- Eastern Cemetery is haunted by some of its dead who are angry the cemetery is in such bad shape.
- Hot Rod Hill hosts the ghosts of a tragic prom couple
- Waverly Sanitorium: You can check out, but you can never leave
Halloween is the perfect time to visit haunted houses, spooky theme parks and ghostly attractions. While a trip to the Haunted Hotel or Kentucky Kingdom’s Halloscream can be fun and even scary, it’s hard not to remember the chainsaw-wielding clown running toward you is really just an actor who’s definitely not going to hurt you.
But what about those really haunted places — cemeteries with legends of ghost visits, abandoned hospitals with stories of tragic deaths.
The Courier Journal assembled a map of hundreds of places in Kentucky and Southern Indiana with reports of paranormal activity, assembled by the Shadowlands Haunted Places Index.
We also gathered up some history and a few legends surrounding some of Louisville’s eeriest locations, you know, just in case.
So, if you want to find out if these ghost stories are real, go see for yourself.
We dare you.
Eastern Cemetery’s angry spirits
Eastern Cemetery on Baxter Avenue is said to be haunted by some of its dead who are angry the cemetery is in such bad shape. It has endured severe overcrowding — cemetery ownership even began to reuse graves at one point — and general neglect over the years.
Gravestones date back to the 1700s, and there could be any number of people buried at Eastern Cemetery with reason for vengeance, including whoever is under one crumbling gravestone covered in dead grass and leaves, or the people near a rotting pumpkin strewn across the sidewalk.
According to Louisville Ghost Hunters Society, Eastern Cemetery Corp. opened the first crematorium in Louisville in the early 1930s in what is now an apartment building. There is supposedly a ghost of a woman that takes care of the graveyard’s babies, who have a special section in the back.
Mitchell Hill Road’s tragic prom couple
At the top of Mitchell Hill Road is a cemetery, and legend says buried there is a girl who died at the bottom of the hill in a car crash in the 1940s when she and her boyfriend were on their way to prom.
Apparently, some people have reported seeing the girl on top of the hill wearing her prom dress, wandering through the cemetery or walking along the road.
The stretch of the road where the accident supposedly happened is known as “Hot Rod Haven” because it was a popular, dangerous place for teenagers to race their cars in the mid-20th century.
According to Keith Age, director of the Louisville Ghost Hunters Society, county records show an accident similar to the one described in the legend did occur on Sept. 23, 1946, when Roy Clarke and Sarah Mitchell were on their way to a school dance.
However, a search of an online archive of the graves at Mitchell Hill Cemetery did not yield any gravestones with the name Roy Clarke. Two women named Sarah Mitchell have gravestones at the cemetery, but neither died at an unusually early age.
Seelbach Hotel’s disembodied spooks
The Seelbach Hotel was built in the early 20th century, opening in 1905. According to the hotel’s website, it began as the dream of Bavarian brothers Otto and Louis Seelbach, who came to Louisville in 1869 to learn the hotel business.
During its 100-plus years downtown, the Seelbach has had many guests report strange sounds and activity during their stays.
There have been reports of televisions turning on at a loud volume at around 4 a.m., as well as the sound of running footsteps on wooden floors, even though the halls are now carpeted.
Some guests have said they heard disembodied voices or felt cold patches throughout the hotel.
The ghostly Waverly Hills Sanatorium
A list of haunted places in Louisville wouldn’t be complete without mention of Waverly Hills Sanatorium.
Waverly Hills in southwestern Louisville opened in 1910 as a two-story hospital to accommodate Louisville patients struck by a tuberculosis outbreak, according to Waverly Hills Historical Society. It eventually expanded to a new five-story building, which could hold more patients and opened in 1926.
Before the discovery of an antibiotic that treated and cured tuberculosis, a diagnosis of the disease was more or less a death sentence. The hospital was its own community set apart from the rest of Louisville to avoid contaminating the healthy population — it had its own post office and water treatment facility, and it grew and raised its own food.
“Once you went to Waverly Hills, you became a permanent resident,” the historical society states on its website.
The tuberculosis hospital closed in 1961 and reopened in 1962 as WoodHaven Medical Services, a geriatric facility the state closed down in 1981.
After it closed, Waverly Hills quickly gained a reputation for being haunted. It was purchased in 2001 by paranormal enthusiasts Charles and Tina Mattingly, and many volunteers working on the building’s restoration have reported hearing ghostly sounds and slamming doors, seeing apparitions in doorways and being struck by invisible hands.
Today, Waverly Hills attracts tourists from around the country with its paranormal and historical guided tours. It also allows private paranormal groups to host investigations of the facility, many of whom claim to have experienced inexplicable paranormal activity during their visits.
300+ haunted places in Kentucky and Indiana
Want more? Here are all the ghost stories submitted to Shadowlands Haunted Places Index for Kentucky and Southern Indiana.
Read it at your own risk.
Alexandria, Ky. Witch Hill
There is a tree in the middle of the road in Wilder where 3 witches were supposedly hung, and there is a curse on the tree to whomever tries to cut it down or spits on it. I have been to this place many times, and taken pictures, and many times even though it was a clear night, the pictures have come back covered in white blotches. You will find many out of the ordinary happenings on the way out to the tree. – September 2004 update /correction: It has recently been cut down and moved to the church parking lot at the top of the road. The three humps were also left off the story. There are three evenly spaced humps right before the bend the tree was on. These are the graves of the witches. The stories of distorted pictures are true though.
Annville, Ky. Hwy 577
Off Hwy 30 on Hwy 577 in Annville in Jackson county at night during a full moon you can see a glowing grave late at night. You can only see it from the road. When you go to the graveyard it disappears.
Ashland, Ky. Paramount Art Center
It is said that during some early renovation work on the Paramount Theatre, a death occurred there, and the man’s ghost has forever since haunted the Paramount. In the early 1940s, four construction workers from Boyd Theater Company in Cincinnati, Ohio were working on a project inside the auditorium. It is reported that all of them had gone to lunch except for one man, a guy named Joe. When the other three returned, they found Joe hanging from the curtain rigging, dead. And since then, sounds have been heard, things have gone missing, cold drafts have been felt, and some folks even claim to have seen the image of a man appear on occasion. However, he is, by all means, a “good ghost” – one who seems to look out for the benefit of the theatre and its occupants. When Billy Ray Cyrus was here filming his video for “Achy Breaky Heart,” he was told about the legend of Paramount Joe. Between breaks, Billy Ray would talk to Joe, laughing and joking with him, sometimes even asking for his help. It is customary to get 8 x 10 photographs signed by each performer that appears at the Paramount and then hang the photo on the ‘Wall of Fame’ in the box office. Billy Ray personally autographed large color posters to each of the female employees working here at the time – and one with a personal inscription to Paramount Joe, whom he now had a fondness for. Each lady put her poster near her desk and Joe’s was hung in the box office, near all the other performers. As time passed and the walls in the box office became too full of 8×10’s signed by other performers, the executive director felt that some of the pictures and posters needed to come down. Since there were so many of Billy Ray, she asked the women to remove their posters since they were all so similar. Nobody wanted to take their personally autographed picture of Billy Ray down, so they took down the one he had signed to Paramount Joe. The next day, when the ladies came to work, every single 8×10 and poster that had been hanging neatly on the walls the night before were now lined strewn on the floor, many of their glass frames shattered! It was as if someone had wiped each one off the wall. To this day, Paramount Joe’s poster still hangs in the Paramount, in a very special part of The Marquee Room, which is now the site of Paramount Joe’s Rising Star Cafe.
Ashland, Ky. Small Blvd
There is a picture of a young Irish woman that hangs in the 5th house on the left. If you look at the picture the eyes will glow non-stop! If you look at the picture at night and walk across the room at the same time you will see the eyes follow you across the room. This lady had 5 kids, the picture has been passed down through the generations.
Barbourville, Ky. Union College
Financial Aid office – Many people in the Financial Aid office have witnessed doors opening, closing, locking, and unlocking. Some have said that they have seen a woman. The office was once a house. The woman died in that house of mysterious causes.
Barbourville, Ky. Union College
Pfeiffer Hall room 245 – there is said to be a ghost of a student that attended Union College in the 1960s. His name was James Garner and he was a football and basketball player at Union. James was about 6’4 or so and weighed about 250. Records say that he fell from his 2nd-floor window while trying to close it on a cool night. The date of his death was have said to be on October 30, 1963. Sources say that if you go to the room around midnight and open the window, James ghost will shut it. Many sightings have been reported. – March 2008 additional information: doors opening & lights turning on when no one else is present.
Barbourville, Ky. Warfield Cemetery
Something follows you. Its footsteps move as you do, and stop when you do, yet this unseen thing moves very fast. You can feel its sense of urgency, and the steps crunch over the ground, as if it’s agitated. When it starts this, you are standing there cringing, just certain something is going to knock you down from behind, but the steps just stop abruptly and don’t start back up until you begin walking again. When you step outside of the gate, the sounds of the footsteps stop.
Bardstown, Ky. Old Kentucky Home Middle School
During the Civil War the school was used as a hospital. The Morgue was in the basement. The floors and the ceilings have been said to bleed. The school’s art room (which is also located in the basement.) smells of rotting flesh. It has been said that this room was used for holding of decomposing bodies. They painted the basement walls white and blood-red spots bled back through.
Bardstown, Ky. Jailers Inn
many reports of this place being haunted. It was formerly the jail and now is a bed and breakfast. Former employees reported hearing footsteps and people crying.
Bardstown, Ky. Old Smith Mansion
Across from Heaven Hill distillery, is the old Smith Mansion on Loretto Rd. On clear nights during the summer, a German shepherd can be seen stomping the yard around the old house.
Bardstown, Ky. The Old Talbott Inn
Haunted by numerous spirits that were killed there.
Bell County, Ky. Hutch
there is a small area off the main highway called Hutch. In this small community, there is a local swimming hole called “Devil’s Garden”. Before it earned this name, a small group of partying teenagers was swimming one summer night. After partying too much, one of the kids slipped and hit his head on a rock in the shallows. Not thinking straight, the other kids decided to hide the body under water, tied to a rock. The next day, the kids went to see if the night before had really happened. They arrived to find that the local authorities had already arrived and discovered the body. To their surprise, their friend had drowned and not died of the fall. They lived with their secret for over 15 years until they each started disappearing mysteriously, and the remaining two confessed and were sentenced to ten years in prison. Now every full moon, the moon’s reflection casts a skull-like image on the water’s surface.
Bellefonte, Ky. Bellefonte Hospital
Bellefonte is an Old Catholic hospital and it is said that the ghost of an old nun named Fannie haunts the hospital. There have been reports of things mysteriously falling off shelves and things making loud crashing noises, but when you go to look, nothing is there. Fannie is said to be seen most often in and around the emergency room.
Berea, Ky. Berea College
Boone Tavern Hotel – Once a part of the underground rail road. The basement had several rooms that were used to hide runaway slaves and for other purposes. Voices can sometimes be heard, and on more than one occasion a photograph of a young African American boy was taken. He appeared to be frightened and about 12 years of age. – March 2007 Correction: Construction on the Boone Tavern Hotel began in 1908, long after the Civil War and Railroad. Berea, Ky. as a city wasn’t even established until after the Civil War, and during the war Berea College (which owns Boone Tavern) was only a normal school with two buildings. Also, Boone Tavern has no basement, only a sub-basement that houses an office and laundry. The sub-basement was dug out under the building in the 1940s.
Bloomfield, Ky. Maple Grove Cemetery
Anna Beauchamp, of the famous 1825 Romantic Tragedy can be seen walking along the road and throughout the cemetery at times.
Booneville, Ky. Owsley County High
In the gymnasium boy’s sower room two students were punched so hard they were sent flying back and hitting the wall. Pairs of glowing red eyes were seen along with someone’s finger poking through the door. Cold drafts have been felt and voices were heard.
Bowling Green, Ky. Greenwood Mall
Back in ’96, a man was found dead in his pickup truck in the rear parking lot. The cause of death was never determined, and the vehicle was stolen. No one ever figured out who he was, or what he died of. These days when people park in the spot where his truck was and leave their vehicle overnight, you can walk up to it and see a man in the passenger seat who looks to be dead or sleeping. It’s always the same guy. When any of the guards on duty call a police officer over to remove the guy, they find the car empty. Every single time. The parking spot has an oil stain that looks like a face and has never washed off or changed over the years. The police have nicknamed him “the sleeper”. It’s so common; when they call PD dispatch they just say, “We have a sleeper”.
Bowling Green, Ky. off the bridge
There is an old metal bridge with a wooden road … a girl once jumped off the bridge and drown. The theory is if you go to the end of the bridge and turn your car off and put it in neutral the ghost of the girl will pull you across the bridge.
Bowling Green, Ky. Western Kentucky University
Academic Complex – The Academic Complex used to be an old hospital and now houses several classrooms, medical facilities, and the campuses TV and Radio stations. There have been DJs working for the Radio station that have heard things in the night, seen people out of the corner of their eyes. One night two DJs were talking about haunted places in the area and their CD player started to move about, opening and closing and rattling. It has been rumored that in the old hospital days, people had died in some of the classrooms and in a radio station studio. – February 2004 Update: It is said this is a rumor started by upper classmen to scare newcomers.
Bowling Green, Ky. Western Kentucky University
Barnes-Campbell Hall – showers have been reported turning on and off by themselves, and chairs crashing against walls. A young man fell to his death down the dorm’s elevator shaft.
Bowling Green, Ky. Western Kentucky University
Helm Library – is known to be haunted by a student who fell to his death from the ninth floor when trying to open a window.
Bowling Green, Ky. Western Kentucky University
The Kentucky Museum – Located on campus is haunted by an unknown male.
Bowling Green, Ky. Western Kentucky University
McClean Hall – McClean Hall on campus is supposed to be haunted by Mattie McClean the woman it’s named for. Supposedly if you stare at a picture of her long enough in the lobby she will smile back at you. Pearce Ford Tower (Dorm Hall) is supposed to be haunted by a construction worker crushed by an elevator.
Bowling Green, Ky. Western Kentucky University
Potter Hall – In 1977 a girl hung herself in the basement. Change has been heard dropped in soda machines, but no one is there, scratching sounds of the basement floor. – February 2004 Update: is now just used for the office of the register, housing has been moved down to South West Hall. Which did once have a creepy incident involving an Ouija board where a wall began to crack open. Also, for Potter, it was in room 8 on the bottom floor that the girl hung herself — though that is debated some believe she was murdered. – January 2006 Correction/ Update: A student that attended school with the girl has cleared a few things up on this haunting. She was a very quiet but very nice girl. Though she didn’t leave a note, she had taken her own life. They report her name was Teresa nicknamed Tye-Dye. Many on campus believe it to be Penny because of several of the office workers in that area of the building said they often find pennies rolling down the hall and find them on the floor. So, if anyone happens to notice pennies rolling down the hall or hears change clanging in the vending machines, don’t be afraid. Potter Hall is Tye-Dye’s old stomping ground where one day back in 1978, she made the decision to exert the only control she had over her own life.
Bowling Green, Ky. Western Kentucky University
Schneider Hall – Objects disappear and then reappear. Knocks and strange noises during the day and night. Sudden temperature changes in certain rooms. Feelings of being watched. – February 2004 Update: It is no longer used as a dorm, it is being renovated to be a math building. Also, a student claims that – White Stone Hall and White Hall are the same building as Florence Schneider hall.
Bowling Green, Ky. Western Kentucky University
Rhodes Harlin Hall – is haunted by a girl who jumped to her death. People hear scratching on their windows and doors.
Bowling Green, Ky. Western Kentucky University
Van Meter – Auditorium – The auditorium is reportedly haunted by a man that fell to his death there while working on one of the catwalks. Students, workers and performers have seen him. Also rumored, he fell onto the stage and his blood, of course, soaked into the wood. In the 1950s and again in 1968 this stage was re-floored, and the stain again returned.
Boyle, Ky. Perryville
Perryville Battlefield – Sightings of a soldier walking the battlefield at night. Reported to be seen by local police.
Bradfordsville, Ky. North Rolling Fork River
During the summer of 1965, several of the children of Bradfordsville heard a mysterious sound coming from the North Rolling Fork River which flows parallel to the streets of the town. The sound was very similar to a whip being cast. If you got close to the river looking for the source of the sound–the sound got quieter. If you got farther away from the river the sound became louder. It went on and on. Many adults were called out by the children to find out what was causing the strange “whip” like cracking sound. No one ever was able to explain what caused the strange sounds.
