State’s Urban Legends: Indiana – Part 2

Evansville, Indiana is a medium-sized, quaint town nestled at the edge of Indiana on the Ohio River. Many could be forgiven for never having heard of this historic community. Although it once was at the heart of one of the world’s largest canal projects. However, it is home to the Willard Library.

The Willard Library

What is the Willard Library? Only what some experts call the most haunted library in the world.

The Willard LIbrary.

First opened in 1885, the Willard Library now is preserved as a national historic place. This is owing in part because of its unique and grand Gothic Revival architectural style.

The lady in gray, as she is often colloquially referred to, however, is the main attraction. This wraith has been the subject of much media scrutiny. Many posit that the spirit is Louis Carpenter, the bitter daughter of the library’s founder. She is enraged at the fact that her father’s money went to books instead of her.



Indiana’s Hannah House

Having grown up in Indiana, one of the Halloween favorites was a similar building in Indianapolis called the Hannah House. While this home is terrifying, a different one was eventually demolished by a popular media personality. It also became part of the highly rated Ghost Adventures show.

The Carolina demon house, as it has come to be known, was the site where three children were allegedly possessed by demons. Then things went bad quickly. So much paranormal activity was discovered that the house was razed.

What are some of the urban legends from your state? Did we miss any here or in our original article on the urban legends to be found in the state of Indiana?

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Stanley Gray

Stanley Gray is an award-winning writer living in the Pacific Northwest. His bestselling works include Traits of Darkness, book one in the Gems of Paradise series. Beyond writing and exploring the contours of urban fantasy, Stanley loves reading, spending time with his family, and his pets. You can connect with him via Facebook, Twitter, Amazon.