Flying Saucer Draught Emporium prides itself on having 80 different beers on tap and 120 in bottles. But long before it started serving up drinks to tourists and Nashvillians, it was originally used as a baggage claim area in the Union Station railroad terminal in the early 20th century. It was also where thousands of young men left their families to board a train to fight in World War II.
In 1918, the Great Train Wreck of 1918 occurred at Dutchman’s Curve outside of Nashville. 101 passengers died, and 171 were injured. When the hospitals reached capacity, some of the victims were brought to the baggage area of Union Station which is now The Flying Saucer. Injuries were all over the board from broken burns to fourth-degree burns. Some didn’t make it, and it’s thought that those spirits still reside there today.
Patrons to the Flying Saucer have told stories of being touched or pushed by someone but when they turn around no one is there. In one part of the building silverware and plates will move around on tables and pool sticks have been known to fly across the room.
The Flying Saucer is open 11-midnight every day of the week except Friday and Saturday. It stays open until 2 AM on the weekends.
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