Brandenburg, Ky. Meade County High School
After those horrible tornadoes on May 4 used the old high school gym as a morgue for all those who passed on. Sometimes you can hear voices in the hallways.
Brandenburg, Ky. Meade County High School
Band room – There are cold spots in the room, voices can be heard, there have been sightings of a boy with a tuba standing in the window when the school is empty. Also, there were rumors that our vice principal had photos of a concrete worker bent over inspecting something on the floor. The story goes that this person died when he fell while the school was being built.
Brandenburg, Ky. Meade County High School
behind the football – field of the school is a graveyard, and people have their own opinions as to why the school is haunted. Also, on April 7, 1974, the gym was used for a funeral.
Breathitt County, Ky. Salyersville
Frozen – Old Vancleave Bible Institute – Located near Frozen Creek, this was once a bible school which housed both male and female students. Due to the difficult terrain, students lived on campus. In the flood of 1939, many students and staff perished while holing up in the boiler room. (They were warned of a tornado, not flood). Little remains of the school after the flood. Buildings include a dorm, a gym and a stone chapel. It has been reported that sounds of children laughing and crying can be heard. It is also reported that heat can be felt coming from the “punishment rooms”. You can go there and feel like you are being watched, the laughter of little kids and in the third building you can feel heat as you go up the stairs to the punishment rooms. Some have even seen red glowing eyes in the upstairs. There is also what seems to be a small chapel that has an aboveground basement that sits out in a field. The basement is filled with black mud like substance. If viewed from above it has a whirlpool design to it. Several people say that they have heard cries of young children and have even seen them. It has been said that you will see and hear terrifying things. – December 2006 Update — has been torn down.
Calloway, Ky. Dexter
Hill – There is a hill that is almost perfectly dome-shaped, like someone took a bowl of dirt and turned it over. Witnesses report they had seen it light up at night, heard strange sounds, and that it was haunted.
Campbellsville, Ky. Campbellsville University
Fine Arts Building – The Fine Arts building was originally a Catholic Hospital. Some say they have heard babies crying where the nursery was, footsteps heard in the hall when no one was there, and art students have witnessed pottery wheels beginning to spin by independently. There are also numerous cold spots throughout the building.
Campbellsville, Ky. Hiestand House
This house is haunted by the Hiestand family.
Campbellsville, Ky. Taylor County
M&R estates – In the civil war days the confederate soldiers took the war prisoners to this house for execution. They were murdered and hung in the barn behind the house. As the legend goes there are extreme temperature changes in the house, also the screams can be heard at night by people that walk down the road. On some occasions, people have been known to see blood dripping from the rafters of the old barn. The entire property is haunted and not many people dare to cross its boundaries if you do there is no telling what could happen. It appears people that go across its lines have been tortured in the future as in their dreams and everyday life. it will be a life-changing experience.
Clermont, Ky. Jim Beam Distillery
Several years ago, there was an old man worked as a guard at the whiskey distillery in Clermont, KY. The guard was old and possibly out of his mind. One of his favorite things to do was to holler at the moon when it was full on his work shift. Some of the guards say that on a night with full moon, they can sometimes hear him screaming when they are on their patrol rounds.
Clinton, Ky. The Old Hickman County Elementary School
Before the old elementary school had burned down in 1998 it was believed to be haunted by the people who were once buried there. The tombstones were said to be removed but the bodies remained under the school. Numerous of students were said to be locked in the bathroom, heard and seen doors shut by themselves, and could also hear noises.
Closplint, Ky. the child’s creek bridge
it is said that on a late night when you are all alone, there is a woman that appears and in a split second as she holds your attention you wreck … it is said that the woman died after being run off the road at the curb and keeps coming back to get her revenge.
Columbia, Ky. Lindsey Wilson College
Horton Hall – Horton Hall is one of the many old buildings on the college campus. It is located between the Soccer Field and the Gym. Most of the horrific sightings have been spotted in the dorm rooms on the 2nd Floor. There have been many encounters late at night and mostly on the weekends of Dark Figures pulling up and shaking the ceiling tiles. Others have reported that if you lay really still without any movement at all that the Dark figures will slowly Creep down into your room. If you do let things get this far do not startle the shadow looking spirits. Once reported that loud screams would come from the spirits if they see any type of human life in the room. These spirits have no history to the area but just seem to appear random time during the course of the year.
Combs, Ky. old combs school
the old combs school was used for many years. Closed in the early 1970s.for the new school that is still used today. The old abandoned school is on a hill above the new school. It has been told you can hear kids talking, teachers still give kids the lessons. Walking can be heard in the old halls. lights are seen, and sights of someone in windows. The school was kindergarten to the 8th grade. it is thought principal Spicer, who died in the late 60s or early 70s.still is on the job today. The building is in poor shape, and not too safe anymore. after all, that’s why it was abandoned that long ago.
Corbin, Ky. old Corbin hospital
Even though the old hospital has been closed for many years and has no electric. Strange noises and lights were always seen.
Corbin, Ky. Cumberland Falls State Park
Back in the 1950’s, a Bride and Groom came to Cumberland Falls State Park for their Honeymoon. The couple decided to take in some of sites at the falls area before going back to their room at the lodge. Before leaving the falls, they wanted to have their photos the with the falls in the background. The couple found an overlook just a few hundred feet from the falls that would work great for the photo. As the Bride stood on the Pillars at the edge of the 75 to 80-foot cliff, the Bride lost her balance and fell to her death. This place is now called “Lovers Leap”. There have been reports of people driving around the last curve and hitting a woman that seems to be wearing a wedding dress and when they go to look for her, she is nowhere to be found.
Corbin, Ky. Florence Road
Located near Early Addition St. There is a certain place in the road where people passing by will experience a strong sense of fear and the feeling that they are being watched. These feelings disappear quickly after they leave this one certain spot in the road. There have been no known reports of anything terrible having happened in the past to account for this haunting. – February 2004 update/correction: The zone of fear is mainly experienced by pedestrians. It is a road with a lot of hills and curves and while the speed limit is posted as 15 mph, many people drive as fast as they can through this area just for fun. The submitter believes there have been a few accidents in the area, but they don’t have the facts with them. Could be more of an urban myth than anything else. A variation they’ve heard is that the area of fear lies off the road along the railroad tracks.
Covington, Ky. Old Theater
The old theatre (and church) on Maine Strasse in Covington is frequented with glimpses of spectral figures in the corner of the eyes or in reflections, footsteps, light switches turn themselves on, and occasionally a loud noise as of something heavy being dropped to the ground and dragged across the floor on the ground level.
Crittenden, Ky. Juvenile Detention Facility
There have been numerous occurrences there: hearing voices in the hallway, feeling something touching or grabbing your arm, seeing lights, a young woman twice and she almost instantly disappears.
Cumberland, Ky. Benham Inn
Sounds of children running in the hallways, and the sounds of a child’s laughter in the distance, slamming doors and lights turning off and on by themselves.
Cumberland, Ky. Lynch Mountain
Reports of an apparition of “Headless Annie” laying on the hood of a car when it stalls out, when she is gone, it starts back up.
Cumberland, Ky. Power Street
It is believed that a little girl haunts this neighborhood. The people that live there tell at night they hear noises like someone trying to get into doors and windows. If you look out they say you can see where her mother hit her in the head with an ax. It is believed she is hunting the people who did not come to her rescue when her mother was doing this to her.
Cumberland Falls Sawyer, Ky. Cumberland bridge
a while back a couple was getting married, but their parents would not let them so they both jump off the bridge and you can see the woman’s ghost at night crying.
Cynthiana, Ky. WCYN radio station building
It is the oldest building in Cynthiana. It used to be a house. The old occupants still haunt the building because they don’t like that their house has been turned into a business and abused. There are voices, sightings, and objects mysteriously moving.
Dawson Springs, Ky. Lick Creek Cemetery
Numerous incidents have been reported over the years at this small cemetery just outside Dawson Springs. Glowing eyes, ghosts of the dead, things appearing and disappearing.
Dawson Springs, Ky. Olney Road
McNeeley graveyard – about 3 miles down Olney Road. A road to the right Walter Calvert road. Up the road about 1 mile a graveyard on right named McNeeley. You will hear a baby crying at night. – Always get permission or tell the proper authorities before exploring this site after hours.
Dawson Springs, Ky. West Hopkins accelerated school
There are rumors that the school is haunted. slamming doors, doors not opening, and hearing things.
Diamond, Ky. Wynn Cemetery
Rumors are there are 2 bodies of people who were believed to witches, buried in this cemetery. They both have an above-ground body coffin (they were thrown in the ground and cement was poured over them). The cemetery also used to have 3 trees on which the witches were hanged. Every anniversary of the night they were killed you will hear and see things. There is also a change in the climate in which after you walk into the gates that surround the cemetery.
Dunmor, Ky. Peach Orchard Rd.
sounds of the man who was killed and rolled off the hill on peach orchard rd. can still be heard
Eddyville, Ky. Kentucky State Penitentiary
Many inmates, the correctional office says that numerous ghosts haunt this former castle.
Eddyville, Ky. Lyon county elem. gymnasium girl’s bathroom
A 9-year-old girl named Lisa is said to haunt this bathroom. she was stabbed, and her ghost now haunts the restroom. you can hear her knocking on the door, screaming, shadows on the walls, water coming on, and misplaced items. it is also said that she has torn down the doors to the stalls.
Elizabethtown, Ky. Bethlehem Academy
Now a restaurant, this old house used to be a convent later a hotel. It is said that several nuns were murdered here along with others. Cold spots are present and during restaurant hours chairs are moved and things are misplaced. Drive by at any hour after midnight and you will see windows open and close along with lights being turned on and off. If you’re brave enough walk up on the porch and feel the bad feelings that seem to radiate from the building.
Elizabethtown, Ky. Gates of Hell cemetery
The “Gates of Hell” is the nickname of a cemetery at the end of St. John Road. In Elizabethtown, the cemetery at the end of Saint Johns road, known as Gates of Hell, is said to be haunted. The interesting thing about this haunted place is that when traveling to the cemetery one of the last buildings you see is Elizabethtown’s other haunted place, Bethlehem Academy. No more than a couple of miles to the end of the road where surrounded by trees and overgrowth the cemetery contains the graves of unknown people from the 1700s and 1800s. The place right outside the remains of the iron and stone gate is where people go to party away from town. Many years ago, while parked there at night witnesses report they watched an enormous green orb suddenly suspended right above them. After a couple of long minutes, the orb shot straight up so fast that it was out of sight in a second. Others have claimed other phenomena while hanging out at the cemetery such as hearing screams, seeing shadow people, having electrical problems with their cars, and becoming so scared that many of them never returned.
Eolia, Ky. Arlie Boggs Elementary
There used to be downstairs bathrooms in the school back in the late 1900’s but after many reports on a baby crying down there and due to the need for new bathrooms more where built upstairs and the bottom one sealed off. Now at night, you can hear a baby crying and the sound of an older woman, thought to be the mother, saying, “LET ME OUT”, and beating on the floorboards.
Erlanger, Ky. Narrow’s Road
Narrow’s Road is a winding back road. In the 1950s a police officer was hit and killed pulling someone over. Local legend says that if you drive this road at midnight, an officer will pull you over in a 1950’s style cruiser talk to you, then go back to his car and disappear.
Evarts, Ky. Black Mountain Elementary school
In the Black Mountain elementary school, they have been things seen in the girl’s locker home in the gym they have been names hollowed out. People have often heard kids laughing and shoes tapping on the floor.
Evarts, Ky. Coxton
On rainy or foggy nights, a woman can be seen either on the side of the road or in the back of the car. It is said that one night her and her husband got into a fight and he beat her and threw her out of the car and left her to die, now she will take rides to try to get back home.
Evarts, Ky. Eastbrook
Many residents of the apartment complex have told that they have heard cries for help in the middle of the night and have seen random faces appearing in their home many have had exorcism done on the homes.
Evarts, Ky. Evarts High School
The band room is told to be haunted. Many students have heard strange noises and seen ghostly figures in the band room. It is also said to be haunted by a janitor that died in the basement. He was found covered with coal and nobody ever found out what exactly happened.
Evarts, Ky. Hwy 38
If you stop on the side of on the second curve a head- less woman will get in and ride so far. She was claimed to have been killed in the old sawmill off in the woods. She was reported to have been raped and murdered, but there have been many other versions of this story reported over the years.
Feds Creek, Ky. Feds Creek High School
water faucets coming on and off. Televisions in classrooms blinking on and off with no intentions. Bats and crows (blackbirds) coming in and out of the windows or sitting on the windowsills. It is a place that is dark and damp anyways, but the strange Phenomena that goes on is still horrifying
Fisherville, Ky. The Trestles
There was supposed to have been a little boy who lived in the house next to the creek under the trestles. He went out one day to watch a train go by from the top of the hill and fell onto the tracks, he was then run over. If you drive under the trestles right at dusk, you can see his blue shirt blowing in the wind stuck in the middle of the tracks, and him waving to you from the tracks.
Flemingsburg, Ky. Simons Middle School
Auditorium – there have been reports of footsteps being heard coming down the large aisle and echoing in the room. They are that of a man wearing what sounds like hard-soled dress shoes.
Florence, Ky. Bone Lick Park
You can drive down the road in which it is located and experience phenomenal things. Things such as whispers, undeclared figures, and unknown noises. This supposedly happens to a numerous amount of people. Like the spirit is looking for help. THE BONE LICK PARK is a place in which is Indian related. There are buffalo and such in the park. Many believe that the noises have to do with cries of many children who wander off into the woods surrounding the area and never return because of an evil spirit who takes lives because his was taken. Some people also say that this person was murdered there and is just in search of the killer (in look for help). This is a tourist attraction around Kentucky and fewer cases have happened because of this. So, on some night drive down that road and get out of your car and walk on the outskirts of the woods and you may be able to hear the cries.
Florence, Ky. Yealey Elementary
When they were redoing the cafeteria, a worker got decapitated by a falling light fixture. He’s seen after hours by the cleaning staff juggling his head and laughing.
Floyd, Ky. Prestonsburg
Cliffside Apartments – The apartments are said to be built on an Indian barrel ground. Strange things happen there. Unoccupied apartments with lights on, the sound of footsteps walking up and down the stairs. A ghostly figure of a man appearing in closets of children. TV’s turning on by themselves. The dials of radio’s turning by themselves. It is definitely a very haunted place.
Floyd, Ky. Wayland
Millcreek – in 1956 there was a coal mines collapse that killed 26workers at night you can walk down the road the miners will follow you and you can see the miners go into the mines wearing their hardhats with light.
Fort Thomas, Ky. Carmel Manor Nursing Home
A young woman in the late 1800s was murdered and decapitated at this location–the killer took her head and threw in a well located at Bobby Mackey’s bar in Wilder, Ky (another haunted place seen on Unsolved mysteries) –The spirit of the headless woman is said to roam the grounds. Unexplained noises come from the 3rd floor of the assisted living wing of the nursing home–Some staff and residents have claimed to have seen the ghost of “pearl”-The nursing home is run by the Carmelite Sisters–do not go uninvited as this is a nursing home and respect the residents that reside there – WARNING – the area is highly patrolled by Ft. Thomas police in addition to Carmel Manor Security.
Fort Thomas, Ky. Highlands High School
Highlands High School is haunted by a former student named David Cecil. He was a football player and suffered a fatal accident during a home football game. What was the locker room at the time was turned into the music/band room and is constantly full of paranormal activity. Chimes will swing, symbols will slide down the split-level floor, his “spot” gets icy cold when it’s disturbed, trophies will fall from the shelves, and a door with no knob or lock will shake uncontrollably as if someone were locked inside that closet (you hear and see this as it happens), and the TV goes on and off “by itself”. And sometimes, during home games if you look into the band room from the stands of David Cecil Memorial Stadium, you can see a figure of a teenage boy peering through the window even though no one is allowed access after school hours but the band members
Foster, Ky. Foster Dam
Many people have been killed, died accidental and committed suicide at this location. If you go you can always feel the presence of somebody who has died there.
Frankfort, Ky. Liberty Hall
Lady Grey haunts this building along with a ghostly Indian and soldier. There is also a young woman in the back yard that was murdered. And another woman inside the house. So, altogether there are five ghosts there
Frankfort, Ky. Old State Office Building
During renovation of the office building, several workers have stated that they have felt like they were grabbed by something in stair tower #2. This building is located on the old State Penitentiary grounds.
Franklin, Ky. Octagon House
Spirits of civil war soldiers are said to still haunt the house. no one really knows why they are there but there are many visitors to experience this spine chilling oddly shaped house.
