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Ghost Road

Chesterton, Indiana

About one hundred years ago a woman left her young son with a baby-sitter and when she returned, her home was ablaze. Frantically, she ran inside to try to find her son, but only found the baby-sitter. The woman searched the woods around her house for her baby. So overcome with grief was she, that the woman died of a heart attack. If one drives to Ghost Road and parks, he may see the woman–a whitish-blue light hiding behind trees. She may also be seen rocking in a chair in a field across the road.

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Mrs Morley says:

October 6, 2005, 3:09 am

I am from Chesterton. Do you know what road this is?

angela says:

October 28, 2005, 1:50 pm

i live in chesterton ghost road is for real you should try it out.

Samantha says:

January 27, 2006, 3:37 am

This one is not true. Sorry folks never happened, you can search the town records yourself.

mac daddy says:

May 11, 2006, 6:01 pm

samanthat stop being like that u know its true because ive been their and ive seen it so calm down alright mac daddy’s gotcha ya alright peace

shirley says:

May 22, 2006, 1:27 pm

wat happen in the past who took the baby??? anyone information….. mi cousin went there and saw a lady figure but she didnt know wa it was. but we dont hav tat much inform if u do tell mi angelshirley.12@hotmail.com

Jessica says:

May 28, 2006, 9:32 pm

that was the most stupidest story ive ever read in me life even a little baby just siting there being cute is more scary then that ive heard whay scaryer and that baby thing is not even scary

Annie says:

May 28, 2006, 9:34 pm

shut up Jess that was sooo scarie and you know it

Uma says:

May 28, 2006, 9:36 pm

that was stupid and its not true cause i lived on that street for 18 years and that probly happend 3 years ago or 6

Kelly says:

May 28, 2006, 9:38 pm

that really did happen im 23 and it happend 19 year ago and i was 4 when it happend cause i saw a woman running in the forest so its true

Alexa says:

May 28, 2006, 9:41 pm

im not sure but i really think it did not happen im not saying i know it did not happen its just my thought

Jenna says:

May 28, 2006, 9:43 pm

yea what happen to the baby who toke care of it and what happen to the son ???
?????????? who knows ?

John Dobbins says:

June 12, 2006, 5:02 pm

Ghost Rd. is actually 1050 N., between 50 W. and Meridian Rd. That story started in 1968 when some teens played a prank on others who were parking there.
The teen victims got so scared, they went back to chesterton and told a group of people. The news spread like a wildfire, and suddenly there were a hundred people out there looking for the ghost of the lady.
It actually got so out of hand people were out there with guns and some juveniles with axes were stoped by police. I guess they thought they were going to kill the ghost, which I thought was pretty stupid, since a ghost is already dead.
Anyway, the police ended up closing off the road to prevent anyone getting hurt by the band of ghost chasers.
I was in 8th or 9th grade when this happened and it was big news in the paper. In fact, several years ago, a British Broadcast company made a documentary of the story and interviewed some of the local residents. I don’t know if it ever aired on TV or not, but that’s the story.

Crystal says:

August 24, 2006, 6:43 pm

I used to go down 1050 N in chesterton all the time. If I’m not mistaken it used to be a long stretch of a gravel road. Today it is black topped, but when it was gravel my b/f and I would go down the road almost every night and we would always see bright lights come up on the back of the car and then disappear. I’ve even seen the lights spin off into the air. This might be a different road but I looked back in my diary because i wrote the address down and that is what my diary said.

