Haunted Places in Russellville, Illinois



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    Fife Opera House

    Palestine, Illinois

    13.4 miles from Russellville, IL

    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

    24.6 miles from Russellville, IL

    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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    Bethel Cemetery - Nathan Hinkle Grave

    Shelburn, Indiana

    28.1 miles from Russellville, IL

    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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    Oakland City College - Cockrum Hall

    Oakland City, Indiana

    34.5 miles from Russellville, IL

    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

    39.1 miles from Russellville, IL

    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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    Vigo County Historical Museum

    Terre Haute, Indiana

    44.2 miles from Russellville, IL

    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

    45.4 miles from Russellville, IL

    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

    46.4 miles from Russellville, IL

    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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    Williams Bridge

    Williams, Indiana

    46.7 miles from Russellville, IL

    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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    Markle Mill - Old Mill Dam

    North Terre Haute, Indiana

    50 miles from Russellville, IL

    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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    Bond's Chapel Cemetery

    West Baden Springs, Indiana

    50.1 miles from Russellville, IL

    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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    King Cemetery

    Dieterich, Illinois

    50.4 miles from Russellville, IL

    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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    Zion United Church Of Christ Cemetery

    Poland, Indiana

    52.4 miles from Russellville, IL

    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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    French Lick Springs Hotel

    French Lick, Indiana

    52.5 miles from Russellville, IL

    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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    Ashmore Estates

    Ashmore, Illinois

    56.4 miles from Russellville, IL

    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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    Whispers Estate

    Mitchell, Indiana

    57.2 miles from Russellville, IL

    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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    Pemberton Hall - Eastern Illinois University

    Charleston, Illinois

    57.5 miles from Russellville, IL

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


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    Willard Library

    Evansville, Indiana

    58.1 miles from Russellville, IL

    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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    Saint Omer Cemetery

    Ashmore, Illinois

    58.3 miles from Russellville, IL

    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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    Indiana University Bloomington

    Bloomington, Indiana

    59.3 miles from Russellville, IL

    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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    Ramsey Cemetery

    Effingham, Illinois

    61.9 miles from Russellville, IL

    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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    Boone-Hutcheson Cemetery

    Greencastle, Indiana

    62.1 miles from Russellville, IL

    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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    Cloverdale Cemetery

    Cloverdale, Indiana

    62.4 miles from Russellville, IL

    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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    Robin Hill

    Mount Vernon, Indiana

    64.1 miles from Russellville, IL

    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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    Tunnelton Tunnel

    Bedford, Indiana

    66.1 miles from Russellville, IL

    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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    Old Jail Inn

    Rockville, Indiana

    67.1 miles from Russellville, IL

    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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    Stepp Cemetery

    Martinsville, Indiana

    68.3 miles from Russellville, IL

    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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    Rockport Inn

    Rockport, Indiana

    69.8 miles from Russellville, IL

    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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    Story Inn

    Nashville, Indiana

    73.4 miles from Russellville, IL

    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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    The Harrison Street Inn

    Sullivan, Illinois

    78.8 miles from Russellville, IL

    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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    Ridge Cemetery

    Tower Hill, Illinois

    82.2 miles from Russellville, IL

    Ridge Cemetery at Williamsburg Hill is said to be visited by apparitions, eerie lights and a disappearing old man. Phantom crowds and horses also have been seen and heard around the area. Rumors of sinister cult activity surround this place as well, and one report tells of a 3-year-old girl ...


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    Avon Bridge

    Danville, Indiana

    84.8 miles from Russellville, IL

    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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    The Old Slave House - Crenshaw Mansion

    Junction, Illinois

    85.8 miles from Russellville, IL

    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

    85.8 miles from Russellville, IL

    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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    Avon Haunted Bridge

    Avon, Indiana

    88.2 miles from Russellville, IL

    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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    Fischer Theater

    Danville, Illinois

    90.6 miles from Russellville, IL

    Fischer Theater was a 19th century opera house located in Danville, IL that has served many purposes over the years including housing, stores, and of course, a theater. While now a generally unknown location, the Theater has been known to be haunted when a volunteer of the Vermillion Heritage ...


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    Hannah House

    Indianapolis, Indiana

    96.5 miles from Russellville, IL

    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

    96.5 miles from Russellville, IL

    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

    96.5 miles from Russellville, IL

    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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    Doe Run Inn

    Brandenburg, Kentucky

    96.8 miles from Russellville, IL

    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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    Slippery Noodle Inn

    Indianapolis, Indiana

    98.1 miles from Russellville, IL

    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

    98.3 miles from Russellville, IL

    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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    Baker Hollow Road Cemetery

    Marion, Kentucky

    98.4 miles from Russellville, IL

    Witnesses say Baker Hollow Road Cemetery disappears and reappears in different locations, so it is hard to find. They also describe overwhelming feelings of grief, music playing, laughter, screams, and the sound of something unseen trying to get into your car. Apparitions of soldiers, a ghost dog, and men hanging ...


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    Indianapolis Athletic Club

    Indianapolis, Indiana

    98.7 miles from Russellville, IL

    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

    98.8 miles from Russellville, IL

    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

    99 miles from Russellville, IL

    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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    Cave-in-Rock State Park

    Cave-In-Rock, Illinois

    99.3 miles from Russellville, IL

    The ghost story here starts with Samuel Mason, a robber who established a gambling tavern here around 1800. He attracted customers with alchohol, prostitutes and gambling, then robbed and sometimes killed them. Although now the site is known for its natural features, some witnesses have reported hearing moans and cries ...


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    Wynn Cemetery

    Clay, Kentucky

    99.5 miles from Russellville, IL

    According to local legend, two witches were buried in above-ground graves at Wynn Cemetery, and there are three trees here from which accused witches were hanged. Visitors have reported strange happenings on the anniversaries of their deaths and sudden temperature changes. Some witnesses have reported seeing a black apparition here ...


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    Rivoli Theatre

    Indianapolis, Indiana

    100.9 miles from Russellville, IL

    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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    Allerton Mansion

    Monticello, Illinois

    101.2 miles from Russellville, IL

    The Robert Allerton Park, with its 1900 Georgian Revival mansion and incredible gardens, are both open to the public. Here visitors may see some ghostly goings-on in the form of a Lady in White, believed to be a guest at the mansion long ago. It is said that she is ...


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