A Collection of Ghost Stories and Haunted Places From All Across the State of Tennessee
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The following is a partial listing of locations which are said to be haunted, but have not been verified by the Alternate Realities Center. Submitted by anonymous sources, the information provided below does not necessarily reflect the view, or opinions of the Alternate Realities Center, or Appalachian GhostWalks, neither of whom have performed any research to document the claims of haunted activity suggested. This section of our website is entirely for entertainment purposes only. Everyone is encouraged to make up your own mind about any alleged activity reportedly occurring at each location mentioned, accepting - or rejecting the information as desired. In other words, everyone is encouraged to take what you read in this section of our site, with a "grain of salt"... Just a few "Tall Tennessee Ghost Stories"!|
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Adams - John Bell Farm - The Bell Witch is the horrible spirit caused much trouble and may have killed John.
Alcoa - The Old Stone House - It is said haunted by an old man who built on the house for over 45yrs. 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 just said that she lost her faith. He died about 20 yrs later but you can still see candlelight and hear him building on the house even during the day.
Antioch - Henry –Loroe Lane - One an old lady was killed by a coyote in the woods across the street from Loroe Lane. As the most realistic story yet she will come and watch you sleep at night if you live on Loroe Lane. She follows young kids around after dark She is known as the Antioch Deathkiller.
Arney Hill Cemetery - Granny February - a local legend, is said to buried there. If you go to her grave at midnight on Halloween, it is said you will hear her rocking in her rocking chair.
Athens - Wesleyan College - is haunted as 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.
Atoka - Bethel Assembly of God Church - The church has a large and fairly old cemetery (est. in the 1850's) on its grounds, these grounds are said to house a very unfriendly spirit. The spirit is said to have a dog like head, lion sized body with the coarse mane like hair, and deep red eyes. I have been told of two incidents when it was sighted and chased people out of the cemetery. On one occasion as the people cleared the fence to get away it hit the fence so hard that it shook, but it did not pursue them after they had left.
Bellwood Mansion - 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
Big Sandy - Big Sandy Rail road Junction - A conductor fell off of a train, and His head was tore off by the train wheels and He searches on foggy nights and on the death date for his head with a single light that if you walk toward it, It'll stay right there , But you feel nothing at all!
Blountville - Sullivan County News - A ghost called "George" haunts this building.
Bolivar - Parran House - the ghost in a rocking chair can be seen on the front porch.
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 - Weaver Cemetery - High EMF readings, vortexes, and feelings of wooziness, and being followed.
Briceville - Train Trussel Bridge - Lower End of Briceville - The KKK used to be active in this town, and they hung a black man off this bridge named Drummond. It is said every night at midnight he walks from one end of the bridge to the other. He then disappears and you can hear the rope swinging. The dare was to at midnight, walk across the bridge and back.
Caryville - Red Ash Cemetery - There is a good 10 mile stretch in which several paranormal sightings have occurred. Witnesses report a red half human, half goat figure that was nearly 8 feet tall with a pentagram in it's forehead. As they sped away, they had to cross a set of railroad tracks. Directly in front of them, there was a strange blue light that was hovering over the railroad tracks. It was about 10 feet wide.
Caryville - Red Ash Coal Towers - saw an apparition of a man who had fallen off of them some 50 years ago, also in the office of the depot, reports of furniture moving itself and felt a presence of someone else in the room. Even reports of a train coming, when the railroad tracks have been defunct 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. Police don't allow people to park around the tracks anymore though, you will need permission to visit.
Chattanooga - Greenwood Cemetery - Long ago at a lake across from the cemetery, a wealthy family lived in a large house. The wife was stricken with an illness and had to be put in a wheelchair. Her husband fell in love with another woman and pushed his wife into the lake killing her. Some nights she can be seen as a green mist hovering above the ground and there will be wheelchair tracks on the ground.
Chattanooga - Read House - room 311. Believed that during the Civil War that a soldier took a prostitute to this room and killed her. Her ghost haunts that room to this day, running hotel visitors off.
Chinqapin - Bristol - Haunted Hollow - a small road which glides to a dead end can sometimes mess with time and space coordination while a strange feeling of being watched hovers around.
