Johnson City, Tennessee - ETSU - Burleson Hall
A professor who used to teach in Burleson had a daughter who taught there also. She supposedly killed herself and now haunts the building. Here "the rest of the story" as Paul Harvey might say, with Appalachian GhostWalks and Ghost Tours official "Haunted Historic ETSU GhostWalk".
Johnson City, Tennessee - ETSU - Gilbreath Hall
Sidney Gilbreath started building this campus years ago. Gilbreath Hall was one of the original buildings in the beginning. Uncle Sid, as he is called, is said to haunt the building. When there is an approaching thunderstorm he has been known to shut the windows and doors that were left open.
Johnson City, Tennessee - ETSU - Lucille Clement Hall
Women's Residence Hall is said to be haunted by the ghost of a young boy that died in the elevator. He is known as "marble boy" and can be heard dropping his marbles on the ceilings of every room in the hall. Don't yell at him to stop or he will get mad and drop ALL is marbles. he was also known to turn TV sets off and on, or change the channel, and to turn on the water faucet. Two witnesses reported a bottle of soda went flying through the air for no reason at all.
Johnson City, Tennessee - ETSU - Old Library
If you go to the old library building and enter the stacks there, you might see the ghost of a former librarian. She worked there about 20 years ago and finally retired, but would go just to help put the books back in place, she had a heart attack and died down there. Whenever people were down there, they said they felt like they were being watched, and when they pulled material and left for a minute they'd come back and it was put up, that's not strange except they were down there by themselves. She appeared to one of the workers and she swore she'd never go down there again.
Johnson City, Tennessee - Okolona road exit
the story goes that there was a man and a woman traveling down the exit when their car broke down. The man got out of the car and started pushing the car up the exit towards the main road so that it could be seen by passerbys. Out of nowhere a car came and killed them both. It is said that once on the Okolona exit, a person should put their car in neutral. Instead of the car traveling down the incline, like it is supposed to do, the car rolls backwards up the hill, as if someone where pushing it. Some say that if done long enough, the car windows become foggy and you can see the handprints of the man in the windows from where he was pushing the car.
Johnson City, Tennessee - Swingle Hospital
NOTE: The following story is a lie and is NOT the truth... The story that is circulated is that Swingle Hospital was the first hospital in Johnson City. The hospital is located near Science Hill High School and Heritage Manor. It is said that back in the 1920's, Dr. Swingle performed simple surgeries in this privately owned estate. Dr. Swingle was a sloppy surgeon and all of his patients would die on the operating table. If you slowly walk up the front walkway, between the row of hedges, leading to the main entrance you can hear the voices of the insane doctor and his staff, and if you walk around to the back of the house you can hear the screams of the dead patients, who are buried in the backyard. You cannot get in to the old hospital due to boarded windows and doors. If you decide to visit the hospital, park on the street next to it and walk over, but stay away from the road. If caught on Swingle property, you can be charged with breaking and entering. Be careful, cops watch that place very heavily.
Johnson County, Tennessee - Mountain City 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 brushfire. 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.
There are records of several ghostly happenings in Jonesborough. It has been rated as one of the most haunted places in the country. It is Tennessee's oldest and most mysterious town. Everyone is invited to join Appalachian GhostWalks and Ghost Tours for the official "Haunted Historic Jonesborough GhostWalk" for the full details of the Hauntings in the location of spirit activity.
Karns - Churchill, Tennessee
Reports of shadows dancing around, screams heard and the sounds of children being choked.
Kelso, Tennessee - Golden Hollow Road
Back in the 1950's there were two cars that hit head on. It happened during the springtime. All 7 occupants died, 4 in one car and 3 in the other. On a warm spring night when the flowers are coming out, you will see several people walking. They will appear to be injured. As you get close enough to ask them if they need help, they all disappear. All you will be left with is a chill for your trouble.