Was Confederate Captain Stephen Whitaker, as he handed over signatures,
swords and a war-worn, folded Confederate flag to Union Colonel
George W. Kirk in surrender, enraged or was his soul relieved to
see an end to such a bloody war? Did the two men, brothers of the
same soil, who’d fought under different flags, lock eyes?
What was said? Was there sun or rain? Details are lost to history,
but the facts remain, and it happened in Franklin, North Carolina.
Whose smile or nefarious scowl was the last witnessed by the eyes
of Francis Bullock as she died such a horrible death on a hot July
night 50 years ago? Why does her tombstone remain, rotting away,
with no date to mark her passing, and was it a feeling of abandonment
that kept her spirit walking the halls of her earthly home for decades
after her death? Details fade, but it happened in Franklin, North
Did the ground tremble when thousands of ghostly natives poured
forth from the side of the Nikwasi mound, one of the oldest man-made
structures on the North American Continent, and did their wails
and war cries hush the birds and chill the souls of the awestruck
Cherokee men and woman watching in horror and astonishment? Did
their feet leave prints in the dust of Franklin, North Carolina?
Did an old man in the 1970s, after trading knives and lies on Franklin’s
town square, wipe his snuff-stained chin with his forearm and grin
a toothless grin as he said to eager listeners, “I was there
Mr.; I saw her standing in that field, with these here two eyes,
and she’d been dead 20 years.
The greatest gift anyone can give to themselves or to another is
an experience, something that can’t be stripped away, something
that becomes a part of who we are.
Come experience the history, the mysteries, the myths, legends and
ghosts of Franklin, North Carolina. Whether you choose to be nestled
into a real haunted location for a storytelling event that will
leave you astounded or you choose an after-dark stroll filled with
stories, sights and sounds, Where Shadows Walk, Franklin, North
Carolina’s haunted history tour will be an experience you’ll
Tucked away inside Franklin, North Carolina’s Historical Society
building, at which visible apparitions have been seen and surrounded
by artifacts of Franklin’s storied past, or walking the lonesome
streets and dark alleyways of historic Franklin, North Carolina,
patrons will hear stories of the final surrender of the Civil War
on Franklin’s main street, British and Colonial attacks on
the ancient Cherokee, grizzly, unsolved murders, native myths, legends,
witches, strange beasts, curses, buried treasure and ghosts, many
The where shadows walk team have been featured on the Travel Channel’s
“Weird Travels” and boast actual admittance on the walking
version of the tour to two very haunted locations, Franklin’s
Historical Society building and the Habitat for Humanity building
featured on “Fact or Faked.”
Join us to experience the thrills and chills, and feel the past
come to life where the mist is still rising, the wind still whispers
and the shadows are forever walking in Franklin, North Carolina.
Contact Where Shadows Walk: Franklin's Haunted History Tour at 828-399-0209
or 828-399-0210 or visit www.WhereShadowsWalk.comwww.WhereShadowsWalk.com.