Jefferson Inn is what it was last called, but now it is the home of Lisa Sczcesny and Scott Arnold. Built during the Civil War it was called the colonial hotel. Many deaths have occurred there. One man is said to have shot his self in the kitchen, another was pushed down the stairs by his wife and killed. a slave hung herself in the basement. Sometimes at night you can hear a woman screaming on the stairs and shutters opening and closing. And once and a while you see images in mirrors and guns going off.
Sunday, December 8, 2013
This is in a small neighborhood town. It's on a side road. There is a little drive off of the side road (it is a dirt road) that goes back into fields, but on each side there is lots of tress, but now they keep it chained up. A lot of years ago, a man was hung down there and they say his spirit still haunts this place. When you drive down the road you have to go all the way until you come to a dead end. You will see a lantern swinging in the mist like as if someone has it walking towards you. Sometimes your car will not start. The owner of the property was not responsible if anything happened to anyone. Still to this day the Springville Ghost exists.
Grant Lee Dormitory In the mid 1800`s,when the university was the Four Seasons Hotel, a fire broke out in the sanitarium, which is now Grant Lee Dormitory, burning the building to the ground. All survived except for a woman, who was wearing a red dress, and her child, on the fourth floor. In the 1960`s a fire broke out again, and once again the building was burned to the ground. Witnesses say they saw a lady standing in a fourth floor window, wearing a red dress, shouting for help. The sounds of someone up the stairs to the fourth floor can sometimes be heard still, and some still claim to see the lady run down the hall to her child’s room.
LP Dorm, A foreign exchange student reported being held down by an unknown force and talked to in a very rapid voice in English on three separate occasions. The student could not understand what was said due to the rapid speech.
Radio Station, The apparition of the man in black has been seen.
It has been heard that the pastor of this church hung himself in one of the rooms in the church. There has been a lot of people that have heard noises when no one or nothing was around. In pictures you can see different sizes and orb shapes. You can hear doors slam, and at night, it has been told that you can see red or green lights that are shaped like eyes. It has also been told that on a certain Saturday of the month, if you drive three circles around this church at a specific time, you will see nothing around you, everything seems to disappear momentarily. All of the windows and doors are boarded, but they still have services here but only on Sunday morning. It is said that there are only a handful of people that attend, it's strange because the church is enormous.
Directions: Once you get to Harriman, ask where TVA is. Instead of turning down the road where TVA is, keep going. You`ll cross some rail road tracks and up to your right, you will see a sign that says Swan Pond Methodist Church. Then, you are there.
The General Morgan Inn used to be a tavern/brothel or just had friendly bar maids during the civil war era. Eventually it has passed through several owners hands and been built into a beautiful old fashioned hotel where several people have dies over the years. The top floor is a suite where strange things have occurred such as lights turning on and off painting moving, phones ringing the front desk when the phone is unplugged shadows in the dark and in the lobby there are drapes hanging high above the lobby that sometimes sway when there is no breeze up there.
Judge August Peck and a friend were riding in his horse and buggy past the Lang`s Farm, when he saw David Lang in his pasture He waved, and David waved back. Then the farmer simply vanished into mid-air. David`s wife, who was sitting in the yard with their two small children, also witnessed the disappearance and went screaming into the field. Judge Peck stopped his buggy and the two men joined Mrs. Lang searching for her husband. Neighbors were called from miles around to aid in the search. The spot where the man disappeared was dug up and every inch of the surrounding countryside was searched. Bloodhounds were brought in by the sheriff, yet the trail ended at the spot where he vanished. Every night for two weeks, people could here David`s voice calling for help from the field, but David Lang was never seen again! The following spring, the spot where the man vanished was marked by a circle of dead grass 15 feet in diameter. For many years, no one would set foot into that fallow field. The incident occurred on September 23, 1880.
It was built in the 1800`s and before it was a restaurant in was the Sumner County Jail. If your in the restaurant late at night. Upstairs you can hear voices, knocking on walls, and slamming door`s also you can hear someone walking on the stair`s. If your downstairs you can hear the toilets flush and the water faucet will turn off and on.
