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Tunnelton Tunnel - Tunnelton IN Real Haunt

   
  • Tunnelton, IN
The Tunnelton tunnel was built in the mid-1800's and is believed to be haunted. Although stories change from person to person, one thing is for sure - there is some strange activity that takes place in and nearby to the tunnel.

An apparition of a man with a decapitated head is believed to exist here. Witnesses have heard screams with rumors that there was a graveyard atop the tunnel and when construction was happening bodies fell through to the tunnel. The ghostly man is said to wander with a lantern in one hand, and his head in the other.

Another local legend says a family was killed long ago when their horse and buggy crashed into the river down the hill. People have reported hearing the screams of the ghostly family.

A third story surrounds a former cemetery that sits above the tunnel. Rumors say that a construction worker was cutting into the tunnel when caskets fell through. This is another reason as to why so many could have spotted eerie activity here.

Henry Dixon - An additional story about the tunnel includes the murder of Henry Dixon, whose body was supposedly brought to the tunnel to be destroyed when a train came plowing through. Locals believe Dixon's spirit lingers at the tunnel.
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  • energy is crazy ,go with a group !

    the vibe at night is crazy ! Definitely some creepy stuff has happened there you can feel it although my group and I didn’t experience it we felt the energy especially in the tunnel and at night

    Posted 10/8/20

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  • Not the ghost we were worried about!

    So my husband, 7 teenagers and I all go and walk into the tunnel where we find a speaker and a purse lying in the middle of the tracks. Then, about 10 yards away in a cut out there were 2 bodies. We walked up to them and was literally 2 feet away before they sit up and say something. The puts his hand under his shirt and we are thinking he was reaching for a gun or something. They tell us to shut our lights off and talk to the "ghost". No thanks I'm not gonna trip over something or not be able to keep my eye on them with all these kids. We went about another 50 yards and decided to turn back. As we get back to where those people were they are gone with a light set to flash ever 10 seconds and recordings coming out of the speaker. We make it to the end of the tunnel and there they are coming back from the direction of our vehicles. Little sketchy I think. The living freaked us out more than any spirits would have.

    Posted 9/6/20

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  • Scary tunnelton story

    Me and my friends decided it would be fun to go see tunnelton tunnel. On the way there we were fine, but we’ve read a ton of scary stories from here, we’ve seen lots of stories about car crashes here so we were kinda scared. We where fine the whole time there, we met some nice ladies, then we left. We were going down the gravel road we were going about 40, that’s kinda fast for a gravel road but anyways all the sudden my girlfriend swerved back and forth about two times (we almost hit a tree) right before this happened my friend clicked her seatbelt, and when it happened my other friend in the back got hit with a small rock that came in the window (she was fine but really scary) we stopped for a little and talked about what just happened, my friend in the front seat said she saw a news paper flash in her head about 5 teens dying in a Jeep that flipped (us) we believe her 100% she never lies. We went on back home, we were by the part were you turn right and go under the little mini tunnel, well my girlfriend passed it, no biggie we will just back up right? Well we were about an inch close to falling off the bridge into the water below we immediately all got out of the jeep (grand Cherokee) the jeep was at a slant we didn’t know what to do, but then a lady in a pedo van came around the corner. She stopped and asked if we needed help, we said yes please, she hopped out of her van like a bad a$$ and lit a cig and said “I remember when I was y’alls age, she hopped up in the jeep and said “is it fine if I smoke in here?” We said yes do whatever you want lmao. She got the jeep right out of that situation, we thanked her very much and headed home again, we stopped at the gas station, I got out and heard air. The tire was flattening. We were at that gas station till 2 am, lucky my friend took auto body and know lots of guys to call in situations like this haha. When we all finally got home we talked it over tons of times, my girlfriend told me there was a stop sign and that’s why she tried to stop (but swerved) right after she told me that I was shocked, I saw no stop sign there, 2 other of our friends said they didn’t see it either but our other friend in the car said she did we were so confused. We really want to go back and see if there is a stop sign but we are just too scared, idk why the jeep swerved like that it was crazy for the speed we were going, I get we were on gravel but it just felt so weird you know? Like something made that happen... I mean after all we did read about people dying in crashed there and all the crazy ghost stories.

