being flooded, but, then again, that was four years ago. The writing on the walls is obvious graffiti... Nothing scary about that. It always felt kinda cold there, but that's probably my fear (and general paranoia) disrupting my nervous system. The one time I felt like something actually happened, I was there with just one other person. We always went there late at night, and we never took flashlights with us (just lighters or cell phones). We were in the bathroom on the third floor. I was sitting in the bathtub, in mid-sentence, when the bathroom door shut on us!!! The odd thing about it was that neither of us touched a single door in the whole building... We never did! All the doors were usually open. Anyway, I don't know why the door closed. Neither of us were within arm’s length of it. The window was broken, though I don't recall a breeze. Maybe it was... a mouse?

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 14888     7/2/2008 7:46:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

ive been to bryce three times, once with 11 people. we went to the school that is by the mental institution as well. i saw a orb with my own eyes. we tought it was a flashlight but they were up in the front. my cousins said that the saw it was a face. also before entering we heard a whistle from the field. The second time we had 4 people. we took pictures and also they were orbs. there could be some dust and moisture particles, but there are some we KNOW were orbs. they were mostly outside and in the school but not in bryce. the were green and white. then when we went to the school we heard a wistling again the same one! from the field. 2 ways that i know getting up there. 1. a Church by walmart. we walked that way it was 4 am and we heard a phone ring! it was too loud to be in the building who knows i guess the building that we walked by is hallow, ull see when you walk past. we heard stuff in the bushes. 2nd way is by the church and by another building, its by houses. and the way i guess is the entance of where u would drive in. it was long way and times our flash light went out and flickered

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 15068     7/8/2008 11:36:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

How do you get to Bryce? I'm in tuscaloosa and northport daily. What street is it on?

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 38524 ReplyTo# 15068     8/25/2009 6:24:00 PM     Edit          

its behind the new 84 lumber across from the bp on highway 82

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 15351     7/13/2008 3:52:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

just to inform those who think that the building by the old hospital is a school, that is incorrect. it too is a hospital. i had a friend who used to work in the newer hospital before it closed. some friends and i went there the other night and some jerks scared us and were throwing things at us (think of your actions before you hurt someone); but in the event of it all and ofcourse some fear we were chased by a black figure that caught up with us in a nonhuman way. it seemed to glade and we felt as if it was going to enveloped us. later on we were able to talk to the guys acting foolish and we questioned them about chase us, they said they did not. it is yours and my chose to believe them. two of my friends are very spirtual ppl. one of them can sense auras. young ppl who go there and destroy this property need to step back and realize what they are doing to our alabama history and also need to think about the fact that there are spirits that if pervocted can do harm(physcial). just be respectful of those who rest or preside there. you would want the same!!

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 15622     7/17/2008 10:25:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

*ur map is a lil off*

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To the Anonymous User that posted on 7/17/08,

For some reason, most of the maps are off. It's probably because an exact address is not provided. Your best bets are to enter in all the search criteria on mapquest or another search engine of your choice your self. Good luck on your search. :-) 


               Like      Dislike        Comment# 16257     7/29/2008 1:37:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

The general area of old bryce is by the airport. Go over the lurleen wallace bridge into northport and get off at 5th street. Go through downtown northport past kentuck park. Take a right at R Cardinal Airport Rd. Go down and then take a left onto 64th st. after this take your second right and mapquest calls this also by cardinal airportt rd. then it will be on your left down a long driveway. it is the across the street from a small black church. you can not see the actual building from the street. I hope this helps you get there. I have been once with some friends and I did not see any signs of ghosts or hear anything. To me it was an old abandoned building that i worried would fall down. it looks like a place where gangs or satanists would hangout. have fun!

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               Like      Dislike        Comment# 19466     9/24/2008 12:55:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

I have been to the old hospital about 15 times.I have a good amount of film from the old building.After all the time I've spent there the newest building has to be way more active.I never noticed anything to weird in the old building. In the newest building me and two friends watched as a yellow mop bucket rolled down the hall without anyone pushing it. Also I have recorded the sound of glass breaking in the same hall as me and there is nothing to be making the sounds. THANKS B.G

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 20540     10/11/2008 12:46:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

Please remember that many of the patients here were raped, tortured, etc. with no one to beleive them. Suicides were high as they were often murders. With this many violent activities while alive naturally they would be restless in death. The entire place should be torn down----much worse than a prison-- people were prisoners of the flesh as well as of the mind.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 36773 ReplyTo# 20540     7/29/2009 9:13:00 PM     Edit          


btw... totally agree that it should be torn down! Not only is it a horrible place, it is a blemish on the history of Alabama. I'm usually all about historical preservation, but this is one place that needs to go.


