One for the Road: Haunted Hoosier Trails

Does the thought of traveling to Indiana frighten you? It might if you’ve read any of Haunted Hoosier Trails, which explores scary spots throughout the state. This guide to Indiana’s “Famous Folklore Spooky Sites” visits 75 haunted locations in the heartland, including the Hazelcot Castle, the Slippery Noodle Inn, the 100-Steps Cemetery and the Point of Death. Organized by county, each chapter reveals chilling historical details about the state’s horrors and haunts.

Author Wanda Lou Willis is a fifth generation Hoosier and folklorist who has carefully researched all these ghoulish tales. In fact, she found so many that she had to write a second book as well: More Haunted Hoosier Trails includes visits to Hannah House in Indianapolis, and Indiana University in Bloomington, believed to be one of the most haunted campuses in the country. Although the books were published a few years back, they’d certainly serve as good guides to the scarier side of the Hoosier state.