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His body was never recovered. The second story says that a woman jumped to her death from a train passing over the top of the bridge. Many people have reported hearing cries and moans. Decatur Adams County Cheese factory - This old abandoned cheese factory, has been known for its many unexplained phenomena.
It is said to be guarded by spirits. Many people claim not to be able to spend much time in this area. It is located in the woods just east of the Kuklehan Mansion. Also it is known for its occult activity. Update - Has been torn down and it is rumored that there is much cult activity there. This apparently had opened some kind of door, and now even today, strange and unusual things happen inside the bridge.
Even during the day, while walking through or just visiting the bridge, there is a feeling of oddness. It is said, that the banker went crazy because he always thought someone was after his money and slaughtered his whole family and hung himself. Many people have tried, including people with psychic ability, has been unsuccessful in being on the property. Diamond Hells Gate - This train trestle is host to several strange phenomenon. On some nights, if you stop your car, you can hear the sound of people laughing and screaming, laced with a crashing noise.
Legend states that the sounds echo a past tragedy that involved a train derailment, killing many people. Gravel Pits - In the local gravel pits near the town of Disko a woman clad in purple rags is said to roam the local gravel pits. She has been reported on numerous occasions by local citizens. Ancilla College and Convent - Many people have claimed to see Catholic sisters walking in the basement tunnels underneath the college and the convent.
When followed, the sisters disappear in to thin air or go into the wall. People have reported being pushed or touched in the tunnels when walking by themselves. Doors slam and things will bang or fall in the motherhouse kitchen. Students have seen classroom doors and windows open and close by themselves. Crying Woman's Bridge - It is said that you can hear her crying and calling for her dead child.
The bridge is on a road called Heacock Road ; it is blocked of on both ends. There is a big livestock looking gate ate one end, at the other end, there is a huge dumpster. The road has been taken over with weeds and brush. The story is that a farmer and his young son used to ride up to the fields and the woods to do work, and the young boy would always jump out of the back of the truck when it was going down the road.
So one day the farmer got tired of it and put a chain around the boys waist and hooked it to the truck to keep him from jumping out. While on their way home from the fields the farmer hit a large bump in the road, a bump that is still there to this day, and the boy fell out. The unknowing farmer kept on driving and drug his son all the way back to their house, which is over 2 miles away, behind the truck. If you drive down the road heading west you can not see anything, but if you turn around at the next crossroad and head back east, after you go over the bump, you will see a trail of blood on the road from where the boy was drug behind the truck.
Also the house where they lived is reported to be very haunted, because the story says that the farmer was so disturbed by what he had done that he buried the boy's remains in the basement of the house. Kahler School - haunted by Agnes Kahler , a former teacher at the school, who is buried in a cemetery close to the school. Agnus walks the schools because she loved teaching. Books fly off of shelves, clocks fly off walls, toilets flush by themselves, lockers swing open and shut, doors open and close, and Ms.
Whitcombs room is the most haunted. Whitcomb's room books and clocks and bulletin boards would constantly fall down from hard to reach places. Kahler is still haunted to this day. O'keif, the oldest janitor, has seen creepy things that happened there when he opened in the morning and when he locked up at night.
There is also a little boy that is said the haunt the school although it's not known why he just wanders about aimlessly. The construction worker was hit in the head by a crane when the school was being rebuilt from Dyer Central Highschool to be Kahler Middle School.
There is a stone marker in the Kahler Courtyard in honor of him. The picture of Agnus by the gym has eyes that follow you. It's pretty creepy when you look up and see those lifeless eyes looking at you. Update - the haunted part is not longer there, although they say the new part is built on an Indian burial ground.
Atterbury Job Corps Center - Strange sounds and footsteps have been heard in the different areas of the campus. People have seen yellow glowing eyes in the woods. In the dorm Simon Bolivar there are strange voices in the middle of the night that I have heard. If you look outside at night to Martin Luther King there is a woman walking around with her head in her hand.
This has been identified by me within the three months that I have been there. Also by the Field House to the left of it in the woods there is a man there that is scared because of burn marks and he is holding a bag of blood next to him.
Haunted Farm - It all started when the family moved in. Lights started turning on and off. Radios starting turning on by themselves, and TV channels would change without anyone's hand on the remote. Faces appeared in mirrors, blankets would be pulled off of the bed while people laying there, voices, and a figure was seen standing at the brick entranceway faintly waving. This house is truly haunted, and still unsolved today! It is located on CR. If you turn off of CR. Matthews Mansion - you can hear voices and see strange sightings.
Elnora Cemetery - It is said that there is a glowing tomb there that only glows on certain nights. Joe mini mart - Reported in an abandoned year old house, witnesses have said that in the top right bedroom you can sometimes see a man like apparition in the window.
Mostly strange noises, things moved when you aren't looking and a sighting or two just out of the corner of the eye. Evansville Life Center Southside - This place used to be a Catholic Church and burial hundreds of years ago until one morning on June 8, some construction people came to remodel the church and take all the dead bodies out of the basement of the church.
When they were done around M a really bad storm came at M that same day. On June 8, 10 years later a bad storm came at M and lasted all day and night. People say the storm came because the construction workers woke the dead nuns from their sleep.
Also when I was little I used to go to that church every Sunday and walk around it and it will feel like someone was walking right behind you and watching you. There are also weird squeaky noises when no one is around. The place is now a church, a center for the poor, and there are people who also live there. Eastland Mall - At night when the mall is closed either the original owner or a security guard walks through the mall store to store.
The man was killed there one night by an unknown force while checking to make sure the stores were locked properly and he was found the next day. If you look there late at night you can see him slowly walking through the mall and stores, but if you look away he will disappear.
Haunted School House - The old school out past Dogtown. You go like you are going to Dogtown and drive about 35 to 45 minutes until you come to the gravel road a old school house sets off to the right with graffiti on it. It is said that a man raped and murder two girls in the basement and that man killed a class of students back in the 's.