Churchill - Fields - There have been numbers of reports of seeing impish like creatures best described as cows wondering the fields of church hill late on Halloween night. Most spotters describe the beast as red eyed /possessed look.
Clarksburg - Palestine Church - This is an old abandoned church that is surrounded by a cemetery. You can still go inside the church, it is not locked. If you go inside at night, you can see a person sitting on the piano stool, and hear them begin to play the very LOW notes on the piano. Also, you can see someone standing in the corner wearing a black cloak, and covering his or her face. You can hear the wood floor creaking as if someone is walking toward you, if you have the courage to STAY that long. As you start to leave you can hear the sounds of "things" running through the woods, leaves rustling, sticks breaking, etc. And you have the feeling of being "watched" the whole time you are there.
Clarksville - Amanda Dr.- October 2003 Udate: The building has been torn down - Its an abandoned building in a neighborhood built in the early 1800s. In this building you can hear moaning and groaning going on. You will hear a woman sounding like she is in pleasure. This happens at 11:00pm-12:00am every other day. Sometimes you can see a visual perspective of a young woman. I advise not to go but go at your own risk.
Clarksville - Austin Peay State University - This is in relation to the haunting of the school's Trahern theatre. last year(2002) in a production the theatre department was producing. One afternoon, a perfectly clear afternoon, with no rain, the cast was on stage rehearsing, suddenly the lights dimmed on and off three times at differing periods of length, no more than a few seconds each time. it was clear, there was no reason for the electricity to go out, and no one was in the lighting booth, the lights simply seemed to go out on there own. We all joked it was the ghost, trying to get us to leave her alone.
Clarksville - Austin Peay State University - Trahern Theater - The Third floor and stage are apparently haunted by a ghost of a young woman students call "Margaret". Messing with elevators, locking doors, banging lockers, and calling the unfortunate night owl's name.
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 - Palmyra - Headless Statues - : There is a ghost by the name of E.T. Wickham who haunts the grounds at and around the headless statues. Strange noises and such have been heard near the cabin he used to live in across the street. The cabin still stands but is in ruin. The statues are all still standing but are in desperate need of repair. - March 2007 update: The Statues are no longer there. They have been removed by relatives and family of Wickham.
Clarksville - Reasthaven cemetery - there's a house back behind the actual cemetery that is said to have been the house of a slave owner. As the story goes one of the slaves impregnated the slave owner's daughter by forms of rape. The slave owner killed the slave. It is said that the slave still haunts the house and neighboring cemetery looking for his unborn child. I've been there myself and me and some other people were walking up to the house and light bluish/greenish light crept up the house. so of course we fled to where we were parked on the outside road. we got in the car and as we pulled off a wind of gravel hit the back window. the weird thing was we were on a paved road with no gravel in sight.
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.
Cleveland - Greens Cavern - On October 30th a tall shadowy figure is said to be seen roaming through the open field carrying a sickle. at 12:00 midnight he returns to the cavern if you pass by him your soul will stay with him in his cavern. it’s mystery why he's there.
Cleveland - Mausoleum is the Craigmiles - Mausoleum and is in the yard of St. Luke's Episcopal Church. The grandfather did NOT die, just little Nina, who was seven at the time. She was her parent's only child and the white marble was imported from Italy to make the mausoleum. The pink streak (reported to be the blood) is above the door.
Cleveland - Mausoleum in the middle of town - that holds a little girl and her grandfather...They died in train accident...They had gone out for a late night ride in their carriage and it got stuck on the tracks and they got run down by a train...They were both put in the mausoleum so they could be together for eternity...Well every year on the anniversary of their death, the mausoleum is said to "bleed".
Clifton - Field behind the Public Library - There is a field behind the Public Library that if you go to between 8:00pm and 5:00am then you can sometimes see a white figure of a man moving around the field. They say that the white figure is a man by the name of Rosco Young Blood who buried his money in the field back in the 1950's and still roams the field trying to find his money that he buried there.
Collinwood - Park in the center of town - Many of the old folks in Collinwood tell of a tree in the park where slaves were hanged during the slave days. They say that if you walk through the park on stormy nights that all of the trees will be moving from the wind blowing through the branches and leaves- except one.
