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The Fickleness of Phantoms—Rippavilla Plantation

Rippavilla plantation 5700 main street spring hill, tennessee.

N.B. This post was edited and revised 13 May 2019.

Phantoms and ghosts are very fickle things. Like birding for a rare species, it’s very difficult to find them even in their natural habitat. I was contemplating all of this as I sat alone in a bedroom at Rippavilla around 2:30 AM, towards the end of my first, formal paranormal investigation.

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As Nashville, Tennessee sprawls its fingers outwards, it’s beginning to take over middle Tennessee. Small towns like Franklin and Spring Hill have been caught up in the web of development as these charming, and once rural towns are paved over with asphalt and chain businesses. Franklin, just north of Spring Hill and closer to Nashville, has only in recent decades begun fighting back and working to preserve its historic and battle-scarred heart.

Middle Tennessee was one of the areas that saw the brunt of fighting during the Civil War. As the last state to join the waltz of the Confederacy, Nashville became an immediate target for the Union and was the first state capitol to fall into their hands. Those cities and towns south of Nashville—Franklin, Spring Hill and Columbia, among them—were captured and held by armies of both sides during this turbulent period. After Sherman’s capture of Atlanta, far south, the Confederates under General Hood—who had lost Atlanta—attempted to capture Nashville and redeem themselves in the eyes of the Confederates.

Spring Hill and its surrounding estates had seen an influx of Confederate wounded into the small town. Many of the homes—including Rippavilla—had been requisitioned for use as hospitals. According to my guides in the house, the house had seen a smallpox epidemic among the wounded in 1862. During Hood’s Nashville campaign, wounded soldiers once again began to pour in followed by a series of generals, including Hood himself. During the fighting here in Spring Hill, Rippavilla’s fields were the scene of fighting.

Spring Hill saw battle the day before the Battle of Franklin in 1864. While not a major battle, it did leave a few hundred dead or wounded on both sides. Spring Hill was just a stepping-stone in Confederate General Hood’s attempt to dislodge the Union army from Nashville. As the fighting edged on towards Christmas, hope for the Confederacy faltered. Sherman held Atlanta and was marching to the sea destroying much in his path to Savannah, while Hood was defeated at Nashville and routed to Tupelo, Mississippi.

Part of that battle was fought on the grounds of Rippavilla Plantation, just south of town and like so many buildings throughout the South, the house was used as a hospital. This house has many layers of history, each leaving spirits within the house. One source reports spirits from Native Americans, through the Civil War and a smallpox epidemic during that era through to the 20 th century, when rumors indicate the house may have seen use as a brothel.

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The home is very similar to a number of other remaining plantation homes in the area in its brick construction and Greek Revival design. The columns, however, show the influence of Egyptian Revival design with capitals depicting papyrus but with the addition of the Greek-style acanthus leaf. This adds a unique touch. Apparently, while the exterior of the home has not changed much, the interior has changed greatly. Downtown Nashville’s First Presbyterian Church—now a National Historic Landmark—features Egyptian Revival elements, one must wonder if there’s a connection.

Visitors being shown inside will encounter a dramatic, sweeping staircase that splits at the landing to rise to the second floor. This feature was added in the early 20 th century to replace the smaller, less dramatic staircase. Electricity, plumbing and air conditioning were installed in the house as well as bathrooms.

The home was built by Nathaniel Cheairs, a wealthy cotton planter. It was modeled on Ferguson Hall—the nearby home of his brother, Martin. Work was begun in 1851 and it took four years to complete. The large kitchen building behind the house was completed first and the family lived there until the mansion was finished. Legend holds that the mansion’s walls were pulled down three times to correct Nathaniel’s perceived deficiencies in the masonry.

Rippavilla flourished along with other nearby plantations owned by Cheairs, and by 1860, the census reports some 75 slaves working the estate. Though, with the coming war, all that would be swept away.

