Top Ten Most Haunted
Places in Tennessee:
1. Memphis. Although Memphis is known
for being the location of Elvis Presley’s
infamous Graceland estate, the city
is also home to a number of spectral
sightings And ghost photos of the
Voodoo Village it really does exist
in Southwest Memphis. Located on Mary
Angela Road, the area is home to St.
Paul's Spiritual Temple and is enclosed
in a huge iron fence. But if the stories
and legends are true, there's more
than church services taking place
behind those walls. Sacrificial offerings,
black magic, revenge spells and the
walking dead. Some say the relatives
of Marie Laveau come hee to communicate
with the dead.
Black Cow's CutOff Road or Caliss
Cutoff, located near the intersection
of Winchester and Germantown Rd. It
is not there anymore but was a popular
site to drive down. Very haunted by
the living and the dead, it was a
place where a cult of vampires, witches
or voodooist frequented, the area
though developed now adays still carries
many memories and residual paranormal
Overton Park,This is Memphis's own
Lady of the Lake ghost stiory. There
seems to conflicting dates on when
this woman actually died. Some stories
say it was the 1940s while other say
it was in the 1960s. The one thing
all stories are sure of is that the
body of a young woman was found floating
in the lake at Overton Park. The woman
was wearing a blue dress and she was
raped, then stabbed to death, but
she's definitly not at peace. Many
people who park their cars by the
lake swear they have seen the ghostly
apparition of the woman rising out
of the lake still wearing the blue
dress. Perhaps she is looking to see
if her murderer has returned...or
maybe she's looking for revenge.
2.Nashville. Each year millions of
people travel to Nashville, making
Tennessee’s capital city one
of the top tourist destinations in
the country. Rich in music and history,
Nashville also has a large number
of reported haunted sites.
The Belmont Mansion was constructed
in 1849 for Adelicia Hayes. The house
was sold in 1887 and is now the central
point for Belmont University. There
have been a number of people who have
reported seeing Adelicia wandering
and/or floating throughout the house.
Some believe she refuses to leave
her beloved home. Others say she is
waiting for the right person to come
to her so she can possess them and
President Andrew Jackson’s
home, The Hermitage, is also located
in Nashville. Visitors as well as
groundskeepers have reported seeing
ghostly apparitions. The most common
sighting is that of former slaves
who worked the grounds standing near
3. Knoxville. Knoxville was home
to the 1982 World’s Fair and
is currently the main campus for the
University of Tennessee. It is also
home to two popular haunted places:
the Old Cemetery and Lakeshore Asylum.
A number of unexplained dark shapes
and/or shadows have been seen at Knoxville’s
Old Cemetery. Witnesses have seen
the dark figures move fluidly through
the cemetery’s tombstones.
Lakeshore Asylum is an ominous site.
Although it burned down in the early
1900’s, the building’s
remains are still there. Sounds of
screaming, moaning and chains have
been reported over the years.
4. Clarksville. Although not as well
known as some of Tennessee’s
bigger cities, Clarksville, nonetheless,
has its share of hauntings in the
form of Resthaven Cemetery and the
The house located in the back of Resthaven
Cemetery was once a plantation home.
The owner of the plantation owned
a number of slaves, some of whom still
haunt the plantation grounds and adjacent
cemetery. Legend has it that one ghostly
apparition is forever looking for
his missing child.
The Smith Mansion overlooks the Cumberland
River. Visitors to the home have seen
the ghost of a woman, believed to
be Mrs. Smith, on the balcony, keeping
a never ending watch along the river.
Mrs. Smith supposedly awaits the return
of her husband who was killed in an
accident on a riverboat.
5. Franklin. Like many southern cities,
the Civil War played a vast historic
role in Franklin. Even today, a visitor
can witness remnants of the war in
the form of hauntings in various places.
The Carnton Mansion was turned into
a hospital to treat the wounded and
dying during the Battle of Franklin.
Today, the spirits of the departed
still linger. Voices and footsteps
can be heard throughout the home as
well as the beat of drums signaling
the impending Civil War battle. The
cemetery located next to the home
is haunted. Visitors have seen spectral
visions of a young girl running along
the fence of the cemetery. A Civil
War soldier has also been seen in
the cemetery. The soldier stands guard
over the final resting place of him
A person visiting the Carter House
should not be alarmed if they hear
or see unexplained events. The home
stands on the site of the actual battleground.