    Posted 6/23/20

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  • Unexplained sound

    I filmed a documentary at this place about it's dark history. While there, our camera picked up a sound that sounded like a gunshot that came from the tunnel. What is crazy is that we didn't hear this while filming; it wasn't until we were editing the film that we realized what we captured. While investigating inside the tunnel, I EVEN SMELLED GUNPOWDER! I did research and found out that the mafia used the tunnel to execute their rivals during the 1920's. Did we witness a residual haunting? I included this experience in my documentary: (copy and paste into URL) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovzG9IsgbZc&t=64s

    Posted 5/28/20

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  • Enjoyed the adventure

    Some friends and I went out around midnight one night. We walked all the way through the tunnel just fine. Took some pictures at the end and then made our way back through. Nothing weird happened on the way through but on the way back we kept hearing noises like rocks being thrown behind us. It also got super chilly and none of us noticed it on our way through the first time. Wind was blowing in the tunnel but no wind was blowing outside the tunnel. It was weird. Not sure if it’s haunted or not but it’s still pretty creepy. I recommend checking it out even if just for the adventure.

    Posted 5/14/20

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  • My fave place

    With me living not even 30 minutes a way from here I always like going here.... June 9th 2019 has gave me a new experience in the tunnel that I never had... yes late at night's you see someone with a light and family screaming and stuff Bing thrown at you're vehicle.. but yesterday wasn't the same me and my aunt and boyfriend decided to walk through it since my S.O has never been and we get half way through it just coming back from other side and you get this feeling of being pushed like you wasn't getting out fast enough... And out of my 22 times of being out there this has never happend

    Posted 6/10/19

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  • Didnt believe till that one night

    I have visited the tunnel many time even alone but may 25th 2019 will be a night i wont forget.. me and 3 of my friends walked 3/4 of the way thru the tunnel before we decided to head back.. we kept hearing noise but nothin to serious.. we made it back to the trick and start to drive to fort ritner and everyone was okay but some felt odd like we was aware but wasnt.... we went over near for ritner and my friend was gettin very sick like i havent seen him like this before i notice he kept looking at all of us kinda weird so i tried to keep an eye on him.. right before we made it close my friends head turned at an L shape and was staring at me and i didnt notice but when i turned and seen i grabbed his throat and slammed him into the window as hard as i could neither one of us was aware of what happend... as we started home we was shakin and say we need to go back.. we kept having images of what was suppose to happen.. what was suppose to be a funny prank to just scare some people turned into a tragic deal for us in the end prolly wont ever go back

    Posted 5/25/19

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  • Alright Bro's and Brosette's here it is

    I went this past Saturday night at 3:am with 9 people. Everyone went in skeptical and didn't expect anything. There was no wind that day, but in the tunnel there was a draft. The draft didn't start until we were in the middle section, and then weird stuff started to happen. I'm not perfect, but i started to taunt the spirits in there, and because of that my buddy got touched on his shoulder. I thought it were all of my friends, but my buddy had been walking away from the group with two others, and while i was taunting it tunnel; he was adjacent to me in the tunnel, and no one was around him. Is there any other evil there? Anyways, we had formed a circle and turned off our lights. Myself and a friend were talking to the ghosts, and while i had just previously said, "Touch me to make a sign," my friend had gotten touched on his lower back. There were no scratch marks thankfully. Our driving point out was when my bud and i had put a flashlight in the middle section of the train tracks, ran away from it, and told the spirit to make it flash. It didn't. A rock was thrown to my left at the wall. The weird part is the all of my friends were out of the tunnel heading back to their cars when it happened. Is there something evil there???

    Posted 3/25/19

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  • Great, spooky place

    My husband and I went for the first time back in the summer of 2016. We went in the tunnel almost half way and it got chilly real quick. We heard very faint screams at the opposite end of the tunnel. We left after that lol. We plan on going back again!

