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Okie Pinokie - Real Peru Haunted Place

  • Off of River Road - Heading to Mississinewa Resevoir
  • Peru, IN
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You'll find this location off of River Road as you head to Mississinewa Reservior. In the past, the area was marshy where decayed bodies have been found. In one instance, a young man name Joey Peoria disappeared while camping here in 1976. There’s also incidences of men being brutally murdered and showing up here. Ghostly spirits are believed to exist here.
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  • Unbelievable but true

    I went with my ex-boyfriend and a couple of our friends..I rode in the back (where there is no seats) because I knew it was gonna be a bumpy ride since I had been there before…I was watching out the back window (which was scary as hell since it was night and the only light I had was the red glow of the tail lights…anyway I could aware on everything I saw an Indian woman come out of the woods it was very sudden and disappeared as he was driving fast…we then got to the circle and one of my friends and I saw huge piles of bones but no one else saw them the my ex got out of the car for a second and heard a little girl screaming he got in the car and floored it out of there before we could talk about it

    Posted 9/9/21

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  • Definitely some heavy energy here...

    Went with my boyfriend and our close friend tonight, the first thing to happen was that I caught a video with something mist-like moving through the bean field right before you enter the woods, but could only see it on my phone screen, as I looked at the field and saw nothing. Within the first 15-20 minutes after exiting the vehicle, we caught several photos with visible orbs, and our voice boxes kept asking who we were, what our names are, what we're doing there. As it got dark it said danger, and please leave. Being the stupid idiots we are we sat in the car for about 25 minutes, catching several more phrases and questions on our voice box, as well as hearing footsteps outside of our car, and something chased the vehicle from the woods when we were leaving. After we left, there were fingerprints streaked down our back window that hadn't been there prior (we'd just washed the car). We will for sure be visiting again, it was well worth the hour drive.

    Posted 9/6/21

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  • Back to Okie

    I went to Okie Pinokie last weekend, because I was there last fall on a ghost hunt and thought maybe I could find morels. I didn't find any..and I also couldn't find the root cellar, even though I had been there before. I went during the day, and took some photos. Some of the photos I took were in the same places I had been last fall. I guess the legend of Okie is right...if you are looking for something and you stray off the main trail, you won't find what you are looking for..in my case, the root cellar.

    Posted 4/24/21

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  • Really want to go again

    I went there before but didn't get out of the car because my cousin was scared because there were four cars there and she freaked. Then months later my cousin's and two friends went and the took a recorder with them and heard other voices that weren't theirs so I really want to check it out myself

    Posted 1/24/21

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  • Longer you are there, scarier it gets

    We were there for a little, and it felt like the longer you were there the more unease you felt. Eventually we heard a girl scream from the forest and something ran by us. My friend captured on her phone a picture of a “rod” which is like an orb that is moving and it looks like a rod or like something like that and three red lights in the corner together

    Posted 12/27/20

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  • Returned to Okie

    Last April, I was here and heard eerie howls, which I know believe was someone in the woods playing them over a smart phone or a laptop with a speaker. I went back on 10/10/20 with a group on a hike just after dark. We went back to the root cellar (take the main train from the circle and turn right at the junction, and follow the trail down into the valley to get there.) We heard knocking a couple of times, and the word "demon" over a spirit box. It felt like we were being watched, not just from the ground, but from the trees. Also, someone in the group had a dog, which was quiet the whole time, except by the root cellar, where it barked and responded to something that nobody could see. Next year, I want to go back and hike the trails in the daytime.

    Posted 11/24/20

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  • Nothing

    We went out again last night. Went early to try to find the cellar and didn't find it. It was getting dark as we was leaving the woods, Then I heard a lady humming. I asked my daughter and her girlfriend(who got to the car first) if they were humming, they said no. I'm pretty sure it wasn't them, cuz we was still on the trail when I heard it. So my friend and I stood at the end of the trail close to the car and started yelling out Stephanie's name. All of a sudden we heard coyotes and they seem close, so we hurried and got into the car. We rolled down the windows to see if we could hear them again, and it stopped. So as we was leaving the woods to go home, I drove slow and then we heard what we thought was an owl. Not sure what was out there, but we didn't stick around anymore. Could have been the wildlife or maybe a shape shifter. I don't know!

    Posted 11/6/20

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  • Nothing2020

    Went here halloween 2020. Not so scary. The trees make creaking noises. People hunt here. Theres a weird rare species of bird that inhabits the woods. And makes high pitched sounds. I couldnt find the cellar at all searched over an hour. Went up and down them hills in there. Just got tired and left. Was disappointed i couldnt find the cellar. They say all the people that have been there try to throw other people off by painting all over the trees. It worked threw me the fuck off. Which tree with what fucking marking i was so not finding anything.

