Haunted Places in Annapolis, Illinois



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    Fife Opera House

    Palestine, Illinois

    14.7 miles from Annapolis, IL

    David Fife built the opera house around 1900 and is rumored to be haunted. The building was also used for two other business of his: a hardware store downstairs and, as Fife was also a licensed embalmer, a funeral home on the second floor behind the auditorium. In 1935, Fife's ...


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    Bethel Cemetery - Nathan Hinkle Grave

    Shelburn, Indiana

    27.5 miles from Annapolis, IL

    Local legend has it that those who visit the monument and grave of Nathan Hinkle, local Revolutionary War soldier, walk around it and say his name three times, he'll speak to you.


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    Ashmore Estates

    Ashmore, Illinois

    29.4 miles from Annapolis, IL

    Reportedly a former almshouse, this building was purchased for use as a haunted attraction. It was reportedly haunted by many ghosts, including Elva SKinner, a woman who died in a fire in the former almshouse. The house has been featured in several books and TV shows including Ghost Hunters and ...


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    Pemberton Hall - Eastern Illinois University

    Charleston, Illinois

    30.3 miles from Annapolis, IL

    The ghost of Mary Hawkins, a former dorm mother, is said to be the head haunt here.


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    Vigo County Historical Museum

    Terre Haute, Indiana

    30.4 miles from Annapolis, IL

    Formerly the Sage Mansion and once used as a halfway house, the Vigo County Historical Museum is home to some strange phenomena. The front staircase is a hot spot for orbs, and a small mist has been seen as well. Furthermore, a crib upstairs in an area that's closed to ...


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    Antioch Cemetery

    Sullivan, Indiana

    30.6 miles from Annapolis, IL

    At Antioch Cemetery, the apparition of a man in a dark suit holding flowers has been seen peering down at a grave on foggy nights at around 1:30 a.m. Visitors in cars also report shadow people flying over their cars and scratching or tapping on it.


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    Indiana State University

    Terre Haute, Indiana

    31.3 miles from Annapolis, IL

    At Indiana State University's Burford Hall, a ghost named Barb is the spirit of a student who died of alcohol poisoning. Witnesses have heard her vomiting or crying in the bathroom. And in Cromwell Hall is a white cross under a 12th-floor window where a man jumped to his death, ...


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    Saint Omer Cemetery

    Ashmore, Illinois

    31.5 miles from Annapolis, IL

    At Saint Omer Cemetery, legend has it that there is a witch's grave. According to the story, Caroline Barnes was hanged by the townspeople for witchcraft. As she went, she cursed the town and vowed to come back for revenge on the anniversary of her death. To trick her, the ...


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    Highland Lawn Cemetery

    Terre Haute, Indiana

    33.8 miles from Annapolis, IL

    Highland Lawn Cemetery has a couple ghostly legends. One is about Stiffy Green, a phantom bulldog. Stiffy Green belonged to John Heinl, a likable elderly man. The friendly dog was named for his stiff gait and bright-green eyes. When Heinl passed away in 1920, Stiffy Green refused to leave the ...


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    King Cemetery

    Dieterich, Illinois

    34 miles from Annapolis, IL

    There are vague reports online about orbs and shadow people being seen here. This cemetery is on private property, so be sure to secure the proper permissions before even thinking about visiting.


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    Markle Mill - Old Mill Dam

    North Terre Haute, Indiana

    36.5 miles from Annapolis, IL

    Markle Mill was the longest operating gristmill east of the Mississippi, and is rumored to have been part of the Underground Railroad, but all that remains of the original 1816 structure are the dam and parts of the foundation. The ghost girl who has been seen here is believed to ...


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    Ramsey Cemetery

    Effingham, Illinois

    40.8 miles from Annapolis, IL

    Ramsey Cemetery, established in 1851 with the burial of namesake Alexander Ramsey, is also known as Casbar Cemetery and is a nighttime teen hangout. Besides the graves, rock shelters and sandstone caves are nearby, covered with carvings from its many visitors. A young man committed suicide inside a chapel that ...


