Most Haunted Places in Tennessee

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    Wheatland Plantation

    Sevierville, Tennessee
    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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    EHP Rating: 92.0

    Carnton Mansion

    Franklin, Tennessee
    At this 1800s mansion, once used as a hospital site for Confederate soldiers and now a plantation house and museum, folks say soldiers still walk. Their apparitions have been seen, as well as that of a ghostly woman in white who has been seen on the back porch. Allegedly if you walk along the...
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    EHP Rating: 91.7

    1880 Newbury House

    Robbins, Tennessee
    It is said that at the Newbury House, ghostly occurrences are not unknown. It seems that especially single female guests are known to awaken in the night with the ghost of a man standing over their bed. The ghost is thought to be Charles Oldfield, and the Charles Oldfield Room (room 2) is reported...
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    EHP Rating: 91.2

    Shiloh National Military Park

    Shiloh, Tennessee
    The 1862 Battle of Shiloh meant death for thousands of soldiers, several of whom are rumored to still haunt the battlefield. Many tales and legends surround the battlefield, and visitors may see apparitions and hear phantom gunshots, drumming, footsteps, and voices. The nearby pond is said to...
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    EHP Rating: 89.7

    Stones River National Battlefield

    Murfreesboro, Tennessee
    The Civil War Battle of Stones River was fought from late December 1862 until January 2, 1863. The Stones River National Battlefield includes the Stones River National Cemetery and Stop No. 4, the “Slaughter Pen,” where Union General Phil Sheridan did his best to hold back the Confederates in a...
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    EHP Rating: 88.9

    Cragfont

    Castalian Springs, Tennessee
    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...
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    EHP Rating: 88.9

    Orpheum Theatre

    Memphis, Tennessee
    Built in 1928, the still-operation theater is said to be haunted by many ghosts, but the two most well-known are Mary and a masked figure. Mary, age 9, wears a white dress and pigtails, and is said to have died in a car accident in front of the theater. She watches the performances and greets...
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    EHP Rating: 88.6

    Tennessee State Prison

    Nashville, Tennessee
    This 1898 prison, which was closed in 1992, has been used for the setting of many films, including "The Green Mile" and "Ernest Goes to Jail." After its many fires, prison breaks and riots, the prison may well be a spot for paranormal activity. Folks have reported unexplained sounds, voices and...
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    EHP Rating: 86.5

    Loretta Lynn Ranch

    Humphreys, Tennessee
    The Plantation House and surrounding areas have seen supernatural activity. Civil War soldiers have been seen walking or camping out nearby, and the house itself has seen its share of unexplained phenomena, attributed to the plantation's founders. Ghost Adventures featured the site on a 2011...
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    EHP Rating: 86.4

    Historic Eureka Inn

    Jonesborough, Tennessee
    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...
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    EHP Rating: 86.2

    Sheraton Read House Hotel

    Chattanooga, Tennessee
    Room 311 is alleged to be haunted by the ghost of Annalisa Netherly. Although not much is known about her, her legend claims she was living in the hotel and was killed when her husband caught her in a tryst with another man....
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    EHP Rating: 85.7

    Carter House

    Franklin, Tennessee
    Built in 1830 by Fountain Branch Carter, the Carter House, now a Civil War museum, lay in the middle of the Battle of Frnaklin, one of the worst Civil War battles. It was used by Union troops as a command post, while the Carter family hid in the basement amid the sounds of gunfire and cannons....
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    EHP Rating: 85.7

    Cabin On Roaring Fork

    Gatlinburg, Tennessee
    This cabin is over 200 years old. The cabin seems to be occupied by the ghost of a woman. The website address is: CabinOnRoaringFork.com The number of paranormal events are too numerous to mention, but here are a couple: One family decided to go by a fast food restaurant to get dinner,...
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    EHP Rating: 85.1

    Bell Witch Cave

    Adams, Tennessee
    The famous legend of the Bell Witch has been written about for over a century. Many movies and stories have been based on this legend as well. Some say this story of the Bell family being haunted by a poltergeist or witch is unsubstantiated and a hoax. Other reports say the story is true, and she...
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    EHP Rating: 85.0

    Union Station Hotel

    Nashville, Tennessee
    There are many rumors regarding the hauntings of the Union Station. Some claim that a train derailment and the subsequent deaths have caused ghosts to linger at what was their last boarding stop. Others tell of a spooky woman seen jumping from the building to her death, and her death is almost...
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    EHP Rating: 85.0

    Little Greenbrier Lodge Bed and Breakfast

    Sevierville, Tennessee
    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...
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    EHP Rating: 84.6

