Ever heard of the ghost bride of Roan Mountain? I have a picture of her taken about 15 years ago hanging on our office wall. East TN ghost tours/paranormal technology.|
Submitted by Kathy
Categories: mountain, bride, office
After the Civil War in 1870 in Mitchell County, there lived a lady by the name of Judges Cook. Ever since she was a little girl it was said that Judy had a special gift. She had the ability to sense when danger was present through premonitions. One morning Judy's two sisters were planning on taking a trip by foot across Roan Mountain to visit relatives in Carter County Tennessee. One of the sisters, Harriet would take spells where she would fall dreadfully ill for days especially when she was physically exerted. She had just recovered from such a malady. The sisters fearing bad weather and another bout of sickness from Harriet did not want to postpone their trip any longer. As Jane and Harriet started to depart, Judy had a premonition. She saw something so bad that she refused to talk about it. She tried to warn her sisters not to go on the trip, but they would not listen saying that Harriet felt fine, and they did not want to cancel.
After her sisters left, Judy was tormented by a nagging feeling. There was nothing she could do however. The trip across Roan Mountain into Tennessee was uneventful and went smoothly. After two days the sisters began to walk back. In just a few hours into the trek Harriet began to run a high fever and to shake and vomit. They were at the bottom of the tallest peak between them and home. Jane thought of what Judy had tried to tell them when they left. Clouds covered the skies, and the weather grew ominous. They finally reached the summit of Roan Mountain at nightfall. Harriet could go no further. She collapsed under a tree and was unconscious. Jane unable to build a fire tried to keep her warm during the night and in the morning hurried down the mountain for help. She told a farmer who hitched up his horses and went back up the mountain after Harriet with Jane in tow. Meanwhile Judy who was worried sick sent a search party out to find the two girls. They ran into the farmer with his wagon, Jane and the extremely ill Harriet. They got Harriet home, but in a short time she passed. Today in memoriam of Jane's plight on the mountain caring for her sister, one of the three tallest peaks of Roan Mountain is called Jane's Bald.
Submitted by Kay |
Categories: war, wagon, mountain, farmer, horses
I stayed at the duplex house on Heaton Creek once and saw many strange things. If anyone has any stories please share about it.
Submitted by Man
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