Frenchburg, Ky. Carrington Rock
Images of Confederate Soldiers have been seen on and around this very high sandstone rock formation, it has been said, this was once a lookout post during the civil war. Also, there have been several sightings of a woman who paces around on top and for a few minutes and then plunges herself over the edge. Her screams, as she falls, can be heard up to a mile away. The forest and surrounding hollows in this area have produced sounds of orders coming from soldiers on the battlefield, moans, cries of agonizing pain, and sightings of both confederate and union soldiers. Carrington Greens Golf Course has had reports from several of their customers about weird noises and seeing soldiers on the course, which is located on most of the battlefield.
Frenchburg, Ky. Tar Ridge
Locals call this area of roadway the “devil’s backbone”. Sightings include solders riding house back late into the night. As well as a woman running down the road with blood coming from her mouth where her tongue was removed. An old man walking along holding a lighted lantern and many more. The ghosts also have been said to haunt several of the homes along the roadway.
Glasgow, Ky. Coral Hill Road
Reports from a man walking home one night of an apparition of a white transparent headless horseman. Later, members of his family report it followed him home and it had been seen outside the home when they awoke to see him in the yard and the doors open.
Grayson, Ky. Big Clifty
A Woman having just left her husband, was on her way to her mother’s house when her car hydroplaned off a small bridge. If you pass the bridge around the same time of the accident you can hear the baby cry from the trapped car. Ten years later the same bridge takes two more lives on a rainy night. Two 18-year-old boys a week shy of their high school graduation drowned after hydroplaning off the bridge. Both accidents happened at the same exact time.
Greensburg, Ky. Courthouse
Greensburg has the oldest courthouse in Kentucky. The courthouse was in use until 1931. Sounds of courtroom activity, talking and footsteps have been reported. Whether you are stopping in or passing through the small town, the courthouse will draw your attention with its historical presence outside and from within.
Greensburg, Ky. Old Greensburg Elementary
The school is about to be torn down however years ago a lady was said to have jumped out of one of the upper-level windows and killed herself on the ground below. Also, if you walk next to the large windows on the side of the building you are supposed to be able to see a little girl in a white nightgown hanging in the window. Many people go there at night and claim to see and hear strange things.
Hardburly, Ky. an old graveyard
A graveyard around the mountain in Hardburly is haunted. fog like thing moves around a headstone.
Hardburly, Ky. Coal Spring
Hardburly is an old mining camp in Kentucky. It has legends of hauntings. One is Coal Spring, a stretch of road that lines Jake Branch Stream. It’s here they say you can hear a child scream, with no one there. The story is a boy drown in flood waters there. He still screams. In the 1970s a guy was chased by an unseen thing. Faster he ran it ran, just behind him. He stopped to catch his breath it was heard gasping for air also. After he got up a bank he did not hear it any more.
Hardy, Ky. Mudlick Road
In the early 1980’s it has been told that exactly 1/4 a mile up Mudlick Road a white house has been haunted. Usually at 1:20 a.m. you will hear a little girl named Abby whispering, “Get me out!!” They have also been residences say you can hear the doors cracking and footsteps on the front porch.
Harlan, Ky. Bardo Hollow
Up in Catrons Creek in a hollow named Bardo Hollow every spring, there is a mysterious light that appears at the end of the hollow. It usually stays up there and eventually disappears but there have been times that the light will start floating down to the bottom of the hollow. It has been seen for many years.
Harlan, Ky. Cardinal Financial Services
There have been numerous encounters of a female ghost named Cheyenne. There are keys rattling and doors slamming. It has been reported that you can feel Cheyenne walk up behind you and breathe down your neck. When you turn around, she’s gone.
Harlan, Ky. Closplint
Childscreek – it is said that on a cold, rainy night that you can see a headless man by the name of Doc walking up and down the hollow trying to find his head and the people that cut it off.
Harlan, Ky. Hall Elementary
Footsteps heard, apparitions seen. The story is a male janitor died from falling into the furnace.
Harlan, Ky. Pine Mountain
at the top of the mountain some nights you can see a ghostly figure of a lady on a dark night.
Harlan, Ky. Wallins creek
Watts creek – there are several hauntings in the small community one that most people in this community has experienced is an old coal miner who died in an explosion he still walks the old path from his mines to his home and is seen quite often.
Harlan County, Ky. East Brook
Residents of the Eastbrook apartments have heard little girls in their bathrooms talking about putting on makeup. And heard voices calling for help and constant banging on doors and a cry for help.
Harrodsburg, Ky. Pepsi-cola warehouse
Television changes channels, Lights, ceiling fans turn on/off by themselves. Doors close, unlock and open by themselves. Cold spots reported at times. Employees feel as if being watched at times.
Harrodsburg, Ky. Shaker Village
Unwanted children were once reportedly thrown into a pond by the Shakers. This was verified generations later when the pond was drained, revealing scores of baby skeletons. It is said that sometimes at night, one can hear the babies crying.
Harrodsburg, Ky. Young’s Park
Young’s Park was the site of a ball in the late 1800s. A young woman is said to have danced herself to death. Her grave is still there and marked UNKNOWN. People have reported seeing her dancing there late at night.
Hatfield, Ky. big creek
A woman has been seen walking along the railroad tracks, that had got married the same day she was struck by a train in the 1940’s. Also, the coal mines, workers have seen a man on his knees working that had been killed several years before, also they have seen men coming out with their mining lights on. There have been several hauntings on big creek too many to be told on here, there are also several houses as well.
Hebron, Ky. Country Place
Many people who have once lived here have reported a weird occurrence. You will sometimes hear beads fall down your steps and your dogs may sometimes stair up the stairs and have an uncontrollable bark. This site is believed to be built on an Indian burial ground. You may sometimes see scratch marks on the trees, because this was how Indians cut their fingernails.
Hi Hat, Ky. Cemetery On a hill overlooking the Hi Hat post office
It’s a spot through the years that a lot have people have visited over the years, so it is telling what has happened there. Anyway, if you visit this cemetery late at night like 1 or 2 something will sound like it is running beside the old church banging very hard on the walls. Sometimes this unseen force that will rock your whole vehicle will slam your whole vehicle. It has a weird feeling like your being watched, and you can see things that can’t be there. It’s really a creepy place.
Hickman, Ky. Wilson Hill
Many years ago, a little girl was murdered and decapitated there. Her body was thrown off the hill. At night if you park your car there and flash your headlights three times the little girl will come walking up the hill with her head in her arms.
Highland Heights, Ky. NKU
Alumni House – This house once belonged to a farming family who owned the land where Northern Kentucky University now sits. The house is now used as the Alumni House for gatherings and functions. At times locked doors are unable to be unlocked. Mysterious footsteps on the second floor where the bedrooms are and the toilet on the second-floor flushing by itself. In the second-floor window, a person can be seen standing at the window with the curtain held back at times seen from outside. The longer you stand there looking at the window the person disappears, and the curtain will fall back into place.
Hindman, Ky. Motel 80
Years ago, a man is said to have found his wife, and another guy together. He shot and killed the other man. Today it’s said the ghost of the man killed is haunting the motel. lights go on and off. sounds of walking can be heard, and no one is found.
Hodgenville, Ky. Creekfront Tunnel
Sounds of a loud stomping as if someone was jumping up and down as hard as they could.
Hopkinsville, Ky. Riverside Cemetery
This is the burial site of Edgar Cayce, A civil war General Killed in Hopkinsville by a Union sympathizer and One of the Bell Kids. (yes, associated with the Bell Witch and Adams Tennessee) There have been reports of screams in the cemetery, People staring out of the front gate and strong smells of Lilac even in the winter when snow is on the ground.
Honey Bee, Ky. Cumberland Falls State Park
Back in the early 1950s a bride & Groom came to Cumberland Falls State Park for their honey moon but, their honeymoon turned fatal soon after. They were at the falls area when they decided to tour the park. As they hiked down through the park trails, they came to one of the overlooks, facing back toward the falls were the view of the falls was a perfect place for a photo shoot. After standing and waiting for that perfect last view, the Bride then stood atop one of the pillars to have her picture taken. As the Groom started to take the picture, she screamed his name for the last time as she fell 73 feet to her death. This overlook is now what they call “Lovers Leap “. An apparition of a floating woman motioning you to come to here has been reported. A Ranger was patrolling around the park we he was heading to the Falls Area when women dressed in a wedding gown walked right out in front of him and hitting her. When he realized he hit this woman he stopped his vehicle and began to check on the women but to his surprise, there was known one to be found. To this day he fills this was the bride who died on that fatal summer night.
Hyden, Ky. Hendover
Tugs point – you hear horses and wagons coming down the river. hooves and guns.
Jackson, Ky. Combs cemetery
Many sightings and noises within the graveyard.
Jackson, Ky. Frozen Creek
July 5, 1939, Frozen Creek was suddenly flooded killing hundreds. One of the most tragic events in Eastern Kentucky History. Supposedly you can hear children’s cries at this site which was once a school/church before the flood.
Jackson, Ky. Jackson Independent School
Haunted by a young girl who met her death after falling down a flight of stairs during a fire alarm. – October 2004 correction/additional information: It was a young girl who suffered from seizures. She had one on the stairs one night during a PTA meeting. It was in the 20s or 30s. There have been lockers opened during the night, books scattered up and down the halls. The face of a little girl in the window at night; janitors have chased the apparition down the hall, thinking it was a real child, doors open and close in the old high school building, etc. Her name was “Maxine”. She is not a malicious ghost.
Jackson, Ky. Jefferson Hotel
Many can hear the sounds of the man who was gunned down on the entrance steps.
Jessamine, Ky. Nicholasville
West Jessamine High School – There is an old family cemetery on the grounds. It is enclosed by an old rock wall. The football field was also used as a mass grave during a cholera epidemic. It is also said that three women were hung on a tree in the old family cemetery. They had been accused of witchcraft. Teachers have told of hearing a woman humming while walking the halls. Also, the smell of rose perfume will suddenly overtake a room. If you visit the school after dark you may see shadow figures in the old cemetery. If you leave your car and go down to the cemetery your car will start by itself and the lights will go on and off. Custodians have also told of seeing three ladies, all dressed in red walking side by side in the halls at night.
Knott County, Ky. Caney
Late at night at about 10 o’clock you can walk along the side of the hill, an unseen force in the hills follow you as you walk down the path.
Knox, Ky. Barbourville
Union College – Pfeiffer Hall – In room 212 there is said to be a ghost that haunts the dorm. You can hear her run through the halls and slam doors. No one knows why she is here, they think that maybe she died here.
Latonia, Ky. Value City Department Store
The store is haunted by a man who died in the store in December of 2006. He had worked there for 30 years and he can be seen wandering in the back of the store by where the house wares and toy department is. He has also been seen walking around on the back dock in the early morning.
Lawrence, Ky. Webbville
Diamond Ridge – Irish Creek – For years many of the local people have reported a noise in the woods. If you walk down a particular stretch of the road you can hear something walking with you. A very religious lady, not from the area, said it is the devil himself. She says he walks the ridge. This area has an unusual amount of murders and suicides reported in and near it.
Lebanon, Ky. The Caldwell House
Things fly off the walls out of the blue during the night, They’re Christmas photos showed up with blotches of “fog”, and at night they turn the heat up VERY high because it gets extremely cold!
Lebanon, Ky. St. Ivos Cemetery
people have experienced when they went there to investigate the haunting of this place they left a video camera on one of the graves and as they were seen walking away in their video when they played it back the camera zoomed in on them and followed them wherever they walked then the camera fell off the grave and went foggy. Reports of voices and other strange noises heard.
Lecher, Ky. Doty creek
on every Halloween night (at 12:00) there is suspected to be a ghost dog coming back to haunt the person that lives in his master home. His master died by a robber who shot the dog and his master four times each. the ghost dog comes every other year, the dog is suspected to be seen the thirty-first of October 2001. we do not know for a fact that he will come this year, but we do know he has come every other year since the happening in October 31, 1911.
Leslie County, Ky. Wotton
W.B. Muncy school – Ghost from the graveyard above the school. and, a ghost from the hills behind the school. a man working in the log woods lost his head and he walks the grounds of the school in the fall trying to find it.
Lexington, Ky. Campbell House Inn
This haunted hotel is very spooky, not to mention very old. Two women have been said to have been murdered here, one on the steps where one woman was stabbed to death. You can still see bloodstains in the carpet on the stairs. Another was shot in one of the third story rooms. Strange happenings have occurred such as doors slamming and seeing things that really aren’t there.
Lexington, Ky. Hunt-Morgan House
The previous residents have stayed here to haunt it.
Lexington, Ky. Leestown Division VA Hospital
Made up of many different buildings and a huge, wooded grounds area, the Leestown Division of the VA Hospital in Lexington has been the site of several strange and frightening occurrences. Haunting images of several ghosts have been seen, as well as screams and moans, doors slamming, footsteps, disembodied voices talking and equipment and appliances turning on and off by themselves.
Lexington, Ky. Lexington Cemetery
The tomb has the feel of anger and often a large black blob can be seen in the back of the mausoleum.
Lexington, Ky. Loudoun House
Loudoun house is an 1852 Gothic Villa that was once home to the families of Francis Key Hunt and William Cassius Goodloe that is home to the Lexington Art League. A partial list of activities includes a Victorian woman who haunts the western half of the house, an apparition of a black cat, the apparition of another Victorian woman seen in the former dining room. The aroma of an antique floral perfume in one of the upstairs rooms now used as a studio, voices and distant strains of ballroom music are sometimes heard.
Lexington, Ky. The Mansion-Griffin Gate
This historic building was once used as a house. A teenager named Gretta lived in it. It is now a restaurant, but employees always warn people about the blue room. It was Gretta’s when she lived there. One night she hung herself in her room because a guy had stood her up or turned her down for a date. Visitors claim in the blue room (her room) and every so often the lights and candles would flicker, and you’d feel a cold breeze go across your legs, even though there were no vents. A few other people also noticed it too. Then if someone made her mad, Gretta would slam the shutters on the windows and sway the chandeliers a bit
Lexington, Ky. Transylvania University
There is said to have been a suicide here and at night in a certain dorm you can wake up and see a male student standing in front of your bed with a pair of gym shorts on.
Lexington, Ky. Transylvania University
Founder’s Cabin – There is a myth that the founder put a curse on it when he died.
Lexington, Ky. University of Kentucky
Guignol Theatre – Witnesses report feeling as if being watched…. strange banging noises at night. Some claim to have a seen a ghostly man wandering the catwalk or the lighting booth.
Liberty, Ky. Wilson Ridge Hill
A woman in a flowing white bridal gown has been seen wandering and peeking from behind the trees many times over the years. She never makes a sound, but some have come close to her and it’s said that she wears a veil to cover her face. No one knows who she may be, however, there is a grave yard and a church at the bottom of the hill … most certainly her final resting place. She is simply called, “The Bride”.
London, Ky. East Bernstadt
No. 8 Tunnel in the old tunnel – It has been said that a man named old Caleb or Caleb red eyes that walks the old tunnel at midnight. The reason his name was Caleb red eyes is that he was always drunk, and his eyes were bloodshot. It’s been said that if you turn your vehicle off and lights you can hear him singing and the sound of him will get closer and closer and if you wait long enough you will see a figure that looks just like a person.
London, Ky. McWhorter
Rubin Ridge – There is a tale of a young man riding his four-wheeler when he comes upon a truck parked under a tree which is up on a coal bank. Upon further inspection he finds a man hanging from the tree inches from the tailgate. They say if you ride down to the bottom of the coal bank and shut off your four-wheeler and turn off your lights you can hear the sound of a rope rubbing against the tree. Just as soon as you turn your lights on the sound will stop.
London, Ky. Sue Bennett College
they say the dorms and the theater are haunted and that Bell Bennett roams the halls all night playing the piano’s turning off and on lights and watching people sleep that still stay there if you go in your sure to find something
Louisville, Ky. Cave Hill
Witnesses have seen green lights moving around in cave hill in Louisville. They have also heard noises and graves falling down. If you wait by the back gate it can be heard miles away.
Louisville, Ky. Central State
A phantom man on a tall black horse has been sighted.
Louisville, Ky. Cherokee Cemetery
Witnesses report flashing lights, the scream of a man, and was chased by an unseen force.
Louisville, Ky. Eastern Cemetery
His cemetery has graves dating back to the eighteenth century. It is now in horrible condition. It is said that some of the dead haunt it, angry that the cemetery is in such bad shape. There is supposedly a ghost of a woman that takes care of the babies, who have their own section in the back.