Supposedly if you stand next to the hole that leads to the basement you can feel cold air. TB Hospital - This is an old abandoned tuberculosis hospital. There are two buildings and an underground tunnel that goes to the cemetery and caretakers house on the other side of the road. Several people have reported sightings of the ghosts of patients who were held there against there will as to not contaminate others.
The property is now privately owned, but students from the nearby university often are caught trespassing on the property. Also known as the Boehne Camp Hospital.
James Dean's Grave - If you go there, there is a spat where there are four trees perfectly trimmed and equal distant from each other. If you time it just right and if you are there around midnight , you just might have the sense, or you might feel, that someone is touching you. There is a dip in Allisonville Road at TH street.
It is called Heady Hollow. How the story goes, there was a schoolhouse the burned down with all of the children inside. Late at night when it is foggy you can see the children standing in the road.
When you see them it is too late to stop. You drive right through them. When you get out of your car no one is there. Old school of Flora - The school has been rotting for over 20 years in the middle of a small town named Flora. Also about a quarter mile behind the school lies an old cemetery full of broken down tombs from the early 20th century. Story goes that the building is home for those buried in graveyard. If you can ever enter the old school which is locked up you can hear talking and things are moved to different places.
Flashes are some times seen when walking b. Bostick Bridge - Supposedly haunted and there have been reports of satanic activity. One visitor went there to discover a pile of about 10 dead squirrels all cut up. The bridge is going to be torn down and rebuilt.
The farther you follow it, the farther it seems to move backwards, away until all at once it vanishes. This bridge has since been torn down and rebuilt. Every year a junior student dies surprisingly, and eventually the student comes back to haunt and be known. One example, not mentioning the name, a girl who died, came back to be remembered. A day after her death, in class, a boy took her original seat and fell off.
To everyone's surprise, they asked him if he was alright. He then replied, in a shocked look, "No, not really. He replied back "I didn't fall, I was pushed. It sits on an old lot full of thick trees off of South Lafayette, or South Hanna. It must have been sitting there for at least 65 or 70 years by now.
The story goes like this: A man had an invalid wife. He started to build a house for her. This house was to be total cement. It was to be white, with large black and white tiles in the foyer, or entry way. It had ramps because she was in a wheel chair. He worked night and day on this house. It was very huge and I think it had 3 stories. But it was totally in white cement. The legend goes, the man's wife died before he could finish it for her.
He was so heartbroken, that he simply left the house sitting unfinished to this day. Now, the ghost of this woman supposedly walks the house at night. People supposedly have seen her with a light, or candle or what ever. If you take it to a road called Griffin and turn right you will come to a valley in the road.
If you stop at the very bottom of the valley and put your car in park a mysterious "force" will pull your vehicle back UP the hill! You can also take Chapman rd. Take that road Auburn rd. It consists of several old houses filled with oak furniture all in the same area. In the main house there is a stairway leading upstairs.
While ascending the stairs while shopping, an apparition of a man with disheveled black hair, heavy 5 o'clock shadow, dirty white undershirt and green work pants appeared at the top of the stairs in an uncontrolled rage. He whipped off his belt and ran down the stairs with his belt raised over his head ready to swing it. As he was running down the stairs he passed right through a shopper leaving an icy chill throughout their body and an extremely unsettled feeling. It has gone out of business and is currently being remodeled.
The 3 houses used to be connected and are now separated. Shortly when song ends, a man in a green plaid kilt makes his appearance by pacing the floors. When he walks by you, you will get a cold eerie feeling. This ghost is known to be friendly. Columbia City - The Haunted Jail, the ghost of a murderer is said to haunt the site of the retired jail. It is now used as a haunted house throughout the Halloween season, and members who work there in the off-season report a lot of paranormal activity.
Noises such as footsteps and scraping along walls are also reported the only thing that runs is the electricity, there is nothing as far as a heating system to be mistaken for the noises.
There is a door that always must remain open if it is shut when you walk away and come back it is always open. Some workers have seen some blurry object touch there hand, and feel something touch their shoulders. Then there is the 3rd floor, there isn't much in there, and some say it's the most haunted part of the jail. There is supposed to be a woman's ashy foot prints on the wall, but there is nothing that could cause ash to be up there. One night one of the workers had set his keys down stairs and took his girlfriend up to the 3rd floor, he had told her not to say abbagail Charles Butler's, the murderer, wide that he murdered three times, though she did.
When they went back down stairs, every light was off and his keys were laying on the floor. Crossroads cemetery - noises and faint moving lights reported. Very strange feeling of being watched when in cemetery around the stone in the tree. The cemetery is located on east side of Bethal Rd. You will come to a cemetery, if you stand in the middle and stay quiet to long you could drop dead. So if you come to this cemetery just run and never look back.
Devil's hollow - On Cedar Canyons Rd. If you look up on the hill to the right you can see what looks to be a chimney stack, however it is just a smoke stack for an out door barbeque at someone's house. There have been police reports and arrests made from cults going up there and sacrificing goats and pigs and various other satanic ceremonies occurring.
If you go there at midnight you're supposed to be able to have a sense that she is still there and haunting. This is stronger if you go there during a full moo n. This old woman would speak to a friend about how there was kids that would break stuff on her property, sneak up to the windows and look in, and overall harass her. They would tell people she was a witch. One night in early 80's these teens set her house on fire and wouldn't let her out of it.
The building stood for a while but now all that stands is the chimney. There was no new house built on her hill. After a few years what was left of the house was caving in and police were down investigating the area so the falling house was tore down and removed but they left the chimney. There is still a police investigation on this. The teens who did this has not been found. Embassy Theater - Several stories and sighting of a maintenance man that use to work there he is still around.
There have been newspaper articles in the Journal Gazette. Many people think that Fort Wayne is haunted because of the ancient burial grounds and just being in old places downtown makes some people feel a presence. Greenlawn Cemetery - Located on Covington Road, it is said at night if you go there you will be able to see orbs. Lakeside Park Neighborhood - The lakeside neighborhood is rumored to once been Indian grounds used for less than pleasant occasions.
