Truth Seeker: Does she go out walkin’?

Photo by Tom Moore
A jukebox featuring Patsy Cline can be viewed at the new Patsy Cline Museum in Nashville, Tenn.

Photo by Tom Moore A jukebox featuring Patsy Cline can be viewed at the new Patsy Cline Museum in Nashville, Tenn.

When it comes to the paranormal and the unknown one may never know what or where to expect it until it has happened.

I know in my own adventures I have gone to places that sound too good to be true and walk away with not even a story to tell. But there are also times where I end up walking right into an experience that needs to be shared with others. For the past three years I have been doing that for all the readers out there. Some of my experiences may have happened several years ago and some more recent. But here is an experience that recently happened.

While visiting Tennessee on our honeymoon, we visited several attractions in the Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge area. We had visited the shops and seen the burned areas on the hills from the recent forest fires. We even went through the Maze of Mirrors, which I thought was pretty interesting. But after we left there we made our way over to Nashville and visited a few museums and sites. One museum we visited was at 119 Third St. No, not the Johnny Cash Museum which is on the first floor of the building. This is a new museum that had just opened in April on the second floor. This museum is for the country legend Patsy Cline.

I walked slowly around looking at the different pictures, letters and personal items while listening to recordings of Patsy Cline. The songs of “Walking after Midnight” and “Crazy” continued playing the whole time we were there. The whole time I had an audio recorder going hoping to capture an E.V.P. I enjoyed looking at the song titles that were on the old jukebox. But on my way down a hall I found an item that caught my attention. It was a watch that Patsy was wearing on March 5, 1963, when the plane she was in crashed, claiming her life along with three others. It was not just any watch but one that was a gift from her second husband, Charlie Dick. With this item present I must admit I did spend a lot of time in this section.

After we returned back to the lobby I waited until the final customer had gone in the museum before asking the employees if they had experienced any encounters. The one gentleman said he did not believe in that stuff but he did have an experience with the jukebox. He said he had been working one night after the museum closed and everything had been turned off when it began playing her song. Another employee also began to tell me of an experience that he had. He said he had been working the night of the Grand Opening. Everyone had left and he was about to close it down for the night when he began hearing footsteps as if they were walking across the floor in the one hall. Not just any footsteps, but he said it sounded like boots. He then stated that he had no doubt it was Pasty.

After seeing how well this museum was set up and the personal items that they had on display, I, too, began wondering if Patsy Cline comes by to visit once in a while.

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Tom Moore is a founding member of Mid-Ohio Valley Ghost Hunters and has been conducting research for 14 years. He can be reached at tom.movgh@gmail.com.

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