Tillett Cemetery - Hookman's Cemetery

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Tillett Cemetery is also known as Hookman’s Cemetery because of a local tale of a ghostly man with a hook for a hand who prowls the nearby roads looking for victims. Thick, eerie fogs and cold spots are known to materialize in the area as well.

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E Lovers Lane Rd
Peru, IN
United States

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40.78158726046905, -86.05314311386792
Miami County, Indiana
Nearest Towns:
Peru, IN (2.1 mi.)
Mexico, IN (4.3 mi.)
Denver, IN (6.0 mi.)
Bunker Hill, IN (8.8 mi.)
Onward, IN (9.5 mi.)
Grissom Air Force Base, IN (9.9 mi.)
Roann, IN (11.2 mi.)
Wabash, IN (12.2 mi.)
Macy, IN (12.9 mi.)
Walton, IN (12.9 mi.)


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  1. I never heard about the Hookman in correlation with the cemetery. Growing up the Hookman legend was part of Lover’s Lane. I’ve been out there several times as a teen and early 20’s, we even had permission to take the kids on Halloween when they were younger, but never encounter anything. There was no fog, and night sounds were fine. It’s just a family cemetery surrounded by trees that had a tree covered lane you had to walk up. I think at night it is just creepy and people let there imagination run amuck. I say that respectively as a skeptical believer. I have encounter ghost and hauntings, just not there and it doesn’t have the same vibe as other places I’ve investigated.

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