What hides in the shadows of this unassuming little inn is the reason it's been dubbed the "most haunted" place in Indiana.

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The Most Haunted Place in Indiana

Recently I was searching for haunted places in the Hoosier state, and I came across a really interesting article, that listed the most haunted places across the state. Haunted Rooms did a countdown of the seven most haunted places in Indiana, and on the list were places like Evansville's own, Willard Library, and even the University of Notre Dame in South Band.  But one small inn topped Haunted Rooms's list and was dubbed the most haunted place in Indiana. 

Story, Indiana

The Story Inn is located in what was once the small village of Story,  Indiana.  Story was a thriving community in the late 1800s, but unfortunately, the Great Depression caused irreparable damage to the village.

Story soon became the largest settlement in the area. In its heyday (1880-1929) the village supported two general stores, a nondenominational church, a one-room schoolhouse, a grain mill, a sawmill, a slaughterhouse, a blacksmith’s forge and a post office.

Story never recovered from the Great Depression (1929-1933), as families abandoned farms in search of work elsewhere. Brown County lost half of its population between 1930 and 1940.

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Story Inn

While Story, Indiana didn't survive the Great Depression, one small piece of this once bustling settlement remains the Story Inn.  The Story Inn has been around since 1851, and is well-known for being a quaint place to stay when visiting Brown County.  Not only is Story Inn a historic building with a tavern connected to the Inn, the Story Inn is home to a lot of history, and even a resident ghost.

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The Blue Lady of the Story Inn

According to Haunted Rooms, the Blue Lady is believed to be Dr. George Story's wife, and legend has it, that she still haunts the old inn.

Countless staff members and guests have made claims of seeing the “Blue Lady.” It is said the Blue Lady is Dr. George Story’s wife.

The former Garden Room is now named after the Blue Lady. People wishing to engage with, or see the Blue Lady, are told they can turn on the blue light in the room and she will appear.

If you're brave enough you can even book an overnight stay in the Blue Lady Room at the Story Inn.  Whether you're a believer in the paranormal or not, I think we can all agree that the Story Inn would make for a perfect weekend getaway!

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