Haunted Places in Onward, Indiana



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    Tillett Cemetery - Hookman's Cemetery

    Peru, Indiana

    9.5 miles from Onward, IN

    Tillett Cemetery is also known as Hookman's Cemetery because of a local tale of a ghostly man with a hook for a hand who prowls the nearby roads looking for victims. Thick, eerie fogs and cold spots are known to materialize in the area as well.


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    Mount Hope Cemetery

    Logansport, Indiana

    10.4 miles from Onward, IN

    Phantom sounds of horses and whistles that echo your own have been reported in this cemetery that dates back to the 1800s. Also, some reports say there are mausoleums here with spooky inscriptions like "Knock three times and they shall come."


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    Okie Pinokie

    Peru, Indiana

    12.3 miles from Onward, IN

    The Okie Pinokie Woods, according to local legend, are full of disembodied spirits. One of the many legends about the place centers on Joey Peoria, a young man who disappeared while camping in 1976. Brutally murdered men began showing up in the area, and folks say it was Joey who ...


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    2220 N Armstrong St

    Kokomo, Indiana

    13.3 miles from Onward, IN

    2220 N. Armstrong Kokomo Indiana is now an empty lot. There is no longer a home on the property. It was burned by a serial arsonist. He caused more than 22 structural fires in Kokomo. My childhood home was his last. The arsonist lived ...


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    Hamilton Road

    Mulberry, Indiana

    33.1 miles from Onward, IN

    Stories about Hamilton Road are of the urban legend type. For example, a ghost of a short man will chase you if you stop on the third bridge and flash your lights four times, then cross the bridge. Phantom flames are said to come from the woods where an 1800s ...


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    Roads Hotel

    Atlanta, Indiana

    34.3 miles from Onward, IN

    The 1893 hotel, once patronized by John Dillinger, is rumored to be haunted by many spirits. Witnesses have reported shadows and apparitions of men, women and children as well as disembodied voices, footsteps, lights that work on their own, and doors that open and close--or even slam--by themselves.


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    Harrison Cemetery

    West Lafayette, Indiana

    39.9 miles from Onward, IN

    At Harrison Cemetery, visitors have heard crying and moaning and had an eerie feeling that something is watching them. A few have been touched by something unseen or have had things thrown at them by invisible hands. Gravestones are said to move around here as well.


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    Old Kosciusko County Jail and Museum

    Warsaw, Indiana

    41.6 miles from Onward, IN

    The Old Kosciusko County Jail was in operation from 1870 to 1982. In 1982 the new Justice Building was completed and took over the housing of the inmates. The Old Jail subsequently became the home of the Kosciusko Historical Society now shares the county Genealogy Library. Employees, volunteers and visitors ...


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    Barbee Hotel

    Warsaw, Indiana

    48 miles from Onward, IN

    This historic hotel was frequented by Al Capone, who would stay in Room 301 and clear out all the rest of the guests so he could be alone. Cleaning staff have smelled cigar smoke coming from his room and have seen an ghostly man sitting in a booth in the ...


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    Old Whitley Jail

    Columbia City, Indiana

    48.8 miles from Onward, IN

    Old Whitley Jail, constructed in 1875, is said to be haunted by Charles Butler, a bully and alcoholic who shot his wife in the back in 1883. He was jailed here but escaped with four other prisoners when Sheriff Frank Allwein was out. But Butler was caught shortly thereafter when ...


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    State Theatre

    Anderson, Indiana

    49.1 miles from Onward, IN

    The State Theatre was opened in 1930 with eco friendly geo thermal heat and air system way before it's time and an acoustically engineered dome for the best sound for the first talkies. People have felt and seen various apparitions and vague whisperings in several places in the ...


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    O'Neal Bridge - Holiday Drive Bridge

    Zionsville, Indiana

    49.5 miles from Onward, IN

    O'Neal Bridge, aka Holiday Drive Bridge, was built around 1892 and restored in 2008-2009. The bridge may no longer be in use, according to reports. Legend has it that around this spot, a KKK lynching took place, and hauntings way stem from it. Witnesses have reported disembodied screams in the ...


