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Graphic by Abigail Potter / MTSU Sidelines  Let me start out by being scarily candid: I do not believe in ghosts. I have never believed in ghosts, and it is possible that I will never believe in ghosts. That being said, I, who has been personally labeled as an avid skeptic by friends and family, …

Graphic by Abigail Potter / MTSU Sidelines  Our managing editor Marissa Gaston sat down with MTSU Professor of Theater Jette Halladay, who not only teaches a popular storytelling class on campus, but is also a founding member of BoroTellers, a local storytelling group made up of about five people. Before Murfreesboro had all the trappings …

Graphic by Abigail Potter / Graphic Design Editor  You hear something go bump in the night, and you panic; fear begins to creep into your mind. “Did I lock the door?” you ask yourself, afraid that an unwelcome intruder found his or her way into your home. Then a more sinister thought invades: what if …

Graphic by Abigail Potter / Graphic Design Editor  Every town or city has their local dentists, hairdressers, firefighters, police officers and postmen. However, in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, where legends and sightings of the supernatural are deeply intertwined with the history of a seemingly average city, residents have a local paranormal investigation organization. Stones River Paranormal, founded …

Graphic by Abigail Potter / MTSU Sidelines  Vibrant banners hang from the ceiling at a small store in the heart of Murfreesboro. The walls display a variety of peaceful herbs, positive scented candles, and enchanted stones. Relaxing music plays softly through the radio to create an easy going environment. The calm and tranquil aroma fills …

Graphic by Abigail Potter / MTSU Sidelines  Many stories around town describing haunted buildings, landmarks and cemeteries depict spirits, ghosts and strange sounds from unknown sources. The story of the “Monkey Woman Bridge” adds a flair of its own: a hybrid monkey and woman who would disturb anyone who spent too much time around a …