Nashville May 24, 2018
5 Horrifying Nashville Stories You Didn’t Learn About In History Class
Not all stories that come out of Nashville deal with fame, fortune, the music business and a good pair of cowboy boots. No, unfortunately some of them are dark and a little bit creepy. Whether you’ve lived in the city for a hot second or have spent your entire life within Nashville lines, these stories are pretty horrifying and downright creepy. Someone missed the boat in 10th grade history class…
5. The Fast Food Killer
Paul Dennis Reid, Jr. is better known as the Fast Food Killer of Nashville, Tennessee, known for his seven-murder killing spree that spanned three fast food restaurants in the mid-state from February to April in 1997. He moved between a Captain D's, McDonald's and a Baskin Robbins before his arrest and died in prison in November 2013.
4. The Great Train Wreck at Dutchman's Curve
Known as the Great Train Wreck of 1918, on July 9, 2018 two passenger trains that hailed from the Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis Railway crashed head on into one another. It cost 101 lives, and 171 others were injured. You can visit a small memorial honoring the tragedy in Nashville's McCabe Park.
3. The Ghosts of the Ryman Auditorium
The Ryman has played host to all sorts of country music royalty, and there are still stories about the few that couldn't stay away from those hallowed halls. If you wander the venue at night, some say you can still hear the twang of Hank Williams, Sr. as he wanders the stage and back alley beyond the venue.
2. The Bell Witch Cave Haunting
The haunting of the Bell Witch Cave and farm is one of the most prolific hauntings in the state, garnering the attention of President Andrew Jackson in the thick of its supernatural throes. You can visit the old farm and cave on a local tour, and you'll have the opportunity to hear about the wicked poltergeist of years ago.
1. Murder of Marcia Trimble
Marcia Trimble disappeared in the winter of 1975 while selling Girl Scout Cookies, and her loss and the eventual heartbreaking close to the case drew Nashville into an era of lost innocence and true crime. The nine-year-old was found over a month after her disappearance in the upscale Green Hills community, and her killer wasn't convicted until 2008.
Here’s one more
terrifyingly true Nashville ghost story that may get your blood pumping…