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Real Haunts in Tennessee- Paranormal TN

Did you know Tennessee is home to dozens of REAL Haunted Places? From haunted roadways and buildings where the dearly departed still lurk among us, to burial grounds and sacred places that are haunted by spirits who seemingly want to stay in this world, Tennessee has some truly eerie landmarks and historical sites that are hot spots for paranormal activity. Tennessee's Real Haunts are home to ghosts and spirits year-round - they're not your average Halloween Haunt. Find out all about Tennessee's Haunted History, and learn all about haunted places across the state that are plagued with REAL ghosts, ghouls, apparitions, and things that go bump in the night!
 
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  •   Rocky Top Village Inn Gatlinburg, TN
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    Decades ago, a multiple murder occured and locals say that this is currently the source for this building's haunting. Two workers were brutally murdered in the back office, the reason for the killings is still unknown. Witnesses have reported hearing the screams of the victims and seen spirits in the back parking lot near the fountain. It was stated that the killer was caught and... Read More

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  •   Gaylord Opryland Resort Nashville, TN
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    This famous resort is rumored to be haunted by The Black Lady, who has been seen all over the hotel. As her nickname states, the spirit is dressed in all black. She is said to be a young woman in antebellum-style clothing and she wears a long black veil over her face. She has been rumored to show up at night and in the darkest of places. Some believe she is a Mrs. Gavock, whose family... Read More

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  •   Loretta Lynn Ranch Hurricane Mills, TN
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    Both the Plantation house at the ranch and the surrounding areas have seen supernatural activity. Civil War soldiers have reportedly been seen walking or camping out nearby and the house itself has also had its fair share of unexplained phenomena, attributed to the plantation's founders. In 2011, Ghost Adventures featured the ranch on their show. Read More

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  • Gwendolyn's House Elizabethton, TN
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    Gwendolyn's House was built in the early 1900's and is haunted by the ghost of a woman in white, who has been seen standing at the windows, looking out across the valley. The spirit of a black dog has also been seen running throughout the hallways of the home and in the basement. An entity who is said to be aggressive, has also been reported inside the house, and screams at people who... Read More

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  •   Rotherwood Mansion Kingsport, TN
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    The Rotherwood Mansion was built by the Reverend Frederick A. Ross in 1818 and is rumored to be the home of a ghostly Lady in White. Legend says that the lady is Ross's daughter, Rowena, who was said to be looking for her love who drowned in the Holston River nearby. After several more tragedies, Rowena went to the same river where she drowned herself. Ever since, her spirit has... Read More

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  •   Historic Eureka Inn Jonesborough, TN
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    The Historic Eureka Inn was built back in 1797 and was once used as a boardinghouse and sequester house for jurors. Reports have said that shadowy ghost figures can be seen along with unexplained footsteps and voices. Read More

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  •   Greenwood Cemetery Chattanooga, TN
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    It has been rumored that Greenwood Cemetery is haunted by the wife who lived in a large house across the lake. After she fell ill, she became wheelchair-bound and her husband began to have an affair. To get rid of his wife, he took her down to the lake and pushed her wheelchair into it. It has been said that she appears in the cemetery as a green mist, sometimes accompanied by... Read More

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    People have reported seeing spirits inside the mansion and moving objects all around the building. The lights have been rumored to turn on and off at night and people have seen strange lights from across the golf course moving around the house. Strange laughter has been heard on the fairways of the golf course, along with disembodied footsteps and eerie noises are heard at the rear end... Read More

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  •   Kingstone Lisle Inn Rugby, TN
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    The Kingstone Lisle Inn is home to the "Snoring Ghost," who is said to be Thomas Hughes, the town's founder. Hughes originally built the inn for his mother, but he remains in spirit there. He has been known to pull blankets back on the bed and audibly snore. The inn can currently be accessed through tours. Read More

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    The building was originally built in 1892 and was the Union Gospel Tabernacle. The well-known home of country music is said to be haunted by the ghost of Hank Williams, Sr. Reports have stated that his voice can be heard singing his songs. The spirit of a Confederate soldier has also been reported in the building, along with footsteps and doors that close by themselves. Read More

