Where there are mischievous child ghosts clamoring around there are troubles of epic proportions accompanying them. The residents of Huntsville are not only aware of troublesome ghost children frolicking at their local playground, they have experienced the dark and eerie circumstances that make an otherwise beautiful place one of the creepiest in the state of Alabama.
The one-hundred acre grounds, built in 1882 is home to both a graveyard and a playground that sits in the heart of the dead zone. The ghost children are often seen playing on the swings and laughing as children do. The very active Maple Hill Cemetery becomes even more hauntingly pronounced by paranormal activity at night.
Local folklore surrounding the miniature ghosts has stemmed from a web of tales hanging over the unsolved mystery of the Huntsville children who were murdered and believed to be dumped at the cemetery after being abducted.
If this is the case, then it is no small wonder as to why these children remain at a permanent stage of both innocent and mischievous play when you consider that no child should meet their demise before they have had the chance to at least experience a bit of life, but perhaps because they have met with such an early death, they remain earthbound between our plane of existence and the next, teetering in the balance between the living and the dead, attempting in any way possible to communicate with those around them.
Ghost children are one of the biggest mysteries when it comes to the paranormal, and we can only imagine that they remain with us in spirit because they are unaware that they are deceased or they may be looking for their parents, grandparents, siblings, or a beloved pet.
Young children, living or dead, are typically strangers to evil, hidden dangers and the ugliness of the world. These young, ghostly toddlers are doing what children do, playing without fear of the outside world that includes the living. Unfortunately the living notice strange oddities that affect their day to day habits, and ghost children fall under the radar where protective parents are concerned.
Paranormal investigators from Alabama are called to the Maple Hill Cemetery on a regular basis due to the number of sightings, and for years they have captured orbs of light on camera and witnessed unexplained phenomena.
Not to be ignored are the temperature spike alerts that have been detected on EMF equipment and communication in the form of laughing, giggling and childlike whispers that have been picked up on the SB7 Spirit Box.
Visitors to the oldest cemetery in Alabama have a hard time ignoring the obvious when in the area of the playground. The swings move almost as if a small child is slowly swaying back and forth in the seat which usually accompanies streaks of light that come with the bizarre activity.
Photographs taken since the early sixties have shown mysterious children in the background, even when there are no children at the park. Parents snapping pictures of their children at the playground are often surprised when later looking at the photos, strange children appear in the shots, appearing almost transparent at times.
Many of the locals believe that the playground mimics a welcome center for the children buried at the graveyard since it located in what would be considered a child's comfort zone, even though that zone is in the middle of a cemetery.
Because of the unusually high amount of reported paranormal activity in the children's play area, the city of Huntsville has expanded the area in which graves will be placed. The new space called for the complete removal of all of the equipment.
The citizens were opposed to such drastic means. Protests immediately took place, asking that the city install new equipment and bring the playground back to it's original glory days. During renovations, the team could not help but to notice a flux of unexplained events. During this time local ghost hunters were called onto the scene to investigate. The disruption caused a stir of supernatural activity that was witnessed by the Alabama Paranormal Society who captured the foggy image of a woman.
While investigating, the group also picked up EVPs of the voice of a young female child. The majority of the pictures taken during the installation of new equipment with infested with fog, mist, orbs, and streaks of light that made absolutely no sense considering the day was clear and sunny. Sadly, the damage done to the playground has put in motion a hot bed of activity, but luckily the child spirits that have been stirred up are no longer lacking in things to do.