               Like      Dislike        Comment# 20795     10/14/2008 7:21:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

im from tuscaloosa and went out there all the time THINKING that i was going to the old bryce hospital. sadly, it is not. Bryce is and always has been on campus in tuscaloosa. The building we have been to is in no way associated with bryce hospital. Sad, but true. its creepy none the less.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 76183 ReplyTo# 20795     1/30/2012 7:16:00 PM     Edit          

I am sorry to say,but I know for a fact that the hospital off of hwy 82 by the airport, in Northport,is the original Bryce Hospital.I happen to have had known someone that used to be institutionalized there years ago.The tails of that place place would make anyones' hair rise on not just their head,but their whole body.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 21018     10/16/2008 10:25:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

The commmonly known "Old Bryce" is actually called the "Gemison Buidling". It was a hospital of some kind many years ago and is associated with Bryce on the UA campus- primarily because they are both owned by the state. There were questions of inhumane practices at the Gemison Building and it was shut down and stands today with heavy watch by local police. At one point the Bryce Hospital on UA campus was the alrgest Federal facility in the nation and was in trouble because the ratio of doctors to patients. That could be a reason "Old Bryce" was used.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 69773 ReplyTo# 21018     4/23/2011 8:35:00 AM     Edit          

It is "Jemison"

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 21239     10/19/2008 10:48:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

Do the police patrol this area much during Halloween? I know many teenagers my teen is associated with talk about visiting this place.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 22157     10/28/2008 4:39:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

hey joey i need to go to old bryce will you be avialable for the night before Halloween??

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 22870     11/4/2008 8:18:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

my aunt worked as a LPN for a very short time , she told me of atleast 1 person jumping to their death from one of the floors. Also I believe 3 people died in fire.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 24794     12/18/2008 10:57:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

yea that building that some of you are saying is a school is a nursing home for the record i did a project on bryce awhile back

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 24795     12/18/2008 11:00:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

does any1 know the story about the british girl sally that jumped from the 3rd story window and killed herself?? me and some friends went up there awhile back and there were some "ghosts hunters" there and they let us listen to a recording they had from awhile back and what happened was the left the recorder down n the basement and said if any1 is here can u say something, and as soon as he got done talking u hear a female voice say "who are they" and when u slow it down on the computer it says "who art thou" and thats british...freaky

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 25176     12/30/2008 11:12:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

i personally know just about every room in sd allen "the school" and the jemison building "old bryce" the small building to the left of old bryce is a guard shack if you keep walkin down that same road and look to you right the is a building in the woods that has a lot of put put golf stuff in and on old chairs there is a old furnace behind old bryce not realy anything scary in the butt i am one of the few who has seen the basement witch is flooded to the ceiling now but if you wait for a drought you might get lucky like i did and just need some rubber boots the basement is the scariest place i have ever been in my life the is a surgical bed still down there witch i have heard had many different uses the reason the roof is gone is cause some high school kids set it on fire for there senior prank but if you dare to go take 82 to 82 lumber and there will be a little church park there and you will see a dirt road behind a gate if you have a 4 wheel drive you can drive up to it but follow that dirt road till you see but people will mess with you if they see you out there but they dont mean any harm just givin you the scare your out there lookin for

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 45013 ReplyTo# 25176     11/25/2009 7:07:00 PM     Edit          

dood you think you know your stuff but there is no freakin basement people like u r so dumb making people believe there is a basement where a surgical bed is and a spirial staircase that leeds to it i wish the myth was true but sorry u so smart try to explain when it is i bet u cant even come close

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 25263     1/1/2009 10:14:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

We just returned home from the "Old Bryce" hospital. It was the first time I had ever been. We drove in the back way (first left past 84 lumber, between the gate and the tree). It drives by the back of the building, the first thing I saw were 2 smoke stacks so I knew we were at the right place. Driving in the back way was very creepy! There are several out buildings that have alot of growth around them, but follow the road and it turns back to the front of the building. We did not go in - to scary at night for me!