Many different residents have reported strange sounds and sights in and around their homes. Lakeside Park was once an amusement park with locks, canals and a dance hall and the area is rich with history before and after the city was settled.
You can still walk around in the old building, and you can feel a very ominous sense all around you. Keep walking around until you come to a staircase leading to the Basement.
The word "Basement" has been covered and people have put up the phrase "The Stairway to Hell" in place. Shine your flashlight down the staircase and you can see the end, but when you start walking down, turn it out. It has to remain out. As you walk down the stairs, it gets colder and colder, and more unsettling, but you can NEVER reach the end.
You can keep walking for a long time and never reach the basement at all. But no matter how long it takes you to walk as far as you dare, when you turn around to go back upstairs, it only takes a fraction of the time to get back to the staircase. One witness reports, ""We walked downstairs for 20 minutes once, and it only took us 3 minutes to get back to the top again.
When we got back to the top, we shined our flashlights down the stairs, and once again, we could see the end. It is very very scary, and it makes no sense whatsoever.
Main Street Bridge - The bridge is just west of Van Buren St - A woman in white is often seen walking across the bridge but disappears when approached. She has been seen many times by many people and her existence has been reported on by local newspapers. North Side High School - Many spirits reside here. First is the spirit of a Chief of the Miami tribe that tried to prevent the city from building on the tribe's burial site. The school mascot is called Chief Mac in his honor.
Second is that of a teenage girl seen in the gym and indoor running track. She is often seen in the morning before school starts. A janitor haunts the basement where he died of a heart attack several years ago. Many janitors have reported seeing him.
Finally, a construction worker haunts the stage area of the auditorium. During the building of the school, it partially collapsed, killing him and injuring many others.
It is a little scary walking the halls alone at night. A magazine covered the stories back in the seventies. Snider High School - It was once said that in the basement of the school there was a swimming pool, once a girl drowned in the pool after some classmates pushed her in. It is said that there are cries of the girl there early in the morning.
Swinger's Grave - There was a girl who was swinging on a swing at Jehl's park by Georgetown off State Street, and her neck got caught in the chain links and she was killed. They say if you swing on any of the swings past midnight you will "fall off" when rather it feels like someone is pushing you off. The old Lutheran Hospital on Fairfield- The 4th floor of the hospital is haunted by a male ghost that pasted away about 55 years ago.
You will see him walk down the hall looking for someone going from room to room. Dr's and nurses as well as others have seen this. Before they closed the old Lutheran Hospital they closed down the south unit on the 4th floor.
Update - If you go looking for the hospital it will not be there anymore because it has been torn down. The University of Saint Francis library - A student hung himself here long ago and has been spotted by students. Many have reported unexplainable "cold spots" in the library and other strange happenings. Haunted Church - this church is supposed to be haunted by a little girl.
A news show had recorded a girl's voice saying "mommy" in the attic. Moody Lane - The story is back in the horse and buggy days, two brothers were out for a ride. One brother fell off and the wheel decapitated him. The light is the lantern of the other brother looking for the head. The brother is with his lantern passing one row at a time in the corn. If you go when the corn is down, you will see a light come towards you. It will move through the row of corn and you can see the light above the corn.
It's slowly moves to the end of the row and back to the start of the row. Then it will move up one more rows. You can watch the light come closer and closer one row at a time.
What you are supposed to do is drive down the lane, turn around and drive back down it, turn your car around, park it and flash your lights three times and then shut them off. Then you will see the light cross the road. Smith Graveyard - A graveyard near Moody Lane is where a man and a woman were killed on opposite sides of the road. And at midnight you supposedly can see the woman crossing the road to see her man. Haunted Railroad - Legend is that if you pour baby powder on your hood and stop right near the train crossing and turn your engine off then start it back up and drive across it you'll come to find children's hand print all over your hood!
You have to go to find out. Sleepy Hollow - if you go over the railroad tracks there will be evil handprints on your car. A kid got killed there too, and every few years, there is a big white cross emitted out of the middle of the stream.
Old Train Trestle - In a young lady was on the bridge contempt on committing suicide. She had come home to find her husband cheating on her. She went to the train trestle, and waited for a train, then ran out in front of it. On foggy nights you can hear her screaming, and see her walking across the bridge. Franklin College - Old Main - Early one morning in the 's a fire destroyed a residence hall and gutted the attic of Old Main, a grand building used for administration offices and classrooms.
A student was hiding in the attic to avoid the fire and was burned to death. Students have reported smelling burning flesh and hearing screams when in the attic during the morning. The smell has even been so bad that classes have been cancelled more than once to avoid it. You're still moving forward in an upright position, but your feet aren't touching the ground. H orse Field - In the late 's a bad storm hit this field like not other this small town has seen.
In this field approx 5 acres across was two beautiful black horses with a black baby colt the only shelter in this field was a giant oak tree in the middle of this field, where the horses ran to immediately when the lighting flashed through the air. Some say they saw 3 lighting bolts come down from the sky and striking each one of the horses dead. Now if you go visit this field when a night storm is brewing.
You can hear 3 horses running across the field to where the old oak tree still stands. And on some nights when the lighting lights up the sky you can see three beautiful black horses standing by the tree. The river then carried his body away.
Many people have reported seeing an old man hanging on to the side of the bride screaming for help when they pass over the bridge. Old East School - There used to be a playground behind the elementary school. A few people have seen the merry-go-round spinning by itself with nobody near it. Some people have even heard the sound of children laughing there. Devil's Dip - This is a large hill, it dips down. At the very bottom of the hill there is a house. It's said that there was a little girl that once lived there and was playing outside late one night, and that she was hit by a car driving fast.
Around midnight if you go really fast down the hill you can see the little girl dressed all in white playing next to the telephone pole. It's directly across from the house. Oakridge cemetery - There is a statue of an angel over the grave of Michael Bashor that is said to cry tears of blood. Boone Hutch Cemetery - A ghostly police officer from the 's sits inside the graveyard along with a blue light.
