Gray Hotel

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This 1912 former hotel now houses the offices of a paranormal investigative team, who claim that the building is one of the most haunted in the entire state. With its troubling past of murder, manslaughter and illegal activity, it isn’t that hard to believe either. At least two, possibly three, homicides have taken place on the premises, including a barber who was buried under the porch and a grocer who was dumped in a field outside the township. Nowadays, it is hard to tell that the refurbished building had such a rough history, but reports of recurring paranormal activity are a constant reminder of this. There are various accounts of visitors encountering a ghostly couple in period clothing, as well as a leering man who has been seen for a split second before he vanishes. Tenants of stores on the ground floor have experienced phenomena such as slamming doors, lights turning on and off, disembodied footsteps, fleeting touches from unseen hands, cold spots, a sense of dizziness and apparitions appearing on the second floor and in the basement. During a recent investigation, a paranormal group encountered a seven year old girl who asked to play with a hula hoop they’d brought along, further adding to this locations already extensive repertoire of spooky tales. The current owners are in the process of creating a ghost tour of the small town, with the hotel being the main focus of the event.

(Submitted by Callum Swift)

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Geographic Information

10 West High Street
Redkey, IN
United States

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40.34944410000001, -85.1502026
Jay County, Indiana
Nearest Towns:
Redkey, IN (0.0 mi.)
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Albany, IN (5.9 mi.)
Ridgeville, IN (7.6 mi.)
Pennville, IN (10.0 mi.)
Eaton, IN (10.6 mi.)
Portland, IN (10.8 mi.)
Farmland, IN (11.2 mi.)
Parker City, IN (11.4 mi.)
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