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Take a step into the unknown where terror lurks behind every corner — or maybe just the ones you least expect. Live actors keep you on your toes as they welcome you into their home in this terrifyingly fun adventure!
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The undead are eager to meet you! Take a tour through our haunted house filled with suspense and surprises that’ll have you jumping out of your shoes in fright! Do you dare to look fear in the face?
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Ripley’s Haunted Adventure is perfect for brave groups looking to get their adrenaline pumping! Don’t get too comfortable, because around every turn horrifying fun awaits! Do you think you can make it through without screaming?
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Not all houses stop being haunted once Halloween ends. Keep it spooky and feel the fright at Ripley’s Haunted Adventure any time of the year!
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
This spooky experience comes with some suggestions and requirements:
- Due to the scary nature of the Haunted Adventure, it is not appropriate for small children. Guests must be ages 6 and up to participate.
- Children ages 6–11 must be accompanied by an adult.
- Due to the use of strobe lights and fog machines, this experience may potentially trigger seizures for those with photosensitive epilepsy.
- This Attraction is not recommended for pregnant people.
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RIPLEY’S HAUNTED ADVENTURE 908 Parkway Gatlinburg, TN 37738
MONDAYS–THURSDAYS: 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. FRIDAYS–SUNDAYS: 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
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Mystery and History at Ripley's
Learn about the mysterious and captivating history of the Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Museum.
Learn about some St. Augustine history and visit one of the most haunted sites along the eastern seaboard, on the Ripley's Haunted Castle Tour , at the Ripley's Believe it Or Not! Museum. Tour the museum's oddity-filled rooms and seek the 18 different entities who now reside there.
Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum is housed in the old Warden Castle, a residence constructed in 1887 by William G. Warden of Philadelphia. Warden was partners with Henry Flagler and John D. Rockefeller of the Standard Oil Company. He built this home as a winter escape for his family.
In 1941, wealthy hotelier Norton Baskin and his wife, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings purchased the home and converted it into upscale hotel accommodations. A fire erupted in the hotel on Sunday, April 23, 1944, and two women staying at the Castle Warden perished. The women were reportedly unknown to each other and the rumors still circulate as to how the fire began, who the man staying in Room 13 was, and what really happened on that fateful day.
April 23, 1944 is shrouded in mystery, and this mystery is a subject in the Ripley's paranormal investigation. Guests enter the museum armed with an EMF (electromagnetic fields) meter as well as a laser light pointer, both of which are designed to detect energy around you.
A 3D movie introduces the tour group to the story of the Castle Warden Hotel and the suspicious fire. In the video, a paranormal team called Anomaly comes to the museum to see who or what is reportedly haunting the building. They set up devices to detect evidence of voices and apparitions in the museum. The team explains the story of the fire, who the two women were, and the man that is believed to have set the whole thing in motion, Mr. X.
They experience paranormal events in the hotel rooms that were once occupied by the victims. The first woman, Bette Richeson, daughter of a prominent Jacksonville, Florida family enjoyed accommodations in Room 17 which is now part of the Theatre Room. The second victim, Ruth Pickering, friend of hotel owners Baskin and Rawlings, was staying in the upstairs penthouse apartment which is now the attic.
Ripley's Museum Tour
After the movie, the guide takes us to the rooms that the ghost hunting team had previously visited and experienced paranormal events. The guide tells us the stories behind each room and what their relevance is to the suspicious events on April 23, 1944. She also shares her personal experiences with the paranormal while working in the museum. Some rooms the guide won't even stay in too long, fearing more paranormal activity will happen!
Multiple times during the tour the EMF meters go off, several members of our group attempt to speak to the spirits, and the guide encourages the ghosts to make themselves known.
The spooky setting of the Ripley's Museum, with oddities and creatures of all kinds surrounding us, creates the perfect backdrop for this ghost tour. We move from the Theatre Room where the guide says she has heard screams, to the Vortex Room where the Anomaly paranormal team, from the movie, experienced extreme activity from the spirits of Mr. X and Bette.
Learn what the connection is between these three people, Bette, Ruth and Mr. X, and why both women were found after the fire in dry bathtubs with towels around their necks. Maybe catch sight of the mysterious man or hear the cries of Bette who reportedly is still vocally afraid of the man in Room 13.
