Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Frenchburg, KY - Carrington Rock

Images of Confederate Soldiers have been seen on and around this very high sandstone rock formation, it has been said, this was once a lookout post during the civil war. Also, there have been several sightings of a woman who paces around on top and for a few minutes and then plunges herself over the edge. Her screams, as she falls, can be heard up to a mile away. The forest and surrounding hollows in this area have produced sounds of orders coming from soldiers on the battle field, moans, cries of agonizing pain, and sightings of both confederate and union soldiers. Carrington Greens Golf Course has had reports from several of their customers about weird noises and seeing soldiers on the course, which is located on most of the battle field.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Frenchburg, KY - Tar Ridge

Locals call this area of roadway the "devils backbone". Sightings include solders riding house back late into the night. As well as a woman running down the road with blood coming from her mouth where her tongue was removed. An old man walking along holding a lighted lantern and many more. The ghosts also have been said to haunt several of the homes along the roadway.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Harrodsburg, KY - Rocky Point Manor

Rocky Point Manor is a Two Story mansion in Harrodsburg, Kentucky. It was built in 1810 for attorney and judge James Haggin. It was considered a grand home for Kentucky during the settlement period, its grounds spanning about 400 acres at the time, and stood next to the historic Fort Harrod.
Following the bloody Battle of Perryville, on October 8, 1862, Rocky Point served as an impromptu field hospital for the wounded, both Union and Confederate soldiers having been treated in its basement, and a crawlspace on the wall having been used as a temporary morgue.

Reportedly haunted by soldiers that died when the building was used as a Field Hospital during the Civil War. The home was featured on Ghost Adventures.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Harrodsburg, KY - Old Church Parsonage

The Old Church Parsonage, originally built in 1880's has had several reported nonviolent sightings. Numerous people have revisited the house to retell their story of sightings dating back over 50 years. The previous owner reported that funerals were held in the parsonage. Sightings, sounds and strange "movements" occur almost weekly.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Tompkinsville, KY - Dancing Ghost on Meshack Road

This story has many of the classic elements. It takes place in Tompkinsville, Kentucky. Two young men are on their way to a dance when they spot a girl their age walking along the road in a party dress. They stop and ask if she`d like to attend the dance with them. She accepts and spends the evening dancing with them. When the dance is finished, the young men offer to take her home and she insists they drop her off at a certain spot. They agree, and since it is raining, one of the boys gives her his coat, saying he will pick it up from her later. As she requests, they drop her off at a house on Meshack Road. A few days later, the boy returns to the house to retrieve his coat... but is told by the woman at the house that the girl he describes sounds like her daughter, who died in an accident on that road. When the boy visits her grave at the cemetery, his coat is laying beside her tombstone.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Mt. Sterling, Ky - Stepstone Church

In an abandoned church on Stepstone. The church still stands but the inside of the church was gutted by a fire long ago. A few men hung 4 teenage girls on a cross in the loft and set fire to the church. If you go at night, it is said you can hear them laugh, cry and see the shadows of them flying around. It is also known that if you do something to upset the girls, you will find hear them scream in rage. The church is gone, but the grounds are still there.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Mt. Sterling, KY - Old Windsor Nursing Home

The old Windsor nursing home is the old nursing home that is abandoned now. The story is that if you go up there late at night, you can peek in the windows and see the old wheelchairs rolling around. You can here moaning and screaming. This nursing home was shut down in the 80's because they had a large amount of patients dying and found out it was abuse. So their lost souls roam the halls.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Bardstown, KY - The Old Talbott Tavern

The old Talbott Tavern was built in 1779, it was once an old stagecoach stop and Pony Express hub that provided food and shelter. Recent guest and staff have reported ghostly activity. After the fire in 1998, which destroyed the roof and most of the second floor underground tunnels, secret rooms, and stairs going nowhere have added to the mystery. The Talbott did not reopen until 1999, after heavy renovations.
The Daniel Boone room was again, according to the staff, the room the most reports came from. Supposedly if someone sits in the large chair in the corner of the room, whatever is in the room with you doesn't like it too much. The Inn keeper's exact words were "he doesn't like it when you sit in his chair".
The main landing on the second floor also had it's own ghostly tale. One of the women at the front desk told us the story of a man whom had been murdered upstairs and now his spirit tries to transform into different objects in the room, a claim that I had never heard before of any entity. Pretty neat!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Bardstown, KY - Jailers Inn

Many reports of this place being haunted. It was formerly the jail and now is a bed and breakfast. Former employees reported hearing footsteps and people crying. You need to plan you next weekend getaway here. I bet it would be interesting.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Bardstown, KY - Old Kentucky Home Middle School

