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Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Fox weaves a colorful tale of ancient Cherokee Shadows in the Cave (Cherokee Mists) by [Blevins, Win, Blevins.
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Magic : Wizardry is unknown among the Cherokee, but sorcerers are common. They carry no stigma, unless they use their magic for evil purposes. Arcane spellcasting ability is most often manifested in twins, who are apprenticed to a master sorcerer at an early age. The mastery of arcane magic is a lifelong study; beads, crystals, and magical formulas are often used as material components.
Magic can applied for both good and evil ends — to protect, cure, and foretell, or to harm and curse. Religion : The Cherokee conceive of the world as hanging by four cords at the ends of the four cardinal directions. In their telling of the raising of the land above the waters, it is Water Bug, rather than Muskrat, who recovers the mud from which the earth is reconstituted. One day the sustaining cords will break, and the earth will submerge once more beneath the waters that surround it. The priests of the Cherokee are clerics in OGL terms, with divine spellcasting abilities and a central role in the religious ceremonies of each town.
The Cherokee supreme deity is Yowa YOH-wa , whose name may not be spoken aloud except by divine spellcasters of 5th-level and above. This being is a unity of three other beings, called cho-ta-auh-ne-le-eh CHO-tah-aww-nay-LAY-eh , the Elder Fires Above, who can be thought of as three aspects of the same divine mind. Also prominent in Cherokee religion is Se-lu SAY-loo , Corn Mother, whose spilled blood became life-giving corn — the staple crop of the Cherokee agricultural system.
The number seven figures prominently in Cherokee belief: seven clans, seven cardinal directions north, south, east, west, above, below, and center , and seven ceremonies that define the passing of the year. Most notable of these ceremonies is the Green Corn ceremony, performed when the last corn crop has become ripe. Sports have religious significance in Cherokee culture, especially inter-clan lacrosse games, which are accompanied by ritual observances. Arts : Among the Cherokee, the performing arts of dance and oratory are highly prized.
As in so many other Gentes Priores cultures, dance has a sacred function. Pottery decorated with carved wooden stamps, stone pipes with wooden stems, and wooden medicine boxes rather than medicine bags are other characteristic items of Cherokee artistic production. Food : Corn is the staple crop of Cherokee agriculture, and has great spiritual significance as well. Towns are built around areas of agricultural production, which includes three kinds of corn, as well as squash, beans, sunflowers, and tobacco for use in religious ceremonies. Hunting, fishing, and gathering supplement farming as food sources.
Common wild foods include maple syrup, plums, walnuts, grapes, and cherries. Language : Cherokee speak their own language as an automatic language, which belongs to the Iroquoian language group. They have no indigenous alphabetic writing system, but Cherokee bards have recently begun to adapt the Europan alphabet to their own tongue, to record their lore and beliefs. Names : Cherokee names often include descriptives paired with a noun. Cherokee girls are not generally named after animals. Appearance : Cherokee men wear deerskin breechclouts, augmented by chaps to protect the legs in cold weather or in rough terrain.
Long-sleeved leather matchcoats or ponchos are often worn in cooler weather. An obsidian or copper knife, worn at the belt, is an essential feature of their clothing. Headgear includes either a tall beaverskin hat, or a turban made of hide or cloth. Fur cloaks are added to the outfits of both sexes in winter for extra protection against the cold. Women wear sleeveless, mid-thigh-length dresses of soft deerskin or mulberry bark fiber, belted at the waist over an ankle-length woven underskirt. A cape of deerskin adorns the shoulders.
Cherokee hairstyles vary greatly between the seven clans. The Long Hair clan, appropriately, is known for its elaborately dressed hair. Feathers are only worn in times of war, when single feathers, dyed blood-red, are prepared by priests for distribution to the warriors. Hair is often colored with red and yellow dust. Adventurers : Cherokee might take to an adventurous life to follow a very personal dream or desire, but seldom at the price of endangering the freedom or happiness of others.
Cherokee bard-class characters can be storytellers, dancers, or musicians who tell tales through the medium of dance and song. Their instruments include the water drum, which is a ceramic pot partially filled with water, and fitted with a drumhead of animal skin; a six-holed cane flute; and the bison-horn trumpet. Enchanting Performance : Cherokee bards are treated as having the Spell Focus feat when casting spells of the Enchantment school.