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    Saint Joseph's College

    Collegeville, Indiana

    52.6 miles from Onward, IN

    Some of the many oddities at St. Joseph's College include a spirit in the chapel, a rumored exorcism at Aquinas Hall and reports of witnesses hearing voices in their heads inside Drexel Hall. Also, Dwenger Hall is rumored to be possessed, and the ghost of a baby is said to ...


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    Dog Face Bridge

    La Crosse, Indiana

    53.4 miles from Onward, IN

    Spooky legends surround this old bridge. The stories involve a honeymooning 1950s couple and a dog that ran out in front of the car, causing them to drive off of the bridge. Reports of many things have been made in the vicinity, including apparitions of bodies, apparitions of a females ...


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    Ivy House

    Fortville, Indiana

    55.4 miles from Onward, IN

    Built in 1921 by Dr. Jess E. Ferrell, the Ivy House bed-and-breakfast inn is said to have a haunt that came with the purchase of an antique piano. The owners say the instrument brought with it a ghost who makes the decidely nonmusical sounds of banging and walking footsteps.


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    Memory Gardens

    Rensselaer, Indiana

    55.6 miles from Onward, IN

    Memory Gardens is a cemetery with a haunted statue, locals claim. The saint statue at the back of the graveyard is rumored to move at night, keeping watch on visitors. Some say its head and arms will change position. However, the cemetery is closed after dark and trespassers will be ...


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    Potato Creek State Park

    North Liberty, Indiana

    58.7 miles from Onward, IN

    Potato Creek State Park has 327 acres of fields, woodlands, prairies and wetlands. It is said to be haunted by ghostly children who have drowned here while swimming or fishing over the years. The plaintive sound of a child crying or calling for its mother has been rumored to come ...


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    Gray Hotel

    Redkey, Indiana

    59.8 miles from Onward, IN

    This 1912 former hotel now houses the offices of a paranormal investigative team, who claim that the building is one of the most haunted in the entire state. With its troubling past of murder, manslaughter and illegal activity, it isn't that hard to believe either. At least two, possibly ...


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    Hays Cemetery

    Wilkinson, Indiana

    60 miles from Onward, IN

    Hays Cemetery, aka Main Street Graveyard, is said to be home to a "devil's child" because of a plant that grows in the shape of a pitchfork on her grave. Visiting is not recommended at night, as much of the area is private property and you could be arrested for ...


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    James Allison Mansion

    Indianapolis, Indiana

    60.7 miles from Onward, IN

    Built from 1911 to 1913, the mansion is said to be haunted. Sources may be a little girl who was visiting and drowned in the basement pool, or James Allison himself. The little girl's apparition has been seen, and witnesses also have reported voices in the attic, objects that move ...


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    Baums Bridge Inn

    Kouts, Indiana

    60.9 miles from Onward, 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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    The Pfeiffer House

    Fort Wayne, Indiana

    60.9 miles from Onward, IN

    The Pfeiffer House restaurant was built in 1905 as the Pfeiffer family home, and is said to be haunted by Fred Pfeiffer, who grew up in the house. Fred moved into an assisted-living center in 1989 and passed away in 1994, only to return to his beloved home. According to ...


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    Wheeler-Stokely Mansion

    Indianapolis, Indiana

    61 miles from Onward, IN

    Witnesses tell of an apparition of a man walking a dog and another ghost of a brunette woman who runs out a door and jumps into a phantom carriage. Some folks say they have been nudged off the dog walk, or had unexplained chills or uneasy feelings. Other apparitions have ...


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    Hotel Attica

    Attica, Indiana

    61.8 miles from Onward, IN

    A glowing apparition has been seen in several hotel rooms late at night or in the early hours of morning. Guests have reported seeing their closet doors open and close by themselves, as well as hearing ghostly voices and ballroom music. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Mason Long House

    Fort Wayne, Indiana

    61.9 miles from Onward, IN

    Mason Long was born in 1842 and was orphaned by age 10. He got a job and later fought in the Civil War. After that he became a businessman and ended up a successful stockbroker. He died here of a stroke in 1902. The private home is said to be ...


