Baker Peters Mansion - Real Knoxville Haunt
Baker Peters Mansion, which is now home to the Baker Peters Jazz Club, is rumored to be haunted by Abner Baker, a former resident of the old building. The mansion was built in 1840 and was inhabited by Dr. Baker's family and several wounded Confederate soldiers whom he was helping during the Civil War. When the Union found out about Dr. Baker helping the soldiers, they barged in and demanded the surrender of them. Dr. Baker refused and barricaded himself inside his bedroom, where the Union soldiers shot through the door and killed him. Baker's son Abner then shot and killed the Union informer, Postmaster William Hall, and the postmaster's allies then killed Abner. Abner's ghost has been reported to remain in the mansion and he makes himself known by dropping glasses, turning lights on and off, moving things around and whispering. Some have experienced cold chills and other phenomena. The door that Dr. Baker was shot through is still in the building to this day, along with a photo of Abner's ghost.
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