Because the Cherokee live in permanent towns with extensive agriculture, religious leaders of the Cherokee are clerics, rather than druids. They use the standard SRD rules cleric spell list. They are community priests, responsible for the spiritual protection of people, crops, and animals through prayers and sacred dances. They may choose from the following domains: Good, Plant, Protection, and Sun. Their favored weapon is the blowgun, and they must be within one step of a lawful good alignment. See Fey Sp : Cherokee clerics are considered to possess see invisibility at will, as a spell-like ability, but the ability is only applied to invisible fey creatures.
Spontaneous Bless : In addition to the spontaneous casting abilities of other clerics, Cherokee clerics can spontaneously cast the spell bless in place of a prepared spell of the same level or higher. This class represents Cherokee skilled in skirmish warfare and wilderness travel, drawn from the common ranks of the community.
Their extensive wilderness experience allows them advantages in navigating forest terrain, handling wild animals, and knowing the lore of the wild. Cherokee scouts are adept at navigating the mist-shrouded mountains of their homeland, and the many caves that run for miles beneath their slopes, honing their senses to a high degree of awareness. They protect their community from encroaching Europan settlers, and from the evil creatures that lurk in the caves.
Cave Runner : Cherokee scouts are treated as having Low-light Vision, as they can see twice as far as an ordinary human in starlight, moonlight, torch-light, and similar conditions of poor illumination. They also gain Knowledge dungeoneering as a class skill. Cherokee sorcerers are known as dadunesgi dah-dunn-ESS-gee. They are not shunned by the general populace, although powerful dadunesgi may be held in awe or fear by their neighbors. In addition to the usual class abilities of sorcerers, dadunesgi receive the following abilities:.
Spell Focus Conjuration : At 1st level, all dadunesgi receive Spell Focus as a free feat, applied to all Conjuration spells. Red Path : At 1st level, dadunesgi may choose to follow either the red path of fire and war, or the white path of the living earth and peace. Both paths are valued ones, equally important to the safety of the community. Those who follow the red path are treated as being one spellcaster level higher than their actual level when determining level-dependent effects of any spell they cast with the Fire descriptor.
At 4th level, followers of the red path can maximize a single spell with the Fire descriptor once per day, as if they possessed the Maximize Spell feat. The dadunesgi chooses to do so at the time of casting, as a free action. White Path : At 1st level, dadunesgi who choose to follow the white path are treated as being one spellcaster level higher than their actual level when determining level-dependent effects of any spell they cast with the Force descriptor.
At 4th level, followers of the white path can maximize a single spell with the Force descriptor once per day, as if they possessed the Maximize Spell feat. Cherokee witches are called skili SKEE-lee , or owl witches.
Chaotic in alignment, they are generally feared and shunned by other people, taking to the woods and working their magic under cover of darkness. Those of evil alignment are said to drain vitality from living souls, while those of neutral or good alignment only use this power against evil creatures. Their imp is always an owl. Skili receive the following modifications to the witch core class:. Owl Merge Su : At 1st level, skili can merge with their owl once per day.
While merged, skili may cast spells, but cannot speak. If the owl is slain, both the owl and the skili are slain. The effect lasts until dispelled by the skili, or until the next sunrise. At 4th level, skili gain an extra use of this ability per day. At 10th level, they can merge with their owl at will. Constitution Drain Ex : While merged with their owl, skili may drain the vitality of a living creature by making a successful grapple check.
Once pinned, the victim receives 1 point of temporary Constitution drain per round Fortitude save DC 14 negates , to a maximum of one point per class level of the skili. At 14th level, the rate of drain increases to 1d2 points per round. Project Boreas. Search this site.
The Continent of Corona Borealis. History of Corona Borealis. Albians: Servants of the Faerie Queen. Once, she turned her head and she saw that a group of gothic people were looking at her from the corner of the track and she saw that one of the gothic people were pointing at her as if they were going to kill her. Now if you go to the track at night and look in the left corner, you can still see people pointing at you.
Etowah - Etowah City School - Basketball Court - During a basketball game a couple of years ago some eighth graders were taking pictures of the game. It was the big, red and white game the school colors were red and white. When the pictures were developed they saw a shadowy figure in an old Etowah High School basketball jersey. Anyway, they did some research and found out that the boy had actually committed suicide on that court when he was a senior because he lost his last high school basketball game. Flintville - Flintville school - the Flintville light has seemed to cause many distractions.