Louisville, Ky. Formerly Hoffman Lighting
Later River City Lighting – Owned by two men one of which killed the other in the showroom. The accused killer was found not guilty. A manager at the showroom from 1979-81 would come in before anyone else to do some work. Very distinct footsteps could be heard in the warehouse above my office. Many people heard this ghost at different times.
Louisville, Ky. Harvey Browne Church
There are variety of things that happen at the church each night. Around 5:00 pm a strange presence can be felt in the largest chapel in the church. This wing during this is time should be pretty much unpopulated. There is even more though. Around 7:00 pm- 9:30pm about things start to get a lot stranger, you can hear footsteps, foot scuffing, and sometimes knocks. there are at least three spirits that haunt the chapel, a male presence was felt. Reports of what sounded like a little girl and mother or older woman laughing.
Louisville, Ky. Hebron Lane Cemetery
on moon lit nights you can see the ghost of Hebron Lane. It is an old woman walking through the cemetery among the headstones carrying a lantern. She is dressed in a long dress with a long apron, and she has a covering over her head. She holds the lantern up high looking in the trees, (some trees are no longer there), the story goes that she is trying to find her cat in the trees. She appears mostly around Halloween. However, she can be seen at other times as well.
Louisville, Ky. Louisville Theater
In the theatre lighting booth an old light tech had a heart attack and died. Since, employees have heard strange noises and have found his name written in the dust in the catacombs that run throughout the theatre.
Louisville, Ky. Meyzeek Middle School
back in the 1930’s a young boy was shot in the lobby of the school. To this day he haunts there. At this school there is a lock-in for the graduating 8th graders. Each year they have had a lock-in, something has happened. One witness reports someone’s belongings went missing, someone broke a finger, and another sprained her ankle while running down the stairs. She claimed that something had pushed her. In years past people had reported missing items, strange noises, and so-called accidents.
Louisville, Ky. Middletown
Woodland Hills – While driving on one of the roads in Woodland Hills, a lady in her 90’s with white hair and black eyes, runs after your car and takes a picture. It is to be known that her husband died in a hit and run, and the lady runs out of nowhere and takes the pictures of the vehicle. The woman’s basement is filled with pictures on her walls, of cars, and teenagers. However, when you take a picture of her, it doesn’t come out, but in the film’s negatives, you see a white mark. The lady goes by the name of “The Watcher on Davidson”, and to her neighbors, she died twenty years ago.
Louisville, Ky. Phoenix Hill Tavern
Footsteps coming down the stairs and across the Saloon. White-colored flashes in mirrors. The taproom area is extremely old and has cold spots in air when otherwise warm. Objects get moved, disappear for a while, then show back up in the same place. All this happens when no one else is around to have caused it.
Louisville, Ky. Portland Family Health Center
Old Army Hospital – In the back of the property is the original two-story hospital, which was built before the civil war. It was built near the banks of the Ohio river, for easier access to the river. It was used to treat army soldiers. Also used in the Civil War. They stopped using the building because of the said hauntings. People have seen soldiers walking around and have heard strange noises. Windows and doors have been seen to open and close on their own. Lights have been seen on at night when not a person is there.
Louisville, Ky. Rose Bowl Lanes
Employees and customers have witnessed TV sets and pin machines turning on and off only to have found them un-plugged, accompanied by the apparition of a woman.
Louisville, Ky. The Deaf Community Center, Inc.
Formerly known as the Hampton House. It was habited by the Hampton Family in the 1800’s. The house had many parties and balls there. Mrs. Hampton always burned a lamp in the second-floor window when Mr. Hampton was not home. The lamp still burns at night when no one is they’re watching for Mr. Hampton to come home. The elevator, which was installed after their deaths, goes up and down the 3-story building and opens at every floor as if someone is looking for someone. The spirit of Mrs. Hampton can be seen at times walking the halls of the house.
Louisville, Ky. The Jefferson Mall
The screams of a small boy can be heard coming from the mall’s main restrooms.
Louisville, Ky. The Speed Museum
A female ghost is said to appear in the basement and other poltergeist activities occur in the basement of the establishment.
Louisville, Ky. Sleepy Hollow
there have also been reports by locals of hearing a woman crying while parked close to the old dam.
Louisville, Ky. Spring Street Bar and Grill
A ghost of an old man walks the 2nd floor of this restaurant at night when the employees are closing the bar. There is no information currently who he is (was). All the employees and owners who go to this storage area on the second floor report their hair standing on end when they are upstairs in this space. This building is at least 80 years old.
Louisville, Ky. Tucker Station swimming area
The Tucker Station swimming area used to be a large lake that was open to the public during the 1980’s. So many young children drowned because of the height of the diving platforms. The diving platforms are three stories high and many inexperienced children would jump off without adult supervision. Stories say that you can still here the children playing in the lake.
Louisville, Ky. Sleepy Hollow
Sleepy Hollow off US42, Brownsboro Road – Reports of phantom cars, a three-legged dog and a deserted house boat where lights have been seen.
Louisville, Ky. The Seelbach Hotel
Reports of running footsteps in the hallway on wooden floors (the floor is carpeted. TV’s will come on during the 4AM hour blaring, then after 15 minutes just stop.
Louisville, Ky. Waverly Manor/Waverly Hills
Old T.B. and Mental hospital. Includes crematory and body slide. Several cold spots and a young girl has been spotted on several floors but mostly in the basement and on the third floor. Sighting of a young boy with dark hair in old fashioned clothing and hat, by main entrance (golf course) but watch out if you see him he will come up to you wanting to go home with you. Local rumors are that he was a victim of a doctor who performed illegal experiments on his patients. There is also a body chute that is said to be haunted. The chute was used to transport the dead bodies of TB patients who had died so that the other patients wouldn’t see them carting all the dead bodies out of the hospital. Many strange figures and noises can still be heard. The overall feeling of dread in the entire building. – January 2007 Additional information. A visitor has 12 photos out of about 50 that they personally took, and they have orbs in them (one photo has over 20 orbs, and it hadn’t rained in days, and there was nothing for light to reflect off).
Williamsburg, Ky. Route 92E
there is rumored to be a black panther that roams the forests at night and then disappear. Locals call it the Mulberry Black Thing.
Lyon County, Ky. Lyon County Elementary
It has been said that in the girl’s bathroom in the gym that a little 9-year-old named Lisa died there. She has haunted the bathroom since her death. People have seen shadows, heard screaming, seen things moving, and seen water come on by itself. Even if you knock on the closet door you will hear her knocking back. It’s also been said that she has gotten so angry that she tore the doors off the stalls.
Madisonville, Ky. Grapevine Cemetery
There is a statue of an Angel in the Grapevine Cemetery and it is said that her eyes turn red and bleed and she cries for all the dead babies. There are two different versions of the story to the angel of the grapevine cemetery. One is that at midnight on a full moon she will look up at you and her eyes will leak blood. My friends mother said she saw that about twenty years ago, the story of my generation goes as all my friends grew up within minutes of the cemetery, that her head has been broken off and sits atop her body and her right-wing is broken off and laying in the ground. It is said that if you knock off her head that she will curse you with bad luck and you might die, however, if you place her wing on her then she will give you one wish. There is another story of a grave there, I don’t know which one but that you pull up in front of it and roll down all your windows open your trunk and doors and turn a love song up loud, because some guy committed suicide after his girlfriend left him, the ghost of a young teenager will scream a death roar and you have to get the trunk closed along with the doors and roll up the windows before he gets to your car or you will die.
Marion, Ky. Baker Hollow Road Cemetery
Many different things occur at this cemetery. It is located off Baker Church Road going toward Morganfield. You turn to the left off Baker Church Road on to Baker Hollow Road. There is one cemetery behind the church on the left. After you pass this church there is a fork in the road, follow it to the left and this is where everything begins. However, on a good night, it begins when you first turn on the road. You must go after dark but the best time to go is around or after midnight. This cemetery disappears and then reappears in different locations. However, it will not show itself when you drive down the road. You must drive down to the end of the road and turn around and come back to see the cemetery. You will know when you are close to the cemetery because you will have an overwhelming feeling of sadness and will begin to cry for no apparent reason. You will see and hear various things. Sometimes you can hear music playing, laughter, screams and hear things trying to get in your vehicle. There have also been fingerprints and dents in vehicles visitors have taken but there as well as scratches that came from the outside but went all the way through the glass. If you are lucky enough to find the cemetery and drive up into it, you will not be able to drive out. It is so spiritually active that it drains the battery of your car leaving you stranded until the morning or until you get brave enough to push your car out. There have been images of Soldiers killing each other and those around them. There have been sightings of the dense woods opening where you can see more than you should. The fork in the road rolls and a dense mist appears and disappears as you drive the road. There is also a guardian dog. This dog closely resembles the “Hounds of Hell” as described in the Bible. This dog has dead yellow eyes and casts the shadow of a demon when it gets ready to disappear in the triangle at the fork in the road. The dog appears to be injured when it first appears on the side of the road, thus making you want to stop and pick it up, which in turn gives an open invitation to any spirit that is around. When you fail to pick up the dog things begin to change. The dog will walk a few steps and then turn to see if you are still following it. However, if you speed up the dog will speed up, if you slow down it will slow down, if you go to the left it will go to the left, if you go to the right it will go to the right and it is impossible to run over this dog. There have also been sightings of wrecked vehicles with people screaming for help. Due to the period when this cemetery was beginning you will see images of men who were hung from the trees out this road before and after you pass the cemetery. You will also see images of dead family members calling to you. You will also experience a change in the weather when you turn out this road. For instance, it will be raining before you turn on the road, but when you turn on to this road the rain mysteriously stops, and the mist begins until you exit this road where the rain will start again. There are many other things that occur out this road, but you must be very alert and very open to the spirit world and you cannot show fear, or it can take your soul, according to the legend. There are many trapped souls at this location that will mess with you. Make sure you do not have an open invitation of any kind. This means windows rolled up and doors locked. These spirits can also communicate with you through your dreams if you will let them. So, go if you dare just don’t show fear! Everyone sees something different when they go to this location so be prepared to be scared.
Marion, Ky. Pilot’s Knob
Witches Grave – This cemetery is located off Ford’s Ferry Road in Marion. The legend behind this cemetery is about a five-year-old girl who was burned at the stake, along with her mother, in the late 1800s to the early 1900s for witchcraft. It is not known what happened to the body of the mother, however, the little girl, Mary Evelyn, is buried in a steel lined grave that is covered with rock and not dirt. She has a white picket fence surrounding her grave. The base of this fence is a series of crosses that connect end to end. However, she is not tall enough to climb over the fence, unlike a normal 5-year-old. Her tombstone looks brand new even though it is close to 100 years old, as does the fence. She paces inside this fence when someone comes to visit her making faces at them and reaching out to them. She sleeps during the day but is very evident at night. The legend also says that she cannot rest because she is searching for her mother but cannot escape the confines of the fence. Many unexplainable things occur at this cemetery. For one the “Watcher” makes himself very know and tries to follow you out of the cemetery. The “Watcher” was murdered at the swinging bridge but haunts the witch’s grave. He is trying to get to the little witch but because of the crosses that surround her he is unable to because he is evil. Crosses appear in the trees both upright and upside down, directly over her grave, though they face different directions. She presents herself as a normal 5-year-old little girl in a white dress, though her dress is scorched at the bottom as is her blonde hair. If you lay on her grave she will hold you down refusing to let go until someone from outside of the fence pulls you free. However, never lay on the grave when you are alone because chances are you will be pulled into her grave to be with her thus giving her more power. As with every haunted cemetery people that are open to the spirit world see something different.
Martin, Ky. Arkansas Creek
a man in old army clothing is supost to be seen in the kitchen and roaming the hallways the land was an old cemetery.
Martin, Ky. Crum Branch
a lady has been seen walking around in a white dress with no head and asking the people she sees for their head.
Mayfield, Ky. Maplewood Cemetery
supposedly the angel tombstone located in the center of the cemetery will drop rocks on your head at the stroke of midnight if you’re sitting on the bench beneath her feet…
Maysville, Ky. Hayswood hospital
Located at the north end of 4th street, Abandoned since the early ’80s. People who live near it have said they have often seen strange lights in the windows and heard infant’s cries. Also, some have claimed to see a figure standing in the last window on the third floor both day and night. Others who have been inside since its closing have noticed an old stretcher that seems to move on its own, others have said to have been followed by shadows accompanied by voices and the feeling of being watched. Others have claimed to see doctors in the halls and heard the cries of past patients. Red glowing eyes and what seems to be some sort of dog that seems to be chasing something have been seen, also cold spots and children playing in the waiting rooms. In the basement and all over the building are strange markings as if they are warnings of some kind, anyone who goes in walks past, or drives by have said they felt sick and a threatening hostility. It is believed to haunt the entire town.
Maysville, Ky. Washington Opera house
A young girl named Maras performing on stage until she fell through a trap door and broke her neck. People that have performed at the Opera house Have seen a blue light where she fell to her death. There is also a reddish stain on the basements carpet.
McCracken, Ky. Paducah
CC Cohen Restaurant – Haunted History – CC Cohen Restaurant – Known to most Paducah residents as the Cohen building, this important structure was built around 1865, probably for M. Livingston & Company. Afterward, it became a clothing store, a dry goods store and in 1914, a Paducah City Directory identified the occupants as the R.L. Peacher Liquor Dealers and the Rehkopf Distilling Company
McCreary County, Ky. Granny’s Old House
Built on an ancient Indian burial ground. In the middle of the night, you see balls of light flying at you. You can also hear footsteps, people talking, and doors slamming.
Midland, Ky. Jones cemetery
very large dark figures have been spotted several times in the past. For unknown reasons any visitor at night will encounter these large inhumanly figures and will be chased after by them.
Middlesboro, Ky. Middlesboro Park, near Greenwood Rd.
There was a little boy murdered there by the swings. They claim that she was out playing at night by herself and got raped and killed. If you walk down the park late at night around 12:00p.m., you can see visions on her swinging on the swings.
Morehead, Ky. Clack Mountain
In recent decades there has been occult activity. Satanic symbols have been sandblasted from the mountainsides but soon reappear. People report getting a “bad feeling” as they come into the vicinity of the long-abandoned sacrificial rock.
Morehead, Ky. Fleming Avenue
Cabin – Footsteps heard, apparitions are seen & items seem to move on their own right in front of the residents’ eyes.
Morehead, Ky. Morehead State University
Butler Hall – has had strange noises in the middle of the night and footsteps in empty rooms. And TV’s and computers turn on by themselves. It is said to be haunted by three resident that have lived then died in the building previous years
Morehead, Ky. Morehead State University
Buttin Auditorium – in the 1980’s a janitor was cleaning a large clock hanging off the balcony and apparently, he fell off the balcony and a chair broke his back and sometimes if you’re sitting in the area he fell on you get a crushing sensation and a very odd smell.
Morehead, Ky. Morehead State University
Nunn Hall – A ghost of a former student named Penelope, is said to haunt Nunn Hall. Penelope is said to be seen late at night and in the early morning hours. She plays with lights and televisions, turning them on and off. The story of Penelope is that she was dating someone her parents did not approve of and she became pregnant by him. Unable to tell her parents about the pregnancy, she jumped from the ninth floor, falling to a tragic death.
Morehead, Ky. Morehead State University
Waterfield Hall – On the Third floor in room 358 you can hear screams, the TV goes and off and the door to the room and stairs open by themselves.
Morehead, Ky. Mr. Gatti’s
A man named Carl is rumored to haunt this business. Years ago, this Mr. Gatti’s was a saloon and Carl was shot in the head by a jealous man in the old apartment (now abandoned) above the store. Employees have reported seeing strange figures moving around the store, mostly during closing hours. Also, voices and noises have been heard in the office area. The strangest of all is employees finding evidence that a game back in the game room has just recently been played when there has not been a customer for hours.
Morgan County, Ky. Wrigley Hill
Just off 519 lays route 7 which flows across Wrigley Hill. Late at night people driving across Wrigley Hill have seen a woman hitch-hiking or the have seen her in their car.
Morganfield, Ky. Earl C. Clements Job Corps Center
there have been reports from students that men with old green army suits have been standing over them. Others say that they were strangled by a ghost while they were trying to sleep. You also feel like someone is watching you, doors close and open on their own. Sometimes you can feel something touching your shoulder and nothing is there. Some people say that General Breckinridge himself walks the hallways of the dormitories
Morgantown, Ky. Woodbury
Years ago, a little girl was left, or her parents/family had all died when she was only 2 or 4 years old. People have heard her crying and going up the stairs. People have blocked the house off, so people can’t go in it. People have tried to tear it down, but the girl makes sounds and scares the workers away.
