Resthaven Memorial Gardens

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Behind the cemetery, reports say, is a house that was once the home of a slave owner. Rumor has it that one of his slaves forced himself upon his daughter and got her pregnant, and the master killed the slave. The slave’s ghost is said to roam the house looking for his child.

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Address:
Madison St and Miller Road
Clarksville, TN
United States

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GPS:
36.500013309852406, -87.2422202824236
County:
Montgomery County, Tennessee
Nearest Towns:
Clarksville, TN (6.8 mi.)
Guthrie, KY (11.1 mi.)
Adams, TN (11.3 mi.)
Pleasant View, TN (13.6 mi.)
Cedar Hill, TN (14.0 mi.)
Trenton, KY (15.5 mi.)
Coopertown, TN (15.9 mi.)
Oak Grove, KY (15.9 mi.)
Fort Campbell North, KY (16.1 mi.)
Allensville, KY (17.9 mi.)

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  1. Long story, but does tie into Resthaven, I promise.

    A few years ago I watched my old best friends father drive past my home, look towards me up on my porch and wave. I waved back and didnt really think about it. I hadn’t seen her father in several years but I knew he still lived in town. I also hand’t spoken to my old best friend in a couple of years as she had moved and we lost touch. However a few weeks later I reconnected with her on Facebook and got her number. When I spoke to her I told her that I’d seen her dad recently ( driving by waving) and asked her how he was doing.

    Here’s where it gets weird. My friend got quiet and then got angry with me. She said that I was F*d up for saying that. I told her I didnt’t understand. Why? She thought I was being sick and hateful. She told me that her father had killed himself in his car ( gunshot) several months prior to me seeing him. I had NO idea. Now, I believe I have seen several ghosts in my life, but This was very different. When he drove by the car and himself looked REAL. It was the same very identifiable car that he’d been driving since I was a teen having sleepovers at my friends house. Her father was also an odd looking man and it was definitely him.

    So next I tell her that I was serious, that I DID see him and that I did NOT mean to upset her. I felt awful. Finally she believed me but was still pretty upset that her dad had showed himself to me and not her. It didnt make sense to me either, he’d been cool and all to me as a teen, but we were not close or anything, he was just my best friends dad. She said the rest of her family had moved out of state, and that she hadn’t been able to visit his grave in Resthaven since his burial. I felt bad for her, and my curiosity was piqued, so I told her I would go and clean/tend to his grave for her. She told me roughly where in Resthaven it was, and I went out and bought flowers. I drove to Resthaven (my first time ever going there) and parked my car inside the cemetary on one of those little roads that take you around it. I got out and found his headstone nearby. I cleaned it off, placed the flowers, and proceeded to speak outloud to the stone telling him that I’d told his daughter I’d seen him and that she was upset and hurt that I’d seen him. I told him that we didn’t understand why if it was possible to reveal himself at all, that it would be to me and not her, who missed him dearly. I finished and went back to my car. My normally reliable car was dead. The car wouldn’t start., as if the battery was dead. I Tried calling my boyfriend for a jumpstart, but my cell battery was also dead now. Neither batteries should have been dead. I’d parked pretty close to the back of the cemetary and was the only person there. I ended up walking up to the double wall by the road and sitting there for 3 hours until someone else finally drove into the gate and I was able to use their phone to call for help. When my boyfriend arrived we couldn’t jump the car off. We went to walmart and brought back a new car battery, which finally did the trick. I’ve never been back, and my old friend will not speak to me anymore. I have not seen her father since. I hate that this happened, but it DID happen.

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