Haunted Places in Evansville, Indiana



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    Willard Library

    Evansville, Indiana

    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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    Robin Hill

    Mount Vernon, Indiana

    19 miles from Evansville, IN

    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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    Blackfoot Cemetery

    Oakland City, Indiana

    26.6 miles from Evansville, IN

    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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    Oakland City College - Cockrum Hall

    Oakland City, Indiana

    27.5 miles from Evansville, IN

    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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    Rockport Inn

    Rockport, Indiana

    28.4 miles from Evansville, IN

    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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    Wynn Cemetery

    Clay, Kentucky

    42.5 miles from Evansville, IN

    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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    Crenshaw House

    Junction, Illinois

    43.6 miles from Evansville, IN

    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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    The Old Slave House - Crenshaw Mansion

    Junction, Illinois

    43.6 miles from Evansville, IN

    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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    Baker Hollow Road Cemetery

    Marion, Kentucky

    44.4 miles from Evansville, IN

    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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    Grapevine Cemetery

    Madisonville, Kentucky

    47 miles from Evansville, IN

    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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    Cave-in-Rock State Park

    Cave-In-Rock, Illinois

    48 miles from Evansville, IN

    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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    Lick Creek Cemetery

    Dawson Springs, Kentucky

    50.5 miles from Evansville, IN

    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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    The Grand Rose Hotel

    Elizabethtown, Illinois

    54.9 miles from Evansville, IN

    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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    107-1/2 East Main Cross

    Greenville, Kentucky

    57.3 miles from Evansville, IN

    The location is believed to have been a hospital in the 1800's. Currently it is a restaurant with apartments above. Before that it was a law office. Family just moved there and have seen a man on many occasions walking through the apartment. Strange noises, etc. ...


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    French Lick Springs Hotel

    French Lick, Indiana

    64.5 miles from Evansville, IN

    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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    Riverview Mansion Hotel

    Golconda, Illinois

    66 miles from Evansville, IN

    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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    Bond's Chapel Cemetery

    West Baden Springs, Indiana

    70 miles from Evansville, IN

    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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    Fife Opera House

    Palestine, Illinois

    71.1 miles from Evansville, IN

    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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    Williams Bridge

    Williams, Indiana

    74.5 miles from Evansville, IN

    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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    Gates of Hell - Grandview Cemetery - Kasey's Cemetery

    Custer, Kentucky

    76.5 miles from Evansville, IN

    Grandview Cemetery, aka Kasey's Cemetery or the Gates of Hell, contains the graves of people from the 1700s and 1800s as well as the ruins of an iron and stone gate. Some say one time an enormous green orb appeared here, hovered a short time, then shot straight up and ...


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    Doe Run Inn

    Brandenburg, Kentucky

    77.7 miles from Evansville, IN

    At this historic hotel, there is a quirky ghost who has been seen on the stairway and in the dining room. What's quirky about him? He loves to untie unsuspecting guests' shoes!


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    Whispers Estate

    Mitchell, Indiana

    78.6 miles from Evansville, IN

    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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    Antioch Cemetery

    Sullivan, Indiana

    79.4 miles from Evansville, IN

    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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    C. C. Cohen Building

    Paducah, Kentucky

    83.7 miles from Evansville, IN

    C.C. Cohen's restaurant closed around 2010, and is now reported to be called Shandies. The place is rumored to be haunted by the ghost of Stella Cohen Peine, the last member of the Cohen family, who died in her apartment upstairs. Chairs move by themselves, salt and pepper shakers fall ...


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    Bethel Cemetery - Nathan Hinkle Grave

    Shelburn, Indiana

    84.8 miles from Evansville, IN

    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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    Happy Hollow Rd

    Benton, Kentucky

    86.4 miles from Evansville, IN

    Supposedly Happy Hollow Rd here in Marshall County Ky is haunted by a girl who died this road. If you were to put your car in neutral & let it roll downhill you will see this girls hand prints on your windshield and feel her pushing your car back & ...


