October is always a good season to get out there and try to experience supernatural events. The best way to achieve that, is by visiting sites that are claimed to be haunted. Here is a list of the five, most haunted, locations in Memphis.
The Smokestacks in Millington
Address: 8132 Shakerag Rd, Millington, TN 38053
Chickasaw Ordnance Works was an awesome industrial complex, with a pair of smokestacks that were said to be the tallest ever erected in the Mid-South. It was built in 1940. It’s use was making ammunition for the British forces during World War II. On April 8, 1944 when a Liberator bomber took of from Millington carrying a crew of ten men bound for Florida, the plain engine failed right over the powder plant and exploded, crashing in a field just west of the site. Only one member survived the accident.
Some say it is haunted. This site has attracted paranormal investigators who claim have had conversations with a ghost child. You can watch the whole paranormal experience here:
The Woodruff Fontaine House
Address: 680 Adams Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee 38105
A place that is believed to be haunted is the Woodruff-Fontaine House. Built in 1871.
Built in 1871, the Woodruff-Fontaine House is a place that is believed to be haunted. It was acquired and restored by the Association for the Preservation of Tennessee Antiquities in 1962. It is now a museum and is operated for tours, luncheons, and weddings (Wikipedia)
This video was shot on February 11, 2009 by Paranormal Inc. during an investigation. If you watch the 34-second video, you can hear music in the background. The investigators claim that there was no music being played in the house at the time.
The next ghost tour through the house will be this October 14. The tour is approximately 2 hours long and starts at 7:30 p.m. The Woodruff-Fontaine Ghost Tour is guided by experienced paranormal investigators, but space is limited and you need to reserve your spot. Price is $25.
Address: 824 S Dudley St, Memphis, TN 38104
Cemeteries are just the perfect site when it comes to try and experience paranormal activity.
Elmwood Cemetery the oldest active cemetery in Memphis. It was established in 1852. Buried in the cemetery are victims of the Civil War and the Yellow Fever.
Some say it is hunted. Here’s an experience shared of the ghost of a young child who was spotted in this cemetery.
Old Marine Hospital on Metal Museum Dr.
Address: 374 Metal Museum Dr. Memphis, TN 38106
Only two of the original buildings survive today, the nurses’ building (located on the east side of the 1930s hospital building) and the executive building (the white building that houses the Museum’s library and permanent collection). Both are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.”
The National Ornamental Metal Museum was once a Marine hospital. It opened its doors in 1884 and consisted of six buildings. The facility was originally used to treat Civil War soldiers and to conduct scientific research in hopes of finding a cure for yellow fever (Metal Museum). The hospital was operated from 1884 to 1965. In 1979 it underwent renovations, which some paranormal investigators think may have triggered current paranormal events.
Two of the six original buildings survive today, the nurses’ building and the executive building. Some activity has been recorded from the executive building that houses the Museum’s library.
On the next video, you will see a slideshow of pictures taken by photographer Walter Arnold. This pictures were not taken with the intention to record paranormal events, but they give us an idea of how the place looked inside.
4. Arcade Restaurant
5. Ernestine & Hazel’s
6. Double J’s
7. The Fire Museum
8. Old Marine Hospital on Metal Museum Dr.
10. The Orpheum Theatre