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 29330     3/22/2009 4:50:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

Me and about 16 of my friends went to old bryce last night and I didn't get scared at all. I didn't see anything abnormal. I personally think the reason everyone says bryce is haunted is because it is old, abandoned and an old mental institution. We went downstairs and on all the upstair floors, and then on the fire escape. Also to the old school or nursing home. And nothing frightened me.just saying. I would love to see some footage of creepy stuff going on if anyone has any.. Also for anyone who likes "haunted" places, there is a place called maxwells crossing that is supposed to be haunted by confederate soldiers. It is in tuscaloosa.:)

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 41917 ReplyTo# 29330     10/18/2009 6:29:00 PM     Edit          

try and go there with just a couple friends instead of 16. I went there with 2 other friends, i left the front door open in case we wanted to run out without having to stop and open the door, when we walked out we found it had been closed. with just a couple others, its a lot more quiet and a lot more creepy. we were hearing wierd noises the whole time too. OH, and go with only a small maglight and no other flashlight. we forgot a normal size light, dark and creepy.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 31035     4/19/2009 3:47:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

My mom works at Med-Center North,well one night her friends went down to the old Bryce Hospital.They took pictures of each room on the inside.They claimed to have captured "orbs" in each of them.Most people at first would think its dust or something.However one room had no "orbs" at all.I have not seen the pictures yet but i'm trying to get my mom to get them for me so I can analyze them.So if you do investigate Old Bryce Hospital,make sure to take pictures to see if you caught anything!

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 31056     4/20/2009 12:41:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

I would like to know is if its heavy watch by local police then how are you lot geting in?

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 31204     4/22/2009 6:38:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

Its nothing heavy.Maybe 1 or possibly two NEAR it.However on holidays like halloween it may be heavily gaurded.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 31209     4/22/2009 7:52:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

what about asbestos?

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 31241     4/23/2009 12:23:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

The old Bryce Hospitol was a place for the metally ill and trust me... it is for real. Especially the building behind it...the cremetorium. Go check it out..

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 31259     4/23/2009 4:28:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

I have no idea about abestos but wear a mask anyways because its dusty.I've never saw any abestos though.MAKE SURE TO TAKE PICTURES!I have caught many "orbs" on them,and trust me it wasnt dust!Wanna know why?Because one room had no dust or possible "orbs" in it.My uncle worked inside the Old Bryce Hospital Cremitorium.There is also a nursing home that looks like a school but nobody knows really.I've captured a faint orb in one of the rooms.I have also heard bangs and noises in the hallways.CHECK OUT THE OTHER BRYCE HOSPITAL ON THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA CAMPUS!!!IT IS HAUNTED TOO!

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 31501     4/29/2009 12:28:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

I drive a hearse were could i park and not get caught going in

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 35077     7/2/2009 10:35:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

The best way to go is to park at 84 Lumber and walk down the road. The building in the back was not and never was a crematory. It was a coal, then later gas fired steam plant that heated the buildings. The large brick openings were coal trays NOT body trays. This is apparent if you take a closer look. One of the coolest parts of the Jemison building is the cafeteria on the rear side. Go to the lower floor and all the way back. The Jemison Building was originally developed as a home for mentally disturbed elderly patients who were at risk of suicide or other abnormal behavior. It was overseen and operated under the Bryce Hospital budget but was never called Bryce. I did extensive research at the Alabama State Archives and found some pretty fascinating things out. As per my research, there is a cemetary located on the north end of the property that contains about 100-120 graves. I've looked for this but only found overgrown "depressions" where graves might have been.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 35216     7/6/2009 11:45:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

I figured that the 'crematorium' was a heating system of some kind due to the double boilers in the back of the building and the steam generators in the front. To the person that posted above this post, can you share some of the research you found at the Alabama State Archives? I went to 'Old Bryce' by myself twice over the past week during the daytime and went through all of the buildings. It is a shame that the sites have been vandalized to the point that they are...especially all of the broken windows, mirrors and ceramic. The only place I did not venture down into was the basement. I had a small maglight flashlight which really didn't light up very much. I didn't need a flashlight for most of the floors/buildings. I did notice tons of wasps everywhere and also birds inside the buildings. I touched nothing and the only thing I took with me when I left were photos and memories. Maybe some of the other visitors should do the same...