Many young lovers go there and try to see the Light. Most think it is just a way to get your sweetheart in a parked car on a dark deserted road. Many have gone there to park, to spend time alone together. While they are there, a mysterious light appears from the old railroad track. The light will appear to come towards you. The story behind the light is that a local was out walking the track and was run over by a speeding train. His body parts was scattered for yards. The story of the light has been around for decades. Even though the railroad tracks are gone, you can still see the chilling light as it makes it way towards.
As the light appears to be very close, it just up and disappears. It was used as a confederate hospital during the Civil War battle of Franklin. Gun shots, rhythmic drum beats, voices, and running footsteps can be heard there any night. There have been recordings of sounds and pictures taken there by local investigators. Franklin - Carnton Plantation Cemetery - on one row on the right where the soldiers are buried lie the graves of twin brothers.
One of them delights in tickling your ankles or trying to grab your ankle as you walk by the row where they're buried. This is not the little girl's spirit, but one of the soldiers. There have been reports of the Confederates being heard marching down the hill, of the eldest son of Mr. Carter being seen on the bed where he died after being wounded in the battle, of the wounded inside the house, and of the toddler son of Mr.
Carter who was killed when he fell from the staircase. Franklin - Confederate Cemetery adjacent to Carton Mansion - This site is haunted by a little girl who runs up and down the fence row running her hand along the fence. The noise has also been heard. A soldier guards the gave sites and follows people around until they leave the yard. If your in the restaurant late at night.
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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. Gatlinburg - Greenbrier Restaurant - At the Greenbrier Restaurant the ghost of a young woman who committed suicide in the restaurant can sometimes be seen.
Being one of the oldest hotels in Gatlinburg many events have taken place here over time. He was walking around the pool next to this room for most of the evening and into the night hours. When the pool closed a maintenance man told him that he would have to leave the pool was closed. This is the last anyone would see of this gentleman because, the next day when he was supposed to check out and did not, a maid went to the room to check things out.
Upon walking into the room, she found the man had committed suicide with a Many have claimed to see a shadow walking around the pool at night in the windows of the rooms around the pool. Next, in the early 's, a boy scout group had rented the entire 7th.
Floor of the building. This is hard to accurately describe, since no one who was working there at the time cares to elaborate on any details from this event, but all that was gathered is that the boy scout leader had apparently gone crazy and killed some of the scouts before being caught. When the building was closed for the winter one year Gatlinburg is a tourist town which is really only full for the summer and autumn months an employee was making rounds through the building and stopped on the 7 th. Floor and heard running and screams he ran to check for intruders only to find nothing, no rooms were rented in the Tower that evening.
They went downtown and picked up a guy from a local bar and brought him back to their room. While the other girl was out smoking, the guy drowned her female friend in the bathtub and put her body under the bed. Then while leaving he went down the back stairwell outside beside the kitchen and found the other girl smoking, then he proceeded to strangle her as well, and drug her body to the roof of the building then easily accessible. Maids over the years have reported hearing noises from the bathroom and objects in the room moving from one place to another, while cleaning the room.
Gatlinburg - Mount LeCounte - At a. Gatlinburg - Rocky Top Inn - In the old office located in the back of the building, a multiple murder occurred. An estranged local killed two employee's of the motel. Motif unknown. The killing's were of such a perverse nature that you can sometimes still hear them screaming for there lives. People have seen ghostly apparitions around the back parking lot, and near the fountain. These murders occurred over 15 years ago.
The killer was charged convicted and sentenced to death by lethal injection. Gatlinburg - Rumor has it that in the heart of Gatlinburg, near a place called the Mysterious Mansion, a young girl about age, 7 fell off a hotel balcony, and landed in a creek below. Every two weeks before her death's anniversary, you can see her crying and pointing up to the spot where she fell to her death. Gatlinburg - Terror on the Parkway - Formerly Known as Hauntings this place is haunted by several ghosts.
Especially one of a former manager who ran the operation in the early eighties. However the room has not been in operation since the events of the evening in your story the room was removed from operation. Graysville - Graysville Mountain - It has been rumored for a long time now that the rock overhang on the mountain is haunted by several ghost that come out at night. Feelings of suicide have over whelmed ones visiting. It is said that her remains are still in the basement of the house and that she still roams the streets harming no one but looking for help to uncover the truth.
