Tennessee July 18, 2015
These 7 Terrifying Places In Tennessee Will Haunt Your Dreams Tonight
There’s something strangely thrilling about the unknown, about the sounds in the closet and the darkness at night. If you live in Tennessee, than you know the state is just BURSTING with creepy stories from the crypt. We’ve found seven of them, but how many do YOU know?
7) The Delta Queen
Now permanently moored in Chattanooga, the Delta Queen was built in California and moved to the Mississippi River after thirteen working years on the west coast. Mary Becker Greene, otherwise known as "Ma," is said to still haunt the boat to this very day. She was the first licensed female riverboat captain in the state, and she died in her cabin at seventy-nine. Supposedly, she starting wreaking havoc after a bar was opened on board. Don't worry, she won't harm you - Captain Mary just likes to make a walkabout every so often.
6) The Bell Witch Cave
Considered one of the most prolific hauntings in history, the Bell Witch Cave even caught the eye of President Andrew Jackson. A malicious spectre is said to be responsible for the death of John Bell, the farmer who owned the property. The ghost is rumored to be Kate Batts, the wicked woman who lived next door to the Bells and believed she was cheated out of a land purchase. You can still visit the farm and cave if you're looking to run into the witch yourself!
5) Carnton Plantation
You can only expect that the location of one of the bloodiest Civil War battles and largest Confederate gravesite would be haunted. It is said that soldiers walk the lawns and a servant girl still spins, singing, in the kitchen.
Haunted by the King, of course. Elvis is said to wander his halls with a meandering walk, waltzing about the place he once called his home.
3) Loretta Lynn Mansion
With 19 Confederate soldiers said to be buried on the grounds, Loretta Lynn's home is supposedly said to be haunted by the willowy shapes of dead soldiers. The cellar slave pit is also said to echo with the cries of previous slaves. Original owner James Anderson is the only ghost that has been given a name.
2) Tennessee State Prison
Once the state location for death row, the Tennessee State Prison held 'Old Sparky' the electric chair that sent many men to their graves. They can still be heard clanking through the abandoned halls - or so they say.
1) Union Station Hotel
Haunted by a nameless woman kissing her love goodbye on the old train platform, you may just get more than you bargained for with a stay at the Union Station Hotel.
We have goosebumps. Do you? Tell us some ghost stories in the comments below!