Ghost hunters and horror enthusiasts alike are probably jonesing for October – it’s the one time of the year endless creepy stories are appropriate. Although, some may argue they ALWAYS are, but hey. It’s all good. Here are the 7 best places to spot a ghost in Nashville.
7. The Hermitage
The former home of President Andrew Jackson has been operational as a museum since 1889. Folks have reported hearing someone throwing pots and pans in the kitchen, dragging heavy chains across the front porch, and even riding a horse up the stairs.
6. Two Rivers Mansion
The mansion stands on a former battlefield and native burial ground, so it makes sense that people have reported disembodied laughs and footsteps, moving objects and lamps that turn on and off.
5. Tennessee State Prison
Built in 1898 and left in 1992, the former home to Old Sparky, the state electric chair, is said to be haunted by screaming inmates, some of the high risk men that used to be held here, the ones who were never able to leave.
4. Union Station
A wailing woman wanders the tracks underneath Union Station, a young bride who flung herself to her death when she learned the love of her life would not return from war.
3. Ryman Auditorium
Hank Williams, Sr. is said to sing backstage at the Ryman, originally built in the late 1800's, and a Confederate soldier wanders the balcony during rehearsal.
2. Gaylord Opryland Resort
The, "Woman in Black" haunts the resort, she's spotted dressed completely in black, an Antebellum era gown complete with a dark frown on her face. She's said to perhaps be Mrs. McGavock, whose family used to own the land on which the hotel now resides.
1. Tennessee State Capitol
If you wander the capitol grounds at night, you may hear a bit of bickering from beyond the grave. Famed architect William Strickland and the head of the Capitol Commission, Samuel Morgan, are fighting an eternal fight. They're said to even lash out at visitors if the living forget their manners.