Columbia - Bear Creek Church - no known denomination. 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 getting murdered.
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.
Cordova - Old Town Cemetery - The cemetery is very old due to the graves dating back to the early 1800's. Flashing lights can be seen from the trees at night when no source of light is even visible. And at a certain grave whose name is "Susan" reveals the shadow of a face and orbs when photographed.
Cowan - Ciwan Cemetery - At night you can see the tombstones shine and people sometimes report seeing people standing be side them.
Cragfont - Castalian Springs - Now toured during the day, at night witnesses have seen candles burning inside, heard loud screams, breathing and the feeling of being followed.
Cragfont - The Winchester house - built from 1798 and completed 1802. General James Winchester was a hero of the revolution, a Tennessee pioneer, and one of the founders of Memphis, Tennessee. Cragfont has reopened for the season. I can attest to strong energy levels in the master bedroom and the nursery, as well as a few other areas of the house. Be sure to stop by on a Sunday and ask Joanne for the "ghost tour."
Crossville - Mile Marker Ten - it has been said that if one puts their vehicle in neutral when you get to the hill your vehicle will be pushed up it. When you get out their will be handprints on the back of the vehicle. The reason is because a bus broke down with a load of kids and a semi came over the hill and hit them killing them all. The reason you are pushed over the hill is to get you out of the way of on coming traffic.
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.
Decherd - North Junior High School - There is the spirit of a girl who haunts the school. She will call out to you, calling out your name in a pleading voice, asking for help. But when you turn to see where the voice is, there will not be anyone there. Her voice is normally heard in the afternoon and early evening.
Dover - Fort Donnellson National Battlefield - Said to be dead soldiers walking at night. Gun shots fired throughout the night.
Dover - Fort Donelson National Battlefield - Cemetery - haunted by the ghost of Civil War infantryman Reuben Hammond, who is buried there. Reuben believes his job is to stand watch and make sure his dead comrades are safe. He's also very lonely and sad because no one talks to him. Even if you can't see him, just a simple greeting makes his day (or eternity, as it were). He'll follow you around for a while because he is just so glad of your company, and will wave from the top of the cemetery as you leave. His name is listed in the records at the Surrender House. We knew of him because he called out his name as we pulled up to park the car.
Dover - The Surrender House - The Surrender House in Dover, Tennessee which is part of Fort Donelson National Battlefield Park is haunted. A volunteer at site experienced some pretty odd things. A ghostly presence of a Federal Officer.
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 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, & soft voices crying throughout the home!
Dry Hollow - Crazy George's Bridge - It is said that an old railroad worker was working on night under the bridge and he slipped and fell and got knocked out with his head on the tracks and the train decapitated him. If you go there on a rainy, stormy night you can see him walking with a lantern looking for his head.
Dyersburg - Dyersburg Middle School - in 1977 two teachers were murdered in the gym of the school. These two people had been having an affair and the wife found out and shot them. She was sent to an insane asylum where she died a few years later. The ghosts of these two teachers haunt the gym. - October 2004 update: Dyersburg Middle School's Gym has been torn down.They have built a new school, and the remains of the old school is still standing and is the Dyersburg City School Systems office.
Elizabethton - Gwendolyn’s house - short and sweet. not really sure what went on in this early 1900's house right off of Bristol highway. Witnesses say there is heavy activity in a house not surrounded by any living occupants. Ghost dogs, what appeared to be a little girl, and a ghost that told us to leave before she disappeared is just the tip of the iceberg.
Elizabethton - The Steel Bridge - A long time ago a young man and woman were under the steel bridge on a date. The two were robbed! The girl was stabbed and died immediately. The boy was stabbed and ran from robber. He stopped a car on the bridge and jumpe dinto the back seat. Now every year on Halloween night at midnight you can drive onto the bridge and stop in the middle and someone will get into your back seat! You can see the impression of there weight on the seat. You can even try it with your doors locked and he will stilll get in!!
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.
