Haunted Places in Viola, Tennessee



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    Falcon Rest Mansion and Gardens

    McMinnville, Tennessee

    13.5 miles from Viola, TN

    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, original ...


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    Historic Tower House Inn

    Manchester, Tennessee

    13.6 miles from Viola, TN

    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 ...


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    Walking Horse Hotel

    Wartrace, Tennessee

    26.7 miles from Viola, TN

    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 ...


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    Old South Pittsburg Hospital

    South Pittsburg, Tennessee

    37.9 miles from Viola, TN

    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 ...


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    Hales Bar Marina and Dam

    Guild, Tennessee

    38.5 miles from Viola, TN

    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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    Stones River National Battlefield

    Murfreesboro, Tennessee

    39.7 miles from Viola, TN

    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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    Sheraton Road House Hotel

    Chattanooga, Tennessee

    46 miles from Viola, TN

    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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    Sam Davis Home

    Smyrna, Tennessee

    47.5 miles from Viola, TN

    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, ...


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    Greenwood Cemetery

    Chattanooga, Tennessee

    48.2 miles from Viola, TN

    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 ...


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    Moody Brick House

    Fackler, Alabama

    51.8 miles from Viola, TN

    The current owners of the Moody Brick claim that the old plantation is definitely not haunted. However, that doesn't stop the tales from being told and retold. In the absence of documented fact, people are free to claim their own version of history and never is that more ...


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    Super 8 Chattanooga Ooltewah

    Ooltewah, Tennessee

    54.3 miles from Viola, TN

    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 job.


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    Chickamauga Battlefield

    Chickamauga, Georgia

    54.4 miles from Viola, TN

    Apparitions of soldiers are said to be spotted here just about any evening. Sounds of gunshots and screams have been captured here, and flickering lantern lights have been seen as well. Some visitors reported hearing cries for help and feeling cold spots during the summer months. An apparition called Old ...


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    Gordon Lee House

    Chickamauga, Georgia

    56.1 miles from Viola, TN

    The 1840's antebellum mansion is said to be haunted by a man in a civil war uniform, along with the ghost of a German Shepard that belonged to a former owner. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Whitman-Anderson House

    Ringgold, Georgia

    60.3 miles from Viola, TN

    This 1918 residence is haunted by a soldier named Captain, who has been known to knock on the front door and materialise by the bedsides of resident's of the house, as if to wake them up in the morning. Legend has it that he is waiting for a letter ...


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    Bear Creek Church

    Culleoka, Tennessee

    60.9 miles from Viola, TN


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    Carnton Mansion

    Franklin, Tennessee

    61.5 miles from Viola, TN

    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 ...


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    Bee Springs Church and Cemetery

    Dellrose, Tennessee

    62.2 miles from Viola, TN


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    Carter House

    Franklin, Tennessee

    62.7 miles from Viola, TN

    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 ...


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    The Hermitage

    Nashville, Tennessee

    63 miles from Viola, TN

    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 ...


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    Two Rivers Mansion and Golf Course

    Nashville, Tennessee

    64.2 miles from Viola, TN

    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 the golf ...


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    Cragfont

    Castalian Springs, Tennessee

    65.7 miles from Viola, TN

    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 ...


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    Union Cemetery

    Woodville, Alabama

    65.8 miles from Viola, TN

    It is alleged that you can hear the screams of soldiers who died in the Civil War at this cemetery.


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    Gaylord Opryland Resort

    Nashville, Tennessee

    65.9 miles from Viola, TN

    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 ...


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    Fairvue - Isaac Franklin Plantation

    Gallatin, Tennessee

    66 miles from Viola, TN

    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 was designated a National Historic ...


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    Chetoogeta Tunnel

    Tunnel Hill, Georgia

    67.1 miles from Viola, TN

    Begun in 1848 and completed two years later, the tunnel was used until 1928 when a new tunnel was built close by. The old tunnel was forgotten and became overgrown with kudzu vines until 1992, when preservationists lobbied to save it. It is now a park centerpiece, and a site ...


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    Ryman Auditorium - Grand Ole Opry House

    Nashville, Tennessee

    67.1 miles from Viola, TN

    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 ...


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    Union Station Hotel

    Nashville, Tennessee

    67.2 miles from Viola, TN

    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 ...


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    Oliver's Restaurant - Grayfeather Grill

    Gallatin, Tennessee

    67.4 miles from Viola, TN

    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, and toilets ...


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    Tennessee State Capitol

    Nashville, Tennessee

    67.5 miles from Viola, TN

    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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    Old Dallas Mill Site

    Huntsville, Alabama

    68.2 miles from Viola, TN

    Although the spot where the Dallas Mill was is now open field, legend has it was once haunted by a man who died while working there.