With Halloween just around the corner, the paranormal tour will certainly get you into the ghost mood! Explore the museum at night as well as during the day!
Visit Ripley's to learn more and to book your tour.
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Ripley's Believe It or Not!
The Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Museum is located inside an 1880s castle, originally built by Standard Oil partner William G. Warden. It was later turned into an upscale hotel, owned by author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (“The Yearling”) and her husband Norton Baskin, before it became the chain museum site. The creepy collectibles in the museum may well have their own spirits attached, but the castle’s history surely adds to the hauntings here. Local lore has it that Ruth Hopkins Pickering and Betty Neville Richeson, who perished in a 1944 fire here, were actually murdered first; their bodies were then burned by their assailant to cover his tracks. Ripley’s Ghost Train Adventure tells of the sightings of both ghosts, seen peering out the windows of their rooms. Also a point of note is that Mr. Ripley often had visited the hotel before it became one of his museums; Mr. Ripley passed away in 1949. Therefore, it is not beyond the realm of possibility that museum guests may meet up with its namesake.
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I took the Ghost Tour here and it was crazy! I heard foot steps coming down the stairs and I felt a really heavy feeling and the lady giving us the tour was actually attacked and taken over by a spirit! I definitely recommend going!
what happpened to her when she was takkken by the spirit? D;
WHAT DID U DO ONCE THE TOUR GUIDE WAS ATTACK BY A SPIRT ????? DID U BREAK OUT CIRGARS & CELEABRATE LOL…….????????????
no one has been attacted i know that because i went and the people said it has never happened before but it is still very fun tour and a litttle creepy and recomend that you go and to take your family and friends with you.
Ok so i really enjoyed the museum but i’m ashamed to admit that i had an experience ill never forget.. ok so i was instantly aware that their were presences all around. i can remember the heaviness i felt on my chest mixed with a whirlwind of emotions when i first walked in. i’m not a psychic or anything.. well that i’m aware of anyway lol so after i had seen the first couple of rooms i was content and enjoying myself. then i remember entering the room with the girl in the mirror my mood went from happy to gloomy almost instantly and as i began to read the first few words of the story about the fire my eyes watered up and i felt like i was suffocating. it felt a lot like when you inhale your drink and you instantly start coughing frantically. i felt so weird and i didn’t even say anything for fear of being teased by my husband. also i didnt wanna be “that girl” if ya know what i mean. well anyways after that i felt a little dazed but i tried to shake it off because i was attending the ghost tour later that night. all throughout the tour i chose to stand in the hot spot of every haunted place we went. i mean literally every single time. then in the bar i felt something messing with my hair clips. then later once we got to see the museum i seen nothing out of the ordinary. i even remember being in the theater and kinda wondering off whispering please show yourself i want to see something please and as i walked to the other side of the room as everyone was leaving and out of the corner of my eye i seen a large white thing. i can only describe it as looking much like a thick white fog almost. and as i turned my head out of disbelief to catch a glimpse of what it was i watched it fly off to the right quickly. i was speechless at first but then i ran down the hallway to see if it was an actor or someone trying to scare me but quickly realized that it would have been impossible because i was staring at a wall. i was so freaked out by the end of the night and it took almost a year for me to tell my husband. but it gets better.. after i returned home i realized that certain parts of my own house that never freaked me out before suddenly bothered me a great deal. mostly my hallway. i always seen a white woman with dark crazy hair just standing there facing the wall. i always wondered why her hair was the way it was and a couple of nights ago it finally dawned on me that her hair looked like it was burned in a fire. i got goose bumps after coming to that realization. seriously people i firmly believe that a ghost followed me home that night. but the place i always seen her the most is in my shower. i didn’t literally see her but when i closed my eyes i could see her sitting on the ground right next to me with a sad expression. i seen her and felt her so much that i was almost use to her.. i guess in some ways i even enjoyed having her around. its weird i know lol but after a couple of months i stopped seeing her. i noticed quite a few changes in myself. like things i would never do suddenly were things i felt like i almost had to do! for example i was always against being unfaithful it was disgusting to even think about it but almost over night my views on the topic changed and i began making horrible choices that messed up a lot of things in my life. i am doing better now but i cant tell you if she is still around me or not. sometimes i wonder if maybe she is living her life through me. but if anyone has any answers for me plz contact me via facebook jessica.stevens.798278 i would love to make some sense of this experience. this wasnt my first encounter and i’m sure it wont be my last either. thanks for reading!! hope everyone enjoyed it 😀
I have a suggestion…not to be insulting, but take a grammar class. It’s “I saw” not “I seen”. If you use the word “seen”, it’s “I have seen” or “I’ve seen”. Thanks.