Eagleville / Rockvale - Dyer Cemetery - in the 1800s there was three women that was condemned has witches and buried there. u can see lights, hear voices, occasionally be touched or grabbed at and when u turn around there is nothing there. there has been reports of spirits or ghosts and hands that felt like broom straw scratching people on face and arms under the cedar tree at the main gate. there has been red balls of fire as big as soft balls seen in the center of the cemetery at the foot of cedar trees and they will go up the tree and go out. u can always go there and u will always hear voices or see lights if not more. some of the younger dyers have reported seeing full body apparitions (ghost) in the rear of the cemetery. more spirits and voices have been seen and heard during the months of spring and fall.
Englewood - Central High - One night at a central football game, a little girl was walking around the track with her friends. She was scared of many things so constantly she would turn her head and make sure everything was all right. Once, she turned her head and she saw that a group of gothic people were looking at her from the corner of the track and she saw that one of the gothic people were pointing at her as if they were going to kill her. Now if you go to the track at night and look in the left corner, you can still see people pointing at you.
Etowah - Etowah City School - Basketball Court - During a basketball game a couple of years ago some eighth graders were taking pictures of the game. It was the big, red and white game (the school colors were red and white). When the pictures were developed they saw a shadowy figure in an old Etowah High School basketball jersey. The Etowah High School was torn down about 50 years earlier, and they turned it into Etowah City School, and the high school kids in Etowah had to travel to Englewood, TN to attend McMinn Central High School. Anyway, they did some research and found out that the boy had actually committed suicide on that court when he was a senior because he lost his last high school basketball game.
Flintville - Flintville school - the Flintville light has seemed to cause many distractions. an old man carrying an lantern across Flintville elementary school where the old railroad tracks used to be.
Flintville - Off Flintville Road - The Flintville Light has been a haunt for many years. Many young lovers go there and try to see the Light. Most think it is just a way to get your sweetheart in a parked car on a dark deserted road. Many have gone there to park, to spend time alone together. While they are there, a mysterious light appears from the old railroad track. The light will appear to come towards you. The story behind the light is that a local was out walking the track and was run over by a speeding train. His body parts was scattered for 150 yards. The story of the light has been around for decades. Even though the railroad tracks are gone, you can still see the chilling light as it makes it way towards. As the light appears to be very close, it just up and disappears.
Franklin - Carnton Mansion - here is a Historic mansion in Franklin Tn called Carnton. It was used as a confederate hospital during the Civil War(battle of Franklin). Gun shots, rhythmic drum beats, voices, and running footsteps can be heard there any night. There have been recordings of sounds and pictures taken there by local investigators.
Franklin - Carnton Plantation Cemetery - on one row on the right (where the soldiers are buried) lie the graves of twin brothers. One of them delights in tickling your ankles or trying to grab your ankle as you walk by the row where they're buried. This is not the little girl's spirit, but one of the soldiers.
Franklin - Carter House - While Carnton Mansion was the site of the Civil War hospital, Carter House was the site where the Battle of Franklin actually happened. There have been reports of the Confederates being heard marching down the hill, of the eldest son of Mr. Carter being seen on the bed where he died after being wounded in the battle, of the wounded inside the house, and of the toddler son of Mr. Carter who was killed when he fell from the staircase.
Franklin - Confederate Cemetery (adjacent to Carton Mansion) - This site is haunted by a little girl who runs up and down the fence row running her hand along the fence. The noise has also been heard. A soldier guards the gave sites and follows people around until they leave the yard.
Gallatin - Oliver’s Restaurant - January 2007 Update – formerly listed on this site as "Loco Lupes" - It was built in the 1800's and before it was a restaurant in was the Sumner County Jail. If your in the restaurant late at night. Upstairs you can hear voices, knocking on walls, and slamming door's also you can hear someone walking on the stair's. If your downstairs you can hear the toilets flush and the water faucet will turn off and on.
Gatlinburg - Greenbrier Restaurant - At the Greenbrier Restaurant the ghost of a young woman who committed suicide in the restaurant can sometimes be seen.
Gatlinburg - Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort - This place is haunted by many spirits and/or demons. Being one of the oldest hotels in Gatlinburg many events have taken place here over time.
