Haunted Places in Ragsdale, Indiana



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    Fife Opera House

    Palestine, Illinois

    23.5 miles from Ragsdale, 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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    Antioch Cemetery

    Sullivan, Indiana

    24.7 miles from Ragsdale, 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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    Oakland City College - Cockrum Hall

    Oakland City, Indiana

    28.1 miles from Ragsdale, 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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    Bethel Cemetery - Nathan Hinkle Grave

    Shelburn, Indiana

    30.4 miles from Ragsdale, 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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    Blackfoot Cemetery

    Oakland City, Indiana

    31.7 miles from Ragsdale, 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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    Williams Bridge

    Williams, Indiana

    35.7 miles from Ragsdale, 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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    Bond's Chapel Cemetery

    West Baden Springs, Indiana

    38.3 miles from Ragsdale, 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

    40.3 miles from Ragsdale, 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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    Whispers Estate

    Mitchell, Indiana

    45.8 miles from Ragsdale, 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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    Vigo County Historical Museum

    Terre Haute, Indiana

    49 miles from Ragsdale, 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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    Indiana State University

    Terre Haute, Indiana

    50.2 miles from Ragsdale, 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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    Highland Lawn Cemetery

    Terre Haute, Indiana

    50.4 miles from Ragsdale, 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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    Zion United Church Of Christ Cemetery

    Poland, Indiana

    51.3 miles from Ragsdale, 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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    Indiana University Bloomington

    Bloomington, Indiana

    52 miles from Ragsdale, 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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    Markle Mill - Old Mill Dam

    North Terre Haute, Indiana

    54 miles from Ragsdale, 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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    Willard Library

    Evansville, Indiana

    54.7 miles from Ragsdale, 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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    Tunnelton Tunnel

    Bedford, Indiana

    54.9 miles from Ragsdale, 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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    Cloverdale Cemetery

    Cloverdale, Indiana

    60.4 miles from Ragsdale, 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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    Rockport Inn

    Rockport, Indiana

    61.5 miles from Ragsdale, 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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    Boone-Hutcheson Cemetery

    Greencastle, Indiana

    61.8 miles from Ragsdale, 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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    Stepp Cemetery

    Martinsville, Indiana

    62 miles from Ragsdale, 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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    King Cemetery

    Dieterich, Illinois

    62.5 miles from Ragsdale, 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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    Robin Hill

    Mount Vernon, Indiana

    64 miles from Ragsdale, 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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    Story Inn

    Nashville, Indiana

    64.5 miles from Ragsdale, 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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    Ashmore Estates

    Ashmore, Illinois

    66.7 miles from Ragsdale, 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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    Saint Omer Cemetery

    Ashmore, Illinois

    68.3 miles from Ragsdale, 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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    Pemberton Hall - Eastern Illinois University

    Charleston, Illinois

    68.4 miles from Ragsdale, IN

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


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    Old Jail Inn

    Rockville, Indiana

    70.4 miles from Ragsdale, 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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    Ramsey Cemetery

    Effingham, Illinois

    74.2 miles from Ragsdale, 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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    Papa John's Pizza

    Seymour, Indiana

    79.1 miles from Ragsdale, 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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    Crump Theatre

    Columbus, Indiana

    81.7 miles from Ragsdale, 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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    Avon Bridge

    Danville, Indiana

    82.3 miles from Ragsdale, 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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    Quality Machine and Tool Works

    Columbus, Indiana

    82.6 miles from Ragsdale, 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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    Doe Run Inn

    Brandenburg, Kentucky

    85 miles from Ragsdale, 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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    Avon Haunted Bridge

    Avon, Indiana

    85.2 miles from Ragsdale, 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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    Captain Frank's Tomb

    Elizabeth, Indiana

    87 miles from Ragsdale, 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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    The Old Slave House - Crenshaw Mansion

    Junction, Illinois

    87.6 miles from Ragsdale, IN

    Note: This house is no longer a tourist attraction; tours are not operated here now as they have been in the past. Trespassers have been known to be arrested. This residence was once a place where slaves were bred illegally. The attic was made over with stalls to house the ...


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    Crenshaw House

    Junction, Illinois

    87.6 miles from Ragsdale, IN

    This place is closed to the public. It is owned by the state of Illinois and there are numerous No Trespassing signs. You are cautioned not to attempt to visit this place. Crenshaw house was a major player in kidnapping freed and escaped slaves and returning them to ...


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    The Harrison Street Inn

    Sullivan, Illinois

    90.4 miles from Ragsdale, IN

    Eyewitnesses report apparitions, footsteps, diesmbodied voices, showers and toilets that work by themselves, and many other strange phenomena at this historic inn.


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    Ditto House Inn

    West Point, Kentucky

    90.8 miles from Ragsdale, IN

    Used as a headquarters and a hospital during the Civil War, this inn is said to be haunted by soldiers and other folks who passed away here during that era. Some guests have reported being touched or spoken to by the spirits. The inn has been featured on many TV ...


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    Waverly Hills Sanatorium

    Louisville, Kentucky

    90.8 miles from Ragsdale, IN

    This historic hospital, originally opened in 1910 to treat tuberculosis patients, has reportedly seen about 63,000 deaths. TV shows Ghost Adventures, Fact or Faked, Ghost Hunters and many more have featured the site. Witnesses here report unexplained lights, apparitions, shadowy forms and other various phenomena.


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    Hannah House

    Indianapolis, Indiana

    91.9 miles from Ragsdale, 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

    91.9 miles from Ragsdale, 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

    92.6 miles from Ragsdale, 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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    Gates of Hell - Grandview Cemetery - Kasey's Cemetery

    Custer, Kentucky

    92.7 miles from Ragsdale, IN

    Grandview Cemetery, aka Kasey's Cemetery or the Gates of Hell, contains the graves of people from the 1700s and 1800s as well as the ruins of an iron and stone gate. Some say one time an enormous green orb appeared here, hovered a short time, then shot straight up and ...


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    Slippery Noodle Inn

    Indianapolis, Indiana

    93.9 miles from Ragsdale, 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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    Indiana Repertory Theatre

    Indianapolis, Indiana

    94.1 miles from Ragsdale, 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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    Indianapolis Athletic Club

    Indianapolis, Indiana

    94.5 miles from Ragsdale, 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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    Wheeler-Stokely Mansion

    Indianapolis, Indiana

    95 miles from Ragsdale, 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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    James Allison Mansion

    Indianapolis, Indiana

    95.3 miles from Ragsdale, 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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