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Many have automatically assumed that I’m a paranormal investigator. That’s not really the case. I consider myself a writer and researcher—more adept at sussing out information and presenting it in a palatable form—as opposed to an investigator tramping through historic places with loads of technology. I can say, that I’m very much a Luddite. Not that I reject technology, but I do grow weary of having to keep up with it.

This brings me to sitting alone in a bedroom at Rippavilla Plantation last weekend as the clock neared 3 AM. We’d been told to pick a room and then just sit for a little while and see what happens. Always being the “different” one, I chose the room that a number of people didn’t “like.” One of the volunteers helping with the investigation had told me that she could not enter this particular room. If she did, she’d usually end up having an emotional reaction.

This bedroom, in particular, had been used as a surgery. Blood stains on the floor attested to that fact. A military style bed had been installed in the room with soldier’s accoutrements sitting upon and around it. I found a single chair within in the room next to the door leading into the next bedroom. Through the door I could see the door of another bedroom, one that had bloodstains from a more recent murder still staining the floor.

All of this did make me uncomfortable. Glancing at the floor around my chair I did see about five drops of something staining the floor. My active imagination envisioned these drops possibly dripping from a surgeon’s knife or a spurting artery as a soldier writhed in pain. In fact, I had nothing to indicate it was actually even blood.

Still, sitting in this room, I found it hard to imagine the air filled with moans and cries, as it would have been during the war. Though, it seems that other, far more sensitive souls had had experiences in this room. Earlier in the evening, as I was awaiting the start of the investigation, a volunteer who had been working in the house that weekend began to report the smell of tobacco in that room along with the smell of an astringent—possibly witch hazel. She’d been one of the first people in the house that morning when it was discovered that the antique dresses so carefully laid on the beds had been moved.

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The senses can play tricks on you. At various times through the night, I was convinced that I saw things, but realized my eyes were fooling me. At times I may have heard things, but I was listening so hard my brain could have simply misinterpreted other, more common, sounds. For these reasons it is imperative for ghost hunters to obtain clear evidence and that exists for Rippavilla. During previous investigations, many Class A EVPs have been captured that point to the conclusion that this house is active. A haunting photograph with a couple of possible spiritual images and video of some type of phenomena that was captured on three different cameras also exists.

The investigation’s leader suggested that the site was very quiet that night. A fair had been held on the grounds of the house and many visitors had passed through the house in the days leading up to the investigation. Perhaps the spirits were resting?

The highlight of the evening took place in a small, modern building at the back of the property. Built on part of the battlefield, this structure is used for various meetings and consists of a large room with restrooms and a small kitchen. The entire group of investigators was seated in this room around an empty chair with a ball on it. Dudley Pitts, the lead investigator, encouraged the spirits to move the ball and we waited in earnest for something to happen. Mr. Pitts spoke up again, saying that if the ball moved, we would all leave. Not two seconds after he said that, a very small, male voice was heard from a side of the room where no one was sitting. The voice asked, “All of you?” A gasp went up among the group and, as promised, we made a quick exit.

As the group I was with concluded their first investigation of the second floor I walked through two of the bedrooms: the nursery and the master bedroom. We left the upstairs in the dark. We had not turned on any lights during the time we were up there. We returned to the kitchen and no one else was in the house. We returned to the upstairs about 15 minutes later to discover that lamps in both rooms were on. The lead investigator turned off the lamp in the master bedroom and then as he approached the lamp in the nursery it turned itself off. Were the spirits saying hello?

The evidence is still being reviewed. Personally, the experience was really wonderful. Though, in the words of one of the investigators, a paranormal investigation “is 7 hours of waiting and 60 seconds of a thrill.” To spend time in such a marvelous historic home, quietly contemplating darkened rooms is actually marvelous. Especially in today’s hyper world of fast technology, instant gratification and even quick tours of historic tours, the experience of sitting and listening and imagining is often lost.