There is also a cave under the cemetery with a grave near the entrance. People have reported seeing a strange figure standing in the cave when going in. Some witnesses have even reported that bodies will fall out of their caskets into the cave. One other occurrence involves sinister looking dogs with red glowing eyes that chase people to their cars, then disappear. DePauw University - 2 or 3 different night custodians quit their jobs at the old east college, built in , because they swore it was haunted.
Edgelea - if you go and sit by the train tracks in Edgelea at night, you could see ghost of hobos jumping off the train. One lady all ready has seen a ghost of a hobo in her backyard.
This lady has even heard them banging on her back door. Edna Collins Bridge - It is said that sometime in the early 's a little girl would swim in the stream, which the bridge crosses. At the end of the day her parent would drive into the covered bridge, turn off the motor, and honk three times telling the little girl it was time to leave. One day the something had happened to the little girl causing her to drown.
They say that if at night you drive into the bridge, turn off the motor, and honk three times that the little girl will come and get in the car with you. Weston Village - This area of town called " Weston Village " is a housing edition and apartments in the same are that is about a span of five miles. One witness reports seeing what is described as a Cyclops at the foot of her bed.
As well as other sightings. Griffith High School - a young lady hung herself in the girls bathroom next to the auditorium and she still wonders in the bathroom. If you are alone in there you can see her spirit behind you in the mirror. Also at Griffith High School a male student was sitting in the library for study hall and out of no where stood up, grabbed his chest and started gasping for air, then keeled over and died.
Sometimes during evening meetings in the library you'll see a chair pushed on the ground, just like he had pushed it down when he stood up. Reeder Road - A girl named Elizabeth Wilson drowned in a swamp after the car she was riding in went off the road into a swamp. People say that if you drive down the road at night you can see Elizabeth waiting on the side of the road waiting for a ride back to her house down the road. People who claimed to give her a ride back to her house get as far as Ross cemetery before she disappears.
The same cemetery that she was buried in Another story that has been told is it was a cool fall night and a guy and his girlfriend were parked on the side of the road for a little late night make out session. They were all cozy there, when they started hearing a scraping sound on the roof of the car. The boyfriend would tell his girlfriend that its fine, its just the wind. A little more time passes and the scraping starts getting louder and faster. The girl obviously a little uneasy asks that her boyfriend take a look.
So he gives in and says ill just be right back. Its now been a bit, and the scrapping hasn't stopped and the boyfriend hasn't returned. The girl, who is now getting worried about her boyfriend, gets out of the car to have a look. When she gets out of the car, she finds her boyfriend hanging by his belt from the tree.
It's said that on some cool fall nights, especially near Halloween, that you can go there and park your car and here scrapping on the roof. Around solstices and equinox's, if you were to go there that there are various satanic rituals that occur, including sacrifices of animals. Every Halloween the people that live in the house at the end of the road, place an ad in the local paper here, asking that people leave them alone that there are "real" people who live here and do not wish to be bothered.
Bishop Noll Institute - On the second floor, in the A-wing you can hear footsteps and people talking with the whole floor being empty. In the lab rooms, chairs would fall off desks without being pushed. There are 3 know deaths in the school. One in front of the Library where a single stop will be constantly cold.
Second, a freshman drowned in the pool, which is no longer used and closed off, which you can hear laughter from. And third, in the second floor A-wing, a janitor hung himself. Gavit High School - Every night at about midnight. It is said to be people walking around the roof and if you shut the windows the night before some of the windows will be open. If you are inside you can hear metal clinking together and muffled screams, along with orbs and figures walking.
Although some have never seen anything at all and believe that the school is not haunted. Haunted House - This house is located at 36 Detroit St. But not only is the house haunted, the whole block has strange things happen. Things such as cold spots, things touching you, objects being moved or even thrown at you, voices, footsteps, sightings of a doppelganger, and when your in the house you get the feeling that someone is watching even though no one else is around.
Jayme House - There are two bedrooms upstairs. The bedroom to the left The bedroom to the right At around mid-night if you sit quietly you can hear foot steps, sometimes running, laughing, and playing of small children. Stairwell leading to the upstairs bedrooms is also haunted.
A little girl 8 years old. Sightings all over the house. A large number of happenings. Witness' by the numbers. People being lifted of the ground. You can hear people walking around upstairs if no one is there. There have also been sightings seen in the forest behind the mansion. People have seen 2 unknown women working in the background. This usually happens when they are setting up for Reaper's Realm.
Ridge Road - On the road as you enter into Gary, In on Halloween you can see the ghost of a girl who died after running into the Calumet River with her wedding gown on, the weight held her down and drowned her. Her ghost can now be seen. Also the ghost of a girl who got in an accident can be seen there. Robertsdale-Circus Train- In the big top circus was traveling through town.
The train was involved in a crash and all the circus performers aboard the train burned to death. Saint Casimir's School - there is said to be a ghost of a girl and a janitor Wilkinson McCreay Cemetery - Reported to be haunted. Thomas Road - This graveyard has had numerous occurrences including blood, on graves which all date back too mid 's. The ground is always soft no matter the weather, noises from the woods than seem too get closer the longer you stay. Two gigantic rocks which set in front of the path that leads you in are moved in a different spot every time you visit.
Old Haunted House - which is almost gone it is on the only hill in Hanna and on the side with woods and no other houses. It is said that a guy fought off his wife and hung his two twin daughters from the trees.
Then murdered his wife and shot himself. If you go there at night you are supposed to see the guy hanging the ropes from the trees and if you walk the trails in the woods at night you can see him fighting off his wife and dragging his two girls down the hill to the ropes.
Hanover Beach - A preacher drowned while swimming to shore to find help for victims of a sinking riverboat. Usually appears around 2 am when it is real foggy.
