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Willard Library - Evansville IN Real Haunted Places

  • 21 N 1st Avenue
  • Evansville, IN
  • 812-425-4309
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This is the oldest public library building in Indiana still in operation after more than 110 years. Willard Library’s “Grey Lady” is the most famous ghost in Indiana. One of the oldest libraries in the Hoosier State, its imposing Victorian Gothic architecture certainly lends itself to ghost stories. This story, however, appears quite real. The Grey Lady was first spotted in 1937 by a janitor in the basement. Since then, hundreds of visitors claim to have seen her. She most often manifests as a misty, gray figure. Some have smelled her perfume or felt a phantom touch. She is believed to be the ghost of Louise Carpenter, daughter of the library’s founder, Willard Carpenter. The Willard Library’s staff have put up live feed cameras in three rooms so the public could monitor them for anomalous activity. Since then, the cameras have captured dozens of photos of a mysterious, amorphous figure.
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  • Place is dead

    I've been there many times as I live very close by. I've never had an experience. Not once. It's a cool old building with beautiful woodwork and some really old books but that's about it.

    Posted 9/16/20

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