Haunted Places in Gary, Indiana



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    Carolina Street Demon House

    Gary, Indiana

    The house was said to be haunted by more than 200 demons. Witnesses have reported levitating children, swarms of flies that mysteriously appear in winter, footprints, and apparitions. The demons were believed to have possessed the three children of the family who lived there, and case workers, priests and police ...


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    Reeder Road

    Griffith, Indiana

    6.5 miles from Gary, IN

    Local lore about Reder Road tells of Elizabeth Wilson, a hitchhiking ghost who drowned in a swamp when her car went off the road. Her ghost waits at the roadside for a ride to her former house, but she disappears from cars at Ross Cemetery, where she was buried in ...


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    Stallbohm-Kaske House

    Munster, Indiana

    8.3 miles from Gary, IN

    According to locals, the original inn that stood here burned down on Halloween of 1909. And in 1949, resident Wilhelmina Kaske passed away in a front bedroom, and these incidents may have led to the house's hauntings. Witnesses have reported a figure leaning out of the barn window, a presence ...


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    Whihala Beach

    Whiting, Indiana

    9.7 miles from Gary, IN

    Some say that at Whihala Beach at night, you can see and hear phantom sailboats and apparitions of folks swimming and playing with innertubes in old-fashioned bathing suits.


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    Old Porter Road

    Portage, Indiana

    10.3 miles from Gary, IN

    The shadowy figures that have been seen along the train tracks by Old Porter Road are a mystery. Some say they are almost doglike, with a tail and glowing yellow eyes. They have been known to run alongside trains and bay into the night.


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    Wolf Mansion - Josephus Wolf House

    Valparaiso, Indiana

    10.7 miles from Gary, IN

    Legend has it that the mansion owner went crazy after slavery was abolished, and in his rage, he killed all of his slaves and their children. Some stories say he even killed his family while he was at it. Then he killed himself. Now, folks say, an unexplained light comes ...


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    Crown Point Sheriff's House and Jail

    Crown Point, Indiana

    12.3 miles from Gary, IN

    The Crown Point Sheriff's House was built in 1882, and the jail was added on in 1926. This is the very jail from which John Dillinger made his notorious escape in 1934. He used jail-issued razor blades to carved a gun out of part of a wooden washboard. He used ...


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    Ax-Man's House - Ax-Man's Bridge

    Crete, Illinois

    14.6 miles from Gary, IN

    Legends told by locals say that in the 1970s, a man killed his wife, kids, and two policeman with an ax before hanging their bodies from meat hooks in his shed. When the police found out, he ran from them. The police gave pursuit and shot him in the woods ...


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    Indiana Dunes State Park

    Chesterton, Indiana

    15.3 miles from Gary, IN

    Around 1915, this area was mostly wilderness, and stories often came from fishermen about a naked woman who would swim in the lake. She was said to be Alice Marble Gray, a hermit who lived along the beach. She was the daughter of a Chicago couple and was cultured and ...


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    Inn at Aberdeen

    Valparaiso, Indiana

    16.4 miles from Gary, IN

    A playful haunt at this 1830s-era inn has been known to hide guests' belongings in odd places. For example, one guest's missing lipstick turned up in a shoe. Cold spots and disembodied footsteps also have been reported, and psychic and ghost-hunting teams have determined that there are spirits of a ...


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    Porter County Jail and Sheriff's House

    Valparaiso, Indiana

    17.2 miles from Gary, IN

    Porter County Jail and Sheriff's House is rumored to be haunted and has been used at Halloween for a haunted house attraction. Witnesses have described many strange occurrences including orbs of light and objects that turn up missing.


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    Maple Tree Inn

    Blue Island, Illinois

    17.7 miles from Gary, IN

    This Louisiana-style brasserie serves up classic southern fare in a historic former speakeasy dating back to the early 1920's, and is rumoured to be haunted be a former owner. Known as 'Helen', the spirit haunting the place is not pleased with the changes occurring in her former establishment, and ...


