Local Ghost Stories
White Bluff, TN In this small town of White Bluff there is a famous hollow where the White Screamer dwells. No one knows exactly what it is or its origin. It is said to be a white misty form that wails and cries and screams enough to make any person go insane, thus gaining its title of The White Screamer. It has also been noted that if one ventures to the spot where they might have seen the White Screamer, the grass will be burned away. Allegedly, around the 1920s a young man built his family of a wife and seven children a home and farm down in the hollow, and every single night they waked up to the sound of this awful crying and screaming. So, finally, after this young man has had enough, he grabs his shotgun and runs out into the night off to find whatever beast is making this awful noise. He climbs to the top of one of the surrounding hills to see if he can spot it, and then hears the sound of screaming only it is the voices of his family and children. By the time he can climb down this hill and get back to his house, he finds his whole family dead and pieces of their body thrown around on the ground and the floors of the house. You can still drive down into the hollow and see the foundation of the house and graves of the members.
Sleepy Hollow Lane
It has been rumored that if one stops on the road, rolls down the windows, turns the ignition off, and then yells, Come to me three times, he will hear and see many ghosts. The car will the not be able to start until the next morning.
Long ago, a doctor and his wife lived in the farmhouse. Tragically the wife fell ill and her husband vowed to take care of her. The woman died, however. Devastated, the doctor hanged himself. It is said that on some nights one may see a man in a white laboratory coat walking around the grounds of the farm.
Dumpling Hill Cemetery
The ghost of a slave hanged for a petty crime is often seen and heard here attempting to chase away any visitors.
The Rotherwood Mansion, off Netherland Road, is said to be haunted by a young woman who died in the river that runs beside the mansion. Her father, a wealthy land owner, frowned on her love with a soldier, and forbade them ever to see each other. One night before going to war, however, the young soldier came to see his lover. The womans brother found them, fought the young soldier, and threw him in the river. The soldier was then swept away with the current. Heartbroken, the women, threw herself into the river to find her beau. She drowned trying. Now it is said that she can be seen, walking along the river at night, carrying a lantern, looking for her lost love. She is said to wear a long white dress that may be a nightgown.
It is said that no family has been able to live in this exquisite home for more than a month or so. There are reports of a man walks through the house all night dressed in his Sunday best. It is said that if one drives by the house at night, either every light will be on or no lights may be on at all. There is one particular report of a family that awoke one night to find the lamp on the night stand on. They turned it off. An hour later, they woke up again to find this lamp on. This time, they unplugged it. A little while later, they saw the bulb glowing again, but the lamp was still unplugged. Suddenly, the bulb exploded into flames. The next day, they heard that Mr. Blackwell never allowed his children to sleep in the dark.
The Legendary Crazy George's Bridge
According to folklore, the bridge, located in a remote mountainous area, is haunted by the ghost of a railroad worker who was killed in a train accident in that area many years ago. According to the legend if you try to drive your car across the bridge between 10pm - 1am your car will shut off completely and you have to push it off the bridge.
Old Union Meeting House Livingston, TN
Located on Old Union Road just outside of Livingston, TN, in the Hilham Community, Old Union Meeting House is said to be home to a great deal of paranormal activity. The church has not been used in years, and the doors and windows are boarded up, perhaps to keep intruders out, but also perhaps to keep someone or something inside.
Allegedly, late at night, mysterious lights can be seen glowing inside the church. While driving by late at night, motorists have claimed to have seen strange lights shining through the cracks in the boards that cover the windows. These lights could not be visitors inside the church, since the door is locked from the outside. Also late at night, beautiful organ music can also be heard resonating throughout the area, originating inside the church. For these reasons, many locals understandably avoid the church after dark. Who can blame them?
No one knows exactly what causes this phenomenon, nor do many really want to know. Instead, they'd prefer to keep the situation quiet so as to keep away unwanted investigators.
In the meantime, or so it is said, the strange lights and music will continue to scare anyone unfortunate enough to be passing by the church late at night.