Any good stories about Pressman's hom...

Any good stories about Pressman's home or any other paranormal experiences?

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“Happy (early) easter!!!”

Since: Aug 08

around here

#1 Aug 3, 2008
Hey i was just wondering if anyone had any stories they would like to share about Pressman's home. I'm very interested in ghost stories lol, and always looking for new ones. Thanks for the info.

“Happy (early) easter!!!”

Since: Aug 08

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#2 Aug 3, 2008
Okay is it Pressmans or Pressmen's home, i just noticed i was spelling it wrong. . sorry. .
A Nonny Mouse

Cleveland, TN

#3 Aug 3, 2008
I took a "self-guided tour" of the Trade School bldg in '91...I was alone, yet I had the feeling the whole time I was being watched... On the top floor, there was what must have been a huge auditorium, like 1000 seats or so. The lobby was all pink vareigated East Tennessee marble, & HAD been gorgeous at one time, before the vandals had done their thing..There was a hallway leading to a part of the bldg that was kinda built into the side of the hill, but it was like TOTALLY dark, & my "Spidey-Sense" was telling me to STAY THE H3LL OUT...So I did. Still, the place was FASCINATING...A LOT of the old drafting tables & stuff were still there...But like I said, the whole time I was there, I just KNEW was being watched...
huh

Ringgold, GA

#4 Aug 3, 2008
they do offer ghost walks here in town.......they have made discoveries of some in Mountain star mall, and the old taylor funeral home........Me,,nuh huh i ain't going..........you can, i stay here

“Here I am, entertain me!”

Since: May 08

rogersville

#5 Aug 3, 2008
before Major Berry built Pressmans Home it had quite a colorful history.

I am not sure of the mans name but he lived up on the hill above the old press building and he owned slaves. the slaves had little log houses down below him. The old tales my grandma told about this man were horrible! and when he died he had left written word that he was to be buried up there on the hill standing up so that he could watch over his slaves!

Maybe the ol slave master was the one watching you!!

“We Will Never Understand...”

Since: Jun 08

Rogersville, TN

#6 Aug 3, 2008
That place is creeeepy! I've never been in any of the buildings, but I get a weird feeling every time I drive by there. I would like to take a 'self guided tour' sometime... with someone with me of course. No way in hell I'm going in there by myself lol.

“ I Love you guy's”

Since: Jun 08

Rogersville,Tennessee

#7 Aug 4, 2008
Is anyone allowed to go there and just look around and go into the building's? Who owns's Pressmans Home now?
Mad Hatter

Lebanon, TN

#8 Aug 4, 2008
You can go to the registar of deeds to find out who owns it. There are more than one owner. My husband and I have been through the hotel many years. ago. The roof was rotting and caving in. We went into the big kitchen and felt like we were being watched. The sounds of our footsteps were hallow and had a very eerie sound to them, almost like a reverbation. It felt like someone was behind us. My husband, and I would frequently turn and look over our shoulder at the sounds. We quickly decided to go into the main lobby. It had red carpet and a magnificent staircase. The thing is, we still heard foot steps on the carpet. We continued climbing the stairs and soom found the landing to the individual rooms. The presece of occupants were there as well as odors of cologne. We walked farther down and ended up at a broken down staircase and had to climb on the frame to get out. As it was getting dark I became more afraid and tried to hurry but the feeling of dead weight was on me and I felt that no matter how hard I tried to hurry I just could not make it. My husband was so far ahead of me and when he noticed I was way behind he tried to come for me, he just could not make headway he fell into the pit with the rotton wood over the top then........
Tim Bass

United States

#9 Aug 4, 2008
badbabe wrote:
before Major Berry built Pressmans Home it had quite a colorful history.
I am not sure of the mans name but he lived up on the hill above the old press building and he owned slaves. the slaves had little log houses down below him. The old tales my grandma told about this man were horrible! and when he died he had left written word that he was to be buried up there on the hill standing up so that he could watch over his slaves!
Maybe the ol slave master was the one watching you!!
Is this the buildings You were talking about?http://img50.imageshack. us/my.php?image=ph15ly5.jpg
A Nonny Mouse

Cleveland, TN

#10 Aug 4, 2008
I also went into the Chapel. I'd always heard the lovely tale that there were angels painted in the ceiling in the back of it where the Pulpit was, & one of them was the Major's 'girlfriend's" face. Well, the door to the chapel was broken in, & fallen over into the building, across where the floor had rotted away at the door, I walked in a ways, the red/maroon carpet was about 3" thick, but was quite "spongy' feeling, too. I saw the angels at the back, but really couldn't make out any faces...Since NOBODY knew where I was, & the floor was kinda dubious, I decided to make a rather hasty retreat. I did not have the feeling of being "watched" in there like I did in the trade school building, however. To this day though, I get a feeling of almost infinite SADNESS about every time I go thru there...There was SO much history there that is slowly crumbling away...forgotten. The people who built it, believed in it, lived & died there deserve better than what's happened to the place...My grandparents met there, & courted there...My great-granfather was horsin' around w/Mr Berry once, George L. sassed him, my great-grandad reached down, grabbed George L. by the ankles, swung him around, & dunked his head in a snowdrift.. My grandad played MANY a game of baseball for the PH semi-pro team...So yeah, seeing the place the way it is now IS very sad...
giggles

