Bear Creek Church

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There have been many reports of bizarre apparitions at this old 1800’s two-storey church, but is believed that the church is now private property. On certain nights, motorists would report seeing glowing red lights moving around the church, and people have also reported seeing an aggressive dog-like entity, that haunts the church and the nearby cemetery. Shadowy apparitions have been observed inside the church, and people have reported seeing terrifying winged creatures in the cemetery and church yard.

(Submitted by Callum Swift)

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1519 Bear Creek Road
Columbia, TN
United States

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35.42311321427265, -86.93217330555723
Marshall County, Tennessee
Nearest Towns:
Lynnville, TN (5.3 mi.)
Cornersville, TN (6.7 mi.)
Lewisburg, TN (8.3 mi.)
Columbia, TN (14.5 mi.)
Pulaski, TN (16.4 mi.)
Mount Pleasant, TN (17.3 mi.)
Petersburg, TN (18.1 mi.)
Chapel Hill, TN (19.4 mi.)
Summertown, TN (21.4 mi.)
Ethridge, TN (22.0 mi.)


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  1. Over the weekend, I visited this site.
    As we stopped in the road in front of the church, in order to turn in, the truck died. It has never done this! It just died. We were slightly turned into the oncoming lane and the approaching vehicle had to slow down to go around us! Was something ALREADY trying to harm us?

    As we approached the Church, we took several pictures.
    (You can NOT enter the church. The doors have bars with padlocks.)

    One of those pictures stood out from the rest (attached).

    In the photo, you can see 2 streaks in the sky just above the spire. I did not see these when I took the picture, nor did I see anything odd while I was there. But the feeling of being watched seemed to permeate the air …

    Lastly, in the same photo, look at the top right window. Zoom in on it. Look for a nose in the rectangular window. While to me, “the face” seems to be more of an Aztec drawing (mouth is often exaggerated), I can’t explain it’s appearance in the window.

    But, was this “who” caused the truck to die?
    Was “he” watching us the whole time???

    Happy Ghost Hunting …
    I hope YOU find more!!!

    • This place was creepy..didnt seem haunted,actually met some locals there and brought us to the house where the pastor killed his family and kids then hung himself,again creepy ,but def not haunted

  2. Went there years ago when it was popular. I had to pee really bad when got there,but never anything
    extraordinary. It is in the middle of nowhere and I
    fully expected for Courage the Cowardly Dog to pop out at anytime.To me the place seemed old andisolated or a place forgotten by time. I want to go back one day when have more time if possible.

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