Haunted Places in Plainville, Indiana



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    Antioch Cemetery

    Sullivan, Indiana

    20.9 miles from Plainville, IN

    At Antioch Cemetery, the apparition of a man in a dark suit holding flowers has been seen peering down at a grave on foggy nights at around 1:30 a.m. Visitors in cars also report shadow people flying over their cars and scratching or tapping on it.


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    Williams Bridge

    Williams, Indiana

    26.2 miles from Plainville, IN

    The Williams Bridge was built in 1884 and was closed in 2010. It is said to be haunted because of an accident way back in its past, before it used to be a covered bridge. So the story goes, a man on horseback was riding across when his horse suddenly ...


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    Bethel Cemetery - Nathan Hinkle Grave

    Shelburn, Indiana

    27.5 miles from Plainville, IN

    Local legend has it that those who visit the monument and grave of Nathan Hinkle, local Revolutionary War soldier, walk around it and say his name three times, he'll speak to you.


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    Fife Opera House

    Palestine, Illinois

    28.2 miles from Plainville, IN

    David Fife built the opera house around 1900 and is rumored to be haunted. The building was also used for two other business of his: a hardware store downstairs and, as Fife was also a licensed embalmer, a funeral home on the second floor behind the auditorium. In 1935, Fife's ...


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    Bond's Chapel Cemetery

    West Baden Springs, Indiana

    30.1 miles from Plainville, IN

    Bond's Chapel Cemetery has a mysterious grave with a linked chain that grows longer every year. There are two legends about the chain. One legend has it that buried here is an Army man who left his girlfriend waiting back home. He was killed in battle, and his girlfriend stood ...


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    French Lick Springs Hotel

    French Lick, Indiana

    33.6 miles from Plainville, IN

    This historic resort hotel complex is said to be haunted by former owner Thomas Taggart, who lingers around the service elevator as musts and phantom tobacco smells. He is said to expertly operate the elevator from beyond when the place gets busy. He also is said to appear riding a ...


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    Oakland City College - Cockrum Hall

    Oakland City, Indiana

    34 miles from Plainville, IN

    Cockrum Hall at Oakland City College was built 1876 and is haunted by namesake Colonel William Cockrum's wife. Legend has it that she hanged herself in the tower. Those who peek into the windows in the night may see doors opening and closing by themselves and a bright orange glow ...


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    Blackfoot Cemetery

    Oakland City, Indiana

    36.3 miles from Plainville, IN

    Blackfoot Cemetery has graves that date as far back as the 1800s and is a hot spot for the ghostly folk, some say. Witnesses have described eerie lights, unexplained sounds, and one grave that appears to be separate from all the others. According to local legend, the grave belongs to ...


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    Whispers Estate

    Mitchell, Indiana

    36.9 miles from Plainville, IN

    Featured on some TV shows, the estate is said to be the site of many paranormal occurrences including apparitions, voice phenomena, jiggling doorknobs, tremors, unexplained smells, shaking furniture, and a vortex in the heart of the house.


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    Indiana University Bloomington

    Bloomington, Indiana

    42 miles from Plainville, IN

    Indiana University Bloomington is said to be haunted in several spots on campus. One is the Career Center, babies are heard crying, and at the Folklore Office a deceased department head has been seen. At the Indiana Memorial Union, suicide victims and a ghost dog roam, and apparitions have been ...


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    Zion United Church Of Christ Cemetery

    Poland, Indiana

    44.4 miles from Plainville, IN

    The spooky sort love Zion Church Cemetery, say locals. The area is a hot spot for unexplained lights and sounds, ghostly whispers, eerie sensations, and the feeling of being watched. Some say a helpful ghost is known to leave the cemetery to stop cars and tell folks to turn back ...


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    Tunnelton Tunnel

    Bedford, Indiana

    45.6 miles from Plainville, IN

    The apparition of a man who was decapitated during the tunnel's construction has been reported; many folks say he appears to be searching for his head. One rumor states that there is a graveyard atop the tunnel, and during its construction, some of the bodies fell through into the tunnel. ...


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    Vigo County Historical Museum

    Terre Haute, Indiana

    46.7 miles from Plainville, IN

    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 ...


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    Highland Lawn Cemetery

    Terre Haute, Indiana

    47.4 miles from Plainville, IN

    Highland Lawn Cemetery has a couple ghostly legends. One is about Stiffy Green, a phantom bulldog. Stiffy Green belonged to John Heinl, a likable elderly man. The friendly dog was named for his stiff gait and bright-green eyes. When Heinl passed away in 1920, Stiffy Green refused to leave the ...


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    Indiana State University

    Terre Haute, Indiana

    47.8 miles from Plainville, IN

    At Indiana State University's Burford Hall, a ghost named Barb is the spirit of a student who died of alcohol poisoning. Witnesses have heard her vomiting or crying in the bathroom. And in Cromwell Hall is a white cross under a 12th-floor window where a man jumped to his death, ...


