7 Terrifying Events That Prove Indiana Might Just Be The Most Haunted State In The Country
Here are seven local hauntings in Indiana that will make your skin crawl. The events that inspired these creepy places may make you want to leave the state.
We recommend stearing clear of these ghastly places unless you like getting spooked. If you’re a ghost hunter or history lover, these belong on your bucket list for sure. Check them out:
1. Hannah House
The infamous Underground Railroad that was used to help people escape slavery in the 1800s had passages through Indiana, and this house was one of the stops. In 1858, there was a fire in the basement where the fugitives were hiding, and they all died. Worried that he would be found out, the owner of the house buried the bodies in the basement where it is believed their souls are still trapped to this day.
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2. The Old Hartford Jail
Also known as the Old Blackford County Jail, this prison was in operation between 1879 and 1995. During that time, it obviously saw many horrendous things, and the energy from those terrible events is still stuck within the walls of this place. Visitors have reported hearing moans, screams, and voices coming from different rooms.
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3. Whispers Estate
Known as the fourth most terrifying place in the United States, this place is known for its paranormal investigations. The house was built in 1884 and bought by a doctor in 1899 who served locals in the community, including taking in orphans. Many died in the house, and it is believed that their spirits still haunt the place.
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4. Demon House
Although this house is no longer standing, reports of strange activity have still been surfacing since it was torn down. Zak Baggins, the host of "Ghost Adventures," still owns the property, which he bought to make a documentary about the place. He decided to destroy the house after the documentary due to the terrible things that happened to him (including problems with his eyesight), but some believe the portal that was thought to be in the house's basement is still active.
5. Butler Cemetery and Gypsy Hill
It is well known in the small town of Butler that the local cemetery is haunted, but fewer locals know that just up the road from the graveyard in the woods is an abandoned shack in an area known as Gypsy Hill. It is rumored that many decades ago, a group of travelers raped a farmer's daughter, so the farmers in the area set out to kill the migrants. The ghosts of the murdered migrants returned and killed the farmers one by one, leaving the land forever cursed.
6. Hatchet Man
Local hauntings don't always involve ghosts. This terrifying story is about two college students in Bloomington who went out for a drink despite warnings about a murderer. When one of the two struck up a flirtation with the bartender, the other went back to their room. When the roommate did not return, the student who returned to the room fell asleep, and in the morning, found her roommate dead in the hallway with a hatchet.
7. Central State Asylum
Opening in 1848, this prison for the mentally ill saw death and things much worse. These walls talk in moans and screams. Reports of chains jangling and whispers have also been noted. Many who died here were buried in unmarked or mass graves.
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3801 Madison Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46227, USA
Old Blackford County Jail, 120 E Main St, Hartford City, IN 47348, USA
Whispers Estate, 714 W Warren St, Mitchell, IN 47446, USA
7520 Co Rd 28, Butler, IN 46721, USA
3045 W Vermont St, Indianapolis, IN 46222, USA