If you like things that go "bump" in the night, then this city might be the perfect place for you!

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Things That Go Bump in the Night

I'm not ashamed to admit that I love a good ghost story.  If you tell me "hey Melissa, this place has a super creepy history"  I instantly want to know everything.  I think it's because in my head it's Halloween 24/7/365 so any excuse to add a little extra creepy in my day, I'm here for it.  In fact, I just recently learned there were catacombs underneath Indianapolis, and you can bet I'm planning a trip to tour those bad boys!  So after learning that Indianapolis was home to some interesting catacombs, I was not shocked to see Indy rank so high for cities with paranormal activity.


Indianapolis Ranks in the Top 10 for Paranormal Activity

Recently LawnLove.com put out a report where they counted down the top cities in the country for paranormal activity.  Indianapolis ranked number 9 in the nation! That's a whole lot of paranormal activity in the Hoosier state.  It turns out the reason Indianapolis ranks so high, is because there are a lot of paranormal investigative organizations that take place in the city.

Photo by Josh Hild on Unsplash
Photo by Josh Hild on Unsplash

LawnLove.com says:

  • Paranormal pursuits: Phantoms won’t find peace in Las Vegas (No. 10), which is home to the most paranormal societies and investigative organizations, followed by Indianapolis (No. 9). However, supernatural events seem to occur most often in spooky San Diego (No. 4), which reports the most paranormal sightings. Dallas (No. 8) follows with the second-highest number, while Chicago (No. 3), Philadelphia (No. 6), and Cleveland (No. 30) tie for third place.

So it would seem Indianapolis may be one of the best places in the country for you if you are a Ghostbuster. You can check out the full list of the cities with the most paranormal activity across the country, here.

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