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  •   Baker Peters Mansion Knoxville, TN
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    Baker Peters Mansion, which is now home to the Baker Peters Jazz Club, is rumored to be haunted by Abner Baker, a former resident of the old building. The mansion was built in 1840 and was inhabited by Dr. Baker's family and several wounded Confederate soldiers whom he was helping during the Civil War. When the Union found out about Dr. Baker helping the soldiers, they barged in and... Read More

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    This hotel building has more than its fair share of haunts and is one of the oldest hotels in Gatlinburg. The location is said to be haunted by multiple spirits, including that of a former cook named Alvin. He is said to haunt the kitchens on the property. It was also said that a man committed suicide in Room 471 and that a reflection of his ghost can be seen in the nearby windows and... Read More

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  •   Walking Horse Hotel Wartrace, TN
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    The Walking Horse Hotel is the location where Union Soldiers released many Confederate prisoners at the end of the Civil War. Many of these soldiers were extremely sick and malnourished and later on died inside the hotel. To extend the death toll at the hotel, in the 1970's, a Vietnam vet had a flashback and shot 4 hotel guests to death. The hotel remains very active with supernatural... Read More

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  •   Wheatland Plantation Sevierville, TN
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    Located off Boyd's Creek Highway, The Wheatland Plantation is an 1820 Federal Style home that was built around a large geode by a Freemason. The plantation has witnessed over 70 murders and deaths within its walls, while its grounds were home to battles of both the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. There were an estimated 28 Cherokees that were massacred in the Battle of Boyd's Creek, who... Read More

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  •   Sheraton Read House Hotel Chattanooga, TN
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    This hotel dates back to 1926 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places for Hamilton County in 1976. Room 311 of the Sheraton Read House Hotel has been rumored to be haunted by the ghost of Annalisa Netherly, who was said to stay in the room for extended periods of time. Not much is known about her, besides the fact that she was a prostitute during the 1920's & 1930's.... Read More

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  •   Old South Pittsburg Hospital South Pittsburg, TN
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    Located on the foothill of South Pittsburg Mountain, the Old South Pittsburg Hospital was built back in 1959 on a sold Limestone rock. Its foundation and natural spring ran directly under the hospital and into the most Northwest part of the Tennessee River. The hospital has been visited by many research groups and they still have "ghost hunts" here, a few were featured on Syfy. Read More

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  •   Austin Peay State University Clarksville, TN
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    The Trahern Theater located inside the University is said to be haunted by Margaret, a ghost who haunts the third floor and the stage. Margaret has been rumored to mess with elevators and electricity, lock doors, bang on lockers and call the names of students. Read More

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    Thousands of soliders were killed in the 1862 Battle of Shiloh, several of whom are said to still haunt the battlefield. There are many legends that surround the battlefield and visitors may see apparaitions and hear drumming, voices, footsteps and ghostly gunshots. The pond that is nearby is said to randomly turn red, an eerie repeat occurrence from the blood of dead soldiers and... Read More

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  •   Thomas House Red Boiling Springs, TN
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    The Thomas House was buuilt in 1890 and is rumored to be haunted by a little girl ghost. Her favorite room is said to be Room 37. The house has been featured on the TV show "Paranormal State." Read More

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  •   General Morgan Inn Greeneville, TN
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    Green Room Grace is the ghost that is said to haunt this historic hotel. Grace was once a waitress at the hotel and she is said to be fun and playful! She loves spoons and has been known to take them from The Green Room, the restaurant inside the hotel, for the past 75 years. Even though the spoons disappear frequently, no one has ever figured out where they have gone. Read More

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  •   Stones River National Battlefield Murfreesboro, TN
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    From late December 1862 to January 2, 1863, The Civil War Battle of Stones River was fought. The battlefield includes the Stones River National Cemetery and Stop No. 4, the "Slaughter Pen," where Union General Phil Sheridan tried his hardest to hold back the Confederates in a forest. The battle ended with a high death toll on both sides. Today, the grounds are haunted by a soldier's... Read More

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  •   Bear Creek Church Columbia, TN
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    This 1800's two-story church has been the location of bizarre occurences but now is said to be private property. On certain nights, motorists have reported seeing glowing red lights moving around the church. People have also reported seeing a hostile dog-like spirit, that lingers around the church and nearby cemetery. Inside the church, shadowy spirits have been seen, and people have... Read More

