So I had a few free hours last night, and not being one to sit around in the hotel, I decided to go on a Nashville ghost tour. I’m so glad I did. The weather was beautiful (a drastic change from Detroit lately), the guide was nice and funny, and I learned a lot about the history of the city!
I did not drape string lights over my hoodie, but wouldn’t it have been cool if I did? Everyone would have been so impressed.
Here are a few Nashville facts (that I didn’t fact check but the guide told me, so I’m just repeating them because I’m assuming they’re true):
-All green colored busses in Nashville are free! You can ride them anywhere and they are electric.
-Nashville is one of the cheapest cities to live, and also one of the fastest growing.
-Homeless people are treated extremely well, given free food, bus rides, showers, the only thing they don’t really have is a house. I mean I’m not saying it’s an easy life or anything, but compared to how other cities treat their homeless it seems Nashville is way ahead.
-Nashville has the most car accidents, with an average of 3 fatalities a day.
-Young people list Nashville as the number one travel destination in the world. Nashville is the only US city that made the list and above Paris and London (I forgot which study she got this from but it seemed pretty legit, like a travel source or something).
-Nashville is the number one destination for Bachelor and Bachelorette parties for some odd reason. I had a hard time wrapping my head around that one. I guess maybe because so many young people are coming here and they’re all getting married?
-Lots of murders happened in the city back when like Andrew Jackson was president. I’m sure there are still murders today but it seems like most people kill each other through vehicular manslaughter than anything else. I already hate driving so going back to the hotel with that fact in my mind was pretty unnerving.
Back at the Hotel
I’m really glad I went and I had an amazing time. I should sleep but I have a meeting today. I find that I function best on 3 hours of sleep and a series of anxiety attacks about ghosts. If you’re wondering if I believe in ghosts, I guess the answer is…maybe? I don’t really know. I wouldn’t rule it out. I’m willing to do more research and/or go on more tours to further explore the topic! I always enjoy watching scary ghost movies with friends. I always have a hard time sleeping that night, but I don’t know if that’s because of the movie or because of my ever-present insomnia.
Do you believe in ghosts? Why or why not? Let me know!