Haunted Places in Poneto, Indiana



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    Ceylon Covered Bridge

    Geneva, Indiana

    14.9 miles from Poneto, IN

    Local legend has it that many years ago a group of teens performed a séance here, during which a body fell to the floor, leaving a big blood stain near the pentagram they drew. The experience is rumored to have opened a portal from which strange things come.


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    Gray Hotel

    Redkey, Indiana

    21.6 miles from Poneto, IN

    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 ...


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    Finch Cemetery

    Portland, Indiana

    23.4 miles from Poneto, IN

    The late-1800s Finch Cemetery at the Jay County Conservation Club is said to hold the grave of a boy named Cinderella. Rumor has it that the gravestones here shift, or disappear. If you count the gravestones on the way to Cinderella's grave, you will count 13. But on the way ...


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    Kaup Pharmacy - Homestead Restaurant

    Portland, Ohio

    28.7 miles from Poneto, IN

    Once known as Homestead Food and Spirits, the building that houses the Kaup Pharmacy is said to have a ghostly resident. A lady's apparition has been spotted, and the door to the women's restroom has been known to open and close on its own.


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    The Pfeiffer House

    Fort Wayne, Indiana

    29.3 miles from Poneto, IN

    The Pfeiffer House restaurant was built in 1905 as the Pfeiffer family home, and is said to be haunted by Fred Pfeiffer, who grew up in the house. Fred moved into an assisted-living center in 1989 and passed away in 1994, only to return to his beloved home. According to ...


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    Mason Long House

    Fort Wayne, Indiana

    29.9 miles from Poneto, IN

    Mason Long was born in 1842 and was orphaned by age 10. He got a job and later fought in the Civil War. After that he became a businessman and ended up a successful stockbroker. He died here of a stroke in 1902. The private home is said to be ...


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    Old Whitley Jail

    Columbia City, Indiana

    37.1 miles from Poneto, IN

    Old Whitley Jail, constructed in 1875, is said to be haunted by Charles Butler, a bully and alcoholic who shot his wife in the back in 1883. He was jailed here but escaped with four other prisoners when Sheriff Frank Allwein was out. But Butler was caught shortly thereafter when ...


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    Okie Pinokie

    Peru, Indiana

    39.3 miles from Poneto, IN

    The Okie Pinokie Woods, according to local legend, are full of disembodied spirits. One of the many legends about the place centers on Joey Peoria, a young man who disappeared while camping in 1976. Brutally murdered men began showing up in the area, and folks say it was Joey who ...


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    Tillett Cemetery - Hookman's Cemetery

    Peru, Indiana

    44.4 miles from Poneto, IN

    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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    State Theatre

    Anderson, Indiana

    45.2 miles from Poneto, IN

    The State Theatre was opened in 1930 with eco friendly geo thermal heat and air system way before it's time and an acoustically engineered dome for the best sound for the first talkies. People have felt and seen various apparitions and vague whisperings in several places in the ...


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    Miami Erie Antique-Collectible Mall

    Delphos, Ohio

    47.9 miles from Poneto, IN

    Formerly the Pennsylvania Railroad Hotel, this antiques mall is rumoured to be haunted by a phantom traveller who passed away in an upstairs room. Customers to the store have sworn they've heard footsteps coming from the second level, but upon investigation, there is no one around. There are also ...


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    2220 N Armstrong St

    Kokomo, Indiana

    49 miles from Poneto, IN

    2220 N. Armstrong Kokomo Indiana is now an empty lot. There is no longer a home on the property. It was burned by a serial arsonist. He caused more than 22 structural fires in Kokomo. My childhood home was his last. The arsonist lived ...


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    St. Clair Memorial Hall

    Greenville, Ohio

    49.5 miles from Poneto, IN

    St. Clair Memorial Hall was built in 1910 and has an old man's spirit lingering inside, folks say. The hall, where plays and musicals are performed, is haunted by a man who fell to his death while changing a light bulb.