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    King Cemetery

    Dieterich, Illinois

    86.6 miles from Evansville, IN

    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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    Tunnelton Tunnel

    Bedford, Indiana

    87.1 miles from Evansville, IN

    The apparition of a man who was decapitated during the tunnel's construction has been reported; many folks say he appears to be searching for his head. One rumor states that there is a graveyard atop the tunnel, and during its construction, some of the bodies fell through into the tunnel. ...


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    Western Kentucky University

    Bowling Green, Kentucky

    91.2 miles from Evansville, IN

    Western Kentucky University is rumored to have many haunts in many different buildings: Academic Complex - Formerly a hospital and now classrooms, medical facilities and TV and radio stations, the complex workers have heard strange sounds, seen apparitions out of the corners of their eyes, and saw a CD player ...


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    Mammoth Cave National Park

    Mammoth Cave, Kentucky

    96.5 miles from Evansville, IN

    Around 4,000 years ago, it is believed that prehistoric Native Americans mined these cave walls for its minerals and buried their dead inside the cave. In the 1800s, Dr. Frank Gorin (or, some reports say, Dr. John Croghan) established a colony for tuberculosis patients in the cave, believing the cave ...


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    Octagon Hall

    Franklin, Kentucky

    97.5 miles from Evansville, IN

    The historic Octagon Hall was completed in 1859, and is rumored to be haunted. In the 1860s it is said that a young girl burned to death in the basement kitchen, and local stories tell that during a 2003 Halloween ghost tour, the fireplace kettle, which hangs from a moveable ...


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    Indiana University Bloomington

    Bloomington, Indiana

    99.4 miles from Evansville, IN

    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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    Bell Witch Cave

    Adams, Tennessee

    99.5 miles from Evansville, IN

    The famous legend of the Bell Witch has been written about for over a century. Many movies and stories have been based on this legend as well. Some say this story of the Bell family being haunted by a poltergeist or witch is unsubstantiated and a hoax. Other reports say ...


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    Austin Peay State University

    Clarksville, Tennessee

    100.1 miles from Evansville, IN

    Austin Peay State University's Trahern Theater is said to be haunted by Margaret, a ghost who haunts the third floor and the stage. Margaret is said to tinker with elevators and electricity, lock doors, bang on lockers and call the names of students.


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    Ramsey Cemetery

    Effingham, Illinois

    101.2 miles from Evansville, IN

    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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    Bellwood Mansion

    Indian Mound, Tennessee

    101.7 miles from Evansville, IN

    Bellwood Mansion is reportedly an abandoned mansion in the middle of the woods, and it's a magnet for local legends about ghost sightings and witchcraft.


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    Vigo County Historical Museum

    Terre Haute, Indiana

    102.4 miles from Evansville, IN

    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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    Resthaven Memorial Gardens

    Clarksville, Tennessee

    103.3 miles from Evansville, IN

    Behind the cemetery, reports say, is a house that was once the home of a slave owner. Rumor has it that one of his slaves forced himself upon his daughter and got her pregnant, and the master killed the slave. The slave's ghost is said to roam the house looking ...


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    Indiana State University

    Terre Haute, Indiana

    103.6 miles from Evansville, IN

    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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    Zion United Church Of Christ Cemetery

    Poland, Indiana

    105.6 miles from Evansville, IN

    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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    Story Inn

    Nashville, Indiana

    106.3 miles from Evansville, IN

    Reportedly haunted by a female ghost who appears most often in a specific room when a blue table lamp is turned on. For this reason the ghost has been dubbed "The Blue Lady". There are numerous reports of the Blue Lady ghost and the owner (who claims to ...


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    Stepp Cemetery

    Martinsville, Indiana

    110.7 miles from Evansville, IN

    Small Stepp Cemetery has about 25 graves and features in many local legends, from its founding by cult members to a grieving mother who committed suicide here after losing her baby. Her apparition, according to witnesses, appears dressed in black and crying over the baby's grave.


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    Ridge Cemetery

    Tower Hill, Illinois

    117.9 miles from Evansville, IN

    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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