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    Thomas House

    Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee

    68.5 miles from Viola, TN

    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 State."


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    Dead Children's Playground - Maple Hill Cemetery

    Huntsville, Alabama

    68.6 miles from Viola, TN

    At this playground set up near the cemetery, the ghosts of children play and swing on the swingsets. Apparitions have been seen, and captured on film by paranormal society investigations; orbs have been reported as well. The swings sometimes can be seen swinging by themselves, and the sounds of laughter ...


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    Maple Hill Cemetery

    Huntsville, Alabama

    68.7 miles from Viola, TN

    It is said that in one of the crypts stands an antique rocking chair, a favorite possession of a lady who was buried in her family crypt. Folks say that when you stand outside the crypt, you can hear the rocking chair rocking.


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    Pinhook Plantation House

    Calhoun, Tennessee

    68.7 miles from Viola, TN

    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 ...


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    Congress Inn

    Nashville, Tennessee

    69.2 miles from Viola, TN

    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 ...


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    Cedarhurst Mansion

    Huntsville, Alabama

    70 miles from Viola, TN

    The Cedarhurst Mansion Estate was originally built in 1823 by Stephen Ewing. While visiting the house, a relative, Sally Carter, died of a short illness at the mansion in 1837. The first reports of a haunting was around 1919 after a teenage boy who slept at the house had a ...


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    Desoto Falls

    Mentone, Alabama

    70.1 miles from Viola, TN

    The ghost of an old woman and her dog is said to wander the area around Desoto Falls. Allegedly the ghost of the old woman was angered at not having a properly marked grave after thieves stole her burial money so she wandered the hills. The legend has it that ...


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    Keith Mansion Bed and Breakfast

    Athens, Tennessee

    71 miles from Viola, TN

    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 ...


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    Tennessee State Prison

    Nashville, Tennessee

    71.5 miles from Viola, TN

    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 ...


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    Frat House - Heritage Bible College

    Huntsville, Alabama

    71.9 miles from Viola, TN

    At the WHBC frat house, they say former Youth Minister Anthony Stephens' spirit walks through the house later at night. He may flush the toilet as well. The spirits of his brethren Robert Ekisbus and Adam Cooper are said to follow Stephens' spirit around, mysteriously making a noise reported to ...


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    Samuel Cleage House - Clegg House

    Athens, Tennessee

    72 miles from Viola, TN

    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 events: Plenty ...


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    Wink Theater

    Dalton, Georgia

    73.1 miles from Viola, TN

    Wink Theater was built in 1941 by J.C.H. Wink, who in fact may be the ghost who is believed to haunt the building. Wink was buried on the premises when he passed away during the theater's construction. Witnesses have reported footsteps and strange banging noises.


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    Kent Robertson Park

    Huntsville, Alabama

    73.3 miles from Viola, TN

    The ghost of a boy who died there is said to haunt the park.


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    Shelton Park

    Madison, Alabama

    75.1 miles from Viola, TN

    Locals tell a tale of playground sounds that can be heard at night: children laughing, playing and having fun. However, they say eventually the happy noises turn to unhappy ones, as if the children are screaming for their lives.


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    Hell's Gates

    Huntsville, Alabama

    75.4 miles from Viola, TN

    Alabama is fond of getting into Hell it seems. Not only is there a Hell's Gates bridge, but there's also this place in Huntsville, which is also called Hell's Gates, which in reality, appears to be nothing more than a set of gates blocking a private driveway to some rich ...


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    Pegram Family Cemetery Location

    Pegram, Tennessee

    76 miles from Viola, TN

    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, Cheatham County. The developers also sold dirt ...


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    Founders Hall - Athens State University

    Athens, Alabama

    80.4 miles from Viola, TN

    According to legend, a female student was killed while she was trying to sneak out after curfew. They were holding candles, and her hair caught fire. It is to her that witnesses attribute the sound of footsteps, lights that turn on and off by themselves, cold spots, and a phantom ...


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    McCandless Hall - Athens State College

    Athens, Alabama

    80.4 miles from Viola, TN

    Reportedly haunted by the ghost of a young singer who died on the night of her greatest triumph. Having promised her adoring audience she would return, she was killed in an accident on the way. Shortly thereafter, sightings of a young woman in white roaming the hall began ...


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    Athens Limestone County Courthouse

    Athens, Alabama

    80.8 miles from Viola, TN

    The third floor of this historic courthouse formerly housed a row of cells, dating back to the early twentieth century. This floor is allegedly haunted by an inmate who hanged himself in one of the cells, where visitors have reported feeling a sad presence. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Cooley Cemetery

    Guntersville, Alabama

    82.4 miles from Viola, TN

    It is said that a mysterious fog covers this area day or night, and it surrounds the gravestones.


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