Haunted Places in Sidell, Illinois



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    Fischer Theater

    Danville, Illinois

    18.1 miles from Sidell, 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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    Saint Omer Cemetery

    Ashmore, Illinois

    26.1 miles from Sidell, 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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    Ashmore Estates

    Ashmore, Illinois

    29 miles from Sidell, 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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    Old Jail Inn

    Rockville, Indiana

    33.1 miles from Sidell, 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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    Pemberton Hall - Eastern Illinois University

    Charleston, Illinois

    35 miles from Sidell, IL

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


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    Markle Mill - Old Mill Dam

    North Terre Haute, Indiana

    36.5 miles from Sidell, 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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    Indiana State University

    Terre Haute, Indiana

    37.5 miles from Sidell, 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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    Vigo County Historical Museum

    Terre Haute, Indiana

    38.4 miles from Sidell, 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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    Highland Lawn Cemetery

    Terre Haute, Indiana

    39.1 miles from Sidell, 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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    Attica Public Library

    Attica, Indiana

    40.1 miles from Sidell, IL

    Built in 1905, the employees of this library have heard strange noises including knocking, whistling, whispering, dragging sounds, and even the sounds of the toys in the children's area moving by themselves after closing. The employees have also mentioned seeing figures watching them or shadows darting around. They ...


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    Hotel Attica

    Attica, Indiana

    40.3 miles from Sidell, IL

    A glowing apparition has been seen in several hotel rooms late at night or in the early hours of morning. Guests have reported seeing their closet doors open and close by themselves, as well as hearing ghostly voices and ballroom music. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Locust Grove Cemetery

    Ambia, Indiana

    41.7 miles from Sidell, IL

    Phantom sounds of an army cadence and marching are heard at Locust Grove Cemetery. Legend has it that Harrison's ghostly men are re-creating the Battle of Tippecanoe.


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    Allerton Mansion

    Monticello, Illinois

    44.1 miles from Sidell, 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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    The Harrison Street Inn

    Sullivan, Illinois

    46.8 miles from Sidell, 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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    Boone-Hutcheson Cemetery

    Greencastle, Indiana

    52.4 miles from Sidell, 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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    Zion United Church Of Christ Cemetery

    Poland, Indiana

    57 miles from Sidell, 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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    Bethel Cemetery - Nathan Hinkle Grave

    Shelburn, Indiana

    57 miles from Sidell, 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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    Vennum House - The Watseka Wonder

    Watseka, Illinois

    59.6 miles from Sidell, IL

    The Vennum House was the home of Lurancy Vennum, a teenaged epilectic girl who was said to have been possessed in the incident known as the Watseka Wonder. The story of the late-19th-century possession was related in the 2009 film "The Possessed." The house may be open for ghost tours ...


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    Avon Theater

    Decatur, Illinois

    60.3 miles from Sidell, IL

    Staff members at this theater report disembodied laughter, footsteps, missing objects, and voices and applause that come from the auditorium when it is empty. The apparition of a man in his 50s or 60s also has been seen.


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    Lincoln Square Theatre

    Decatur, Illinois

    60.4 miles from Sidell, IL

    This historic 1916 theater building was built atop the fire-ravaged Priest Hotel that once stood here. It is said that the ghosts of the fire victims still linger in the theater. Red, a former theater worker, is a friendly ghost here. Witnesses have heard his whispers, seen his shadowy form, ...


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    Greenwood Cemetery

    Decatur, Illinois

    60.4 miles from Sidell, IL

    This large and very actively haunted cemetery is known for the ghostly weeping Greenwood Bride, and it's also home to many Confederate soldiers' spirits. The soldiers were prisoners in the Civil War, and died of yellow fever only to be cast into unmarked graves. The soldiers have been known to ...


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    Roff House - The Watseka Wonder

    Watseka, Illinois

    60.5 miles from Sidell, IL

    The Roff House was one of the two houses in which the Watseka Wonder took place. The Watseka Wonder was a spiritual possession said to have happened in the late 19th century to an epileptic girl named Lurancy Vennum, who was 14 at the time. One of the spirits who ...


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    Cloverdale Cemetery

    Cloverdale, Indiana

    61.2 miles from Sidell, 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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    Millikin University

    Decatur, Illinois

    61.4 miles from Sidell, IL

    Many ghosts are said to haunt the historic Millikin University, including Rail Girl, who haunts the Albert Taylor Theater. Her ghost appears, as her name suggests, along a rail in the upper part of the theater. Students have a tradition of leaving her three pieces of candy before a show ...


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    Harrison Cemetery

    West Lafayette, Indiana

    62.9 miles from Sidell, IL

    At Harrison Cemetery, visitors have heard crying and moaning and had an eerie feeling that something is watching them. A few have been touched by something unseen or have had things thrown at them by invisible hands. Gravestones are said to move around here as well.


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    Ramsey Cemetery

    Effingham, Illinois

    63.1 miles from Sidell, 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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    Fife Opera House

    Palestine, Illinois

    63.7 miles from Sidell, 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

    63.8 miles from Sidell, 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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    King Cemetery

    Dieterich, Illinois

    69.4 miles from Sidell, 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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    Hamilton Road

    Mulberry, Indiana

    70.1 miles from Sidell, IL

    Stories about Hamilton Road are of the urban legend type. For example, a ghost of a short man will chase you if you stop on the third bridge and flash your lights four times, then cross the bridge. Phantom flames are said to come from the woods where an 1800s ...


