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Old Farmhouse

Smyrna, Tennessee

Long ago, a doctor and his wife lived in the farmhouse. Tragically the wife fell ill and her husband vowed to take care of her. The woman died, however. Devastated, the doctor hanged himself. It is said that on some nights one may see a man in a white laboratory coat walking around the grounds of the farm.

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Luke Warmwater says:

June 23, 2009, 2:30 pm

I live out in Nolensville, I am very curious about where this is located. And if there is more to the haunting? Maybe proof?

Grissom1 says:

June 24, 2009, 10:13 am

It you still need some recruits, then drop me a line. I have investigated all over the U.S. and wouldn’t mind staying a little closer to home. I live right out of Nashville.

emily says:

August 6, 2009, 12:50 pm

I would like to see pictures please send them to me

MICK says:

August 12, 2009, 7:00 pm


suzie says:

September 6, 2009, 12:44 pm

wow!i’d like to check that out,i go on alot of ghost hunts!i love it.if your ever in west tennessee (mcnairy county)look up the hurst mansion..i was there that is for REAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dreamfrost says:

September 12, 2009, 12:26 am

Pft, that’s a fable. I lived in Windsor Downs apartment complex for a year, right beside where this “haunting” is. I went to the farm with my dad a couple of times – we didn’t use the road, there’s a shortcut near the tennis court. All I saw were horses and a dog, not to mention loads of cats. Someone lives there because my dad knows him from where he use to work. I went inside once to have breakfast with the guy (I’m not going to realease his name in order to preserve his privacy) along with my dad, and my father had apparently heard this too so he asked him about it jokingly. The guy confirmed that it was false and started laughing at what people believe nowadays.

Dreamfrost says:

September 12, 2009, 12:32 am

Oh, just so that everyone knows where this is just so they can see how crazy this idea is, it’s kinda next to/behind Windsor Downs apartments located on 1001 Mason Tucker Drive. The apartments are right across from the YMCA. And if you don’t know where the YMCA in Smyrna is.. Google it! c:

Jess says:

October 3, 2009, 2:24 pm

Gettysburg is not in Virginia, Lee. It’s in Pennsylvania! idiot.

cindy says:

October 9, 2009, 9:00 am

I grew up in a haunted house in lavergne, built in the early 40’s. on old jefferson pk. parents sold it in 95, wonder if it is still inhabited. Family and friends experienced many things there. The man that built it, went crazy and died there a few yrs before we moved there. It had been empty for yrs. We also found civil war relics in the field after plowing for garden. old cemetary beside the lot also. Lots of noises, lights and neighbors seeing things when we werent home. I would like to know if the people that have lived there had any experiences. Last i heard it was grew up, and the swimming pool had trees in it.

Tina says:

October 11, 2009, 3:00 pm

The old bridge off one mile lane is blocked off now and re routed 1/2 mile away. We used to drive across the bridge to get to baker rd. in 1975. I believe you could park and probably walk down to that bridge.(Off Almaville Rd.)

Tina says:

October 11, 2009, 3:09 pm

I live in a house that was built in 1946. An old man died in it in the 60’s. I moved there in 1978. I immediately felt like someone was standing behind me.Watching over me. At least 15 people have been in the basement with me when the upstairs door was locked and heard footsteps across the upstairs floor. I experience hearing someone running down my stairs during the day. My assistant has heard that also. I have often felt a hand on my shoulder as I worked and she has also. I sense it is fairly benevolent. Watching over us during the day. I don’t experience any noises at night tho.

MICK says:

October 12, 2009, 1:58 pm


cindy says:

October 13, 2009, 3:38 pm

Tina your home sounds alot like the one i grew up in. But we moved into the house in 76, and my parents sold in 95, there was a basement there also. Even after i had been moved out for yrs. I would visit and have experiences. I also have a couple of pics showing mist around family members at holidays. There was 10 acres of land also. With lots of history on it. and yes, we grew up with the monkey woman bridge story, and went there as a teenager,. but the fate sanders one is new to me.

Tina says:

November 6, 2009, 4:17 pm

Mick…I would not mind if you did some evp work at my house but my husband says nooooo. He does not believe in anything paranormal and he always has an explanation for everything. I’m sorry.

tina says:

November 6, 2009, 4:30 pm

Monkey woman bridge is still there .There are a row of new house right next to the road…Almaville rd. then a small paved road goes off into a wooded area. I tried to follow it but a man in one of the houses came outside and waved his arms at me.So I abandoned my adventure. But I think the old metal one lane bridge is still there.

