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#1 Savile Row

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Posted 11 October 2015 - 08:34 AM

What are the most haunted places in Jeffersonville and Clark County?

 

Where are some haunted locations in the entire area?

Louisville?

New Albany?

Surrounding counties?

 

Share with us if you have visited any "hot spots" or know of any stories.

Halloween is drawing near....


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Posted 11 October 2015 - 08:39 AM

ap-pa-ri-tion
[ap-uh-rish-uh n]

"a supernatural appearance of a person or thing, especially a ghost; a specter or phantom; wraith;
a ghostly apparition at midnight".


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Posted 11 October 2015 - 08:42 AM

Market Street, Riverside Drive, Maple Street, Chestnut Street,

and Spring Street hold many mysteries and ghostly lore....
It is said that there are some ghosts that never left and are still haunting their locations...
It is handed down by many generations that several locations

have uniquque jackolanterns with secret hints

that descendants place mysteriously....



A jack-o'-lantern, one of the symbols of Halloween representing the souls of the dead:

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Posted 11 October 2015 - 08:48 AM

HALLOWEEN

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Halloween is a contraction of "All Hallows' Eve",
is a yearly celebration observed in a number of countries on 31 October,
the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows' Day.It initiates the three-day religious observance of Allhallowtide,[10] the time in the liturgical year dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints (hallows), martyrs, and all the faithful departed believers.[11] Within Allhallowtide, the traditional focus of All Hallows' Eve revolves around the theme of using "humor and ridicule to confront the power of death."[12]

According to many scholars, All Hallows' Eve is a Christianized feast initially influenced by Celtic harvest festivals,[2][13] with possible pagan roots, particularly the Gaelic Samhain.[8][14][15] Other scholars maintain that it originated independently of Samhain and has solely Christian roots.[2][16]

Typical festive Halloween activities include trick-or-treating (or the related "guising"), attending costume parties, decorating, carving pumpkins into jack-o'-lanterns, lighting bonfires, apple bobbing, visiting haunted attractions.

 


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Posted 11 October 2015 - 08:55 AM

Saturday, October 31st

Downtown Jeffersonville, with its rich historic river town transportation hub past

is said  to have several haunted locations. Some are known, but some are kept quiet.....

Many travelers passed through Jeffersonville.

Some met their fate never left.......

What are the stories?

Charlestown is also said to have several "hot spots" where apparitions appear....

:pirate:

 

Have you experienced an apparition or know of a haunted place....?


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Posted 11 October 2015 - 09:03 AM

Most Haunted Locations in Indiana
Chris Sims, chris.sims@indystar.com
October 8, 2015
The month of October always seems to spark interest in the paranormal and an increase in ghost hunting. With the help of our friends at hauntedplaces.org, we have come up with a list of some of the most haunted locations in Indiana based on electromagnetic field ratings, or EMF ratings.
http://www.indystar....hotel/17344635/



http://www.hauntedplaces.org/


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Posted 11 October 2015 - 09:17 AM

An Urban Legend says
that there is a direct, historical link to desendants of Daniel Maclise and Jeffersonville!
It is reputed to link to Market Street two blocks west of Spring Street
and another location in Port Fulton.


Snap-Apple Night, painted by Daniel Maclise in 1833,
shows people feasting and playing divination games on Halloween in Ireland.

Click to see

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Daniel Maclise - 1833 painting by Daniel Maclise. Via http://en.wikipedia....apple.night.jpg


Snap-Apple Night, painted by Irish artist Daniel Maclise in 1833.

It was inspired by a Halloween party he attended

in Blarney, Ireland, in 1832.

The caption in the first exhibit catalogue:

 

"There Peggy was dancing with Dan While Maureen the lead was melting,

To prove how their fortunes ran With the Cards could Nancy dealt in;

There was Kate, and her sweet-heart Will, In nuts their true-love burning,

And poor Norah, though smiling still She'd missed

the snap-apple turning."

 

On the Festival of Hallow Eve.


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Posted 11 October 2015 - 09:28 AM

The Great Silver Creek
and along the banks of the Great Silver Creek Forest
have also been linked by stories to some chilling Hallowean type apparitions........


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Posted 11 October 2015 - 09:29 AM

We lived in a large house (converted into apartments) on West Market in Jeff. Our resident ghost was a woman; we were told her name was Elizabeth. She could be a bit annoying, but wasn't too hard to live with. She

wandered all over the whole place but seemed to prefer our apartment and one front apartment upstairs. She was probably from the days when it had been one big house. Anyway, our front door opened into a central hall, and she'd come in when she pleased by opening the door...and leaving it open! We asked her to close it after her, but she never did.

 

We had a window air conditioner that she would turn off. Hubby would be home alone, the a/c would quit running. He'd go check on it; it was turned off. This seemed to be a game she preferred to play when he was home alone. Not sure if she was just teasing him or trying to drive him crazy!

 

I've heard that small children can see/sense ghosts. My sister's young son (about a year old at the time) cried every time she brought him in. He'd be fine, then just burst out crying. We figured he sensed Elizabeth. Our slightly older grandchildren never seemed bothered by her.


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Posted 11 October 2015 - 10:14 AM

"Old Bridge Inn | Haunted Places | Jeffersonville, IN 47130
The house here was originally built in 1836, and is haunted by a kindly spirit.

Locals think the ghost may be former owner Dr. Charles Hancock."..
www.hauntedplaces.org/item/old-bridge-inn/

 

 

I wonder..... if you stay there...will  you get  a visit from the ghost?

