The Fort Mims massacre took place on August 30th, 1813. A force of Creek Indians stormed the fort and killed almost all of the remaining white settlers and militia, with estimates stating that around 500 were either killed or captured. Fort Mims was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972, and the site is now maintained by the Alabama Historical Commission.
Some believe that locations where such life has been so cruelly cut short are haunted. According to Outlaw, the location has reports of apparitions and audible phenomena. Some visitors have reported a phantom male at the East Gate, whereas others have reported sighting orbs around the site. Disembodied voices have been reportedly heard in the area.
Pictured left is the Alabama Historical Association Fort Mims marker courtesy of Don W. Robbins.