Haunted Places in Pottawattamie Park, Indiana



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    Indiana Dunes State Park

    Chesterton, Indiana

    11 miles from Pottawattamie Park, 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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    Posey Chapel

    Rolling Prairie, Indiana

    12.5 miles from Pottawattamie Park, 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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    Old Porter Road

    Portage, Indiana

    16.9 miles from Pottawattamie Park, 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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    Wolf Mansion - Josephus Wolf House

    Valparaiso, Indiana

    19.6 miles from Pottawattamie Park, 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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    Valparaiso University

    Valparaiso, Indiana

    19.9 miles from Pottawattamie Park, 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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    Porter County Jail and Sheriff's House

    Valparaiso, Indiana

    20.3 miles from Pottawattamie Park, 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

    23.1 miles from Pottawattamie Park, 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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    Carolina Street Demon House

    Gary, Indiana

    26.7 miles from Pottawattamie Park, 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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    Potato Creek State Park

    North Liberty, Indiana

    29.1 miles from Pottawattamie Park, 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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    Saint Mary's College - Le Mans Hall

    Notre Dame, Indiana

    31.5 miles from Pottawattamie Park, 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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    Reeder Road

    Griffith, Indiana

    31.5 miles from Pottawattamie Park, 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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    Tippecanoe Place

    South Bend, Indiana

    31.6 miles from Pottawattamie Park, 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

    31.9 miles from Pottawattamie Park, 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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    Whihala Beach

    Whiting, Indiana

    32.3 miles from Pottawattamie Park, 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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    University of Notre Dame

    Notre Dame, Indiana

    32.4 miles from Pottawattamie Park, 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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    Baums Bridge Inn

    Kouts, Indiana

    32.7 miles from Pottawattamie Park, 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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    Dog Face Bridge

    La Crosse, Indiana

    32.8 miles from Pottawattamie Park, 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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    Crown Point Sheriff's House and Jail

    Crown Point, Indiana

    33.3 miles from Pottawattamie Park, 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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    Stallbohm-Kaske House

    Munster, Indiana

    34.6 miles from Pottawattamie Park, 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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    Hacienda Restaurant

    Mishawaka, Indiana

    35.2 miles from Pottawattamie Park, 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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    Frost Cemetery

    Dowagiac, Michigan

    37.3 miles from Pottawattamie Park, 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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    Green Hornet Trolley Disaster Site

    Chicago, Illinois

    39.3 miles from Pottawattamie Park, IN

    33 people were burned alive when a trolley collided with a tanker carrying gasoline. It is believed that victims may still be here reliving that fateful day. Submitted by Chris Berglund


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    John J. Glessner House

    Chicago, Illinois

    40 miles from Pottawattamie Park, IN

    The prisonlike 1887 mansion is said to be haunted by its architect, Henry Hobson Richardson. His white apparition has been seen in the bedroom and on the stairs, and cold spots are felt about the mansion.


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    Holmes Death Castle Location

    Chicago, Illinois

    40.1 miles from Pottawattamie Park, IN

    A post office now stands on the former site of the Holmes Death Castle, or Murder Castle, built by serial killer H.H. Holmes. He built the hotel to lure in 1893 Chicago World's Fair visitors, then tortured and murdered his guests, including women and children. In this area, witnesses say ...


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    Ax-Man's House - Ax-Man's Bridge

    Crete, Illinois

    40.2 miles from Pottawattamie Park, IN

    Legends told by locals say that in the 1970s, a man killed his wife, kids, and two policeman with an ax before hanging their bodies from meat hooks in his shed. When the police found out, he ran from them. The police gave pursuit and shot him in the woods ...


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    Triple Crown Seafood Restaurant

    Chicago, Illinois

    40.4 miles from Pottawattamie Park, IN

    Housed in an old apartment building, this restaurant is rumoured to be haunted by a former resident. A shadowy apparition has been seen lurking near the bathrooms, and dirty dishes left out overnight have been known to clean themselves. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Congress Plaza Hotel

    Chicago, Illinois

    40.4 miles from Pottawattamie Park, IN

    This is one of those hotels that is so old and has so much history floating around it that there are practically as many ghost stories as there are room. The Al Capone one (where people claim to see him waking the halls) however is one that is certainly ...


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    Site of Fort Dearborn

    Chicago, Illinois

    40.7 miles from Pottawattamie Park, IN

    The intersection of Wacker Drive and Michigan Avenue in Chicago's Loop area was once the site of Fort Dearborn. Road workers there found many buried human skeletons, and since then there have been many sightings of ghostly apparitions of 19th-century settlers in the area. The fort is gone now, but ...


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    Death Alley

    Chicago, Illinois

    40.8 miles from Pottawattamie Park, IN

    Death Alley is the alley behind the Oriental Theater, formerly the Iroquois Theater, believed to haunted by ghosts from Iroquois Theater Fire on December 30, 1903. The theater was full of nearly 2,000 people when the fire broke out, thought to be caused from faulty wiring, during a vaudeville show ...


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    Chicago Board Options Exchange

    Chicago, Illinois

    40.8 miles from Pottawattamie Park, IN

    A 1979 battle over a trade has resulted in some lingering spirits. The two angry men involved in the conflict decided to step outside, where they fought near the horse statue fountain. One man was hurt so badly that he died before paramedics could help him. Janitors in the building ...


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    Water Tower

    Chicago, Illinois

    40.8 miles from Pottawattamie Park, IN

    This 1869 limestone tower, one of the symbols of Old Chicago, was built for use in firefighting. It is said to be haunted by a man who died in the Chicago Fire of 1871. Instead of fleeing, the worker stayed to man the pumps, and it is said that when ...


