Sam Davis Home

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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 the sound of a woman crying where Sam Davis’ body was laid in state in the parlor. Footsteps, voices, and electronic voice phenomena, and electrical anomalies have been reported as well.

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    1399 Sam Davis Rd
    Smyrna, TN 37167
    United States

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    35.988987, -86.49852199999998
    Rutherford County, Tennessee
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    1. We went there today for the first time. After returning to the parlor from the upstairs, we smelled a strong perfume and felt like we had walked into a freezer! We walked outside and then after talking about it we asked if we could go back into the parlor to snap a couple pics. I didn’t smell the perfume anymore but the room was still cold. I took 6-7 pics of the room. When we looked at the pics, there is a bird on the wallpaper pattern that appears a different color….amazingly different…from one pic to the next. Crazy!

    2. Stephannie Burlew  |  

      The last time I went there I have seen 1 of the spirits looking out 1 of the windows . I seen the shape of the face and looked at a photo inside the museum it was the Grand mother Elizabeth I have seen

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