During the Civil War the school was used as a hospital. The Morgue was in the basement. The floors and the ceilings have been said to bleed. The schools art room (which is also located in the basement) smells of rotting flesh. It has been said that this room was used for holding of decomposing bodies. They painted the basement walls white and blood red spots bled back through.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Owenton, KY - Perry Park

Here there is a pre civil war plantation that burnt down and killed 2 kids and their nanny. It was rebuilt and later turned into a private country club in 1967. The house was made into the restaurant and the rooms upstairs were rented out (to live in) then redone into a bed and breakfast (just for members guests). If you listen hard you can always hear little kids screaming and running footsteps all around. Doors won’t unlock and open or sometimes they won’t open even if unlocked. The nanny keeps quiet but every once in a while someone will get the privilege to see her full body in big windows that start at your nose. Since then the country club has been turned into a resort where they have built a hotel and made the golf course public. The ghosts do not like this, the fire alarms go off in the middle of the night for no reason and even after being reset will go off again. Curtains shut themselves and in the kitchen pots and pans will bang together and the doors will shut and lock themselves. The lights have dimmers and at night employees have said after turning off the switch and the lights on high they will come in the next morning and the lights will be switched on and on low dim.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Hardburly, KY - Coal Springs

Hardburly is an old mining camp in Kentucky. It has legends of hauntings. One is Coal Spring, a stretch of road that lines Jake Branch Stream. It's here they say you can hear a child scream, with no one there. The story is a boy drowned in flood waters there. He still screams. In 1970's a guy was chased by a unseen thing. Faster he ran it ran, just behind him. He stopped to catch his breath it was heard gasping for air also. After he got up a bank he did not hear it any more.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Morgan County, KY - Wrigley Hill

Just off of 519 lays route 7 which flow across Wrigley Hill. Late at night people driving across Wrigley Hill have seen a woman hitchhiking or they have seen her in their car.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Midland, Ky - Jones Cemetery

Very large dark figures have been spotted several times in the past. For unknown reasons any visitor at night will encounter these large inhumanly figures and will be chased after by them.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Virgie, KY - Kiah Creek Mining

There was a worker that died in this mine due to an aneurysm. The mine is abandoned now. It is said that the night watch man can hear equipment running inside the mine even though it is abandoned. 

Monday, October 27, 2014

Pikeville, KY - Mikes Branch

Late at night an image of a rail road worker can be seen carrying and swinging a lantern back and forth. It has been told that the man was killed while trying to warn a child to stay off the tracks while the train had been worked on, only he was caught and pinned by the train when he fell and knocked himself unconscious. Being crushed to death.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Willisburg, KY - Tathum Springs Hotel

The Tathum Springs Hotel was first built as a hot springs resort. A little girl died in the creek that runs round the hotel on three sides. Her ghost has been photographed in the window with an old man standing behind her with his hand on her shoulder. 

Friday, October 17, 2014

Honey Bee, KY - Cumberland Falls State Park - Lover's Leap

Back in the early 1950`s a bride & groom came to Cumberland Falls State Park for their honeymoon but, their honeymoon turned fatal soon after. They were at the falls area when they decided to tour the park. As they hiked down through the park trails, they came to one of the overlooks, facing back toward the falls were the view of the falls was a perfect place for a photo shoot. After standing and waiting for that perfect last view, the bride then stood atop of one of the pillars to have her picture taken. As the groom started to take the picture, she screamed his name for the last time as she fell 73 feet to her death. This overlook is now what they call "Lovers Leap ". An apparition of a floating woman motioning you to come to here has been reported. A Ranger was patrolling around the park we he was heading to the Falls Area when women dressed in a wedding gown walked right out in front of him and hitting her. When he realized he hit this woman he stopped his vehicle and began to check on the women but to his surprised there was no one to be found. To this day he fills this was the bride who died on that fatal summer night. 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Morganfield, KY - Earl C. Clements Job Corps Center

There have been reports from students that men with old green army suits have been standing over them. Others say that they was strangled by ghost while they were trying to sleep. You also feel like someone is watching you, doors close and open on their own. Sometimes you can feel something touching your shoulder and nothing is there. Some people say that General Breckinridge himself walks the hallways of the dormitories. 

