Haunted Places in Osceola, Indiana



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    Winchester Mansion

    Elkhart, Indiana

    5.5 miles from Osceola, 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

    5.5 miles from Osceola, 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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    Ruthmere Mansion

    Elkhart, Indiana

    5.6 miles from Osceola, 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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    Hacienda Restaurant

    Mishawaka, Indiana

    5.9 miles from Osceola, 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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    University of Notre Dame

    Notre Dame, Indiana

    8.8 miles from Osceola, 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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    Holiday Inn City Center

    South Bend, Indiana

    9.2 miles from Osceola, 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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    Tippecanoe Place

    South Bend, Indiana

    9.4 miles from Osceola, 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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    Saint Mary's College - Le Mans Hall

    Notre Dame, Indiana

    9.8 miles from Osceola, IN

    A scary apparition of a girl hanging from a noose has been witnessed at the Le Mans Hall bell tower. Legend has it that she committed suicide in that very spot years ago. Also, the infirmary on the fourth floor is said to sport blood stains resulting from a girls' ...


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    Elkheart Civic Theatre

    Bristol, Indiana

    14 miles from Osceola, IN

    The Elkhart Civic Theatre (aka Bristol Opera House), housed in an 1897 building, is said to be haunted by ghosts who send books and papers flying off shelves, levitate small objects, run sewing machines and project moving shafts of light. Shadows and an apparition of a floating dark-haired woman have ...


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    Potato Creek State Park

    North Liberty, Indiana

    17.2 miles from Osceola, 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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    Olympia Books

    Dowagiac, Michigan

    22 miles from Osceola, IN

    Olympia Books is no longer in operation according to reports, but it is said to have a ghost named Mr. Bock. His name comes from lettering stenciled in the hallway that leads to the apartment upstairs. The ghost has been known to knock books off of shelves or place them ...


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    Beckwith Theatre Company

    Dowagiac, Michigan

    22.1 miles from Osceola, IN

    Dating back to the 1800s, the theater company is haunted by a young Depression-era girl. Her apparition has in rare cases been seen, sometimes along with whispers or laughter, but more often witnesses will find that their personal objects have been moved or hidden.


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    Frost Cemetery

    Dowagiac, Michigan

    22.5 miles from Osceola, IN

    If you drive by there is also a head stone that glows green. You can hear giggling from insides the cemetery late at night. And you will sometimes see figures hiding among the stone. (Submitted by Kollin)


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    Posey Chapel

    Rolling Prairie, Indiana

    29.1 miles from Osceola, IN

    According to stories, over 150 years the church burned down and its preacher hanged himself from the tree near the gate. Now, folks say red eyes and a red light are seen here and in the woods. Orbs and the voice of a woman singing to guitar music also have ...


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    Anderson Cemetery

    Lawton, Michigan

    29.9 miles from Osceola, IN

    Anderson Cemetery has a legend that explains a glowing headstone. So the story goes, a man came to the Morris family home and shot the whole family and the maid, then stole a horse. The family was buried here, and on the anniversary of the murder, the headstone is said ...


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    Old Kosciusko County Jail and Museum

    Warsaw, Indiana

    31.6 miles from Osceola, 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

    32 miles from Osceola, 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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    Strand Theatre

    Kendallville, Indiana

    44.7 miles from Osceola, IN

    The Strand movie theater is haunted by a previous owner, whose apparition has been seen by many people in different locations throughout the building. The ghost also has been known to watch patrons through the projection room window, but ducks when anyone looks at him.


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    Restoration Lutheran Church

    Kendallville, Indiana

    44.9 miles from Osceola, IN

    At Restoration Lutheran Church, witnesses say, you may hear ghostly footsteps on the stairs, see apparitions of faces in mirrors, and hear strange scratching sounds. You might detect hot and cold spots and see tall, dark figures that may even toss chairs at you.