This investigation at Rippavilla lead by Dudley Pitts of Innovative Paranormal Research (IPR) and resident paranormal investigator is held monthly. I’d like to thank Mr. Pitts and the investigators for their help and leadership during the investigation and especially Laura Bentley and Lisa Webber for their kindness. For further information, contact Rippavilla Plantation on their website or through their FaceBook page, “Whispers of the Past.”

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One Reply to “The Fickleness of Phantoms—Rippavilla Plantation”

Congratulations on your first investigation–hope you had a wonderful time! Personally, I really enjoy investigating, but I do still strongly prefer documenting the stories and researching the history as opposed to fiddling with a bunch of gadgets, lol. Anyway, what a really cool place! I've been wanting to investigate a location with alleged blood stains still visible so I can experiment a little with at least one type of technology technology….I've been itching to break out the Luminol!

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Wow, what a great learning opportunity. Bella was our guide; she may be young but wise in her... read more

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Fabulous tour of a fabulous house! It's 10,000 square feet! While it is still being renovated... read more

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I spent several days investigating this location for paranormal activity and I can tell you without question, there is plenty to go around. The slave cabin, the school house, the cemetery, the soldiers cabin, the barn and the Excel building all offer experiences along with the mansion itself. If possible, ask for Dudley Pitts to guide your tour! He is AMAZING!

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This was an incredible tour of an antebellum plantation home and grounds. Our docent, Janet, was one of the best guides I have ever encountered. Her enthusiasm and attention to every detail of the home and it's history was awesome. It was amazing that family members had kept so many items that were returned to the home and help to tell it's story. My greatest admiration goes to the people who work to preserve these pieces of the past.

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What a wonderful piece of history! My wife and I are still in awe. I knew about the place from a friend, so we had a little preview of what to expect. It is, in a word, "amazing." The original furnishings are stunning and have to be seen to be appreciated.

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Several of us went for a girls weekend to Nashville, and we went to the Rippavilla Plantation as a last minute thought. We were SO glad that we went. The mansion is beautiful and the whole place is full of history from prior to the civil war until the 1920's. Our tour guide, Tyler, was super!. He was very knowledgeable and accommodating. He encouraged questions and went out of his way to make our tour a memorable adventure. It was very much worth the trip down from Nashville!

My husband and I took a wrong turn and found this jewel by accident. We have toured many antebellum homes and love all the history that goes with them. This one is beautiful in its own category but what made our visit so special was the tour guide and her coworker. Both were very friendly and our guide went above and beyond her duty to make our visit awesome. She was very very knowledgeable and we were the last tour of the day so it was just my husband and me so we asked a zillion questions. We never felt rushed. It was as if a dear friend was our tour guide. We explored the home and grounds and I’m begging my husband to go back when sugar maple changes colors soon. A special thanks to our tour guide. (Her son is in the service) If you enjoy southern heritage and the history of what so many of these homes went through during the war and the families that endured, this is the place for you. Hope you enjoy your visit as much as we did. Very impressive for a wrong turn accidental find😊

I've waited too long to do this and have forgotten our tour guide's name. I remember the cat in the gift shop named Kyle, but for the life of me cannot think of our fabulous tour guide's name. We were in the area and had a block of time so just picked Rippaville. That turned out to be a great decision. The tour of the Plantation and house was very informative. The house has original pieces and a great history. We learned quite a bit during our tour. We enjoyed the gift shop and chatting with our tour guide.

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Tennessee Antebellum Trail Ghost Tour

The Tennessee Antebellum Trail is a 90 mile looped trail of Antebellum plantation homes, beautiful small towns, Civil War battlefields and Confederate Army cemeteries in the heart of Tennessee. The Tennessee Antebellum Trail Ghost Tour is a sample itinerary to help you plan your trip and guide you on your way.

Although, there is no set itinerary for the Tennessee Antebellum Trail – you tour at your own leisure – this is a sample trip planner for visitors that are looking for a more exciting – or should we say – more ghostly adventure.