Mount Sterling, Ky. Old Windsor Nursing Home
The old Windsor nursing home is the old nursing home that is abandoned now. The story is that if you go up there late at night, you can peek in the windows and see the old wheelchairs rolling around. You can hear moaning and screaming. This nursing home was shut down in the 80’s because they had many patients dying and found out it was abuse. So, their lost souls roam the halls.
Mount Sterling, Ky. Stepstone Church
In an abandoned church on Stepstone. The church still stands but the inside of the church was gutted by a fire long ago. A few men hung 4 teenage girls on a cross in the loft and set fire to the church. If you go at night, it is said you can hear them laugh, cry and see the shadows of them flying around. It is also known that if you do something to upset the girls, you will find hear them scream in rage.
Muhlenburg, Ky. Rosewood
Skipworth Cemetery – It is said that this cemetery, established in the 1800’s, is patrolled at night by a Civil war soldier whose body is buried there. If you see a round, white light on a moonlight night in the spring of the year and are not family or friend you must exit the cemetery at once or your entire family will be cursed.
Munfordville, Ky. Hart County High School
A man fell down a manhole in the student parking lot. There are always strange things happening here, but it gets more active around the end of basketball season. You’ll find locked doors open, lights turned on after they have been turned off, and in rm. 46 the air conditioners will be on in the mornings during the middle of winter.
Munfordville, Ky. Raider Holler
a little boy was drowned in this well known to be Jacob, this is his well and if you park your car by his well and turn off your vehicle and get out and holler for Jacob and say, “Jacob your mommy is here to get you, can you hear me.” He’ll be known to say help me mommy! DANGER!! this will happen!!!
Murray, Ky. Asbury Cemetery
Reports of an apparition that chases people. Sounds of a baby crying have also been reported.
Murray, Ky. Coles Campground Cemetery
Graves shift sometimes, strange noises can be heard in the surrounding woods, and this is just during the daytime. At night there is an odd feeling, a feeling of true urgency that is indescribable. Although it is too dark to see anything properly. The farther back you go in the graveyard the older the tombstones get. One is just a crudely carved stone slab that becomes illegible after a few lines.
Murray, Ky. Murray State University
Fine Arts Building – An apparition has been accompanied with very cold air. The Fine Arts elevators always seem to hang on the fourth floor; the significance of this is unknown. Anywhen you ride them there is a weird sense of impending doom.
Murray, Ky. Murray State University
Fine Arts Building -The elevator – they have completely gutted the elevator shaft several times to no avail the young female student who fell to her death in the shaft after the door opened and there was no elevator there. She takes out her revenge upon the riders of the elevator; the elevator shakes and rattles as it travels up and down the shaft. It stops constantly between floors; the doors constantly refuse to close.
Murray, Ky. Murray State University
Hester Hall – In 1998 there was a fire in Hester hall at Murray state university. A young man was purposely trapped in his room and perished in the fire. The room was room 402. The dorm reopened the following and only incoming freshmen were placed on the floor. Former resident claims Room 402 always had a scary presence about it and standing outside the door one felt watched. The room was kept empty and like all empty rooms it was supposed to be locked yet often if you walked up to the door it would be unlocked and even slightly opened on several occasions they with entered the room and closed the door it would open on its own. In room 406 you could on some nights hear a scratching sound on the door and if you opened it nothing would be there. The story is that the young man had escaped his room and was found dead of smoke inhalation outside of the hallway to elevator 406 was across from this hallway.
Murray, Ky. Murry State University
SigEp House – An old lady by the name of “Ma” Crawford rented rooms out to the brothers of Sigma Phi Epsilon at Murray State University when their house burned down in the 1970s. When she died, the brothers inherited the house and still live in it today. She is still heard walking up and down the stairs, the light in what used to be her bedroom still turns off and on from time to time with no one touching it, and you hear people talking downstairs in the living room when no one is down there. Also, the most recent experience happened when one of the brothers was sleeping and his door opened from the shut position (doorknob turned, and the door opened completely) and no one was there. She is believed to just be checking on the brothers and making sure they are alright.
Nicholas Co. -Robertson, Ky. Blue Licks Park
The lodge is haunted by a friendly woman. you can hear her talking.
Nicholasville, Ky. West Jessamine High School
Janitors report being hit by thrown trash cans in the middle of the night. Lockers seen opening and closing on their own. Football field lights go off and on by themselves at strange hours of the night.
Olive Hill, Ky. Bethel Hill
Two things are rumored to happen there. One legend is never pass the old church on a Saturday night when it is drizzling. They say a woman is walking on the side of the road and if you pick her up she will disappear after a few miles. If you don’t pick her up she will welcome herself into your backseat. The other one is to go to the church on Friday the 13th and look into the windows the locals say you will see the scariest thing in your life. Although no one has yet to describe what is in there nobody will go out to the church on Friday the 13th.
Olive Hill, Ky. Clark Hill Trail
In the early 1900s, a young woman named Stella Kinney went to live with her aunt and uncle who lived out of town. According to legend, her uncle got her pregnant. Well on the way back he murdered her. He took her placed her on a huge rock and cut her head off with a hand ax. For years after the rock was called by the locals “Bloody Rock” and every time it rained it would bleed. But now it has been buried into the ground because they made the road bigger.
Owensboro, Ky. Ben Hawes State Park
A girl who was accused of witchcraft in the 18th century was burned at the stake in the woods. If you up there at night you can see her ghost walking and the light of the torches of the people who came to burn her.
Owensboro, Ky. Davies County Middle School
in the middle of the day you can hear screams of a woman in the girls’ bathroom of the 3rd floor. You can look around and see that there is no one there
Owensboro, Ky. Davies County Public library
an apparition of a boy with high red knee socks, a red vest, very old-style shoes, high shorts, and one of those hats you see on many men back in the ’20s and ’30s.
Owensboro, Ky. Fordsville
Deanefield – During the Civil War, Confederate soldiers hiding from the Yankees used a small cliff cave to hideout. It is said that the Yankees ambushed the southern soldiers, killing them all. On summer nights of the full moon, shots can be heard as well as sounds of laughter, a fire crackling, and horses galloping. The cliffs can be found off highway 1414 in Ohio Co, Ky.
Owensboro, Ky. Hospital
On the first floor near the old morgue, you can hear screams coming from empty hallways. Also, you can see shadows on the wall as if someone is walking beside you.
Owensboro, Ky. Wilson House
This house was one of the first built in the area. It was once owned by a large family back in the early 1800s. The family was an outcast family and very odd. The story goes that a son named John killed them all, then killed himself. You can hear screams and laughter late at night at this deserted house.
Owensboro, Ky. Owensboro Catholic Middle School
At night, neighbors have reported screams and wicked laughter. They have seen doors flying open and shut as if possessed. There are dark reddish stains that have never come out of the floors in certain rooms.
Owensboro, Ky. Owensboro High School
When Owensboro High’s elevator was first put in the seven-year-old son Johnny of the builder of the elevator was playing with his ABC blocks the elevator wasn’t all finished and there had been no doors to the elevator yet and the boy fell to his death, to this day if you go to the school real late at night right in front of the elevator and say Johnny are you playing with your blocks, you are to hear the sound of the blocks clinging together as if he were playing with them.
Owensboro, Ky. River Park Center
At night on the catwalk you can see a woman in white, dripping water as she continues to walk over the edge to the river below.
Owensboro, Ky. The Old Theater Workshop
In 1809 this theater was a Baptist church. A young priest lived there with his family. His daughter was dating a young man who her father disapproved of. Late one night the daughter came to her father with dreadful news. She told her father she was pregnant. He was so disappointed in her, he told her he never wanted to see her again and sent her away. So, the story goes that night she was out of her mind, she ran up to the bell tower and hung herself. Her father was so sad he killed himself in the basement. With what nobody knows. To this day, lights are said to go on and off constantly, the bell rings when there isn’t a bell anymore, coldness out of nowhere surrounds you, and if you’re not careful while standing in front of the basement you just might get pushes as many have before.
Owensboro, Ky. Whitesville
old Whitesville school – If you go to the old Whitesville Public School you can hear doors and windows opening and shut and the lights will flicker on and off. There are reports of people finding an old electric chair in the basement.
Owenton, Ky. Perry Park
Here there is a pre-Civil War plantation that burnt down and killed 2 kids and their nanny. It was rebuilt and later turned into a private country club in 1967. The house was made into the restaurant and the rooms upstairs were rented out (to live in) then redone into a bed and breakfast (just for members guests). If you listen hard you can always hear little kids screaming and running footsteps all around. Doors won’t unlock and open or sometimes they won’t open even if unlocked. The nanny keeps quiet but every once in awhile, someone will get the privilege to see her full body in big windows that start at your nose. Since then the country club has been turned into a resort where they have built a hotel and made the golf course public. The ghosts do not like this, the fire alarms go off in the middle of the night for no reason and even after being reset will go off again. Curtains shut themselves and in the kitchen pots and pans will bang together and the doors will shut and lock themselves. The lights have dimmers and at night employees have said after turning off the switch and the lights on high they will come in the next morning and the lights will be switched on and on low dim. This doesn’t just happen at a certain time it happens ALL the time.
Owsley County, Ky. Booneville
Owsley County High School – A man roams the halls and writes disturbing words and phrases on the walls and chalkboards. The student was supposedly hung by a janitor in 1973 in the shower room in the boy’s locker room. Exactly one year later the janitor was found hanging in the same spot as the student and was hanging by an old rusty chain. To this day no one really knows what happens!
Paducah, Ky. Emma Morgan Elementary
In the little-kids playground, through the gates, you will be talking and back around the corner you can hear a bike being slammed up against the gates, but when you walk back there, it stops. There are also voices and footsteps in the halls, especially in the hallway that has the names of the past principals listed. Also, for two miles around it, almost all the houses have had paranormal activity. No one knows the identity of the school’s ghosts, but most of the ghosts in the community are either past owners or past owners’ pets. Also, the place used to be a gravel pit. According to myth, many people died on construction of the town, and, to keep people from knowing that some people had died unexplained deaths, there buried them under the town. Of course, that’s just a myth…
Paducah, Ky. Lone Oak
German Cemetery – This is an old Catholic cemetery located directly across the road from St John’s Catholic Church. There have been many sightings here of unexplained supernatural phenomenon. Such events include but are not limited to sightings of a “werewolf” type creature that charges up the hill at you, a female apparition that is not fond of males, and a strange light that seems to hover over one of the graves in the lower portion of the cemetery. Late at night during certain events, even the crickets are silenced.
Paducah, Ky. Oak Grove Cemetery
The spirit of a young woman named Della Barnes walks through this cemetery on certain nights. Documents claim she was accidentally poisoned by the doctor who was treating her for an illness. Legend has a different story though. Some people believe that her fiancé murdered her in a fit of rage. He even went as far as to cut off her left ring finger to retrieve the expensive engagement ring he had given her. There is also an iron-rod statue of an angel that is said to turn and face a different direction in the cemetery.
Paducah, Ky. Paducah Middle School
There have been reports of 4 gangsters roaming the halls and firing blanks at students. at night the janitors have reported smoke and the smell of marijuana coming out of the boy’s locker room.
Paducah, Ky. Reidland Middle and High School
During the day you could hear someone walking down the hallway and there would be no one there. Then some of the doors would open and close real fast and there would be nothing there some of them would not open it would be like it is stuck. Then the lights would go on and off and would not come on but when the teachers or students would go over there it would stop. Nobody knows what it is.
Paducah, Ky. Whitehaven
A restored mansion, now a rest area, and open to the public. A female apparition has occasionally been sighted on the balcony attached to the second-floor bedroom, believed to be the owner’s wife. Legend has it she bled to death during an appendectomy. The feeling in that room is very pleasant, however, due to how much she loved that room—her husband had the room and balcony added on especially for her. She has been known to turn off the lights in that room, and the sounds of long skirts swishing as well as the scent of her perfume have been noted. Also, even though the old kitchen is now the employees’ break room, there have been times the smells of someone cooking a huge feast have greeted startled visitors. It has been known to happen during the holidays, mainly Thanksgiving and Christmas. It is a beautiful place to visit, even if you don’t get to meet the happy spirits inhabiting this great house.
Paintsville, Ky. the City
built over partially or very near an Indian war and burial ground. This city is named for its numerous amounts of Indian paintings found here, and there are several Indian burial grounds here that businesses had been built on, that have had sightings.
Paintsville, Ky. Local Gas Station
there have been reports, of ‘fully dressed’ in battle clothing- headdresses and all, Indians, walking through a local gas station and disappearing again and dishes in the eatery of the place falling and being thrown around as well, many employees have quit.
Paintsville, Ky. Mayo Church
Mr. Mayo who was the richest man in a town built a church mostly for his wife. Some said that they have seen Mrs. Mayo praying or just sitting in the chapel late at night. Others say that you can hear whispering or humming coming from the chapel late at night.
Paintsville, Ky. Mayo Mansion
Mr. Mayo has been seen in his era clothing and hat on the sidewalk watching people drive by. a tunnel leading from the house underground to the church has long been filled however you get an eerie feeling standing near the site of the tunnel.
Paintsville, Ky. Old Town Cemetery
There have been reports of an old lady who wanders around the cemetery that overlooks the town of Paintsville in eastern Ky.
Paintsville, Ky. Paintsville Elementary School
Numerous reports of unexplained happenings from within the building including unexplained moaning, a sighting of a woman in one of the classrooms crying out to her husband and a child on the other side of the room, and many of the janitors working there claim there is in fact a ghost within the school.
Paintsville, Ky. Ramada Inn
The RAMADA INN was built on haunted grounds. The once place called BRISTLE BUCK. At the RAMADA, employees have had first hand experience at hauntings. In the kitchen, pans will come flying from off the wall at whoever! Late at night in the atrium, there have been the footsteps of a woman in high heels heard, this is every night. You don’t want to go into one of the banquet rooms alone, you will feel as if someone is behind you.
Paris, Ky. The Covered Bridge
Located on Colville Road. Haunted by a young girl who was killed in a wreck with her boyfriend. They were coming home from prom and were going to stop at the bridge. You can set in the middle of the bridge and watch headlights come up behind you, but no car and then you see lights under the bridge as if a car has fallen in the water.
Paris, Ky. Old Hospital
A worker has heard many strange noises out in the lobby area, even so much that they have stood up to greet someone coming in and there is nobody there. An apparition of a blonde lady walking toward the window. This building has been said to have been tested several times for paranormal activities and it tested positive.
Park City, Ky. Mammoth Cave
A spirit of the cave is a Southern lady named Melissa, who brought her Yankee lover to the cave in 1843. She took the man deep within the cave to Purgatory Point and left him there as a prank. The man was never seen again, and Melissa’s ghost still searches the area known as the Echo River. The ghost of Floyd Collins, who died after being trapped for sixteen days in nearby Crystal Cave, is also said to wander the grounds. The case became so popular that in 1926, Collins’s body was removed from his family plot and displayed in a glass coffin at the entrance to Crystal Cave. The grisly tourist attraction proved very profitable until someone stole the corpse. It was finally returned to the cave; however, for some reason, the body was missing its left leg. In recent years, tourists have reported the unidentified ghost of a man dressed in an old-fashioned cummerbund. Others have witnessed a disembodied pair of legs running down the hill near the main visitors’ center. The legs were wearing denim overalls and work shoes. With over 150 sightings of ghosts reported.
Park City, Ky. Mammoth Park
There is an old slave cave that was used during the Underground Railroad, many people have seen the images of slaves and such. However, after the civil war, the cave is noted to have been a hideout for Jessie James.
Partridge, Ky. Lewis Creek
late at night you can hear a loud whaling and screaming coming from the woods on Lewis creek. No one knows exactly what happened but there used to be a racetrack that everyone used to race cars on. It wasn’t pro or anything, but it was fun for the guys mostly and their girlfriends would come to watch them race and one time there was a horrible accident and a car wrecked and went into the bleachers and killed more than 15 people and it is believed that the screams are from all the people that died that day. the track is still up there and the guard rails and what’s left of the bleachers is their too. the old buildings that the cars were sometimes kept in are still there too. Kids go up there and use it for paintball games. People who live behind the area have experienced their roll-up shades moving own their own, hearing voices whispering like at night. – June 2008 correction / additional information: The racetrack was known as Lonnie’s Speedway and yes, it’s still there, not in good shape but still there. There was an accident that only the drivers were killed in, not 15 people. Every now and then, no certain time, you can sit on the blacktop road that runs beside the earth walls of the track and hear the wreck happen. There are no homes behind the track, it’s all woods. There are houses on the creek past the track, as well as before you get to the track. If you want to find this track, I’ll tell you how. You go up Lewis Creek, off US HWY 119 in Partridge. Cross the new state bridge just off 119, then go on up the holler. You’ll cross a set of railroad tracks on your way to the track. You will come to a yard with a large house off in the distance and an old barn just off the road; this is Lonnie Lewis’ house, and barn. The Lonnie that lives in the house is also the Lonnie that the speedway was named after. The racetrack looks like just a hill, just off the road right past the barn on the left of the road. Make sure to ask Lonnie’s permission to go to the actual track because he is now old and might think that you’re trying to steal something. His son also lives in a camper near the track, behind the barn.
