Go to Unsolved Mystery Publications Main Index Go to Free account page
Go to frequently asked mystery questions Go to Unsolved Mystery Publications Main Index
Welcome: to Unsolved Mysteries 1 2 3
 New Mystery StoryNew Unsolved Mystery UserLogon to Unsolved MysteriesRead Random Mystery StoryChat on Unsolved MysteriesMystery Coffee housePsychic Advice on Unsolved MysteriesGeneral Mysterious AdviceSerious Mysterious AdviceReplies Wanted on these mystery stories

Show Stories by
Recently Updated
Wanting Replies
Recently Replied to
Site Suggestions
Highest Rated
Most Rated
General Advice

Ancient Beliefs
Angels, God, Spiritual
Conspiracy Theories
Dream Interpretation
Embarrassing Moments
General Interest
Household tips
Human Interest
Humor / Jokes
In Recognition of
Lost Friends/Family
Missing Persons
Mysterious Happenings
Mysterious Sounds
Near Death Experience
Ouija Mysteries
Out of Body Experience
Party Line
Psychic Advice
Religious / Religions
Serious Advice
Strictly Fiction
Unsolved Crimes
Urban Legends
USM Events and People
USM Games
In Memory of
Self Help
Search Stories:

Stories By AuthorId:

Web Site   

Bookmark and Share

Boyington Oak: Mobile, Alabama

  Author:  7115  Category:(Mysterious) Created:(10/23/2000 1:01:00 AM)
This post has been Viewed (3526 times)

"Boyington Oak-Mobile, Alabama: The great oak tree that sprang up from the grave of a hanged man still proclaims his innocence. Charles Boyington was hanged for the murder of his best friend Nathaniel Frost on February 20, 1835. The two friends spent endless hours relaxing among the tombstones and witty epitaphs of the Church Street Graveyard. When Frost was found stabbed to death there, everyone assumed the two had had an argument and that Boyington had stabbed his companion in a fit of anger. Boyington steadfastly maintained his innocence. His last words on the gallows were that a great oak tree would grow from his grave as proof of his innocence. He was buried in a corner of potter's field near the wall in the Church Street Graveyard, about sixty yards from where Frost's body was found. Within a few months, a tiny oak sprouted from the center of his grave, and the living monument thrives to this day. The proud oak has survived many disasters that have claimed other trees in the area, and some hear the cries of an innocent man when the breeze rustles through its branches.

(The potter's graveyard was converted to a playground. The oak tree sits at the edge of a parking area near Bayou Street. To find it, go east from the corner of Government Street and Broad Street to South Bayou Street. Go south one block on Bayou Street to a gravel parking lot. The Boyington Oak is the only Live Oak in the area with wooden posts around it.)"

This story was taken from a book I own, called Haunted Places: The National Directory, by Dennis William Hauck. You can go to www.haunted-places.com for more information about the book. Hope you enjoyed this.


How it changed my life:

I'm just giving out stories.

You can join Unsolved Mysteries and post your own mysteries or
interesting stories for the world to read and respond to Click here

Scroll all the way down to read replies.

Show all stories by   Author:  7115 ( Click here )

Halloween is Right around the corner.. .

Date: 10/23/2000 4:33:00 AM  From Authorid: 15319    I plan to find this tree.  
Date: 10/25/2000 6:24:00 AM  From Authorid: 14397    I am in Mobile and I am going to have a look also

Find great Easter stories on Angels Feather
Information Privacy policy and Copyrights

Renasoft is the proud sponsor of the Unsolved Mystery Publications website.
See: www.rensoft.com Personal Site server, Power to build Personal Web Sites and Personal Web Pages
All stories are copyright protected and may not be reproduced in any form, except by specific written authorization

Pages:1401 1337 782 592 1431 1202 123 1363 1531 464 852 828 180 984 690 722 1074 178 1085 1201 1444 447 1337 865 1589 1399 1123 386 394 475 219 131 862 372 231 1385 30 872 314 1582 102 666 1301 1123 773 1173 625 1007 1547 1175 449 851 1270 1433 183 519 1254 119 617 545 796 1435 440 1357 1110 643 1171 1305 47 1486 1277 1484 24 416 302 1358 346 17 195 1188 1132 433 628 54 1241 787 1126 682 1395 1013