5 Haunting Ghost Legends of Indiana That Will Make Your Skin Crawl
Who doesn’t love the idea of sitting around a campfire and enjoying a good scary story? In the state of Indiana, we have some local creepy ghost legends that will make your skin crawl. Here are five especially creepy stories that might just keep you up at night. Enjoy!
1.) 100 Step Cemetery
This story differs depending on who you ask or where you read it. But, basically, the legend goes like this: if you walk up and down a certain section of steps in a cemetery, you must count to 100 while going in each direction. If you don’t, you are going to die soon. Some people even believe that, when you get to the top of the stairs, the original caretaker of the grounds will appear and show you your death. Some people also believe that if you try to go up the hill without using the stairs, a phantom hand will push you down the hill! Spooky!
2.) Edna Collins Bridge
Also known as “Edna Collings Bridge,” this landmark is surrounded by death. According to legend, a girl drowned near this bridge in the 1920s and another person was violently hanged there, as well. As a result of the violent deaths, there are evil spirits that still lurk there. There have been many people who have claimed to be grabbed or pushed when near this fateful bridge. It is a pretty creepy place to go at night!
3.) The Haunted Bridge (Avon, Indiana)
Legend has it that while you go fishing near this bridge, you can hear screams and knocking coming from inside its support pillars. (Supposedly, while the bridge was being built, a worker perished there.) There’s another legend that claims a woman was walking along the bridge to her doctor’s house with her sick baby one night when her foot got stuck in the track. She managed to get her foot out, but had no choice but to jump off the bridge into the water. The women is believed to have survived while her baby did not. Some people believe you can hear her screaming for her baby at the bottom of the bridge at night.
4.) Culbertson Mansion (New Albany, Indiana)
You can find the Culbertson Mansion in New Albany, Indiana. This dark manor has a horrifying and gruesome history attached to it. To begin with, in the 1800s, the mansion was struck by lightning and everyone inside was killed in the resulting fire. Some say you can still hear the screams of the individuals inside the burning mansion.
Then in 1933, the mansion was sold to Dr. Webb and his family. Just a year later, the entire family was found dead. Their bodies showed evidence of being tortured and dying an extremely violent death. It was also discovered the doctor had been hiding missing patients in his basement and possibly experimenting on them, judging by the gruesome wounds.
5.) Dogface Bridge (San Pierre, Indiana)
There are a few different versions of what happened at this bridge. According to one of the most popular legends, a couple was driving over the bridge on the way to their honeymoon in the 1950s when a dog ran out into the road. It caused them to swerve off the road and crash. Legend has it that if you walk down the path, you will see the body of the woman with the dog’s head on top (as the dog’s head and woman’s body were never found after the accident).
If you ever see the her body with the dog’s head you need to RUN. Legend also has it that if she catches you, she will kill you and eat you. Claims have been made that bodies have been found on the bridge and you can hear strange animals sounds, too.
Which one of these legends do you think is the creepiest? Have you ever been to any of these places of have plans to go? Maybe you know of another ghost legend of Indiana you want to share with everyone?