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 36323     7/22/2009 1:28:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

I am looking for the name of a man that escaped from Bryce in either the 30's or 40's and took knives from the kitchen and killed 3 children in Anniston, AL. He was an older man with a white beard. Anybody got any idea?

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 36772     7/29/2009 9:10:00 PM     Edit       Reply    


I have to go see this place again... I work in mental health and have heard stories of Bryce Hospital all my life.  Many of them are unfortunately not legend but truth. I know several people who were raped and assaulted, one gentleman who lost an eye in a fight, and another who was stabbed.  I also know someone (former coworker), who worked at Bryce (Old Bryce, that is, the newer building, but the one that is no longer in use, confusing!).  He was there before the famous Lurleen Wallace visit that turned everything around, and can tell some terrifying stories. More than anything, this building fills me with an overwhelming sense of sadness, thinking of the suffering that happened there.


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               Like      Dislike        Comment# 37383     8/7/2009 1:08:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

If any of yall got any scary stories about your time at the old bryce, then you should email me and emschick678@aol.com.

like subject the email bryce or something so i wont delete it.

especially stories about the basement, because im too chicken to go down there, but i will...eventually.

 btw, my names Haley.

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               Like      Dislike        Comment# 43007 ReplyTo# 39447     10/28/2009 4:27:00 PM     Edit          

How did you get permission ?

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 40473     9/30/2009 3:40:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

 I have been to the old hospital three or four times and have had some things that I can't explain. I belong to a org. that investigates these things and I would like any information anyone might have... please email it to kevinhiggins2009@yahoo.com

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 40801     10/5/2009 1:57:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

i want to go to brice this mth. is it really worth the trouble? how bad are the cops/security?

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 40904     10/6/2009 8:39:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

I went into Old Bryce at least 4 times. Once was the 30th of Oct. We went the back way, and when I say we I mean about 8 to 11 people. We had a infared camera with us. Well we were at the padded cells and I was pushed into one of them,we laughed and kept going up to the attic, we scared some kids who were driving up and that was hillarious,but what isn't funny is the next day after classes we all met up and watched the video..when i was pushed into the padded cells there is this blood curtaling scream that lasted for a min. EVP BIG TIME. still gives me the chills.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 40994     10/8/2009 9:15:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

Worked in this building for many years as a doctor. It was never a part of Bryce but was a part of Partlow State School housing mentally retarded individuals.Nobody was ever raped or murdered there.S D Allen ICF which is on the grounds was part of Bryce.I suggest you avoid each as you will be trespassing should you attempt entrance.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 41942     10/18/2009 9:42:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

in the gemison hospital or the old bryce hospital there is a place where they kept the bodys it is all boarded up but we r tryin to find away to get into it!!!!! the basement where the furnace was is the scariest part of the whole building the whole time i was down there i felt cold and right when i was startin to come up something touched my shoulder and whispered something but i couldnt figure out what it was sayin and no one was behind me all my friends where ahead of me!!!!! if u like a good scare go to it!!!! since then i have been 15 times and everytime something new happens!!!!! carry a video camera or a digital camera u never what u can get on camera there!!!! i have got some pretty cool stuff on camera from goin there weird sounds and orbs all types of stuff!!!! jus watch out ppl try to scare u before u go in there they dont mean harm at all jus havin alittle fun!!!!!

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 42381     10/23/2009 8:35:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

Hi.. I'm writing an essay for my college Eng Comp class on paranormal activity.. Do you think that if I ask permission from the local authorities, they would allow my group to come at night and document?? Just wondering, cause i'm gonna go one way or another.. lol

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 42448     10/23/2009 8:51:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

so i really want to go old bryce but i can never find anyone to go with me. So if anyone is interested in getting a big group together and go sometime soon let me know my email is krnuttle@ua.edu

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 42451     10/23/2009 9:04:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

me and my daughter went tonight she is such a brave soul though i wasnt i would really like to go as far as she did and she didnt go very far but she sure wanted to would like to get some people together to go any takers

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 46141 ReplyTo# 42451     12/31/2009 6:46:00 AM     Edit          

I am also interested in the history of old bryce if anybody has any kind of stories or anything you would like to share you can contact me at lgflyleaf@yahoo.com. Be sure to title it ole bryce or something pertaining to that so i will not delete it.