Pembroke, Ky. Medco Center of Pembroke (Nursing Home)
Radios, lights would turn off you can feel cold spots and a feeling of someone watching you.
Perry County, Ky. Hazard
After Hours Treatment Center – is the old clinic in Hazard that was used in the 1970’s. three floors, many doctors use, or used this building for offices. One of the workers report things move, and lights go out. Footsteps heard also. the workers think it may be Doctor Williams who died some time ago. It’s the sight of his former office.
Perry County, Ky. Hazard
Beams Electric Supply store – is said by the now owner that the old man who ran it before his death still walks the building. now closed.
Perry County, Ky. Hazard
Berrymen Service Station – Closed late 80s. around 1993 our church was holding a yard sale close to the service station. Two girls walking by the place stopped to talk with our group. They were around the side of the building, they said it sounded like something moved inside. me and my friend went to look. No one was inside as far as we could see. the place was locked solid. No windows were busted out. Another witness said that he and a friend walked by the building. It was getting dark, and they were walking by. They heard walking inside. They went to investigate & it was locked up. No way any one got in. then a strange glow was seen in the corner. It floated. He said both ran and did not look back.
Perry County, Ky. Hazard
County School Board – a bus driver, and churchman said the service garage the buses are re paired at is said haunted. One worker was washing up, and thought he saw a man to the side of him. After he looked closer, no one was around. He told a guy that worked there of this. He was told stuff went on there like that all the time. Guys lunch bags messed up. And other things they may have with them. Tools moved from place to place. And lost. Footsteps heard, with no one around. And a man has been seen that was not to be there. Then on a closer look, he is not found. The school may have a new garage.
Perry County, Ky. Hazard
Goody’s Clothing Store – Many strange things have been heard in the store, and generally happen after closing when there are only a handful of people in the store. One night a manager and a cashier were getting ready to lock up when the bell at the service desk started ringing. Also, strange voices have been heard on the intercom system after hours. The store built in the 1980s may have been built on an abandoned cemetery.
Perry County, Ky. Hazard
Old Miners Memorial Hospital and ARH Regional Hospital – Built in the 1950s this hospital has seen many deaths from the people of eastern KY being the only hospital for almost 5 counties around it for many years. Abandoned in 1987 and turned into an office building and part of the University of Kentucky, the spirits inside still do not rest. Sightings include someone calling your name in the hallways, to no answer, of course, a strange black form that can knock you down in the old mental ward. Many a security guard has quit because of this building.
Perry County, Ky. Hazard
Raccoon Creek Rd Glomar – things have been spotted at night like green glowing figures and things happen in the homes as well…. particularly on the right side of the road.
Perry County, Ky. Hazard
Sherwin Williams Paint Store – it is said that the workers have heard mysterious noises and voices in the back where the bathroom is. They have seen a black shadow climbing the walls. The paint gets knocked off the shelves, and the phones start to ring. No one will be around. At night you can see a glowing figure in the window.
Perry County, Ky. Hazard
Tunnel Hill – Tunnel Hill is located a couple of miles in the back roads of Napfor just before you get to low water bridge. Directly on top of the twin tunnels lie two cemeteries. But forget about the cemeteries for the tunnels are the sites of many bizarre occurrences. The story has it that there is a hidden chamber hidden among the manholes. It is said that the manhole will give way to the secret passage and those who have ventured into this passage have no recollection of how they got there. When walking through the tunnels all light sources will slowly drain and the further you venture into the tunnel total darkness. It is then that random light sources will appear from cracks and crevices on various places in the tunnel. Rather you go in the day or night the same will happen because most occurrences happen once you reach the middle of the tunnel. The right tunnel is much more active than the left. NEVER go alone. Beware these tunnels are still in service and actual trains still pass through each day. One such aspect of the haunting place is the ghost train, which you will hear and even feel beneath your feet. Faint train horns echo throughout this terrifying area. Also feel free to explore the large active cemeteries above. Rumors are there many more horrifying things that have happened and continue to happen that cannot be mentioned in this article. – July 2005 Update/Warning: This may not be a safe place to visit. There reports of people being chased out of the tunnels by something unexplained. This can lead to injury or worse.
Perry County, Ky. lost creek elementary
they say that if you go in the school’s gym and turn out all the lights and walk around the gym 15 times that the gym will light up again and you will hear somebody scream get out and if you don’t get out right away there is a man who built the gym and was at the top of it and fell but there was some more who fell with him and they buried them there you can even walk around stomping the floor and hear echoes in certain places and there is a crack from were back in 1997 where somebody did it and didn’t leave right away and the people who fell with him tried to get out and they say that if he wouldn’t of went screaming that he would be in the gym floor with them.
Perry County, Ky. Willard
Willard Elementary School – it is said at night you can walk into the gymnasium and u are able to see glowing figures also there is blood that seems to run from the walls!!
Perry County, Ky. Hazard
Western Sizzler Steak house – not used any more for anything. a woman saw what she thought was a man trying to get in the old restaurant. She and some man close by went to look. No one was around. Then movement inside was heard. They called the police. The officer heard the sounds, but the doors were chained and locked. The windows boarded up. No one could have got inside.
Perryville, Ky. Old Mud Meeting House
An Old abandoned Dutch Church with Iron Doors. If you place your hands on the doors, they will feel hot…like the “Gates of Hell”. Put your ear on the door and hear a church sermon-taking place.
Pikeville, Ky. Mikes Branch
Late at night an image of a railroad worker can be seen carrying and swinging a lantern back and forth. It has been told that the man was killed while trying to warn a child to stay off the tracks while the train had been worked on, only he was caught and pinned by the train when he fell and knocked himself unconscious. Being crushed to death.
Pikeville, Ky. Pikeville College
Wickham hall – has been haunted for many years now. People have been reported saying that in the early hours of the morning that there is a young child that roams the third-floor halls of Wickham. Many say that the child can be seen jumping off the stairs of the third floor. Other times people have seen the child in the corners of the hall crying for its parents.
Pine Knot, Ky. Cal Hill Rd
Down towards the lower part of Cal Hill just as you round the corner before the church a black object will chase you, sometimes as far as the church, sometimes even farther. There used to be an old house there and if you went in you could see a soldier’s jacket hanging on the back of a chair and blood in one of the jacket’s pockets.
Pineville, Ky. Pineville Independent Schools
Many believe the girls bathroom is haunted by a girl named Connie. The lights will flicker; the water will turn on by its self. Toilets will flush by themselves. She will walk to your style and open the door. She will scream and yell.
Pippa Passes, Ky. Alice Lloyd College
Cushing Hall, Andersen Science Center, Grady Nutt Athletic Center, – Many students and staff have encountered many strange happenings throughout campus such as Ripped bed sheets, heartbeats coming from the vents in the showers, books falling off shelves, Locked dorm rooms suddenly unlocking, nightmare involving an old lady, sightings of an old lady, voices coming from empty rooms, bathroom stalls opening and closing without anyone being in them and a lot more. Campus police have also reported strange occurrences this place really seems to be a hot spot.
Pippa Passes, Ky. Alice Lloyd College
Lilly Hall – Second Floor Suite Strange and unusual noises have been heard from this room. There is a mechanical room in the back where scratching and moaning take place at night. The girls that live there have saw shadows of an unknown figure.
Pippa Passes, Ky. Alice Lloyd Radio Station
Radio station is haunted by a man named Cushing. Has been seen by numerous employees in this building and in Cushing Hall.
Pleasant Ridge, Ky. corner store
hauntings dating back to the 1950s, if you’re there at around nine o clock at night to round three in the morning you can see people inside loading things onto the shelves, ask anyone in the area they’ll tell you.
Prestonsburg, Ky. Adams Middle School
A mysterious lady in black can be found roaming the hallways alone. Janitors have even heard faint cries or whispering in their ears. Doors can be found opening and closing by themselves and furniture even moves. Even the office camera tapes pick up the ghostly figure.
Prestonsburg, Ky. abandoned courthouse
there are now tours. Many tourists say that they have seen and heard two old men through busted out windows trying to escape who were put there when they were 16 for raping two girls at Prestonsburg High School in the girl’s bathroom on the first floor.
Prestonsburg, Ky. Conley Fork
There have been sightings of a woman standing in the window screaming for help
Prestonsburg, Ky. Emma
Big Sandy Riverbed – Near the riverbed in 1958, there was the nation’s worst bus wreck ever, killing over 20 children and the bus driver! There is now a little shack where it happened. Some say, at night in the little shack, you can hear screams. Prestonsburg School Bus Disaster – Caution this contains descriptions of the accident and the aftermath and may not be suitable for all readers.
Prestonsburg, Ky. Prestonsburg High School
When the Prestonsburg High School was built a man was pushed from a ladder and was decapitated. Now in the old upstairs hallways, you can hear strange and unusual sounds and sometimes you feel as if someone is running into you when there is really no one there.
Prestonsburg, Ky. Slickrock
years back a mad man cut his brothers head off and put it on a fence now you can see every time it rains blood running down it. there is a lot of strange stuff that happens up that hollow
Providence, Ky. Providence Public Park
the park used to have a house that set there on the lands of the park. the house caught on fire and the man burned alive in the house. Witnesses report of the sounds they would hear in the house before the house was torn down.
Raceland, Ky. Raceland Old High School
Not to be mistaken for Raceland Worthington in the basement, in the old Shop Classroom, there is a guy who wanders around mainly at 2:45 when in 1956 he cut off his hand with a table saw. People have tried to go in the old room to investigate, but they come out frightened, unable to go back in.
Radcliff, Ky. Saunder’s Springs
Until recently (1999 or 2000) this place was off-limits to just about everyone. It was part of Ft. Knox, only accessible from a couple of dirt roads across the street from the old US Cav. store. It’s now been opened to the public and made into a park. There are the remains of the old pump houses and tanks for when this was the main water source for Ft. Knox and Radcliff. On all my visits (both before and after it being opened to the public) I have been plagued with the feeling of being watched. There is also a distinct aura of wrongness about the reservoir. The water is so murky that visibility is about 2ft at most.
Richmond, Ky. Eastern Kentucky University
Sullivan hall – now a girl’s dormitory is said to be haunted by the spirit of a nursing student who committed suicide there in the 1970s. Also, the Alumni House is said to be haunted. The most haunted house in Richmond by far is that of White Hall mansion.
Richmond, Ky. Four Mile
There was a 16-year-old girl raped and murdered near the Four Mile bridge, they call her little Egypt, if you go to the bridge on a rainy night right before dark call her name three times crack the two front windows she will come into the car as a puff of wind, and ride with you to see if you are the people that killed her, if not she will get out. They say if you don’t crack the windows she can’t get out and she will wreck the car.
Richmond, Ky. Keene Hall 16th Floor
An apparition haunts the 16th floor of Keene hall at Eastern Kentucky University. A student in his early twenties, late teens, committed suicide from the top floor of the University’s dorm hall over a distraught fight with his girlfriend. Feelings of being watched, girls would wake up in the middle of the night and see a man in the room, then they would look twice then nothing was there, weird sounds. Very creepy if you’re up there alone.
Richmond, Ky. Madison Middle School
Madison Middle is very old, first it was a civil war hospital which many died in, then a high school now it’s a middle school. There is said to be a cheerleader that was raped and or murdered in the third-floor girls bathroom. Very scary sometimes when you are in the bathroom alone you can hear weird noises. Sometimes late at night the last stall’s door is shut and locked, but the next day when you look there is no one there and the door is completely open. A man was brutally murdered in room 306 in the late 1940’s you can still hear sounds of his cry late at night mostly at 1:03 in the morning. – October 2007 Update: There is no proof of guy being murdered. There is a story about a girl on the third floor who was shoved by a bully and hit her head on the sink in the girl’s bathroom and die. There have been accounts and seen a figure on the third floor. There was one morning a student was helping the social studies teacher carry some things up to her class. It was about 6.45, 7 o’clock. When they got to the third floor and open the door they saw what looked like a young girl running down the hall. They went to investigate because no kids should have been in there at that time and found that the Girls bathroom light was on. There is also a rumor that the school used to be a hospital during the Civil war and is haunted by soldiers who died there.
Richmond, Ky. Salem Cemetery
People say that at night you can drive by and you will see two orange-colored eyes looking at you. A Baptist church stands there now, but supposedly years ago, there used to be a satanic church there.
Richmond, Ky. Westover Terrace
Westover Mansion – Feelings of ghostly presences while walking from the back to the house. also, some people talk about hearing voices. There are also stories told of people being chased out of the basement. There is talk about a tunnel that leads from the house to four-mile road (some think that it’s in the basement) most think that it’s just talk.
Richmond, Ky. White Hall Mansion
The Civil War emancipationist, Cassius M. Clay, one of his daughters, one of his sons, and a black servant, haunt the mansion. There have been sightings of Master Clay passing back and forth in front of the top middle window (the nursery), waiting for his ex-wife and children to return. – June 2005 Update: The Curator at White Hall State Historic Site reports: It is possible that a daughter and son are at White Hall, as numerous incidents site a woman and a little boy. A baby most certainly resides in the mansion. On two separate occasions, in two different seasons, tour guides have heard a baby laughing. Another guide had a small child on her tour remark about seeing babies in the house. The story of Clay passing before the “top middle window” (which, incidentally is the third-floor hallway, and not a nursery) is a story that the works say they never heard of or experienced at this site. It is doubtful that Cassius would have waited for his ex-wife and children, more likely they would be waiting for him, as he spent a great deal of time away from home campaigning, fighting in the Mexican War, as ambassador to Russia, and in general making a spectacle of himself. In addition to sightings of a lady (although we call her “the lady in black,” she is rather stylish and tends to change her clothes, the Curator’s husband has seen her in blue), music has been heard in the mansion (of the piano and music box variety) as well as footsteps. At times one can also smell candles, perfume, apple pie, bourbon and bacon.
Rineyville, Ky. Owsley Rd.
Cemetery on top of the hill. Strange noises are heard, and many shadows resembling people watch you. Glowing eyes occasionally seen on far side of the cemetery from your position. If watching people leave the cemetery from the bottom of the hill a ghostly figure will follow them out.
Rowletts, Ky. Hart County
The old coats Plantation – This place was built in 1810 there is a family graveyard behind the home also a slave graveyard. Reports of being tapped on the shoulder when alone in the cellar, ghostly mist, apparitions, hearing music, & orbs in pictures.
Salt Lick, Ky. Polksville Cemetery
A cemetery where many of the graves date back to the late 1800s. A glowing has been spotted by many of the area’s residents.
Salyersville, Ky. Mash Fork Cemetery
An old Graveyard, where one peculiar grave glows! You can see this when you drive by, or either when you get out and go look at it. Old folklore says that people had their doubts, so a person went and put a coffee sack over, and it still glowed through.
Scottsville, Ky. 31E bridge
it is told that if you pull up on this bridge and turn your car off that it will roll completely off the bridge. Because there was an old man crossing the bridge with a horse and wagon the old bridge gave way and killed the old man so when your car rolls off the bridge he is trying to push you off the bridge to safety.
Shepherdsville, Ky. Brooks Rd. Castle
Just off Brooks Road, just before you cross the railroad tracks there is a turnoff to your right. Down a little further to your left is an old house (more like castle with red pointed tower-like structures). You can’t see it from the road, but you can pull right up next to the old iron gates. It is said that the man who once lived there killed his wife and children. Lack of evidence though, he could not be convicted. If you pull up next the iron gates at night and scream at the gates, you can hear the wife and children screaming for help! It is better that you go alone. If you go alone it rules out all possibilities of echoes.
Shepherdsville, Ky. Bullitt Central High School
When this small town was founded in the late 1700s, the town-built houses for the county’s and town’s officials (judges, clerks, sheriff, etc.). This was on the site of present-day Bullitt Central High. Legend has it many executions took place on the site of the gym before proper law had been established. Many eye-witnesses have given reports of strange occurrences at the school late at night including but not limited to: Outside doors suddenly opening, lights turning on, footsteps, and voices throughout the large gym.
