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Haunted Knoxville: Ghost Stories from the City’s Past

Get ready for the Haunted Knoxville Ghost Stories in Knoxville, Tennessee! We’ll explore Knoxville’s ghost stories and history as night falls. Discover haunted places and eerie legends that draw ghost hunters and history fans to the city.

Haunted Hotspots in the Old City

The Oliver Hotel one of Knoxville's most haunted building.
Photo of The Oliver Hotel

Historic Old City in Knoxville is a neighborhood full of history and home to some of Knoxville’s most notorious hauntings. Among the cobblestone streets and century-old buildings, tales of ghostly encounters abound. The Oliver Hotel, with its elegant exterior and storied past, is said to be haunted by the spirits of former guests who never checked out. Visitors have reported hearing disembodied voices and feeling icy drafts in empty rooms, leading to the hotel’s reputation as one of Knoxville’s most haunted destinations.

Market Square Mysteries

Market Square one of Knoxville's most Haunted places.
Photo of Market Square

As we walk through Market Square, the vibrant heart of downtown Knoxville, we can’t help but feel a chill in the air. The ghostly presence of the woman known as the “Lady in Blue,” who is said to haunt the square in search of her lost love, may be the cause. According to stories, she appears as a ghostly figure dressed in blue, her mournful cries echoing through the night as she wanders the cobblestone streets.

Ghosts Among the Campus: University of Tennessee

Strong Hall one of the most Haunted Knoxville Ghost Story
Photo of Strong Hall at UTK

Discussing Knoxville’s haunted history wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the University of Tennessee campus. While UT boasts academic excellence and spirited athletics, it also harbors several ghostly residents. One famous example is the ghost of Sophronia Strong, reportedly haunting Strong Hall, a building named in her honor. Legend says that Sophronia’s spirit still roams the halls of Strong Hall. She occasionally makes her presence known to unsuspecting students and faculty by locking people out of their dorms and making lights hover in the hallways.

Embracing the Haunted Side of Knoxville

As we finish our spooky tour of Knoxville, we’ve learned a lot about its history and ghost stories. Whether you believe in ghosts or not, Knoxville’s past is fascinating. So, when you visit the city, remember to look out for spooky shadows and enjoy hunting for ghostly secrets!

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