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    Old Whitley Jail

    Columbia City, Indiana

    46.6 miles from Osceola, 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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    Kalamazoo Civic Theatre

    Kalamazoo, Michigan

    49.9 miles from Osceola, IN

    Kalamazoo Civic Theatre is said to be haunted by the ghost they call Thelma Mertz. Reportedly, a theater youth group concocted a story to explain the theater's ghostly presence. They decided Thelma was an actress who was dumped by her lover and, heartbroken, threw herself off the balcony. The ghost's ...


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    Kalamazoo State Theatre

    Kalamazoo, Michigan

    50 miles from Osceola, IN

    The State Theatre was built in 1927 and has brought many attractions throughout the years, such as silent films, operas, circus acts, plays, ballets, and music shows. Because the theatre had such a variety of shows, there seem to be multiple ghosts that like to haunt the building. The theatre’s staff ...


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    Indiana Dunes State Park

    Chesterton, Indiana

    50.9 miles from Osceola, IN

    Around 1915, this area was mostly wilderness, and stories often came from fishermen about a naked woman who would swim in the lake. She was said to be Alice Marble Gray, a hermit who lived along the beach. She was the daughter of a Chicago couple and was cultured and ...


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    Valparaiso University

    Valparaiso, Indiana

    51.7 miles from Osceola, 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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    Dog Face Bridge

    La Crosse, Indiana

    51.9 miles from Osceola, 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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    Porter County Jail and Sheriff's House

    Valparaiso, Indiana

    52.7 miles from Osceola, 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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    Inn at Aberdeen

    Valparaiso, Indiana

    55.5 miles from Osceola, IN

    A playful haunt at this 1830s-era inn has been known to hide guests' belongings in odd places. For example, one guest's missing lipstick turned up in a shoe. Cold spots and disembodied footsteps also have been reported, and psychic and ghost-hunting teams have determined that there are spirits of a ...


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    Old Porter Road

    Portage, Indiana

    55.5 miles from Osceola, IN

    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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    Victorian Villa Bed and Breakfast

    Union City, Michigan

    55.9 miles from Osceola, IN

    This historic bed and breakfast was built in the 1870's as a retirement residence for a notable family. Since its conversion in the 1980's to a bed and breakfast, guests and staff have reported sighting the apparition of a stern lady in an old-fashioned presence, whose presence is often accompanied ...


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    Hawks Head Cemetery - McDowell Cemetery

    South Haven, Michigan

    56.3 miles from Osceola, IN

    Hawks Head Cemetery is allegedly the burial site for Flora, Al Capone's mistress. Her ghost has been reported, wearing a white gauzy dress. Chimes are said to herald her appearance. A dim red light also has been spotted near the middle driveway.


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    Wolf Mansion - Josephus Wolf House

    Valparaiso, Indiana

    56.4 miles from Osceola, IN

    Legend has it that the mansion owner went crazy after slavery was abolished, and in his rage, he killed all of his slaves and their children. Some stories say he even killed his family while he was at it. Then he killed himself. Now, folks say, an unexplained light comes ...


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    Baums Bridge Inn

    Kouts, Indiana

    58.2 miles from Osceola, 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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    Sam’s Joint Restaurant

    Plainwell, Michigan

    59.9 miles from Osceola, IN

    Reports say Sam's Joint Restaurant is no longer operating and is up for sale, ghosts included. Witnesses have heard footsteps and disembodied voices talking for hours at a time, and they've seen moving objects and other ghostly phenomena.


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    Brook Lodge

    Augusta, Michigan

    60.3 miles from Osceola, IN

    The Brook Lodge was originally the summer residence of the Upjohn Family (of Upjohn Pharmaceauticals). Dr. Upjohn himself, who died in the Doctor's Cottage, is said to haunt the place. Guests have heard footsteps and strange noises here, and experienced feelings of uneasiness. Reports say that guests who are ...