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    Valparaiso University

    Valparaiso, Indiana

    18.1 miles from Gary, IN

    At the Alumni Hall at Valparaiso University, two ghost children, age 8 or 9 and wearing jogging pants, are known to run up and down the hallways at about 2 a.m. According to some of the student residents, the ghosts have spoken to them and told them they were playing ...


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    The Givens Castle - Beverly Castle Academy

    Chicago, Illinois

    18.5 miles from Gary, IN

    The 1886 limestone-towered castle built by real estate promoter and novelist Robert G. Givens is said to be haunted by his Irish wife, who passed away before she could come to America to live in her castle. Witnesses say her apparition has been seen walking up the hill to the ...


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    Green Hornet Trolley Disaster Site

    Chicago, Illinois

    19.3 miles from Gary, IN

    33 people were burned alive when a trolley collided with a tanker carrying gasoline. It is believed that victims may still be here reliving that fateful day. Submitted by Chris Berglund


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    Holmes Death Castle Location

    Chicago, Illinois

    19.9 miles from Gary, IN

    A post office now stands on the former site of the Holmes Death Castle, or Murder Castle, built by serial killer H.H. Holmes. He built the hotel to lure in 1893 Chicago World's Fair visitors, then tortured and murdered his guests, including women and children. In this area, witnesses say ...


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    Evergreen Cemetery

    Evergreen Park, Illinois

    21 miles from Gary, IN

    The phantom hitchhiker in this ghost story is a teenaged girl who looks for a ride to Evergreen Park, where she vanishes from the vehicle. Legends say her body is buried in Evergreen Cemetery within the park, but her identity or the reason for her restlessness is unknown. This ghost ...


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    St. Mary's Cemetery

    Evergreen Park, Illinois

    21.2 miles from Gary, IN

    The cemetery and surrounding areas have seen a lot of violent deaths, but despite that, not a lot of ghostly phenomena have been reported or known here. However, drivers past the cemetery late at night have seen a man leaning against the fence and looking at them as they passed.


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    Midlothian Turnpike

    Midlothian, Illinois

    21.8 miles from Gary, IN

    Drivers on the turnpike have reported phantom cars and trucks that appear suddenly, causing the drivers to swerve. Phantom gang activity also has been seen, involving car chases full of gangsters shooting at each other with tommy guns. Some drivers have collided with the ghostly vehicles, even hearing shattered glass ...


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    Lake Prairie Cemetery

    Lowell, Indiana

    21.9 miles from Gary, IN

    Apparitions of deceased townspeople, ghostly mists, and orbs all have been reported at this cemetery, especially in the southern half, which is the oldest.


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    St. Rita of Cascia

    Chicago, Illinois

    22 miles from Gary, IN

    This site is known for a harrowing experience said to have happened on All Souls Day (November 2) in the 1960s. Reports say a small gathering of parishioners witnessed the organ begin to play by itself as 6 robed monks, 3 in red and 3 in white, advanced toward the ...


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    Bachelor's Grove Cemetery

    Midlothian, Illinois

    22.1 miles from Gary, IN

    Beginning in the 1970s, visitors here have seen orbs, apparitions, phantom vehicles, and even a floating, shrinking, and vanishing phantom farmhouse. A mysterious black dog and figures in monks' robes also have been seen. Investigations by ghost researchers have turned up ghostly images and electronic voice phenomena.


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    Camp Falcon

    Gary, Illinois

    23.1 miles from Gary, IN

    Location is on 143rd street, (Midlothian Turnpike) about about a 1 mile west of Oak Park. Just a mere road across the street from Tinley Creek Woods about half a mile into the woods. It is unknown when the camp grounds were abandoned or why but location has been ...


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    John J. Glessner House

    Chicago, Illinois

    23.1 miles from Gary, IN

    The prisonlike 1887 mansion is said to be haunted by its architect, Henry Hobson Richardson. His white apparition has been seen in the bedroom and on the stairs, and cold spots are felt about the mansion.