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    Markle Mill - Old Mill Dam

    North Terre Haute, Indiana

    50.9 miles from Plainville, IN

    Markle Mill was the longest operating gristmill east of the Mississippi, and is rumored to have been part of the Underground Railroad, but all that remains of the original 1816 structure are the dam and parts of the foundation. The ghost girl who has been seen here is believed to ...


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    Stepp Cemetery

    Martinsville, Indiana

    52.3 miles from Plainville, IN

    Small Stepp Cemetery has about 25 graves and features in many local legends, from its founding by cult members to a grieving mother who committed suicide here after losing her baby. Her apparition, according to witnesses, appears dressed in black and crying over the baby's grave.


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    Cloverdale Cemetery

    Cloverdale, Indiana

    52.7 miles from Plainville, IN

    The 1800s Cloverdale Cemetery is rumored to have the graves of seven beautiful witch sisters. Many urban legends center on the sisters, such as that those who walk around their graves seven times by the light of a full moon would awaken the sisters' ghosts, which would chase them away. ...


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    Story Inn

    Nashville, Indiana

    54.3 miles from Plainville, IN

    Reportedly haunted by a female ghost who appears most often in a specific room when a blue table lamp is turned on. For this reason the ghost has been dubbed "The Blue Lady". There are numerous reports of the Blue Lady ghost and the owner (who claims to ...


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    Boone-Hutcheson Cemetery

    Greencastle, Indiana

    55.2 miles from Plainville, IN

    An apparition of a 1950s policeman is said to sit inside the graveyard with a blue light. Other apparitions and phantom dogs with glowing red eyes also have been seen, and a cave said to be on the cemetery premises has many spooky stories attached to it.


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    Willard Library

    Evansville, Indiana

    61.6 miles from Plainville, IN

    The Grey Lady is said to haunt this historic late-1800s library building, and she brings apparitions, the scent of perfume, cold spots, strange noises, and more. The water and electricity are also known to turn on and off, and furniture and objects move by themselves. Ghost tours are held in ...


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    Rockport Inn

    Rockport, Indiana

    64.1 miles from Plainville, IN

    This inn was built in the 1850s as a private home, and was one of the first buildings in the area to have glass windows. It is rumored to have been part of the Underground Railroad; it is also rumored to have a ghost. An apparition of the wife of ...


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    Old Jail Inn

    Rockville, Indiana

    66.1 miles from Plainville, IN

    This 1879 former courthouse is now a bed and breakfast inn with a twist; it still retains many of its original features dating back to when it served as the town jailhouse. Guests sleeping in 'cells' have reported disembodied footsteps, a foreboding male voice and sightings of a male ...


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    Papa John's Pizza

    Seymour, Indiana

    69.2 miles from Plainville, IN

    At this Papa John's Pizza location, several witnesses have reported an apparition in a blue uniform and knocking sounds coming from the walls. The knocks seemed to come from the empty store adjacent to Papa John's.


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    Ashmore Estates

    Ashmore, Illinois

    69.4 miles from Plainville, IN

    Reportedly a former almshouse, this building was purchased for use as a haunted attraction. It was reportedly haunted by many ghosts, including Elva SKinner, a woman who died in a fire in the former almshouse. The house has been featured in several books and TV shows including Ghost Hunters and ...


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    King Cemetery

    Dieterich, Illinois

    70.4 miles from Plainville, IN

    There are vague reports online about orbs and shadow people being seen here. This cemetery is on private property, so be sure to secure the proper permissions before even thinking about visiting.


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    Saint Omer Cemetery

    Ashmore, Illinois

    70.6 miles from Plainville, IN

    At Saint Omer Cemetery, legend has it that there is a witch's grave. According to the story, Caroline Barnes was hanged by the townspeople for witchcraft. As she went, she cursed the town and vowed to come back for revenge on the anniversary of her death. To trick her, the ...


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    Crump Theatre

    Columbus, Indiana

    71.5 miles from Plainville, IN

    The 1874 Crump Theatre , once a vaudeville and opera house, is home to some spooky goings-on. Ghost men and children have been seen along with unexplained noises and fragrances. Music has been heard coming from the top of a stairway. Reports say the building is no longer open to ...


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    Pemberton Hall - Eastern Illinois University

    Charleston, Illinois

    72.1 miles from Plainville, IN

    The ghost of Mary Hawkins, a former dorm mother, is said to be the head haunt here.


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    Quality Machine and Tool Works

    Columbus, Indiana

    72.4 miles from Plainville, IN

    Quality Machine and Tool Works is rumored to be home to the ghost of a former employee who hanged himself because of an unrequited love. Shadowy apparitions and disappearing objects are blamed on the ghost.


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    Robin Hill

    Mount Vernon, Indiana

    72.5 miles from Plainville, IN

    This historic house, reported to have been part of the Underground Railroad, stands empty and for sale. Since it has stood empty for a period, it is not surprising that it has developed a reputation for being haunted. Witnesses have reported seeing shadowy figures and hearing toilets flushing and other ...


