Kingsport, Tennessee - Bloomingdale - The Witches Grave
There was supposedly a witch buried on top of a hill in the edge of the cemetery in Timbertree. Many people have said when they are there they hear the witch beating on the top of the coffin trying to escape.
Kingsport, Tennessee - Ketron Middle School
It is said that a little girl was walking downstairs to the band room holding her flute and fell down the stairs. The flute then went down her throat and killed her. Now sometimes you can see her at night waling around downstairs in the school. - January 2007 Correction: The girl who died collapsed in the gym and died of a heart attack. She did play the flute in the band. Assistant Principal did CPR on her but it didn't work. It is said that some nights she wanders the halls but especially the gym. She has been seen (dressed in a long white dress) walking on the gym
stage. One person who claimed to have seen her thought she was a real person until she walked off the stage and just kept walking into the air.
Kingsport, Tennessee - Netherland Inn Road
Hugh Hamblen was killed on Netherland Inn Road in 1922, run down by a car. He had been visiting his son, who had also been in a car accident, in the hospital. On foggy nights, Hamblen stands in the road in a trench coat with outstretched hands warning oncoming cars of the fog. Over 120 people have reported seeing him.
Kingsport, Tennessee - Rotherwood Mansion
Sometime back, a women lived in this house, and was looking for a husband. When she found one, he drowned on a fishing trip at Holston River on the wedding day. This happened several times to this girl, and soon she murdered herself. Now on foggy, full moon nights, people have reported 2 things. 1, they said they saw a women in a wedding dress rushing down Holston River.
Kingsport, Tennessee - Sensabaugh Tunnel
This tunnel was built in the early 1920's and is one of the most famous haunted places in our area. Mr. Sensabaugh is told to have killed his entire family in the stream that runs through the tunnel, and now it is said you can hear his baby's voice crying and legend tells you can see all types of orbs and figures, also it is said that a women and her child was in a bad storm and pulled off into the tunnel to get shelter and the next day they found the body's of the two dead and now it is said if you pull your car into the tunnel and shut the engine down it will not start. - January 2007 additional information: Most young people from the area have visited the tunnel. The one common story is that when driving through the tunnel, a woman suddenly appears in the back seat of the car. There are reports of a photo taken inside a car in the tunnel and there was the outline of a woman sitting in the backseat. The Shadowlands has not seen the photo.- March 2007 Correction: there are actually 2 tunnels, and the one you can drive through is NOT the haunted tunnel. The other has a creek flowing through it and you have to walk through the tunnel on a ledge. A family explored this tunnel a few months ago and took their 6-year-old son. When about halfway through the tunnel, their son started screaming to the top of his lungs to get out... get out. so they ran out of the tunnel and asked what was wrong... he said he heard a baby crying in the tunnel.
Knoxville, Tennessee - Baker Peters Jazz Club
Baker Peters Jazz Club is a known haunted site in Knoxville. Now a trendy & expensive Jazz bar, it was once a Civil War era residence. The baseline of the story goes that the house was built by a Dr. James Harvey Baker. Dr. Baker's allegiances in the war are disputed; some have him on the side of the Confederates, others have him as neutral. Either way, he did have at least one son that we know of named Abner who fought staunchly for the Confederates (other versions have Dr. Baker with TWO sons on opposing sides of the war). During an invasion by the Union army in 1864, Dr. Baker was treating wounded Confederates in his home when the Union army arrived and demanded the surrender of the men in the house. Dr. Baker refused and barricaded himself and in his bedroom. The Yankees invaded the house, raced upstairs and shot him through the door. Upon returning home, 22 yr old Abner vowed revenge on the person who informed the Yankees that his father harbored Confederates. He did kill the informer, a postmaster, but was later killed by the informer's friends in a return act of revenge. Legend has it that Abner has refused to leave the house that he and his family fought so hard to retain. The house went through several changes of hands before becoming a jazz bar, which was likely very disrupting to whatever spirits are there. Baker Peters claims to have a framed photo of what looks like Abner's ghostly reflection posted somewhere in the restaurant. Other accounts report employees experiencing chills, hearing whispering, objects moving or being thrown from shelves and breaking, and even (in the early days) discovering a hanging candelabra in a dining room with the candle holders twisted downward.
Knoxville, Tennessee - Bijou Theater
Rumors has it that this theater located in the middle of the city is haunted by a man. The theater was once some kind of army hospital way back when. It gained publicity by local radio station...Voices and even sightings have been heard there.
Knoxville, Tennessee - Halls High School
It is said that in the late 1970's a young girl was having a fight with her boyfriend at the top of the stairs by the office when he pushed her and she fell to the bottom of the stairs. He left her to bleed to death. When the boyfriend got nervous, he went back to where he had left her and she wasn't there. No one knew where the girl had went and he told no one of what he had done. She was filed under "missing persons" and no one ever found her. One year later on the day of her murder, the boyfriend was on his way home from a party when he was stabbed and killed and left for dead. No weapon was ever recovered nor was anyone ever convicted. It is said that is was his high school girlfriend that came back from the dead to avenge her murder. Supposedly, many strange things happened in that stairwell that caused the school board to close it up. The doors are locked and it now leads to nowhere cause it has been built up at the top. There are many boxes of storage in there and no student is to be allowed in there at anytime. At night it has been reported that janitors can hear arguing, and sometimes you may even hear something falling down them.
Knoxville, Tennessee - Hill Crest - North Nursing Home
Building "B" - was built in 1951,the oldest wing of the Nursing Home was originally used as a T.B. Hospital and years later turned into a Nursing Home. The building is of the Art-Deco style and has six floors and a basement. Many who have worked here, have seen ghosts. The ghosts have been of dead people who have worked there years ago, such as Nurses and Maintenance Men who still feel compassionate towards the building and residents. Hillcrest is known for it's caring staff. Living and Deceased.
Knoxville, Tennessee - Lakeshore Asylum
The original structure burned down in the 1920's, but the gutted ruins remain. People have reported hearing the screams of patients being beaten and shackles being thrown around.