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  •   Glenmore Mansion Jefferson City, TN
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    Before local historian Thomas Roach's death, he stated that if a ghost was seen at the mansion, it might just be of him! Ever since his death, visitors have witnessed a friendly presence and a misty spirit on the lower floor of the mansion. It has also been reported that a woman in white looks out the windows of the house and strange lights are seen in the attic after the house has been... Read More

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  •   Carnton Mansion Franklin, TN
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    This 1800's mansion was once used as a hospital site for Confederate soldiers and is now a plantation house and museum. It has been rumored that ghost soldiers still walk the grounds to this day. Their spirits have been seen, along with the ghostly woman in white who has been seen on the back porch of the mansion. Rumour has it that if you walk along the right-most row in the plantation... Read More

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  •   Historic Cragfont Castalian Springs, TN
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    The first Cragfont (log cabin) was built in 1785 by brothers James and George Winchester. George was killed in 1794 by Indians and James and his wife Susan continued to build the upscale manor house Cragfont. They later finished the build in 1802. The mansion has since then been restored and is open to the public. Caretakers have seen spirits and objects that had been moved, candles... Read More

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  •   Orpheum Theatre Memphis, TN
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    The Orpheum Theater was built back in 1928 and still operates to this day. The theater is said to be haunted by multiple ghosts, but there are two well-known spirits that have made their presence known, Mary and a masked figure. Mary was just 9 years old when she was said to have died in a car accident in front of the theater. She wears a white dress and has pigtails in her hair. She... Read More

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    This church and cemetery dates all the way back to the mid-1800's and sources say witnesses have reported ghostly voices, lights, shadow people, and evil growls from the forest that surrounds the area. Legend has it that the cemetery is home to a monster that has the head of a dog, body of a lion and creepy red glowing eyes. Read More

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  •   LeConte Lodge Sevierville, TN
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    Guests have stated that a young girl can be seen in the early morning standing at the foot of their beds. She disappears as soon as she is seen. Read More

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  •   Blackwell Manor Memphis, TN
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    This historic Memphis mansion is believed to be haunted by the spirit of a former owner, who has been seen walking around the house after dark. It has also been rumored that he has slammed doors and turned on all the lights in the house. Read More

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  •   Resthaven Memorial Gardens Clarksville, TN
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    On the garden grounds is a house that lies behind the cemetery, once owned by a slave owner. Legend says that one of the slaves forced himself upon the owners daughter and got her pregnant. Because of this, the master killed his slave. It has been said that the slave's ghost roams the house in search of his child. Read More

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  •   Family Inn Pigeon Forge, TN
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    An elderly woman was killed while she was working late at the inn. Those who have stayed have reported seeing a shadowy figure that watches over them. Read More

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  •   Falcon Rest Mansion and Gardens McMinnville, TN
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    This mansion is the spot for historic tours and also now features a bed and breakfast. People have witnessed whistling and footsteps on the stairs, random cigar smoke, moved objects, electronic oddities and a mirror that fell off the wall for no reason. Rumors say the ghost that lives here is Clay Faulkner, the original owner who died in 1916. Read More

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  •   Mysterious Mansion Gatlinburg, TN
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    The mystery of this old mansion involves a sobbing spirit. Locals have reported the tale of a 7 year old girl who died when she fell off the balcony into a creek below. It has been rumored that her spirit appears around the anniversary of her death, crying and pointing up to the spot she fell from. Read More

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  •   Prospect Hill Bed and Breakfast Mountain City, TN
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    This bed and breakfast was built in 1889 as a home and was later turned into an inn. It has been rumored that the inn is home to a few ghosts, which manifest in strange ways. The owners have reported that the way to tell when a ghost is around is by phantom smells, usually of perfume or peanut butter cookies. Read More

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  •   Millenium Manor House Alcoa, TN
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    The Millenium Manor House was built in the early 20th century, and the owner and his wife believed that as long as they worked on the property, they would never die. The owners eventually passed away, but many believe that their spirits still linger on the property. It has been reported that people have heard disembodied footsteps in the house and voices while no one was around. A... Read More

