Chattanooga, Tennessee - Chickamauga Battlefield
This is the scene of a bloody Civil War battle where thousands of Union and Confederate soldiers lost their lives. There are many legends told about the place including the legend of "Old Green Eyes", a frightening apparition who reportedly still walks the battlefield today.
Adams, Tennessee - Bell Witch Cave
The Bell Witch legend is by far the most famous ghost story in Tennessee history and has also been labeled "America's Greatest Ghost Story" by many respected authorities on the subject. The Bell Witch was a sinister entity that tormented a family on Tennessee's frontier between the years of 1817 and 1821. Even General Andrew Jackson reportedly had a run in with the Bell Witch before he became President of the United States! The entity is said to appear in human form to this day, and many unexplainable pictures of shadows and apparitions have been taken in the cave. Witnesses have also reported voices in restricted areas of the cave inaccessible to people. Legend has it that if anyone takes a rock from the cave, they will be cursed forever.
Bristol, Tennessee - Tennessee High School
The Tennessee High School in Bristol is a haunted place, which is not an uncommon thing for a school to be. In fact, schools and colleges seem to attract spirits, often in the form of deceased teachers, maintenance workers and even former students.
Clarksville, Tennessee - Smith Trahern Mansion
Located on Spring and McClure Streets, this mansion was built in 1859 by Christopher H. Smith, a noted local tobacco exporter and businessman. The home reflects the combined Greek Revival and Italianate architectural styles which were popular in the 1850's. It is believed that famed architect Adolphus Heiman designed the building. The mansion is significant due to its association with the pre-Civil War tobacco industry in Clarksville. It features a unique "widow's walk" on the roof, and in 1988, the mansion was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Mrs. Smith, who lost her husband in a river accident is reportedly seen walking the widow's walk or standing on the balcony awaiting her lost love.
Gatlinburg, Tennessee - Rocky Top Village Inn, 1345 Carnton Lane
A multiple murder occurred in the old office located in back of the building here. Some say you can still hear the spirits screaming and apparitions have been seen in the parking lot and around the fountain.
Dover, Tennessee - Fort Donelson National Battlefield
The morning of February 14, 1862 dawned cold and quiet. Early in the afternoon the stillness was broken by a furious roar, and the earth began to shake. Union gunboats were exchanging "iron valentines" with the eleven big guns in the Southern water batteries. During a one and one-half hour duel, the Confederate guns inflicted such extensive damage on the gunboats that they were forced to retreat while the hills and hollows echoed with cheers from the Southern soldiers. Some say they celebrate to this day, as the cheering of the dead soldiers and their gun shots can still be heard on the battlefield.
Riverfront Plantation Inn
The original home was constructed in 1859 on a 1257 acre tract of land owned by J. M. Scarborough. Mr. Scarborough was born is 1823 in Stewart County and at the age of 24 began to study law and was admitted to the bar in 1850. He married Mary Graham in 1852, and together they reared eleven children. He also served as mayor of Dover and Judge of the County court. In 1871 he served one term in the lower house of the state legislature. The sound of doors opening and soft crying can be heard here.
Johnson County, Tennessee - Fiddler's Rock
This rock outcropping, also known as "Screaming Rock", is said to be haunted by the ghost of an old fiddler who played there many years ago.