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    Avon Bridge

    Danville, Indiana

    70.7 miles from Sidell, 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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    Ridge Cemetery

    Tower Hill, Illinois

    72.6 miles from Sidell, 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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    Kemp Hall - International House

    Bloomington, Illinois

    73.8 miles from Sidell, IL

    Kemp Hall International House, or I-House, is said to be haunted by a ghostly Lady in Red. She is believed to be Mrs. A. E. DeMange, former owner of the mansion. She passed away after living here only a year, in 1908. Mr. DeMange sold it to the Illinois Weslayan ...


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    Williams Hall

    Normal, Illinois

    74.2 miles from Sidell, IL

    Illinois State University's Williams Hall was the site of the university's first library, and is thought to be haunted by the spirit of the first librarian, Angie Milner. Even though a new library was eventually built in her name, and the old one was turned into Williams Hall, the ghost ...


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    Atkin-Colby Hall

    Normal, Illinois

    74.3 miles from Sidell, IL

    Atkin-Colby Hall at Illinois State University is rumored to be haunted on its 11th floor. One witness claims to have been pushed down the stairs by the ghost. Also described by witnesses are doors opening, whispers, strange noises, and an overwhelming feeling of discomfort and that you are not wanted ...


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    Avon Haunted Bridge

    Avon, Indiana

    75.4 miles from Sidell, 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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    Saint Joseph's College

    Collegeville, Indiana

    78.1 miles from Sidell, IL

    Some of the many oddities at St. Joseph's College include a spirit in the chapel, a rumored exorcism at Aquinas Hall and reports of witnesses hearing voices in their heads inside Drexel Hall. Also, Dwenger Hall is rumored to be possessed, and the ghost of a baby is said to ...


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    Memory Gardens

    Rensselaer, Indiana

    78.1 miles from Sidell, IL

    Memory Gardens is a cemetery with a haunted statue, locals claim. The saint statue at the back of the graveyard is rumored to move at night, keeping watch on visitors. Some say its head and arms will change position. However, the cemetery is closed after dark and trespassers will be ...


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    Stanford Cumberland Presbyterian Church

    Stanford, Illinois

    82.1 miles from Sidell, IL

    Built in 1901, the Stanford Cumberland Presbyterian Church had been loved and enjoyed by it's congregation until it was sold in 2004. Between 2004 to 2012 it has changed hands four times since. The first owner lived it for a very short time. It was then ...


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    Stanford Pour House

    Stanford, Illinois

    82.3 miles from Sidell, IL

    Originally built at the turn of the century as a mercantile grocery store, it was shortly after used by a local church for their temporary place of worship until their regular church building was completed. It was then used for many years as a funeral home. It ...


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    City Tavern

    Kankakee, Illinois

    83.5 miles from Sidell, IL

    Employees and diners at this popular restaurant and bar have reportedly encountered a male spirit. Known as 'David', patrons have had their hair pulled and have been pushed around by unseen hands. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Majestic Theater

    Kankakee, Illinois

    83.7 miles from Sidell, IL

    Dating back to 1912, the historic theater achieved notoriety when the 'Marx Brothers' performed a vaudeville act there in 1916. However, the theatre is also renowned for its ghostly inhabitants, including a ghostly child and Julia Remmington, a former owner. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Stepp Cemetery

    Martinsville, Indiana

    84.7 miles from Sidell, 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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    Indiana University Bloomington

    Bloomington, Indiana

    86.3 miles from Sidell, 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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    Manteno State Hospital

    Manteno, Illinois

    91.5 miles from Sidell, IL

    The 1930s Manteno State Hospital suffered a typhoid fever epidemic in 1939, and more than 50 patients and staff members died. The hospital eventually was renamed the Manteno Mental Health Center; it ceased operations in 1985 and the complex became business rentals, a bank, part of the Illinois Diversatech Campus ...


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    Mount Hope Cemetery

    Logansport, Indiana

    96.8 miles from Sidell, IL

    Phantom sounds of horses and whistles that echo your own have been reported in this cemetery that dates back to the 1800s. Also, some reports say there are mausoleums here with spooky inscriptions like "Knock three times and they shall come."


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    Lake Prairie Cemetery

    Lowell, Indiana

    97.1 miles from Sidell, IL

    Apparitions of deceased townspeople, ghostly mists, and orbs all have been reported at this cemetery, especially in the southern half, which is the oldest.


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    Moon Point Cemetery - Moon Creek Cemetery

    Streator, Illinois

    97.4 miles from Sidell, IL

    Moon Point Cemetery, aka Moon's Point Cemetery or Moon Creek Cemetery, is older than the Civil War and legendary with those who like to tell ghost stories. It was thought to have begun as a family cemetery for early settlers Jacob Moon and his family. The cemetery's most-talked-about ghost is ...


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    Williams Bridge

    Williams, Indiana

    98.6 miles from Sidell, 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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    Baums Bridge Inn

    Kouts, Indiana

    102.2 miles from Sidell, IL

    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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