Jonesborough ghost hunters bringing stories to Jonesborough Library

Jonathan Roberts • Oct 14, 2019 at 12:12 PM

Regarded as one of the most haunted towns in America, Jonesborough’s Paranormal Technology Investigations team has no shortage of stories from their investigations in Tennessee’s oldest town.

“There’s just so much down here,” PTI co-founder Robb Phillips said. “When we do the ghost tours, if we told every (story) we knew about the history and the ghost stories down here, we’d probably be out there eight or nine hours.”

And because there’s so much to tell, the Washington County-Jonesborough Library is inviting the PTI team to talk about their experiences, how they do their jobs, and of course, to share some of the best stories from their investigations.

“It’s an honor (to be invited),” Phillips said. “There’s other teams and other people that could’ve been picked, but they picked us (over) everybody and I think a lot of that has to do with our honesty and our accuracy.

“It’s an honor to be chosen for something like this,” he added. “I think it helps people understand that we’re level-headed, and that we’re not just trying to make things up.”

Though they’re well aware some people will never believe in what they do, they’re not worried. For all the skepticism and judgment they hear, hearing other people share their stories — oftentimes stories they haven’t shared with anyone else — makes it all worth it.

“I’ve come to realize that everyone has a story,” PTI investigator Ken Webber said. “But a majority of them don’t like talking about because they don’t want people to look at them different, but when they see us down here, it gives them that opportunity to talk about.

“It’s nice having people come up, and getting to experience their story with them,” Webber said.

Saturday’s event will take place at the Washington County-Jonesborough Library, 200 E. Sabine Drive, at 1 p.m. For more information, call 423-753-1800. 

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