Greeneville - Tusculum College - Katherine Hall - Used to be an all-girls dorm; it is an all-guys dorm now. Story is that there was a girl that had a baby but the head mother took the baby away. The girl took the baby back and supposedly killed the head mother. The baby is supposedly buried behind the dorm. It is mostly offices and classrooms now. The head mother's room was in the attic.
The dorm caught fire but the head mother couldn't get out. The girls could hear her screaming. Classes where held on the 3rd floor. The 4th floor is the attic. The door to the 4th floor is sealed, and the elevator will not go to the 4th floor. Harriman - Swan Pond Baptist Church - This church is supposed to be haunted by the preacher who hung himself about 17years ago.
It is said if you drive around the church at midnight, you can see him hanging in the bell tower. 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, every thing 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, its strange because the church is enormous. Harrison - Harrison bay - There is supposedly a cabin not far from the bay in the woods. The caretaker of the cabin was an albino man. They said that he was the murderer. It is said that you can see red eyes in the woods moving.
Not like someone is walking but as if they were floating. They say that the albino is named pasty All survived except for a woman, who was wearing a red dress, and her child, on the forth floor. In the '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 forth floor window, wearing a red dress, shouting for help.
Harrogate - Lincoln Memorial University - 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. The round structure was built with a lot of steel which might account for the nature of the sounds and haunting. Hendersonville - Hendersonville High School - Stories go that Colonel Barry who used to own the property haunts the high school. Staff and custodial staff often heard extra footsteps and the fire doors would open and shut, as if somebody opened them to walk through.
A teacher was once sitting in the bleachers watching cheerleading practice below and she heard and felt footsteps coming up to her, but nobody was there. She called practice off and refused to go in the bleachers at night. Hendersonville - Trinity Broadcasting Theatre - Often a man with long black hair dressed in black can be seen walking up behind you. When you turn around you see no one is there. There are always sounds in the theatre. Henry - Hanging Hill - this is a hill where hangings used to take place. That is the people that are coming to watch the hanging. Henry - Springville - 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. Hickory Valley - Ames Plantation - It is said that on the Ames Plantation, strange noises and visions are not uncommon.
Sometimes late in the evening, you can hear what is said to be slaves singing and working. It is also the location of quiet a few suicides. A woman and a little girl dressed in old-fashioned clothes are the most common spirits there. They are said to be the owner of the plantation's wife and daughter. Apparations have been reported to have been seen, unexplanable noises have been heard, pictures have shifted by themselves.
Home is currently owned by country music star Loretta Lynn and is open for tours as part of Loretta Lynn's Rance. People say that if you go to the bridge midnight on Halloween by the way when it happened and honk the horn 3x and blink the lights 3x and you get out the car she will rise up and if you try to get in the door will be locked and she is supposed to swoop down. I have stayed there myself and the place is very haunted.
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. 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. Jefferson City - Jefferson County High School - Rumor is a girl was raped and murdered in a closet 8 years ago, and kids in the class room constantly complain about the cool air coming from the closet and there are always scratch marks on the closet door popping up, day after day.
Jefferson City - Jefferson Middle School - Jefferson Middle School used to be known as Jefferson High School a few years back, and once a basketball player was on her way to a school dance, and she was killed in a car crash. Coaches and gym teaches have sworn to hear basketballs bouncing while alone, grading papers, in the gymnasium. Jellico - Jellico Post Office - There has been tells of the post office in Jellico Tennessee being haunted if you go in it when it gets dark outside it is known that you can hear people walking around and talking up stairs.
She supposedly killed herself and now haunts the building. 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. 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. Johnson City - East Tennessee State University - 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.
She appeared to one of the workers and she swore she'd never go down there again. Johnson City - 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.
It is said that back in the 's, Dr. Swingle performed simple surgeries in this privately owned estate. 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. 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.
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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. Jonesborough - 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. Karns - Churchill - Reports of shadows dancing around, screams heard and the sounds of children being choked. Kelso - Golden Hollow Road - Back in the '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. Kingsport - 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 - 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. 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.
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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. 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 people have reported seeing him. Kingsport - 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. Kingsport - Sensabaugh Tunnel - This tunnel was built in the early 's and is one of the most famous haunted places in our area. 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.