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    Lincoln Memorial University is home to the historic Grant Lee Hall dormitory. The university was once part of a hotel that caught fire in 1904. The fire killed a woman and her child on the fourth floor and her ghost has been seen in a red dress. Her ghost was seen again in the 1950's when the building caught fire a second time. Reports state that she was seen at the fourth-floor window... Read More

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    The National Metal Museum houses a large collection of contemporary metalwork and has about 3,000 items on permanent displpay, not including their traveling exhibitions. It features four buildings which were once a Marine hospital in the late 1800's and then a Civil War hospital that consisted of a nurse's headquarters, doctor's quarters, soldiers' quarters and the hospital itself. The... Read More

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    The now bulldozed Pegram Family Cemetery is located at the end of Walkup Road in Pegram. Around 1970, developers bulldozed an area along the Harpeth River which included the Pegram Cemetery. The cemetery was partly in Metro Nashville, Davidson County and partly in Pegram. The developers also sold dirt and other materials from the site and river as fill dirt. Small houses were then built... Read More

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  •   Pinhook Plantation House Calhoun, TN
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    Ghosts that have been reported at the plantation include the Lady in the Gray Gown and a monk who once held a meeting with several other ghosts in the Gathering Room. The Lady in the Gray Gown has been known to open the front door and walk up the staircase. Other reports have said there is a rocking chair that starts to frantically begin rocking, and then stops. Read More

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    This inn, which was previously open as the "Woodlawn Bed and Breakfast," was built in 1858 and is said to be the home of a ghost Civil War soldier. During the war, the inn was taken over by troops, and it is believed that the soldier died on the grounds. Reports have said that voices can be heard, as well as objects seen moving on their own. Read More

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    Locals have stated that the friendly ghost of Margretta Craig haunts this bed and breakfast that was built in 1939. The room where she appears the most has been dedicated to her, and the owners display photos of her in her room. The ghost of Margretta is said to do nice things, such as close the door behind you. Read More

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  •   Woodruff-Fontaine House Memphis, TN
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    This historic mansion was built in the 1870's and is now a house museum that is rumored to be haunted by Molly Woodruff. Molly's bedroom was once The Rose Room, and it has been rumored that visitors to her room can feel her presence. It has also been reported that a witness once heard her say, "My bed doesn't go there." Read More

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    This manor was built in 1849 and has a ghost, or several, living inside. Every room at the manor has been known to have ghosts. Inside Annie's Room, the motion detectors go off and voices are heard when no one is there. A male and female spirit has been seen in the C.A. Miller Suite. A spirit apparently broke the ghostbusting equipment in the Austin Miller Suite and in the guest cabin,... Read More

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  •   Historic Tower House Inn Manchester, TN
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    The inn is reportedly haunted by the spirits of former owner, John P. Adams, his wife, May and his son, Marion. John's spirit has been seen in the parlor and Civil War museum area, and Marion has been seen in the children's room located upstairs. The hauntings were mentioned a bunch of times in local newspapers and on radio shows, and the site was once owned by GhostLabs and open for... Read More

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  •   Carter House Franklin, TN
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    The Carter House was built by Fountain Branch Carter in 1830 and is now a Civil War Museum. The house lies in the middle of the Battle of Franklin, one of the worst Civil War battles. It was used by Union troops as a command post, while the Carter family hid in the basement as the sounds of cannons and gunfire surrounded them. Another member of the Carter family, son Todd Carter had... Read More

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    This home dates back to around 1826 and is known by locals as "The Clegg House." Noises and voices have been rumored and locals say they home has had the inability to hold tennants in the past. People have reported plenty of EVP's, mist, unexplained lights, heavy EMF readings and partial possessions. Read More

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  •   Bethesda Church and Cemetery Morristown, TN
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    Rumor has it that spirits of restless Confederate soldiers can be seen inside and outside the church. They have reportedly been aggressive towards visitors to the cemetery. The apparition of a crying woman has been seen on the far side of the cemetery. You can often hear her crying late at night. Read More

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    Once named the Tennessee Mountain Inn, this haunted location is said to be an Econo Lodge now and is the home of a ghostly little girl. The eerie girl has been seen on the balcony or in the hallways by both employees and guests, who said she is very friendly and sweet! Who she is remains a mystery. Read More