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    Attica Public Library

    Attica, Indiana

    62 miles from Onward, IN

    Built in 1905, the employees of this library have heard strange noises including knocking, whistling, whispering, dragging sounds, and even the sounds of the toys in the children's area moving by themselves after closing. The employees have also mentioned seeing figures watching them or shadows darting around. They ...


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    Rivoli Theatre

    Indianapolis, Indiana

    63.3 miles from Onward, IN

    The 1927 Rivoli Theatre is rumored to have been built atop Indian burial grounds. Witnesses have reported a wide array of hauntings that include apparitions, toilets that flush by themselves, faucets that turn on, a smoking cigarette butt that appeared in the ashtray out of nowhere, moving objects and things ...


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    Indianapolis Athletic Club

    Indianapolis, Indiana

    63.8 miles from Onward, IN

    Built in the 1920s, the Indianapolis Athletic Club is believed to be haunted by the ghost of a fireman who attempts to wake up guests in the middle of the night. Reports say the man died in a fire that occurred here in 1992.


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    Indiana Central State Hospital

    Indianapolis, Indiana

    63.9 miles from Onward, IN

    The 1848 Indiana Hospital for the Insane turned into the Central State Hospital in 1926. It is said to be haunted by many patients who suffered abuse here in the hospital's dark past. Witnesses have described shadows, apparitions, women's screams, electrical devices that turn on and off by themselves, unexplained ...


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    Indiana Repertory Theatre

    Indianapolis, Indiana

    64.1 miles from Onward, IN

    To avoid cold and rainy weather, a former artistic director used to jog indoors, around the upstairs mezzanine. He was killed suddenly when his nephew hit him with the car as he was jogging on a foggy day. Now, on cold and rainy days, witnesses say you can hear the ...


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    Slippery Noodle Inn

    Indianapolis, Indiana

    64.5 miles from Onward, IN

    The historic buildings that house the Slippery Noodle have been around for a while, since 1850, so it has its share of spirits. Among those seen are the ghosts of slaves, a cowboy, a caretaker, and a prostitute.


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    Finch Cemetery

    Portland, Indiana

    65.2 miles from Onward, IN

    The late-1800s Finch Cemetery at the Jay County Conservation Club is said to hold the grave of a boy named Cinderella. Rumor has it that the gravestones here shift, or disappear. If you count the gravestones on the way to Cinderella's grave, you will count 13. But on the way ...


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    Avon Haunted Bridge

    Avon, Indiana

    65.7 miles from Onward, IN

    The Avon Haunted Bridge is a railroad bridge that was built in 1906, and legend has it that it's haunted. So the story goes, a mother was walking with her baby on the tracks when they fell to their deaths. Locals would say every time you drove under the bridge ...


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    Ceylon Covered Bridge

    Geneva, Indiana

    65.9 miles from Onward, IN

    Local legend has it that many years ago a group of teens performed a séance here, during which a body fell to the floor, leaving a big blood stain near the pentagram they drew. The experience is rumored to have opened a portal from which strange things come.


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    Paul Ruster Park Cemetery

    Indianapolis, Indiana

    65.9 miles from Onward, IN

    The ghost of a little boy who was killed beside the nearby train tracks is said to walk along the paths or the nearby roadway playing his harmonica.


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    Hacienda Restaurant

    Mishawaka, Indiana

    66.8 miles from Onward, IN

    Once a private mansion, Hacienda Mexican Restaurant is rumored to be haunted by apparitions of those who used to live here. Some stories say one apparition belongs to a maid with whom the mansion's owner had an affair. When the maid became pregnant, he shunned her, so she hanged herself ...


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    Avon Bridge

    Danville, Indiana

    67 miles from Onward, IN

    The Haunted Bridge of Avon is half mile south of U.S. Highway 36 on CR 625. It is said to be haunted by a ghost (or maybe two or three) who moans or cries tears onto the bridge. Some legends say it's Henry Johnson, a construction worker fond of the ...


