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 down in an 1888 lightning strike, killing everyone inside, and it is said to be haunted by those who lost their lives. Clanging sounds, unpleasant smells, and a dark man’s apparition were repeated occurrences in the 1900s when the Webb family and Dr. Webb’s office occupied the building. The hauntings continued until Dr. Webb began to lose his patience — and his patients, too, many of whom went missing. After a period of inactivity at the house, investigators from the local police found the place abandoned and Dr. Webb’s family members violently murdered in every room. In the basement they found Dr. Webb’s torture chambers where he had perpetrated unspeakable experiments on his patients. The house was boarded up for 30 years after this, until the American Legion bought the property in the 1940s. It is still said to be haunted, with witnesses citing electrical problems, missing objects, strange noises after closing time and dark shadow figures that walk from room to room. The Carriage House is sometimes open for a haunted house during Halloween.
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- 914 E Main St
New Albany, IN 47150
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- 38.28651411803078, -85.81273865270919
- Floyd County, Indiana
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