We had split up for the purpose of looking for a family members grave, we then turned around to meet up with each other. As we got closer to each other, we suddenly felt nauseated and we felt chilled. We looked at each other and realized we were all experiencing the same sensations. We looked down at the grave in front of us, and it had the name, Benjamin Bennett on it.
The next day we went to the library to see if we could find anything out about this person. We found that he had been a student at Hanover College and had drowned in the Ohio River and that his body was never found. Hanover College - Parker Auditorium has been haunted by the ghost of Dr. Parker, past president of the college. Numerous events have happened over the past 25 years, including sightings, voices, sounds, and missing items. Moved objects attributed to a former student who committed suicide in one of the rooms.
Hanover Nursing Center - Omens happen before one dies, green mist in photo, a balloon bounced into a room, the piano plays and the keys have been seen moving.
On Halloween there was girl who was going to prom with the love of her life. On prom night in the high school gym she was waiting and waiting for her date, it was close to the end of the prom and he still wasn't there.
The girl went into the janitors closet and found some rope. Then the girl went into the bathroom that was right out of the gym doors and hung herself right at the stroke of midnight. Today if you go into the bathroom on Halloween night turn off the lights and at the stroke of midnight look into the mirror and you will see her hanging on the stall door. Hebron Train Depot - around the early 's there was a train station were everyone in Hebron worked. A man about 23 just had a fight with his wife and went to work angry and upset.
McDonalds moved in there. Every night his ghost would the place by throwing things and breaking things. There has never been a thriving business there since.
Hedley Cemetery - Reports of unexplained sounds and feelings of self destruction. McCarthur House - 4 murders took place in the mid 's. White figure that can be seen as sort of running away from the house when you approach. The " Pest " House - This house was a quarantined place to put people during an outbreak of small pox in the early 's. The death rate there was extremely high, and many ghosts are said to still live there.
A local historian reported visiting the house once and being greeted at the front door by a "strange-looking" woman. She told him, without being asked, that no one was home and closed the door. He knocked for several more minutes and was about to leave when the owners pulled in.
Upon relating the story to the owner, they all checked the house thoroughly, and never found her. Several other incidents have also occurred there. The White House - Blood sprayed all over the walls. Names of who have death coming to them, and a bathtub surrounded which looks of blood. Guthrie's body remained undetected for one year before being found, unearthed and reburied in nearby Mt. The hole he was buried in is still open about 4-feet deep near the edge of the woods.
Homes in the nearby area have experienced sightings of a young man with a large, handlebar bushy mustache, doors open and close by themselves, footsteps walking up and down hallways at night, footprints found outside bedroom windows, objects moving by themselves, and ghostly whispers. Also, a tape recorder left on Guthrie's gravestone in Mt. Zion later revealed a faint, haunting man's voice crying, "Help me, God help me, please help me Zion cemetery - The green Lady - in the early 's a young woman was killed on Henryville blue lick road after a terrible car accident and buried in Mt.
Zion cemetery on the same road. Highland High School - Has been haunted for several years. The gym is where the sightings usually take place. People have reported that they have seen a little boy roaming around the gym and sometimes doing laps around the basketball court. They have also heard basketball being bounced. They say that the sounds and the little boy running laps are a kid known by the name of Bob Haymaker.
Bob died one day in gym class when they were playing basketball. The teacher said that he was fine and next time the teacher looked at him, he was lying there dead.
Ever since then, little Bobby Haymaker has haunted the gym of Highland High school. Hitysville Public Library- It is reported that on Oct. The book shelf oddly enough was full of supernatural books. The ghost is said to have remained inside the library which has since been shut down.
On that anniversary night accounts of loud crashing bookshelves have been reported, but no bookshelves remain in the old library. Also accounts of moaning and screams for help, along with unidentified scratching and banging. A very rich family lived there. The oldest child Spencer was a drug addict. Soon he dropped out of school and then he killed his baby sister Mary. Spencer went to jail then he committed suicide a year later. They say if you go around there at night you can hear a little girl running around the house.
Baby's cry - Some people say that if you go to Hobart cemetery and go right by the woods, at midnight you can hear a baby cry. The baby is clearly not alive and is a ghost. Also, if you take pictures you can see orbs all over the place. Forks of the Wabash - The original house belonging to Chief Richardsville has been remodeled by adding a door between the Chief's bedroom and the servant's quarters to facilitate tours of the house.
In the room described as the servant's quarters there was a pillar of icy air that everyone who walked passed through shivered and said, "ooooh There also was a strong sense of being watched.
Sounds and sightings of children and adult ghosts. Unknown origin of the spirits. Huntington College - A women spirit has been seen floating in the hallways of the Physical Education Recreation Center, wearing a long white dress. She is only seen by men.
Toilets have been known to flush and showers turn on with know one in the restrooms and locker rooms. Polk road - it is said that a woman died on the train track and if you go over the tracks that your car will die and she will come and push you off and then she will go down the center of the car and go into somebody and show then how she died and what she went through. And when you leave there will be blood all over your car. Chain grave - A slave owner from the 's beat one of his slaves to death with a logging chain.
The wife of the slave had a local shaman put a curse on the slave owner. The curse was that he would bear the reminder of his murder for eternity. After he was buried, a chain appeared on his tombstone, and every year another link is added. Bethel Cemetery - There are rumors that if you go to the Bethel Cemetery in Hymera at night and go up to the Nathan Hinkle grave and monument a local soldier of the Revolutionary War that died in the war and walk around the monument 3 time and say "Nathan Hinkle", "Nathan Hinkle", "Nathan Hinkle", he will answer you.
Ladywood was entirely run by the Sisters of Providence, a group of nuns devoted to a Catholic education. There is a building on campus, Loretto Hall, the former main building of Ladywood, classes were held on the first floor, physical education in the basement, with student dorms on the second floor, and nun dorms in the attic.
It has been reported many times that at night, after what would be "lights out" for the girls that you can hear and sometimes see a sister walking down the halls in the second floor and candles burning in the attic. Some of the older buildings gone, but some remaining.