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Bumpass Cove Graveyard is located off on a tall hill off Bumpass Cove Road way back to where the road leads. It is said that a jeep crash took place there off the side of a hill when a couple where sitting in a dirt spot beside the circular graveyard, when the man knocked the car out of gear and it tumbled down the mountain into the river. When the moon is full and at Midnight, you drive around the graveyard 3 times, the Jeeps headlights will appear and chase you a short distance. No color has been identified, just the outline. One thing is for sure, it exists.
A long time ago a young man and woman were under the steel bridge on a date. The two were robbed! The girl was stabbed and died immediately. The boy was stabbed and ran from robber. He stopped a car on the bridge and jumped into the back seat. Now every year on Halloween night at midnight you can drive onto the bridge and stop in the middle and someone will get into your back seat! You can see the impression of their weight on the seat. You can even try it with your doors locked and he will still get in!
In 1977 two teachers were murdered in the gym of the school. These two people had been having an affair and the wife found out and shot them. She was sent to an insane asylum where she died a few years later. The ghosts of these two teachers haunt the gym. October 2004 update: Dyersburg Middle School`s Gym has been torn down. They have built a new school, and the remains of the old school is still standing and is the Dyersburg City School Systems office.
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Said to be dead soldiers walking at night. Gun shots fired throughout the night.
Cemetery haunted by the ghost of Civil War infantryman Reuben Hammond, who is buried there. Reuben believes his job is to stand watch and make sure his dead comrades are safe. He's also very lonely and sad because no one talks to him. Even if you can't see him, just a simple greeting makes his day (or eternity, as it were). He'll follow you around for a while because he is just so glad of your company, and will wave from the top of the cemetery as you leave. His name is listed in the records at the Surrender House. We knew of him because he called out his name as we pulled up to park the car.
During the Civil War, there were many mines and caverns used to produce saltpeter, which was very important to the war effort. A few years after the war, some boys were exploring the caves when they made a startling discovery: the petrified body of a man! This was an odd discovery, and no one knows exactly why the body had seemed to turn to rock. The body was taken to the coroner`s office, but no one claimed it. Eventually it was buried in the cemetery surrounding the Methodist Cemetery in Grassy Cove.
According to the legend, this is when the unrest began. At night, moans could be heard coming from the cave where the body was found. Screams could be heard along the road in front of the church where the body had been buried.
The door to the church was opened and slammed shut by unseen hands. The situation continued to get worse, and people refused to go to the church out of fear.
There was a former slave named Simon who had initially warned against burying the body at the church. At the time, the locals had scoffed at him, but now they began to think that perhaps he had been right. This former slave was also the grave digger, so he was summoned to remove the body from the grave and return it to the caves. Simon agreed to do it, but stated that there should also be a funeral held for the man. The preacher agreed. Simon then returned the body to a nearby cave, but never told anyone what cave he placed it in. As expected, the sounds ended.
So if you`re ever exploring an empty cave in the Grassy Cove area, and find a body, your best bet might to be just to leave it alone!
There was a small private plane crashed between Billy Hollow RD and Dean Hill Rd many years ago. There were four passengers and one pilot on board the plane. One passenger was a woman and her infant baby. Throughout the years, several different types of people have reported hearing and seeing many strange things around those hills. The most popular tale is that if you drive down Billy Hollow RD or Dean Hill RD anytime after dark, you can hear either/or a baby crying or its mother desperately trying to locate it. Other stories include sightings of five strange looking "people" walking alongside Billy Hollow RD. But when you turn around and go back to get a better look, there is no one around, and nowhere that they could have disappeared to so suddenly, unless they simply vanished. Another story says that when you are driving one of the two roads, your car will suddenly die and as you try to start it back it won`t start. Then just as you start to panic, your car roars to life once again. Yet another unexplained incident in Tennessee`s ghostly history.