    Posted 8/27/18

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  • Great place

    The only thing I have witnessed personally was a few years ago. A few of my friends and I went out for like the 20th time that year and we had never had anything happen untill this time. We walked through the tunnel and back a couple times before dark just to do it. Then when midnight hit we took our last trip through. We made it through with nothing noticeable. On the way back we got about to where the silhouette of a person is spray painted by one of the cubby holes. Instantly and extremely strong was the smell of lantern fuel. All 5 of us stopped dead and looked at each other for a couple of minutes. Then a couple took off running and the rest of us followed. Lol

    Posted 4/28/18

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  • i loved it

    i didnt see anything too scary i just felt a weird vibe i didnt know how to find it at first but the nice people of the town lead me right to it.

    Posted 9/27/17

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  • Beautiful Place

    Went there today for a family gathering. Nothing that scary stuck out, but there was a dead/partially decapitated bird at a point just before halfway in the tunnel, and the only way it could have been in there is if it was drug in by an animal or human. Weird stuff.

    Posted 7/30/17

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  • Fun times

    Back in the late '90s my friends and I went out about a half a dozen times. Had some bonfires and some partying and "caught" quite a few trains. Definitely a rush to have it screaming by just a few feet away from you. This place is almost a rite of passage for local teenagers. If I still lived nearby, I'd certainly take my boys and we are just about as risk averse as possible these days. Stay off the tracks when a train comes and nothing to be afraid of.

    Posted 1/17/17

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  • Neat but creepy!

    As a young kid i remember our parents use to tke us their and show us around. It was pretty neat but very scary too. I wouldnt wanna be their after dark. My question though is for the one person who posted above if thia is private property and no one i allowed near it or in it why doesnt "CSX" do something to block it off where ppl cant get to it!? I remember the trail leading up to it from the road.

    Posted 1/16/17

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  • Strange strange strange

    I'm from Campbellsburg and I've been I don't know how many times to the tunnel. Nothing ever really happened except for one time around a year and a half ago. I took the girl I was dating at the time to see it and she wanted to walk through it. Half way through it got really cold (it was the middle of august on a humid evening) and about 60 yards from the other end the girl screamed and grabbed me. She said it felt like someone was breathing over her shoulder and talking behind us. I never heard anything or felt anything other than the sudden creepy chill, but I was extremely creeped out after seeing the look on her face while she was telling me this because she was super serious and freaked out. We ran to the end and ended up walking down the tracks til we found a place to climb down to the road and walk about 4 miles back down the road to my truck.

    Posted 1/16/17

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  • Great Niece of the Said "Ghost"

    I am the great great great niece of the said ghost. His name is Henry Dixon. He is buried at Dixon Chapel/Proctor Cemetary. I have our family's records and there was never a definite answer to Henry's death. There have been different theories but we shall never know. The tunnel is on private property therefore don't trespass.

    Posted 1/15/17

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    3 out of 6 found this review helpful

  • Lantern in the tunnel

    I have been to the tunnel many times as a teenager and adult and even taken my kids to see the tunnel and walk through. Neat place to visit allot of stories and history, of all the times visited never had a Erie experience until about 6 years ago when a friend and I walked through the tunnel towards dark we where not quit to the half way point where the tunnel makes its curve when the tunnel got a cool chill and we saw a dime then more bright light as if a lantern was floating in mid air toward us and we both got an awful feeling we turned and left the tunnel. I have been back sense with no activity.

    Posted 1/15/17

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  • No trespassing

    It belongs to the CSX railroad and anyone caught there could be arrested for trespassing. It isn't open to the public and should be avoided.

    Posted 1/15/17

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  • Visited often the tunnel

    Visited many times as a teenager, would be in the cubby holes as the train went through at night.

    Posted 1/15/17

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  • Tunnelton train tunnel

    For it's time the tunnel was built it is very beautiful. In today's world the tunnel is visited by many from all around far and near. We visit almost every summer to look at the graffity,and to meet other visitors. It is always a popular with the younger generations.. the tunnel is just off set from the river for fun in the sun and fishing too. So make a day of it if possible!!!

    Posted 1/14/17

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