Avery says:

April 16, 2010, 3:28 pm

Funny I have lived in Smyrna for 20 years and nobody has ever talked about this. How long ago was this?

Lee Gault says:

April 24, 2010, 12:34 pm

I am Highland Rim Paranormal in Manchester Tn would love to check the place out with the team any info please email me at

Lee Gault says:

April 24, 2010, 12:36 pm

I am with Highland Rim Paranormal in Manchester Tn myself and the team would love to check it out please email me at if we could

nick caffrey says:

June 5, 2010, 4:38 pm

guys, the site of this place is on almaville road, my grandma lives right across the street from it,
but there is no need to come out here, the grounds of the farm were destroyed and was built into the neighborhood of arlington, 3 huge houses stand exactly were the farm used to be!!

nick caffrey says:

June 5, 2010, 4:44 pm

3066 almaville road is my grand mas house, just pull up and and look a cross the street but also look behind you my grand mas house is also haunted her house stands on the grounds of a battle field/war ground/cemetary/etc.
i live in lavergne but my gm dont!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
come on out a 12 am- 5 am- to see the ghosts! also visit monkey womaan bridge
3 roads down! have a errie time!

PLC says:

August 18, 2010, 12:46 am

Just incase anyone is interested, the is a cemetary in Smyrna, I THINK it’s called Maple or something. Anyway, it is in the middle of Smyrna just past the rotary soccer park. My family and I went one night with a digital recorder. We were talking and asking questions. My daughter walked on a different path than us and suddenly came running back. On the middle of the road (not near any trees or anything) we watched scrathes form on her upper arm. When we got home, we listened to the recorder. As we were walking past a fresh grave, on the recorder we heard other voices. It was really cool.

nick caffrey says:

August 24, 2010, 5:22 pm

hey guys ,
this is solved there is no thing about this!!!! solved there ya go

Redneck mamma says:

August 25, 2010, 12:44 pm

I live in smyrna i know of this home why dont we taulck about stonesriver

WOLFEEDEE529 says:

August 25, 2010, 1:54 pm

What about stonesriver do you want to talk about i know there is alot of pass here but most of the stonesriver area where the war took part is owned by the battlefield an your not going to get in there at night unless you pay one of the people that works there to take you on a night tour unless your willing to take a chance on getting busted for tresspassing but there is a book out there that has the top ten places haunted in tenn an the battlefield is on there….

TACO says:

October 1, 2010, 1:05 pm

u ppl r all freaks!!!! if u think tht story is scary u r pussys!!!!!! hell i aint scared of no ghosts !!!! hehhehehehehehahahahah I am 1 mofos!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂

mrs romand says:

March 8, 2011, 12:24 am

the stroy is true it is in 2 ghost stories books one is called classic ghost stories and one called haund houes. and i read the stories so thair.

Rhonda says:

April 9, 2011, 7:10 pm

I am a historic fanatic and have been working on a short history of Smyrna TN. In looking up families and areas of interest, I have come across many family cemeteries as well as stories of hauntings. I’ve also worked with a small group of individuals who have traveled the areas looking into paranormal activities. I’ve had numerous occurrences on the Monkey Woman bridge, Stones River National Battlefield, Fate Sanders, the farm house area (prior to 1991), and the Sam Davis Home. The worst places of hauntings have been documented along Murfreesboro square in the courthouses as well as the houses that have been around since before the civil war. Not to mention the cemetery near the old Murfreesboro hospital. My next project, once I am done with the Smyrna history, is a book of hauntings in the Rutherford County area.

Mu says:

April 16, 2011, 12:27 pm

I lived in Smyrna at one time and in Rutherford county most of my life, but this is the first time I heard of this story. Interesting. I also think they should put Stones River Battlefield in the Tennessee section here. I always heard stuff about the soldiers and other ghosts out there.

Mike says:

February 3, 2012, 5:36 pm

It is located on the left at the intersection of Sam ridely and Blair rd. I would recommend walking up the drive way, for it is rather steep. Not to mention the house is private property and the family of the doctor own it so of you get caught they will ask you to leave. I went up there one night with a friend. The house is very aged no maintenance and is missing the front door.

