A Grand Ole Tragedy
In 1943, the Ryman Auditorium became home to a popular country music radio show, the “Grand Ole Opry.” The show featured up-and-coming country music performers and Nashville local legends.
The show was an immediate success, but a rumor spread throughout the town that turned people away from the broadcast. People started to claim that the venue was cursed as several guests featured on the Grand Ole Opry ended up dead.
Reports suggest that 37 people who appeared on the show died untimely deaths. Some passed away from drug overdoses, car accidents, and even murders. The show ended up changing venues, but the spooky curse didn’t seem to stop.
An Inescapable Fate
The Grand Ole Opry took portions of the stage from the Ryman Auditorium to their new location at the Opryland USA Theme Park. Afterward, there were around 14 accidents at the park resulting in deaths. Is the auditorium to blame for these misfortunes? Well, that remains a mystery.
However, it’s safe to say that there are some eerie vibes in that place that would even make serious skeptics question their beliefs. The rich history of the Ryman Auditorium has made it one of the most infamous locations in Nashville.
Attendees can learn about the different acts and guests that have attended the venue and dig into some of the property’s haunted past.
Haunted Nashville, TN
Whether you’re a tourist or have lived there your entire life, there seems to be an endless amount of fun to have in Nashville. Discover more spooky sights on our Nashville Ghost Tour if you’re looking for a thrill during your time in the Music City.
About US Ghost Adventures
Since 2013, US Ghost Adventures has offered entertaining, historic, and authentic ghost tours of America’s most haunted cities. We deliver fun yet honest accounts of hauntings across the nation for curious people of all ages. Our ghost stories are based on historical research, but that doesn’t mean they won’t send a chill down your spine.
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