According to legend the old Maddox House in Huntingdon, Tennessee is said to be haunted by the spirit of man named “Big Red” who was friends with a servant in the house in the early 20th century.
Big Red showed up at the stately mansion drunk one night and was ushered away before the lady of the house saw him. After he was escorted out of the home, Red made his way to the railroad tracks and fell asleep. Sadly, the oncoming train couldn’t stop in time and Big Red was in no condition to move.
Ever since the horrific accident, Big Red has been seen around the old house wearing a large overcoat and a hat. He’s also been known to open and slam doors from time to time and occasionally will stomp through the old house at night.
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