Tennessee May 16, 2018
The Haunted Hike In Tennessee Will Send You Running For The Hills
When you think of hiking you’re probably dreaming of fresh air, pathways that smell of wet dirt and views that go on for days. You’re not really wondering about hauntings and ghostly apparitions, now are you? Well, if you ever make your way to the Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park you may want to pack an appetite for the supernatural alongside your hiking boots.
Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park is located in Germantown, Tennessee, on the western side of the state. It's a beautiful place that boasts over 13,000 acres of land.
Just north of Memphis, you'll find folks who are in search of camping spots and hiking trails. The lakes are gorgeous...
...as you can see for yourself.
Still, the stories are a little less beautiful. You may see a bald eagle or a fox, but the ghost of a man disfigured long ago is also said to walk the grounds.
The most well-known ghost is that of a man who worked at a local explosives plant during the second world war. He was horribly, wickedly disfigured during an accident, and was given the nickname "Pigman."
It's just the right kind of scare to offset such deep Tennessee beauty. There are stories of the Pigman, that he wanders around in the dead of night wearing the face of a pig.
He is said to be looking for his next victim. You can be sure that this haunted tale is told time and time again around the campfires and trails of Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park.
"Pigman Bridge" is located nearby in Millington, Tennessee, and if you're lucky you just may find him during the full moon. The legend has it, if you park in the middle of the bridge and call out, "Pigman!" three times while flashing your car lights he'll appear.
Yikes! Do you believe in haunted hikes and haunted campgrounds? Perhaps haunted state parks and the like? We just may have to explore the Pigman a bit more...leave your own stories and thoughts on the legend below!
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