The Chilling Tale of Nashville’s Haunted Skyscraper
This Nashville skyscraper has been standing tall since the 1950s, and legend says there's a reason the elevator randomly goes up to the 30th floor.
Nashville is More Than Bachelorette Parties and Country Music
One thing I love about the Tri-State is how close we are to bigger cities. Nashville is only about 3 hours from Evansville, and there is always something going on in Nashville. From being the bachelorette party capital and the home of country music, Nashville is definitely a southern city that always has something fun going on. But there is more than just bachelorette parties and country music in Nashville, there are also plenty of things that go "bump" in the night.
A quick Google search for ghost tours in Nashville will have your internet browser lighting up with results. There are several companies that host ghost tours throughout music city. It would seem the city of Nashville has its fair share of hauntings, but today we're going to talk about one haunted building in particular.
Nashville's Haunted Skyscraper
Nashville's first modern skyscraper was built in the 1950s, stands 409 feet tall, and has 31 stories. The home office of the Life & Casualty Insurance Company, the tower was named the L&C tower. By any standard, it is a normal-looking building that sits in downtown Nashville, but according to SouthernGhostStories.com, there is a chilling reason that the elevators randomly go up to the 30th floor even when they aren't called.
Unfortunately, years ago a tragedy took place in the L&C Tower, the stories vary a bit depending on where you read it, but the basics are a young woman drove from Kentucky to Nashville, entered the L&C Tower, took the elevator up to the 30th floor, and after taking a long look around the observation deck, the young woman tragically jumped to her death.
SouthernGhostStories.com goes on to say that the elevator is said to randomly go to the 30th floor without being called.
Ever since that tragic day the elevator car that the young lady rode in her final moments randomly goes up to the 30th floor. Someone who works in the building told me that is is almost like it’s looking for the passenger that never came back down. The elevator became such a nuisance that repairmen were even called to see if they could fix it. Each time the elevator car was inspected, everything appeared to be in working order.
You can read the full story from Southern Ghost Stories, here.
A Really Important Message
This story is a very heavy one, and I'd like to take this moment to please remind you that if you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, you are not alone, and there is help if you need it. The Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can reach someone by calling anytime at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). You can also use the new 9-8-8 Suicide Emergency Line. If you would prefer, you can chat with someone via message through the Suicide Prevention Lifeline too. You matter, and you deserve help.