Tennessee Ghost Stories: The Craighead-Jackson House
Often overshadowed by the historic Blount Mansion across the street, you will find the Craighead-Jackson House in Knoxville. The two story Federal-style structure was built for city alderman John Craighead in 1818.
According to local lore, a former servant was making breakfast in the fireplace downstairs when her skirt caught fire. The poor young lady struggled to get her clothes off and was burned alive inside the basement before the blaze could be extinguished.
Today it’s said that the spirit of the scorched servant still roams the halls of the old house. Over the years people have heard heavy footsteps walking though the empty house followed by the thundering sound of doors violently slamming.