Memphis weather has certainly taken a turn to the cool recently, but during See Memphis' tour of the haunted city, the nip you feel in the air may not be something Dave Brown can explain; it may be a phantasm clutching your arm with its icy fingers to carry you away to dark and unknown places.
Memphis history is gorged with incidences of mysterious death, war, murder, and disappearances, so it comes as no surprise that the city is equally thick with sightings of poltergeists. Some of the haunts on the driving tour include the Hunt Phelan home, Victorian Village, the site of the Brinkley Female Academy, and The Orpheum.
At Hunt Phelan in the 1800s, a servant of the house inexplicably died, and a treasure left in his keeping was missing. Reportedly the servant ghost appears to visitors of the home, trying to point mortals to the treasure's burial spot. The Orpheum is home to arguably the city's most famous otherworldly citizen, Mary. The young girl wears a white dress and has been seen many times throughout the theater's years. Seat C-5 is reportedly her favorite. On the tour you also get to go into the Fontaine House in Victorian Village and hear about and maybe even encounter some of the multiple ghosts that are said to continue to dwell there.
See Memphis offers their Haunted Memphis tour with a schedule customizable to the tour group's needs and the price dependant on the size of the group.
See Memphis' Haunted Memphis tour. Through October. Call 525-4617 for more information.