    Blackwell Manor

    Bartlett, Tennessee
    This historic mansion is believed to be haunted by the apparition of a former owner, who has been seen roaming the house after dark. He has also been known to slam doors and turn on all the lights in the house. (Submitted by Callum...
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    EHP Rating: 84.6

    Ryman Auditorium - Grand Ole Opry House

    Nashville, Tennessee
    Originally built in 1892 as the Union Gospel Tabernacle, this well-known home of country music is said to be haunted by the ghost of Hank Williams, Sr. His voice has been heard singing his songs. The apparition of a Confederate soldier also has been reported here, as well as footsteps and doors...
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    EHP Rating: 84.4

    Walking Horse Hotel

    Wartrace, Tennessee
    At this very spot, the Union soldiers released many Confederate prisoners at the end of the Civil War, many of whom were very sick and malnourished and died in the hotel. To make matters worse, in the 1970s a Vietnam vet had a flashback and shot 4 hotel guests to death. As one would think, the...
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    EHP Rating: 83.7

    Resthaven Memorial Gardens

    Clarksville, Tennessee
    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...
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    EHP Rating: 83.3

    The Hermitage

    Nashville, Tennessee
    Settled by Nathaniel Hays in 1780, Hays sold the farm to Andrew Jackson in 1804 for $3,400. Jackson built the Federal-style, two-story brick home around 1820. He came back here after his U.S. presidency term ended in 1837, and died here June 8, 1845. The property fell into disrepair until 1889,...
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    EHP Rating: 83.3

    Hawley House Bed and Breakfast

    Jonesborough, Tennessee
    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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    EHP Rating: 83.3

    Kingstone Lisle Inn

    Robbins, Tennessee
    Called the Snoring Ghost, the ghost in residence here is said to be Thomas Hughes, the town's founder. He originally built the place for his mother, but remains in spirit. He is known to pull blankets back on the bed and audibly snore. The inn can be accessed through...
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    EHP Rating: 83.3

    Newport Memorial Building

    Newport, Tennessee
    In 1971 there was a plane crash on a mountain in Parotsville Tennessee. Limbs were scattered everywhere and no survivors were ever found. While waiting for the bodies to be identified they were housed in the Cocke County Memorial Building. Among the bodies were many small children. Many people...
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    EHP Rating: 82.5

    Rotherwood Mansion

    Kingsport, Tennessee
    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 after several more tragedies, the hopeless...
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    EHP Rating: 82.3

    Hales Bar Marina and Dam

    Guild, Tennessee
    Constructed in 1905 to tame the whirlpools along the Tennessee River, legend has it that the dam was cursed by Native Americans. Some say if visitors get too close, they'll be sucked in. Witnesses have seen eerie black figures and heard chanting, and some have seen apparitions of drowning Native...
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    EHP Rating: 81.8

    Sam Davis Home

    Smyrna, Tennessee
    The Sam Davis Home, now a house museum, was built around 1810 but was restored completely in 1850. Sam Davis himself lived here until 1860 and in 1863 he was hanged by the Union Army as a spy. Apparitions of a young man, believed to be Sam Davis' brother Oscar, and sounds have been heard, including...
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    EHP Rating: 81.5

    Bethesda Church and Cemetery

    Morristown, Tennessee
    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...
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    EHP Rating: 81.3

    United States Post Office

    Jellico, Tennessee
    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 dark man has been...
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    EHP Rating: 81.3

    Keith Mansion Bed and Breakfast

    Athens, Tennessee
    At this inn, built in 1858, you may come across the ghost of a Civil War soldier. The inn was taken over by the troops during the war, and it is believed that this soldier died on the premises. Voices have been reported, as well as objects that move on their own. Note: This building was...
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    EHP Rating: 81.0

    The Inn At Hunt-Phelan

    Memphis, Tennessee
    Built around 1830, this inn is said to be haunted by a servant of the former owners, the Hunts. Before the Hunts fled the house to escape a yellow fever epidemic in 1873, they entrusted their servant, Nathan Wilson, with a chest of gold to pay for the home's upkeep. Poor Nathan was found dead of...
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    EHP Rating: 80.8

    Baker Peters Mansion

    Knoxville, Tennessee
    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 helping...
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    National Ornamental Metal Museum

    Memphis, Tennessee
    Housing a large collection of contemporary metalwork, the National Ornamental Metal Museum has roughly 3000 items on permanent display, not counting traveling exhibitions. Its four buildings were once a Marine hospital in the late 1800s and then a Civil War hospital, consisting of a nurse’s...
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    EHP Rating: 80.0

    Gwendolyn's House

    Elizabethton, Tennessee
    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 been reported in the...
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    Pinhook Plantation House