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My Grandmother Ida Gray Hodges was taken to Bryce Hospital in approximately early 1900s perhaps 1915. She died around 1917. She was supposed to have died in child birth. Since her husband was a poor man, he buried her in pauper's grave on the grounds. I am concerned that Bryce will be sold and that the University of Alabama who want to purchase this land will build over her grave or disturb it.

Judy Hughes, Scottsboro, Alabama



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I learned tonight on the Internet that in 1970 The City of Tuscaloosa bulldosed some of the graves in the Bryce Cemetery. The Web site stated that bones and fragments of caskets were moved. I am concerned that my Grandmother, Ida Gray Hodges, was dug up. This is a continuation of the message above.

Judy Hughes

Scottsboro, Ala


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Hello to all,

  I am a medium. I have had this abilityever since I was 3 years old. I can see the non-living sometimes but mainly I scence evil. My brother and some of his friends wanted me to visit Bryce with them 20 years ago, Please folks understand that I am very serious when I say that there is alot of bad things,terrible things occured there in the past around 1895-1950's. There is an evil in the basement that was so strong it made my nose and ears bleed. Please don't be curious enough to go back. If you have been and nothing happened count yourself lucky. I wasn't so lucky and niether were the poor souls trapped in that place by the ones who murdered them! Please stay away from that place!


               Like      Dislike        Comment# 43599     11/1/2009 11:22:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

Haha oookk....yeaa dont go on halloween...the cops will be waiting on you.

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Hello to all.

 I have been to Bryce a few times, and like many others have posted, I find it to be a very sad place. The knowledge of the evils that took place there, and what people have done to the building is horrible and saddening. I've had a few experiences, that I won't go into too much detail about here, but I do warn everyone to please be on the look-out for homeless people and others who are protective of their 'home' and could possibly cause you harm. I would/won't go without some sort of protection. Mace, etc. However, the second time I went I had a brick thrown at me from the third-story window.. wether that was a person or 'something' else is unknown, but I do know no one in my group did it. It wasn't pleasent, to say the least.


My question now, however, is does anyone know if it is safe to go within the next week or so? Or is it still heavily patrolled by police after halloween? A couple of my friends have yet to go and we wee considering making the trip.


               Like      Dislike        Comment# 44895     11/23/2009 12:36:00 PM     Edit       Reply    



My friend and i went last night and there were not any police around but we were chased out by a homeless person who had a butcher knife, so i definitly would wait.


               Like      Dislike        Comment# 45480     12/8/2009 11:28:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

I went up there for 4 or 5 hours about a week ago it was in the middle of the day just to look around we were walking around and would ask if somthing was there to make a bang or knock on a wall to let us know if anything was there at one point we heard a very loud knock right next to us we asked it to do it again and about 10 sec later it did keep in mind we were in there 5 hours and didnt here anything like that the whole time .could b nothing. it was me and my cousin and he started down one wing and i down another about 5 or 10 min after i thought my cousin was walking back towards me i heard walking not hard cause theres dirt and stuff everywhere in there but the walking was right next to me right around the corner i stopped listened and still for about 5 sec you could hear it then i call out to my cousin to see where hes at and i couldnt even here him yell back at first because he was a good way away and i would recomend if you wana go stay a while at night to go a little early i.e when its still light out to look around and make sure theres no homeless hiding any where inside also alot of beer cans and stuff layin around looks like kids party there.Couple personal experiences AMAZING place though.

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Me and some friends went up to the old bryce a few nights ago and when we got up there the strong smell of propaine was in the air and the sound of somthing boiling or cooking we continued on untl strange noises drove us away we came to two conclusions either the ghost in the place didn't want us there and made enough noise to scare us out, or some one was making crystal meth and didn't want us to find it so they made enough noise to scare us out either way we ran back to the car

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 46139     12/31/2009 5:27:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

so the bryce hospital in tus. is haunted?

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 46878     1/19/2010 8:58:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

the basement is real and yes it is flooded 99.9 percent of the time!!!

