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Carriage Raiders

Goodwater, Alabama

Residents of the area have reported hearing both a baby cry, and a horse-drawn carriage passing by. No one knows the story behind the activity, but many have their suspicions. Some claim that raiders took over a passing carriage, killed the adults inside, and left the baby in the woods to starve to death.

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gloria says:

October 25, 2005, 9:17 am

where is this located in goodwater and are there any other locations in or around tallapoosa co-alex city,dadeville,goodwater?

ac boy says:

November 11, 2005, 7:43 am

where are u from. are u from alex city. if so do u know any haunted places around here we went to a couple but no luck. but we did go to this cemtery one night and me and a friend both heard a girl scream many times. me and a couple of other friends went back the next night but we didn’t hear anything. email if u get this thanks hope to hear from u soon.

pavan kalyan says:

November 28, 2005, 3:14 am

do u think ghosts exist? well,i don’t brother
so keep ur head cool

brandy says:

December 6, 2005, 1:14 am

i have been through good water in the day time as well as the night time and it looks pretty scary both day and night…i wold like to go check it out but all my friends are *****’sbut any how the hells gate is very much true should check it out ..

Max says:

January 9, 2006, 10:59 am

Yamey.. Crying baby. So deligious.. I hate storys like that. They give me the creeps.

kate says:

February 18, 2006, 6:03 pm

……………..o my gosh………

Emile says:

March 29, 2006, 3:56 pm

What so nobody knows the real story? And pavan kalyan if you don’t believe in ghosts why are you even on a site like this if people wanna believe than let them it’s just fun people like to be scared and there’s a big upside to scary things…

Emile says:

March 29, 2006, 4:42 pm

By the way it is sad if about the baby I hate hearing things like that…

kirsten says:

April 29, 2006, 12:42 pm

oh my god tell me more and do you know any hauntings in alex city?!

Snake says:

June 22, 2006, 10:33 am

So, basically a horse-drawn cairrage can be seen and a baby’s cry can be hard in this city? Is that it?

sassy says:

July 19, 2006, 6:53 am

i think possibly something happened like a chick had a kid and lives down the road and your imagination can make you think ne thing is true . there are ghosts but this is pretty lame for a ghost story . this is a camp fire teenage lets scare everyone story . grow up and if u really want to know go there and bring the propper equipment for proof otherwise u sound pretty stupid like this story .

kayla says:

September 28, 2006, 1:19 pm

This site is so alsome I love it ya’ll are the best

concerned20 year old says:

October 8, 2006, 2:13 pm

why would you someone leave a baby to starve to death in the first place. Thats like so sychotic!!!!(how ever you spell it)

alan says:

October 25, 2006, 2:48 pm

like i said before it wasw probably just a coon they make about the same noise when they go to die it probably got ran over or something and people just make the rest up

sure says:

December 10, 2006, 5:34 pm

it is true i live there

Tinker Bell says:

December 21, 2006, 10:29 pm

So, who cares? I left my baby in a dumpster and the dumpster’s not haunted!

imp says:

February 15, 2007, 5:12 pm

Geez ! That’s Fucked Up. Why leave a baby to die ? What a demented bunch of S.O.B.’s !

Lauren says:

February 21, 2007, 6:29 pm

So where in Goodwater is this???

Diana says:

August 17, 2007, 4:44 am

thats not a good baby story you all want to here a good baby story well here gose and its true. my grandmother rest her soul had an older sister who was pregnent. my mother at the time was 10 well my great aunt which is what she would have been died buring birth. the baby lived my grandmother took care of the new born. one night 3 days after the baby was born my mother, grandmother and the baby were all sleeping on a bed. the baby was crying and crying when out of no where a voice said ”its okay mama is here” over and over again until the baby stopped crying. this went on for 4 nights on the 4th night my grandmother tierd of hearing her dead sister’s voice. got up in the dark room got on her knees and said ”sister take your baby away! take her with you. please you left her here take her away sister” the next morning my grandmother awoke to find that the baby died in her sleep! now thats a creepy *** story!

loco says:

August 24, 2007, 5:14 pm

I used to drive a horse and carriage for a living-for real.

Melanie says:

October 2, 2007, 11:42 am

I am from alex city also and in goodwater a lot.. where is this place at? My friends and I love goin to haunted places at night.. this seems fun can ypu let me know where it’s located? email please..

Valerie says:

August 29, 2008, 9:48 pm

If you want a really scary place to visit near goodwater, try Sturdivant Mansion outside of Alexander City just past the River Brigde, it’s one heck of a scare and trust me, I’ve had my own experiences there. I’ve seen a shadow ghost of a man actually follow my friends and I through the woods in the surrounding property.
Sturdivant was a very old bed and breakfast that is only yards away from the old R/R station that runs across the River. The story goes that one night a man left the train and checked in, during the night he murdered all the occupants of the bed and breakfast in their sleep and simply boarded the train the next morning. This has actually been redcorded in Alexander City history. Sadly the only remaining structures left are the rock walls that stand 2 stories tall to bothe the mansion and the “lobby”, which are covered with graffitti. About half of the double chimneys are left slightly covered by the old rotten hardwood floors and ceiling beams that use to hold up the second floor. Also along the long winding road way back off in the woods you will see a full chimney still standing from the old workers house, it’s covered in Ivy and Vines but is still not that hard to miss. If you want detailed directions, contact me @ , I can give you detailed directions considering me boyfriend and I frequent the mansion.

Happy Haunting….


Landers kid says:

May 31, 2009, 12:48 pm

Yeah… this is some bull ;] my family’s lived in goodwater since I was born. O_o Now some people do have carriages but… come on… seriously. Don’t try getting goodwater on here with that stupid junk

Bruno says:

February 12, 2012, 4:12 am

Isht cam here vis my boyfriend ven we vast visting ze great state of Alabama. Ve actually cam across ze starving baby and isht vast like keep it or abort it? Ve decided to keep it but also discovered zat it hasht made a shtinka in its diapenhalla. Anyvays ze saved ze baby and named it OJ and thanks to me, Bruno, no big deal vasseva, it vill not be haunting anybody anymore.

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