Tennessee December 10, 2017
11 Horrifying Tennessee Stories You Didn’t Learn About In History Class
No matter the time of year, the horrors of the Halloween holidays are always a bit of fun and eerily exciting. Whether you’re looking for a strangely haunted part of town or even just a simple story about your home city, Tennessee has a creepy crawly history that’s just dying (ha) to be found out. We have eleven strange Tennessee stories that will remind you just why you keep that night light on…
11. A trip to Elkmont is stunning yet horrifying.
Once used as a logging town for local employees and then a holiday spot,
has since been left to the voracious intensity of the elements.
If you're looking to go...
Read the story of Elkmont then discover the strange space tucked high in the gorgeous, leafy hills and mountains of the Smokies.
Here's the trail
10. This battlefield in Tennessee has quite the story to it.
Have you ever visited the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park...? There's a dark story behind it, if you're willing to listen. Check out the eerie history behind
9. The story of the Bell Witch has reached epic proportions.
A family brutalized, a man murdered by a ghost? It may sound strange, but Adams, Tennessee boasts one of the scariest stories in the state. We'd argue it's one of the
eeriest in Tennessee history
8. The Sensabaugh Tunnel has kept people in fear for years.
Was it a man who killed his daughter, or just an unsolved murder that took place in the tunnel...? It's an odd place, for sure, but we may never know the
7. The city of Nashville has a WHOLE hidden history underneath the surface.
Most folks don't know about Nashville's hidden tunnels, but they make for quite an interesting story and a thoughtful study once you do the digging. Which we did for you, of course. Who would've known there was
web of tunnels beneath
6. The Tennessee State Prison building is foreboding and massive on the west side of town. ...
And its spotted history is nothing short of breathtaking and strange. Once the home to the electric chair, "Old Sparky," this space has aged into a type of horror unknown to many. It's
, so you can drive by at any time.
5. Not looking to be overly scared?
Then take a look at one of these horrifying houses around the state. It's an interesting thing, to wonder what kind of stories they hide. It's the best way to make sure you aren't
4. Have you heard the eerie story of the White Screamer?
It has terrorized the town of White Bluff for years, and gives Tennessee its own legendary creature. The
is definitely an urban legend of the greatest proportions, rivaling the Bell Witch in some arenas.
3. Even Nashville has its own monster.
The Thing was born from a seance in the city, and has since grown to epic and legendary proportions. Have you heard this underground urban legend before? It makes for quite the
2. We'd HIGHLY recommend this overnight ghost hunt.
The Thomas House Hotel knows that it has a strange past, but they allow you to take part in it with their
overnight ghost hunts
. Would you dare...?
1. If you aren't really into the realistic nightmare inducing kind of stuff...
...then you should visit Nashville Nightmare, a four part haunted house located in Madison and open during the month of October. It's the perfect way for you to get the
a bit without taking a dip in the unknown.
Let’s lighten it up a bit –
are you hungry, Tennessee?