A haunting in Nashville isn’t hard to come by – the area hosted quite a few battles during the Civil War, after all. It’s these seven, however, that may have just slipped from your history books. Did you know that these seven spots are home to Nashville ghosts and ghouls? Maybe you should add them to your eeriest of bucket lists…there could be shrieks in store.
7. The Abandoned Sun Valley Swim Club
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Tucked away in Madison, the abandoned Sun Valley Swim Club now has its pool filled in and buildings used for storage, with most of the land given to Peeler Park for usage. Some say, however, they can still hear chlidren splashing and screaming in the night, once the park has closed and the lights are out. Eerie...
6. The Banks of Percy Priest
In the 1800s, a man named Uriah Moreland and his wife lived in the area that is now Percy Priest Lake. There were rumors that they practiced black magic in the dark, muttering curses and wicked enchantments in the cold of the night. The family farm was known for their disappearing help - and the fact that Uriah's wife and children were found brutally murdered, with the patriarch nowhere to be found. Their farmland now lies under the lake, a murder mystery buried long, long ago.
5. Two Rivers Mansion
Those that work at Two Rivers have reported flickering lights and objects inexplicably moved from one room to the next. It has also been said that lights move around the grounds in the dark, and disembodied footsteps are coupled with eerie laughter. The grounds were supposedly once used as a native burial ground and utilized during the Civil War, so the reasons for the hauntings are shrouded in mystery.
4. Tennessee State Capitol
Both William Strickland, the original architect of the capitol, and Samuel Morgan, his arch-enemy, are buried at the Tennessee state capitol. Some say they can hear the men bickering and arguing with one another even in death. You guys are going to have to get over it, you know...you're dead. Very, very dead.
3. Opryland Hotel & Resort
There is said to be a woman in black that haunts the Opryland Hotel. No one is quite sure of her back story or where she came from, but she is dressed in Antebellum garb that denotes the deepest grief. Perhaps her heartache has locked her to the land, forever wandering the about the world of the living searching for the long dead.
2. Pegram County Cemetery
In the 1970s, the Pegram County Cemetery was razed by the local township - but not very well. Five years later the river rose, and so did the corpses. Coffins quite literally came out of the ground - and Ms. Carrie, Pegram's first postmistress, rose from her resting place and settled itself in the front yard of a local home. So terrifying...
1. Union Station Hotel
A young woman in grey haunts the Union Station Hotel, a jilted bride who is said to have thrown herself on the tracks when she realized her lover was never, ever going to make her his bride. She continues to die, time and time again, at the mercy of a phantom train that has long since passed.
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