Haunted Places in Hancock County, Kentucky



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    Rockport Inn

    Rockport, Indiana

    15 miles from Hancock County, KY

    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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    Gates of Hell - Grandview Cemetery - Kasey's Cemetery

    Custer, Kentucky

    33.1 miles from Hancock County, KY

    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

    36.1 miles from Hancock County, KY

    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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    Blackfoot Cemetery

    Oakland City, Indiana

    41.1 miles from Hancock County, KY

    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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    Bethlehem Academy

    Elizabethtown, Kentucky

    43.8 miles from Hancock County, KY

    The old Bethlehem Academy, once a convent and then a hotel, is now a restaurant. Rumor has it that it's haunted by the ghosts of nuns and other folks who were murdered on the premises long ago. The spirits manifest by turning lights on and off and moving chairs and ...

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    Willard Library

    Evansville, Indiana

    44.4 miles from Hancock County, KY

    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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    Oakland City College - Cockrum Hall

    Oakland City, Indiana

    46.5 miles from Hancock County, KY

    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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    Ditto House Inn

    West Point, Kentucky

    46.7 miles from Hancock County, KY

    Used as a headquarters and a hospital during the Civil War, this inn is said to be haunted by soldiers and other folks who passed away here during that era. Some guests have reported being touched or spoken to by the spirits. The inn has been featured on many TV ...

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    107-1/2 East Main Cross

    Greenville, Kentucky

    49.4 miles from Hancock County, KY

    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

    49.8 miles from Hancock County, KY

    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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    Hardin County Historical Museum

    Elizabethtown, Kentucky

    51.2 miles from Hancock County, KY

    This historical museum houses many civil war and pioneer artefacts from the county history; and perhaps even a few ghosts. A spectral male apparition in a brown suit has been seen wandering the halls of the museum after closing hours. (Submitted by Callum Swift)

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    Morrison Masonic Lodge

    Elizabethtown, Kentucky

    51.2 miles from Hancock County, KY

    The ghosts of Civil War soldiers have been spotted at this Lodge building, and witnesses also have reported unexplained footsteps and knocking and objects that move by themselves. The alarm goes off when no one is in the building, and ghosts have shown up in photos and have been heard ...

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    Captain Frank's Tomb

    Elizabeth, Indiana

    51.5 miles from Hancock County, KY

    Captain Frank McHarry's Tomb is located on a bluff overlooking the Ohio River. The gravesite of the steamboat captain is said to be visited by a ghostly light or mist. Legend has it that the tomb was built on this spot so he could watch over his former stomping grounds. ...

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    Grapevine Cemetery

    Madisonville, Kentucky

    53.7 miles from Hancock County, KY

    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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    Waverly Hills Sanatorium

    Louisville, Kentucky

    54.8 miles from Hancock County, KY

    This historic hospital, originally opened in 1910 to treat tuberculosis patients, has reportedly seen about 63,000 deaths. TV shows Ghost Adventures, Fact or Faked, Ghost Hunters and many more have featured the site. Witnesses here report unexplained lights, apparitions, shadowy forms and other various phenomena.

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    Bond's Chapel Cemetery

    West Baden Springs, Indiana

    58.1 miles from Hancock County, KY

    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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    Mammoth Cave National Park

    Mammoth Cave, Kentucky

    58.5 miles from Hancock County, KY

    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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    Culbertson Mansion

    New Albany, Indiana

    60.8 miles from Hancock County, KY

    Built in 1867 by William S. Culbertson, the mansion, which cost $120,000 to build at that time, is said to be haunted. Witnesses have heard doors shut by themselves and footsteps upstairs when no one is up there. Its Carriage House has a dark story attached to it. It burned ...

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    Old Louisville

    Louisville, Kentucky

    61.7 miles from Hancock County, KY

    This historic district of Louisville is said to be one of the largest preservation districts and Victorian neighborhoods in the country. It's no wonder that spirits lingering beyond the grave find it an attractive place to reside! There are reportedly many ghost tours and haunted houses here, and locals may ...

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    Western Kentucky University

    Bowling Green, Kentucky

    61.7 miles from Hancock County, KY

    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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    Lady of the Stairs - First Church of Christ Scientist

    Louisville, Kentucky

    61.7 miles from Hancock County, KY

    The Lady of the Stairs at the First Church of Christ Scientist is a female apparition that appears pacing and crying on the church steps. Locals call her Ms. G, as she is thought to belong to the Gathrights, a well-known local family of the early 1900s. Legend has it ...