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    Drake Hotel

    Chicago, Illinois

    40.8 miles from Pottawattamie Park, IN

    The historic Drake Hotel's tenth floor is believed to be haunted by a ghostly woman in red. As legend has it, she was at a New Year's Eve party in 1920 when she caught her husband with another woman, and she flung herself to her death from the tenth-floor window.


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    House of Blues

    Chicago, Illinois

    40.9 miles from Pottawattamie Park, IN

    Reports say the site is haunted by the ghost of a little girl who died of an illness. Witnesses have seen and heard her, and in one instance she was found playing with a living boy's toys. She asked the boy to play with her, but when he screamed, she ...


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    Clark Street Bridge

    Chicago, Illinois

    41 miles from Pottawattamie Park, IN

    The Eastland Disaster occurred nearby in 1915, in which an overloaded passenger steamer Eastland capsized while still tied to the dock, killing over 800 people. It is said that their moans and cries can still be heard around the Clark Street Bridge.


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    The Dome Room - Excalibur Nightclub

    Chicago, Illinois

    41 miles from Pottawattamie Park, IN

    This night club is said to be haunted by presences that linger from when it was once used as a makeshift morgue, during the Eastland Disaster in 1915.


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    Benton House

    Chicago, Illinois

    41.3 miles from Pottawattamie Park, IN

    The Benton House, circa 1909, may be haunted by “Ma” Benton. Witnesses have seen apparitions and heard slamming doors and footsteps, and someone unseen has been known to put out the fire in the fireplace. The place was featured on an episode of TV's Ghost Hunters.


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    The Givens Castle - Beverly Castle Academy

    Chicago, Illinois

    41.5 miles from Pottawattamie Park, IN

    The 1886 limestone-towered castle built by real estate promoter and novelist Robert G. Givens is said to be haunted by his Irish wife, who passed away before she could come to America to live in her castle. Witnesses say her apparition has been seen walking up the hill to the ...


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    Jane Addams Hull House

    Chicago, Illinois

    41.5 miles from Pottawattamie Park, IN

    Used as a settlement house beginning in the late 19th century, Hull House operated as a place that attempted to influence and improve the lives of the poorer neighbors in the community. The most often repeated story about Hull House (and the inspiration for the story Rosemary's Baby) is that ...


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    Adobo Grill

    Chicago, Illinois

    41.6 miles from Pottawattamie Park, IN

    The Victorian-style building that houses the Adobo Grill restaurant was erected in 1872 after the Great Fire ravaged the previously standing bakery factory. It is known to be haunted, and especially active when renovations are made to the building. Folks have reported many different incidents of paranormal phenomena, including seeing ...


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    Holy Family Church

    Chicago, Illinois

    41.8 miles from Pottawattamie Park, IN

    At this old church, one of the few structures that survived the Chicago Fire, parishioners have reported seeing a white apparition.


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    SMC Cartage Company - St. Valentine's Day Massacre

    Chicago, Illinois

    42 miles from Pottawattamie Park, IN

    The site of the St. Valentine's Day Massacre in 1929, the factory building that stood here was a red brick structure. Inside, seven men were gunned down execution style by Al Capone's men. The building was turned into a 1920s-themed club in 1972. Folks said seven shadowy figures would appear ...


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    Harpo Inc.

    Chicago, Illinois

    42 miles from Pottawattamie Park, IN

    Oprah Winfrey's headquarters building is said to be haunted by victims of the Eastland Disaster, a 1915 incident in which an overloaded passenger steamer rolled over while still docked, killing over 800 people. The building was an armory at the time, and was used as a makeshift morgue.


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    Grant Hospital - Lincoln Park Hospital

    Chicago, Illinois

    42.3 miles from Pottawattamie Park, IN

    The old Grant Hospital became Lincoln Park Hospital, and then the building closed in 2008, reportedly as a result of the recession. Reports say cold spots, bad feelings, and moaning sounds have been heard and felt in the building.


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    Maple Tree Inn

    Blue Island, Illinois

    42.3 miles from Pottawattamie Park, IN

    This Louisiana-style brasserie serves up classic southern fare in a historic former speakeasy dating back to the early 1920's, and is rumoured to be haunted be a former owner. Known as 'Helen', the spirit haunting the place is not pleased with the changes occurring in her former establishment, and ...


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    Polish Museum of America

    Chicago, Illinois

    42.7 miles from Pottawattamie Park, IN

    This Chicago cultural museum is said to be haunted by the ghost of renowned pianist Ignace Paderewski.


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    Biograph Theatre

    Chicago, Illinois

    42.7 miles from Pottawattamie Park, IN

    The historic 1914 movie theater outside of which John Dillinger was shot in 1934 is sometimes visited by the ghost of the notorious bank robber, whose apparition can be seen running in the alley behind the building. Today it is still a theater, but houses live productions instead of films.


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    St. Rita of Cascia

    Chicago, Illinois

    42.7 miles from Pottawattamie Park, IN

    This site is known for a harrowing experience said to have happened on All Souls Day (November 2) in the 1960s. Reports say a small gathering of parishioners witnessed the organ begin to play by itself as 6 robed monks, 3 in red and 3 in white, advanced toward the ...


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    The Red Lion Pub

    Chicago, Illinois

    42.7 miles from Pottawattamie Park, IN

    Seven distinct ghosts are said to haunt the place, including a scruffy cowboy, a mentally challenged woman who wears too much lavender perfume, and two men who died in a fight. As well as seeing their apparitions, regulars at the pub have heard footsteps and voices, and objects crashing, among ...


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    Beckwith Theatre Company

    Dowagiac, Michigan

    42.9 miles from Pottawattamie Park, 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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    Olympia Books

    Dowagiac, Michigan

    42.9 miles from Pottawattamie Park, 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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