Tennessee Creepy January 31, 2017
Not Many People Realize These 7 Little Known Haunted Places In Tennessee Exist
We all know about the hauntings at the Ryman and Carnton Plantation, we’ve heard the stories about Andrew Jackson and Bell Witch Cave. These hot spots are famous for their hauntings, full of legend and horror. It’s these seven, however, that may have
just slipped through the cracks – and that makes them all the more terrifying.
7. Blackwell House - Bartlett
The Blackwell House may as well be the Amityville Horror manor of the south - it's been said that a family can't live in the house for more than a month. It's been said a man dressed in his formal attire walks the halls at night and lights flicker on and off when no one is around. It's been said that a certain light can never be turned off at night because the deceased Mr. Blackwell would never allow his children to sleep in the dark - he's still taking care of his little ones so many years later. (3077 Sycamore View)
6. LibertyLand - Memphis
Liberty Land is said to be haunted by an old carousel worker, a man who leapt to the rescue when a young child lost their balloon - he forgot one very important step, however: turning off the whirring carousel. His decapitated spirit is said to now wander the park, spooking patrons on the search for his lost head. The park is now permanently closed, which means he may have peace and quiet for a long, long time.
5. Wheatlands Plantation - Sevierville
The eerie thing about the Blackwell House is the blood stains in the parlor...no matter how many scrubbings the patrons manage, the stains left by a young man murdered by his father still speckle the flooring. The Blackwell House is known for death, though. It's been said that more than 70 people have been murdered on the property, and 69 of the home slaves and 2 Revolutionary War soldiers are buried on the grounds. You can visit and take the ghost tour for $20 a person. (2507 Boyds Creek Highway)
4. Old Greene County Gaol - Greeneville
As one of the oldest jails in Tennessee, you would almost expect the place to be haunted. The jail was moved stone by stone to its location at 115 Academy Street in Greenville, Tennessee. It was built in 1804, and some say they can still hear the cries of the forever entombed and imprisoned, screaming for freedom through the windows. We'd recommend visiting in the daytime. (115 Academy Street)
3. Gay Street Bridge - Knoxville
The Gay Street Bridge in Knoxville is said to be haunted because of all the public hangings that were held at the bridge. You may just see a phantom criminal and his rope, a terrifying sight.
2. Cades Cove Campground
The Primitive Baptist Church in Cades Cove was established in the 1800s, but it's the graveyard on the grounds that has proven to be most eerie. Some say they can see shapes if they look through the windows of the church, others report activity late in the night. Would you like to camp amongst ghosts, folks? (10042 Campground Drive)
1. Meeman-Shelby Forest - Germantown
There are more than 13,000 acres in the Meeman-Shelby Forest, a stunning spot located in Western Tennessee. It's said to be haunted by the Pigman, a man with the face of a pig who terrorizes campers once the sun goes down. Yikes! (910 Riddick Road)
That’s some eerie stuff, wouldn’t you say? Here are
27 OTHER places to visit in Tennessee – and we promise they aren’t haunted.