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    Triple Crown Seafood Restaurant

    Chicago, Illinois

    23.2 miles from Gary, IN

    Housed in an old apartment building, this restaurant is rumoured to be haunted by a former resident. A shadowy apparition has been seen lurking near the bathrooms, and dirty dishes left out overnight have been known to clean themselves. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Benton House

    Chicago, Illinois

    23.2 miles from Gary, IN

    The Benton House, circa 1909, may be haunted by “Ma” Benton. Witnesses have seen apparitions and heard slamming doors and footsteps, and someone unseen has been known to put out the fire in the fireplace. The place was featured on an episode of TV's Ghost Hunters.


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    St Turibius Church

    Chicago, Illinois

    23.8 miles from Gary, IN

    At this old Roman Catholic church, the ghost of a priest named Father Joe Lechert lingers. It is said that after a church reorganization he was let go, and as a result, he died of a broken heart. Parishioners and altar boys say they have seen his ghostly figure and ...


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    Congress Plaza Hotel

    Chicago, Illinois

    24.2 miles from Gary, IN

    This is one of those hotels that is so old and has so much history floating around it that there are practically as many ghost stories as there are room. The Al Capone one (where people claim to see him waking the halls) however is one that is certainly ...


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    Chicago Board Options Exchange

    Chicago, Illinois

    24.5 miles from Gary, IN

    A 1979 battle over a trade has resulted in some lingering spirits. The two angry men involved in the conflict decided to step outside, where they fought near the horse statue fountain. One man was hurt so badly that he died before paramedics could help him. Janitors in the building ...


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    Jane Addams Hull House

    Chicago, Illinois

    24.7 miles from Gary, IN

    Used as a settlement house beginning in the late 19th century, Hull House operated as a place that attempted to influence and improve the lives of the poorer neighbors in the community. The most often repeated story about Hull House (and the inspiration for the story Rosemary's Baby) is that ...


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    Holy Family Church

    Chicago, Illinois

    24.7 miles from Gary, IN

    At this old church, one of the few structures that survived the Chicago Fire, parishioners have reported seeing a white apparition.


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    Death Alley

    Chicago, Illinois

    24.9 miles from Gary, IN

    Death Alley is the alley behind the Oriental Theater, formerly the Iroquois Theater, believed to haunted by ghosts from Iroquois Theater Fire on December 30, 1903. The theater was full of nearly 2,000 people when the fire broke out, thought to be caused from faulty wiring, during a vaudeville show ...


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    Site of Fort Dearborn

    Chicago, Illinois

    24.9 miles from Gary, IN

    The intersection of Wacker Drive and Michigan Avenue in Chicago's Loop area was once the site of Fort Dearborn. Road workers there found many buried human skeletons, and since then there have been many sightings of ghostly apparitions of 19th-century settlers in the area. The fort is gone now, but ...


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    House of Blues

    Chicago, Illinois

    25.1 miles from Gary, IN

    Reports say the site is haunted by the ghost of a little girl who died of an illness. Witnesses have seen and heard her, and in one instance she was found playing with a living boy's toys. She asked the boy to play with her, but when he screamed, she ...


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    Clark Street Bridge

    Chicago, Illinois

    25.1 miles from Gary, IN

    The Eastland Disaster occurred nearby in 1915, in which an overloaded passenger steamer Eastland capsized while still tied to the dock, killing over 800 people. It is said that their moans and cries can still be heard around the Clark Street Bridge.


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    The Dome Room - Excalibur Nightclub

    Chicago, Illinois

    25.4 miles from Gary, IN

    This night club is said to be haunted by presences that linger from when it was once used as a makeshift morgue, during the Eastland Disaster in 1915.


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    Water Tower

    Chicago, Illinois

    25.4 miles from Gary, IN

    This 1869 limestone tower, one of the symbols of Old Chicago, was built for use in firefighting. It is said to be haunted by a man who died in the Chicago Fire of 1871. Instead of fleeing, the worker stayed to man the pumps, and it is said that when ...


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    Harpo Inc.

