7 Terrifying Reasons Indiana Just Might Be The Most Haunted State In America
By Elizabeth Crozier|Updated on September 21, 2023(Originally published August 18, 2022)
An Illinois transplant who grew up and went to school in Indiana for 22 years, Elizabeth holds a BFA in creative writing and has enjoyed traveling across the country and parts of Europe. She has visited half of the states, as well as parts of Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean, and regularly travels home to the Hoosier State to see friends and family. With more than five years of writing experience, Elizabeth’s articles have been featured on several websites, and her poetry and short stories have been published in multiple literary journals.
Living in Indiana is pretty wonderful. We have gorgeous scenery, small-town charm, delicious restaurants, and natural wonders to impress anyone. Yet there’s another side to this great state of ours, and it’s pretty sinister. Indiana has its fair share of haunted spots that are brimming with paranormal activity. In fact, you may not want to live in the Hoosier State once you learn more about the following seven haunted spots. From cemeteries to historic old buildings, here’s a list of the most haunted places in Indiana.
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What are some other haunted places in Indiana?
The Hoosier State is filled with spooky spots, from seasonal haunted houses to truly terrifying towns. Whether you believe in ghosts or not, you'll agree that some of Indiana's most haunted buildings are undeniably chilling. If you're someone who enjoys seeking out paranormal experiences, you'll be thrilled to hear that we've compiled a list of the scariest places in Indiana. We've even put together a road trip itinerary that will take you to the most haunted places in Indiana. Be sure to bring a flashlight -- and a friend -- as you won't want to visit these places alone!
The first stop is the Willard Library in Evansville, home to the famous "Grey Lady," a figure who has been spotted dozens of times. There are even a few police officers who report seeing this famous Indiana ghost.
Another chilling stop on our haunted Indiana road trip is the Story Inn in Nashville. It's here you may encounter the "Blue Lady," a somewhat mischievous ghost that enjoys leaving behind blue items, such as ribbons or buttons.
Does Indiana have any ghost towns?
There's something so alluring about ghost towns, and Indiana has a handful of such places that will undoubtedly spark your curiosity. Elkinsville is a prime example.
Established in the mid-1800s, Elkinsville was eventually evacuated when Lake Monroe was created in 1964.
Today, Elkinsville is sometimes known as "the town that was." If you visit, you'll see a few remnants of town, such as an old bridge and post office. It's a chilling display of an Indiana ghost town to be sure.