Meeting a real ghost in Tennessee isn’t too difficult – really. With a town so steeped in southern history, it’s honestly going to be hard for you
not to run into something a little bit creepy on this side of town. Curious where you’ll find a ghost with a good story? Well, we’ll tell you.
1. Carnton Plantation
The Carnton Plantation was right on the front lines during the Battle of Franklin. It's the location of the largest Confederate graveyard, and was used as a hospital. Some say you can still see the soldiers wandering the graveyard, whereas two twin brothers - buried on the far right side of the graveyard - will try to grab at your ankles and lick them as you walk by. No worries - it's said they're just having a good time, tricksters as they were in life. You may also run into a woman in white in the kitchen, who n'er says a word.
2. Historic Sam Davis Home & Plantation
Sam Davis was hung as a spy during the Civil War, and some say you can still hear sobbing from the parlor where his body was laid after death. You can also see the apparition of his younger brother Oscar, who makes himself known as a watery figure, flickering the lights and creating a ream of electric phenomena.
3. Fairvue - Isaac Franklin Plantation
Built originally in 1832, Isaac Franklin was a very successful slave trader in the south during his lifetime. It's said that the slaves he bought and sold still wander the property, broken over the hardship dealt.
4. The Hermitage
The Hermitage has a strange story. No one seems to know why, but some folks hear pots and pans being thrown about in the kitchen, a ghostly meal being prepared. Whereas others? Have reported hearing someone riding a horse up the back stairwell.
5. Tennessee State Prison
Originally built in 1898, the prison is now completely abandoned. The crusty building still clangs with the screams of prisoners, the men who lost their lives behind the walls or those who simply expired, never to taste freedom again - not even in death.
6. Gaylord Opryland Resort - Facebook
"The Black Lady" haunts Opryland. She wanders the halls and stands strong and tall on balconies, clad completely in Antebellum-era black clothing.
7. Ryman Auditorium
The Ryman was originally built in 1892 as the Union Gospel Tabernacle, and has since become known as the Mother Church of Country Music. The ghost who haunts these halls, you may ask? It's none other than Hank Williams, Sr. He is known to wander the backrooms, keeping backstage a bit more melodic with his singing. There's also the apparition of a Confederate soldier seen in the balconies during rehearsals - but only ever rehearsal. He has yet to be seen during a show. Probably isn't a fan of the noise...
Did you know about these ghosts from Nashville? Eerie stuff, eh? We tend to think so…