Nick Caffrey says:

June 6, 2012, 10:48 pm

After a while , I have decided to take a look at my ghost story…
Yes! I wrote this story! it is 99.9% true! My grandmother still lives across the street! we haven’t heard from any people who lived in the house , But i do know that there hasn’t been a steady living family in the house for a fairly long time! since the farm is not there it destroys the fun.
People have tried to come bye and tour ,But people never can! And weird thing is there was a death caused by illness in one of the houses closest to the lot of the farm. I will keep you posted , Its been a while 🙂

Aleah says:

July 13, 2012, 7:44 pm

I live in Smyrna,Tn and really want to know where this place is please respond!!!

Aimee says:

March 2, 2013, 1:27 am

I used to live near this farm in the apartment complex on Mason Tucker, never heard of this haunting. Even talked to the owner of the place at the time himself. However there is a cemetery beyond the tree line next to this farm where there has been some reported activity from an old slave burial ground.

Dan says:

June 6, 2013, 11:28 pm


dan crist says:

June 6, 2013, 11:30 pm,I live in Lebanon,tn

nick says:

June 8, 2013, 11:46 pm

the house is no longer there , but the land is and pretty spooky at night
the address is 892 rock springs road.

the other location , (unknown which one.)the neighborhood arlington on almaville road sits on the grounds of the old farm , the land was sold in the 90’s.
either way these are both spooky

Karen says:

October 19, 2013, 5:39 pm

Ok me and 2 other people just road through Mason Tucker Dr from one end to the other 3 times and never saw it….wtf is it????

Al Hume says:

March 29, 2016, 3:13 pm

Is there any way I can make arrangements to visit the old farm house and the bridge. Do you have an enormous stone fireplace? 1-423-259-1000

Michael says:

September 26, 2016, 3:31 am

I would like to stay a weekend at the farmhouse to see with my Own two eyes if it is possible

Kathy says:

February 14, 2017, 11:51 pm

Some here say:take a picture. Ghosts don’t show up in pictures, do they? I’ve been a Lady Truckdriver for 7 years recently, across America. Believe me: Ghosts ARE real. Spirits DO live among us. I KNOW what I saw, and heard. No mistaking it. Civil War Battlefields are VERY haunted!

Muzix38 says:

April 22, 2017, 2:17 pm

Gettysburgh is in PENNSYLVANIA! Not Tennessee and NOT Virginia man yall need a history and Geography lesson!

Lynn says:

August 8, 2017, 10:57 am

I moved here recently and was told the story of the monkey woman bridge. I drive over the new bridge nearly every day. She said that before the area was developed and the road rerouted, people would gather there to pray frequently in hopes of making this spirit go away. She said the house built closest to this area was frequently resold that the current residents, she said thought were two men that were romantic partners. Also that some large dog would frequent the property and belonged to none of the owners. I am not from here and can’t verify anything that happened in the past. However, in the spring this year, one of the guys came back and murdered the other guy. Very sad. The whole street was blocked off. The property is now for sale. Several acres.and it is still for sale. Perhaps it’s over priced, but land is hot around here right now both residential and commercial. I don’t know for certain anything regarding this except the recent murder and property for sale. All of the stories regarding it I heard 2 years ago from a local. Very sad.

Nicole says:

August 25, 2017, 9:01 pm

I know exactly where the farmhouse is.. Been there seen it first hand. It is on Lamar Rd. My father lived on the property when I was in my teens. It is private property. There use to be old cabinsvthat still stood on the property as well.

Adrianne says:

February 16, 2018, 11:27 am

I am nearly 70 and have lived in Smyrna all my life so l am quite familiar with the legend of monkey woman bridge. I currently live down Stewart’s Creek from the bridge site. I have heard blood
curdling screaming late at night that sounded like the squeal of a witch along the creek but blew it off as a bob cat. Then one night l was sitting on the creek bank and heard a small spash. Blew that off as one of the otters or beavers. Within a few minutes l heard a larger splash. It wasn’t the sound the beavers make when they slap their tails on top of the water either. It sounded like someone throwing something in the water. Then shortly after that l heard a splash that sounded like someone had thrown a boulder in the water. It sounded like someone doing a canon ball and my mind went straight to the monkey woman legend. Needless to say, l ran back to the house a little shacken. Oh yes, when they rebuilt the bridge the old bridge was moved to Canonsburg in Murfreesboro where it still rests today. You can still see the old bridge’s rock supports under the existing bridge.

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