History doesn’t have to stay dreary as textbooks and dry as a pop quiz. No, in Tennessee our history is so wired and deep in our very being that it takes on the timbre of the ages, encompassing every emotional set – including terror. If you’re looking for an eerie historic spot in Tennessee, well, we’ve got you covered.
11. East Tennessee State University
A young girl committed suicide on campus and is said to walk the halls, whereas Sidney Gilbreath, commonly known as "Uncle Sid," wanders the halls and closes doors and windows against approaching storms.
10. Stones River Battlefield
This battleground continues to be a historical haunt, plagued by the many lives that were lost on the battlefield.
9. Nashville Capitol Building
William Strickland and Samuel Morgan are said to be the fighting ghosts of the capitol, buried on the grounds and fighting in the afterlife as they did while alive.
8. Rotherwood Mansion
The brokenhearted Rowena haunts Rotherwood Mansion, broken after a life of turmoil and heartache. She committed suicide, and continues to haunt the property.
7. Chickamauga Battlefield
Similarly to Stones River, Chickamauga is rife with ghosts and heartache, many wandering the woods, searching for their lost comrades.
6. The Ryman
A man in black watches rehearsals from the balcony, and old country stars just may greet you in the backrooms, unconcerned and unaware of their own demise.
5. Craigmiles Family Mausoleum
Known as the "Bleeding Tomb," you''ll want to catch a look at this strange phenomenon...and plan a night to figure it out.
4. Carnton Plantation
With the site of the Battle of Franklin a mere stone's throw away, Carnton is haunted by the soldiers interred on the grounds and multiple servants who decided to stay long past quitting time.
3. Greenwood Cemetery
An eerie store of murder and mayhem plagues the Greenwood Cemetery, shrouded the whole of it in the calm, cool worry of a haunt.
2. Union Station Hotel
Formerly a train station, the hotel patrons regularly find the ghost of a young woman who threw herself on the tracks, bereft, many years ago. If you book a night you may just find yourself quite the experience.
1. Bell Witch Cave
The most famous haunting in the south took place in Tennessee. The town of Adams is now known for the poltergeist that killed a man and haunted her cave long after the family left.