The sounds of marching can be heard
on occasion as well as the ghostly
apparitions of those who wee wounded
or killed during the battle.
6. Adams, Tennessee
The Bell Farm - Adams, Tennessee,
The Bell Farm has been made notorious
through books, TV specials and movies.
Most recently the events at this small
Tennessee farm were dramatized in
the 2005 movie An American Haunting.
The story behind the Bell Farm haunting
is so notable and recognized because
it is said to be the only documented
account in paranormal history when
a ghost caused the death of a living
person. Between the years of 1817
and 1821, the Bell Family was terrorized
by some sort of entity, mostly said
to be a woman, who became known as
the Bell Witch or, more personally,
“Kate.” She is said to
have perturbed and tortured John Bell
(the father of the family and victim
of a nervous system disorder) so much
that it lead to his inevitable death.
He was unable to sleep or recuperate
and the ghost’s antics worsened
his condition. It is also said that
a vile with a strange black liquid
was found at John Bell’s deathbed
and that Kate herself claimed she
gave it to him. Supposedly, in order
to test the liquids validity, a drop
was placed on the family cat’s
tongue and it immediately killed the
animal. Though the haunting of the
Bell Farm has been sensationalized
many times over, it is still inarguable
that something happened there during
those three years. A family and a
community were terrorized by an entity
of some kind, and residents still
believe Kate is up to no good.
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There are several different tours in the Northeastern Tennessee Mountains presently available to choose from all located just a short drive from Dollywood, Ober Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Tennessee tours include the "Haunted Historic Erwin and Unicoi County Heritage Museum GhostWalk", the "Haunted Historic Jonesborough GhostWalk", the "East Tennessee State University Campus GhostWalk", the "Historic Tipton-Haynes GhostWalk", the "Haunted Historic Greeneville GhostWalk", the "Haunted Historic Rogersville GhostWalk", the "Haunted Historic Blountville GhostWalk", and downtown Johnson City's "Little Chicago GhostWalk". Appalachian GhostWalks' Virginia ghost tours presently include the "Historic Abingdon Virginia GhostWalk" departing from the Barter Theatre Stage II Cafe, and the "Haunted Historic Bristol GhostWalk" - the Birthplace of Country Music...
Beginning Wednesday, August 12th, 2009 Appalachian GhostWalks will introduce its newest tour - currently under production. Join us for a tour of Tennessee's Second oldest incorporated town with the "Haunted Historic Dandridge GhostWalk"! Two bus tours will follow in production for a 2010 inauguration including the Upper and Lower "Great Smoky Mountains Haunted Adventure Tour"...
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Travel discounts are available on accommodations for recreational vehicles and tourists including a wonderful choice of very historic and sometimes haunted bed and breakfasts, camping, white water rafting, caving, bike and horseback riding, a local gem mine, a day at the spa, planetarium shows, barge and carriage rides, area museums and exhibits, visits to local water parks, skiing, seeing a live play, or a concert, casual and fine dining, with more on the way. Packages featuring a wide variety of area attractions to include both day and night time activities offer visitors something to keep you and your travel companions enchanted and entertained during their stay...
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Stacey Allen McGee, Tour Director
International Director and Founder
The ARC - AlternateRealitiesCenter
Address: P.O. Box 153, Unicoi, TN37692
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Stacey Allen McGee, Certified Ghost Hunter
and Tour Director for Appalachian GhostWalks
Founder of The Alternate Realities Center
The ARC Staff includes Michael Combs, and Susan James. These two very dedicated individuals work to support and organize local grassroots research and coordinate follow-up investigations on haunted places as well as reported contact encounters with the unexplained.
The results of investigations by the staff of The ARC- Alternate Realites Center, which took place between the hours of 6 PM and 3 AM with the property owner's permission and assistance, including hundreds of photographs documenting the presence of ghosts and spirits on location, as well as video, audio, and dowsing results are now available to purchase online from our Ghost Hunter Store on DVD. We offer nine different DVD presentations where you will get to experience the mystery and awe of our investigations. These include "Haunted Historic Jonesborough", "Haunted Historic Erwin" - which includes the Heritage Museum of Unicoi County, "Haunted Historic ETSU" - East Tennessee State University, "Haunted Historic Rogersville", "Haunted Historic Blountville", "Haunted Historic Greeneville", and "Legendary Buffalo Mountain". From our Virginia Investigations we have "Historic Abingdon Virginia". Each DVD is $10 plus shipping, or you can buy the set of all nine discs for just $80 and get one FREE. Shipping not included. Please visit our Ghost Hunter Store for ordering information, or to place an order.