Medical Museum on site also reported haunted as it once was the hospital's morgue. Guarded minimally at night. Entrance is on Warman Ave.
A car driven by a drunk driver crashed into the school auditorium killing one of the five girls in the vehicle. Strangely enough, the school's electricity would not work for several weeks after and the entire school smelled like burnt rubber.
Every year, around the time of accident, the electricity still goes out and burnt rubber is smelt. Some people have even reported seeing a young female ghost walking up and down the stairs crying. Joseph 's Old Abandoned Catholic Church - Reports of seeing blood on witnesses 92 hands, hearing a loud bang in the middle of the sanctuary, and loud footsteps. Edgewood River - Sounds reported of a drowning boy slashing and screaming for help. Hannah House - strange noises, smells and apparitions are observed here.
House of Blue Lights - This mansion on Meridian Street in Indianapolis is haunted by the young wife of the first owner. When you go by the house at night you can see blue lights flickering on and off on the grounds and in the tower window. According to legend the man couldn't stand the thought of burying his lovely young wife so had a special glass coffin built and placed in the tower. He would go visit his wife every night.
The tower was lit by soft blue lights, her favorite color. Indiana State Fair - there is an abandoned bridge across the street from the Indiana state fairgrounds, on the east side of fall creek pkwy that takes you to Millersville rd. Supposedly his older brother pushed him off and watched him drown. Indiana Repertory Theatre - In life, the first artistic director of the theatre used to jog around the upstairs mezzanine area when the weather was cold or rainy.
He reached his untimely death when his nephew accidentally hit him with a car while jogging outside on a foggy day. To this day, when it rains outside, you can hear floor boards in the upper mezzanine creaking and groaning just as they would if someone were running.
Indianapolis Athletic Club- The spirit of a young fireman has been reported. He tries to wake up guests in the middle of the night. There was a fatal fire at the hotel in the early 90s, in which a young firefighter died. Indianapolis City County Building - During the first years of construction on this building, a special elevator was erected to move court witnesses to different floors of the building. In the 's, a witness was being escorted to court in a Mafia case.
He was shot in the elevator by one of the police escorts, who was really a hit man in disguise. After this happened, access to the elevator was blocked and the power cut off.
Many people have reported hearing this mysterious elevator going through the floors, muffled by screams heard in the elevator shaft. Some have even claimed to see the actual ghost of the shooting victim wandering the halls of the building. In my personal experience, if you go up to the old gym the doors were locked and with the windows covered but, if you do happen to stubble into the old gym you can see the entire gym class standing in front of the stage.
Also near the end of the school day you can hear balls bouncing anywhere in that wing of the school. Located on the south-side of Indianapolis on Ringgold St.
School 50 - Cold spots felt, strange loud banging heard. The building is still there. On the City's west side. After Marian College acquired it from the Allison estates it was put to good use as a college building. The attic was the sisters dorm, the students lived in the old garage and classes took place in the rest of the building or the greenhouses. From the time the mansion was used as a school to the present as a conference building strange occurrences have taken place.
Keys missing, objects moved, the library room completely rearranged - furniture not just books. Strangest thing - the basement has an indoor pool in it. The pool is where a baby crying has been heard. A Legend is that the Allison's had a child and the baby drowned in the pool. The baby was not the Allison's but could have been a servants.
MagicMoments Restaurant - The top floor of the 1 Pennsylvania street, where MagicMoments now stands is said to be haunted by unknown ghosts. Table settings move by themselves during the night glasses are taken from tables and set on the floor right side up.
Cold spots are everywhere. The office side seem to give a bad vibe. It is said that illegal boxing matches were arranged in the top floor and some fighters died and that's what causes the abnormal actions. Marian College - Stokely Mansion - An apparition of a man walking a dog has been seen.
An apparition of a brunette woman running out the side porch door and jumping into an awaiting carriage, people have been gently pushed off the dog walk, chills forbidding feelings also noted. Paul Ruster Park Cemetery - Many years ago, a little boy was killed by the nearby train tracks. He is now buried in the foundation of his old house.
Many people say that if you walk the long path through the woods to his grave, you can hear the boy playing his harmonica. Others have reported seeing a ghostly young boy walking down the road. Post Road - When you turn on the street your car will cut off and won't start back. There was an accident with some kids on German Church Road around the block. All of the kids died. They were speeding, hit a bump, and flew off the road and into a tree.
Now if you go down that street your car wont start. T he Slippery Noodle Inn - it was once part of the underground railroad and many sightings have been seen of a large black male in overalls in the basement storage area.
Also, as the top floor was once a brothel in the 's a woman was shot and killed in that portion of the building. She also has been seen and heard roaming the hallway. Tuckaway House - George and Nellie Meier haunt this house that was their home. Waterbury Neighborhood - A condominium in which an elderly lady died. One of the current residents, the son of the family, reports voices, objects moving, screams, bumps, knocks, footsteps, growls, bodiless shadows, electronics not working, candles going out, hot and cold spots, strange feelings, animals sensing something not there, strange dreams, the bed shaking, doors opening and closing, an orb once caught on digital photo, strange lights, and the strong smell of lilac.
These have been reported around the house, but an overwhelming amount of the experiences have taken place in the son's former room. This room, strangely enough, is not the room she died in. She still haunts him in the house from time to time. No one else has reported any disturbance, but believe they happen.
The Granary - It is said that if you go to the granary in mid day there will be an old farmer dressed in white overalls and is very pale in the face. He will tell you to get out. He is supposedly protecting the granary from kids vandalizing it. Irvington - Irvington is a town in Indiana. It was founded sometime in the 's. There is a church there that was once upon a time a house it was added onto when it became a church The church is on a circle surrounded by many little houses.
The church use to be where a slave owner lived and all of his slaves and maids and such lived in the houses around him. If you spend the night in Irvington you may experience several things. Some people, when they are sleeping, have reported waking up and feeling that someone else is in the room. Sometimes you will even see a young man. Also strange smells and sounds have been heard and feelings that you are not alone when you are.