Vicki says:

August 29, 2006, 11:03 am

no offense but that is one of the most retarded scary stories ever……………srry but thats the truth

Dan B says:

September 17, 2006, 1:09 am

This story did happen. Now how true it is may be another story.
I will back up what John Dobbins said on 06.12.2006.
When I was stationed over in South East Asia in 1968-69 my wife at the time sent
me an article from the Chesterton Trib about this story. We both grew up in Chesterton.
As a matter of fact we used to park â??romanticallyâ? on that very road when it was a gravel road. I even double dated and drank a few beers at that site.
The location was 1050 North and ended at 50 west. Going west beyond that was just a farmers corn field. I donâ??t believe that this story is real. If you do, I have another story about a crazy man that frequents parking â??romanticâ? places and has a three pronged hook with a killer instinct. Dan B, yesbliss@hotmail.com

bill jones (not really) says:

October 4, 2006, 9:50 pm

Ya, my friend lives right next to here. he said he saw things so he will nto go outside alone at night anymore. Also my father was 25 at the time and he went out there to check for himself. Bu the never seen anyhting.

Val says:

October 24, 2006, 1:05 am

My boyfriend who lives in Chesterton told me about this place, so we decided to go since im doing a paper on paranormal and superstition. We just came back from there. we took some pictures with my digital camera and we noticed whitish-blue balls of light in EVERY picture. NOT only that as soon as we got there our car got stuck in a patch of mud, when it hadn’t rained for days!!! a neighboor came and helped us push it out, then told us that he keeps an eye out because of everyone who goes there. yet he was totatly cool and HE was totaly scary but not as scary as the pics, the light got closer with everypic. and i swear, i just found this site and got chills when i read the story and that she does apear as whitish-blue light.

scary…..be careful!!!!!

Crystal says:

October 24, 2006, 10:14 pm

I don’t care what anybody says I’ve seen the lights over a dozen times on this road, there is some kind of paranormal there. I have seen them get right up to the window of the car then dissappear. Ive even seen them go off into the fields out there. Most people won’t believe it unless they see it for themselves which is understable. The very first time i was taken down that road I didn’t believe it either. I kept telling my friends yea right, but then i seen it many times.

Ryan says:

October 29, 2006, 9:15 pm

i went down this road, it was freaky, i thought i that was a living person. until i she disappeared

jess says:

October 29, 2006, 11:15 pm

this is a really boring story i want to hear about something more scary and terrifying!

joel says:

November 16, 2006, 10:33 am

ya that is true although you do not get the full scared affect now that it is black topped.the road used to be gravel.another story is that the woman and her child were running from her abusive husband into the woods.the child and the mom got separated and died in the woods…the woman is still trying to find the child.many have seen a white light and a woman in a white dress.

Evan Cross says:

January 5, 2007, 2:59 pm

Hey, Have any of you read the gray notice box above where you type a comment? It says… and I quote, “Please use correct grammar, capitalization, and punctuation. Let’s try to keep this place looking classy. Real Haunts reserves the right to remove any comment that does not adhere to this requirement or is otherwise inappropriate.

Any post containing a link will be flagged for moderation due to recent comment spam. Feel free to include relevant links, but please know that it will delay your post.” Un-quote.

Now I don’t believe any (except a few) of you were using ANY of those. So please, for the sake of the language which you speak, follow those rules.

———————NOW—————————
As for the actual story, it is just that, a story. It is in no way the truth, if you believe that it is true… go ahead and check. Yes, it could inded be deemed “Scary”, but it is in no way true.

Evan Cross says:

January 5, 2007, 3:00 pm

Oh… and the woman in white isn’t the same ghost story.

Local Resident says:

February 5, 2007, 12:11 pm

I grew up just a quarter-mile from Ghost Road. It is that portion of 1050 North between 50 West and Meridian Road in Liberty Township.

The story is attributable to a prank played out in 1968 and described above. At that time the road had one house on the south side own by Mr. Bushore (who drove a bus for the Duneland School District). There is a very shallow swampy area south of the the road about halfway between 50 West and Meridian…more towards 50 West than Meridian. If lights are flashed off the swampy area at night and the night cools enough to create light fog, then you can get some really neat light effects when viewing from the road.

At the time the prank occurred, 1050 North west of 50 west was dirt with a tree growing in the middle of it, and that part between 50 West and Meridian Road was essentially dirt with a bit of gravel.

