"Ghostly Places of Tennessee" featuring J-Adam Smith (Release date: mid Oct 2017)



Haunted Knoxville Ghost Tours and J-Adam Smith aka "The Paranormal Historian" are very excited to be featured in Ghostly Places.  Editor Kevin Slimp with Market Square Publishing Company approached J with the idea of featuring his historical and haunted research of Knoxville TN.  This publication is set to be available for sale thru local book sellers and even  We are grateful for the opportunity to share some of our undisclosed and truly haunted ground zero's.  


Hank's restless spirit by Haunted Knoxville Press

Hank's restless spirit by Haunted Knoxville Press

Some believe the phantom to be the restless spirit of country music legend Hank Williams who rested at the site only hours before he died. The Andrew Johnson Building was a hotel at the time Williams visited in December of 1952. Less than 24hours later ...

Knoxville is one of the most haunted cities in the south

Knoxville is one of the most haunted cities in the south

Smith escorts groups through the haunted areas of the city where he regales his audience with the dark and ghostly history of the city and explains the scientific methodology of his investigations. Occasionally, some of his tour members have sighted or photographed some unexplained phenomenon that appears to be other worldly.

Unfinished Business in Knoxville: Skeletons in Our Closets

May 23, 2015

Bob H Boyd | Investigative Reporter ~ Knoxghost

If you’ve ever watched a horror movie, or flipped past the SyFy channel, you know that the personal baggage we leave behind has always been linked to paranormal activity. You shouldn’t trust everything you see on TV, but, in this case, there is truth in the myth. Many paranormal experts, including our own J. Adam Smith, agree that the kind of energy involved in unfinished human business has strong influence on hard-to-explain occurrences. Places in your everyday routine might be brimming with paranormal energy.

            Locations like this take all shapes and sizes. J. Adam Smith has had experiences in places that housed secret societies, and extensive Mafia activity. However, one of the most intensive paranormal sights he had to discuss was Waverly Hills Sanitarium, native to Kentucky. This building, once home to many mentally troubled and potentially haunted individuals, flows over with unresolved angst and trauma. Smith’s biggest warning about these kinds of sights is that they can reach out and affect your psyche. It’s imperative that you take necessary precautions to defend against these rouge energies. It seems that, when it comes to ghosts, insanity is catching.

            Keep in mind, as you traverse the rich historical and emotional landscape of Knoxville, that you may be sensitive to these traumatic imprints, and that there are ways to defend yourself. These kinds of spiritual sinkholes could be anywhere, and, in a city like ours, might be lying in wait for an empath like you. Paranormal investigators like J. Adam Smith are true fountains of knowledge when it comes to how these energetic warzones manifest in our day-to-day life, but, if one thing is certain, it’s that you should trust your instincts. If it gives you the wiggens, keep moving, and keep your eyes open for sites of unfinished business near you.