Mamee bottoms - If you go out there anytime at you can hear a sound that sounds like a baby crying and a wolf at the same time, also reported, no animals live in the area. Devils Road - long time ago on these train tracks a bus load of kids got hit by a train, leaving all of them dead but the driver of the bus, so he went crazy and shot himself while standing on the tracks, some say that if you go and park your car on the tracks, put your car in neutral, the kids will push you off the tracks, some have even seen the glowing headless man walking towards their car from the tracks, and then disappear.
Shiloh Church - Many people died due to a fire and now the church is haunted by them. Census Bureau - Warehouses - Late night security have reports of radios turning on, while not plugged in. Boxes of paper have fallen within feet of security staff from as high as 10' pushed off of a shelf. Jeffersonville High School - In the Auditorium, there is said to be a woman who lurks, even when more than 10 people are in the room.
Things get moved, and people have gotten hurt. Also, when the building was being built, a construction worker was killed by falling off of a ladder.
Ann, I agree that it is sad that the Parke Co were treated that way. They are growing very fast and the shops are more like factories. I like them and would be glad to have friends there. The cocaine babies came to the Amish as infants, so as they grew up, they learned PA Deitsch first, like any other Amish child.
Erik, to the best of my knowledge, they call themselves the CA Amish. There are at least 6 different communities in Branch and Hillsdale Cos. From east to west: The first and last in the list are not Swiss Amish, the others are. Since I discovered the South Whitley settlement, they have changed quite a bit and now resemble Allen Co, except some are farmers.
Here is a youtube video about either Adams or Allen Co. The video is by a foreign news service. I think it is Allen county, but cannot be sure. The Amishman has a very low opinion of the future of the Amish there. It is located near Hamilton, which is where I grew up. They are all near Marshall, Indiana, in Parke County. Ironically, although the Amish in the Rockville area were not well received at first, we have found them to be the kindest, most welcoming people….
Her name is Lydia, and she is one of the reasons we keep going back. I have become friends with two of her brothers also. I was really looking forward to reading the entry about the Indiana Amish in the Amish State Guide and enjoyed all of it. They sell books, baked goods, housewares, toys, etc. Petershiems have great persimmon cookies in the fall — many people in southern Indiana love anything made with persimmons.
Also, several produce maple syrup — very good and very reasonably priced. I always enjoy reading about Amish in Daviess County. This community is growing and they are primarily dairy farmers. These are some very nice, but also very poor people that look like mid-low Amish. I really let the air out of one of them when I disagreed.
He must have had me married to someone already in just 20 minutes of talking! I last heard there are only 18 families left and another 1 was moving to MO. Fascinating information about the Old Order Mennonites.
He was an Anabaptist. And great additions in the comments as well. Thanks everyone for your contributions here, which have added a lot to the entry.
And Sarah, thanks for visiting! Eric, this was a fabulous article! For about 25 years we have been traveling the area, backroads, etc. Thanks for sharing all of the information and pictures. Now I need to plan a few days in Indiana very soon! I live in Chicago area and i,m traveling to amish family to byu eggs butter,honey,milk and cheese.
So glad to have found this. Her maiden name was Lydia Cripe. My geneological research on her dead-ends with her parents; not sure how much truck that community had with county registrars. She left the church and never looked back when she married a Methodist man from Logansport. But she did retain a lot of the medicine and other folkways throughout her life, and left me a gorgeous pile of quilts. Interresting, some of my family comes from Deer Creek and Sharon area.
They were the Todd and Shanks family. I think that might be correct. Are there any salvage stores in the Southern Indiana area? I currently go to several located in Western KY but thought I would see what was nearby. Also what about furniture stores? We are building a house and need some sturdy pieces. Holy cow, the biggest eye-opener is the roving gangs of Amish cyclists! Young, old, large and small they rule the roads!
My favorite siting of the day was an Amishman on a sweet Cannondale road bike with aero bars! I suppose you have to work off the pie somehow…. Trying to get in touch with family and everyone that we USED to call there, who had a phone near an Amish farm has passed. Hardest in the church, yet still remained one of the poorest.
Let me know if this is something YOU would be willing to read, shoot me a note. I had always known that I had a spirit of adventure that was born and bred in my soul. Call it karma, instinct, or just a plain curious nature, I always had the urge to experience every aspect of life to the fullest. I had a wanderlust that could not be contained, and this adventure was no different. It was slightly cold and still dark as Sammy shook me awake. While I had been living with the Amish for a few days now, it was still strange to be awoken by a tall thin man carrying a kerosene lantern, his long beard and plain John Denver glasses casting shadows on the walls in the early dawn.
I was surprised at how well I had slept. The sound of Sammy tramping down the stairs telling me he would meet me in the barn was enough to remind me that the days among the Amish started early.
I crawled out of my warm bed, a corn husk matteress with two down comforters, one to sleep on and one to pull over you, and quickly got dressed. Amish clothes, while plain in fashion, can be a little hard to put on in the dark.
I pulled on my shoes and watched out the second story window as Sammy made his way across the yard tword the barn, milking bucket in one hand and kerosene lantern in the other.
We were not the only ones getting an early start on the day. I tied up my boots, pulled up my suspenders and headed flashlight in hand down the stairs. No small feat for a young teenager. After first hitchhiking from Portland Oregon to Lancaster Pennsylvania to meet with some Amish friends I had come to know there, I had decided to head back west to Indiana, to a more remote and consertive Amish group that had not been so touched on by the outside world and the tourist industry.
I think my young age and respectiful nature had put them at ease. It was as simple as walking up to an Amish farm not far from Portland Indiana and knocking on the door that had got me where I was. Call it luck, but it just happened to be the home of Eli Cobelentz, one of the deacons of the district, and after a few meetings and attending church at several Amish homes over a couple of months, it had been decided that I was sinscear, and I moved out of my rented room on East North St.