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    Avon Bridge

    Danville, Indiana

    74.1 miles from Plainville, 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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    Scott County Heritage Center

    Scottsburg, Indiana

    75 miles from Plainville, IN

    The Scott County Heritage Center and Museum is housed in a building that was once the county poor farm. It is said to be haunted by former residents. Witnesses have described footsteps on the second floor when no one is up there, unexplained smells, a baby crying, and lights coming ...


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    Scott County Historical Museum

    Scottsburg, Indiana

    75 miles from Plainville, IN

    Originally constructed in 1892 after the county seat moved to Scottsburg, the building served for many years as the district poor farm. During conversion to house the historical society, staff and workers allegedly encountered resistance of a paranormal kind. Visitors have reported hearing babies crying, disembodied footsteps on the ...


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    Mount Zion Cemetery

    Henryville, Indiana

    76.5 miles from Plainville, IN

    A ghostly Green Lady is said to be the spirit of a young woman killed in a car accident nearby. She was buried here and now is said to walk its grounds, glowing green. It is said that if you park at the cemetery at night, she may cover it ...


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    Avon Haunted Bridge

    Avon, Indiana

    76.7 miles from Plainville, 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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    Bridgewater Cemetery

    Scottsburg, Indiana

    79.1 miles from Plainville, IN

    The isolated hilltop Bridgewater Cemetery is known to have a glowing tombstone. The grave is that of a man who appears in ghostly form at night to guard the cemetery's gate.


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    St. Joe Road Cemetery

    New Albany, Indiana

    79.8 miles from Plainville, IN

    An alleged hanging tree at St. Joe Road Cemetery is said to be the root (no pun intended) of the hauntings here. The tree stands in the middle of the cemetery, and rumor has it that looking toward it from the back of the cemetery at night, you can see ...


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    Culbertson Mansion

    New Albany, Indiana

    80.8 miles from Plainville, IN

    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 ...


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    Doe Run Inn

    Brandenburg, Kentucky

    81 miles from Plainville, IN

    At this historic hotel, there is a quirky ghost who has been seen on the stairway and in the dining room. What's quirky about him? He loves to untie unsuspecting guests' shoes!


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    Ramsey Cemetery

    Effingham, Illinois

    81.1 miles from Plainville, IN

    Ramsey Cemetery, established in 1851 with the burial of namesake Alexander Ramsey, is also known as Casbar Cemetery and is a nighttime teen hangout. Besides the graves, rock shelters and sandstone caves are nearby, covered with carvings from its many visitors. A young man committed suicide inside a chapel that ...


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    Captain Frank's Tomb

    Elizabeth, Indiana

    81.2 miles from Plainville, IN

    Captain Frank McHarry's Tomb is located on a bluff overlooking the Ohio River. The gravesite of the steamboat captain is said to be visited by a ghostly light or mist. Legend has it that the tomb was built on this spot so he could watch over his former stomping grounds. ...


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    Hannah House

    Indianapolis, Indiana

    82.6 miles from Plainville, 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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    Hannah House

    Indianapolis, Indiana

    82.6 miles from Plainville, 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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    Indiana Central State Hospital

    Indianapolis, Indiana

    83.5 miles from Plainville, 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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    Belle of Louisville

    Louisville, Kentucky

    84.4 miles from Plainville, IN

    The historic steamboat is rumored to be haunted by former Captain Ben Winters, who died on board of a heart attack, and possibly by other felled workers, one of whom was crushed to death when machinery was turned on by accident and one killed when the paddlewheel unexpectedly went into ...


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    The Seelbach Hilton Louisville

    Louisville, Kentucky

    84.6 miles from Plainville, IN

    At this very old hotel building (construction originally began in 1903), there have been reports of TVs turning on at a very loud volume at about 4 a.m. Also, folks have heard the sound of running footsteps on wooden floors in the hallways, even though the halls are now carpeted.


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    Louisville Palace Theater

    Louisville, Kentucky

    84.7 miles from Plainville, IN

    Originally opened as the Loew's Theater in 1928, the theater is said to be haunted by several ghosts. Some are seen as apparitions in the balcony area, including a man in 1930s garb who disappears when approached. In the mezzanine lobby, a faceless woman in a 1940s clothing has been ...


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    The Brown Hotel

    Louisville, Kentucky

    84.7 miles from Plainville, IN

    It is the 15th floor, used only for storage space, that is said to be haunted at this hotel. Witnesses say Mr. Brown himself may once have had a suite on this floor, and the elevator often stops at it, called by an unseen presence. Footprints have been seen walking ...


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    Old Bridge Inn

    Jeffersonville, Indiana

    84.7 miles from Plainville, IN

    The house here was originally built in 1836, and is haunted by a kindly spirit. Locals think the ghost may be former owner Dr. Charles Hancock, a descendant of patriot John Hancock. Other spirits are said to reside here as well.


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