This is one of my favorite horror myths. In the early 20th century, a young woman named Martha started college at the Woman’s College of Alabama, complying with her fathers’ will. Martha’s favorite color was red, and she decorated every surface of her dorm room in Pratt Hall in the crimson shade. Because she didn’t make friends easily, Martha lived alone on campus, and she was very unhappy. She retreated to her room, living in isolation, and only left her bed in the middle of the night. One evening, after failing to attend classes and dinner, Martha was found lying on the floor in her room, dead. To this day, generations of Huntingdon students have claimed to have witnessed Martha’s ghost – the Red Lady – roaming around the halls at night, emitting a strange, red glow.
I know this is short but next time I will be back with short horror stories. As for now, I would love to know your thoughts on this.
So, see you soon again. Till then, Stay Blessed, Take Care
Edward Vegz says
I’ve read about different kinds of ghost story, never encountered this one. Well, here in my country, these kind of stories are actually real.
Cendu Param says
I love these kinds of stories that take on a life of their own. It reminds of the the story bloody mary
Elizabeth O says
I am a fan of ghost stories. I find it mysterious and interesting. Maybe it is so because in our culture we believe they are real. Cool post!!
Yonnah M says
Never heard this story. I do not do ghosts. I definitely believe in them, so I’d do my best to steer clear.
I love a good short story. Stories like this make your imaginaion wander into so many places.
Spooky story! Would be interesting to expand it in to a longer piece, speculating on how she dies etc.
Kenny Ngo says
I’d freak out if I was in that area. I see things and these things scare me.
Such an interesting story and one that I’m not familiar with! I would be nervous if I was in this dorm today!
Gervin Khan says
It was an interesting but scary campus story. If I am one of the students living in that campus I would never allow myself to be alone when I am going outside of my room. LOL!
Omg I got goosebumps.very intriguing
Very similar to a story in my country. This was a great read! thanks for sharing.
Weird spooky story! I wonder what happened to Martha? I love ghost stories
Cool story but I wonder what happened to Martha? I love ghost stories!
IG:Suetanyamchorgh (@suetanyamchorgh) says
Whoa. what an interesting story. I wish it was longer 🙂
I’ve heard so many stories like this, especially about colleges that are found in New England states. I’ve often heard that many of the universities and colleges were built where psychiatric hospitals used to be. This story is especially creepy!
Pool Operator Talk says
Urban legends tend to make for the best horror stories, don’t they?
Fatima Torres at MTME says
This is a bit terrifying to think that her ghost still roams the halls of that college. Curious what others have to say about this story.
Dana Brillante-Peller says
Curious to find out how many students have left the school because of this woman’s ghost at night. It sounds interesting to find out more about it.
Hoang Vi Fessenden says
Oh wow this is a great little short story! Eerie!! Can’t wait for the next!
I love horror stories! Love your site!
Djebe Laws (@DjebeLaws) says
What an interesting little tale…I do not believe in ghosts, but i love horror stories so this is fascinating and something worth researching just for fun
Alexandra Cook says
I love reading ghost story. and this seems to be really scary. This is my first time to read this.
This sounds really mysterious. Never heard of this story and it is always inetersed for me to hear such a mystery.
Sanjota Purohit says
That is scary! But I like reading such stories. Will be waiting for next one 🙂
I hadn’t heard about this story but have read a lot of similar ones!
Erika Tiara says
This is truly a great short story. I’m looking forward to your next article!
Oh I love mysteries, I am going to look this one up, I hope I wont get scared though lol
Erik the Hungry Traveller says
I would love to read more! I love me a good horror story. I wanted to know how she died. Looking forward for more of your posts.
Ivan Jose says
I want to read more! Your story is short. Haha.
That picture itself is beautifully creepy.
Ellie Plummer says
Ooh this is a fun story to read, I love stuff like this. I need to know more now haha.
I am always curious about the origin of stories like these.
She lived a sad life..If students are still seeing her – maybe she just need 1 friend in her life so she could rest forever..
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Jessica L says
This is so interesting, I LOVE ghost stories but haven’t heard of her! Thanks for sharing!
Marie Phillips says
I found this to be such a sad story more than horror, except that I will have to look into what some of the sightings were like. I had not heard of this one before though. Thank you for sharing!