Haunted Places in Scottsburg, Indiana



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    Scott County Heritage Center

    Scottsburg, Indiana

    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

    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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    Bridgewater Cemetery

    Scottsburg, Indiana

    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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    Mount Zion Cemetery

    Henryville, Indiana

    10.4 miles from Scottsburg, 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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    Hanover Cemetery

    Hanover, Indiana

    16.6 miles from Scottsburg, IN

    Visitors here have reported feeling unexplained nausea and chills, possibly related to the grave of Benjamin Bennett, who is believed to have drowned in the Ohio River (although his body was never found).


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    Hanover College

    Hanover, Indiana

    16.9 miles from Scottsburg, IN

    At Parker Auditorium, the ghost of Dr. A.G. Parker, past college president of the college, has been seen and heard, along with unexplained sounds and missing objects. And at Donner Residence Hall's east wing, the ghost of a student who committed suicide in a dorm room is blamed for objects ...


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    Papa John's Pizza

    Seymour, Indiana

    19.7 miles from Scottsburg, 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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    Jefferson County Library

    Madison, Indiana

    21.1 miles from Scottsburg, IN

    Rumor has it that the ornery ghost of a young man rides the elevator rubbing and patting women. He is believed to have lived here when it was a private home and was confined to a wheelchair, which is why the elevator originally was installed. Some reports say the ghost ...


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    Broadway Historic Hotel and Tavern

    Madison, Indiana

    21.1 miles from Scottsburg, IN

    The historic hotel and restaurant appears to be popular with the spirit set. The apparition of a disruptive criminal shot dead on the premises has been reported in the main dining room, while the bed and breakfast quarters of the establishment are supposedly haunted by an unknown woman in ...


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    Ohio Theater

    Madison, Indiana

    21.3 miles from Scottsburg, IN

    Local tales tell of lights that seem to float in the balcony area and then disappear. It is also said that at midnight, the sound of screaming can be heard.


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    St. Joe Road Cemetery

    New Albany, Indiana

    24 miles from Scottsburg, 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

    27.7 miles from Scottsburg, 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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    Rails Restaurant

    La Grange, Kentucky

    28.6 miles from Scottsburg, IN

    The restaurant, housed in a building that's more than a century and a half old, is home to a ghostly little girl. She has been seen in the parking lot as well as the back of the restaurant, and wears a white dress and a hair bow. She is believed ...


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    Old Bridge Inn

    Jeffersonville, Indiana

    28.7 miles from Scottsburg, 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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    Belle of Louisville

    Louisville, Kentucky

    29.5 miles from Scottsburg, 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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    Tunnelton Tunnel

    Bedford, Indiana

    29.5 miles from Scottsburg, 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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    The Seelbach Hilton Louisville

    Louisville, Kentucky

    30 miles from Scottsburg, 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

    30.2 miles from Scottsburg, 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

    30.4 miles from Scottsburg, 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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    Phoenix Hill Tavern

    Louisville, Kentucky

    30.6 miles from Scottsburg, IN

    Folks at Phoenix Hill Tavern have reported disembodied footsteps that come down the stairs and walk across the floor, white flashes that reflect in mirrors, cold spots, and objects that move or disappear.


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    Lady of the Stairs - First Church of Christ Scientist

    Louisville, Kentucky

    31.3 miles from Scottsburg, IN

    The Lady of the Stairs at the First Church of Christ Scientist is a female apparition that appears pacing and crying on the church steps. Locals call her Ms. G, as she is thought to belong to the Gathrights, a well-known local family of the early 1900s. Legend has it ...


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    Old Louisville

    Louisville, Kentucky

    31.3 miles from Scottsburg, IN

    This historic district of Louisville is said to be one of the largest preservation districts and Victorian neighborhoods in the country. It's no wonder that spirits lingering beyond the grave find it an attractive place to reside! There are reportedly many ghost tours and haunted houses here, and locals may ...


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    Crump Theatre

    Columbus, Indiana

    36.5 miles from Scottsburg, 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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    Quality Machine and Tool Works

    Columbus, Indiana

    37 miles from Scottsburg, 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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    Story Inn

    Nashville, Indiana

    37.2 miles from Scottsburg, 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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    Pope Lick Monster - Goat Man

    Louisville, Kentucky

    37.4 miles from Scottsburg, IN

    The Goat Man of Pope Lick is rumored to be a farmer who tortured goats at the devil's request and therefore forfeited his soul. But other legends say he is a refugee from a circus train wreck. The horned and hairy monster is supposed to trick folks into his clutches ...


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    Schenck Mansion

    Vevay, Indiana

    37.8 miles from Scottsburg, IN

    A ghostly Lady in White in Victorian attire haunts the second floor of this 1874 bed-and-breakfast building, originally built as a mansion of a home for Benjamin Franklin Schenk. She is said to walk the hallways, taking no notice of anyone around her. Guests also have reported hearing voices, footsteps, ...