Shepherdsville, Ky. Cherry St.
ghostly figures walking through the forest at midnight across the mud path: legends say people were murdered in the forest and if you listen closely you can hear people screaming for help!
Shepherdsville, Ky. Old Shepherdsville Cemetery by the River
There have been actual sightings of Ghostly figures in old doctor uniforms walking around during full moons and otherwise creepy nights.
Simpsonville, Ky. Whitney M. Young Job Corps Center
The old dormitory that is now being used as warehouse is haunted by a teenage girl who committed suicide in her room after being raped. Her boyfriend also committed suicide in the hallway. He hung himself and she slit her wrists.
Slade, Ky. Tunnel Ridge
As the story goes, about 5 years ago a man from Ohio was up in the mountains of the Red River Gorge enjoying the beauty and scenery of the mountains. As an inexperienced rock climber, he decided to take his chances anyway and go climbing for the day. For the most part, he had a pretty good day–until he decided to climb down to the tunnel (otherwise known as the Nada Tunnel). It was dark outside, and he wasn’t wearing any bright or distinctive colored clothing and as his luck would have it, his rope broke. Just as he was falling, a big green bus from the job corps came by and hit him as he was falling. To this day, the tunnel still glows from his presence. At 1:17 am, the tunnel will glow for 13 minutes (the length of time it took him to die). Witnesses say, as he was dying he mentioned seeing “the glow”. Now every year on October 29th, at 1:17am, the tunnel glows.
Spotsville, Ky. Spotsville Baby
There is a lake down in Spotsville Kentucky. Back in the 1800’s, It is said that a 13-year-old girl had gotten pregnant. And did not want her parents to find out. So, she took her baby to the lake, and drowned the baby by throwing it in the lake. Now to this day. When you drive to the lake and park on the dock, turn your car off and headlights. Have nothing on. The baby will crawl out of the lake. Crawl on to your hood and peek inside of the windshield. If you try to turn your car on at all. It won’t start. Nothing will, until the baby crawls back into the lake.
Springfield, Ky. St. rose church
old church, one of the oldest in the state. there are some spots that you feel like your being watched, and cold spots.
Somerset, Ky. fishing creek road
two car links past the last turnoff on left of road the road starts at a downhill grade when passing through at reported time of 11:30pm at recorded speed of 15mph’s looking through rearview mirror a figure of a ghostly man will appear in back seat of your vehicle and will ride down to the end of the road of fishing creek park and will remain in the vehicle until returning him back to the curve where first sited.
Southgate, Ky. The fiery house
This house was rebuilt about 3 times and has been left abandoned at least 4 times. Story is an old lonely grumpy mad lived and died there. About a month or two later they were fixing to sell it. After they fixed it all up there was a big fire that started in the house, leaving everything inside in ashes. And every time they rebuild it, it burns down. People gave up for a while and then tried again. So far it is doing good, but u never know when the old selfish man is going to start a fire and keep the house to himself.
St. Mary’s, Ky. Marion adjustment center
was an old college, St. Mary’s College, now a prison complex. there have been reports of old students walking the halls of the old dormitory and feeling of dread in the chapel.
Stanton, Ky. Ambulance Service
About 50 years ago when this building was being built, one of the workers who was building the stairs that go up to the ambulance service, besides the police department fell, crashing to his death. The other workers were afraid that they would be blamed for his death, so they buried him under the stairs where his remains are still said to be. At night you can hear things coming from the stairs, there are cold spots and sometimes when watching movies certain scenes are fast-forwarded.
Tollesboro, Ky. The Burtonville Cemetery
This cemetery is located on Rt. 989, 7 miles south of Tollesboro. A feeling of gloom can be felt as you walk through the cemetery. Shadow people have been seen by many who visit. It has also been reported that some type of elemental animal spirit has been both seen and heard.
Union, Ky. Larry A. Ryle High School
When Ryle high school was being built, there was a man that was working in the school auditorium that fell many feet to his death. He was working on a scaffold and some co-workers were talking to him one minute and the next he was seen falling and screaming. Students can be walking alone in the school and see the ghost of this man out of the side of their eye. Also, during school hours, he is known to play with the light switches and close doors. The custodians say that at nighttime they do not go to the area of the school where he was killed due to very odd vibrations and sightings.
University of Kent, Ky. Sorority Houses
A glowing “help me” can be read clearly on the ceiling of the treasurer’s bedroom and the whistle of a past house mother who died in the house can be heard. She would wear the whistle at Monday night dinner and blow it to give a lesson in etiquette…we can still hear the whistle being blown in the house.
Van Meter, Ky. Auditorium
The auditorium is reportedly haunted by a man that fell to his death there while working on one of the catwalks. Students, workers and performers have seen him.
Vanceburg, Ky. Slate Hollow
Slate Point and Surrounding Hills – In the 1980’s there were several sightings of a hoofed, half man half deer or goat type creature roaming the area. It’s said that he/it was bringing in a new age of depression, death, bitterness and even opening a portal to the dark realms itself. In the same area and maybe the same being was sighted several times on the Slate Hollow point in a cabin that is long gone now. The shape was the same but there was a mention of glowing red eyes and when this being was approached without fear, he would turn into several blackbirds and fly toward you. In a valley below the point was a place that was and had been describe as completely barren and dead. The trees, grass and even the branch of water was dry and gone. This was said to be the opening to the portal. Screams could be heard. Climate change, from warm to extreme cold. And a feeling of eyes all around you watching you could be felt. It was told that the reason all this attention had come to this area was due to the murder. But when asked no one knew a name to give.
Vine Grove, Ky. Brown Street Educational School
In the downstairs bathroom there was a boy desperate and tired of being picked on. He untied his shoestrings and hung himself in the 2nd stall from the door. If you go to the school around 9pm when no one is there you would notice his favorite classroom light on upstairs. And after night school don’t stay around the school for too long cause by personal experience you will see the front door close and feel someone standing right next to you. What makes it bad you can feel them breathing.
Walton, Ky. U.S. Hwy 25
There is a dilapidated yellow house that sits on US 25 on the northern edge of Walton, Ky. Many families have moved in, but none stay. It is said the ghost of a Civil War General haunts the house, driving the would-be homesteaders out.
Warren, Ky. Bowling Green
Russellville – Off old Russellville rd. There is an old haunted wooden bridge, when u drive across it, it makes eerie sounds just put your car in neutral and let it roll across. Also, people say if u go to it at midnight and park, you can see headlights come up out of the water from a woman who drove off it.
Warsaw, Ky. Gallatin County
2 miles west of Warsaw before the Markland Dam on US42 – Back in the 60’s a family was killed in a fire on Friday nights around midnight occurrences have been reported, such as fire truck sirens, seeing old fire trucks, flashing lights, voices, and screaming.
West Point, Ky. Ditto House Inn
Currently a Bed and Breakfast, was a hospital during the Civil War. Footsteps are heard, men in uniform seen, also presence felt touching the guests.
West Point, Ky. Tioga Falls
At night behind the bridge, Civil War soldiers have been spotted walking and riding horses. There were both confederate and union uniforms on these men and boys.
Wheelwright, Ky. Golf Course Hollow
On an old Mining road about a mile up the Hollow there is a gas road on the right, very easy to miss. You can go up in the hollow and sometimes hear a clicking sound. About five seconds after the clicking sound you can hear a sound like a bear or a large pack of dogs breathing very hard and the sound gets louder. It sounds like it is right on you ready to harm you, but you cannot see a thing. You can just feel that something is present. The whole time walking out you can still feel its presence. Sometimes it will break branches or knock over small tree, but never to be seen. It has happened in the daylight. The area has a history of weird happenings.
Whitley City, Ky. Barren Fork
February 2004 correction: Formerly posted as “Barren Rd. Cemetery” – There is supposed to be a witch buried in the Graveyard, there is a house built around her grave and there are times that you can go, and the house will be locked. And there are times you will go, and the house will not be locked…As you turn on the road it gets very cold even in the Summertime- February 2004 correction – additional information: Her name was Anna Foster and she died at the age of 28. In the last year or so her headstone has been stolen and the shelter over her grave has been vandalized and almost torn apart. It’s sad and the submitter has nearly cried every time they see it. They are looking into fixing the shelter themselves. But they cannot afford to replace her headstone, unfortunately. Upon research, they have discovered that she is not the witch everyone thinks. The “real” witch’s grave is located just inside the woods next to this cemetery. – Again, we must state that if you are going to investigate these places, have respect for the people involved with these places. To destroy history, and vandalize graves proves nothing but your foolishness.
Wilder, Ky. Bobby Mackey’s Music World
Said to be haunted by a woman that was killed by Satanists there.
Williamsburg, Ky. Cumberland College
Archer Hall – It is rumored that a room on the first floor is haunted. The cause of the haunting is unknown. It is reported that posters fall off the wall no matter how much they’re taped up, alarm clocks will go off at midnight despite them being set for a different time, cd players will come on by themselves, also different objects within the room will become misplaced inexplicably.
Williamsburg, Ky. Cumberland College
Gillespie (Johnson) Hall – CC is a small school…everyone knows everyone else (1700 students). The freshman girl’s dorm has had several incidences on the third floor where they see a girl who does not live there. Sometimes the girl is crying and sometimes she just stares. Other times she is there and disappears. Doors close and open, TV’s and stereos come on and off, radios and computers turn on. Padlocked doors are opened and then when you walk back by (minutes later) it will be locked. Some days it is locked, and you can see lights from underneath the door leading up to the attic. It is rumored that she was a cheerleader who got pregnant by a football player and instead of leaving school (strict place here) she killed herself in the attic. She supposedly lived on the third floor in 316. One girl who lived in that room was engaged and at night she would take her ring off and put it on the desk and every morning she would wake up to find it in the garbage.
Williamsburg, Ky. Gillespie Hall
In a room on the first floor that was numbered 13 has since been painted over that number and replaced with number 19. Things will be moved out of its place, you can hear a girl singing very quietly which seems to be opera, you can hear a violin being played, keys being placed on a desk, pushing on the bottom of the bed, a mysterious footprint on carpeted floor which seems to be wet will not go away.
Williamsburg, Ky. Highland Park Cemetery
This cemetery was moved when I-75 came through Williamsburg. It’s a rather large cemetery with one mausoleum and several monuments. The graves extend out beyond the cemetery gates and it appears the most haunted area is beyond the gates. There is a strong vibe at night that you shouldn’t venture beyond the gates.
Williamsburg, Ky. Whitley County Middle School
On some days before any kind of break (Christmas, Summer, Fall, etc.) it is reported that a girl in a yellow dress that will stand at the very end of all the lockers outside the gym at the ends of the stage and locker rooms. There is no known reason for the girl to stand there. She is spotted singing quietly. Sometimes she is even spotted running down the hallway screaming after school when the school is nearly empty.
Williamsburg, Ky. Williamsburg Independent Schools
The school was built on an old cemetery, some of the graves still reside on the grounds by the playground and football field. There are many different stories. One of which states that a Native American chief will appear at one end of the elementary hallway and ride his horse down to the end of the hallway and then disappear. The gymnasium seems to be the next most haunted part of the school; there are a lot of stories surrounding it. Lights turning on and off and basketballs bouncing on their own.
Willisburg, Ky. Tathum Springs Hotel
The Tathum Springs Hotel was first built as a hot springs resort. A little girl died in the creek that runs around the hotel on three sides. Her ghost has been photographed in the window with an old man standing behind her with his hand on her shoulder. – March 2008 Update: It burnt to the ground in 2006.
Winchester, Ky. Bluegrass Heritage Museum
There is a former medical clinic turned museum in downtown Winchester, Kentucky that seems to be haunted. The stories range from footsteps around, and above the listener to doors opening and closing themselves, and even sightings of full body apparitions of former clinic employees. Moving cold spots, fluctuating EMF readings, various orb photos, and such are common in the building especially on the third floor. There have been several very clear EVPs caught in and around the former operating room, and in various places on the third floor of the building, as well as in the former morgue area. The voices captured seem to be that of doctor and nurses talking just before, or during a surgery, and of a man screaming, and moaning in pain. Also, at least one home video exists of heavy footsteps walking, and then running across the floor above the listeners, and of a hallway door shutting itself, opening itself, and then slamming itself shut. The most compelling evidence this video holds is of a lock on the third-floor hallway door unexplainably unlatching its self, right before your eyes, and the door slowly opening. These events have been witnessed for decades, and by countless numbers of people and as before stated even exists on video. The building is currently open as a museum for historical tours Tuesday through Friday for a small admission fee, and plans are in the works to do a half-night paranormal tour for Halloween 2008.
Winchester, Ky. Conkwright Middle
In the library upstairs, a friendly ghost haunts the library. The most trouble it ever gives anybody is mysteriously shutting down computers.
Winchester, Ky. Jones Nursery Road
There is a sharp curve in the road where a car accident happened, killing the passengers in the car. At midnight on a full moon, you can sit on the side of the road down from the curve and wait for the ghost of a woman to appear and walk from the curve toward your car. Witnesses say if you shut your car off, you will have a hard time starting it again and leaving before she can get to you. And if you leave your car running, the engine tries to bog down and die. So far no one has stayed long enough for the ghost to get to them.
Winchester, Ky. Wal-Mart
In 2003 there has been a suicide and a murder there. the suicide was a man that walked into an aisle and shot himself. rumor is if you go to that isle you’ll feel a cold wind rush past you and get the sense someone is behind you. a man shot his daughter in front of the store’s doors for going with another man. the rumor for that is at night you can hear someone running and screaming inside or in front of the store as if in need of help.
Austin, Ind. Austin High School
there is to be a Spanish teacher roaming the school. She died in a car accident around the ’80s, possibly. There have been sightings of her by the teachers late at night. While driving to school in the late 80’s early 90’s – the witness is not exactly positive of the date, – Addition info added November 2003 – their Spanish teacher was driving to school when she was in a wreck and killed. She is said to walk around the school, and some janitors have quit after when opening a door, the handle began to shake and was freezing cold.
Bloomington, Ind. Binford Elementary
A man wearing a black cloak is said to roam the Auditorium when it’s dark. There have also been some electrical problems
Bloomington, Ind. Hoosier National Forrest
Step Family Cemetery. Two brothers fought and killed each other over the inheritance of their father’s land. They are both buried at the cemetery and the land became Hoosier National Forrest. If you drive to the cemetery you can witness strange occurrences like car engines dying and some sightings.
Bloomington, Ind. Indiana University Bloomington
The Career Center- Indiana University is said to be haunted by the ghosts of aborted children. A doctor supposedly performed illegal abortions there many years ago.
Bloomington, Ind. Indiana University Bloomington
The Folklore Office- at Indiana University is reportedly haunted by the former chairman.
Bloomington, Ind. Indiana University Bloomington
The Indiana Memorial Union- at Indiana University contains several human ghosts and one dog ghost from the suicides that have occurred there over the years.
Bloomington, Ind. Indiana University Bloomington
The Lily Library- is said to be haunted.
Bloomington, Ind. Porticos
When this place was a restaurant, people claimed to see a little girl’s face in the bathroom mirror. Customers also complained of hearing children laughing and playing upstairs while in the dining room below.
Bloomington, Ind. Read Dorm, 6th floor
Many years ago, a young woman named Paula, (an R.A) was believed to have been overstressed and worked, so she flung herself down the stairs headfirst killing herself on impact. Late at night on December 12th, you can still hear her scream as she plunged to her death.
Boonville, Ind. Scales Lake
Believed to be haunted by Black Annie.
Charlestown, Ind. 10 penny bridge
On tunnel mill road the bridge by a poor bum that died on the bridge, if you put 10 pennies on the bridge in a line and turn off your lights and car when u try to turn your car on, it won’t start right away, and your pennies will be missing or scattered all over the bridge.
Clark County, Ind. Clarksville
Colgate Palmolive factory – Clarksville, Indiana is the correct location of the Colgate-Palmolive factory which used to be a prison; the basement is especially said to be haunted. If you are on the riverfront in downtown Louisville, Kentucky just look for the huge clock on the other side of the river, and that is the factory.
Columbus, Ind. North High School
The auditorium is haunted by a ghost named ” Mikey “. Back over a hundred years ago before there was a school, there was a dirt road that ran through the school, but more precise through the auditorium. A kid named Mikey was walking on the street when a man driving a horse and buggy ran him down. the exact spot where Mikey was killed is where the auditorium is today. If you are in the auditorium you can sometimes see Mikey out of the corner of your eye run past the stage. You can also hear and see Mikey in the sound booth or up on the catwalk. Mikey has also been known to turn off the lights. Many people have witnessed Mikey or something that Mikey has done.
