Haunted Places in Pennington Gap, Virginia



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    Benham School House Inn

    Cumberland, Kentucky

    14.7 miles from Pennington Gap, VA

    The building that houses the inn was an old high school, and some say the ghostly students return to their old stomping grounds. According to reports, the inn still houses the student lockers and class photos in the hallways, and in these hallways witnesses have heard unexplained runnning footsteps, laughter ...


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    June Tolliver House

    Big Stone Gap, Virginia

    16 miles from Pennington Gap, VA

    This 1890's residence featured in the local newspaper several years ago, when a visitor to the house photographed a ghostly woman in white. Other phenomena reported here includes apparitions rushing past the bay windows at the front of the building and paintings being moved around by unseen hands. (Submitted by Callum ...


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    Red Dog Road

    Harlan, Kentucky

    16.6 miles from Pennington Gap, VA

    This road has been haunted by mysterious lights which flicker from tree to tree. If one is quiet at a certain fork in the road you can hear someone or something walking in the woods above the road. A huge shadowed specter has been seen several times standing in ...


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    Rotherwood Mansion

    Kingsport, Tennessee

    27.1 miles from Pennington Gap, VA

    This mansion built in 1818 by the Reverend Frederick A. Ross is said to be the home of a ghostly Lady in White. So the legend says, she is Ross's daughter Rowena, and she is looking for her love who was drowned in nearby Holston River. It is said that ...


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    Laurel Grove Cemetery

    Norton, Virginia

    27.3 miles from Pennington Gap, VA

    Laurel Grove Cemetery, often referred to as Ramsey Cemetery or the Ramsey Family Cemetery, is said to be haunted by something that makes the temperature inside very cold after midnight. Shadowy figures, leaves that move without a breeze, and footsteps also have been reported.


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    The Inn at Wise

    Wise, Virginia

    29 miles from Pennington Gap, VA

    The 1910 historic inn was in a dilapidated condition for many years prior to being refurbished, and now encapsulates its colourful past through delightful guest rooms, fine dining and a whole trove of ghost stories. Reports range from ghostly voices and screams from empty rooms to curtains opening and ...


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    The University of Virginia's College at Wise - Bowers-Sturgill

    Wise, Virginia

    29.7 miles from Pennington Gap, VA

    The University of Virginia's College at Wise is believed to be home to a ghost. According to legend, she is the spirit of a young girl whose apparition appears hanging from the pipes in Bowers-Sturgill Hall, where she committed suicide.


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    Bethesda Church and Cemetery

    Morristown, Tennessee

    37 miles from Pennington Gap, VA

    The apparitions of restless Confederate soldiers are seen inside and outside the church building. They are aggressive towards visitors to the cemetery. The apparition of a weeping woman has been seen on the far side of the cemetery. Her cries are often heard late at night. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Grant Lee Hall

    Harrogate, Tennessee

    37.4 miles from Pennington Gap, VA

    The historic Grant Lee Hall dormitory building at Lincoln Memorial University was once part of a hotel, which caught fire in 1904, killing a woman and her child on the fourth floor. Her ghost has been seen in a red dress, including one day in the 1950s when the building ...


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    Campbell Cemetery

    Busy, Kentucky

    38.7 miles from Pennington Gap, VA

    Ther is a site at Campbell Cemetery called Coffin Rock, where locals say a man was shot and killed long ago. Now, when it rains, there appears to be blood running down the rock. Several ghosts are said to call this area home as well: an old man who flags ...


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    Motel 80

    Emmalena, Kentucky

    41.4 miles from Pennington Gap, VA

    Rumor has it that at this site, a man once committed a double murder. It's said that he found his wife together with another man in a hotel room, and shot and killed them both. Witnesses say the spirit of the man who was shot still remains behind, turning the ...


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    General Morgan Inn

    Greeneville, Tennessee

    42.5 miles from Pennington Gap, VA

    This historic hotel is said to be haunted by a ghost named Green Room Grace. Grace was a waitress at the hotel long ago, and she is said to be playful and fun. She loves spoons, and has been known to snatch them from The Green Room, the hotel's restaurant, ...


