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How you can get into the Halloween spirit in East Tennessee

It’s time to start planning costumes, carving pumpkins, breaking out the scary movies and stocking up on candy.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — It’s spooky season!

That means it’s time to start planning costumes, carving pumpkins, breaking out the scary movies and stocking up on candy.

While everyone celebrates Halloween differently, we wanted to compile some stories unique to East Tennessee to get into the scary spirit.

Want to hear some tales about the haints in these hollers?

Paranormal tours: 

Brushy Mountain State Pen in Petros

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Haunted Knoxville Ghost Tours hosts public and private events throughout the week. Hours and additional details are available on its website.

Mysterious Mansion calls itself "Gatlinburg's most haunted attraction." It's open year-round but hosts special events every year for Halloween. It is located at 424 River Road, Gatlinburg.

Historic Scott County Jail in Huntsville offers a true crime center, daytime tours, a paranormal research center, an escape room and guided ghost tours.

Ghost stories from the Bijou Theatre:

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Do ghosts like bowling?

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Do ghosts hang out at a cemetery near a parking garage?

RELATED: Knoxville ghost hunter explores downtown cemetery

How a train station became a "makeshift morgue":

RELATED: Ghost hunter says Knoxville train station is haunted

Living in a real haunted house:

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Want to learn about some of East Tennessee's oddities?

The creation of the Body Farm:

RELATED: The Body Farm: How 3 obscure acres became a world-class research center for the science of death

East Tennessee's historic places that have been left behind:

RELATED: Explore Tennessee's Abandoned Places

Making a horror movie in the Smokies:

RELATED: Pigeon Forge production company creates horror film set in Great Smoky Mountains

Ghost towns:

RELATED: Tennessee full of abandoned ghost towns to 'discover'

What are the Brown Mountain Lights?

RELATED: A mystery in the mountains: Looking for the Brown Mountain Lights

Why do we like being scared?

RELATED: Why do thrill-seekers enjoy being scared?

Want to have some autumn fun? 

Fall activities: 

RELATED: It's fall y'all! Here are East Tennessee's autumn activities

Fall foliage in the Smokies:

RELATED: Popular places to see fall foliage in the Great Smoky Mountains

Fall foliage in the rest of East Tennessee:

RELATED: Where to see fall foliage near you in East Tennessee


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