Really, what are you the grammar police?
When I first arrived, I toured the facility during the day to see all of the Ripley’s aspects of the museum. It was a fun place, with many interesting artifacts, historical items and even a room with some fun optical illusions. I toured the facility and at first everything stayed pretty mundane, that is until I reached the top floor. I walked along looking at the different artifacts, snapping photos with my camera phone. When I reached an area with a fireplace, however, I felt a tightening sensation in my neck and I had feelings of both terror and immense sadness, which washed over me as I began suffocating. As I struggled to breathe for what seemed like at least 10 seconds, I teared up and then, just as quickly as I began feeling the sensations, they ceased. I was shocked and little taken back, but kept on with my self-guided tour. I reached the movie theater area and took a seat to take a breather from the long tour through the house. I noticed many people just skipped this part of the tour and headed down the long staircase to the end of the tour. Ripley’s has the theater setup to watch stories and history of the Ripley’s legacy. As I watched the clips, in the corner of my eye I noticed a young woman standing in the left corner of the small theater room, next to the screen. I thought that maybe she was an employee who was checking in on the area or getting a head count. As I turned my head to look and see who it was, she vanished. I did a “double take.” I looked around the theater and there was only one couple, who were sitting in the front row on the right (I was in the back, near the middle). There were no others in the room. I jumped up and checked the staircase and didn’t see anyone headed down the stairs. Where this young lady went or how she vanished without making any noise on the creaky wood floors or staircase, I wasn’t sure. I left the facility only to come back, later that night for the “after hours” ghost tour. As we reached the room with the fireplace, in which I described having choking sensations earlier that day, the guides explained this was a common feeling. Their thinking was that both of the women were murdered, before the place was burned down and that a common belief was that one (or both) of the women were strangled to death before having their bodies positioned with towels wrapped on their heads in bathtubs. As we moved into the theater area, the guide explained that one of the bodies of the alleged murdered women was found positioned strangely in a bathroom tub that was nearby. Of course, since we were on a “ghost tour” we the tour-guides had provided everyone with K2 Meters to track EMF (as spirits sometimes communicate this way). We hadn’t had much activity on the K2 Meters, until we reached the theater. Strangely, the meters went crazy (all the way to the highest reading) near the corner of the theater where I had spotted the woman standing in the corner. The wave of readings spread from that area of the room, over to me. Maybe the spirit of the woman recognized me from earlier in the day? Either way, there is no doubt in my mind that this place is definitely spiritually active. If you go there to investigate, please respect the dead and don’t make jokes. I heard other people doing this on the tour and just thought it was a bit insensitive and mean. If you’re one of those those who don’t take the supernatural seriously, then the question you should ask yourself is, would you want someone coming to your grave and making horrible and tasteless jokes about how you died? These spirits are trying to find peace and I hope that someday they do. Many Blessings.
I went here on a ghost tour and as soon as I walked in the detector thing went off the charts! I snapped a picture. When I got a pic of it there was a definite human form, it seemed like a man. He was blurred at the feet so he may have been walking… towards me!!! I felt like I was being watched in the room where those people were murdered (the place with the scorch marks on the ground) and I took a picture where there was possibly a portal to another ghost dimension or whatevs, at least 20 orbs around it!!! I want to go again and see what else I find.
I also went on the ghost tour. I didn’t expect to find anything really. Just for fun. Our machine was going off an awful lot during the tour and each time it did, I would snap a picture with my phone. It wasn’t until we were driving home that I was going through the pictures and saw the creepiest thing. Above a girls shoes was this face… It gave me chills just looking at it. More so because it seemed to be looking right at me. Not sure I’ll be returning for another tour!