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  •   Rocky River Motel Gatlinburg, TN
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    It has been reported that a couple who stayed at the hotel witnessed two incidents where they heard a knock at their door, but when they opened it, there was no one anywhere in sight. The wall clock sometimes ran backwards and an orb has been seen across the room in the dark. Read More

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  •   Bellwood Mansion Indian Mound, TN
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    Bellwood Mansion is located in the middle of the woods and is completely abandoned. It has been reported that the home is a magnet for local legends about ghost sightings and witchcraft. Read More

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  •   The Inn at Hunt-Phelan Memphis, TN
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    The Inn was built around 1830 and is rumored to be haunted by a servant of the Hunts, the former owners. Before the Hunts left the home in 1873 to escape a yellow fever epidemic, they put a chest of gold into their servant, Nathan Wilson's hands. Nathan was later found dead of yellow fever in the home shortly after, with a shovel at his side and muddy boots. He had tried to bury the... Read More

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  •   The Hermitage Nashville, TN
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    In 1780, The Hermitage was settled by Nathaniel Hays and then sold to Andrew Jackson in 1804 for $3,400. Jackson built the brick, Federal-style home around 1820 and came back after his U.S. presidency term ended in 1837. He later died at the home on June 8th, 1845. The Ladies' Hermitage Association (LHA) took over the home to restore it once it has fell into disrepair until 1889. After... Read More

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  •   Alexander Inn Oak Ridge, TN
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    This 1943 inn has been turned into a senior living facility and has been rumored to be haunted. People have reported that they've heard footsteps walking up the stairs and blood could be seen on the hotel walls. A spirit has also been seen from the outside peering through the window curtains. Read More

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  •   Sam Davis House Smyrna, TN
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    The Sam Davis House was built around 1810 and is now a museum. The home was restored in 1850 and Sam Davis himself lived there until 1860. He was later on hanged by the Union Army in 1863 for being a spy. Spirits of a young man, who those believe to be Davis' brother Oscar, have been seen, along with sounds of a woman crying where Davis' body was laid in state in the parlor. Reports of... Read More

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    Reports have stated that witnesses experienced a terrifying feeling as they saw the ghost of a 20-something year old woman sitting at the edge of the bed. She appears to be in the process of undressing, leading people to believe she had been a prostitute that was murdered on the job. Read More

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  •   Hawley House Bed and Breakfast Jonesborough, TN
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    Over the years, this bed and breakfast has seen a lot of changes and additions, but the original building was built in 1793. It has been rumored to be haunted by the spirits of "ladies of the night" who may have worked at the inn in the past. Witnesses have heard their voices on the second floor. Read More

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  •   1880 Newbury House Rugby, TN
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    This "public house" has been in use since 1880 and once served as board and lodging. In 1881, a typhoid epidemic took the lives of seven residents of the home. Rumor has it that single female guests have been known to wake up in the middle of the night with the ghost of a man standing over their bed. Reports believe the ghost is Charles Oldfield. The historic home has the Charles... Read More

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  •   Tennessee State Capitol Nashville, TN
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    Legend says that you can still hear the phantom arguing about two rivals at the State Capitol. The rivals, Architect William Strickland and Samuel Morgan, head of the Capitol Commission, were buried in a vault at the Capitol. Although they were both well respected men, the two did not get along. It has been reported that their ghostly arguing has continued even after their deaths. If... Read More

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    Fairvue, also known as the historic Isaac Franklin Plantation, was built in 1832. Isaac Franklin was a successful slave trader who sold about 1,200 enslaved people into the Southwest region. He earned almost $1,000,000 in his lifetime. For the next several years, the plantation changed hands and then was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1977. The area was later evolved into a... Read More

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  • Union Station Hotel Nashville, TN
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    There are many rumors surrounding the famous Union Station Hotel. Some say that a train derailment and the ensuing deaths have caused ghosts to linger where their last boarding stop once was. Others have seen a spooky woman jumping from the building to her death, which is almost always associated with the reports of Room 711 beind haunted. When the hauntings are brought up to employees,... Read More

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