    Chicago, Illinois

    25.6 miles from Gary, IN

    Oprah Winfrey's headquarters building is said to be haunted by victims of the Eastland Disaster, a 1915 incident in which an overloaded passenger steamer rolled over while still docked, killing over 800 people. The building was an armory at the time, and was used as a makeshift morgue.


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    Frank Leavy - Firehouse No. 107

    Chicago, Illinois

    25.6 miles from Gary, IN

    According to legend, in 1924 Fireman Frank Leavy had a premonition of his death as he rested with his palm against a windowpane. Sure enough, that very day a wall collapsed during a call, and killed him. His palm print remained on the glass, and no cleanser or glass expert ...


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    Drake Hotel

    Chicago, Illinois

    25.6 miles from Gary, IN

    The historic Drake Hotel's tenth floor is believed to be haunted by a ghostly woman in red. As legend has it, she was at a New Year's Eve party in 1920 when she caught her husband with another woman, and she flung herself to her death from the tenth-floor window.


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    Baums Bridge Inn

    Kouts, Indiana

    26.1 miles from Gary, IN

    This inn is reported to be home to a the apparition of a man surrounded by a dim light. He is said to appear around midnight and may be a bit shy: Rumor has it that if you look at him too long, he will become enraged and appear in ...


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    Adobo Grill

    Chicago, Illinois

    26.5 miles from Gary, IN

    The Victorian-style building that houses the Adobo Grill restaurant was erected in 1872 after the Great Fire ravaged the previously standing bakery factory. It is known to be haunted, and especially active when renovations are made to the building. Folks have reported many different incidents of paranormal phenomena, including seeing ...


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    Polish Museum of America

    Chicago, Illinois

    26.7 miles from Gary, IN

    This Chicago cultural museum is said to be haunted by the ghost of renowned pianist Ignace Paderewski.


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    Morton College

    Cicero, Illinois

    26.7 miles from Gary, IN

    The spirit of Emily, a young girl who was murdered, lingers around this school. The murder took place on nearby Laramie Bridge before the school was built. Security guards have seen Emily on the rooftops at night, and theatergoers have heard her in the theater, especially during violent plays that ...


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    SMC Cartage Company - St. Valentine's Day Massacre

    Chicago, Illinois

    27.2 miles from Gary, IN

    The site of the St. Valentine's Day Massacre in 1929, the factory building that stood here was a red brick structure. Inside, seven men were gunned down execution style by Al Capone's men. The building was turned into a 1920s-themed club in 1972. Folks said seven shadowy figures would appear ...


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    Resurrection Mary

    Justice, Illinois

    27.3 miles from Gary, IN

    Resurrection Mary, according to popular local legend, was a pretty young girl who was killed in a hit-and-run accident while walking along Archer Avenue. She had just left the Oh Henry Ballroom after a fight with her boyfriend. The driver left Mary to die. Her grief-stricken parents buried her in ...


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    Grant Hospital - Lincoln Park Hospital

    Chicago, Illinois

    27.4 miles from Gary, IN

    The old Grant Hospital became Lincoln Park Hospital, and then the building closed in 2008, reportedly as a result of the recession. Reports say cold spots, bad feelings, and moaning sounds have been heard and felt in the building.


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    Archer Woods Cemetery

    Willow Springs, Illinois

    27.7 miles from Gary, IN

    Legend has it that only those leaving the cemetery can see and hear a white, filmy, hovering spirit of a sobbing woman.


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    Portage Woods

    Lyons, Illinois

    27.8 miles from Gary, IN

    These woods are known by locals to be the home of the ancient gnomes. Beware coming here at night, glowing eyes follow you throughout these woods. Heavy sightings are seen on the other side of the river, just over the railway bridge. (Submitted by Juan Z)


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    Biograph Theatre

    Chicago, Illinois

    27.8 miles from Gary, IN

    The historic 1914 movie theater outside of which John Dillinger was shot in 1934 is sometimes visited by the ghost of the notorious bank robber, whose apparition can be seen running in the alley behind the building. Today it is still a theater, but houses live productions instead of films.


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