The Halloween season is here and maybe it is a good time to try it.....


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Posted 11 October 2015 - 10:22 AM

Grumpy Granny, that is a neat story!

Market Street in Jeffersonville has been historically considered an area or "hotspot"  of ghostly apparitions.


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Posted 11 October 2015 - 10:25 AM

Covens of Witchcraft in Jeffersonville
 

The Maple Street, Market Street, Chestnut Street, and Riverside Drive areas
for some reason have always had stories told about them
having several covens of witches......
They are rumored to have originated overseas
and traveled to Jeffersonville.
Scary....



Wikipedia:

A coven usually refers to a gathering of witches.
Witches across Europe met in groups of thirteen which they called "covens"
Although thirteen is considered ideal,

any group of at least three

can be a coven.


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Posted 11 October 2015 - 03:25 PM

Culbertson Mansion. I stayed there overnight at Halloween. Can confirm it IS haunted. The Ditto House in West Point, Ky. My house. Waverly Hills Sanitorium....stayed there overnight one Halloween with 19 other people, BEFORE they ruined it will all the gimmicks. Sometimes they let you stay overnight at the Howard Steamboat Museum at Halloween.
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Posted 11 October 2015 - 03:58 PM

I work at a church five days a week.  Many times I've had to come in after hours to get my work done, (kid at school is sick and needs to be picked up before my work was done.)  Those after hours work sessions, I've heard footsteps, voices and lights being turned off.  At a certain point, I get creeped out and have to leave.  Mind you, no one ever died in this building! 


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Posted 11 October 2015 - 09:06 PM

My mother and her partner bought and renovated 3 older houses on Market St. over a 10yr period...Only the 2nd one on the corner of Market and Pearl gave me the heebie's...They had heard it was rumored to be haunted when they bought it and some weird things did happen while they lived there...The most memorable is the intercom system coming on in the middle of the night and all you could hear were strange muffled voices...No one was at the door...And one time it sounded like an old radio show...That was creepy...And it happened more than once at odd hours...There were other little things too.

 

I don't know if it was haunted or not but I was never comfortable the few times I house/dog sat for them there on my own.


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Posted 11 October 2015 - 09:49 PM

Our house was built in 1919 on the remainder of the old Brookbank property on East Maple Street.  Someone was murdered there prior to that time in the old brick house where Mrs. Brookbank lived.  I can't remember whether she was murdered or someone else.  Houses were built on both sides of the old house but no one would buy the remainder lot where the brick Brookbank house and carriage house was because it was said to be haunted.   I think there has been some record of this murder in the historical records at the library.

 

Since my father did not believe in hauntings, he bought the lot and had the old house and carriage house town down and our home built.   I guess hauntings leave when new construction goes up as we have never been haunted(Course, I don't believe in such things either so that might explain that.)    


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Posted 20 October 2015 - 06:27 PM

Jeffersonville ghostly tour a spirited event
Jenna Esarey,

Special to The Courier-Journal
October 20, 2015
“Tales of murder, betrayal, grief and the supernatural”
are the subject of the tours, which will be Fridays and Saturdays.
Roughly divided between confirmed history and reports of the paranormal,

the Kentuckiana Historical Haunted Tours offers a titillating peek into Jeffersonville’s rich and bloody past.

The city was a major player

in the Underground Railroad

and a center of activity for soldiers

and civilians during the Civil War.

Speakeasies,

bordellos

and illegal medical procedures

are featured in the city’s alleged hauntings as well.

The $20 tour, “Tales of murder, betrayal, grief, and the supernatural,” will depart from the Vintage Fire Museum at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. every Friday and Saturday through October.

It is led by the Institute for the Study of Religious and Anomalous Experience

and its field investigative unit, the Association for the Study of Anomalous Field Phenomena.

Proceeds from the tours are shared with the fire museum and the Clark County Historical Society,

whose director, Jeanne Burke, helped research the stories.
http://www.courier-j...event/73940118/


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Posted 20 October 2015 - 06:30 PM


The Red Yeti

restaurant is the site

of several reported anomalous events.
(Photo: Jenna Esarey, special to The Courier-Journal) October 18, 2015)
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Posted 20 October 2015 - 06:32 PM

'Sleepy Hollow' promises a frightful good time
Jenna Esarey
Special to The Courier-Journal
October 16, 2015
The story will be brought to life in Charlestown at Historic Tunnel Mill
as interpreters portray residents of Sleepy Hollow.


Straight from the pages

of Washington Irving’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,”

the Headless Horseman will terrorize a hapless Ichabod Crane in Charlestown on Saturday.

The story, set in New England in the 1790s, will be brought to life at the John Work House at Historic Tunnel Mill as historical interpreters portray residents of the small town of Sleepy Hollow, including Katrina Van Tassel and her two suitors, Ichabod Crane and Brom Bones.

Throughout the day, guests will be able to interact with the characters and participate in period activities.
Visitors come to interact with the spooky story as well as to tour the 1811 John Work House and learn about activities, such as preserving food and playing games, that were common in the late 1700s and early 1800s.

http://www.courier-j...-time/73924656/


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Posted 20 October 2015 - 06:33 PM

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Historic Tunnel Mill
3709 Tunnel Mill Road, Charlestown
Admission: Free, $8 per vehicle to park
Saturday: 1 p.m. to dusk
3 p.m. – Reading from “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”
4 p.m. – Pumpkin slashing from horseback
6:30 p.m. – Abridged reading of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”
7:15 p.m. – Ride of the Headless Horseman




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