Ghost Hunter Certification Class
This course is taught over a two day time period where you'll receive personal, one-on-one training and experience with your personal Certified Ghost Hunter Instructor. Discover how to capture these spirits on film, video, and how to record their ghostly voices on cassette recorders from certified ghost hunters. Find where these ghosts inhabit an area through dowsing with rods and learn how to get answers from asking the spirits yes and no questions with two different communication techniques. You will be shown the different types of equipment and devices used to scientifically register the presence of paranormal activity. All of this and more presented by Satellite Instructors and Certified Ghost Hunters Stacey Allen McGee, CGH and Founder and Director of The ARC ~ Alternate Realities Center ~ www.AppalachianGhosts.com, and Michael W Combs, CGH who will offer you over 12 years of field investigations experience during the course of the class...
The purpose of this course is to present an overview of research into ghosts and hauntings. The course is designed for anyone with the desire to learn about, find and document paranormal activity of ghosts. The book used in this course was written by Patti Starr, “Ghost Hunting in Kentucky and Beyond” and it is the same book she uses in teaching her two courses, “Introductory to Ghost Hunting” and “Advanced Ghost Hunting” at the LCC. It details a comprehensive coverage in such areas as, understanding ghosts and possible explanations why they are earthbound, the nature of configuration of ghostly energy patterns, where and how to find ghosts, and most important, how to conduct a successful ghost investigation...
Both Stacey Allen McGee and Michael W. Combs are very active as ghost researchers, lecturers, consultants, dowsers, and teachers. They refer to this study course of certified ghost hunter as a practical, “how-to-guide” for serious ghost hunting. “Once certified, you will be amazed at the opportunities that will become available to you in this field.” Patti Starr
We conduct the course from the JF Toney Memorial Library located in Erwin, TN every January through March of each year. We will be your coach through your first three investigations. After completing your assignments you will be given a test and once you pass the exam you will be given a diploma of graduation for “Certified Ghost Hunter” upon completing a two hour field assignment presented during the course as a group. The course adds up to approximately 14 hours of class time and 9 hours of field time...
The course materials include:
1) Book, “Ghost Hunting in Kentucky and Beyond” (a practical guide to ghost hunting with actual accounts of ghost hunting investigations.)
2) Video, “How to Dowse for Ghosts,” with Patti Starr, Video 55 minutes
3) A set of “Brass Dowsing Rods,” designed and balanced for ghost hunting by Patti Starr.
4) “Voices from Beyond the Grave” by Patti Starr, CD, 23 tracks. (EVPs Patti has captured in the investigations presented in her book, “Ghost Hunting in Kentucky and Beyond.”)
5) Investigative forms used to interview witnesses, record investigations, and to document usage of equipment.
6) Personal experience and support from your satellite instructors, Stacey Allen McGee and Michael W. Combs, through assignment of three field investigations. (Help with use of equipment such as cameras, recorders, and meters.)
7) Completed assignments and exam for Certification will result in receiving a diploma of graduation as “Certified Ghost Hunter”.
Subjects covered in the course:
1) The different types of hauntings
2) Ghosts and Spiritualism
3) Difference between ghosts and spirits
4) Sleep paralysis
5) Where to find ghosts
6) How weather affect an investigation
7) How to conduct a successful ghost investigation and correct protocol
8) Ghost hunting tool kit
9) How to interview a witness
10) How to research haunted history
11) Learn how to see ghosts
12) How to use dowsing rods to find ghosts
13) How to record voices of ghosts
14) How to use an EMF meter
15) Different ways to do a ghost clearing
16) What to look for in ghost photography
17) Ghost hunting terminology
18) How moon cycles affect ghost hunting
Stacey Allen McGee, Tour Director
Web site: www.AppalachianGhostWalks.com
Founder of The ARC ~ Alternate Realities Center
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