Kendell says:

October 13, 2007, 9:47 pm

haha i dont believe this one.
it would be a better story
if they said like you could see the women running throughout the woods looking for her child
why would she be rocking in a chair?
or hiding behind trees.

im over at annies with alexis!
not that any of you know who the hell they are!

Aubrey says:

October 16, 2007, 4:44 pm

Some of the posters here need to spend more time getting educated and less time ghost hunting. The spelling is what’s frightful.

Past Resident says:

October 26, 2007, 2:12 pm

I was a teenager in Chesterton at the time this horrific tragedy was supposed to have happened. The story has grown over the years, and though a great tale to tell the kids, it never happened. There are documented homes in the Chesterton area, however, that have proven to be haunted. Try researching the old “Bratcher Home” or ask a “local” about “Diana of the Dunes!” Now there are some ghost stories!

Leslie says:

October 29, 2007, 9:22 am

Yikes! I am really amazed at the poor grammar, spelling, and punctuation on this site. The credibility of the entries with errors is definitely in question. The mentality of some of you is quite obvious in your writing.
As for the story itself, well….

sherry says:

October 29, 2007, 11:48 am

Evan is right, I did’nt know that so many people could not spell, even the word THE. Come on people!!!

cassie says:

December 19, 2007, 11:02 am

this cool ive always been a really big fan of ghost.keep it up

Taylor says:

January 6, 2008, 5:10 pm

wow i think am going to check it out and take some pictures!

megan says:

April 15, 2008, 8:14 pm

ok everyone on here is gay that story is so fake if gone up and down that damn road so much my name is on the stupid thing iv gone up and down there night and day its just a freakin scam to rope ur @$$es in god havent u got this **** by now

Rina says:

September 11, 2008, 3:21 pm

Come on you guys! This is all OPINION! You take this way to strong and that is not right at all you are not only making the story look bad but yourself too. This is a “Ghost Story” Story is not the same as fact I will admit but come on you guys are taking it a whole different way. Think about it some things facts cant prove…Can facts prove what happenes when we die? No because you would have to talk to the dead and talking to the dead would be the same thing as talking to a ghost. Either way it is 50/50 both can be right and both can be wrong…just chill listen to the story if you have a problem dont comment.

Leah says:

September 17, 2008, 8:13 am

I believe this story and I would like to see it for myself one day.

vanetta says:

October 23, 2008, 5:04 pm

the lights that showed up when you took phptos with your didgital camera were just insects reflecting light from the flash

��L!l K@yK@y�� says:

October 29, 2008, 6:10 pm

Well i never heard of this fake story i live in Paterson and one of our storys are really true like you never heard of baby coco he was a geek in skool#15 and every time his bullies came he ran in the girls bathroom because he knew that they wouldnt find him in there but that wasnt true the gurls told the boys that he be at the girl bathroom and one day the boys went in the gurls bathroom and stuck his head in the toilet and drowned him and ever since he haunts the gurls bathroom in the basement

JUSTIN says:

July 31, 2009, 11:58 am

justin says i bet thats fake yall was just seeing things

Truth? says:

August 1, 2009, 7:50 pm

Um did they have babysitters 100 years ago? and wait, kelly says she was 4 when it happened but the story says 100 years ago, if i am correct, kelly you are 104? wow thats interesting….

Samantha says:

October 28, 2009, 7:01 pm

I live right by Ghost Road. Its really creepy at night. The tress make sort of a tunnel. I heard a story about a women who went for a walk with her baby in a stroller. An old man who live on Ghost Road saw a figure pushing a cart and sicced his dogs on them. Later he found the body of the women and a tattered stroller but no baby. After that all night every night he heard a baby crying until he went crazy and confessed. Now they say at mignight you can see the mother walking pushing her stroller.

Samantha (again) says:

October 28, 2009, 7:06 pm

Um, I’m reading some of the comments and it looks like some people need to take a chill. (Meagan! Btw you know by everyone here is gay you are still talking about yourself) Anyway, If you like the story leave a comment. If you don’t just click the little “x” in the corner of you’re screen and leave.