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 47156     1/24/2010 8:24:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

where is the basement? not the cafeteria!!

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for the guy who told the other guy he didnt know what he was talking about well ur a dummy there is a basement and it it flodded all the time on purpose to keep people out of there they found body there homeless guy or something  ir you dont know t town then just shut up cause ur confused the base ment is for real look up the old plans for the building if you dont believe it!!!!!

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why does everybody call the cafeteria the basement that, is the bottom floor ive searched the building up and down many times in the daylight to try to find it but its a myth. the building is 3 floors and a lunchroom. no secret acess to basement i wish but sorry everyone (myth) but there is an attic on third floor thats kinda cool its in a little room with what looks like shoe holders in it little square boxes and u look up and there is the attic.(if anyone wants to try to explain where the basement is please reply)thanks have a good old bryce trip.


               Like      Dislike        Comment# 47947     2/7/2010 9:39:00 PM     Edit       Reply    


he threw a brick at me and so i threw a bottle of boonesfarm back at him. Damn homeless people.


               Like      Dislike        Comment# 48006     2/9/2010 9:13:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

Def. went to Old Bryce last night. Despite the fact that i never got out of the car, i just about pissed in my pants due to the erie atmosphere of the place.

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When I was a student at UA, I had a friend who was writing a psych paper on Jemison house. The hospital to the left was still open at that time, approx 2000 or 2001. She spoke with the security there and one of the older gaurds that worked @ Jemison before it was closed gave us a tour during the day on a Friday the 13th. He explained the full history of the building from the construction to the closing. It was very interesting. He told us the hospital was originally used for black patients and then used for children after segragation. The hosptial was built in part as a stimulus in local economy that resulted in a lot of over building. There is once place where a hole is drilled thru the floor and you can see the thickness, TPD thought of using as a jail and were testing the structure. I went 6 or 7 at night, and I really think the day trip was the neatest.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 49916     3/25/2010 8:28:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

my great grandfather was sent to bryce the newer one and my grandmother has a little cousin who spent her entire life in the old one that is haunted, my grandmother said they did terrible things to her cousin like experiments. i have never been but im going this weekend im 2 months pregnant i hope i dnt have a heart attack

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Most people who have commented on this article are VERY confused. This is referred to as "OLD BRYCE" because it is a building associated with the actual BRYCE on UA's campus. It was used to house the African American patients (male and female on different floors). Yes, horrible things happened there and many people were killed. Haunted? Probably. The Old Boiler House is located behind the building and was used to heat the facility. It was NOT used to cremate people. The trays you see there were used for coal.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 51155     4/26/2010 7:02:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

I had a family member who died in the old Bryce hospital and honestly, defiling it is so disrespectful and stupid. Leave it alone and let the dead rest in peace.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 52499     5/27/2010 3:17:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

I completley this this place is haunted if anyone know who the ghost adventures crew is u should contact them and tell about the area

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 52500 ReplyTo# 52499     5/27/2010 3:21:00 PM     Edit          

Same Person here um u can get there facebook just search for Zak Bagans.They have a show on the travel channel call Ghost Avdventures its on every friday night at 9:00.They are 100% real!!!!

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 59393     10/6/2010 2:35:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

does anyone have an exact address?

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Boone Blvd, Northport, AL 35476. To the right.


               Like      Dislike        Comment# 63856     12/8/2010 1:09:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

My girlfriend and I went to Bryce in June, mid day. We went in all the buildings that were accessible. (Boiler building, building next to boiler building, small house, allen building, Jemison building). I don't believe in all the ghost stuff, but my girlfriend said she saw a few, there were a few pictures with possible orbs. We were on the 2nd floor in the Jemison building going through the right wing and stopped to look at something and there was a huge bang down the hall, around the corner about 10 feet from us. I ran around the corner to see if I could see anything...there was no sign of anyone else in the building, no unsettled dust in the air as if something had fallen, nothing obviously out of place. So we are still unsure of what it was, my girlfriend said she didn't see or sense anything at the time either. No hands on the back or shoulder like other people said they felt. There is absolutely no basement beneath the ground level. I looked in every room for anything that could possibly lead to one and there is definitely no door or doorway to a basement. One cool thing on the bottom floor to the left (back stairwell) there are very small rooms(closet size), only one of which still has a door on it, it has a lock on the outside of its door. I was looking for scratch marks or writing, but there was none. Paint thinner would probably reveal some interesting stuff in those rooms. The allen building had lots of water on the floors and lots of hornets. There is one large, open room, which is pitch black that my girlfriend felt very uneasy about, she said she saw things, but I think that was just a mind thing since it was the only completely dark room in the building. Walking through one of the hallways she said she saw an old man in a wheel chair. We will probably go again, but later in the day. Links to the photo's I took http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=66654&id=1270218216&l=cdf969b9fc