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    Historic Eureka Inn

    Jonesborough, Tennessee

    44.4 miles from Pennington Gap, VA

    At this historic inn originally built in 1797 an used as a boardinghouse and sequester house for jurors, witnesses have reported seeing shadowy ghost figures and hearing unexplained footsteps and voices.


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    Hawley House Bed and Breakfast

    Jonesborough, Tennessee

    44.6 miles from Pennington Gap, VA

    The inn has seen a lot of changes and additions over the years, but the original building is from 1793. It is said to be haunted by the spirits of "ladies of the night" who may have worked here in the past. Witnesses have heard their voices on the second ...


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    Union College

    Barbourville, Kentucky

    48.3 miles from Pennington Gap, VA

    Union College seems to have a haunted Financial Aid office: Witnesses say the doors open and close, and even lock and unlock, on their own. The spirit is believed to be a woman who lived and died under mysterious circumstances here when the building was a private residence. Also haunting ...


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    Virginia Intermont College

    Bristol, Virginia

    48.3 miles from Pennington Gap, VA

    Reports say Virginia Intermont College may have ceased operations in May 2014, but if it truly is haunted, a ghost probably wouldn't mind. The historic college is rumored to be haunted by a former student named Vera who, as legend tells, became pregnant through an affair with a professor in ...


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    Warfield Cemetery

    Barbourville, Kentucky

    49.8 miles from Pennington Gap, VA

    Some claim that at the Warfield Cemetery, something unseen will follow you, moving as you do, terrorizing you as you walk through the graveyard, never stopping until you step outside the gate.


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    Glenmore Mansion

    Jefferson City, Tennessee

    50.4 miles from Pennington Gap, VA

    Before the death of local historian Thomas Roach, he remarked that if a ghost was sighted at the mansion, it might just be of him. Ever since, visitors have noted a friendly presence and a misty apparition on the lower floor of the mansion. People have also reported sighting a ...


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    Gwendolyn's House

    Elizabethton, Tennessee

    51.2 miles from Pennington Gap, VA

    The early 1900's building is haunted by the ghost of a woman in white, who has been standing at windows, looking out across the valley. The apparition of a black dog has also been seen running through the hallways and in the basement of the house. An aggressive entity has ...


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    Tennessee Mountain Inn - Econo Lodge

    Jefferson City, Tennessee

    54.9 miles from Pennington Gap, VA

    Once the Tennessee Mountain Inn but now reported to be an EconoLodge, this place is the home of a ghostly little girl. She has been seen on the balcony or in the hallways by guests and employees alike, and they say she is very sweet and friendly. Who she is ...


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    Martha Washington Inn

    Abingdon, Virginia

    58.3 miles from Pennington Gap, VA

    At this 1832 inn built by War of 1812 hero General Francis Preston as a home for his family of nine children, a ghostly young woman roams the place. She is reportedly looking for her lover. Also, witnesses say that no matter how many times the carpets are replaced, blood ...


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    Barter Theatre

    Abingdon, Virginia

    58.3 miles from Pennington Gap, VA

    Built in 1831 as Sinking Springs Presbyterian Church, the building has also been used as a town hall and a fire hall, which meant that even when it became Barter Theatre, the fire alarm remained on the building, and when the sirens went off during a performance, the actors had ...


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    The Tavern

    Abingdon, Virginia

    58.7 miles from Pennington Gap, VA

    The Tavern restaurant was originally built in 1779. Is is said to be the a hot spot for the spirit set, including a ghost nicknamed "The Tavern Tart," reported to be a prostitute who was murdered a client. Witnesses say she is known to pinch or grab men on the ...


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    United States Post Office

    Jellico, Tennessee

    62 miles from Pennington Gap, VA

    The old post office building is haunted by several spirits. Disembodied footsteps and loud voices are heard when no one is around. Mail is thrown around the post office, and objects go missing, only to turn up in different places to where they were left. The apparition of a tall ...


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    Emory and Henry College

    Meadowview, Virginia

    66.3 miles from Pennington Gap, VA

    Founded in 1836, the historic Emory and Henry College is believed to be haunted. A hanging lamp outside the Music Hall is said to swing by itself, stemming from a heated debate in which a man was pushed out the third story window. He grabbed the lamp and hung from ...


