I love Chattanooga. If you haven’t been in awhile you should definitely make the trip. There are so many great things to do in the city and surrounding areas that you could spend weeks and still not get everything in.
Recently we spent the evening with Chattanooga Ghost Tours and had a fabulous time. We met up at the Market Street Bridge then started our tour around the city. You will learn about many haunted sites as well as a ton of history. Our tour guide, Hope, is a fabulous storyteller and historian. We enjoyed every moment we spent in her presence.
Here at the Hunter Museum of Arts the mansion is reported to have the most identifiable ghosts of any other place in the city. While on the tour you will learn about each ghost, their name and the story behind each one. It was fascinating. I grew up in a house built in the 1800′s that was reported to be haunted. We had many encounters with our ghost over the years that we lived in that house, but that is another story for another time. It does give you a little background as to why I find reported hauntings so fascinating though.
One thing that I learned is that even new buildings can be haunted. I learned why as well.
Did you know that?
We stopped at many different places to hear about the treasures that Chattanooga holds.
Each as fascinating as the last.
This location however held our attention like no other.
I can’t tell you why, you will have to take the tour to find that out. I will tell you this though, Hope is the only guide that will take you there. And this is the only location that Hope was ever truly scared at. And I have to say, you do get tingles on the back of your neck just passing by. You get the feeling of being watched. And you get the feeling that it isn’t a place you would want to be there alone.
Named 1 of the top ten ghost tours in the country by TripAdvisor, Chattanooga Ghost Tours Inc offers both tours and a ghost hunt featuring the talking Ovilus X! It is recommended that you make a reservation to go on the tour. You also have the option of choosing their extended tour on certain nights.
Make sure you wear your walking shoes. While the tour takes you on about a 12 block walk it is a leisurely pace, taking about 2 hours and isn’t hard to do at all. I made it just fine…and y’all all know what a couch potato I am. It is also wheelchair and stroller friendly. You can read more about the tour at Chattanooga Ghost Tours, and get answers to all the questions you may have. And you can follow them on Facebook and Twitter as well. They are just getting started on Twitter and would love for you to give them a follow and a shout-out!!
If you are thinking of going in October, you might want to go ahead and make your reservations now. While they are open year round, October is their busiest month.