We took the ghost tour in 2013. I felt very cold and nervous. This was the first time I had ever visited this site. I kept hearing walking upstairs but there was no one up there. When we got to the room where a young lady was murdered I felt like I there was someone there trying to kill me. I kept hearing a woman tell me to go down a hall and I would be safe. Then out of the blue I just started freaking out saying I gotta go, I gotta go, I gotta go repeatedly and started running down the hall. My family and the guide had to run after me to stop me. They finally caught up to me and had to physically pull me to the exit. The guide said nothing would follow us and to return the equipment next day. I could not breath until I got about 25 feet from the exit.
When we went back the next day to return the equipment I again got very cold and shivering. I ask the lady and my husband if they felt the cold and they said no. I do not and never have had panic attacks and ran a ghost tour business so I have been in haunted locations many times. This is the first and only time this has happened. I will NEVER go back!
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Ripleys Haunted Adventure
329 Alamo Plaza is the home of Ripleys Haunted Adventure, Guinness World Records Museum, and Tomb Rider 3D, right across the street from The Alamo and right next to the Plaza Wax Museum and Ripley’s Believe It Or Not. These are where the IMAX theater used to be before it moved over to River Center Mall.
Of course, you have heard of the Guinness Book Of World Records on TV and in school. Each year they come out with a new book showing records made in the previous year for all sorts of things. Now you can visit the museum and learn all sorts of cool things. Adults and kids will both enjoy this museum.
You can ride a really cool adventure and journey to Egypt to the tomb of the ancient god, Anubis, and compete to try and defeat his evil curse at the Tomb Rider 3D. The kids will love this.
The third thing you can do at 329 Alamo Plaza is taking Ripley’s Haunted Adventure in a multi-million dollar open-year-round, three stories haunted house. This is a scary ride, especially at night. It is a 10,000 square foot spooky house with live actors, cool sets, and animatronics to scare you and they do a great job of it!
You can buy tickets for all three attractions and get a discount. After your educational visit to the Alamo, have some fun and buy discounted tickets for all three. Let the kids have a great time. You will, too. Of course, if you have very young children, skip the haunted house as they will be freaked out.
For additional information, call them at (210) 226-2828.
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Ripley's Believe It or Not! - St. Augustine FL Real Haunts
- 19 San Marco Ave.
- St. Augustine, FL
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- Old City Remedies - Old Drugstore 0.2 miles away
- Castillo de San Marcos 0.2 miles away
- Tolomato Cemetery 0.2 miles away
- Stogies Jazz Club and Listening Room 0.3 miles away
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19 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine, FL, 32084
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We went on the castle tour with a total of 20 people. It started after the building was closed. We got EMF readers and laser grids. Some people had brief hits on their EMF readers. When we got by the mummified cat, my EMF reader spiked to 5.4. It continued alarming the rest of our tour consistently as if something was following us.
Funny I went to for haunted locations in St Augustine...to my surprise Ripley's Believe it or not was hands down the eeriest. We got there 30 - 440 closed and it was practically. I heard something running up a set of stairs behind my back loud enough that made me turn and look who it was to my surprise nobody was there no videos of the top floor. In the restroom I also had the feeling of someone inside with me I was 100% convinced as I heard jingling sound from the sink. I washed my hands and still a little longer to make sure I was correct to my surprise I was alone in the restroom nobody was in there as for the sound I heard next to me in the bathroom stall I can't explain it.
Sitting outside of it now!
I was reading an article about hauntings in Florida and I happen to be sitting in the parking lot of ripley's museum right now! Lol I have been in the museum twice over the weekend, and haven't seen anything out of the ordinary. I am going on the haunted train your tonight though. Here's to hoping we catch something! :)
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13 Of The Most Haunted Places In Indiana [With Proof]
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If you’re searching for haunted places in Indiana, we’ve got you covered! Below are 13 different haunted places you can explore across the great state of Indiana along with their status and exact GPS coordinates.
1. Slippery Noodle Inn
2. french lick springs hotel, 3. the grave in the middle of the road, 4. old blackford county jail, 5. james allison mansion, 6. stepp cemetery, 7. whispers estate, 8. roads hotel, 9. bristol opera house, 10. tunnelton tunnel , 11. hannah house, 12. indianapolis central state hospital, 13. boone hutcheson cemetery.
372 S Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46225
Located in the heart of downtown Indianapolis, the Slippery Noodle Inn has been in operation since 1850. This historic building was once a bordello, but has since transformed into one of the top blues clubs in the country.