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. 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 The baseline of the story goes that the house was built by a Dr. James Harvey Baker. 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 , Dr. Baker was treating wounded Confederates in his home when the Union army arrived and demanded the surrender of the men in the house. 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 - Bijou Theater - Rumors has it that this theater located in the middle of the city is haunted by a man. 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.
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 - Lakeshore Asylum - The original structure burned down in the 's, but the gutted ruins remain. People have reported hearing the screams of patients being beaten and shackles being thrown around. Knoxville - Lennox Place - Lennox subdivision - Not many of the neighbors want to talk about it but some do. The whole Lennox subdivision has experienced ghosts. It is not a house but many houses that see the same ghosts.
A man with white hair, in a long nightgown. A young girl with long blonde hair. They are mischievous mostly and not mean. They like to open people's garage doors in the middle of the night. Rattle dishes. Unlock doors during daytime when the owners are away so that they come home and their house is wide open. Knoxville - Old Grey Cemetery - Supposedly haunted by a black shape. Mainly seen late at night moving through the tombstones. Knoxville - University of Tennessee campus - Strong Hall - The Women's Residence Hall, Strong, is said to be haunted by the ghost of one of the first female students to attend the school.
It is said that she appears in the lobby mirror every year on her birthday. Students have reported strange noises at night, and Sophie, the ghost, is said to take a dislike of sexual indiscretions. December Addition: "Sophie" Some have even gone so far as to say that no one RA has lasted more than a year in that room. While Sophie is generally depicted as a benevolent spirit who wants to ensure that the women of Strong uphold their moral decency, many younger students are afraid of her still.
LaFollette - bluff springs - a local peeping tom wandered the apartment complex, every night. Until a resident caught him and called the police. And now every night at a. Residents claim to see red glowing eyes and hear movement outside there apartments. Lancaster - hanging rope - There is a long rope hanging from a bluff approximately 2 miles from center hill dam.
It is said that a while back a man hung himself there and the rope was so long that rescuers merely cut him down as opposed to climbing the bluff and removing the rope. Some people say that on nights when there his no moon you can drive be and see the shape of a man hanging there, but if you get out of the car it is gone. Lavergne - Fate Sanders Recreation Area - There have been a few reports of a small boy stepping out of the woods laughing, and asking those around , if they could help him find his father. There is not much information about this little boy, but he is said to Haunt all of the local trails and even the water.
Two roommates were staying for a few days before leaving for Christmas break. In a few towns over a murderer had escaped from a prison. The girls were told to keep their door locked. One of the girls needed to use the restroom. They developed a secret knock so that the other girl would know who it was. The girl left to go to the bathroom and the door was locked behind her. The girl was gone for about 30 minutes and then the girl in the room heard two knocks on the door. She did not open the door, because it was not the secret knock, but kept it locked and made no sound.
Several hours later the girl walked out into the hallway to find the hall covered in blood and her roommate dead on the floor. Apparently, the murderer broke into the hall and killed the girl. She haunts the hall and plays tricks on the residents. TVs are known to turn on and off. Doors slam, showers turn on, rooms are trashed, refrigerator doors open, doorknobs fall off, and posters are torn off of the walls.
Lebanon - Cumberland University - Memorial Hall - Memorial hall is said to be haunted by several different ghosts. A boy waiting for his class to begin was sitting on the window sill of the third floor. He leaned back on the window and the window gave way, and tragically he fell to his death. It is said that the boy wonders the third floor slamming the doors as he makes his way through the hall. Also, many years ago a science teacher who's class was on the third floor was leaving for the night.
He was making his way down the many flights of stairs when he began experiencing signs of a heart attack. He drove home and died there. Rumor has it that When walking down the stairs at night you will feel someone pushing you and hurrying you down the steps. Lewisburg - Bethbirei Church - There are several stories, Including a tombstone falling on a 3 year old girl at the cemetery.
There are some people with accounts of someone they knew stealing the bible and dying on that night. The church was built in the 's and some of the graves are older than that. Livingston - Old Union Church - Lights from inside can sometimes be seen through the cracks along the edge of the doors and windows, even though there is no one there, and the doors are padlocked from the outside. Piano playing can also sometimes been heard.