Columbus, Ind. Subway Restaurant on 46 West
Workers have seen a shadow figure walk across the back of the store and often heard noises in the back when they were the only ones there.
Corydon, Ind. Blue River
There is said to be a young woman who was paddling in her canoe one day. Someone had tied fishing line from a tree to another tree. When she came by she was going very fast. The fishing line cut off her head. People say she is looking for her head almost every night.
Davies County, Ind. Crane
Crane Cemetery down the road from the abandoned Crane school – In the cemetery there is a headstone that glows only on certain nights. As soon as you enter the cemetery, turn off your headlights and drive straight. Look straight ahead and you will see a headstone start to glow then stop glowing as you get closer. Also, when you leave the cemetery, look back and it will start to glow again.
Davies County, Ind. Martin
West Boggs Park – Some nights after 10 p.m. you can see a ghostly figure of a woman running through the woods. They say it is the mother of a child who drowned in the lake. You can hear her screams as she looks for her son, and some say that if you go to the lake at midnight you can see the boy swimming in the lake.
Edinburgh, Ind. Atterbury Job Corps Center
Strange sounds and footsteps have been heard in the different areas of the campus. People have seen yellow glowing eyes in the woods.
Elnora, Ind. Elnora Cemetery
It is said that there is a glowing tomb there that only glows on certain nights.
Evansville, Ind. Carpenter House
Willard Carpenter, of Willard Library, lends a bit of excitement to the staff and volunteers at WNIN from time to time. Mostly strange noises, things moved when you aren’t looking and a sighting or two just out of the corner of the eye.
Evansville, Ind. Eastland Mall
At night when the store is closed the owner walks through the mall from store to store. The owner was killed there by an unknown force while checking the stores to make sure they were all locked up and he was found the next day. If you look in there late at night you can see him slowly walking from store to store but if you look away he disappears.
Evansville, Ind. Willard Library
a lady in gray has been sighted by many in this building. http://www.libraryghost.com to watch the ghost cam.
Franklin, Ind. Franklin College
Old Main – Early one morning in the 1980’s a fire destroyed a residence hall and gutted the attic of Old Main, a grand building used for administration offices and classrooms. A student was hiding in the attic to avoid the fire and was burned to death. Students have reported smelling burning flesh and hearing screams when in the attic during the morning. The smell has even been so bad that classes have been cancelled more than once to avoid it. – July 2005 Update/correction: In 1978 or 1979 a story appeared in the college newspaper about the reported ghost of a former professor that had reputedly hung himself from one of the rafters. A picture of the rope was shown still in place. The hanging reputedly took place in the 1920’s. But, a picture of the classroom he reputedly taught in was untouched. All the desks and blackboard were in black n white. Very eerie. It was also a storage place for stage props when the theatre department was in operation until 1975 and only within the last 15 years or so was it restarted. The door to the fourth floor was found open on occasion but was supposed to be locked and occasional power outages occurred as well.
Franklin, Ind. Main Cemetery
It is the main cemetery just off South Street across from the Tearman Motel. A lot of notables there are buried, witnesses report very unsettling feeling when they go there. There are several suicides that are buried there.
Hanover, Ind. Hanover Beach
A preacher drowned while swimming to shore to find help for victims of a sinking riverboat. Usually appears around 2 am when it is foggy.
Hanover, Ind. Hanover Cemetery
One witness reports, “My children and I went to Hanover Cemetery soon after we moved here. We had split up for the purpose of looking for a family member’s grave, we then turned around to meet up with each other. As we got closer to each other, we suddenly felt nauseated and we felt chilled. We looked at each other and realized we were all experiencing the same sensations. We looked down at the grave in front of us, and it had the name, Benjamin Bennett on it. The next day we went to the library to see if we could find anything out about this person. We found that he had been a student at Hanover College and had drowned in the Ohio River and that his body was never found.”
Hanover, Ind. Hanover College
Parker Auditorium has been haunted by the ghost of Dr. A.G. Parker, past president of the college. Numerous events have happened over the past 25 years, including sightings, voices, sounds, and missing items.
Hanover, Ind. Hanover College
Donner Residence Hall – The east wing of Donner Residence Hall. Moved objects attributed to a former student who committed suicide in one of the rooms.
Hanover, Ind. Hanover Nursing Center
Omens happen before one dies, green mist in photo, a balloon bounced into a room, the piano plays and the keys have been seen moving.
Henryville, Ind. Mt. Zion cemetery
The green Lady – in the early 1900s a young woman was killed on Henryville blue lick road after a terrible car accident and buried in Mt. Zion Cemetery on the same road. it is said that she roams the cemetery, with a green glow to her. she will jump on your car if it’s parked in the cemetery at night (said to be looking for a ride home) and the green goo will still be on your car until you wash it off.
Hymera, Ind. Bethel Cemetery
There are rumors that if you go to the Bethel Cemetery in Hymera at night and go up to the Nathan Hinkle grave and monument (a local soldier of the Revolutionary War that died in the war) and walk around the monument 3 time and say “Nathan Hinkle”, “Nathan Hinkle”, “Nathan Hinkle”, he will answer you
Jasper, Ind. Shiloh Church
Many people died due to a fire and now the church is haunted by them.
Jeffersonville, Ind. Census Bureau
Warehouses – Late night security have reports of radios turning on, while not plugged in. Boxes of paper have fallen within feet of security staff from as high as 10′ (pushed off a shelf). Supposed holding camp for Germans during WW II, occasionally one can hear German speaking in the warehouses.
Jeffersonville, Ind. Jeffersonville High School
In the Auditorium, there is said to be a woman who lurks, even when more than 10 people are in the room. Things get moved, and people have gotten hurt. Also, when the building was being built, a construction worker was killed by falling off a ladder. Sightings of him have also been recorded
Lawrenceburg, Ind. Greendale Cemetery
In the cemetery, you sometimes see white or gray people, and they look un-real. If you walk by the Tebbs family graves, you feel like your being watched, get cold chills, or feel uneasy. Plus, when it’s a really hot day, and there’s NO wind, you’ll feel a light breeze followed by a cold sensation.
Lawrenceburg, Ind. Whiskey’s Restaurant
The restaurant was originally two houses that later become a button factory. There was an old lady that lived in the house and died in a room that is now called the “Malt Room”. There are several reports about the “Lady Ghost”. There was one report where the ghost tugged at the waitress’s apron and she thought that it was another server, but no one was standing behind her, another incident was the manager was sitting in the bar after the restaurant closed and smelled a strong scent of perfume coming from the back of the restaurant and nobody was in there but her.
Linton, Ind. Old Greene Co. Hospital/ Wendy’s
The building is Haunted there is some activity that goes on there such as strange sounds voices and crying, things tend to move on their own in the middle of the night.
Loogootee, Ind. Loogootee Elementary East
They say when you look at the right side of the school you can see a big red spot towards the top of it. They say it represents the blood of the janitor that killed himself there. They found the body hanging from the doorway to the boy’s bathroom. They say if you go in there at night you can see him wandering the halls, sometimes mopping the floors, you can hear his keys jingling as he walks down the halls. They also say that he used to have his dog with him some nights that he works. People have said that they see a dog run down the hall on the second floor. Since they’ve put cameras up more paranormal activity has been recorded.
Madison, Ind. American Legion Post 9
Weird noises, cold spots weird old woman and man, mostly in basement.
Madison, Ind. Clifty Falls State Park
Reports of moaning coming from the tree right next to the walkway going down into the falls.
Madison, Ind. Jefferson County Library
there is a ghost of a young man that rides the elevator up and down and rubs and pats women. He is said to have lived there when it was a house and was confined to a wheelchair, so the elevator was put in, so he could get from floor to floor.
Madison, Ind. Ohio Theater
Balcony is haunted people have seen lights floating and screams heard around midnight.
Madison, Ind. Public Library
The library is haunted by the spirit of a young man who used to live there when it was a private home. He was crippled and was wheelchair-bound so they had an elevator put in, so he could get from floor to floor. He still rides the elevator and likes to make his presence known. Particularly to young women, by rubbing and patting. If you should ride this elevator be sure and say hello Charlie! Not his real name but a nickname someone who loved him gave him.
Madison, Ind. Ridge
Reports of hearing small children’s voices laughing and playing, cold spots, and a ghostly white dog.
Madison, Ind. State Hospital
Several of the buildings built in the early part of the 1900’s have been abandoned. These are the buildings that housed the violently insane for many decades. These patients lived a miserable existence. The cages on the building serve as a reminder of the dangerous conditions. Several orbs have been captured and strange noises are a constant.
Martinsville, Ind. Morgan Monroe Forest
Stepp Cemetery – A lady appears sitting upon a tree stump at the east end of the cemetery. Sometimes you can hear her humming. When she was alive she had a baby who died. After her death she still sits and hums to her baby. This story can be found in the local libraries. Many people can be seen at night in the cemetery waiting for her appearance.
Mitchell, Ind. Spring mill state park
There is an old village there that is haunted. There are many old log houses and a mill that are said to be haunted. After dark if you go out there you can see lights and figures in the mill as well as in many other buildings. There is also an old cemetery there that is haunted. If you go there at night, there is a blank grave of a man who gambled and lost. He was found murdered and nobody knew who did it. At night you can see a figure walk from the blank grave and stand in front of the grave of the man who killed him.
Mount Vernon, Ind. Robin Hill
On the top of a hill stands an old white house that has been abandoned for many years. The house was once a stop on the underground railroad. The house is now being remodeled, according to rumor, into a bed and breakfast. It sits on the corner of Mill and 9th. Local lore says that the house is very haunted, but no one really knows by who/what or why.
New Albany, Ind. Culbertson Mansion
This tourist attraction contains the ghost of a woman on the 3rd floor. She is heard walking about and some have seen her. She is believed to be the first wife of the former owner and may have remained behind due to the mistreatment of her surviving children by the husband’s new wife. Note: this mansion is open to the public and guided tours are available.
New Albany, Ind. St. Joe Rd. Cemetery
in the middle of the cemetery, there is an old hanging tree in the day the hanging branch at night it is there. and if you go to the very back and look to the front there will be a huge blare of smoke.
Oakland City, Ind. Oakland City College
Cochran Hall – where the wife of Colonel William Cochran, the founder of Oakland City University, hung herself in the upstairs of the tower. If you look in the windows at night u will see doors open and shut and see a bright orange glow come from some of the windows.
Orange County, Ind. Paoli
Bon’s Chapel – This is the home of the headstone with a chain link that grows each year. The stone has been replaced numerous times, but the chain just keeps appearing. The story goes that the chain represents the love of a man that was in the army and his girlfriend that waited for him. They were going to get married before he left, but his parents kept them from seeing each other and from getting married when they heard about the news. He went off to the war and she waited for him even though that they couldn’t be together. The guy was killed in the war and they brought his body back here for a proper burial. the young girl attended the funeral, but she stood across the road and watched it from a distance. They say that today you can see the chain glow at night, and sometimes during the day you can see the young lady dressed in black standing on the other side of the road watching the funeral.
Pekin, Ind. Washington School
The third floor is the most haunted place in the girl’s bathroom the lights turn on and off and on the second floor in the old gym there is a bloody handprint on the back of a basketball hoop on some days it moves.
Pike County, Ind. Blackfoot Cemetery
This old cemetery is located out in the middle of nowhere. It contains gravestones dated from the 1800s and is a known spot for paranormal activity. Many people visiting the cemetery have reported seeing strange lights and hearing scary noises. There is even a lone gravestone in the cemetery that is separated from all the others. Legend states that a witch is buried here.
Rockport, Ind. The Rockport Inn
This is a Bed and Breakfast over a hundred years old. One of the owner’s wives died in the Inn and is said to haunt it and roam the halls. A ghost of a lady has been seen and heard for many years and by many of the owners and guests.
Rockport, Ind. Eureka Rd
Reports of different residents hearing men having a conversation and a spectral train when there is none on the tracks, while lying in bed. They have also, heard a man calling their name and the televisions turn themselves on and off. Children have also complained about toys moving across the floor and seeing horses running through the upstairs.
Salem, Ind. Henderson
When inside the gates you get the feeling you are being watched. you hear things move and nothing is there. The grim reaper has been seen there. in the seventies, there were three girls savagely cult murdered there.
Scottsburg, Ind. Bridgewater Cemetery
Isolated from civilization this cemetery sets on top of a hill overlooking the grassy fields. It is said that if you go there after midnight you will see a glowing tombstone of the man that awakens at night and guards the front gate.
Scottsburg, Ind. Scott County Heritage Center and Museum
This building was originally the county poor farm. Many families who lost everything and had nowhere else to go came here. We are currently turning it into a county history museum. The building is haunted by former residents who liked living there so much that they refused to leave. We’ve heard a baby crying, footsteps on the second floor when no one is up there; strange odors; and the lights being turned on when the building is closed. This building will be open for tours starting in October. A fee will be charged.
Shelby, Ind. Waldron
River Road – Apparition of a man has been seen and cries for help are heard.
Shoals, Ind. Brooks Bridge
there was a girl about 17 who threw herself off the bridge. A couple days later they found her dead body. Often on the 5th of every month you can hear her screams as she throws herself off the bridge. Then a splash then silence. Many say that if u go down to the bridge after you hear the screams and u catch her before she jumps than she will chase you and yell at you for distracting her.
Shoals, Ind. The New Gym
The new gym that was built in Shoals, Indiana, is said to be built where there are some bodies buried. They say if you go in there at night you can hear the tapping of the people wanting out. Basketballs come bouncing out of some of the doors. Doors slam shut. Sometimes you can even hear popcorn popping in the concession stands.
St. Paul, Ind. Old Railroad Bridge over Flat Rock River
A man fell from this railroad bridge and was killed when this bridge was first built. A light can be seen from the bridge late at night. It looks like an old lantern light. Moans can be heard from the top of the bridge, but no one is there.
Sullivan County, Ind. Cass
Antioch Cemetery – Reports of seeing a man dressed in a dark-colored suit with flowers in his hands looking down at the grave on foggy nights around 1:30 a.m. Witnesses also see shadows of people flashing past and over their vehicle accompanied by scratching & tapings heard.
Sunman, Ind. Guilford
on a bridge going across the creek to the Guilford park you can sometimes hear a woman screaming and a train. It is said that the woman was hit and knocked into the creek next to the train tracks and the creek carried her down to the bridge where her body was then found. they never found out who the woman was because when the police were investigating the body it started raining and the creek rose and washed the body away.
Tunnelton, Ind. The Tunnelton Train Tunnel
A ghost of a man has been reported many times. He was decapitated during construction and still searches for his head. Rumor – The tunnel also has a graveyard on top of it. It has been rumored that while building the tunnel caskets fell through. Also, you can hear the screams of a ghost family that was killed when their horse and buggy crashed into the river down the hill.
Vanderburgh, Ind. Evansville
Boehne Camp Hospital – This is an old abandoned tuberculosis hospital. Several people have reported sightings of the ghosts of patients who were held there against their will as to not contaminate others. The property is now privately owned, but students from the nearby university often are caught trespassing on the property. – Trespassers will be reported to the police. – June 2008 Update: the hospital was torn down only right across from it is the other building that was connected by the tunnel it is being renovated to apartments and there is still a utility shed with access the tunnel which is not smart it is usually flooded and cluttered with old desks lots of bats and creatures of the night.
Versailles, Ind. Silver Bell Nursing Home
call lights go off in empty rooms. the sound of children playing loudly can be heard in a room of the facility, people whistling in the halls at night when all the residents are asleep…several nurses have reported hearing someone in a room at night only to go in and it’s empty but they can still feel the presence of someone there…a nurse’s aide reported that the doors to the laundry room shut and locked on her and she had to climb out a window to get out and when the nurse went to check, the doors were locked…it used to be a hotel in the 1800’s before becoming a nursing home in recent years.
Vincennes, Ind. Sigma Pi House
Is said to be haunted by Civil War Colonel. Doors open and close as well as strange clouds and figures appear all the time.
Willard, Ind. Willard Library
Haunted by the Lady in Grey, you can try to catch an image on www.libraryghost.com
Williams, Ind. Williams Covered Bridge
It is said that before the bridge was covered a man was riding his horse across it and the horse jumped off. Supposedly if you go there at midnight whenever you can hear the horse neighing and the man screaming as they jumped off the bridge.