Monday, October 13, 2014

Breathitt County, KY - Old Vancleave Bible Institute

Located near Frozen Creek, this was once a bible school which housed both male and female students. Due to the difficult terrain, students lived on campus. In the flood of 1939, many students and staff perished while holing up in the boiler room. (They were warned of a tornado, not flood). Little remains of the school after the flood. Buildings include a dorm, a gym and a stone chapel. It has been reported that sounds of children laughing and crying can be heard. It is also reported that heat can be felt coming from the "punishment rooms". The buildings have been torn down, but there is still reporting of activity on the location.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Pikeville, KY - Pikeville College

Wickham hall has been haunted for many years now. People have been reported saying that in the early hours of the morning that there is a young child that roams the third floor halls of Wickham. Many say that the child can be seen jumping off of the stairs of the third floor. Other times people have seen the child in the corners of the hall crying for its parents.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Campbellsville, KY - Campbellsville University - Fine Arts Building

The Fine Arts Building was originally a Catholic Hospital. Some say they have heard babies crying where the nursery was, footsteps heard in the hall when no one was there and art students have witnessed pottery wheels beginning to spin by independently. There are also numerous cold spots throughout the building. 

Monday, October 6, 2014

Campbellsville, KY - Spurlington tunnel

Nancy Bass lived in Campbellsville, KY in the year 1850. Nancy was reputed to be an outcast and would cast spells on people. If she disliked someone they would come down with a mysterious illness and all types of misfortunes. She had no home and frequently was seen wandering barns and haystacks late at night. She was disliked by her neighbors so much that they wanted to burn her. She made the mistake of telling them the only way she would die was by killing her with a silver bullet..In 1868 she was reported dead at the home of a man named Wright..when he opened the door she fell inside and told Wright she would be dead in twenty four hours. Later as she was being prepared for the funeral the coroner found a small hole near her heart and a silver bullet. It is said if you visit the Spurlington tunnel and take a picture at the entrance of the tunnel when the film is developed you will see the distinct form of a woman. Unusual happenings are reported there to this day. 

Friday, October 3, 2014

Campbellsville, KY - Hiestand House

This is an abandoned stone house located in Taylor county that is said to be haunted by the ghosts of the Hiestand family.  They built the house back in the late 1800's.  Reports have placed their ghosts both in the house itself and in the family graveyard dozens of times over the past 50 years.  Many ghostly phenomena have been reported, including oil lanterns that light by themselves.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

New Salem, Ky - Octagon House

Spirits of Civil War soldiers are said to still haunt the house. No one really knows why they are there but there are many visitors to experience this spine chilling oddly shaped house.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Campbellsville, KY - M&R Estates

M&R estates is located in Taylor County. In the civil war days the confederate soldiers took the war prisoners to this house for execution. They were murdered and hung in the barn behind the house. As the legend goes there are extreme temperature changes in the house, also the screams can be heard at night by people that walk down the road. On some occasions people have been known to see blood drip from the rafters of the old barn. The entire property is haunted and not many people dare to cross its boundaries if you do there is no telling what could happen. It seems as though people that go across its lines have been tortured in the future as in their dreams and everyday life. It will be a life changing experience. 

Hummel, KY - Hummel Rd. Photographer

There is a road in Rockcastle county that runs behind the Renfro Valley entertainment complex. It is named Hummell road as the community is named the same. This road is the setting for many supernatural events, the most widely talked about being the ghost of the nature photographer John Reilly Weaver. He used to walk the Hummel road and Buckeye church road taking pictures of the beautiful scenery in the area. One day John disappeared and wasn't heard from till years later when he should have long since been dead. Local residents still claim that they can still see him walking the
road taking pictures.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Bowling Green, Ky - Russellville Rd

Off of old Russellville rd. There is a old haunted wooden bridge, When u drive across it, It makes eerie sounds just put your car in neutral and let it roll across. Also people say if u go to it at midnight and park, you can see headlights come up out of the water from a woman who drove off of it.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Martin, TN - University of Tennessee - Clement Hall

This is the oldest building on campus and is used as a dorm hall when needed. On the fourth floor a student killed herself and has since haunted the hall. The annual haunted house is held here, but not on the fourth floor. Students have reported strange happenings on the fourth floor, especially in the community bathroom.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Russellville, TN - Morristown Block

The business known as Morristown block was originally known as The Vaughn Block Company, which formed in the 1930's. In the mid 60's, the company secretary, who was engaged in a romantic affair with the owner apparently committed suicide in the front office. Actually, it was widely assumed that Mr. Vaughn killed the secretary who was also his sister in law because of a possible pregnancy. People who have worked late in the office have been known to hear a struggle between a man and a woman and then a silence. Persons living across the street from the block company in the house formerly owned by the secretary have reported the presence of a woman who could be described as looking like Mr. Vaughn`s secretary. The spirit is not said to be evil, but very watchful,
especially when the seasons change.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Powell, TN - Copper Ridge Baptist Church