United States

#12 Aug 4, 2008
when my husband was a teenager, he was walking down the double roads to go home. on the opposite side of the road a lady with a white flowing dress was walking down the road. he called out to her and said hello. she never looked his way she just kept walking looking forward. from that time on, he ran to his house. he always tells this story the same every time. he was scared to death. he never had seen the lady before and did not ever see her again. (he was not drunk either)

“Happy (early) easter!!!”

Since: Aug 08

around here

#13 Aug 6, 2008
A Nonny Mouse wrote:
I took a "self-guided tour" of the Trade School bldg in '91...I was alone, yet I had the feeling the whole time I was being watched... On the top floor, there was what must have been a huge auditorium, like 1000 seats or so. The lobby was all pink vareigated East Tennessee marble, & HAD been gorgeous at one time, before the vandals had done their thing..There was a hallway leading to a part of the bldg that was kinda built into the side of the hill, but it was like TOTALLY dark, & my "Spidey-Sense" was telling me to STAY THE H3LL OUT...So I did. Still, the place was FASCINATING...A LOT of the old drafting tables & stuff were still there...But like I said, the whole time I was there, I just KNEW was being watched...
You are very brave to go in there alone!!! I won't even drive through pressmen's home alone! lol

“Happy (early) easter!!!”

Since: Aug 08

around here

#14 Aug 6, 2008
Yeah it is very sad to see how it looks now, i've never been forunate enough to go through any of the buildings, but i'd love to soo bad! But i wish they would preserve it, and save it from disaster if it isn't already too late.. If they offered tours through the buildings, that people could go in, and charged, i believe they would make alot of money. I'd love to see even half of what everyone has described! It would be so awesome!! Thanks for the replies.
A Nonny Mouse

Cleveland, TN

#15 Aug 6, 2008
Not brave, dear, INCREDIBLY stupid...NOBODY knew where I was or what I was doing...What if I'd gotten hurt, fallen down, or run up on some crackheads-or worse. And I was clearly trespassing-altho I would NEVER bother anything, I was still wandering around where I had no business being.
original

United States

#16 Aug 6, 2008
When my daughter was at Volunteer she took a photograpy class and one of her assignments was a slide show. We came up with the idea of Pressmans home. One Sunday we rode over there and snuck in. We did not go into any of the buildings but we took a lot of pictures from the outsides of most of the buildings. Just like someone said it felt like someone was watching you. When she showed the slides in her class she said that one picture of one of the buildings had a strange white something in the window. Everyone started hollaring ghost. I don't know about that but there was nothing there (no curtains or anything) when we took the pictures. She got an A+ for orginality. The teacher said no one had ever taken pictures of Pressman's home before.
Wondering

Dandridge, TN

#17 Aug 31, 2008
Hello~ Just came across this in a search. Anyone know about visiting the Pressman's Home today? Is it true you will get shot????
Just a thought

Church Hill, VA

#18 Aug 31, 2008
I've seen signs posted near some of those old bldgs. that say trespassers will be shot on sight. I don't know if they would really do that, but I don't think I'll put it to the test.

“Howling at the moon”

Since: Jun 08

Mount Juliet, TN

#19 Sep 1, 2008
I've been to pressman's home didn't stay long either felt like somebody or something was watching me. If you like haunted places go to sensabaugh tunnel you will hear unexplained noises and the kenner house is another place to check out I am also looking for info on davis hollow or davis road I have heard that it is haunted
Pretty Sure

La Vergne, TN

#20 Sep 1, 2008
I'm pretty sure the courthouse is haunted. At least it's filled with transparent county commissioners that float around trying to figure out whats going on since they mostly don't have a clue. They also do a lot of moaning and chain rattling when there is talk of cutting their pay.
local

Gaston, SC

#21 Sep 1, 2008
giggles wrote:
when my husband was a teenager, he was walking down the double roads to go home. on the opposite side of the road a lady with a white flowing dress was walking down the road. he called out to her and said hello. she never looked his way she just kept walking looking forward. from that time on, he ran to his house. he always tells this story the same every time. he was scared to death. he never had seen the lady before and did not ever see her again.(he was not drunk either)
last time i was out that way i seen a horned man walking down the road my neighbor went by there and she heard growling noises

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