Accommodation May 24, 2016
These 6 Haunted Hotels In Indiana Will Make Your Stay A Nightmare
Are you into ghost stories or paranormal activity? If you are, then it might delight you to know that there are several allegedly haunted hotels in Indiana where you can actually stay and witness the paranormal sightings for yourself. While only half of these are still open for visitors to stay in, the stories of these six Indiana haunted hotels will be sure to chill you…
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1. The Story Inn - Nashville
This cozy and charming inn has quite a history, though. The inn’s current owner first noticed that the rooms’ guestbooks all had paranormal accounts charted in them. Furthermore, visitors and staff have all given accounts of spotting the famous “Blue Lady” who often would appear in the Garden Room and likes to leave blue items behind and is also associated with the smell of cherry tobacco. Many visitors claim they smell this, even if they never spot her. The “Blue Lady” is thought to be the wife of George Story, the founder of the forgotten town of Story, where this building was first built. Learn more in the video by RTV6, The Indy Channel, below:
2. Hotel Attica - Attica
This hotel is now closed, but used to offer up numerous paranormal stories. Though the source of the hauntings remains oddly mysterious, guests have found themselves encountering strange activities. Some claim closet doors open on their own, while others have saw a mysterious glowing light. Other hear ghostly voices, footsteps, and even ballroom music and dancing throughout the night. You can check out the exterior of this old building, but can’t stay inside any longer.
3. The Barbee Hotel - Warsaw
This hotel is known for housing famous gangsters such as Al Capone back in the early 1900s. Rumors state that the ghosts of some of the old gangsters still reside within the hotel. One legend states that a gangster’s girlfriend was murdered in one of the rooms, and visitors claim to hear her screams and feel cold areas indicating that her ghost or spirit still resides nearby. Orbs in photographs are also commonly captured here. View more in the video below by midnightshadowsps:
4. Mudlavia - Kramer
Hotel Mudlavia was originally built in the late 1800s and since its construction has burned down three times. Now the hotel remains in ruins. Legends claim that an insane asylum was built here after the first fire, though there is no confirmation of this. Other legends state Dillinger stayed here and his gang was actually killed here. Locals also claim it was a site for practicing witchcraft. People claim to hear noises, see apparitions, and some swear they’ve been pushed by this site. Though you can’t stay here any longer, it’s always worth a visit to check out the hotel’s remains. Watch this video by Dirtyfox Productions investigating the remains of the hotel to find out more:
5. Holiday Inn City Center - South Bend
This hotel recently became the Magnuson Grand Hotel, and is unfortunately now closed. However, during its time as a hotel, rumors state that the building was haunted by the ghost of a former flight attendant. Why? Legend claims she was murdered by a pilot in the hotel. Her ghost could often be seen in hotel mirrors or sitting on the edge of guests’ beds. While you can’t spend the night in this creepy hotel, you could still take a look around the outside of the building.
6. The Canyon Inn - Spencer
This popular hotel is another one in Indiana that visitors swear is haunted. Rumors believe this building used to be an insane asylum before it was a touristy hotel. The result? Visitors claim they are often woken up by screams in the middle of the night. Others have also claimed to have heard people crying and footsteps walking by, even when no one was there. You can stay in this hotel and try it out for yourself and enjoy McCormick Creek State Park while you're at it.
What do you think? Are you brave enough to stay in any of these open haunted hotels or even to visit the closed ones? Know of any good rumors we missed?