Marion IN hotels. Search for hotels in Marion Indiana United States of America. Indiana national parks, state parks, state forests, national forests, wildlife, sightseeing and/or attractions. Folklore, monsters, ghosts, legends, hauntings and myths of Indiana. Warnings, anecdotes and travel advice from Camelopard.com.
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State Parks, National Forests, State Forests, Nature Reserves, National Parks and Refuges in Indiana
Harrison–Crawford State Forest; Martin State Forest; Owen–Putnam State Forest; Brown County State Park, Indiana's largest; Salamonie River State Forest; Versailles State Park with the Busching Covered Bridge; Calumet Prairie State Nature Preserve; Jackson–Washington State Forest; Falls of the Ohio State Park, the site of the meeting of Lewis and Clarke prior to their surveying expedition and also noted for its fossil deposits, as well as for inexplicable (dare I say Fortean?) wildlife sightings such as crocodiles and alligators; McCormick's Creek State Park, Indiana's oldest; Chain O'Lakes State Park with its eight kettle lakes; beautiful Clifty Falls State Park, which also boasts Clifty Creek Canyon; Selmier State Forest; Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore; Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge; Ferdinand State Forest; Pike State Forest; Yellowwood State Forest with its unexplained boulders in trees; Clark State Forest; Patoka River National Wildlife Refuge and Management Area; Greene–Sullivan State Forest; Morgan–Monroe State Forest; Hoosier Prairie State Nature Preserve; Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge; and Indiana Dunes State Park, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Indiana.
Monsters, Myths, Folklore, Ghosts, Scary Stories and Legends in Indiana
The lion-headed serpent of the Wabash, seen at Huntington; the reptilian man, or possibly people, who lurk in the Ohio River; ghosts of the historic Hotel Attica in Attica, including an unwelcome back scratcher and a glowing spectre (are they the same spirit?); Oscar, the Beast of Busco, said to be a gigantic snapping turtle encountered near Churubusco; the phantom Woman in Black who chases people in the area of East Third Street, Bloomington; the spectre of Richard Dorson who, appropriately, founded Indiana University's Folklore Institute and now haunts the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology on North Fess Avenue, Bloomington; and the girl in yellow, a murder victim, whose spirit is still seen in Indiana University, Bloomington, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Indiana.
The phantom woman of the Rockport Inn Bed & Breakfast in Rockport; hauntings of the Crump Theatre in Columbus, including the spectre of a child, unexplained voices in the nursing area and the ghost of a man; ghosts of the Barbee Hotel in Warsaw, including Al Capone, a murdered gangster's moll, a silent old man and even, perhaps, Rita Hayworth; the glowing male apparition of Baums Bridge Inn Bar & Restaurant in Kouts, which may be seen through a window (hope that it doesn't see you, though, as it can move with uncanny speed); strange stories about how mysterious boulders reached the crowns of trees (as high as eighty feet up) in Yellowwood State Forest; the crying of ghostly babies heard in Indiana University's Career Development Center on North Jordan Avenue, Bloomington, which was once a fraternity house and also the site of an illegal abortion clinic; and stories of the Swedenborgian missionary and nurseryman, Johnny Appleseed (John Chapman), who acquired some wealth by hard work but went barefoot, wore rags or old clothes and used his cooking pan as a cap (he was living in Indiana at the time of his death in Fort Wayne), are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Indiana.
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