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    Zion United Church Of Christ Cemetery

    Poland, Indiana

    50.3 miles from Annapolis, IL

    The spooky sort love Zion Church Cemetery, say locals. The area is a hot spot for unexplained lights and sounds, ghostly whispers, eerie sensations, and the feeling of being watched. Some say a helpful ghost is known to leave the cemetery to stop cars and tell folks to turn back ...


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    The Harrison Street Inn

    Sullivan, Illinois

    52.6 miles from Annapolis, IL

    Eyewitnesses report apparitions, footsteps, diesmbodied voices, showers and toilets that work by themselves, and many other strange phenomena at this historic inn.


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    Old Jail Inn

    Rockville, Indiana

    53 miles from Annapolis, IL

    This 1879 former courthouse is now a bed and breakfast inn with a twist; it still retains many of its original features dating back to when it served as the town jailhouse. Guests sleeping in 'cells' have reported disembodied footsteps, a foreboding male voice and sightings of a male ...


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    Boone-Hutcheson Cemetery

    Greencastle, Indiana

    56.4 miles from Annapolis, IL

    An apparition of a 1950s policeman is said to sit inside the graveyard with a blue light. Other apparitions and phantom dogs with glowing red eyes also have been seen, and a cave said to be on the cemetery premises has many spooky stories attached to it.


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    Cloverdale Cemetery

    Cloverdale, Indiana

    60.6 miles from Annapolis, IL

    The 1800s Cloverdale Cemetery is rumored to have the graves of seven beautiful witch sisters. Many urban legends center on the sisters, such as that those who walk around their graves seven times by the light of a full moon would awaken the sisters' ghosts, which would chase them away. ...


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    Ridge Cemetery

    Tower Hill, Illinois

    60.7 miles from Annapolis, IL

    Ridge Cemetery at Williamsburg Hill is said to be visited by apparitions, eerie lights and a disappearing old man. Phantom crowds and horses also have been seen and heard around the area. Rumors of sinister cult activity surround this place as well, and one report tells of a 3-year-old girl ...


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    Oakland City College - Cockrum Hall

    Oakland City, Indiana

    61 miles from Annapolis, IL

    Cockrum Hall at Oakland City College was built 1876 and is haunted by namesake Colonel William Cockrum's wife. Legend has it that she hanged herself in the tower. Those who peek into the windows in the night may see doors opening and closing by themselves and a bright orange glow ...


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    Blackfoot Cemetery

    Oakland City, Indiana

    65.9 miles from Annapolis, IL

    Blackfoot Cemetery has graves that date as far back as the 1800s and is a hot spot for the ghostly folk, some say. Witnesses have described eerie lights, unexplained sounds, and one grave that appears to be separate from all the others. According to local legend, the grave belongs to ...


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    Williams Bridge

    Williams, Indiana

    66.4 miles from Annapolis, IL

    The Williams Bridge was built in 1884 and was closed in 2010. It is said to be haunted because of an accident way back in its past, before it used to be a covered bridge. So the story goes, a man on horseback was riding across when his horse suddenly ...


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    Fischer Theater

    Danville, Illinois

    68.7 miles from Annapolis, IL

    Fischer Theater was a 19th century opera house located in Danville, IL that has served many purposes over the years including housing, stores, and of course, a theater. While now a generally unknown location, the Theater has been known to be haunted when a volunteer of the Vermillion Heritage ...


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    Indiana University Bloomington

    Bloomington, Indiana

    69.4 miles from Annapolis, IL

    Indiana University Bloomington is said to be haunted in several spots on campus. One is the Career Center, babies are heard crying, and at the Folklore Office a deceased department head has been seen. At the Indiana Memorial Union, suicide victims and a ghost dog roam, and apparitions have been ...


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    Bond's Chapel Cemetery

    West Baden Springs, Indiana

    72.1 miles from Annapolis, IL

    Bond's Chapel Cemetery has a mysterious grave with a linked chain that grows longer every year. There are two legends about the chain. One legend has it that buried here is an Army man who left his girlfriend waiting back home. He was killed in battle, and his girlfriend stood ...


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    Allerton Mansion

    Monticello, Illinois

    74 miles from Annapolis, IL

    The Robert Allerton Park, with its 1900 Georgian Revival mansion and incredible gardens, are both open to the public. Here visitors may see some ghostly goings-on in the form of a Lady in White, believed to be a guest at the mansion long ago. It is said that she is ...