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    Old Jail Museum

    Allegan, Michigan

    60.7 miles from Osceola, IN

    The 1906 Old Jail is said to be haunted by a sheriff's wife. Witnesses have heard footsteps in the sheriff's bedrooms, a mannequin in a display changes clothes by itself, and an apparition has been seen working in the kitchen and dining room areas. Visitors have seen streaks of ...


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    Old Regent Theatre

    Allegan, Michigan

    60.8 miles from Osceola, IN

    Old Regent Theatre is said to house a shadowy apparition, spotted in the projection room, and witnesses have described cold spots, the touch of a cold hand, and unseen presences.


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    Tillett Cemetery - Hookman's Cemetery

    Peru, Indiana

    61 miles from Osceola, 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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    The Pfeiffer House

    Fort Wayne, Indiana

    63 miles from Osceola, 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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    Mason Long House

    Fort Wayne, Indiana

    63.5 miles from Osceola, 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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    Columbia Court Apartments

    Battle Creek, Michigan

    63.5 miles from Osceola, IN

    Columbia Court Apartments is said to be haunted by former residents. Witnesses say latched closet doors open, hangers move, lights turn on and off, doors are knocked on, footsteps and whispers are heard, pots and pans are thrown or broken, and yelling has come from empty apartments. In one unit, ...


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    Mount Hope Cemetery

    Logansport, Indiana

    63.8 miles from Osceola, 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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    Kingman Museum

    Battle Creek, Michigan

    64.2 miles from Osceola, IN

    Kingman Museum of Natural History is located on top of a hill, on the grounds of Leila Arboretum in Battle Creek, Michigan. The building the museum is in, today, was built in 1934 as part of the Battle Creek Public School system to house the school's collections of natural history ...


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    Okie Pinokie

    Peru, Indiana

    64.9 miles from Osceola, 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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    Carolina Street Demon House

    Gary, Indiana

    65.2 miles from Osceola, IN

    The house was said to be haunted by more than 200 demons. Witnesses have reported levitating children, swarms of flies that mysteriously appear in winter, footprints, and apparitions. The demons were believed to have possessed the three children of the family who lived there, and case workers, priests and police ...


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    Crown Point Sheriff's House and Jail

    Crown Point, Indiana

    68.8 miles from Osceola, IN

    The Crown Point Sheriff's House was built in 1882, and the jail was added on in 1926. This is the very jail from which John Dillinger made his notorious escape in 1934. He used jail-issued razor blades to carved a gun out of part of a wooden washboard. He used ...


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    Reeder Road

    Griffith, Indiana

    69.6 miles from Osceola, IN

    Local lore about Reder Road tells of Elizabeth Wilson, a hitchhiking ghost who drowned in a swamp when her car went off the road. Her ghost waits at the roadside for a ride to her former house, but she disappears from cars at Ross Cemetery, where she was buried in ...


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    National House Inn

    Marshall, Michigan

    70.8 miles from Osceola, IN

    This historic inn, built in 1835 by Colonel Andrew Mann and believed to have been a stop on the Underground Railroad, is said to be haunted by a Lady in Red. The ghost is usually seen only by a glimpse as she moves through the hallways, but has also been ...


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    Felt Mansion

    Holland, Michigan

    71.5 miles from Osceola, IN

    The 1928 Felt Mansion is believed to be haunted by ghosts, shadow beings, and doors that open by themselves.


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    Whihala Beach

    Whiting, Indiana

    73 miles from Osceola, IN

    Some say that at Whihala Beach at night, you can see and hear phantom sailboats and apparitions of folks swimming and playing with innertubes in old-fashioned bathing suits.


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    Stallbohm-Kaske House

    Munster, Indiana

    73.9 miles from Osceola, IN

    According to locals, the original inn that stood here burned down on Halloween of 1909. And in 1949, resident Wilhelmina Kaske passed away in a front bedroom, and these incidents may have led to the house's hauntings. Witnesses have reported a figure leaning out of the barn window, a presence ...


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