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Brief History of Haunted places in Tennessee
As with all other states there are many Haunted places in Tennessee aswell. The state's ghost stories commonly include Tales of Indian hauntings, especially around the Appalachian Mountains. The state was also a major player in the civil war, creating a huge amount of troops for the confederate army!
Its haunted by an old man who built on the house. He and his wife believed that as long as they kept on working on the stone house that they would never die. His wife died first and he died about 20 yrs later. you can see candlelight and hear him building on the house even during the day.
Ashland City - The bell witch location
This one of our haunted places in tennessee was submitted by Haley and remains un-altered:
The bell witch location is a very high spot for emp readings and paranormal investigations. I used to live in Adams Tennessee but i will never go back there again. That place gave me the creeps and when me and some of my friends went on the plantation where the house used to be my friend kenny was lifted up while sleeping in his sleeping bag and thrown at a log.
My house in Ashland City tennessee is also haunted. There was a man named James about 100 years ago who lived in my house and his wife was having an affair with an old shoe man and he took himself, his son jacob, and his wife elizabeth to the half standing garrage/barn that it is now, and set it on fire and killed all three of them.
My sister did a wegee board downstairs in our basement, and she asked him questions like "where are you now?", and he replied,"upstairs". Well i was on the couch and someone came up from downstairs in the basement to set up an evp and said that they caught me on camera against the wall with my eyes rolled in the back of my head and i was speaking some kind of foreign language like a demonic force entered my body.
Athens - Wesleyan College
Students have reported hearing strange voices and seeing dark figures moving near the spot where two trees grew side by side for 165 years. Believed to be a spot where two star-crossed lovers were buried.
A deserted run down mansion, located in the middle of the woods. Supposed to be a haven for ghosts, paranormal activity, and witchcraft. Located in Dover Tennessee, near the Cumberland River
Bristol - Arnett Home
Disturbed by some kind of disgruntled spirit. Loud, very clear sounds of someone walking around are heard in both the day and the night. The house is said to have a very unnatural influence on many people. There have been reported sounds of guns being fired in the backyard, but no one being present. Also very faint whispers have been heard when being alone in the house.
Bristol - Sullivan East High school
A long time ago, back in the 1980's a young girl hid from the teachers in the janitors closet. The janitor raped and murdered her. He put her in the cafeteria salad bar. Now to this day everyday the lunch ladies fix salads they can hear that girl screaming for help in a low deep voice.
Caryville - Red Ash Coal Towers
saw an apparition of a man who had fallen off the tower 50 years ago, also in the office of the depot, reports of furniture moving itself and a presence of someone else in the room. Even reports of a train coming, when the railroad tracks have been defunctional for nearly 50 years.
Chapel Hill - Chapel Hill Light
There is a railroad crossing where many people have reported a strange, unexplainable light on the tracks. Supposedly a railroad worker was killed, becoming decapitated, many years ago. The light is said to be him swinging a lantern looking for his head.
Clarksville - Gateway Hospital
A ghost was seen walking past an opened door into a hallway on the first floor of Gateway Hospital. There were no legs below thigh level.
Clarksville - Smith Trahern Mansion
The ghost of Mrs. Smith is said to be seen on the widow's walk on moonlit nights. The house overlooks the Cumberland River where her husband was a Riverboat Captain. In life, she sat on the balcony overlooking the river waiting for him to come home. He died in an accident on the river, and never returned to her. She still stands in vigil, waiting for her husband to come home.
Columbia - Bear Creek Church
It has two stories, but only the first is accessible. The windows are painted blood red, even on the 2nd floor. Now abandoned, the place is still heavily guarded by pure evil, evident through spectral photos.
Columbia - The abandon cemetery
The cemetery is over 100 years old and its deep in the woods. Sometimes when you walk past the cemetery you can hear children playing or you can hear someone screaming.
Cookville - Old Dirt Road
A young woman who had an accident on an old dirt road by a huge rock in Cookville late at night back in the 1950's has been seen by passers at midnight on the anniversary of her death. She was seen sitting on the rock wearing white.
Dandridge - Tennessee Mountain Inn - Dandridge
The spirit of a little girl can be seen walking the balcony at night. She has appeared on several occasions and one lucky person caught her on film! A gentle spirit, not malevolent at all.
Dover - The Crow Home
Rumors has it that this theater located in the middle of the city is haunted by a man. The theater was once some kind of army hospital way back when. It gained publicity by a local radio station...Voices and even sightings have been heard there. Right next to the Fort Donnellson National Cemetery, just below the fort, this house was used as a hospital after the battle! Now a posh bed & breakfast! you can hear doors open by themselves and soft voices crying throughout the home!
Elkton - Hanniwal Bridge
An abandoned 19th century bridge standing approximately 100 feet over the Elk river. Supposedly a mother and her infant child were crossing the bridge one night in their carriage, when suddenly the carriage wheel broke, flipping the carriage over into the river, killing the both of them. Local residents claim that if you go to the bridge late at night, you can hear the faint cries of the baby and the horrid screams of the terrified mother.
Greeneville - Robin Hood Road
It is said that a young girl by the name of Ryan was killed in her own house by one of her parents yet nobody really knows how. It is said that her remains are still in the basement of the house and that she still roams the streets harming no one but looking for help to uncover the truth. lights going on and off in the house, things moving around, blinds opening, and sightings of Ryan.
