Old Porter Road

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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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Old Porter Road
Portage, IN
United States

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41.59576735243104, -87.14705443329876
Porter County, Indiana
Nearest Towns:
Portage, IN (2.0 mi.)
Burns Harbor, IN (2.2 mi.)
Ogden Dunes, IN (3.0 mi.)
South Haven, IN (3.8 mi.)
Porter, IN (4.0 mi.)
Chesterton, IN (4.4 mi.)
Dune Acres, IN (4.9 mi.)
Lake Station, IN (5.0 mi.)
Wheeler, IN (6.0 mi.)
New Chicago, IN (7.1 mi.)


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  1. I was out late one night with my boyfriend and we was on Old Porter Av. but it wasn’t were thos other sidings was where the train tracks are. It was at the start of the road on the other side of the 249 / Willowcreek Rd. I was driving and had to turn around I pulled into someone’s driveway and the next thing I noticed was a Rottweiler walking down the road and I told my boyfriend and he saw it and told me it’s ok just back out the dog will move ok I told him so I did weirdest thING that happened next is when I went to back out it was the same direction as the dog I started going forward slowly just to see if it’s any were around in sit and it was gone like it was never their to of began with.

  2. Another photo of a coyote at the RR tracks and Old Porter Road. In fact, the streetview that heads this page… I live down on the left, you can barely see my van.

  3. Between Old Porter road and Hwy 20 along Salt Creek, there used to be an old abandoned farm I remember back from the 70’s. We used to play there as kids. I remember that the place looked like it was abandoned because it looked like people just left the place with all its belongings. We also found bones which were scattered about, which we assumed to be animals, but who knows. Since than the area has been developed with duplexes.

  4. I´m pretty sure my house is haunted because my dog never got in my room and i’ve been scratched and shadowy figures has been seen by me,so does anyone know what i should do?

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