Sample Tennessee Antebellum Trail Ghost Tour

Tennessee Antebellum Trail Ghost Tour

If you are spending the night in Nashville, you’ll definitely want to take the Haunted Nashville Walking Tour. Hear tales by candlelight of all the haunted landmarks in and around downtown Nashville. Walk the grounds of the Tennessee State Capital, take a peek in President Polk’s Tomb, hold your breath at the Ryman Auditorium and tread lightly down Printer’s Alley. Hear all the ghostly tales delivered by professional tour guides dressed in historic costumes.

The Haunted Franklin Tour will chill you to the bone. For years visitors have come for the charm and the small town feel of Franklin, not knowing what lies beneath the town’s picturesque Victorian exterior. Tour guides give you a glimpse into Franklin’s spooky past and leave you with an memorable encounter.

Make sure to visit the Lotz House in Franklin, called One of the Most Terrifying Places in America by the Travel Channel and it’s a place you won’t soon forget.

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Renowned tour guide Laura Bentley hosts the Rippavilla Ghost Tour. The tour begins at 7 p.m. Saturday night and ends at 3 a.m. early Sunday morning. While on the tour, guests conduct paranormal investigations of the Rippavilla mansion, the basement of the mansion, the old barn, the Freeman’s Bureau School House, the Cheairs family cemetery and the slave cemeteries.

The Columbia Ghost Tour is conducted by costumed guides that take you on a walking ghost tour of downtown Columbia, Tennessee. Visit over a dozen of Columbia’s haunted sites and listen to all the shocking stories associated with the town and Maury County. You’ll come away baffled and shaken by these terrifying tales of yesteryear.

Middle Tennessee Ghost Tours

There are many more middle Tennessee ghost tours for the adventurous traveler. The ones above cater mainly to the Antebellum and Civil War visitors.

Make sure to give yourself ample time when preparing your Tennessee Antebellum Trail Ghost Tour – you can’t do all of these in one day. Please come to Tennessee and stay for at least a week to enjoy these great ghost tours!

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That is a really strange story re: the Nathaniel and Sarah lineage, and offering a bribe for it to continue!!! I'm glad true love won the day. Thanks for the post!

I would have chosen love over money.

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Connie, I agree! Kim, me too! Love should always win over money! <3 Thanks for your comments, ladies! Have a great day!

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These 13 Historic Tennessee Plantations Will Send You Back in Time

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Wowak wrote: So a couple weeks ago, some friends went to a lame-ass corn maze at the Rippavilla Plantation in Spring Hill TN. The Plantation has a lot of civil war history (General Hood stayed there the night before he led the Union troops to slaughter in the battle of Franklin) and its reputed to be VERY haunted. Well one of my friends is friends with the caretaker, and we got permission to wander the grounds at around midnight. I took all six of these pictures looking over the fence into the courtyard behind the house: There are two sets of three pictures, both are taken from the same location, the first three are looking towards the back part of the house, the second three are looking towards the building that is now the gift shop. You can see one of the house windows in the first three so you can see they were all taken looking the same way. It was dark as sh1t so I just held up my camera (ok, my droid phone) and fired off three shots as quickly as I could. These are the results: . . This second set is again from the same spot but looking to the left of the first set. Again, just three pics taken in rapid succession: . . The middle picture of that set particularly caught my attention so I pumped up the contrast in photoshop: My friend sent them to the caretaker and his reply was this: FWIW the caretaker guy claims to be on a first name basis with more than one ghost there. He offered to give is the full tour some night.

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Al Blue4.6l wrote: are you guys really seeing something in these pictures? does my work monitor suck that badly?

