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8 of the Most Haunted Houses & Places in Tennessee, USA

By | Last Updated: 18th August 2020

America’s Tennesse is one of the places on the map of the country, where there are many ghost sightings and spooky locations around. This list of the scariest haunted places gets you acquainted to a few of the real haunted houses of TN, no matter you are a paranormal researcher or just a lover of the other world beyond us humans.

Haunted Places in Tennessee

1. Sensabaugh Haunted Tunnel, Hollow Rd, Church Hill, TN

Constructed in the early 1920s, the Sensabaugh Tunnel among the surrounding wild plantations is one of the scariest places of the state. It is located close to the Big Elm Road in Kingsport, TN. Rumors of unnatural deaths, murders, and even demonic rituals have surrounded the site. The locals think that the entire hollow of the tunnel is a supernatural maze under the possession of the evil, and must be avoided under any circumstances, whatsoever. There are reports of the appearance of ghastly figures and apparitions, car engines stopping, and even screams of eternally trapped souls of women and babies reverberate.

Tennessee Sensabaugh Haunted Tunnel, Hollow Rd, Church Hill

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2. The Haunted Asylum, East Tennessee

The East Tennessee Hospital for the Insane was opened in 1886. It has been left abandoned for decades. The asylum is situated in the eastern part of the state, and show eerie images, abandoned wheelchairs, decaying corridors, and old, unused coats hanging from the halls. Something spooky and strange seems to be continually haunting the halls. At present, plans have been made to demolish all the structures inside the complex and reuse the property as a public park.

Tennessee Haunted East Asylum for the Insane

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3. Old South Pittsburg Hospital, Chattanooga, Tennessee

Old South Pittsburg Hospital is a real paranormal hotspot, infamous as ‘one of the most haunted places’ in Tennessee where they can touch you! Different paranormal investigation enthusiasts and groups often visit the site from different parts of the US and is said to leave with some experience or the other. The entire hospital, especially the very haunted halls, and rooms have been reported to be infested by some evil presence. Interestingly, you can also visit the place with your friends if you have an interest in the ‘spooky’ and the ‘eerie’. The site is close to populated areas like Knoxville, Gatlinburg, and Clarksville, and you can book your dates for a tour at the Old South Pittsburg Hospital to check out what haunted attraction is actually waiting for you there.

Tennessee Haunted House Old South Pittsburg Hospital

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4. Mount Zion Baptist Church, Nashville, TN

This Mt. Zion church in Big Sandy, standing in the middle of the creepy woods, is quite known for ghost sightings. The church was built either in 1812 or 1845 and was destroyed by fire in the early 1990s. The entire area itself is spooky, with very few residents living in the area. This is an abandoned site and is seldom visited by people. There have been several reports of mysterious sightings and uncanny figures roaming around the destroyed church.

Tennessee Haunted Mount Zion Baptist Church, Nashville

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5. The Hotel At Hunt-Phelan, Memphis, West Tennessee

This inn that was built between 1828 and 1832 is now a hotel. You can easily understand the ‘importance’ of its haunting by knowing the VIP guest list of the mansion that includes people like President Andrew Jackson, Andrew Johnson and Ulysses S. Grant. It is said that a former servant of the inn named Nathan Wilson is haunting a property of gold hidden in an unknown corner of this huge structure. Reports have claimed that Wilson’s spirit is often seen, hovering around in the dark of the night, holding a shovel with a hope to find the gold someday.

Tennessee Haunting Hotel At Hunt-Phelan, Memphis West

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6. Prospect Hill Bed & Breakfast, Mountain City

This structure was originally erected in 1889. Interestingly, this is now a beautiful 6000 sq ft bed and breakfast. The mansion is possessed by some apparitions; however, they have not been reported to have hurt anyone, but are supposed to be good spirits who would open and close the doors for you.  Several photographers have captured photos that have shown orbs, figures, tongues on fire and mysterious shadows.

Haunted Tennessee Mountain City Prospect Hill Bed & Breakfast

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7. Haunted Tennessee State Prison, Nashville

This building was erected in 1898 and was designed to house the criminals of the state. However, there have been several incidents of crime, deaths, torture, prison breaks, riots, and so on, until the entire building was closed in 1992. Local people have complained about weird sounds, spine-chilling voices, unexplained footsteps, and so on. Since then, the building has been used for the shooting of several Hollywood movies like ‘Ernest Goes to Jail’ and ‘The Green Mile’. At present, the prison is known as a spot for paranormal activities.

Haunted Tennessee State Prison Nashville

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8. Haunted House in Rest Haven Memorial Gardens, Clarksville

The history behind this haunted house is both shocking and touching. Just behind the Clarksville cemetery, there is an old house that is said to be possessed by the spirit of a slave. Though the exact date of the construction of this house is not known, it is evident that it was erected during the time when slavery was in vogue in the country (which means, before President Abraham Lincoln). Many eye-witnesses have been claiming that this house once belonged to a slave owner whose daughter was raped by one of his slaves, leaving the young lady impregnated. Hearing the news, it didn’t take time for the infuriated master and father to kill his slave on the spot. Rumors have it that, the ghost of the slave father still roams around the house in love for his lost child.

Tennessee Haunted House Rest Haven Memorial Gardens Clarksville

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So, there you scrolled through the most haunted places in Tennessee. If you actually love ‘them’, then don’t wait much. Just get your backpack, and rush out with your buddies.

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