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Title- Gatlinburg Ghost Tour
If you're looking for a hauntingly fun ghost tour in Gatlinburg, look no further! US Ghost Adventures is the number one haunted house and ghost tour in America! We even own the Lizzie Borden House! Your tour will be given by a knowledgeable local guide who knows the history of Gatlinburg. This isn't an amusement park tour, mind you. If that's what you're after, then this tour isn't for you. No one is going to put on a cheesy costume and jump out and scare you. We give you an authentic experience to make sense of the unexplainable like no other tour group offers! Don't be surprised if you hear creepy accounts of the unexplained from other guests or the tour guide! It doesn't matter if you are only visiting Gatlinburg or boning up on your hometown haunted past. USGA will give you a frighteningly fun experience you won't forget! Get on board and book your tour today!
Body- Gatlinburg's Haunted History
Gatlinburg, Tennessee, has one of the eeriest historical pasts around. Nestled in the Smokey Mountains, Gatlinburg first came to life in 1803 when William Ogle from Edgefield, South Carolina, found the spot where he wanted to settle permanently. Ogle prepared logs to build a cabin and went back to Edgewood to grab his family but died of malaria before he could get back. His widow and her brother, along with her daughter and son-in-law, made it back a few years later and built the cabin that still stands today. Folklore says that Ogle was a master pancake maker with a secret recipe he intended to use to open a restaurant. In order to guard his pancake recipe, it's believed he buried it in the cabin and came back in the afterlife to make sure no one finds it.
In 1854 Radford Gatlin showed up and built a general store. This didn't sit well with the Ogle's who had founded Gatlinburg and owned the original general store. Gatlin named the town Gatlinburg once a post office was put in his general store. This caused bickering between him and the Ogle's, and an all-out Hatfield and McCoy's feud broke out between them. By 1859 Gatlin was forced out of Gatlinburg.
The people of Gatlinburg were known to be reclusive mountain folk who were unhealthy with poor eating habits. Their children didn't learn nursery rhymes because of the isolated life they lived. Instead, they sang songs based on folklore from their English and Scots-Irish descendants.
During the Civil War, an irritant to the town was a Confederate Colonel named William Thomas, who was ordered to guard a salt-peter (gun powder) mine. Before he took his post, he sent a Cherokee infantry group into town to raid them for supplies. Union forces booted him out of the make-shift fort around the mine. Not keen on defeat Thomas continuously raided the village until the Union troops grew tired of it and quickly attacked, leaving Thomas shot and stabbed 23 times. It's said he still roams the woods looking for the fort that no longer exists.
Gatlinburg's historical past tells stories from a way of life known only to those that lived in those eerie Smokey Mountains.
Book your spot for the Gatlinburg Ghost Tour. You may be scared, but you won't be sorry!
Since 2013, US Ghost Adventures has offered entertaining, historic, and authentic ghost tours of America's most haunted cities. We deliver fun yet honest accounts of hauntings across the nation. Our ghost stories are based on historical research, but that doesn't
mean they won't send a chill down your spine.
This video gives you a small taste of what you might experience on your ghost tour — subscribe to our YouTube Channel for more.
Our founder, Lance Zaal, is an authority on haunted sites in the US is frequently consulted by the media as an expert on unexplained phenomena.
US Ghost Adventures also offers virtual tours, a self-guided mobile app, and an Alexa
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USGA ghost tours are not only educational, but they're also a lot of fun! We offer family-friendly tours, so be sure to bring the kids! There's a lot of energy in those mountains, and we'll take you to explore a side of it few know exists.
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