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 64924     1/2/2011 11:19:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

My grandfather used to work at bryce, he worked at the desk. One day him and some other people heard lound banging in a room, so they went to check it out. They found that one of the men in this room killed his roomate with a metal bed rail. They had to use a matress to get in there and they putit on im and tied him up.

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I have went in the day time there about last month with a friend, we cut across the corn feild and didnt even walk all the way through the door b/c of the eerie sick feeling we got. I took one step through the door and cold air hit me. We turned around and headed back and there was a man standing at the edge of the cornfeild staring. By the time i got back to my car we almost puked. My boyfriend and his friends went one night and headed up the stairs and my bf started hearing things then saw something run out the corner of his eye. I do warn you.. the trailer park does have rapists. Watch out.


               Like      Dislike        Comment# 66272     1/31/2011 7:14:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

 There is nothing better than to have access to the old Bryce hospital for me. My team has not given our group a name yet. We are a budding paranormal group. and would  be grateful for any tips and or tag along with some one who would take us along with them. Also is there a legal way to inter the old hospital for paranormal investigation?                   My e-mail address bevisdennis@yahoo.com

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 66882     2/13/2011 9:32:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

For those of you saying there is not a basement, there actually is one. It is hard to find because it is hidden on the back side of the bldg almost directly across from the boiler bldg. My friend and I refused to go down there because we had a general uneasy feeling about it but THERE IS A BASEMENT, it's just hidden and hard to find. You cannot access it from inside the bldg. YOu have to actually go around the back along the gravel road. My friend and I heard footsteps, felt uneasy in some areas and got bomb EVPs in "Old Bryce". The old nursing home to the left gave us severe chills, we went at day and night. We heard a man moaning, saw something running out the corner of our eyes and got what we believe to be "true orbs" at the front of the bldg (we didnt get any orbs at Old Bryce). The nursing home scared us more than the mental hospital for some reason--we felt followed and one time at night I could have sworn I saw an old man standing in the doorway! Very creepy places and not for the faint of heart!!!

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 69774 ReplyTo# 66882     4/23/2011 8:37:00 AM     Edit          

There is a stairwell at the back of the big room on the first floor that leads to the basement. Been there many times and went down those stairs many times.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 68536     3/24/2011 10:50:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

I would like to schedule a trip to the Old Bryce Hospital for my team. Does anyone have any contact info on whom we would get in contact with about permission? If so, please email me at hrparanormal@hotmail.com. We are Highland Rim Paranormal out of Manchester, TN.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 69302     4/8/2011 12:26:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

i live in the town about 20 minutes from bryce in gordo alabama. ive been there, and have heard voices though most of them i couldnt understand one said "their gonna get me"

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 73321     9/3/2011 2:01:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

me and about 5 friends went there thrusday night. at about 4 in the morning and we walked from the church.. its about a 5 min walk to get to the back on the building. we didnt no which building was the old bryce.. so we went thru everybuilding.. there wasnt any homeless people there that we knew of... i didnt see a basement but nothing really happened.. its just a weird place to be at... its really scary tho..