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Moscow’s urban legends: Ghosts, mutant rats under the Metro

Construction of Fonvizinskaya metro station on the Lyublinsko-Dmitriyevskaya Line in Moscow

Construction of Fonvizinskaya metro station on the Lyublinsko-Dmitriyevskaya Line in Moscow

Among the world's most famous urban legends is about alligators allegedly living in New York City's sewer system. The Russians do not lag behind the Americans in terms of the popular imagination. Some see giant rats in the metro, while others talk about ghosts and the "mutagenic radiation" of the Ostankino television tower.

The mysteries of the metro

When it comes to rumours about the Moscow subway , truth is closely intertwined with fiction. Even officials do not deny that there are classified military and government lines under the capital – the so-called "Metro-2.”

That there are classified military and government lines under the capital – the so-called "Metro-2” – is not denied even by some officials. Photo: Construction of Fonvizinskaya metro station on the Lyublinsko-Dmitriyevskaya Line in Moscow. Source: Vitaliy Belousov/RIA Novosti

Enthusiasts have, however, been unsuccessfully trying to find more accurate information for years. Is there one line there or an entire system? Or is there an underground city for 15,000 people? Typical for an urban legend, there are a thousand versions of this story. They are united by an aura of secrecy and danger.

"It was really scary to hear the sound of tarpaulin boots near the alleged entrance to Metro-2," said Konstantin, one of Moscow’s community of “diggers,” or enthusiasts who explore subterranean bunkers, wells, tunnels and other facilities. "Is it still guarded by the KGB men, or something?"

Another Moscow resident claims her digger friend was allegedly shot at by special services while searching for Metro-2. The difficult-to-verify stories by the diggers about their adventures at the closed facility add to people's curiosity.

"My grandmother told me about Metro-2 in my childhood, and then about mutant rats," recalls Moscow resident Valeria. In the 1990s, tabloids publicized stories about giant rats living in the tunnels.

So could Splinter from " Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles " find company in the Moscow catacombs? "It's all science: Radiation from rocks must cause mutations in rats," says Pavel, also from Moscow. "But they live in technical rooms, so you can't see them."

Skeptics say that the crying comes from late-working employees of the Tunisian embassy: the commissar's house is now occupied by a diplomatic mission. Source: Lori/Legion-Media

On the surface

Not only are the underground bunkers of the Soviet elite shrouded in legend, but also fairly earthly structures, such as the home of Lavrenty Beria, the USSR People's Commissar for State Security and Stalin's right-hand man.

During interrogation in 1953, Beria confessed to abducting and raping dozens of women, but the authenticity of these papers is still being debated (Beria was removed by Khrushchev in a power struggle, and the documents could have been falsified after the execution of this dangerous rival).

But the image of the sadistic Beria was firmly imprinted on the popular mind, and his house in Moscow is surrounded by dark rumours. Allegedly, an invisible car rolls on Malaya Nikitskaya Ulitsa at midnight, with its old motor rumbling. Footsteps are heard, and Beria's ghost comes to his house for violent pleasures: curious pedestrians will soon even hear a woman crying from behind the walls.

Skeptics will say that the crying comes from late-working employees of the Tunisian embassy (the commissar's house is now occupied by a diplomatic mission), but this version is much more boring, even though probably the truth.

Napoleonic soldiers and a 500-year-old witch

It is not only the city centre where legends abound.

Many people believe that hundreds of soldiers from Napoleon’s army were buried in the hills of Peredelkino, a holiday village in the outskirts of Moscow, in 1812. Paranormal enthusiasts imbue the mounds with mystical qualities, believing that electronics go haywire and travellers disappear there.

The 500-year-old witch is believed to have predicted the high-profile murder of well-known TV journalist Vlad Listyev and a fire at Ostankino in 2000. Photo: A lightning over the Ostankino TV tower in Moscow. Source: Denis Murin/RIA Novosti

In reality, however, it is likely that there are no mass graves there.

"After the difficult war with Napoleon, peasants saw its echoes everywhere, so this is an old myth," researchers of the Museum of Moscow told RIR. "In the 19th century, archaeologists excavated Slavic mounds from the 10 th and 11 th centuries. But the inhabitants of the surrounding villages still considered them to be the graves of French soldiers."