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    Barbee Hotel

    Warsaw, Indiana

    50.6 miles from Poneto, IN

    This historic hotel was frequented by Al Capone, who would stay in Room 301 and clear out all the rest of the guests so he could be alone. Cleaning staff have smelled cigar smoke coming from his room and have seen an ghostly man sitting in a booth in the ...


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    Old Kosciusko County Jail and Museum

    Warsaw, Indiana

    52.1 miles from Poneto, IN

    The Old Kosciusko County Jail was in operation from 1870 to 1982. In 1982 the new Justice Building was completed and took over the housing of the inmates. The Old Jail subsequently became the home of the Kosciusko Historical Society now shares the county Genealogy Library. Employees, volunteers and visitors ...


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    Roads Hotel

    Atlanta, Indiana

    52.1 miles from Poneto, IN

    The 1893 hotel, once patronized by John Dillinger, is rumored to be haunted by many spirits. Witnesses have reported shadows and apparitions of men, women and children as well as disembodied voices, footsteps, lights that work on their own, and doors that open and close--or even slam--by themselves.


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    Bear's Mill

    Greenville, Ohio

    52.2 miles from Poneto, IN

    Bear’s Mill, an operating water-powered mill and historic landmark, was built in 1849 by Gabriel Baer. It is said to be haunted by a former owner, whose ghost can be heard walking on the creaking floorboards upstairs when no one is there.


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    Thornhaven Manor

    New Castle, Indiana

    53.2 miles from Poneto, IN

    This curious haunt has been featured on Ghost Adventures and is quickly becoming one of the most talked about haunted locations for the innumerable amounts of paranormal activity occurring on the property. Sitting on seven acres this foreboding home is the site of murder, mysterious deaths, and rumored suicide. (Submitted ...


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    Strand Theatre

    Kendallville, Indiana

    54.3 miles from Poneto, IN

    The Strand movie theater is haunted by a previous owner, whose apparition has been seen by many people in different locations throughout the building. The ghost also has been known to watch patrons through the projection room window, but ducks when anyone looks at him.


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    Restoration Lutheran Church

    Kendallville, Indiana

    54.4 miles from Poneto, IN

    At Restoration Lutheran Church, witnesses say, you may hear ghostly footsteps on the stairs, see apparitions of faces in mirrors, and hear strange scratching sounds. You might detect hot and cold spots and see tall, dark figures that may even toss chairs at you.


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    Hays Cemetery

    Wilkinson, Indiana

    56.4 miles from Poneto, IN

    Hays Cemetery, aka Main Street Graveyard, is said to be home to a "devil's child" because of a plant that grows in the shape of a pitchfork on her grave. Visiting is not recommended at night, as much of the area is private property and you could be arrested for ...


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    Dixie Lee Restaurant

    Cridersville, Ohio

    57 miles from Poneto, IN

    Hector is the name the staff members have given to the ghost who haunts Dixie Lee Restaurant. His apparition has been spotted inside the restaurant, and he isn't rumored to be the quiet type--Hector has been known to make a lot of noise.


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    Guyer Opera House

    Lewisville, Indiana

    59.1 miles from Poneto, IN

    In the 1900s, tragedy struck when a young boy was killed when a bullet ricocheted during a Wild West gun show. His spirit, along with that of the founder O.K. Guyer, who died the same year his opera house opened, are said to haunt the building. Guyer's funeral was held ...


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    Ivy House

    Fortville, Indiana

    59.9 miles from Poneto, IN

    Built in 1921 by Dr. Jess E. Ferrell, the Ivy House bed-and-breakfast inn is said to have a haunt that came with the purchase of an antique piano. The owners say the instrument brought with it a ghost who makes the decidely nonmusical sounds of banging and walking footsteps.


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    Starr Piano Building

    Richmond, Indiana

    59.9 miles from Poneto, IN

    The late-1800s Starr Piano Company not only made and sold pianos and phonographs but also housed Gennett Records, which recorded jazz, blues and country artists including Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton and Hoagy Carmichael. The complex was partly demolished in the 1970s and the shell still stands. The area is ...


