Sometimes I Hear You Walk Across The Floor

The title of today’s post comes from lyric in a song written by Loretta Lynn. While she may have written the song about her friend, Patsy Cline, Loretta may have also been inspired by her own haunted house. The famous country singer has a large home in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee that is filled with more than just her family and everyone that visits there seems to encounter at least one of the spirits that now share her home. 

Loretta Lynn moved into her mansion in the 1960s with her husband. Loretta claims to be psychic and to have reached out to several of the spirits on her property. During a seance with friends, Loretta said that they made contact with a spirit by the name of Anderson. Anderson became very angry during the seance and shook the table they were using. The table broke with Anderson slammed it to the floor. One of the original owners was named James Anderson and he was buried on the property. Loretta’s children have claimed to have experiences at the house as they grew up. Loretta’s daughter said that she has seen confederate soldiers in the home often. Loretta’s eldest son has also experienced the confederate soldiers. He was napping in the Brown Room when he woke up to see a soldier trying to steal the boots that her son was wearing. The confederate soldier quickly faded from his view as he realized what was happening. Seeing confederate soldiers in and around the house makes sense seeing as the house was built on the site of a Civil War battle and that there are 18 confederate soldiers buried on the property. 

There is other activity seen and experienced within the house. Loretta has seen a woman dressed in mourning clothes wandering the home and out in the graveyard that is on the property. Loretta thinks that is the spirit of Beula Anderson and that she is looking for baby who died shortly after birth. Record albums that are hanging on the wall always become slightly crooked despite how many times the housekeepers straighten the albums. Lights have be turned on even when the house had no power going to it. Knocking can be heard coming from one of the closet doors. A woman in white has been spotted on the front balcony by several people. Disembodied voices have been heard throughout the property. There have also been claims of chains rattling in the area they call the Slave Pit. 

As you read over the lyrics of This Haunted House, let me know if you think that Loretta’s home may have inspired some of the lyrics. 

I watched you leave that’s how I know you’re gone
But this heart of mine keeps telling me I’m wrong
I see your face before me every night
In this haunted house when I turn off the light

Sometimes I hear you walk across the floor
And my arms reach out to hold you like before
I live for all the things we used to do
In this haunted house I filled with love for you

This haunted house I’m livin’ in is killing me
And the ghost of your love won’t set me free
Each morning finds me crying and alone
In this haunted house we used to call our home
Each morning finds me crying and alone
In this haunted house we used to call our home

A fun little fact about Loretta Lynn and my family is that for my parents’ first date, my dad took my mom to go see Coal Miner’s Daughter. 

I hope y’all have had a chance to listen to the latest episode on Paranormal Housewife Podcast. As of yesterday morning, the episode was made available on all streaming services. In that episode I talk about Blackbeard and his many hauntings as well as the Old Burying Ground in Beaufort, North Carolina. If you have had a chance to listen to it, please let me know what you thought of it. Your feedback is very helpful for future episodes. 

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