Haunted Places in Claremont, Illinois



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    Fife Opera House

    Palestine, Illinois

    27.5 miles from Claremont, 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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    King Cemetery

    Dieterich, Illinois

    32.5 miles from Claremont, 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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    Oakland City College - Cockrum Hall

    Oakland City, Indiana

    42.5 miles from Claremont, 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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    Ramsey Cemetery

    Effingham, Illinois

    46.6 miles from Claremont, 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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    Antioch Cemetery

    Sullivan, Indiana

    46.9 miles from Claremont, 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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    Blackfoot Cemetery

    Oakland City, Indiana

    48 miles from Claremont, 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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    Bethel Cemetery - Nathan Hinkle Grave

    Shelburn, Indiana

    48.1 miles from Claremont, 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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    Pemberton Hall - Eastern Illinois University

    Charleston, Illinois

    53.9 miles from Claremont, IL

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


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    Robin Hill

    Mount Vernon, Indiana

    54.2 miles from Claremont, 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

    55.5 miles from Claremont, 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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    Troy Taylor
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    Ashmore Estates

    Ashmore, Illinois

    56.1 miles from Claremont, 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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    Saint Omer Cemetery

    Ashmore, Illinois

    58.7 miles from Claremont, 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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    Vigo County Historical Museum

    Terre Haute, Indiana

    58.9 miles from Claremont, 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

    60 miles from Claremont, 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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    Highland Lawn Cemetery

    Terre Haute, Indiana

    61.9 miles from Claremont, 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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    Violin Annie - Elmwood Cemetery

    Centralia, Illinois

    63.4 miles from Claremont, 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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    Markle Mill - Old Mill Dam

    North Terre Haute, Indiana

    65.1 miles from Claremont, 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

    65.4 miles from Claremont, 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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    The Harrison Street Inn

    Sullivan, Illinois

    69.6 miles from Claremont, 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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    The Old Slave House - Crenshaw Mansion

    Junction, Illinois

    70.5 miles from Claremont, 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

    70.5 miles from Claremont, 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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    Williams Bridge

    Williams, Indiana

    70.6 miles from Claremont, 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

    72.9 miles from Claremont, 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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    Zion United Church Of Christ Cemetery

    Poland, Indiana

    73.5 miles from Claremont, 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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    French Lick Springs Hotel

    French Lick, Indiana

    73.8 miles from Claremont, 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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    Rockport Inn

    Rockport, Indiana

    76.5 miles from Claremont, 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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    Whispers Estate

    Mitchell, Indiana

    80.7 miles from Claremont, IL

    Featured on some TV shows, the estate is said to be the site of many paranormal occurrences including apparitions, voice phenomena, jiggling doorknobs, tremors, unexplained smells, shaking furniture, and a vortex in the heart of the house.


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    Boone-Hutcheson Cemetery

    Greencastle, Indiana

    81.9 miles from Claremont, 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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    Old Jail Inn

    Rockville, Indiana

    82.3 miles from Claremont, 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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    Indiana University Bloomington

    Bloomington, Indiana

    83.8 miles from Claremont, IL

    Indiana University Bloomington is said to be haunted in several spots on campus. One is the Career Center, babies are heard crying, and at the Folklore Office a deceased department head has been seen. At the Indiana Memorial Union, suicide victims and a ghost dog roam, and apparitions have been ...


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    Cloverdale Cemetery

    Cloverdale, Indiana

    83.9 miles from Claremont, 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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    Cave-in-Rock State Park

    Cave-In-Rock, Illinois

    87 miles from Claremont, IL

    The ghost story here starts with Samuel Mason, a robber who established a gambling tavern here around 1800. He attracted customers with alchohol, prostitutes and gambling, then robbed and sometimes killed them. Although now the site is known for its natural features, some witnesses have reported hearing moans and cries ...


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    Baker Hollow Road Cemetery

    Marion, Kentucky

    88 miles from Claremont, IL

    Witnesses say Baker Hollow Road Cemetery disappears and reappears in different locations, so it is hard to find. They also describe overwhelming feelings of grief, music playing, laughter, screams, and the sound of something unseen trying to get into your car. Apparitions of soldiers, a ghost dog, and men hanging ...


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    The Grand Rose Hotel

    Elizabethtown, Illinois

    89.9 miles from Claremont, IL

    At this 1812 establishment with a view of the Ohio River, former owner Sarah Rose is said to linger beyond the grave. Her apparition has been seen walking in the second-floor hallways as well as climbing the stairs. Folks also have reported hearing a disembodied female voice and finding that ...


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    Anderson Cemetery - Cemetery X

    Taylorville, Illinois

    90.4 miles from Claremont, 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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    Wynn Cemetery

    Clay, Kentucky

    91.6 miles from Claremont, IL

    According to local legend, two witches were buried in above-ground graves at Wynn Cemetery, and there are three trees here from which accused witches were hanged. Visitors have reported strange happenings on the anniversaries of their deaths and sudden temperature changes. Some witnesses have reported seeing a black apparition here ...


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    Greenwood Cemetery

    Decatur, Illinois

    93.3 miles from Claremont, 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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    Lincoln Square Theatre

    Decatur, Illinois

    93.7 miles from Claremont, 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

    93.9 miles from Claremont, 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

    94.3 miles from Claremont, 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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    Allerton Mansion

    Monticello, Illinois

    95.8 miles from Claremont, 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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    Hundley House Bed and Breakfast

    Carbondale, Illinois

    96.6 miles from Claremont, 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

    96.8 miles from Claremont, 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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    Riverview Mansion Hotel

    Golconda, Illinois

    97.6 miles from Claremont, IL

    Now known as The Levee Lounge & Historic Riverview Mansion, the hotel is haunted by Miss Lucy Morse, wife of a former county bank president. Since the 1920's, her friendly spirit has been encountered on several occasions by guests and staff. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Fischer Theater

    Danville, Illinois

    99 miles from Claremont, 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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    Grapevine Cemetery

    Madisonville, Kentucky

    101.8 miles from Claremont, IL

    Grapevine Cemetery reportedly has a statue of an angel that cries blood and a ghost of a young man who committed suicide in after his girlfriend left. Witnesses say if he hears a love song playing from your car, he will scream.


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    Lick Creek Cemetery

    Dawson Springs, Kentucky

    102.9 miles from Claremont, IL

    At the small Lick Creek Cemetery, visitors have reported apparitions, glowing eyes, and objects that fade in and out of sight.


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    Avon Bridge

    Danville, Indiana

    106.2 miles from Claremont, IL

    The Haunted Bridge of Avon is half mile south of U.S. Highway 36 on CR 625. It is said to be haunted by a ghost (or maybe two or three) who moans or cries tears onto the bridge. Some legends say it's Henry Johnson, a construction worker fond of the ...


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    Lincoln College

    Lincoln, Illinois

    123.9 miles from Claremont, 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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