Reports of seeing black figures, moving around inside, and you can hear screams up at the old barn, about 75 to 100 yards away from the church. Once a group of boys went in with a tape recorder, and they left it inside, while they remained outside. On the way home they listened to the recorder, and you can distinctly hear a little girl say " help us." The boys went back and put the tape recorder in the church, overnight. Upon their return, and listening to the tape, you can hear all kinds of things moving around all night, and after the tape had been running for about 15 minutes, you can hear footsteps come up to the recorder and turn it off.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Millington, TN - The Smoke Stacks

This used to be a gunpowder factory during the world wars. Most of it is under ground and a lot of tunnels. Rumor has it that it was used by an old crazy homeless man to kill and hide his victims. The factory is off limits but you can see the stacks for miles. rumor has it the woods are haunted by the old man's victims and the tunnels are haunted by the old man.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Mountain Home, TN - Veterans Affairs Medical Center

The Veterans Affairs Medical Center at Mountain Home, Johnson City, Tennessee, was built in the early part of the twentieth century as a hospital and domiciliary for those veterans from the South who had fought in the Northern army during the Civil War. Of course, there were many. Upper East Tennessee, especially, was an abolitionist stronghold. In fact, when Tennessee took their vote on whether or not to secede from the Union, East Tennessee overwhelmingly elected to stay. Buildings on the post are constructed in the Spanish Revival style and, because of this, many resemble gothic structures right out of a horror movie. In addition to the old hospital and domiciliary buildings, there is a large Nation cemetery behind the post, a creaky old theater, and over 100 acres of open land that is partially wooded. Needless to say, a number of ghostly legends surround the site, although a person seldom hears first-hand accounts of specific instances. From the information I have gathered, these are the ghosts of Mountain Home. 
There is a belief that Memorial Hall (the theater) is haunted. Every once in a while a shadow, in human shape, can be seen flitting across the stage. Although I have never met anyone personally who has seen the apparition, I have had some personal experiences with mysterious noises connected with the building. Raps, loud popping, and squeaks, are heard often. This, of course, can be easily attributed to the fact that the building is very old and constructed primarily of wood. But who knows for sure? It is also said that that if you sit under the stage and listen very quietly, you can hear footsteps breading the boards over your head--even though there is no one else in the theater but yourself.

Some of the long-term members of the domiciliary say that, sometimes at night, the figure of a World War I doughboy in full dress uniform can be seen walking down the street in front of Building Five. The figure, I'm told, looks very misty and trods about six inches above the pavement. 
The gallery of the library building, next to Building Five, is said to be haunted by a ghostly browser. In life the man, an avid reader, was supposed to have suffered a fatal heart attack and died on the gallery. Another version of this story relates that the ghost is of a man who committed suicide by jumping over the railing the encircles the gallery of the library. 
The duck pond, situated below the new domiciliary building, is said to be haunted by the ghost of a man who drowned there. Occasionally his ghost emerges from the water, looks around, then sinks back again. Building Three of the domiciliary is said to be haunted by the ghost of a man who committed suicide in Ward A about ten years ago. He stabbed himself with a pair of scissors. 
Finally there is the tale of an abandoned pond and the ghost of a small child. To the left of the administration building of the Quillen Medical School there is a distinct depression in the earth of an open field. A person can't miss it. At one time the depression held a shallow pond, filled with fish, and available as a center of recreation for hospital residents as well as visitors from Johnson City. One frequent fisherman was the small son of the hospital administrator. Tragically, on a late night fishing expedition, the child fell into the pond and drowned. His grief-stricken father ordered the pond drained. But, to this day, childish cries of help are still heard coming from the old pond area.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Oneida, TN - Scott County Hospital

The ghost of a hospital psychiatric patient who dived off the end of a bed and killed herself is said to ride the elevators to the nursery to see the newborn babies. Her name is Cora and she opens doors and knocks items off of shelves. There was a report of someone seeing a woman walking onto the elevator near the nursery. They yelled for her to hold the elevator doors and when they walked into the elevator there was no one there.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Oxford, TN - The Van Gilder House

The Van Gilder House was home of Frank Van Gilder until he died. He left a numbers of haunts throughout the home. The Paranormal Ghost Society of Tennessee recorded numbers of sounds, but there were no sightings.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Haletown, TN - Hales Bar Dam

Reported to be haunted by victims of a curse set on the land by the Cherokee after their leader, Dragging Canoe, was murdered in the area. The dam was featured on Ghost Adventures.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Tiptonville, TN - Margaret Newton Elementary School

Some have seen in the storage room. Some in janitor’s room. She is not mean, but she will hurt you she has thrown brooms and chairs at some of the kids.

