Oakland City College - Cockrum Hall

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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 that shines out the windows.

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Geographic Information

Address:
Near 697 W Oak
Oakland City, Indiana 47660
United States

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GPS:
38.3395197, -87.3523528
County:
Gibson County, Indiana
Nearest Towns:
Oakland City, IN (0.4 mi.)
Somerville, IN (4.6 mi.)
Francisco, IN (5.1 mi.)
Mackey, IN (6.4 mi.)
Spurgeon, IN (7.9 mi.)
Winslow, IN (8.1 mi.)
Lynnville, IN (10.4 mi.)
Petersburg, IN (11.3 mi.)
Princeton, IN (11.7 mi.)
Patoka, IN (13.5 mi.)

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  1. Jennifer Ellerbrook  |  

    Drving by at around 9pm December 14th 2015 and saw a woman standing on the well lit wrap around porch wearing a long white old time looking nightgown or dress she had brown hair and it was pulled up. She was very solid, thought an actual lady was out there. Turned around and drove back by and she was gone.

  2. Definitely haunted about 2 months ago me and my buddies walked from my grandparents house to the former Underground Railroad mark because they lived only 2 blocks away. We went and got some drinks and simply sat in front of the hall. About 5 minutes into sitting there, a woman appeared in the window with a white nightgown. She had brown hair and she was just looking at us. About 2 minutes later after that occurrence me and my 4 buddies heard something hit the floor, a scream, and then a struggling noise. We assumed it was her hanging herself but who knows we weren’t inside but I would like to go inside. I’m currently resided in Oakland City and this small town has a lot of paranormal hotspots for sure

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