There are many stories of haunted places throughout the Hoosier State, but one historic house was recently named the most haunted.

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Photo by Jan Canty on Unsplash

Haunted Places

When it comes to hauntings, I am a sucker for a good ghost story. I love learning about things that go "bump" in the night and hearing the creepy stories that surround a haunted location.  While hauntings are certainly subjective, what constitutes the "most haunted" place can mean something to one person and another to someone else.  Recently The History Show with Alex on Facebook broke down what they believe to be the most haunted location in each state, and in Indiana, they named a historic house.

The Most Haunted Location in Indiana

Located in Indianapolis sits an unassuming historic home that was built in the 1850s.  Many legends and ghost stories haunt the halls of the historic Hannah House. The Hannah House was named the most haunted location in Indiana and The History Show with Alex had this to say about it:

This historic mansion is haunted by the ghosts of slaves who perished in a hidden basement fire. Their whispers and the scent of smoke are a chilling reminder of the tragedy.

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Photo by Jesse Bowser on Unsplash

According to the Historic Hannah Mansion, urban legends claim the owner of the Hannah House, Alexander Hannah took a strong stance against slavery, and the house was once a part of the Underground Railroad.  Unfortunately, tragedy struck this historic house one winter night.

Now one of the most told urban legend stories of The Historic Hannah Mansion is that one cold winter night, a group of slaves were passing through Indiana as they were making their way to downtown Indianapolis.  They stopped at Hannah Mansion for the night ... then Alexander could take them in for shelter and they would have a safe place for the night.  So, Alexander took them down to the basement and gave them food and water.  As they were laying on beds made of hay, a lantern tipped over and caused a fire in the basement where they were sleeping.  Urban Legend say's that they all passed away that night and since it was winter, Alexander  couldn't give them a proper Christian burial so he had to bury them in ground of the basement at The Historic Hannah Mansion.

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There are many claims of paranormal activity in the house, and people who drive by claim to have seen an older man in the window waving as they pass.

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