13 haunted places in the Tri-State

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It’s almost Halloween and many in the Tri-State are looking for good ghost stories, but none are better than the ones from right here in the Tri-State.

With the help of hauntedplaces.org and some other sources, Eyewitness News was able to compile a list of some of the Tri-State’s haunted spots and the stories behind them.

Please keep in mind that some of these locations may be on private property:

1. The Grey Lady – Willard Library in Evansville, IN

Reports of The Grey Lady ghost have been reported since the late 1930’s at Willard Library. She was last reportedly seen on August 10, 2010 in the basement hallway.

Click here to view Willard Library’s webpage on The Grey Lady.

2. Black Annie – Scales Lake in Boonville, IN

According to local legend, a fire at wealthy doctor’s two-story home in the early 1900’s took the life of a young woman now known as Black Annie. Sightings of Annie’s ghost are said to be seen on Old Tennyson Rd. right outside of Scales Lake. Other ghost stories include people hearing her screams in the area.

Read a letter detailing The Legend of Black Annie on this website.

3. Theatre Workshop of Owensboro – the Old Trinity Centre – Owensboro, KY

According to WBKR, legend has it there are five spirits haunting the Old Trinity Centre. The most active spirit is a young lady who allegedly took her own life by hanging herself in the tower. According to folklore, her death caused another. When a priest walked into the church and saw her, the priest went down to the basement and took his own life because he was haunted by the image.

4. The Miller House in Owensboro, KY

WBKR says there are stories of a little girl’s spirit who haunts The Miller House. The girl is rumored to love playing with a ball she bounces up and down the stairs.

5. Robin Hill in Mt. Vernon, IN

According to hauntedplaces.org, this historic house was rumored to have been part of the Underground Railroad. Apparently, some have seen shadowy figures and noises at night at Robin Hill.

6. Blackfoot Cemetery in Oakland City, IN

The cemetery graves date back to the 1800’s. Some say this is a hot spot for eerie sightings and sounds.

7. Oakland City College’s Cockrum Hall in Oakland City, IN

Built in 1876, the legend is the Colonel William Cockrum’s wife hanged herself in the tower. A bright orange glow and doors opening by themselves have been reported.

8. The Rockport Inn in Rockport, IN

The Rockport Inn in Rockport is rumored to have been part of the Underground Railroad. The legend goes that the wife of an owner walks the halls and has been seen and heard by guests.

9. Wynn Cemetery in Providence, KY

Local legend says two witches were buried in this cemetery. Strange apparitions and temperature changes have been reported.

10. Crenshaw House in Equality, IL

This house was reported to be a major player in the kidnapping of freed and escaped slaves before the Civil War. Legend has it that you can hear rattling chains and cries for help in the area.

11. French Lick Springs Hotel – French Lick, IN

The hotel is said to be haunted by its former owner Thomas Taggart. His ghost apparently hangs around the service elevator and the ballroom – sometimes even on a horse. Legend has it that he smells of tobacco, holds parties that staff have heard through closed doors, and occasionally operates the hotel’s elevator.

12. Grapevine Cemetery in Madisonville, KY

According to legend, the cemetery has a statue of an angel that cries blood. Other ghost stories involve a young man who passed away after his girlfriend left him. Legend has it that if he hears a love song playing, he will scream.

13. Lick Creek Cemetery in Dawson Springs, KY

Those visiting Lick Creek Cemetery have told stories of hearing phantom screams, footsteps, and seeing flashing eyes.
 

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(This story was originally published on October 15, 2018)

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