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    Wheatland Plantation

    Sevierville, Tennessee

    68.1 miles from Pennington Gap, VA

    Wheatland Plantation, located off of Boyd's Creek Highway in Sevierville, is an 1820 Federal Style home that was constructed around a large geode by a Freemason. The property has seen more than 70 murders and deaths within its walls, while the grounds bore witness to battles of both the ...


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    Prospect Hill Bed and Breakfast

    Mountain City, Tennessee

    70.1 miles from Pennington Gap, VA

    This 1889 house-turned-inn may be home to a few ghosts, which manifest in odd ways. The owners have said the way to tell when a ghost is around is by phantom smells, usually of perfume or peanut butter cookies.


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    LeConte Lodge

    Sevierville, Tennessee

    71.3 miles from Pennington Gap, VA

    In the early hours of morning, guests staying the lodge have reported awakening to see a young girl standing at the foot of their beds, who disappears when she is seen. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Cumberland Falls State Resort Park

    Williamsburg, Kentucky

    73.1 miles from Pennington Gap, VA

    Stories about the Cumberland Falls State Park tell of a 1950s bride and groom on their honeymoon. The bride lost her balance and fell from the cliff now called Lover's Leap. Reports say drivers have hit a woman in a wedding dress in the area, although when they got out ...


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    Family Inn

    Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

    73.5 miles from Pennington Gap, VA

    Folks say a shadowy form watches over you at this inn. The ghost is said to belong to an elderly woman who was killed here while she was working late.


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    Ramada Inn

    Paintsville, Kentucky

    73.9 miles from Pennington Gap, VA

    This Ramada Inn is said to have a ghost of a woman who walks in high heels through the atrium as well as unexplained voices, levitating objects, and a man's apparition. A woman is heard laughing in Room 216.


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    Lees-McRae College - Tate Dorm

    Banner Elk, North Carolina

    76.1 miles from Pennington Gap, VA

    Lees-McRae College, specifically Tate Dorm, has a ghost called Emily. According to reports, 12-year-old Emily Draughn died of tuberculosis in the 1930s inside Tate Dorm, which was then Grace Memorial Hospital. Witnesses say Emily plays pranks like turning electrical things on and off or causing phones to ring. She has ...


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    Rocky River Motel

    Gatlinburg, Tennessee

    76.6 miles from Pennington Gap, VA

    We have lived at this motel for three weeks. In that time, we have had two incidents where there was a clear and loud knock at the door, but when we opened it there is no one anywhere in sight. Our wall clock sometimes runs backwards. My girlfriend clearly saw ...


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    Aspenvale Cemetery

    Marion, Virginia

    76.8 miles from Pennington Gap, VA

    Aspenvale Cemetery is the burial site of several Revolutionary War heroes such as Gen. William Campbell, famous for the Battle of King's Mountain, and his wife Elizabeth, sister of Patrick Henry. Witnesses say the strange anomalies happen here along with an odd feeling that there is something unseen around. Orbs ...


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    Mysterious Mansion

    Gatlinburg, Tennessee

    77.2 miles from Pennington Gap, VA

    The mystery of the Mansion involves a sobbing spirit. Locals tell the tale of a 7-year-old girl who died when she fell off the balcony into a creek below. Her ghost is said to appear around the anniversary of her death, crying and pointing up to the spot from which ...


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    Rocky Top Village Inn

    Gatlinburg, Tennessee

    77.6 miles from Pennington Gap, VA

    A multiple murder that occurred a couple decades ago is the source for this building's haunting, locals say. So the harrowing story goes, the back office was the site where two workers were brutally killed for a reason still unknown. Witnesses have heard the screams of the victims and seen ...


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    Garden Plaza Hotel - Holiday Inn Sunspree

    Gatlinburg, Tennessee

    77.8 miles from Pennington Gap, VA

    This hotel building has more than its share of haunts. A man is said to have committed suicide in Room 471, and a reflection of his ghost is said to be seen in the nearby windows, walking around the pool at night. A Boy Scout troop leader is said to ...


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    Inn on Main Street

    Weaverville, North Carolina

    78.1 miles from Pennington Gap, VA

    The Inn on Main Street is rumored to be haunted. Doors have been heard opening and closing on their own, pictures have been heard falling off walls, although the fallen pictures were never found.