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    Earlham College

    Richmond, Indiana

    59.9 miles from Poneto, IN

    Earlham College is a liberal arts college founded by Quakers in 1847. The college has a resident ghost in the Athletic and Wellness Center who is known to play basketball at night.


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    Mount Hope Cemetery

    Logansport, Indiana

    60.5 miles from Poneto, IN

    Phantom sounds of horses and whistles that echo your own have been reported in this cemetery that dates back to the 1800s. Also, some reports say there are mausoleums here with spooky inscriptions like "Knock three times and they shall come."


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    Bonnyconnellan Castle

    Sidney, Ohio

    61.4 miles from Poneto, IN

    The apparition of a regal man in a blue military uniform has been seen on the landing, examining a display. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Fort Piqua Hotel

    Piqua, Ohio

    62.4 miles from Poneto, IN

    Built in 1891, the historic Fort Piqua Hotel was once a library, and then stood empty for years. Now it is said to be haunted by a handyman who died in 1910 after falling into a barrel of cleaning acid. His ghost is seen working on things or shoveling coal ...


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    Revenant Acres Farm

    Charlottesville, Indiana

    63.2 miles from Poneto, IN

    An old farmhouse dating back to the 1800s known to locals as a hot-spot for paranormal activity. An old woman's presence is felt by some. Others have claimed to have experienced poltergeist activity.


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    O'Neal Bridge - Holiday Drive Bridge

    Zionsville, Indiana

    72.4 miles from Poneto, IN

    O'Neal Bridge, aka Holiday Drive Bridge, was built around 1892 and restored in 2008-2009. The bridge may no longer be in use, according to reports. Legend has it that around this spot, a KKK lynching took place, and hauntings way stem from it. Witnesses have reported disembodied screams in the ...


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    Kopper Kettle Inn Restaurant

    Morristown, Indiana

    72.5 miles from Poneto, IN

    Not only is this local historic eatery known for its delicious family-style chicken dinner, it's also known for being haunted by several spirits.


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    Paul Ruster Park Cemetery

    Indianapolis, Indiana

    73.5 miles from Poneto, IN

    The ghost of a little boy who was killed beside the nearby train tracks is said to walk along the paths or the nearby roadway playing his harmonica.


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    Rivoli Theatre

    Indianapolis, Indiana

    76.6 miles from Poneto, IN

    The 1927 Rivoli Theatre is rumored to have been built atop Indian burial grounds. Witnesses have reported a wide array of hauntings that include apparitions, toilets that flush by themselves, faucets that turn on, a smoking cigarette butt that appeared in the ashtray out of nowhere, moving objects and things ...


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    Hamilton Road

    Mulberry, Indiana

    76.6 miles from Poneto, IN

    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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    James Allison Mansion

    Indianapolis, Indiana

    77.7 miles from Poneto, IN

    Built from 1911 to 1913, the mansion is said to be haunted. Sources may be a little girl who was visiting and drowned in the basement pool, or James Allison himself. The little girl's apparition has been seen, and witnesses also have reported voices in the attic, objects that move ...


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    Wheeler-Stokely Mansion

    Indianapolis, Indiana

    78 miles from Poneto, IN

    Witnesses tell of an apparition of a man walking a dog and another ghost of a brunette woman who runs out a door and jumps into a phantom carriage. Some folks say they have been nudged off the dog walk, or had unexplained chills or uneasy feelings. Other apparitions have ...


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    Indianapolis Athletic Club

    Indianapolis, Indiana

    78.6 miles from Poneto, IN

    Built in the 1920s, the Indianapolis Athletic Club is believed to be haunted by the ghost of a fireman who attempts to wake up guests in the middle of the night. Reports say the man died in a fire that occurred here in 1992.


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    Indiana Repertory Theatre

    Indianapolis, Indiana

    79 miles from Poneto, IN

    To avoid cold and rainy weather, a former artistic director used to jog indoors, around the upstairs mezzanine. He was killed suddenly when his nephew hit him with the car as he was jogging on a foggy day. Now, on cold and rainy days, witnesses say you can hear the ...