Taylor says:

October 28, 2009, 7:10 pm

Hey you guys should check out the other places in Chesterton. On the road that Ghost Road turns on to, right by the schools, there is a creepy old abandoned white house. It is right across the street from the fire department. Anyway I think it’s tresspassing to go inside but I did with my friends. It was so creepy. It was a while ago so we might have imagined it but we heard a moan then later footsteps. It was alot of fun.

blake says:

November 27, 2009, 12:47 am

i have a question is this worth checkin out? and does merdian run through this road becuz i mapquested it is the actually road called “W County Road 1050 N”?

zack says:

December 30, 2009, 4:05 pm

i live in chesterton and iv stopped and seen it that is messed up but my house has got somthin goin on in it too

ashley says:

June 29, 2010, 4:23 pm

yea im 14 and i live right off of it i hav to walk it everyday for school sometimes i walk it at midnight to get home from friends houses its creepy since i even hav to walkk past the haunted bottomless swamp

chelsea says:

September 13, 2010, 4:20 pm

ive been down 1050 about 1,000 times. never once have i ever seen anything that would substitute this story. also, there is NO road between 1050 and 50.

Keri says:

April 23, 2011, 12:39 pm

Maybe that story isnt true but i truely beleive that the area around it is haunted like 50e st, 1100 w, pearson ave, and 1050 north. i have lived on 1100north directly behind where that story happened and for my whole life many unusual things have been happening in my house. and there were about 5 house fires including mine,murders, and suicides all in that area.it gets extra foggy right when it enter this area.ask me for my details because i can go on for hours about all this.

cori says:

July 19, 2011, 1:42 am

this story is a fake. there might be things going on there but this story is wrong. as far as the bratcher house. now thats really haunted. my mom lived next to the house growing up on the corner of waverly road and east oak hill rd in porter. my mom has told me tons of stories about this house. mrs bratcher would sleep during the day while the kids where at school and do all her laundry and house keeping during the night because she didnt know when she would have to get the kids up and go into the new addition of the house. my mom has heard things up stairs being throughn around when everyone was down stairs and seen a girl in a white dress come down the stairs. seriously people this is a place to really check out!!!!!

conrad says:

September 29, 2011, 3:34 pm

I was their i heard da story and thought it was all lies n yada yada..i did not see a woman nor a figure..we climbed over the big fence like 1:30 am n started to walk down the dirt trail..it was a full moon dat night i did not see no woman but wat we heard was children like playing and having fun..idk..i really dont..we turned back jumped over the fence got in our car and said **** it..we drove off..the ppl who was with me heard wat i heard..i dont kno how to explain it..it was little kids playing..and nobody else was their but the group of ppl that came with us..the road is up eastern ave. make a right on carrol island rd go straight make a left on keeners rd.. and thats ghost road keeners rd=ghost rd

hunter says:

October 26, 2011, 10:20 pm

ive been there theres a haunted house

Jerry McIntyre says:

May 20, 2012, 2:09 am

This is supposed to be about Ghost road. I have been up and down that road thousands of times. The story I heard about it was completely different than what was posted. it had something to do with a Civil War Soldier, the baby and the mother. My good friend owned a farm on that stretch and swears that he saw the ghosts.

The scariest thing for me about that road was the trouble waiting for me at home for not being on time.

Lou says:

August 2, 2015, 11:48 pm

Growing up in that neck of the woods, the story was slightly different, and we called it Hazel’s Woods. I laughed when I read about people taking guns up there to shoot the ghost, because I was just telling my husband about this place today, and how a friend of my older siblings did that very thing.

Ryan says:

July 19, 2017, 8:35 pm

Ive lived in chetserton for 17 years and ive been on that road hundreds of times at night and have seen nothing. My grandma lived in chesterton forever and she said it was just a prank and a hundred people had their cars lined up looking for the ghost woman

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