Haunted Places in Silver Lake, Indiana



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    Old Kosciusko County Jail and Museum

    Warsaw, Indiana

    11.7 miles from Silver Lake, IN

    The Old Kosciusko County Jail was in operation from 1870 to 1982. In 1982 the new Justice Building was completed and took over the housing of the inmates. The Old Jail subsequently became the home of the Kosciusko Historical Society now shares the county Genealogy Library. Employees, volunteers and visitors ...


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    Barbee Hotel

    Warsaw, Indiana

    17.5 miles from Silver Lake, IN

    This historic hotel was frequented by Al Capone, who would stay in Room 301 and clear out all the rest of the guests so he could be alone. Cleaning staff have smelled cigar smoke coming from his room and have seen an ghostly man sitting in a booth in the ...


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    Tillett Cemetery - Hookman's Cemetery

    Peru, Indiana

    21.8 miles from Silver Lake, IN

    Tillett Cemetery is also known as Hookman's Cemetery because of a local tale of a ghostly man with a hook for a hand who prowls the nearby roads looking for victims. Thick, eerie fogs and cold spots are known to materialize in the area as well.


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    Old Whitley Jail

    Columbia City, Indiana

    21.8 miles from Silver Lake, IN

    Old Whitley Jail, constructed in 1875, is said to be haunted by Charles Butler, a bully and alcoholic who shot his wife in the back in 1883. He was jailed here but escaped with four other prisoners when Sheriff Frank Allwein was out. But Butler was caught shortly thereafter when ...


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    Okie Pinokie

    Peru, Indiana

    24 miles from Silver Lake, IN

    The Okie Pinokie Woods, according to local legend, are full of disembodied spirits. One of the many legends about the place centers on Joey Peoria, a young man who disappeared while camping in 1976. Brutally murdered men began showing up in the area, and folks say it was Joey who ...


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    Mount Hope Cemetery

    Logansport, Indiana

    32.5 miles from Silver Lake, IN

    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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    The Pfeiffer House

    Fort Wayne, Indiana

    38.9 miles from Silver Lake, IN

    The Pfeiffer House restaurant was built in 1905 as the Pfeiffer family home, and is said to be haunted by Fred Pfeiffer, who grew up in the house. Fred moved into an assisted-living center in 1989 and passed away in 1994, only to return to his beloved home. According to ...


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    Mason Long House

    Fort Wayne, Indiana

    39.8 miles from Silver Lake, IN

    Mason Long was born in 1842 and was orphaned by age 10. He got a job and later fought in the Civil War. After that he became a businessman and ended up a successful stockbroker. He died here of a stroke in 1902. The private home is said to be ...


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    Potato Creek State Park

    North Liberty, Indiana

    40.2 miles from Silver Lake, 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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    2220 N Armstrong St

    Kokomo, Indiana

    41 miles from Silver Lake, IN

    2220 N. Armstrong Kokomo Indiana is now an empty lot. There is no longer a home on the property. It was burned by a serial arsonist. He caused more than 22 structural fires in Kokomo. My childhood home was his last. The arsonist lived ...


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    Strand Theatre

    Kendallville, Indiana

    41.4 miles from Silver Lake, IN

    The Strand movie theater is haunted by a previous owner, whose apparition has been seen by many people in different locations throughout the building. The ghost also has been known to watch patrons through the projection room window, but ducks when anyone looks at him.


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    Restoration Lutheran Church

    Kendallville, Indiana

    41.7 miles from Silver Lake, IN

    At Restoration Lutheran Church, witnesses say, you may hear ghostly footsteps on the stairs, see apparitions of faces in mirrors, and hear strange scratching sounds. You might detect hot and cold spots and see tall, dark figures that may even toss chairs at you.


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    Winchester Mansion

    Elkhart, Indiana

    42.3 miles from Silver Lake, IN

    The 1905 Winchester Mansion is home to the ghost of former resident Nellie Knickerbocker, some say. Folks working at the businesses housed in the mansion have noted the attic light coming on by itself, objects falling off shelves, and strange sounds. Reports tell us that when Nellie Knickerbocker was alive, ...


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    Lerner Theatre

    Elkhart, Indiana

    42.5 miles from Silver Lake, IN

    Lerner Theatre is believed to be haunted by the ghost of a tech director who had a heart attack and died on the job. Witnesses say lights flicker and strange sounds come from the attic, and a ghostly figure, some say, can be seen in the second-floor box seats when ...


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    Ruthmere Mansion

    Elkhart, Indiana

    43.1 miles from Silver Lake, IN

    Ruthmere Mansion is rumored to be haunted; witnesses say the ghosts set off alarms and sirens inside the mansion especially on Halloween. Some report the sound of phantom gunshots here as well. It should be noted that employees at the house museum say they have never experienced any hauntings here.


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    Hacienda Restaurant

    Mishawaka, Indiana

    43.5 miles from Silver Lake, 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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    Elkheart Civic Theatre

    Bristol, Indiana

    45 miles from Silver Lake, IN

    The Elkhart Civic Theatre (aka Bristol Opera House), housed in an 1897 building, is said to be haunted by ghosts who send books and papers flying off shelves, levitate small objects, run sewing machines and project moving shafts of light. Shadows and an apparition of a floating dark-haired woman have ...


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    Holiday Inn City Center

    South Bend, Indiana

    45.7 miles from Silver Lake, 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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    Tippecanoe Place

    South Bend, Indiana

    45.8 miles from Silver Lake, 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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    University of Notre Dame

    Notre Dame, Indiana

    47 miles from Silver Lake, 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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    Saint Mary's College - Le Mans Hall

    Notre Dame, Indiana

    47.8 miles from Silver Lake, 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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    Dog Face Bridge

    La Crosse, Indiana

    54.3 miles from Silver Lake, 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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    Ceylon Covered Bridge

    Geneva, Indiana

    58.8 miles from Silver Lake, IN

    Local legend has it that many years ago a group of teens performed a séance here, during which a body fell to the floor, leaving a big blood stain near the pentagram they drew. The experience is rumored to have opened a portal from which strange things come.