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    The Brown Hotel

    Louisville, Kentucky

    62.1 miles from Hancock County, KY

    It is the 15th floor, used only for storage space, that is said to be haunted at this hotel. Witnesses say Mr. Brown himself may once have had a suite on this floor, and the elevator often stops at it, called by an unseen presence. Footprints have been seen walking ...

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    Louisville Palace Theater

    Louisville, Kentucky

    62.2 miles from Hancock County, KY

    Originally opened as the Loew's Theater in 1928, the theater is said to be haunted by several ghosts. Some are seen as apparitions in the balcony area, including a man in 1930s garb who disappears when approached. In the mezzanine lobby, a faceless woman in a 1940s clothing has been ...

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    The Seelbach Hilton Louisville

    Louisville, Kentucky

    62.3 miles from Hancock County, KY

    At this very old hotel building (construction originally began in 1903), there have been reports of TVs turning on at a very loud volume at about 4 a.m. Also, folks have heard the sound of running footsteps on wooden floors in the hallways, even though the halls are now carpeted.

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    Belle of Louisville

    Louisville, Kentucky

    62.7 miles from Hancock County, KY

    The historic steamboat is rumored to be haunted by former Captain Ben Winters, who died on board of a heart attack, and possibly by other felled workers, one of whom was crushed to death when machinery was turned on by accident and one killed when the paddlewheel unexpectedly went into ...

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    St. Joe Road Cemetery

    New Albany, Indiana

    63.2 miles from Hancock County, KY

    An alleged hanging tree at St. Joe Road Cemetery is said to be the root (no pun intended) of the hauntings here. The tree stands in the middle of the cemetery, and rumor has it that looking toward it from the back of the cemetery at night, you can see ...

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    Phoenix Hill Tavern

    Louisville, Kentucky

    63.5 miles from Hancock County, KY

    Folks at Phoenix Hill Tavern have reported disembodied footsteps that come down the stairs and walk across the floor, white flashes that reflect in mirrors, cold spots, and objects that move or disappear.

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    Old Bridge Inn

    Jeffersonville, Indiana

    63.7 miles from Hancock County, KY

    The house here was originally built in 1836, and is haunted by a kindly spirit. Locals think the ghost may be former owner Dr. Charles Hancock, a descendant of patriot John Hancock. Other spirits are said to reside here as well.

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    Whispers Estate

    Mitchell, Indiana

    63.8 miles from Hancock County, KY

    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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    Lick Creek Cemetery

    Dawson Springs, Kentucky

    63.9 miles from Hancock County, KY

    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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    Wynn Cemetery

    Clay, Kentucky

    65.1 miles from Hancock County, KY

    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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    Williams Bridge

    Williams, Indiana

    66.3 miles from Hancock County, KY

    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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    Tunnelton Tunnel

    Bedford, Indiana

    69 miles from Hancock County, KY

    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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    Mount Zion Cemetery

    Henryville, Indiana

    72.5 miles from Hancock County, KY

    A ghostly Green Lady is said to be the spirit of a young woman killed in a car accident nearby. She was buried here and now is said to walk its grounds, glowing green. It is said that if you park at the cemetery at night, she may cover it ...

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    Octagon Hall

    Franklin, Kentucky

    72.5 miles from Hancock County, KY

    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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    Coral Hill Road

    Glasgow, Kentucky

    74.3 miles from Hancock County, KY

    A harrowing tale has been told by a man who was walking along Coral Hill Road one night. He saw the transparent white form of a headless horseman, which then followed him home. The ghost was spotted by the man's family members, who awoke to find the ghost in the ...

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    Scott County Heritage Center

    Scottsburg, Indiana

    79.3 miles from Hancock County, KY

    The Scott County Heritage Center and Museum is housed in a building that was once the county poor farm. It is said to be haunted by former residents. Witnesses have described footsteps on the second floor when no one is up there, unexplained smells, a baby crying, and lights coming ...

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    Scott County Historical Museum

    Scottsburg, Indiana

    79.3 miles from Hancock County, KY

    Originally constructed in 1892 after the county seat moved to Scottsburg, the building served for many years as the district poor farm. During conversion to house the historical society, staff and workers allegedly encountered resistance of a paranormal kind. Visitors have reported hearing babies crying, disembodied footsteps on the ...

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    Bridgewater Cemetery

    Scottsburg, Indiana

    80.1 miles from Hancock County, KY

    The isolated hilltop Bridgewater Cemetery is known to have a glowing tombstone. The grave is that of a man who appears in ghostly form at night to guard the cemetery's gate.