Haunted Places in Yale, Illinois



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    King Cemetery

    Dieterich, Illinois

    22.8 miles from Yale, 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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    Fife Opera House

    Palestine, Illinois

    23.5 miles from Yale, 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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    Pemberton Hall - Eastern Illinois University

    Charleston, Illinois

    26.4 miles from Yale, IL

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


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    Ashmore Estates

    Ashmore, Illinois

    28.3 miles from Yale, 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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    Ramsey Cemetery

    Effingham, Illinois

    30 miles from Yale, 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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    Saint Omer Cemetery

    Ashmore, Illinois

    31 miles from Yale, 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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    Bethel Cemetery - Nathan Hinkle Grave

    Shelburn, Indiana

    38.8 miles from Yale, 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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    Vigo County Historical Museum

    Terre Haute, Indiana

    40.1 miles from Yale, 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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    Indiana State University

    Terre Haute, Indiana

    40.9 miles from Yale, 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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    Antioch Cemetery

    Sullivan, Indiana

    41.7 miles from Yale, 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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  • Haunted Decatur
    Troy Taylor
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    Highland Lawn Cemetery

    Terre Haute, Indiana

    43.6 miles from Yale, 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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    The Harrison Street Inn

    Sullivan, Illinois

    45.4 miles from Yale, 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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    Markle Mill - Old Mill Dam

    North Terre Haute, Indiana

    45.9 miles from Yale, 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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    Ridge Cemetery

    Tower Hill, Illinois

    50.2 miles from Yale, 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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    Zion United Church Of Christ Cemetery

    Poland, Indiana

    61.3 miles from Yale, 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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    Old Jail Inn

    Rockville, Indiana

    61.5 miles from Yale, 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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    Oakland City College - Cockrum Hall

    Oakland City, Indiana

    65 miles from Yale, 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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    Boone-Hutcheson Cemetery

    Greencastle, Indiana

    66.8 miles from Yale, 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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    Allerton Mansion

    Monticello, Illinois

    69.5 miles from Yale, 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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    Greenwood Cemetery

    Decatur, Illinois

    70.1 miles from Yale, 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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    Blackfoot Cemetery

    Oakland City, Indiana

    70.2 miles from Yale, 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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    Lincoln Square Theatre

    Decatur, Illinois

    70.4 miles from Yale, 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

    70.5 miles from Yale, 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

    71.1 miles from Yale, 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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    Violin Annie - Elmwood Cemetery

    Centralia, Illinois

    71.4 miles from Yale, 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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    Cloverdale Cemetery

    Cloverdale, Indiana

    71.4 miles from Yale, 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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    Fischer Theater

    Danville, Illinois

    72.8 miles from Yale, 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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    Anderson Cemetery - Cemetery X

    Taylorville, Illinois

    74.6 miles from Yale, IL

    According to tales told about this cemetery, there is a secret passage that opens up at night, when trees part and a path appears to an ancient graveyard. It's said to be protected by a phantom wolf who chases trespassers. (The cemetery is not to be confused with another Anderson ...


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    Williams Bridge

    Williams, Indiana

    76.4 miles from Yale, 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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    Bond's Chapel Cemetery

    West Baden Springs, Indiana

    81.6 miles from Yale, 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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    Robin Hill

    Mount Vernon, Indiana

    82 miles from Yale, 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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    Willard Library

    Evansville, Indiana

    82.5 miles from Yale, 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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    French Lick Springs Hotel

    French Lick, Indiana

    85.1 miles from Yale, 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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    Attica Public Library

    Attica, Indiana

    90.9 miles from Yale, 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

    91.1 miles from Yale, 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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    Locust Grove Cemetery

    Ambia, Indiana

    96.2 miles from Yale, 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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    The Old Slave House - Crenshaw Mansion

    Junction, Illinois

    97.1 miles from Yale, 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

    97.1 miles from Yale, 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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    Rockport Inn

    Rockport, Indiana

    100.5 miles from Yale, 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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    Lincoln College

    Lincoln, Illinois

    101 miles from Yale, IL

    Lincoln College is rumored to have ghosts in the 1866 University Hall, where a face appears in the bell tower and white misty forms appear in the windows. The ghosts, whose footsteps also are heard from time to time, are believed to be a boy and girl who passed away ...


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  • Ghost Stories of Illinois
    Jo-Anne Christensen
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    Kemp Hall - International House

    Bloomington, Illinois

    107.8 miles from Yale, 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

    108.7 miles from Yale, 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

    108.7 miles from Yale, 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

    110.6 miles from Yale, 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

    110.8 miles from Yale, 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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    Harrison Cemetery

    West Lafayette, Indiana

    112.1 miles from Yale, 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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    Hamilton Road

    Mulberry, Indiana

    112.6 miles from Yale, 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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    Hundley House Bed and Breakfast

    Carbondale, Illinois

    116.1 miles from Yale, IL

    Although Hundley House has not operated as a B & B since 2011, former guests claim that double homicide that took place there in the 1928's has left its mark, both literally and spiritually. A bullet hole from the murders can still be seen in the back staircase and people ...


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    Southern Illinois University

    Carbondale, Illinois

    116.5 miles from Yale, IL

    Southern Illinois University is reputed to have many haunted buildings; among them are Wheeler Hall, Faner Hall, Anthony Hall, Shryock Auditorium, and Mae Smith Residence Hall. One of the most famous ghosts here is Henry, who haunts the 1918 Shryock Auditorium. Henry, aka former university President Henry William Shryock, died ...


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    Safari Bowl

    Morton, Illinois

    128.6 miles from Yale, IL

    You will hear footsteps on the lanes when it is jaut you in there. You can hear pins be thrown across the back of bowling ally when no one is back there. There are dog barking. There is also a little girl that is 8 yrs old that haunts ...


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  • Haunted Macomb
    Garret Moffett


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