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    Slippery Noodle Inn

    Indianapolis, Indiana

    79.2 miles from Poneto, IN

    The historic buildings that house the Slippery Noodle have been around for a while, since 1850, so it has its share of spirits. Among those seen are the ghosts of slaves, a cowboy, a caretaker, and a prostitute.


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    Elkheart Civic Theatre

    Bristol, Indiana

    79.8 miles from Poneto, IN

    The Elkhart Civic Theatre (aka Bristol Opera House), housed in an 1897 building, is said to be haunted by ghosts who send books and papers flying off shelves, levitate small objects, run sewing machines and project moving shafts of light. Shadows and an apparition of a floating dark-haired woman have ...


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    Indiana Central State Hospital

    Indianapolis, Indiana

    80.4 miles from Poneto, IN

    The 1848 Indiana Hospital for the Insane turned into the Central State Hospital in 1926. It is said to be haunted by many patients who suffered abuse here in the hospital's dark past. Witnesses have described shadows, apparitions, women's screams, electrical devices that turn on and off by themselves, unexplained ...


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    Allegheny Airlines Flight 853 Crash Site

    Fairland, Indiana

    80.8 miles from Poneto, IN

    A plane accident killed 83 people back in 1969. At the site of the accident, body parts were scattered around and had to be buried over. Now, at this area, EVP's can be picked up as well as weird light anomalies in photographs. (Submitted by Chris)


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    Winchester Mansion

    Elkhart, Indiana

    80.8 miles from Poneto, IN

    The 1905 Winchester Mansion is home to the ghost of former resident Nellie Knickerbocker, some say. Folks working at the businesses housed in the mansion have noted the attic light coming on by itself, objects falling off shelves, and strange sounds. Reports tell us that when Nellie Knickerbocker was alive, ...


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    Lerner Theatre

    Elkhart, Indiana

    81 miles from Poneto, IN

    Lerner Theatre is believed to be haunted by the ghost of a tech director who had a heart attack and died on the job. Witnesses say lights flicker and strange sounds come from the attic, and a ghostly figure, some say, can be seen in the second-floor box seats when ...


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    Hannah House

    Indianapolis, Indiana

    81.5 miles from Poneto, IN

    Some of the ghosts at this historic house are said to be hidden slaves, one of whom accidentally tripped over a lamp, igniting a house fire. Those killed were said to be buried in the very cellar where it happened. Witnesses have described a lot of activity in the cellar, ...


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    Hannah House

    Indianapolis, Indiana

    81.5 miles from Poneto, IN

    The 1858 Hannah House, built by Alexander Hannah, was part of the Underground Railroad. Sadly, one night as a group of traveling slaves was sleeping, an oil lamp overturned and ignited the straw nearby, killing them all. Hannah buried their bodies in the cellar in an attempt to keep his ...


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    Ruthmere Mansion

    Elkhart, Indiana

    81.6 miles from Poneto, IN

    Ruthmere Mansion is rumored to be haunted; witnesses say the ghosts set off alarms and sirens inside the mansion especially on Halloween. Some report the sound of phantom gunshots here as well. It should be noted that employees at the house museum say they have never experienced any hauntings here.


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    Victoria Theatre

    Dayton, Ohio

    82.3 miles from Poneto, IN

    It opened in 1866 and has been known as Turner Opera House, Grand Opera House, Victoria Opera House and Victoria Theatre. The likes of Harry Houdini, Sarah Bernhardt and Mark Twain have performed here, and one performer never left. The ghost is a 1920s actress who vanished from her locked ...


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    Sinclair Community College

    Dayton, Ohio

    82.4 miles from Poneto, IN

    Sinclair Community College's cafeteria is said to rest on the site of the old city gallows, but a number of other places here are rumored to have ghosts. At Blair Hall, something has tugged at witnesses, and they've heard phantom cats, babies and footsteps. The elevators work on their own, ...


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