Around the time that John P. Adams began to build the tower house both his wife May and toddler son Marion passed away. Until Mr. Adams continued to live in his wonderful house with tower rising over the structure. He owned several lots which extended well toward the town square and a store which is still located at Spring St. Since a few brave individuals have admitted to hearing May weep or show fear during a storm.
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John is often seen strolling through the house from the men's parlor to the front room which houses a Civil War exhibit. Marion is seen upstairs in the boys' room where he and brother John Jr. Marion is seen at times toddling over to the window. He is a blonde haired boy clothed in a wonderful soft light. There are no bad spirits here. May did show great sadness the day a 's period garment was place on display in their master bedroom which is now the main lodging room for the current inn.
Several media sources have already noted this haunting including radio and newspapers in Tennessee. Carol conducts ghost tours each day or house tours according to visitors requests. Information about the inn can be accessed on the - Ghostlabs. Her apparition has been seen on several occasions in the cemetery. This is one of Coffee County's oldest known ghosts. Martin - University of Tennessee - Martin 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.
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Maryville - Carpenters School - people say they hear a little girl crying in the halls of the school. When you are outside playing ghost come up to you and grab you and try to take you away but if you do not look at them they will leave you alone. Maryville - Maryville College - Wilson Chapel - It is said that Lily, a shy woman who worked behind the scenes in the drama department, was left by her lover for the star of the show.
It is said that she continues this tradition and can be seen in the catwalks above the stage in her favorite black and white dress. Maryville - Porter Elementary School - It is said in the gym in the boy's locker room that a young man hung himself. The Toilet flushes by its self and the closet light goes on and off by its self. Also in the theater there is said to be ghosts walking around and playing the piano. Mason - Old Trinity Church - From the 30's or 40's that has been desecrated by satanic cult. Statue of Mary that bleeds from the neck and eyes.
A nearby church, re-built on the site of a much older church and near an old Indian mound is said to have "shadows" appear where there are no obstructions and lights to appear. There are stories that there was 2 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, by some unknown reason the man's hair was white as snow and his skin was icy, they said 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.
Medina - Hope Hill Cemetery - A young girl was raped and then beaten to death by her uncle.
And before he done it he built her a dollhouseand now if you go to her grave you will see her talking and playing with her dolls in her doll house. The story is - The little girl was killed by a piano which was dropped by the mover her parents hired. Her parents put her 'dollhouse' on her grave because it was her favorite place to play. Also it is told that if you see the light on in the doll house at night she is there playing. Former caretakers of that cemetary report until the new caretaker built a house at the end of the drive.
The new caretaker now has a gate up and noone is allowed down the drive from dusk til dawn. Due to the eccessive amount of partying from teenagers and sickening graffetti as well as littering, the former care taker took a light and a car battery and placed it inside the doll house and would turn it on at night. Also he repainted the doll house. Since then there has been NO defaceing of the property, littering, or teens out partying in the graveyard. After the caretaker moved into his new home the light has been removed.
Memphis - Egypt Baptist Church - When you drive up to the side, lights are all around. But when you look into the bottom four windows, they are completely black.
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It is as if there are no light poles. Supposedly an evil presence haunts in those rooms. Memphis - Fire Church - when you walk up to the church night or day there is nothing there but as you drive past the church you see flames in the back window. This was ground zero for the yellow fever epidemic - and the equivalent of the CDC. Thousands died here. There are many tails of things at night. Memphis - St. Jude's - It is said that one of the rooms on the 2nd floor is haunted by the spirit of a 17 year old female that died there. The spirit is reportedly friendly.
Memphis - The lake at Overton Park - according to several witnesses a 35ish year-old lady with a long light blue dress has been seen walking around the lake usually on the south side at night It was reported that the body of a lady with a blue dress had been found near this lake raped and stabbed in the 's but its unknown if there is a connection. It is said that the people that died in the operating rooms have stayed and personal accounts and pictures tell the story as well. This place has a fence around it but is not owned by anyone. The morgue in the basement is said to be the most haunted place in Memphis.
The Hospital is located on Lamar. The ghost of a little girl, Mary, haunts this theatre. She has a favorite seat during performances. Some people believe that she is the ghost of a girl who died when the original Orpheum burned, but no one was reported to have been killed, and others believe she was killed near the Orpheum on Beale Street.