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    Locust Grove Cemetery

    Ambia, Indiana

    67.5 miles from Onward, IN

    Phantom sounds of an army cadence and marching are heard at Locust Grove Cemetery. Legend has it that Harrison's ghostly men are re-creating the Battle of Tippecanoe.


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    Tippecanoe Place

    South Bend, Indiana

    67.9 miles from Onward, IN

    Tippecanoe Place is a restaurant within the Studebaker Mansion, once owned by Clement Studebaker of automobile fame. Studebaker's child and nanny were seriously injured when a fire broke out in the nursery and he killed himself not long after. Employees see things moving from the corner of their eye and ...


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    Holiday Inn City Center

    South Bend, Indiana

    67.9 miles from Onward, IN

    Pilots and flight attendants staying at this hotel have reported seeing a ghostly flight attendant in the mirror and sitting on the edge of their beds. Rumor has it she was killed by a pilot at the hotel. Now known as the Magnuson Grand Hotel South Bend.


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    Hannah House

    Indianapolis, Indiana

    68 miles from Onward, IN

    Some of the ghosts at this historic house are said to be hidden slaves, one of whom accidentally tripped over a lamp, igniting a house fire. Those killed were said to be buried in the very cellar where it happened. Witnesses have described a lot of activity in the cellar, ...


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    Hannah House

    Indianapolis, Indiana

    68 miles from Onward, IN

    The 1858 Hannah House, built by Alexander Hannah, was part of the Underground Railroad. Sadly, one night as a group of traveling slaves was sleeping, an oil lamp overturned and ignited the straw nearby, killing them all. Hannah buried their bodies in the cellar in an attempt to keep his ...


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    Valparaiso University

    Valparaiso, Indiana

    69.1 miles from Onward, 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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    Winchester Mansion

    Elkhart, Indiana

    69.2 miles from Onward, IN

    The 1905 Winchester Mansion is home to the ghost of former resident Nellie Knickerbocker, some say. Folks working at the businesses housed in the mansion have noted the attic light coming on by itself, objects falling off shelves, and strange sounds. Reports tell us that when Nellie Knickerbocker was alive, ...


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    Lerner Theatre

    Elkhart, Indiana

    69.3 miles from Onward, IN

    Lerner Theatre is believed to be haunted by the ghost of a tech director who had a heart attack and died on the job. Witnesses say lights flicker and strange sounds come from the attic, and a ghostly figure, some say, can be seen in the second-floor box seats when ...


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    Thornhaven Manor

    New Castle, Indiana

    69.4 miles from Onward, IN

    This curious haunt has been featured on Ghost Adventures and is quickly becoming one of the most talked about haunted locations for the innumerable amounts of paranormal activity occurring on the property. Sitting on seven acres this foreboding home is the site of murder, mysterious deaths, and rumored suicide. (Submitted ...


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    University of Notre Dame

    Notre Dame, Indiana

    69.5 miles from Onward, IN

    "Win one for the Gipper" is a term that references the University of Notre Dame ghost George Gipp, a legendary Notre Dame footballer. His ghost is reputed to haunt Washington Hall ever since he died from strep throat in December 1920. He manifests as night noises and footsteps, slamming doors, ...


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    Revenant Acres Farm

    Charlottesville, Indiana

    69.7 miles from Onward, IN

    An old farmhouse dating back to the 1800s known to locals as a hot-spot for paranormal activity. An old woman's presence is felt by some. Others have claimed to have experienced poltergeist activity.


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    Porter County Jail and Sheriff's House

    Valparaiso, Indiana

    69.8 miles from Onward, 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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    Ruthmere Mansion

    Elkhart, Indiana

    70 miles from Onward, IN

    Ruthmere Mansion is rumored to be haunted; witnesses say the ghosts set off alarms and sirens inside the mansion especially on Halloween. Some report the sound of phantom gunshots here as well. It should be noted that employees at the house museum say they have never experienced any hauntings here.


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