GALLATIN, Tenn. (WTVF) — A new book details Gallatin's haunted history, and claims it is one of the most haunted cities in the country.
This month, Allen Sircy published "Southern Ghost Stories: The Ghosts of Gallatin" which collects the hundreds of ghost stories he came across during months of research.
"Gallatain is probably one of the most haunted cities in the country, I'd put it up there with Savannah and New Orleans," Sircy said. "I came up here started talking to people, doing some research, and every building I went into people were telling me, 'oh I've heard this, I've seen this.' Literally every store on North Water [Avenue] somebody had a story for me."
Those stories range from unexplained events above the street's shops, to strange voices outside of the city's historic Rose Mont house.
"There's a voice in my recording that goes 'oh good,'" Sircy explained about a time he was recording an interview at the 177-year-old home.
Sircy suspects the hauntings come from Gallatin's bloody past.
"During the Civil War, the city was occupied by the Union...and during reconstruction we had two fires that wiped out North Water," Sircy said.
Sircy's book is available now, part of the proceeds go to Ashley's Place, a Gallatin charity that helps children who are victims of abuse.