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    Whispers Estate

    Mitchell, Indiana

    38.1 miles from Scottsburg, 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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    Captain Frank's Tomb

    Elizabeth, Indiana

    38.3 miles from Scottsburg, 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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    Waverly Hills Sanatorium

    Louisville, Kentucky

    38.5 miles from Scottsburg, 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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    Bond's Chapel Cemetery

    West Baden Springs, Indiana

    45.9 miles from Scottsburg, 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

    46.8 miles from Scottsburg, 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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    Ditto House Inn

    West Point, Kentucky

    48.3 miles from Scottsburg, 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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    Williams Bridge

    Williams, Indiana

    48.8 miles from Scottsburg, 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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    Indiana University Bloomington

    Bloomington, Indiana

    52.2 miles from Scottsburg, 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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    Jim Beam Distillery

    Clermont, Kentucky

    52.5 miles from Scottsburg, IN

    At this Jim Beam Distillery, some say, a former guard was a little out of his mind and liked to yell at the full moon during his shift. Now, some witnesses currently working as guards say they can hear his screams when the moon is full.


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    Doe Run Inn

    Brandenburg, Kentucky

    54.5 miles from Scottsburg, 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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    Stepp Cemetery

    Martinsville, Indiana

    56.1 miles from Scottsburg, 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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    Big Bone Lick Park

    Union, Kentucky

    56.6 miles from Scottsburg, IN

    Folks visiting the park have reported disembodied whispers, eerie figures, strange noises and an evil spirit who is said to linger in the nearby woods.


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    Whisky's Restaurant

    Lawrenceburg, Indiana

    56.7 miles from Scottsburg, IN

    This restaurant began as two private houses that were combined to make a button factory. A former resident, an elderly lady died in the room now called the Malt Room, and her spirit is believed to remain here. A waitress reported feeling a tug on her apron when no one ...


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    Greendale Cemetery

    Greendale, Indiana

    57.1 miles from Scottsburg, IN

    White or gray apparitions have been seen, and locals say that passing the graves belonging to the Tebbs family will give you chills and an uneasy feeling of being watched. Cold breezes have been reported here on hot, windless days.


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    Buffalo Trace Distillery

    Frankfort, Kentucky

    58.5 miles from Scottsburg, IN

    The late-18th-century distillery on the site of an ancient buffalo crossing offers ghost tours by appointment; many characters from its long history are said to walk the grounds.


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    Liberty Hall

    Frankfort, Kentucky

    58.7 miles from Scottsburg, IN

    Built by Senator John Brown in 1796, Liberty Hall Mansion is said to be haunted by at least three ghosts. Mrs. Brown's kindly aunt, Mrs. Margaret Varick, died of a heart attack around 1817 in an upstairs bedroom. She was buried on the grounds but was lost when the graves ...


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    Jailer's Inn Bed and Breakfast

    Bardstown, Kentucky

    62.7 miles from Scottsburg, IN

    This bed-and-breakfast inn used to be an actual jail, housing prisoners from 1797 until 1987. It was Kentucky's oldest operating jail complex, listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. But some of the spirits of the incarcerated folks may never have left when the building changed purposes. Witnesses, including ...


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    Old Talbott Tavern

    Bardstown, Kentucky

    62.8 miles from Scottsburg, IN

    At this 1779 stagecoach stop, now an inn, many famous figures have stayed including Abraham Lincoln, Daniel Boone and Jesse James. Ghostly presences are said to make themselves known in many ways, including orbs, mists and apparitions. Mrs. Talbott may appear as an apparition to guests, or you may see ...


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    Hebron Lutheran Cemetery

    Hebron, Kentucky

    63.2 miles from Scottsburg, IN

    There has been many sightings here, and I have personally been here multiple times, and have had many experiences. When you approach the crematorium, you can always smell something burning, even if there is no one there. As well, when approaching graves, you can feel a chill and sometimes ...


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    Sherman Tavern

    Dry Ridge, Kentucky

    63.3 miles from Scottsburg, IN

    The Sherman Tavern is a historic former tavern built in 1812, which is in the process of being restored by local residents. It was a former stage stop for cattle drovers and American Indians. People restoring the historic building have reported seeing the apparitions of Confederate soldiers, and African American ...


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    The Big Green Castle

    Harrison, Ohio

    64.6 miles from Scottsburg, IN

    This Victorian manor house is now a private residence, but back when it was abandoned and for sale, residents reported seeing figures in period clothing looking out of the windows and seeing lights moving around the house. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Allegheny Airlines Flight 853 Crash Site

    Fairland, Indiana

    64.8 miles from Scottsburg, IN

    A plane accident killed 83 people back in 1969. At the site of the accident, body parts were scattered around and had to be buried over. Now, at this area, EVP's can be picked up as well as weird light anomalies in photographs. (Submitted by Chris)


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    Allendale Tunnel

    Elsmere, Kentucky

    66.2 miles from Scottsburg, IN

    Legend has it that a man hanged himself years ago in this tunnel, and the hook still protrudes from which he hung his rope. Witnesses say they have seen his apparition hanging here or walking in the tunnel and heard his screams.


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