Ryan of Robinhood Road
Greeneville is a quaint small town in East Tennessee, and is most well known as the home of former President Andrew Johnson, who served from 1865-1869. It is also home to a most unusual spirit which haunts Robinhood Road, which stretches for only about a quarter of a mile in Greeneville.
According to legend, a girl named Ryan was murdered in her own home on Robinhood Road. No one seems to know which house it occurred in. Indeed, no one knows the details behind the murder, and no one was ever tried. Some say that the girl was murdered by her parents, other that she was murdered by an intruder to the house. Of course, there's also the possibility that this is simply an urban legend which never happened, but we won't devote much time to that.
Today, it is said that the ghost of Ryan wants justice for her murder. People claim to see her walking up and down the street, occasionally even approaching pedestrians or walking out in front of cars. She harms no one, and is only wanting to help someone uncover the truth, discover her remains, and bring her killer to justice. But since she can't communicate with the living, it's almost impossible for her to do so.
It's not known which house she was killed it, but it's said that her remains are buried in the basement of the house. The lights are said to flash off and on in this house when no one is home, and windows open and close. Since her family moved away long ago, the person living there now is totally unaware of these events.
Perhaps someday, Ryan's remains will be found, and her killer brought to justice. Until then, Ryan will roam Robinhood Road, searching for help.
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