Slippery Noodle Inn has been owned by the Yeagy family since 1963. Hal Yeagy took over in 1985 after his father’s death. Since then, the Yeagy family has run the Noodle, and it is still a family-run business today.
The Noodle Inn has a rich history that includes the use of the basement as a way station on the Underground Railroad. This building has been the site of paranormal experiences and has been the site of a number of investigations.
There have been reports of people claiming to see ghosts of enslaved people and prostitutes. There have been reports of a caretaker who still works at the building, and there have also been reports of people hearing whispers and voices.
8670 IN-56, French Lick, IN 47432
The French Lick Springs Hotel is famous for its beautiful architecture. It is one of the oldest buildings in the town and was built in 1845. The original hotel was destroyed in a fire. After the fire, the hotel underwent extensive renovations. The new French Lick Springs Hotel has retained its historical charm while adding a modern, yet haunted touch.
The most haunted part of the French Lick Springs Hotel is located on the sixth floor. Many guests have reported a ghostly apparition that can be seen walking around the hotel and the service elevator. There have also been reports of phantom footsteps and unexplained cold spots.
There are also reports of a shadow apparition seen on the sixth floor. Other ghostly sightings at the hotel include disembodied voices and unexplained phantom cigar tobacco smells. The hotel is also reputed to be haunted by the former owner of the hotel, Thomas Taggart.
Located in Amity, Indiana, The Grave in the Middle of the Road has been around for over one hundred years. It’s been a popular hangout for road workers, curious kids, and college students in search of a supernatural specter.
One of the most intriguing aspects of The Grave in the Middle of the Road is the fact that it contains the remains of seven people, all of which were re-interred into new caskets.
Although no one has yet come forward with the story of how the site got its start, the mystery remains unsolved. A team of archaeologists at the University of Indianapolis stumbled upon the site while conducting a test run to widen a road. The team found seven bodies, including two women, a man, and four children.
Evidence of paranormal hasn’t been well documented given the grave’s dangerous locations. However, that hasn’t stopped various stories and rumors from taking shape over time.
120 E Main St, Hartford City, IN 47348
Throughout the years, America’s prisons have been haunted by the darkness and evil housed behind their walls. One example is the haunted Old Blackford County Jail in Hartford City, Indiana. This jail was built in the mid-1870s and was used as a detention center for inmates.
One of the haunts at the jail is a ghostly man who has been seen sitting in the lobby of the jail. It is also said that the ghost of a handyman who died in 1910 has been seen working on things. A never-ending repair list if you will.
One of the most popular paranormal theories is the Stone Tape Theory, which claims that certain rocks replay energies that have been recorded on them. Some witnesses have reported electrical devices turning on and off by themselves.
Wheeler-Stokely Mansion, 3200 Cold Spring Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46222
The Allison Mansion was built between 1911 and 1914, in the Arts and Crafts style. The interior of the house includes a Louis XVI-style parlor, a Gothic-style library, and a hand-carved walnut staircase.
Its exterior was designed by renowned Indianapolis architect Herbert Bass. The mansion’s interior was finished by Philadelphia architect William Price. The property also features an automatic lighting closet, an indoor swimming pool, and an elevator.
James Allison died from pneumonia in 1928 at the age of 56. His family kept the mansion until 1936, when it was sold to the Sisters of St. Francis of Oldenberg. It became the administration building and living quarters for the college. The building was later converted into a library.
The Allison Mansion is said to be haunted by the ghost of a young girl who drowned in a basement pool. Some visitors have claimed to hear her cries, while others say that they have seen her dripping wet in the basement.
There have been reports of furniture moving and items appearing and disappearing. The attic area has been said to be filled with disembodied voices, and is a recorded hot spot .
Located in Martinsville, Indiana, Stepp Cemetery has long been rumored to be haunted. According to legend, a young girl was murdered in the area and her body was dumped nearby. There is no proof of the crime, but there is a well-preserved grave of the victim.
Another legend has it that the lady in black spent hours perched on a tree stump near her grave and her husband would talk to her. While the stories involving ghosts and orbs are all the rage these days, Stepp Cemetery has a long history of spooky sightings dating back nearly 100 years.