Monday, August 18, 2014

McMinnville, TN - Devil's Cave

It has been reported that there is a cave in Blue's Hill, that is called "Devil's Cave”. There are stories that there was two men going caving at Devil's Cave. One of the men hoisted the other down in the cave. After a few minutes, the man at the top heard a blood curdling scream. He started shaking with fear as he was pulling his friend back up, but by some unknown reason the man's hair was white as snow and his skin was icy. They say he never spoke any word of what he saw, but when you see something that horrific and it turns your hair white, it had to have been something very scary.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Mountain City, TN - Doe Mountain

The apparition is called the Doe Mountain Fireball. It`s been spotted at several locations on the mountain at different times of the day and night. It rolls along up and down the mountain and can roll across even dry leaves and never start a brush fire. It ranges in size from about a bowling ball size to upwards of three feet across. It appears as a big ball of fire rolling from place to place on Doe Mountain.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Crossville, TN - Mile Marker Ten

It has been said that if one puts their vehicle in neutral when you get to the hill your vehicle will be pushed up it. When you get out there will be hand prints on the back of the vehicle. The reason is because a bus broke down with a load of kids and a semi came over the hill and hit them killing them all. The reason you are pushed over the hill is to get you out of the way of oncoming traffic.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Purdy, TN - Purdy Graveyard

One of the oldest cemeteries in West TN. Many apparitions seen and heard at the graveyard during the night. The oldest graves there are back from the 1840`s. There are an unknown amount of children that died and were buried there from the ages of 1 to 5.Most of the large tomb stones have been knocked over. Many people say that if you go there at night you can hear sounds of Confederate soldiers. Also many people have witnessed the ghost slaves that were forced to bury the dead. The original iron fences are still there. But the small grave stones are still there for the most part. It has also been reported that at times you can hear children playing. There`s also been a report by several people seeing a horse pulled wagon with ghost on it dressed in clothes from the 1800`s. Also people have reported that if you park on the left side of the circle drive your car will not start. This is at night only since I have been there at least twice a week for the past two months and it has not happened. So advice is do not go alone or in only one car.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Sale Creek, TN - Shipley Hollow

For over a hundred years, a glowing white figure has haunted the small road stretching from the Mill Dam on Daughtery Ferry Road, right off of Highway 27, and continues through Shipley Hollow Road. This white figure has been said to have uninvited joined many hay and horseback rides.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Roan Mountain, TN - Dark Hollow Cemetery

On Dark Hollow Road in rural Carter County, just outside of Roan Mountain, TN there is a small cemetery which is said to be the source of some quite unusual occurrences. Located on a hillside and surrounded by forests, this cemetery is full of unmarked graves. In one of these graves lies a man named Jankins, and possibly a lady named Delinda. The story goes that long ago, perhaps at the turn of the century, there was a woman in the community named Delinda. Delinda was not what most would consider an attractive woman, but she was known as a great lover. She never married any of her lovers, perhaps because many of them were already married to other women. This didn`t stop her from pleasing them, however.
It wasn`t long before the women in the community became tired of these antics. The real kicker occurred when Delinda got sick, which caused most of the men in the community to also get sick. A preacher at church demanded that the wives put an end to their behavior. Though he did not tell them to be violent with Delinda, they decided to do so anyway. As they marched towards her home, she hid. Assuming she was gone, the ladies returned home. Delinda was never seen again.
One of her favorite lovers was a man named Jankins, who died that very same day from a gunshot wound to the chest. His wife must have left his rifle loaded by mistake (or not, depending on your point of view), because he accidentally shot himself in the chest. At his funeral, Delinda was not present. Most folks assumed she had fled the town. One person did claim to see a shadowy figure lurking near the casket. Also when the casket was carried to the cemetery, it seemed much heavier than it should. Rumors spread that Delinda had been insanely in love with Jankins, and had climbed into his coffin. Some people didn`t care much though, at least that problem was taken care of.
Today, if you drive by this cemetery after dark, you can sometimes feel a bump in your car, as if someone has just leaped onto the back. That`s Delinda, or so local lore says. Since she never received a proper Christian burial, her spirit is restless, and she wants to leave this cemetery, where she has no peace. Some have even said she was a witch, though there is no real evidence of this.

So if you`re ever driving along Dark Hollow Road and feel a bump in the car, don`t worry. It`s only Delinda, looking for a way out.