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    Stepp Cemetery

    Martinsville, Indiana

    75.1 miles from Annapolis, IL

    Small Stepp Cemetery has about 25 graves and features in many local legends, from its founding by cult members to a grieving mother who committed suicide here after losing her baby. Her apparition, according to witnesses, appears dressed in black and crying over the baby's grave.


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    French Lick Springs Hotel

    French Lick, Indiana

    76.3 miles from Annapolis, IL

    This historic resort hotel complex is said to be haunted by former owner Thomas Taggart, who lingers around the service elevator as musts and phantom tobacco smells. He is said to expertly operate the elevator from beyond when the place gets busy. He also is said to appear riding a ...


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    Greenwood Cemetery

    Decatur, Illinois

    77.3 miles from Annapolis, IL

    This large and very actively haunted cemetery is known for the ghostly weeping Greenwood Bride, and it's also home to many Confederate soldiers' spirits. The soldiers were prisoners in the Civil War, and died of yellow fever only to be cast into unmarked graves. The soldiers have been known to ...


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    Whispers Estate

    Mitchell, Indiana

    77.5 miles from Annapolis, IL

    Featured on some TV shows, the estate is said to be the site of many paranormal occurrences including apparitions, voice phenomena, jiggling doorknobs, tremors, unexplained smells, shaking furniture, and a vortex in the heart of the house.


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    Lincoln Square Theatre

    Decatur, Illinois

    77.5 miles from Annapolis, IL

    This historic 1916 theater building was built atop the fire-ravaged Priest Hotel that once stood here. It is said that the ghosts of the fire victims still linger in the theater. Red, a former theater worker, is a friendly ghost here. Witnesses have heard his whispers, seen his shadowy form, ...


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    Avon Theater

    Decatur, Illinois

    77.6 miles from Annapolis, IL

    Staff members at this theater report disembodied laughter, footsteps, missing objects, and voices and applause that come from the auditorium when it is empty. The apparition of a man in his 50s or 60s also has been seen.


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    Millikin University

    Decatur, Illinois

    78.3 miles from Annapolis, IL

    Many ghosts are said to haunt the historic Millikin University, including Rail Girl, who haunts the Albert Taylor Theater. Her ghost appears, as her name suggests, along a rail in the upper part of the theater. Students have a tradition of leaving her three pieces of candy before a show ...


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    Willard Library

    Evansville, Indiana

    81.6 miles from Annapolis, IL

    The Grey Lady is said to haunt this historic late-1800s library building, and she brings apparitions, the scent of perfume, cold spots, strange noises, and more. The water and electricity are also known to turn on and off, and furniture and objects move by themselves. Ghost tours are held in ...


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    Avon Bridge

    Danville, Indiana

    81.7 miles from Annapolis, IL

    The Haunted Bridge of Avon is half mile south of U.S. Highway 36 on CR 625. It is said to be haunted by a ghost (or maybe two or three) who moans or cries tears onto the bridge. Some legends say it's Henry Johnson, a construction worker fond of the ...


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    Violin Annie - Elmwood Cemetery

    Centralia, Illinois

    81.7 miles from Annapolis, IL

    Local legend says that Harriet Anne Marshall (Annie) was an accomplished violinist, and the daughter of a wealthy doctor. She became ill and died of diptheria, and at her grave her parents placed a statue of her playing the violin. It is said that cemetery visitors can hear the violin ...


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    Robin Hill

    Mount Vernon, Indiana

    83.6 miles from Annapolis, IL

    This historic house, reported to have been part of the Underground Railroad, stands empty and for sale. Since it has stood empty for a period, it is not surprising that it has developed a reputation for being haunted. Witnesses have reported seeing shadowy figures and hearing toilets flushing and other ...


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    Attica Public Library

    Attica, Indiana

    84.8 miles from Annapolis, IL

    Built in 1905, the employees of this library have heard strange noises including knocking, whistling, whispering, dragging sounds, and even the sounds of the toys in the children's area moving by themselves after closing. The employees have also mentioned seeing figures watching them or shadows darting around. They ...