714 W Warren St, Mitchell, IN 47446
The Whispers Estate is considered one of the most haunted places in the state. This 3700-square-foot Victorian-designed home is known to have been home to several ghosts. The property has also been featured on a number of television shows including Ghost Stories 2, Syfy, and Travel Channel.
One of the most notable features of this property is the whispering walls. Many visitors have reported hearing things whisper in their ears, or even seeing a little girl running through the house. Many electronic voice phenomenons have revealed that there are many more entities in this house than meets the eye.
150 E Main St, Atlanta, IN 46031
The Roads Hotel is a historic building built in 1893. It was once a railroad layover station. During Prohibition, it became a brothel. Today, the hotel is operated by the Lost Limbs Foundation. The foundation’s mission is to help children who have lost limbs. They will use the money collected from investigations and events to support this cause.
The hotel is believed to be haunted by several different spirits. Guests have reported seeing glimpses of children and women, and hearing disembodied screams and footsteps. A child’s handprint is still on the wall of the hotel’s penthouse.
The Roads Hotel is a popular destination for paranormal investigations. Private investigations are available for a fee.
210 E Vistula St, Bristol, IN 46507
The Bristol theater opened in 1896. It was used as a skating rink, music hall, and cinema. Its owners wanted to keep up with the latest advances in technology and continuously bring entertainment to the area.
The theater is believed to be haunted by three spirits. One is a young girl named Beth. She is often seen peering through the curtains at the audience.
Another is a middle-aged woman named Helen. She is thought to be protective of the directors and producers of the theater. She has been spotted on the stage and on the left side of the stage.
A third ghost is a former owner of the theater. He has been seen running through the billiards room at night. He is also a handyman and likes to play with the electrics. He is blamed for any problems in the theater.
3029 River Rd, Bedford, IN 47421
The Tunnelton Tunnel was built in the mid-1800s, and was one of the longest tunnels in the state of Indiana. It was a challenge to build because of the curvature.
According to legend, the tunnel is haunted by the ghost of a man who was killed while the tunnel was being built. The man is believed to roam the tunnel with his head in one hand.
There is also a legend that claims that a ghostly family was killed on their horse and buggy that crashed into the river nearby. Many people have also claimed to see a mysterious light in the tunnel, with some tourists having also reported strange breakdowns and feelings of dread when approaching the tunnel.
Pennhurst Asylum has been featured in many television shows. It has been featured on Ghost Hunters and Ghost Adventures. It is also part of the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience.
3801 Madison Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46227
This 24-room mansion has been the site of many paranormal events and unexplainable occurrences making it one of the most haunted places in Indiana.
The story of Hannah’s slave burial is one that has been passed down from generation to generation in the Hannah family. The story goes that Alexander Hannah built the house as a gift to his wife Elizabeth. They had a difficult pregnancy, and he was unable to produce an heir.
After Alexander’s death in 1895, his property was sold to German immigrant Roman Oehler. The house was listed as a historical landmark by the U.S. Department of Interior in 1978. The house has since been restored and turned into a jewelry store. It is still open to the public on select occasions.
The basement of the house is the most active area for paranormal activity. The ghostly apparition of a slave has been spotted on several occasions. The cellar was also the site of a fire that trapped many slaves. The bodies were then buried in simple coffins under the dirt floor.
3270 Kirkbride Way, Indianapolis, IN 46222
Whether you’re a history buff, or just interested in a haunted historic property, Central State Hospital in Indianapolis is a place to check out.
After serving as an insane asylum for nearly a century, the facility has been redeveloped to serve a number of purposes. It has been turned into shops, apartments, and greenways. The property is also home to a museum, which features a pathological department.
Regardless, many believe the energy from the asylum still impacts the structures in and around the property.
Some people claim to have seen an apparition of a woman in the basement of the former hospital. Others have heard screams in the basement. There are also reports of electrical devices turning on and off by themselves.
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Boone Hutcheson Cemetery is one of the oldest cemeteries in the state. It is also famous for its ghost stories. The cemetery is home to many ghosts, including the spirit of a policeman from the 1950s.
The police officer is said to be on constant patrol. This ghost is seen wearing antique clothes and holding a blue light. He seems harmless, but visitors say he chases them out of the cemetery.
