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Brothers James and George Winchester built the first Cragfont, a log cabin, in 1785. George was killed by Indians in 1794, and James and his wife Susan went on to build the upscale manor house Cragfont, finished in 1802. The historic mansion has been restored and is open to the public. Caretakers there have seen apparitions and objects that had been moved, candles that lit by themselves, beds that had been disturbed and more after closing. Some of the phenomena have been caught in photos and on video. Country star Conway Twitty was a witness to the activity. He left the home after he said things were being thrown at him.

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200 Cragfont Road
Castalian Springs, TN 37031
United States

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36.40508953360374, -86.34185868497298
Sumner County, Tennessee
Nearest Towns:
Castalian Springs, TN (2.0 mi.)
Bethpage, TN (5.5 mi.)
Gallatin, TN (5.9 mi.)
Graball, TN (7.6 mi.)
Bransford, TN (7.9 mi.)
Hartsville, TN (9.8 mi.)
Cottontown, TN (11.4 mi.)
Oak Grove, TN (11.6 mi.)
Westmoreland, TN (12.0 mi.)
Lebanon, TN (13.9 mi.)

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  1. Was at Cragfont many years ago and saw the ghost of General Winchester staring at me from a second story closed balcony in the back of the house as I was sitting in the cemetery. My best friend was with me, and she asked if I knew why he was so angry with me. Yes, it is haunted, and though most of the house was comfortable, being in the upstairs nursery was not a pleasant experience for me.

    • yes! nursey very creepy! my friends sister was like frozen in one spot. couldnt move or anything. for a good minute. so my friend took me there. did the haunted tour. she bought the dairy entrees of previous ppl that live. at the end of the tour. talking to the guy outside. i felt a little hand, grabbing my hand. so got a lil freaked out. we leave, i told her what happened. get back to her parents place. she went to read that book she bought. then starts screaming for me. and she says read this last enteree. come to find out. it was a lil girl, that was killed by a snowball. and if she liked you she will grasp your hand!! freaked out.

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