Amos was blind and Sam and Lydianne who could not have children of their own, could use the help on the farm. As I opened the door at bottom of the stairs the scene was surreal.
Two rocking chairs on each side of a plain table, a bench along one wall and a writing desk with a shelf and a daybed along the other wall were all the furnature that decorated the main sitting room.
To the left a coal burning stove radited a warm and much welcome heat in the mostly empity room. It was plain and suited the small family well. I wandered out to the kitchen and was greeted by Lydianne who was loading wood and a chunk of coal into the kitchen stove. After a quick ladle of water out of the stainless steel bucket that sat near the sink, I headed out tword the barn but not before Lydianne had reminded me to take my straw broad brimmed hat off the peg by the door.
Not only was this my working and everyday hat that I would wear during my entire stay with the Amish, but it was part of the Ordnung, the rules of keeping ones head covered. Hats for the men and bonnets for the woman. It was rare to see an Amishman without his hat, and now I had two. It also doubled as a table, as most everything in an Amsh home does. It was a memorable day for a couple of reasons. I was rather proud of myself but I dared not show it. My interest in the Amish had started about a year earlier.
I had come to know the Amish in Lancaster well, and while I was never an overly religious person, I admired their Christian faith and simple lifestyle. I was sad to discover that the Amish of Lancaster had been abused by the tourist industry over the years and were very wary of outsiders.
The Indiana Amish had not suffered this fate and were more consertive even by Amish standards, still that did not stop me from teaching in an Amish one room school out side of Intercourse Pennsylvania many years later.
But the Amish of Adams County had accepted me, at least on trial. I was young and I was off to a good start. The Schwartz farm, like the house, was not as large as some of the other Amish farms in the district. There was about 35 acres of farmable land where seed corn and soybeans were raised.
I read in your Paragraph about growing up and joining the Amish you stayed with a Sam and Lydianne Schwartz? Did she become a Mid-Wife for her Area?? The names sound so Familiar.
Yes, Lydiann was a Midwife for some years. Reading more about her sounds like the same… Rachael would have been a Sister who sinced passed away several years back.. Also tell the rest of the family Please How is John doing? Hi Elizabeth… I would be glad to tell her..
Mary would have been to young to remember me. The older one from Elizabeth up would remember me. Josephine would know as Leah took me there when she had her first baby the summer I came to visit. We are traveling to visit relatives in tennesee and then Kentucky, and plan to go back to Michigan through Indiana.
As lovers of all things Amish, we go to Berlin Ohio area yearly.. Where, what can you suggest? Restaruants, motels, sites of interest, in perhaps two stop overs for two days. We have done North Indianna, SHipshewana several times and would like something new.
Gasthof in Montgomery, IN, has a motel, restaurant, shops, and a weekly flea market. Ask for a map of Amish shops. Where in Southern Indiana New Albany, specifically would one be able to find good high quality Amish forged steel tools for cheap?
Amish buy their tools at Sears.. Anyway, they owned a store, she could not have kids, so they adopeted this retarded kid, wonder if he stayed with the Amish? I am looking for an Amish building crew from Salem Indiana. I live in Greenville, Indiana just a few miles Southeast of Salem. I am looking to build a pole barn but am having a hard time finding a crew in this area.
Any help would be appreciated. Could anyone point me in the right direction?? Hey folks, maybe old Soloman Wickey can help.. Thank you so much for the kind comment. In fact I worked for Andy and Betty in his construction business many years ago. Schwartz, and her blind brother Amos. Love to get a message to my folks that all is well out here in L. Ethan, pleasure is all mine and I truly enjoyed your excerpt above.: Sorry for the delay been very very busy driving this time of year.
When and Im sure ill find someone who knows them I find out Ill sure get with ya and well pass along all the messages you like and get you an addy too! Ethan, Ive found your Mom!! I KNEW that she sounded familiar duh! Location threw me off. I haul a lady Mrs. Pete Eicher that knows her quite well and she confirmed she is the right one formerly in Jay Co. Box , Bryant, Indiana. Contact me via Direct E-mail at ethantudorw gmail.
Randy and Ethan I also grew up with the Amish in that area. The Sammy and Lydiann must be different from the ones Ethan is speaking of all thou very similar backgrounds. The ones I know had a David Ethan dont know the last name stay with them for a while but he never joined the Amish and found out later he was wanted by the law and had several Alias.
I ll have to ask them when i visit next. I am NOT at all happy about this. Remove this user please. Otherwise you have seen my last and final post on this site. I love Sammy Lydiann and Amos with all my heart they are wonderful people. I thought your last name was Platteborze or Platt? Please forgive me for upsetting you I meant no ill feelings Matthew 5: My Parents were divorce, I was raise here in the Twin Cities. Frank that should be the same community which you are referring to, it is in Rush County and typically referred to as Milroy.
There are about or so Amish families there. I got word that like in Rushville, or you confirm Milroy. My ancestors were Amish and came to Indiana through Ohio after arriving in Baltimore in My great grandfather Daniel left the Amish community but I would like to reconnect with my Amish relatives, who were in southwest Ohio and eastern Indiana.
Not sure where to find directories or trace from. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated name changed on the Yankee side to Holley. It sounds like there may have been Amish of this surname at one time but that may have mostly or totally ended up in higher Mennonite churches.
You might check the resources or churches listed at that link for more. My 3rd Great Grandfather was Johannes Holly My 2nd Great Grandfather was Daniel Holly These families were all related. Craig, if you would like to contact me to determine if we are distant cousins I would be glad to hear from you. Email briley at gcfn. Looking for a childhood sweatheart, Sarah Troyer.
She had attended elementary school in White Pigeon, MI in my 4th-5th grade class while living on a farm in northern Indiana. Should be about years of age today. Just wanted to touch base and catch up in life.
Erik ,Im with you there as ive never heard of Holly or Holley as an Amish name around here either. Just had a look at the most recently released American Community Survey statistics on the Factfinder website from up to , and they show interesting results. Under this premise, doing a bit of maths, you can work out the trends.