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That concludes our list of haunted places in Indiana, but there are plenty of other haunted locations located across the country.
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Moscow’s urban legends: Ghosts, mutant rats under the Metro
Construction of Fonvizinskaya metro station on the Lyublinsko-Dmitriyevskaya Line in Moscow
Among the world's most famous urban legends is about alligators allegedly living in New York City's sewer system. The Russians do not lag behind the Americans in terms of the popular imagination. Some see giant rats in the metro, while others talk about ghosts and the "mutagenic radiation" of the Ostankino television tower.
The mysteries of the metro
When it comes to rumours about the Moscow subway , truth is closely intertwined with fiction. Even officials do not deny that there are classified military and government lines under the capital – the so-called "Metro-2.”
Enthusiasts have, however, been unsuccessfully trying to find more accurate information for years. Is there one line there or an entire system? Or is there an underground city for 15,000 people? Typical for an urban legend, there are a thousand versions of this story. They are united by an aura of secrecy and danger.
"It was really scary to hear the sound of tarpaulin boots near the alleged entrance to Metro-2," said Konstantin, one of Moscow’s community of “diggers,” or enthusiasts who explore subterranean bunkers, wells, tunnels and other facilities. "Is it still guarded by the KGB men, or something?"
Another Moscow resident claims her digger friend was allegedly shot at by special services while searching for Metro-2. The difficult-to-verify stories by the diggers about their adventures at the closed facility add to people's curiosity.
"My grandmother told me about Metro-2 in my childhood, and then about mutant rats," recalls Moscow resident Valeria. In the 1990s, tabloids publicized stories about giant rats living in the tunnels.
So could Splinter from " Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles " find company in the Moscow catacombs? "It's all science: Radiation from rocks must cause mutations in rats," says Pavel, also from Moscow. "But they live in technical rooms, so you can't see them."
On the surface
Not only are the underground bunkers of the Soviet elite shrouded in legend, but also fairly earthly structures, such as the home of Lavrenty Beria, the USSR People's Commissar for State Security and Stalin's right-hand man.
During interrogation in 1953, Beria confessed to abducting and raping dozens of women, but the authenticity of these papers is still being debated (Beria was removed by Khrushchev in a power struggle, and the documents could have been falsified after the execution of this dangerous rival).
But the image of the sadistic Beria was firmly imprinted on the popular mind, and his house in Moscow is surrounded by dark rumours. Allegedly, an invisible car rolls on Malaya Nikitskaya Ulitsa at midnight, with its old motor rumbling. Footsteps are heard, and Beria's ghost comes to his house for violent pleasures: curious pedestrians will soon even hear a woman crying from behind the walls.
Skeptics will say that the crying comes from late-working employees of the Tunisian embassy (the commissar's house is now occupied by a diplomatic mission), but this version is much more boring, even though probably the truth.
Napoleonic soldiers and a 500-year-old witch
It is not only the city centre where legends abound.
Many people believe that hundreds of soldiers from Napoleon’s army were buried in the hills of Peredelkino, a holiday village in the outskirts of Moscow, in 1812. Paranormal enthusiasts imbue the mounds with mystical qualities, believing that electronics go haywire and travellers disappear there.
In reality, however, it is likely that there are no mass graves there.
"After the difficult war with Napoleon, peasants saw its echoes everywhere, so this is an old myth," researchers of the Museum of Moscow told RIR. "In the 19th century, archaeologists excavated Slavic mounds from the 10 th and 11 th centuries. But the inhabitants of the surrounding villages still considered them to be the graves of French soldiers."
The Ostankino neighbourhood, where Europe's highest TV tower is located, is also mythologized. It is allegedly haunted by the ghost of an old woman, who was murdered in the 16 th century. Now she walks around and predicts disasters.
The 500-year-old witch is believed to have predicted the high-profile murder of well-known TV journalist Vlad Listyev and a fire at Ostankino in 2000. Sometimes these stories are complemented by vivid details – for example, the furniture in Listyev's office was allegedly gnawed after his death by animals, mutated by the tower's radiation.
Then there are less bloody rumours: for example, one about a bulldozer embedded by builders in the TV centre's building by mistake. Yana Sidorova, the author of a study about the legends of Ostankino, says the TV centre's staff do not really believe in these sorts of stories, but are quite happy to spread them.
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