Vigo County Historical Museum

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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 visitors has been known to move by itself.

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1411 S 6th St
Terre Haute, IN 47802
United States

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39.4522722, -87.4098937
Vigo County, Indiana
Nearest Towns:
Terre Haute, IN (1.0 mi.)
West Terre Haute, IN (2.3 mi.)
Toad Hop, IN (2.9 mi.)
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN (5.1 mi.)
North Terre Haute, IN (5.9 mi.)
Riley, IN (7.3 mi.)
Tecumseh, IN (7.7 mi.)
Seelyville, IN (8.1 mi.)
New Goshen, IN (9.3 mi.)
Shepardsville, IN (10.3 mi.)

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  1. I have lived in Terre Haute my whole life.I have always heard that the museum is haunted,its even in books! Ive never encountered anything while there. Which I have been many times through out my life from field trips with school,to visits and taking my children to visit. However I aways did get a really weird feeling while downstairs in the basement. I remember looking in the glass casings one time and I felt like someone that wasn’t my grandfather and I ran in the other room scared to death. Now I chuckle about it! Also Stiffy Green the dog was once there he may still be, I’m not sure.

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