Angel Crowns.

Angel Crowns

Clinton, Tennessee

Angel Crowns (aka Death Crowns or Feather Crowns) were an eerie Appalachian phenom. The belief was that if a swirl of feathers was found in the pillow of a person who had just expired on it, that person was already heaven-bound. The Museum of Appalachia has a small display of Angel Crowns from the pillows of dead children.

The display explains these peculiar artifacts: "When a person died, there was sometimes found in their bed pillow a closely and mysteriously woven mass of feathers ... It was called an Angel Crown ... and it indicated that the deceased person ... had gone to heaven ... if such an object was found in the pillow of a sick person, it meant that this person would soon die. In such an instance the crown was called an 'Angel of Death Crown' or simply 'Death Crown'."

Also see: Museum of Appalachia

Museum of Appalachia: Perpetual Motion Machine

Address:
2819 Andersonville Hwy, Clinton, TN
Directions:
I-75 exit 122 (Norris-Clinton). Drive east. The museum is one mile on the left.
Hours:
Daily 9-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
865-494-7680
RA Rates:
Major Fun
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