    Posted 11/1/20

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  • My first time

    I just heard about this place and,wanred to check it out.I drove over a little over a hour to get there.it was me,my 2 sons and their dad.It was a rough road trying to get to the circle parking area.We went down by the water and,walked the trail along it.My one son said,he heard a girl talking and,something moving in the woods.On a tree by near we parked by the water,it had a pentagram painted on it.I also heard a male voice by me tgat,it scared the crap out of me but,no one was there.We went on one of the horse trails and,more trees were marked.We went in the daylight to see what we were getting ourselves into and,the route.Going back at night next time soon.

    Posted 10/23/20

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  • Spooky

    My daughter, her girlfriend and my husband went out there around dusk. My husband stayed in the car of course. But us girls started walking up one of the horse trails and we seen another car pull up. Of course we got scared and thought it was the cops, no just teenagers doing what we were doing, chasing ghost. So we started back up the trail and it was getting pretty dark( we had flashlights), we get half way back up the trail and we could here things dropping next to us and it sounded like someone was following us. So we got pretty scared and turned around and went back to the car. I would definitely go back again.

    Posted 10/9/20

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    3 out of 4 found this review helpful

  • Out

    Me and my family want two day. Me and my family was so long we was deep in the forest we got lost . My big sister was seeing someone my mother was herrings someone.Me I was out I don’t know what happened after that

    Posted 10/8/20

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  • Scary

    I went there twice, the address is (country road 510 E) the first time was scary. We Friday and seen a few really creepy people there along with girls scream and clown noises. It was me and about 7-8 of my friend each time. So we did feel safe. We even went through the trails late at night. It become harder to breath and we some witch craft stuff with weird shape trees and drawing even saying a doll hung by her neck over a tree by a steam of water which was really scary. We went to leave there was hand on the back of my car. Overall I wish we went with a shorter group for better the experience. Would highly Recommended. But on Friday you see other people late night!

    Posted 9/30/20

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    Me and a few of my friends went here a couple weeks ago. When we got the we did´nt have much activity so we went to a cemetery. After, we came back and did our voice box thing and it called out my name twice. There was a little girl tied to a tree and an ma staring at my friend outside the truck. There was someone trying to touch me outside the truck and kept putting its hand on the window. The voice reader said touch, hold, grab, and scratch. When we left I felt pain in my arms and back. I looked at my arms and there were three scratches on both arms and on my back were also 3 scratches. I was terrified so if you like scary stuff I highly recommend.

    Posted 9/30/20

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    I have not visited this area. I have heard many scary stories. Reading your reviews has left me thoroughly terrified to the point that I pooped my pants. Best wishes and luck to those who dare to step foot in the retched Okie Pinokie evil forest. Rest in pieces.

    Posted 9/29/20

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    3 out of 5 found this review helpful

  • It’s real no joke

    I went there like about a few months ago I was 14 now I’m 15 but the stuff that happened was unbelievable I was with my cousin and his boyfriend we had to walk a mile and as soon as we got to the circle it got really really foggy we heard footsteps behind us and I heard what seemed to be a lady whisper in my ear I got chills but as we went to leave we heard a truck and saw headlights but no one was there just us if I were you check it out but be careful and don’t be stupid cuz something bad might happen

    Posted 7/27/20

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  • It's real. Dont mess around

    (7-6-2020)We just left the okie pinokie trail and while there my boyfriend and I got into a arguement and (before entering we both were in happy moods) after the argument we were walking by a tree and it felt like I got pushed into the tree and scratched, but when we got back into the vehicle my boyfriend pointed out to me that the scratches were in 3s and looked like they were from claws not a tree branch. We also went down the path to the river and while standing in the river my friend and I heard what sounded like a scream and while walking through the woods I heard people talking and high pitch screams. I am saying that this place is not a joke and you should not mess around. Please be safe and be sure to have a group when you go out there!

    Posted 7/6/20

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  • This is no Joke

    I have been out here about 15 times now, my boyfriend has been about 50 times. We recently bought some pretty good ghost equipment to use, and since we have used it at Okie, we get a lot of activity. He has witnessed people sacrificing animals out there when he was younger. 3 weeks ago I heard the screams for the first time. We went back out tonight, got a lot of stuff through the voice box. Then we were chased out of the woods by atleast 10 very loud screams of a young girl that seemed to be following us. I am a very honest person and I am telling you, these woods are filled with spirits. There was no one else out there tonight except the 4 of us. Please be careful going in and out and be prepared.

    Posted 6/8/20

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    4 out of 6 found this review helpful

  • Eerie howls heard.

    Last month, on April 19th, I visited Okie Pinokie for the first time. I was there around sunset, and it seemed okay. Once the sun went down, I started hearing what sounded like howling off in the woods. It didn't sound like coyotes. I don't know what it was. It eventually turned into a weird humming sound and went silent. A clip of what I recorded can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/704155010402273/permalink/705955793555528/?comment_id=706014400216334

    Posted 5/17/20

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  • Okie Pinokie Address

    County Road 510 East Peru, Indiana Off of state road 124

    Posted 5/13/20

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  • How to get to Hobbit land

    I need directions how to get there

    Posted 3/1/20

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