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Last night I went and it was soooooo scary...I had chills (bad ones)...I heard scream after scream...I'm talking BLOODY screams...from men and women....lots of moans....and plenty of  "booing" type sounds...then I realized Hell, this isn't "old Bryce",,,it's Bryant Denny Stadium and these bastards just beat us!!!   ROLL TIDE

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 75623     12/28/2011 7:07:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

Ive been twice. Both at night. The first time I went I saw a hobo eating something that looked really disgusting. I stepped toward him and he said it was his food and ran away. I attempted to talk to ghosts, and could have sworn that one of them said that their name was dave. thats the only voice i heard, besides my girlfriend when i jumped out of a room and scared her to death and she ran all the way to my truck screaming. its quite eerie.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 76407     2/13/2012 11:44:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

Hahaha this place is not that bad. Yeah it is freaky and would be awesome to scare people at. We also went there and we're there for the sunset until later when it was dark and I assure you the only noises were ones we made. And if anything was there it would have known we were there because we were loud. You don't walk in and see ghosts or hear phones that is dumb.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 77671     4/28/2012 10:37:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

I went there 2 days before halloween about 3 years ago. It was about midnight. It was creepy but we never heard or saw anything. We were on the top level and saw a car parked at the entrance because of the headlights and a man walking down the long drive. Finally I realized it was a cop. There was nowhere to go because we got our car all the way to the front so we walked out and met him. He was really cool and even told us he had sexual actions with some teen girls there the night before. Told us not to come back on his shift.

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To me Bryce and Mount Vernon are about the same.  Because there are many things that are going on in both.  Mt. Vernon also have a building that they haven't used in a very long time.  N you can walk by there sometimes, and see this woman looking out of one of the windows.  When you see her, it kind of makes you feel like you wanna help her but you know you cant really do that.  But by the expression on her face its like you can feel it.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 79938     10/10/2012 9:59:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

The phone everyone hears is not from in the building it is from Hannah Steel company next to it. I have been to Old Bryce twice and it is a very creepy place and there is for sure a feeling of being watched. The old nursing home by Bryce had a very strange feeling to it.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 80667     11/28/2012 5:54:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

I was just told today that UA bought the grounds and Bryce will be destroyed to make way for new progress, I believe they said a new frat house... I won't be going in that house anytime soon... Ill be a student there next year and the history of the building and surrounding buildings excites me, but it will be sad to see a part of history go

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 80967     1/4/2013 8:20:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

anybody know of any good books or autobiographys about Bryce? i would like to learn more and have more details of what actually went on in this place

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 81559     3/5/2013 6:33:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

Some friends and I are planning a vacation and would love to visit Bryce however, we need to know how to get permission to be on the property? And can you go to the cemetery without permission? Just wondering and really want to visit the hospital. Email me at xxgoth_gurlxx@hotmail.com,  thanks! :)

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We were out at Old Bryce today. Generally creepy. We didn't go into Jemison because we thought it was an abandoned school or something. The flooded basement was flooded-it's a walk-down from the outside on the back of the building, right across from the incinerator building. CAUTION: We saw two manholes without covers on the road that runs between the incinerator building and the main building. Whether you're driving or on foot, these are a day ruiner. They're about 7 feet deep. Can't imagine getting scared out of my mind, taking off in the car, and dropping a wheel into one of these...

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 82344     7/18/2013 3:45:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

Can anyone tell me if the gate is still up.

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Last Seen: 7/18/2013 3:49:41 PM  
I'm goin out there Monday of next week is the gate still up

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My sister and her friends live in Tuscaloosa. They found out about this place and have been a couple of times but only went in once. She was with 3 guys, including her boyfriend. Bricks were thrown in their direction but they didn't see anyone throwing them and her boyfriend and his friend both screamed and ran out. Once she got out there they said they heard a voice. I want to go but I would rather have permission to do so. Does anyone know who I could contact. Also, I'll be sure to bring a burrito for any hobos I come across.

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I live in Tuscaloosa. I have been here 2 times. My husband has been more than I have, and my mother-in-law worked there. When I went nothing crazy happened but it was very creepy and you do have the feeling that someone is watching or following you. I went with a large group of people and we all had weapons lol. We went when the basement wasn't flooded and it was VERY creepy. There were small rooms down there with big doors. My husband went with his friends and knew a guy who found a book or something and he took it with him. He had nightmares until he returned it. ( I don't know if that's true, but that's what my hubby said) My mother in law was kind of like a PCA. She said she had to wrestle people down a lot (she is a really talk, scary lady and strong as a horse). She said it was pretty rough there. And she refers to it as she "worked at Bryce".

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 85213     7/9/2014 10:46:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

Has anyone had any bad experiences with hobos? Also are there really rapists at the trailer park bc some man followed me and my 2 friends and we hid from him.




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