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    Vance Birthplace

    Weaverville, North Carolina

    78.8 miles from Pennington Gap, VA

    The birthplace of Zebulon Baird Vance (1830–1894), a Confederate Civil War officer, governor, senator, and writer, is a five-room log house. Vance was a passionate speaker and leader, and a prominent figure in his time. Perhaps spirits of the deceased are still drawn to the charismatic Vance: Ghostly men and ...


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    Abijah Thomas House - Octagon House

    Marion, Virginia

    80.7 miles from Pennington Gap, VA

    The Abijah Thomas House, aka the Octagon House, is a historic octagon house and private residence originally built in 1856. Its outer walls are bricks made by slaves on the property. Witnesses say the house is haunted, especially in the "dark room" or storage room. Apparitions of shackled, abused slaves ...


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    Little Greenbrier Lodge Bed and Breakfast

    Sevierville, Tennessee

    81 miles from Pennington Gap, VA

    According to the locals, the friendly ghost of Margretta Craig haunts this 1939 bed-and-breakfast. The room where she is most often seen is dedicated to her, and the owners display photographs of her in her room. The ghost is said to do nice things like close the door behind you.


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    Fletcher School of Dance

    Woodfin, North Carolina

    81.4 miles from Pennington Gap, VA

    Fletcher School of Dance is rumored to be haunted by shadowy figures who moved construction workers' tools during a renovation and made odd sounds throughout the building.


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    Beaver Lake

    Asheville, North Carolina

    81.9 miles from Pennington Gap, VA

    Beaver Lake is home to the spirit of a young man who drowned here in the 1970s, according to local lore. His ghost is seen on the lakeshore. A female apparition also has been spotted standing on the dam and looking down into the water. She is thought to be ...


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    Lewis Memorial Park

    Asheville, North Carolina

    81.9 miles from Pennington Gap, VA

    Lewis Memorial Park is a cemetery where eerie apparitions are said to roam. A ghost horse and rider and a phantom dog are seen here; the rider is thought to be a funeral director, Robert J. Lewis, who donated the land for the cemetery in 1927.


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    Church of the Redeemer

    Woodfin, North Carolina

    82 miles from Pennington Gap, VA

    Church of the Redeemer, built in 1888 with two Tiffany windows, was originally the family chapel for a nearby mansion. The mansion has since burned down. According to witnesses, a female apparition has been spotted coming down the stairs of the sloped cemetery in back. She then crosses Riverside Drive ...


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    Northside Grill and Bar

    Asheville, North Carolina

    82.5 miles from Pennington Gap, VA

    Northside Grill and Bar, which reports say now operates as Appalachian Tavern, used to have apartments on the second floor where a tenant committed suicide. Now, folks say, patrons have reported uneasy vibes and at times have spotted a shadowy figure that walks across the room.


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    Baker Peters Mansion

    Knoxville, Tennessee

    82.9 miles from Pennington Gap, VA

    The mansion, now Baker Peters Jazz Club, is said to be haunted by Abner Baker, a former resident of the 1840 building. The mansion was inhabited by Dr. Baker's family and several wounded Confederate soldiers whom he was helping during the Civil War. When the Union learned Dr. Baker was ...


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    Cairn Brae - Crooked Oak Mountain Inn

    Asheville, North Carolina

    82.9 miles from Pennington Gap, VA

    "Cairn Brae" was listed in Sheila Turnage's "Haunted Inns of the Southeast", but it appears that a new B&B is on the premises now called "Crooked Oak Mountain Inn". We don't currently have any details on the nature of the haunt here, but if you know anything please share ...


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    Grove Park Inn

    Asheville, North Carolina

    83.1 miles from Pennington Gap, VA

    At this 1913 inn, you may come across a ghostly lady in pink. She is the wife of renowned writer Fitzgerals, and is known to tickle guests' toes at night. She has been spotted by both guests and employees. Room 545 is said to be particularly haunted with slamming doors, ...


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    Highland Hospital Site

    Asheville, North Carolina

    83.4 miles from Pennington Gap, VA

    A mental asylum used to stand on these grounds, but in 1948, a fire destroyed the property; nine died including the former wife of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Zelda. It is believed that the casualties could have been zero, but the patients were drugged and locked in their rooms awaiting further ...


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