She is not a malicious ghost, actually very shy, and enjoys the playing of the organ where she has appeared several times. Memphis - University of Memphis - Old Brister Library - It is said to be a young female college student who was raped and killed in the tower of this old library. The ghost has been seen by many custodians who just recall seeing a student who appear and then vanish. The ghost would also scream help me which at times would very much scare the campus police who would go in the building to inspect the screams.
Many students in the past have tried to spend the night in the library and have only heard the screams. There have, however, been several suicides on campus. Memphis - University of Memphis - UC bldg - There are reports of a presence in the building which rides the elevator.
The elevator is set to automatically return to 2nd or 3rd floor if out of use for a time period. It has opened on the 4th floor or 1st for people to get in when final inspection of building is done at closing. It is believed to be ghost of construction worker who fell from 3rd floor during the building of the student center. Her picture is on the wall and she wanders the house, makes a depression in the bedclothes as if she slept there, and there are cold areas.
Her most famous appearance was the day the house museum opened in the 's when a docent saw a woman in the bedroom who said, "My bed doesn't go there. Strange odars like cigar smoke have also been in evidence on the house's third floor from an unnamed visitor. Milligan - just outside of Clarksville - There's a little used road in Milligan, that goes by a Civil War battlefield.
Somewhere on this road, you have to drive through a river that isn't there. You can see it and hear it, but if you stand in it, you stay perfectly dry. Millington - Millington Central High School - The school theater is haunted by a ghost that goes by the name of "Herky", this, however is not the person's name when she was alive.
Millington - 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. Cropper and his family who used to live, where killed when there house was set on fire on the land where the camp is now. He now haunts the camp grounds, looking for those who burnt the house, but only appears to the councilors.
Monteagle - Fairmont Apartments - One of the complexes at the Fairmont Apartments is haunted for unknown reasons. Many of the people living there in the past have reported hearing constant footsteps around the place at all hours. Other people have been asleep in their beds and have had the covers pulled off of their beds in the middle of the night by unseen forces.
Out of all the apartments in this complex apartment 6 is believed to have the highest spiritual energies. The people that once lived in this apartment were haunted by many spirits and reported hearing their names like "the wind blowing" at late hours. Another report about this apartment was when a woman was sitting in the living room watching the TV, the room grew very cold and the numbers on the TV began to change, however the TV remained on one channel. Then shortly after she reported seeing footprints appearing in the carpet as if someone was walking across the room.
Also the showers have been reported to come on by themselves. Morristown - Bethesda Church and Cemetery - Reportedly the Church has spirits inside, as it was used as a hospital during the Civil War, it's boarded up and they seem trapped inside. Mass graves of Confederate soldiers are nearby, and the soldiers seem to not like visitors, especially ones with Northern accents. There exists in the cemetery, a family plot of a couple and their daughter who died on the day of her birth which is reportedly a highly active area; the sound of a woman weeping and physical manifestations are known at that grave site.
Murfreesboro - Stones River Battlefield - Stop no. Nashville - Belmont University - Belmont Mansion - Adelicia Hayes first marriage, to a wealthy businessman, lasted seven years, in which their four children all died by age eleven. In , her second marriage resulted in the building of the Belmont mansion; it was built in the style of an Italian villa set in elaborate gardens.
In fact, Adelicia opened the estate for the citizens of Nashville, as there was no public park available.
Her second husband died in the Civil War, and their twin daughters died of scarlet fever. Her third marriage took place at Belmont Mansion. However, she sold Belmont in to move to Washington D. She died in D. The Belmont mansion is now the center of Belmont University and of course the mansion has strict security due to random acts of collegiate vandalism. Security guards have reported seeing Adelicia floating around and even setting off the motion detector a time or two. A psychic was secretly brought in once, and she reported that Adelicia was afraid her home wouldn't be there much longer due to the campus renovation and expansion.
The psychic also said Adelicia was looking for her children. The psychic didn't know anything about Adelicia's many dead children. She has been seen numerous times at different places throughout the mansion and it's grounds. It has also been known and reported that on more than one occasion, she has set off the motion detectors in the middle of the night or other times the buildings are empty, and the security office has to go check things out and re-set the alarms.
During any expansions or renovations, the trustees as well as those in charge at Belmont are very careful not to disturb or mess up anything related the Mansion, as it is a historical landmark as well as Adelicia's home. A lot of the original furnishings and artwork are displayed in the mansion.