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    Hotel Attica

    Attica, Indiana

    85 miles from Annapolis, IL

    A glowing apparition has been seen in several hotel rooms late at night or in the early hours of morning. Guests have reported seeing their closet doors open and close by themselves, as well as hearing ghostly voices and ballroom music. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Avon Haunted Bridge

    Avon, Indiana

    86 miles from Annapolis, IL

    The Avon Haunted Bridge is a railroad bridge that was built in 1906, and legend has it that it's haunted. So the story goes, a mother was walking with her baby on the tracks when they fell to their deaths. Locals would say every time you drove under the bridge ...


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    Locust Grove Cemetery

    Ambia, Indiana

    91.6 miles from Annapolis, IL

    Phantom sounds of an army cadence and marching are heard at Locust Grove Cemetery. Legend has it that Harrison's ghostly men are re-creating the Battle of Tippecanoe.


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    Rockport Inn

    Rockport, Indiana

    96.6 miles from Annapolis, IL

    This inn was built in the 1850s as a private home, and was one of the first buildings in the area to have glass windows. It is rumored to have been part of the Underground Railroad; it is also rumored to have a ghost. An apparition of the wife of ...


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    The Old Slave House - Crenshaw Mansion

    Junction, Illinois

    101 miles from Annapolis, IL

    Note: This house is no longer a tourist attraction; tours are not operated here now as they have been in the past. Trespassers have been known to be arrested. This residence was once a place where slaves were bred illegally. The attic was made over with stalls to house the ...


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    Crenshaw House

    Junction, Illinois

    101.1 miles from Annapolis, IL

    This place is closed to the public. It is owned by the state of Illinois and there are numerous No Trespassing signs. You are cautioned not to attempt to visit this place. Crenshaw house was a major player in kidnapping freed and escaped slaves and returning them to ...


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    Hamilton Road

    Mulberry, Indiana

    104.2 miles from Annapolis, IL

    Stories about Hamilton Road are of the urban legend type. For example, a ghost of a short man will chase you if you stop on the third bridge and flash your lights four times, then cross the bridge. Phantom flames are said to come from the woods where an 1800s ...


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    Harrison Cemetery

    West Lafayette, Indiana

    105.2 miles from Annapolis, IL

    At Harrison Cemetery, visitors have heard crying and moaning and had an eerie feeling that something is watching them. A few have been touched by something unseen or have had things thrown at them by invisible hands. Gravestones are said to move around here as well.


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    Kemp Hall - International House

    Bloomington, Illinois

    112 miles from Annapolis, IL

    Kemp Hall International House, or I-House, is said to be haunted by a ghostly Lady in Red. She is believed to be Mrs. A. E. DeMange, former owner of the mansion. She passed away after living here only a year, in 1908. Mr. DeMange sold it to the Illinois Weslayan ...


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    Atkin-Colby Hall

    Normal, Illinois

    112.9 miles from Annapolis, IL

    Atkin-Colby Hall at Illinois State University is rumored to be haunted on its 11th floor. One witness claims to have been pushed down the stairs by the ghost. Also described by witnesses are doors opening, whispers, strange noises, and an overwhelming feeling of discomfort and that you are not wanted ...


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    Williams Hall

    Normal, Illinois

    112.9 miles from Annapolis, IL

    Illinois State University's Williams Hall was the site of the university's first library, and is thought to be haunted by the spirit of the first librarian, Angie Milner. Even though a new library was eventually built in her name, and the old one was turned into Williams Hall, the ghost ...


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    Stanford Cumberland Presbyterian Church

    Stanford, Illinois

    116 miles from Annapolis, IL

    Built in 1901, the Stanford Cumberland Presbyterian Church had been loved and enjoyed by it's congregation until it was sold in 2004. Between 2004 to 2012 it has changed hands four times since. The first owner lived it for a very short time. It was then ...


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    Stanford Pour House

    Stanford, Illinois

    116.2 miles from Annapolis, IL

    Originally built at the turn of the century as a mercantile grocery store, it was shortly after used by a local church for their temporary place of worship until their regular church building was completed. It was then used for many years as a funeral home. It ...


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