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    Roads Hotel

    Atlanta, Indiana

    59.6 miles from Silver Lake, IN

    The 1893 hotel, once patronized by John Dillinger, is rumored to be haunted by many spirits. Witnesses have reported shadows and apparitions of men, women and children as well as disembodied voices, footsteps, lights that work on their own, and doors that open and close--or even slam--by themselves.


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    Posey Chapel

    Rolling Prairie, Indiana

    60.6 miles from Silver Lake, 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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    Baums Bridge Inn

    Kouts, Indiana

    63 miles from Silver Lake, 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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    Gray Hotel

    Redkey, Indiana

    63.3 miles from Silver Lake, IN

    This 1912 former hotel now houses the offices of a paranormal investigative team, who claim that the building is one of the most haunted in the entire state. With its troubling past of murder, manslaughter and illegal activity, it isn't that hard to believe either. At least two, possibly ...


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    Hamilton Road

    Mulberry, Indiana

    63.4 miles from Silver Lake, IN

    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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    Olympia Books

    Dowagiac, Michigan

    63.9 miles from Silver Lake, 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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    Beckwith Theatre Company

    Dowagiac, Michigan

    64 miles from Silver Lake, 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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    Frost Cemetery

    Dowagiac, Michigan

    64.4 miles from Silver Lake, 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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    Valparaiso University

    Valparaiso, Indiana

    65.6 miles from Silver Lake, 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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    Harrison Cemetery

    West Lafayette, Indiana

    66.4 miles from Silver Lake, IN

    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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    Porter County Jail and Sheriff's House

    Valparaiso, Indiana

    66.5 miles from Silver Lake, 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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    Saint Joseph's College

    Collegeville, Indiana

    66.8 miles from Silver Lake, IN

    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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    Finch Cemetery

    Portland, Indiana

    67 miles from Silver Lake, IN

    The late-1800s Finch Cemetery at the Jay County Conservation Club is said to hold the grave of a boy named Cinderella. Rumor has it that the gravestones here shift, or disappear. If you count the gravestones on the way to Cinderella's grave, you will count 13. But on the way ...


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    State Theatre

    Anderson, Indiana

    67.9 miles from Silver Lake, IN

    The State Theatre was opened in 1930 with eco friendly geo thermal heat and air system way before it's time and an acoustically engineered dome for the best sound for the first talkies. People have felt and seen various apparitions and vague whisperings in several places in the ...


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    Inn at Aberdeen

    Valparaiso, Indiana

    68 miles from Silver Lake, 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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    Memory Gardens

    Rensselaer, Indiana

    69.2 miles from Silver Lake, IN

    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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    Anderson Cemetery

    Lawton, Michigan

    69.4 miles from Silver Lake, IN

    Anderson Cemetery has a legend that explains a glowing headstone. So the story goes, a man came to the Morris family home and shot the whole family and the maid, then stole a horse. The family was buried here, and on the anniversary of the murder, the headstone is said ...


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    Wolf Mansion - Josephus Wolf House

    Valparaiso, Indiana

    72.9 miles from Silver Lake, 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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    Indiana Dunes State Park

    Chesterton, Indiana

    73 miles from Silver Lake, 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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    Kaup Pharmacy - Homestead Restaurant

    Portland, Ohio

    73.9 miles from Silver Lake, IN

    Once known as Homestead Food and Spirits, the building that houses the Kaup Pharmacy is said to have a ghostly resident. A lady's apparition has been spotted, and the door to the women's restroom has been known to open and close on its own.


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    Old Porter Road

    Portage, Indiana

    74.5 miles from Silver Lake, 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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    O'Neal Bridge - Holiday Drive Bridge

    Zionsville, Indiana

    78 miles from Silver Lake, IN

    O'Neal Bridge, aka Holiday Drive Bridge, was built around 1892 and restored in 2008-2009. The bridge may no longer be in use, according to reports. Legend has it that around this spot, a KKK lynching took place, and hauntings way stem from it. Witnesses have reported disembodied screams in the ...


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    Ivy House

    Fortville, Indiana

    78.5 miles from Silver Lake, IN

    Built in 1921 by Dr. Jess E. Ferrell, the Ivy House bed-and-breakfast inn is said to have a haunt that came with the purchase of an antique piano. The owners say the instrument brought with it a ghost who makes the decidely nonmusical sounds of banging and walking footsteps.


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    Victorian Villa Bed and Breakfast

    Union City, Michigan

    79.3 miles from Silver Lake, IN

    This historic bed and breakfast was built in the 1870's as a retirement residence for a notable family. Since its conversion in the 1980's to a bed and breakfast, guests and staff have reported sighting the apparition of a stern lady in an old-fashioned presence, whose presence is often accompanied ...


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    Crown Point Sheriff's House and Jail

    Crown Point, Indiana

    80.1 miles from Silver Lake, 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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    Hays Cemetery

    Wilkinson, Indiana

    80.4 miles from Silver Lake, IN

    Hays Cemetery, aka Main Street Graveyard, is said to be home to a "devil's child" because of a plant that grows in the shape of a pitchfork on her grave. Visiting is not recommended at night, as much of the area is private property and you could be arrested for ...


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    Carolina Street Demon House

    Gary, Indiana

    81.5 miles from Silver Lake, 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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