Hendersonville - Hendersonville High School
Stories go that Colonel Barry who used to own the property haunts the high school. Staff and custodial staff often heard extra footsteps and the fire doors would open and shut, as if somebody opened them to walk through. A teacher was once sitting in the bleachers watching cheerleading practice below and she heard footsteps coming up to her, but nobody was there. She called practice off and refused to go in the bleachers at night.
Hickory Valley - Ames Plantation
It is said that on the Ames Plantation, strange noises and visions are not uncommon. Sometimes late in the evening, you can hear what is said to be slaves singing and working. It is also the location of quiet a few suicides. A woman and a little girl dressed in old-fashioned clothes are the most common spirits there. They are said to be the owner of the plantation's wife and daughter.
Hurricane Mills - Mills Plantation
The plantation is said to be haunted by ghosts of soldiers from the Civil War. Apparations have been reported to have been seen, unexplanable noises have been heard, pictures have shifted by themselves. Home is currently owned by country music star Loretta Lynn and is open for tours as part of Loretta Lynn's Rance. The home was featured on a Travel Channel special called "Loretta Lynn's Haunted Plantation."
Jellico - Jellico Post Office
There has been tales of the post office in Jellico Tennessee being haunted if you go in it when it gets dark outside. it is known that you can hear people walking around and talking up stairs.
Kingsport - Netherland Inn Road
Hugh Hamblen was killed on Netherland Inn Road in 1922, run down by a car. He had been visiting his son, who had also been in a car accident, in the hospital. On foggy nights, Hamblen stands in the road in a trench coat with outstretched hands warning oncoming cars of the fog. Over 120 people have reported seeing him.
Kingsport - Rotherwood Mansion
Sometime back, a women lived in this house, and was looking for a husband. When she found one, he drowned on a fishing trip at Holston River on the wedding day. This happened several times to this girl, and soon she murdered herself. Now on foggy, full moon nights, people have reported 2 things. They said they saw a women in a wedding dress in her room window, crying and they saw a women in a wedding dress rushing down Holston River.
Knoxville - Lakeshore Asylum
The original structure burned down in the 1920's, but the gutted ruins remain. People have reported hearing the screams of patients being beaten and shackles being thrown around.
Livingston - Old Union Church
Lights from inside can sometimes be seen through the cracks along the edge of the doors and windows, even though there is no one there, and the doors are padlocked from the outside. Piano playing can also sometimes been heard.
Nashville - Old Donelson Hospital
The old Donelson Hospital was one of the oldest hospitals in Nashville until it closed down over a decade ago. It is now used for storage for current hospitals and doctor's offices. It has been reported by various people who have had to enter the hospital for supplies that at anytime, day or night, once the doors close behind you numerous screams and moans can be heard as well as footsteps and clanging on the walls. Once you get closer to the old psych ward high energy can be felt and extreme chills even in the middle of summer with no air conditioning running throughout the building.
Neva - Neva School
There is a little boy that haunts the bathroom because he was always picked on in there. So one day he ran away and no one ever found him. So he haunts the old school that closed down 1 year ago.
Oak Ridge - Alexander Inn
When you walk in you can hear people walking up stairs. There is blood on the walls and broken glass every where. Out side of the hotel you can see a figure looking through the curtains of the window.
Pikeville - Mount Crest
On a hill above the Mt Crest Church of God there is an old broken down house where it is said that if you sit in the field on a rainy day that you will hear horse carriages running down the road. Also a family of four supposedly was killed when their horse and carriage ran off the bluff above the old house on their way back from church. It is said that you can hear their screams and the wailing of the horse. Driving past the old house you get a creepy feeling that something or someone unseen is watching you.
Rugby - Kingstone Lisle Inn
This is the home of "The snoring ghost", can only be entered during the tour. This is the house that Thomas Hughes, founder of Rugby, built for his mother, there are at least two. His mother and one they call "the snoring ghost". He likes to pull the blankets back on the bed and evidently you can hear him snoring.
Sevierville - The Old Eledge House
It is said that Mr. Eledge died of a heart attack in the house and has haunted the place since it had happened. The lights flicker on and off at night and noises are heard throughout the house. The noises are of Mr. Eledge and his children talking and laughing. The basement of the house is haunted by ghosts of his children.
Shiloh National Military Park - Duncan Field
A number of shadowy soldier-like figures have been spotted in the field at night, appearing to be re-fighting the battle. They make no sound and cannot be contacted. This has been witnessed by many people on multiple occasions.
Sunbright - Burntmill bridge
People have recorded sightings of a young girl walking back and forth across the old ran down bridge (thats only about 25 feet high), looking for her father that killed her and threw her over the bridge in the early 1960's. No one's ever reported her doing harm except one who had said to seen her fall off the bridge and not make a splash when entering the water.
Tullahoma - old burnt down orphanage
If visiting the orphanage or nearby lake, desperate cries for help are believed to be heard by the children who were either burnt or drown to death.
Wartburg - Pettit Lane
There's a field on the right side of the road called Collin's Field. If someone drives by at Midnight when there's a full moon it is said, that there is a ghost of a slave that once worked that field who murdered his owner's daughter. He can be seen walking along waving around a pitchfork looking for his next victim.
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