    Calhoun, Tennessee
    Many ghosts have been reported here, including the Lady in the Gray Gown, a ghost who has been known to open the front door and walk up the stairway. There is also a monk who once held a meeting with several other ghosts in the Gathering Room. Reports say another odd occurrence that happens here is...
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    EHP Rating: 79.0

    Tennessee State Capitol

    Nashville, Tennessee
    Legend has it that at State Capitol, you may still hear the phantom arguing of two rivals who were both buried in a vault here. Architect William Strickland and Samuel Morgan, head of the Capitol Commission, although they were both respected men, did not get along. Their ghostly arguing continues...
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    EHP Rating: 77.3

    Lincoln Memorial University - Grant Lee Hall

    Harrogate, Tennessee
    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 caught fire again. She was...
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    EHP Rating: 77.1

    Bellwood Mansion

    Indian Mound, Tennessee
    Bellwood Mansion is reportedly an abandoned mansion in the middle of the woods, and it's a magnet for local legends about ghost sightings and...
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    EHP Rating: 77.1

    Thomas House

    Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee
    Built in 1890, the place is said to be haunted by a little girl ghost. Her favorite room appears to be Room 37. The Thomas House was featured on the TV show "Paranormal...
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    EHP Rating: 76.9

    LeConte Lodge

    Sevierville, Tennessee
    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...
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    EHP Rating: 76.5

    Fairvue - Isaac Franklin Plantation

    Gallatin, Tennessee
    The historic Isaac Franklin Plantation, also called Fairvue, was built in 1832. Isaac Franklin was a successful slave trader who sold approximately 1,200 enslaved people into the Southwest region, earning almost $1,000,000 in his lifetime. After changing hands several times over the years, the site...
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    EHP Rating: 76.5

    Family Inn

    Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
    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...
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    EHP Rating: 76.2

    Millenium Manor House

    Alcoa, Tennessee
    The manor was built during the early 20th century, and the owner and his wife believed that as long as they worked on the property, they would never die. They eventually passed away, but many believe that their spirits still linger on the property. People have reported hearing disembodied footsteps...
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    EHP Rating: 76.0

    Old South Pittsburg Hospital

    South Pittsburg, Tennessee
    The Old South Pittsburg Hospital was built in 1959 and is located on the foothill of South Pittsburg Mountain, in South Pittsburg, TN. The hospital was built on a solid Limestone rock, as its foundation and a natural spring running directly under the hospital and into the most Northwest part of the...
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    EHP Rating: 76.0

    Alexander Inn

    Oak Ridge, Tennessee
    Although this 1943 inn is now closed and set to be turned into a senior living facility, it was rumored to be haunted. Folks said footsteps could be heard walking up the stairs and blood could be seen on the hotel walls. From the outside, an apparition has been seen peering through the window...
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    EHP Rating: 76.0

    Rocky Top Village Inn

    Gatlinburg, Tennessee
    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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    EHP Rating: 75.0

    Tennessee Mountain Inn - Econo Lodge

    Jefferson City, Tennessee
    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 remains a...
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    EHP Rating: 75.0

    Oliver's Restaurant - Grayfeather Grill

    Gallatin, Tennessee
    It has had many names, including Loco Lupe's, Oliver's Restaurant, Grecian's and Grayfeather Grill. The 1800s building that houses the eatery was once the county jail, and it is rumored to be haunted. Witnesses have heard voices, knocking, footsteps on the stairs and slamming doors late at night,...
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    EHP Rating: 74.4

    Woodruff-Fontaine House

    Memphis, Tennessee
    This historic 1870s mansion, now a house museum, is said to be haunted by Molly Woodruff. The Rose Room was once her bedroom, and it is said that visitors to her room can feel her presence. It is also reported that a witness once heard her say "My bed doesn't go...
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    EHP Rating: 73.9

    General Morgan Inn

    Greeneville, Tennessee
    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, for the past 75 years. Although the spoons...
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    EHP Rating: 73.3

    Two Rivers Mansion and Golf Course

    Nashville, Tennessee
    People have reported seeing apparitions in the mansion and having items moved around the building. The lights turn on and off at night. People report seeing strange lights from across the golf course moving around the house. Disembodied footsteps and strange laughter are heard on the fairways of...
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    EHP Rating: 72.7

    Falcon Rest Mansion and Gardens

    McMinnville, Tennessee
    At this bed-and-breakfast and spot for historic tours, folks have witnessed footsteps and whistling on the stairs, objects that have been moved, phantom cigar smoke, electronic oddities, and a mirror that fell off the wall for no apparent reason. Legend has it that one ghost here is Clay Faulkner,...
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    EHP Rating: 72.7

    Earnestine and Hazel's Bar

    Memphis, Tennessee
    Earnestine and Hazel's Bar is rumored to have more than liquid spirits. Folks have reported apparitions on stairwells and in dark corners, and the jukebox always seems to play the song that best fits the situation, all by...
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    EHP Rating: 72.2