The Ostankino neighbourhood, where Europe's highest TV tower is located, is also mythologized. It is allegedly haunted by the ghost of an old woman, who was murdered in the 16 th century. Now she walks around and predicts disasters.

The 500-year-old witch is believed to have predicted the high-profile murder of well-known TV journalist Vlad Listyev and a fire at Ostankino in 2000. Sometimes these stories are complemented by vivid details – for example, the furniture in Listyev's office was allegedly gnawed after his death by animals, mutated by the tower's radiation.

Then there are less bloody rumours: for example, one about a bulldozer embedded by builders in the TV centre's building by mistake. Yana Sidorova, the author of a study about the legends of Ostankino, says the TV centre's staff do not really believe in these sorts of stories, but are quite happy to spread them.

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Where Was Mission: Impossible- Ghost Protocol Filmed?

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The Brad Bird directorial, ‘Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol’ is an action spy movie that serves as the fourth installment in the ‘ Mission Impossible ‘ franchise. The narrative revolves around Ethan Hunt and his team (the IMF), who are wrongfully accused of bombing the Kremlin. To clear their organization’s name and maintain its reputation, they take extreme measures to find the real culprits in a race against time.

As the IMF travels to different places throughout the narrative to prove their innocence, the team is seen in various action-packed sequences set against the backdrop of some exciting locations. Whether it is the sandstorm sequence or the iconic skyscraper scene, the viewers are left wondering about the real-life sites showcased in the espionage film. If you are one such curious soul, you might be interested in what we have to share!

Mission: Impossible- Ghost Protocol Filming Locations

‘Mission: Impossible- Ghost Protocol’ was filmed in the Czech Republic, Canada, the United Arab Emirates, Hungary, India, Russia, and the US- specifically in Prague, British Columbia, Dubai, Budapest, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Moscow, and California. The principal photography for the Tom Cruise -starrer seemingly commenced in late September 2010 and wrapped up in March 2011. Now, let’s get into the specifics of all the locations used for filming the movie!

Prague, Czech Republic

For lensing a majority of the scenes set in Moscow and Budapest, the production team utilized the versatile landscape of Prague, the capital city of the Czech Republic. The Departures Hall of Prague Main Station replaces the Budapest Train station for the opening scene. In addition, the sequence where Hunt and Brandt hide out in the railway yard was filmed in this train station too. It is located in Wilsonova 300/8. The rooftop scene over the Budapest Train station was filmed on the roof of MeetFactory, a contemporary art center located at Ke Sklárně 3213/15 in Prague.

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Located in Hradčany, Prague Castle, specifically the second courtyard, stands in for the interior scenes involving the Kremlin courtyard in Moscow. The hospital scene from where Hunt escapes was taped in the Chili Hostel on Pstrossova 7. It is the Mánesův Most (Mánes Bridge) where the scene of a car falling into the water by a bridge was lensed. While the portions involving the tunnels under the Russian prison were filmed in the Old Sewage Cleaning Station, the prison scenes were shot in a long-closed prison, Mladá Boleslav Prison. Located just 30 miles northeast of Prague, a few street scenes were shot outside the prison.

Vancouver, British Columbia

A large chunk of shooting was further done in Vancouver, a major city located in the Lower Mainland region of the province of British Columbia. Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre was modified to stand in for the Indian city of Bangalore. Not only that but several exterior scenes set in the city of Mumbai were also filmed around the convention center. It is located at 1055 Canada Pl in Vancouver. Some pivotal sequences were recorded on the Canada Place at Burrard Bridge and the Vancouver Block. The final scene where the team meets up was shot in Granville Island in Vancouver, which doubles for Pier 47 in Seattle.

