Haunted Highway 11? – Decatur, AL

By , September 14, 2008 9:46 pm

**The ghost of a young man flagging down a ride is invariably struck by drivers trying to avoid him. Lonnie Stephens was falsely accused of murdering his girlfriend in September 1934, and it was not until many years later that the real killer confessed. But it was too late for Lonnie. The innocent man managed to escape from a chain gang and was attempting to hitch a ride when he was struck and killed by a car. Lonnie’s ghost is still seen standing in the middle of the road pleading for someone to stop, his arms outstretched in and imploring gesture. Lonnie’s ghost is seen on the northbound lanes of Highway 11, and exit off Highway 565 between Decatur and Huntsville.

**Please note:  The information in this post has been found to be erroneous.  I left the post live in the hope that someone would be able to reply with accurate information.  Thanks!


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6 Responses to “Haunted Highway 11? – Decatur, AL”

  1. Gretschman66 says:

    Great story, but there is no Highway 11 that exits off 565 between Decatur and Huntsville. Anyone know if it’s now known by another name?

  2. Dee says:

    Thanks for the info. I’ll do some checking and see if I can get some more information!

  3. Dee says:

    After a little more research, I did find a Hwy 11, but it doesn’t run near 565. I got the info from what I beleive to be a reliable source. I’ll keep looking and see what else I can find out. Thanks again! I want to make sure I’m publishing the right information.

  4. kgish says:

    actually its Highway 72 that goes from decatur to hunstville, the exit is 565. all you have do is google it and you should find it.

  5. lolzwhat says:

    how do u post haunted thing

  6. [...] 1934, Lonnie Stephens was convicted of murdering his girlfriend, a charge for which he was exonerated when the murderer [...]

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