    Greenwood Cemetery

    Chattanooga, Tennessee
    Greenwood Cemetery is said to be haunted by the wife who lived in a large house across the lake. She became wheelchair-bound after an illness, and her husband began to have an affair. To get rid of his wife, he pushed her wheelchair into the lake. She is said to appear in the cemetery as a green...
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    EHP Rating: 71.4

    Clifton Public Library

    Clifton, Tennessee
    The ghost of a man in white roams the wooded area and field behind the library branch. (Submitted by Callum...
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    EHP Rating: 70.0

    Glenmore Mansion

    Jefferson City, Tennessee
    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 woman in white...
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    EHP Rating: 69.0

    Congress Inn

    Nashville, Tennessee
    In 1987, a guest awoke from sleeping on his stomach to find that someone was sitting on his backside, so he was unable to turn over. After asking around, he learned that the inn had been used as a Civil War hospital, and it is said that the death toll was so high that the dead were cemented into...
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    EHP Rating: 68.4

    Super 8 Chattanooga Ooltewah

    Ooltewah, Tennessee
    Witnesses reported experiencing a feeling of terror when they saw the ghost of a 20-something woman sitting at the edge of the bed. She appears to be in the process of undressing, leading speculators to believe she was a prostitute who was murdered while on the...
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    EHP Rating: 68.0

    Historic Tower House Inn

    Manchester, Tennessee
    The spirits that live here are said to be former owner John P. Adams, his wife May and his son, Marion. John's apparition has been seen in the parlor and Civil War museum area, and Marion is seen in the children's room upstairs. The hauntings have been mentioned in several local newspapers and on...
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    EHP Rating: 66.7

    Rocky River Motel

    Gatlinburg, Tennessee
    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 an orb cross the room in the...
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    EHP Rating: 65.0

    Garden Plaza Hotel - Holiday Inn Sunspree

    Gatlinburg, Tennessee
    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 have murdered some of the Scouts on the 7th...
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    EHP Rating: 64.9

    Pegram Family Cemetery Location

    Pegram, Tennessee
    At the end of Walkup Road in Pegram, Cheatham County, Tennessee is the bulldozed Pegram Family Cemetery. About 1970, ruthless developers bulldozed an area along the Harpeth River which included the Pegram Cemetery which was partly in Metro Nashville, Davidson County and partly in Pegram,...
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    EHP Rating: 63.9

    Palestine Church

    Yuma, Tennessee
    The building is surrounded by a cemetery that dates back to the early 1800's, and the church and cemetery have been abandoned for years. There have been many reports of hauntings here, including shuffling footsteps when no one is around, voices talking, screams and doors opening and closing by...
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    EHP Rating: 63.2

    Bethel Cumberland Presbyterian - Bethel Assembly of God

    Atoka, Tennessee
    Bethel Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery (Bethel Assembly of God) dates back to the mid-1800s. Sources say it has a separate are for criminals and one for children. Witnesses have reported ghostly voices, lights, shadow people, and evil growls from the surrounding forest. What's more, legend...
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    EHP Rating: 60.7

    Mysterious Mansion

    Gatlinburg, Tennessee
    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 she...
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    EHP Rating: 60.0

    Magnolia Manor Bed and Breakfast

    Bolivar, Tennessee
    Built in 1849, this manor house has a ghost, or several, residing within. Every room has been known to presence of ghosts. In Annie's Room, the motion detectors go off and voices are heard when no one is there. A male and a female apparition have been seen in the C.A. Miller Suite. A ghost...
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    EHP Rating: 56.5

    Samuel Cleage House - Clegg House

    Athens, Tennessee
    The Samuel Cleage House dates back to around 1826. Local residents know it colloquially as "The Clegg House." Locals gave accounts of noises and voices that have caused the inability to hold tennants in the past. Now, the building is gutted and going thru possible restoration. Summary of...
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    EHP Rating: 55.6

    Austin Peay State University

    Clarksville, Tennessee
    Austin Peay State University's Trahern Theater is said to be haunted by Margaret, a ghost who haunts the third floor and the stage. Margaret is said to tinker with elevators and electricity, lock doors, bang on lockers and call the names of...
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    EHP Rating: 51.1

    Gaylord Opryland Resort

    Nashville, Tennessee
    This famed resort is said to be haunted by The Black Lady, who has been seen all over the hotel. As her nickname suggests, the appparition is dressed all in black. She is a young woman in antebellum-style clothing, and wears a long black veil over her face. She is said to show up at night and in...
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    EHP Rating: 46.7

    Prospect Hill Bed and Breakfast

    Mountain City, Tennessee
    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...