Gatlinburg - Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort - The kitchens on the property - First a man by the name of Alvin worked for the hotel as a cook since the hotel had opened. Upon his 30th anniversary the owners purchased a gift for him, a new boat. The first time Alvin took this boat out it sank and he drowned. There are two kitchens on the property the Holidome (for restaurant) and the Tower (for Banquet facilities). Alvin is said to haunt both of the kitchens. Cooks coming in for the early breakfast hours have reported hearing their names whispered, dishes breaking and flying across the kitchen, and faucets turning themselves on and off. There are many other stories of this hotel.
Gatlinburg - Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort - TOWER - First, in room 471, in the summer of 1999, a businessman was out of town staying in this room. He was walking around the pool (next to this room) for most of the evening and into the night hours. When the pool closed a maintenance man told him that he would have to leave the pool was closed. This is the last anyone would see of this gentleman because, the next day when he was supposed to check out and did not, a maid went to the room to check things out. Upon walking into the room, she found the man had committed suicide with a 357. He had also left a $3.57 tip on the table. Many have claimed to see a shadow walking around the pool at night in the windows of the rooms around the pool. Next, in the early 1980's, a boy scout group had rented the entire 7th. Floor of the building. This is hard to accurately describe, since no one who was working there at the time cares to elaborate on any details from this event, but all that was gathered is that the boy scout leader had apparently gone crazy and killed some of the scouts before being caught. When the building was closed for the winter one year (Gatlinburg is a tourist town which is really only full for the summer and autumn months) an employee was making rounds through the building and stopped on the 7 th. Floor and heard running and screams he ran to check for intruders only to find nothing, no rooms were rented in the Tower that evening.
Gatlinburg - Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort – HOLIDOME - 413 - in the front of the complex outside, in the late 1970's two young girls were staying there for the night. They went downtown and picked up a guy from a local bar and brought him back to their room. While the other girl was out smoking, the guy drowned her female friend in the bathtub and put her body under the bed. Then while leaving he went down the back stairwell outside beside the kitchen and found the other girl smoking, then he proceeded to strangle her as well, and drug her body to the roof of the building (then easily accessible). Maids over the years have reported hearing noises from the bathroom and objects in the room moving from one place to another, while cleaning the room.
Gatlinburg - Mount LeCounte - At 3:33a.m. a little girl will appear at the edge of the bed and watch the people sleep.
Gatlinburg - Rocky Top Inn - In the old office located in the back of the building, a multiple murder occurred. An estranged local killed two employee's of the motel. Motif unknown. The killing's were of such a perverse nature that you can sometimes still hear them screaming for there lives. People have seen ghostly apparitions around the back parking lot, and near the fountain. These murders occurred over 15 years ago. The killer was charged convicted and sentenced to death by lethal injection.
Gatlinburg - Rumor has it that in the heart of Gatlinburg, near a place called the Mysterious Mansion, a young girl about age, 7 fell off a hotel balcony, and landed in a creek below. Every two weeks before her death's anniversary, you can see her crying and pointing up to the spot where she fell to her death.
Gatlinburg - Terror on the Parkway - Formerly Known as Hauntings this place is haunted by several ghosts. Especially one of a former manager who ran the operation in the early eighties. - February 2004 update/correction: a visitor to our site states, “These Stories are very true. However the room 413 has not been in operation since the events of the evening in your story the room was removed from operation.” They claim to have been associated with this facility for many years and the stories and events are well beyond what has been mentioned here. Of course they realize these are events reported by persons directly involved but they are very surprised there isn’t allot more of them.
Graysville - Graysville Mountain - It has been rumored for a long time now that the rock overhang on the mountain is haunted by several ghost that come out at night. Feelings of suicide have over whelmed ones visiting.
Greeneville - Old Arch Rail Road Bridge - March 2007: Has been Removed
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.
Greeneville - Tusculum College - Doak House - This is a small building on the outskirts of Tusculum College. Several people have reported hearing an piano/organ play upstairs, but there's no one there.
Greeneville - Tusculum College - Katherine Hall - Used to be an all-girls dorm; it is an all-guys dorm now. Story is that there was a girl that had a baby but the head mother took the baby away. The girl took the baby back and supposedly killed the head mother. The baby is supposedly buried behind the dorm.