Tennessee January 07, 2016
7 Mysterious, Unusual Spots In Tennessee You Never Knew Existed
Everyone has their own idea of what’s strange and downright mysterious. Tennessee is a pretty solid state to begin with, so it was quite the trick to find these underground and crazy interesting stories. If you have one to share, leave your thoughts in the comments! You never know – your story may just be featured. For now? Here are the odd and weird for your perusal.
7) Union Station Hotel - Nashville
The old and imposing former train station located in downtown Nashville has quite a few secrets hidden behind those gorgeous walls. Room 711 is said to be the core of the hauntings, with people reporting seeing a woman jump to her death from the window, others believe the dead from train accidents gather to haunt the premises. Plus, floor seven? Is located in the former attic. All the chills...
6) Read House Hotel - Chattanooga
Said to be the absolute MOST haunted hotel in Tennessee, the former Radisson Read House Hotel is located on Broad Street in Chattanooga. It was opened during the Civil War, and there are hundreds of deaths that are said to have occurred behind these walls. Whether suicide, murder, or just the quiet in your sleep kind of dying, it sure has left a mark on the atmosphere of the hotel. Room 311 is the one you should ask for if you're looking for a scare - it's where a beautiful young woman went to die. Be murdered. Where she haunts the hotel to this very day.
5) Cragfont - Castalian Springs
The house looks pretty unassuming, no? James and George Winchester built the first house on the property in 1785, with the mansion being finished in 1802 after George was killed. Candles are said to be lit without a flame, beds moved and mussed, with some of the strange phenomena even being caught on film - both in photographs AND video. That's legit, if you ask us. Legit and scary.
4) Peabody Hotel - Memphis
Watch out if you're on the eleventh floor...It's been reported that whispering is heard down the halls and strange noises pervade the quiet hours of the night. Eerie? Yep.
3) The Body Farm - University of Tennessee at Knoxville
Behind UT, there's a body farm. Yep. You heard that right. Students study decomposing bodies here, left to the elements. In the name of science, that's terrifying!
2) Tennessee State Prison - Nashville
Once the home to the Tennessee state electric chair, the now abandoned building slowly falls into itself on the outskirts of Nashville. Don't trespass, because the halls are a horror to encounter. And who knows what malicious spirits haunt the halls...?
1) The Bell Witch Cave - Adams
Known as one of the most epic ghost stories in the history of the US, the wicked Bell Witch even had President Andrew Jackson claiming he would never spend the night on the Bell property. If you're reaching the president, there's some real terrifying stuff going on. John Bell is said to have been murdered by the ghost, and you can even tour the property on one of their famed ghost tours. Just don't stray from the group, hey?
Weird, weird, WEIRD. Thoughts? Tell us!