Middle Tennessee ushers in spooky season with Hendersonville ghost stories, haunted tours

Middle Tennessee ushers in spooky season with Hendersonville ghost stories, haunted tours

Spooky season is almost here.

Middle Tennessee residents are invited to take a walk on the supernatural side with the latest installment of the Southern Ghost Stories series and September ghost tours in Hendersonville.

Author, “Hauntstorian” and ghostly tour guide Allen Sircy is returning this fall with his latest book, “Southern Ghost Stories: Hendersonville, Tennessee.”

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The book delves into Hendersonville’s eerie tales, mysterious creatures and haunted locales, a press release said.

Specific topics include the ghostly inhabitants of historic homes like Spring Haven and Monthaven, long-forgotten cemeteries, haunted schools and encounters with the supernatural.

“Southern Ghost Stories: Hendersonville, Tennessee” can be purchased locally at Walton Ferry Books and Barnes & Noble in Hendersonville and online at major retailers like Amazon.

Readers can take in historical accounts, eyewitness testimonies and paranormal investigations in the book or experience it firsthand during a Haunted Hendersonville Ghost Tour.

The family-friendly tour features ghostly encounters, local history and the folklore of Hendersonville at sites like the old Methodist Cemetery.

Tours are available at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9 and 16, beginning in front of Walton Ferry Books, 109 Walton Ferry Road. October dates will be announced later.

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Interested in hearing ghost stories without all the walking?

Ghost Stories at Spring Haven offers an immersive encounter with the supernatural at Spring Haven Mansion, 1 Spring Haven Ct. in Hendersonville, from 7-8:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 10.

Attendees can listen to ghostly narratives, share in Hendersonville’s haunted history, tour the historic cabin on the grounds of Spring Haven Mansion and hear about some of the spooky encounters in the 19th century mansion during the event. All proceeds will be donated to local non-profit, Daughters of Compassion.

Haunted Hendersonville Ghost Tours tickets can be purchased for $20 per adult and $13 per child at hauntedhendersonville.com. Private tours and storytelling sessions are available as well.

Tickets to Ghost Stories at Spring Haven can be purchased for $10 on Eventbrite.

Katie Nixon can be reached at knixoN@gannett.com.