Tennessee, a state which got its name from the Cherokee, is a state full of disorder and conflict. As the state developed, there was no structure of government in place. The state was divided in three sections. The divisions were separated on location: the east, west, and the center. With farming being a predominate economy, slavery was part of everyday life. Tennessee at first had joined the Union. West Tennessee soil was rich and the slaves worked on the cotton plantations. This grew into huge wealth for the plantation owners. This even spread into the middle section of Tennessee, but they were not of the caliber of the west. When the Civil War began and there was a call for Union Troops, Tennessee representatives didn’t want to give up the wealth they had acquired. Tennessee had an extremely large population of slaves. The census in 1860 noted that out of the 1.1 million people in Tennessee, 25% were slaves. That number is scary. Tennessee was a state split. They separated from the Union and the war was on. This split state became the location of many of the battles that occurred during the Civil War and most of the battles were won by the Union. They are only second to Virginia in the number of battles. The Battle of Shiloh in Hardin County saw 24,000 dead at the start of the war. These bodies lying dead, bloodied, dismembered, disemboweled, was the most repulsive sight and souls of many who were unaware of how to cross over, wandering Tennessee or worse, angry and seeking revenge. The Battle of Stones River, which was another of the highest mortality in Tennessee, gruesome, and brutal of battles also lost 24,000. For two years, these battles were fought and most lost to the Union Soldiers. The anger of the lost souls, building, and the revenge desired. After the Civil War, although forced to secede, still did not have a structured government. Tennessee was influx. The wealthy white educated used everything at their disposal to separate from the poor and uneducated. This separated the classes and created a broken society. The greed of the wealthy, with all their money and power, ran the state for years to come. It did not matter your race or color, they dominated society. The west and center of Tennessee was a white dominated Democratic half and the east kept the Union, Republican beliefs it held since before the Civil War. A state that stayed split until the 20th Century. Tennessee became a state in the middle. During suffrage, Tennessee was a pivotal state and approved the 19th Amendment on a swing vote by Harry Burn, who switched sides after receiving a telegram from his own mother in support of the vote. More national attention came to Tennessee when in 1925; the Scopes Trial was national news. The law forbade teaching evolution in the schools, but Scopes a high school Biology teacher disagreed and taught it anyway. The trial was ridiculed for the high power attorney’s battled it out in court and Tennessee was known as the “Monkey State”, and the trial was called the “Monkey Trial”. The result was inconsequential. Tennessee’s history can never leave out the importance of the 1968 assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King in Memphis. His legacy, his powerful words will always is remembered. His peaceful protests help end a strike by the black sanitary public works employees to their favor. His death is a powerful reminder of the vile hatred that existed within the state. Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination began the most civil unrest; riots erupted all over the country. The hatred spilled out into the streets, cities, towns, and states. All the angry spirits and souls were released from their bondage and mayhem erupted. Tennessee has been a state that has been central to the evils of the past. These evils have been contained within the portals to the under-lord below. From the inner turmoil to the numerous violent battles, the souls left behind to complete missions, lost between life and death now roams Tennessee. These souls converged in the many haunted houses, haunted mazes, haunted hayrides, ghost tours, paranormal activity, attractions and more. Summoned by the Halloween season, draws those to the portals that open due to the intense negative energy they need to expel. This intense negative energy they expel helps the living keep them at bay for the remainder of the year. Unfortunately, they must return to do their bidding as part of their mission in purgatory. Tennessee is a major portal to the depths of the under-world. Demons and messengers of the under-lord return to experiment on the living. Hidden chambers and dungeons are opened under the pure evil and negative energy of the spirits who are unaware of their untimely death. Tennessee is home to many haunted attractions that are well known in the haunt world. These attractions have been selected as one of America's Best Haunts, on the list of 25 Must See Haunts from the Haunted Attraction Magazine, and on many local television and radio stations. Visit the haunted world of twisted and deranged haunted houses, spooky forests, attractions, mountains, mazes, trains, trails, parks, manors, fields, graveyards, camps and more. Find the most innovative animatronics, cutting edge technology, scary monsters, creepy zombies, clowns, demented demons, creatures from the depths of the under-world, wandering souls, and bring your nightmares to life right here in Tennessee. When you are searching for haunted houses online, Tennessee is full of restless souls to torment the most courageous to their knees. Don’t wait for a review, check it out for yourself!
Frightworks located in Knoxville, Tennessee has found a portal to all that is pure evil. They have stumbled upon a location while excavating and found artifacts to prove this is a doorway to the most evil of creatures. Frightworks has been able to finely craft fear to perfect your encounter with the Sandman. Might you be brave enough? Come enter Dream Reavers: The Nightmare Continues. What has happened at the Reaver Sleep Research Labs? The building was abandoned and the sanity of the test subjects has been questioned. The loss of Dr. Reaver has been a terrible loss, and now the authorities have shut down the facility. The paranormal investigators team has come forward to find out about the dark forces that have appeared here? You can feel the spine tingling shiver when you enter. Who is the Sandman the patients speak of? Why does he haunt their nightmares? Are you brave enough to find out that answer and face your nightmares here at Frightworks? Take the elevator down...for a trip to the portal of Loki’s Labyrinth. The most devious maze ever made. Loki’s Labyrinth was said to test the bravest of mortals. Guarded by sinister traps and horrible creatures, this maze in the under-world will get you praying to get out! Don’t wait for a review, come and test your courage and see what the haunt world has known and we have found.
Dead Land Woods in Lebanon, Tennessee is steeped in a history darker and older than anyone truly knows. The first utterings of the land came from the Natives who refused to step foot on the land near the creek for fear of the curse that was said to have been planted there. When the white man came, they disregarded the superstitions of the locals and settled the land. After the curse seemed to lay dormant for many generations, one slave bought by the Walker family awakened the curse. The evils that had befallen her at the hands of the Walkers, awoke the power of the land, allowing her to avenge her death through the curse that once bough fear to the hearts of men. Since this fateful day the land itself had been live and the evil awaken, and with it the souls of all the dead who are forever servants to the darkness that is the curse. We invite you to come and test your courage on our trails, The Curse and The Portal. The first trail, The Curse will relive the dark History of the land; while The Portal explores the wicked and twisted tales that the curse has unleashed on the land. The choice is yours, choose wisely...and decide your own fate.
Nashville Nightmare is a newly found portal in Madison, Tennessee. Nashville Nightmare is state of art with highly detailed scenes and incredible animatronics. Our special effects in conjunction with the most intense professional actors will tempt your every fear and test your courage. Visit the Madison Square Mortuary for a gruesome sight of the souls who seek the heart pumping adrenaline filled screams that fill the air. Don’t miss the Graves Manor. For the grave-ist things happen here, some explained, others a mystery. The Graves Manor is opened for viewing. Don’t wait for a review of Nashville Nightmare, come test your fears and see what everyone is talking about. It is the area’s best haunted house and might be one of America’s upcoming Best Haunts.