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In addition, the production team traveled east of Vancouver to lense many interior scenes for the action movie in the Canadian Motion Picture Park Studios. The multi-level parking garage of Mumbai was actually constructed over six months in the studio solely for the film. Located at 8085 Glenwood Drive in Burnaby, the studio is home to 18 stages of different sizes, including three mega-stages, smaller insert studios, and a square stage. Moreover, the office building at 10851 Shellbridge Way, south of Vancouver, replaces the Indian office of the Sun Network TV station.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

For filming purposes, the production team of ‘Mission: Impossible- Ghost Protocol’ even traveled all the way to Dubai, a highly developed city in the United Arab Emirates. Even though the construction of the famous Burj Khalifa was not finished at the time of filming, the cast and crew utilized the new floors and taped some terrifying scenes for the movie. The skyscraper is located at 1 Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard in Downtown Dubai.

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You can also spot the undulating Meydan Bridge in the scene’s backdrop following the end of the sandstorm. Moreover, the scene involving Brij Nath’s grand Indian house was filmed in the luxurious hotel Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, situated on Crescent Road in Dubai.

Budapest, Hungary

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The cast and crew then traveled to Budapest to tape a few scenes for the film. The Budapest Keleti Train Station was seen in one of the aerial shots of the capital city of Hungary. Other than that, it is likely that the production team used some other sites as well to get some exterior shots.

Mumbai, India

In April 2011, Tom Cruise’s body double and other cast members were reportedly spotted in South Mumbai. They likely shot some action and outdoor sequences against the backdrop of the city, including a car chase scene. Not just that, the majestic Gateway of India monument is visible in a shot too. Formerly known as Bombay, Mumbai is located on the west coast of India and is considered a financial center.

Other Locations in India

The production team proceeded to other metropolises in South India, including Bangalore and Chennai, to probably film some exterior shots for the movie. The former is the capital city of the Indian state of Karnataka and is also known as Bengaluru, while the latter is the capital city of Tamil Nadu.

Moscow, Russia

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The cast and crew of ‘Mission: Impossible- Ghost Protocol’ possibly went to Moscow too, despite filming most of the sequences featuring the city in Prague. A few exterior shots were seemingly filmed against the backdrop of the actual city to provide more authenticity to the narrative.

California, USA

Some pivotal sequences were recorded in California, especially at Edwards Air Force Base in the Kern and San Bernardino Counties. Moreover, Santa Clarita and San Francisco Bay also serve as the other production locations for the movie in the state.

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    Several of us went for a girls weekend to Nashville, and we went to the Rippavilla Plantation as a last minute thought. We were SO glad that we went. The mansion is beautiful and the whole place is full of history from prior to the civil war until the 1920's. Our tour guide, Tyler, was super!. He was very knowledgeable and accommodating.

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    1 Rippavilla Plantation. 5700 Main Street. Spring Hill, TN 37174. A former plantation, historic house and now a museum, Rippavilla was originally built in 1852 for the Cheairs family. Rippavilla has an intense history of being a working plantation (the family owned about 40 slaves), a makeshift housing area and hospital for both Confederate and ...

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    Rippavilla offers the most in-depth ghost tour of an Old South plantation home. On select Saturday evenings throughout the year, twelve guests get the opportunity to spend an evening conducting a thorough paranormal investigation of the plantation. Renowned tour guide Laura Bentley hosts the Rippavilla Ghost Tour.

  8. Rippavilla Plantation

    Rippavilla Plantation, also known as Meadowbrook and Nathaniel Cheairs House, is a former plantation, historic house and museum, located in Spring Hill, Tennessee. This plantation had been worked by enslaved Black people for many years. It is open to visitors as a historic house museum.

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  19. Rippavilla, Carnton Plantation & Carter House to No Longer Host

    Battle of Franklin Trust, the organization which manages Rippavilla, Carter House, and Carnton Plantation, has announced these historic sites will no longer host concerts and weddings. The change is in effect immediately. The last event in Carnton Plantation's summer concert series, which was scheduled for Sunday, July 31, has been canceled.

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