Manchester’s Historic Tower House Inn – Built by the first president of the People’s Bank and Trust Co. At the same time John P. Adams began building the house both his wife and infant son passed away. Until 1943 he continued to reside in the house. He owned several lots and a single store which still stands on 210 Spring St. on the Historic Town Square. Since about 1963 reports began of hearing Johns wife weeping or panicking during times of storms. John has also been seen wandering corridors. The deceased toddler son was seen in the room where him and his brother used to watch for kids coming and going. He can even be seen toddling over the window.
The house offers ghost tours upon request.
Sevierville’s Bluff Mountain Old Hotel – Apparitions and voices along with a feeling of dread are reported by people who have been around here. The fact is though the Old cemetery is located a couple hundred feet off the trail leading to the bluffs. Back in the 1790’s the continental used the bluffs as a lookout point, watching for Indians along the trade route. A small base which was located here was attacked by rouge Cherokee’s and many residing in the post were slaughtered in their sleep.
Oliver Spring’s Harvey Furniture – At one time two family’s owned most of this land. The mansion of one family was right where Harvey’s is located. In that house a murder was committed. The little black child who served their was blamed for the incident but many things were wrong. The gun used in the murder belonged to the second family and was returned to them. The young boy was too small to create the gun shot wound precisely as it was in the back of the woman’s head. Along with the boys suicide which was under suspicious circumstances. The police let everyone walk and the entire incident was overlooked or just not looked into. The case was recently reopened due to public curiosity. The boy was found to have been innocent and a movie was then made on this story.
Tullahoma’s burned down orphanage – When visiting the orphanage or lake nearby, you can hear desperate crys for help from the children who burned alive, and drowned to death.
Washburn Arnwine Cemetery – Located about 10 to 15 miles on the old back road. As you get farther down the road it gets so thin the trees will scratch the sides of your car. Back at the cemetery people have stopped being buried their in 1903. Reports of a strange woman wandering the cemetery and also cars not wanting to start after stopping at the cemetery.
Whitwell’s Graves Creek – In the 80’s their was an explosion in the mines. Their were 13 miners killed. Some nights it is claimed you can see the ghosts of the miners coming out of the ground where the mine was located. The mine is sealed up now but you can still see the mysterious white apparitions lights raising from the ground and disappearing.
Sources: Shadow Lands.