Nashville is a town with a lot of history and a lot of stories, and some of those stories are a little spooky.
"Most cities that have a lot of great history have ghost stories," Frankie Harris, co-owner of Nashville Ghost Tours, said. "(In Nashville), a lot of them are related to Country Music, some are related to Civil War, and some are scandals and bar fights and things of that nature, so we have a wide variety of ghost stories here."
After dark, groups gather to be taken around to the most haunted spots in town by Nashville Ghost Tours, starting at the Hermitage Hotel, and weaving around the city to places such as the Capitol building and the Ryman Auditorium.
All of the stories they share are researched beforehand to make sure they're authentic.
“We don’t rig or make up any of the stories on the tour. They’re all researched, and our criteria has always been that we need three sources," Harris explained. "We use interviews, articles, police reports, magazines, all that kind of media.”
Since the tours started 15 years ago, Harris said he has seen and heard things he never thought he would have, including seeing multiple ghosts, including Rachel Jackson (Andrew Jackson's wife) in the Capitol building, and hearing politicians arguing in the Capitol when no one was around.
Down at the Ryman Auditorium, many have reported seeing Hank Williams both inside the building, and in the alley walking to and from Tootsie's.
Whether you're a believer or not, the tour gives a history many haven't heard before, leaving ghost hunters entertained and wanting more.
The tours are continuing until November 10th this year, and will pick up again next March once the weather warms up.
The best way to learn more and to book a tour is to head to the Nashville Ghost Tours website.