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Hacienda

Mishawaka, Indiana

In this house once lived a man, his wife, and their servant. Early one morning, the insane maid hanged herself in the basement near the freezer. Shortly thereafter, the wife shot her husband and then killed herself. Employees now report seeing soda fountains fill glasses on their own, toilets flushing, and flickering lights. Almost every employee, however, constantly hears a whispery “Jobs done, go home now.”

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Casey says:

December 19, 2005, 10:44 pm

This I have yet to prove after numerous nights out to this location but then again I dont work for them. I do however live not too far from there. Might have to spend the night there once to find out.

Ashley says:

March 10, 2006, 2:55 pm

This story is a very scarry and almost made me pee my pants. lol

paradise says:

August 8, 2006, 3:45 pm

i know this is true my cousin and i went to hacienda
and the stall door of the bathroom flew open!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

lora says:

September 25, 2006, 6:47 am

this story sounds like the woman killed the maid and then her husband as if he saw it happen then she killed herself so she didnt get caught!

amber says:

September 25, 2006, 12:32 pm

kicking dead chickens is rather unproductive

nikki says:

October 12, 2006, 5:46 pm

this is a true storie i live right by there and i have seen ghost there.

Justin says:

October 20, 2006, 10:28 am

I think you all are a bunch of low life losers that don’t have anything else to do but sit around and make stuff up, get a life faggots

Justin says:

October 20, 2006, 10:29 am

Also, learn how to spell dumb asses

lilly monsaro says:

November 27, 2006, 10:40 am

wow dis mus be cool 4 the neighbours ha!there is no such things plzzzzzzzzzzz………real but dumb

Dizzle says:

January 8, 2007, 1:12 pm

okay, yea this story is totally true cuz i have friends that work there and they get scared every time they have to go upstairs! So i believe it!

Thomas says:

January 23, 2007, 5:41 pm

i work there and i havent seen any of the things you talk about….the olny time i might have seen anything was when my cousin and i were walking past there at like 4 oclock in the morning it lookd like there was something like gliding round the corner in a black dress really fast ….and for those voices …you poeple must be on something cause i sure as hell havent heard any of them…

Leasa says:

March 11, 2007, 6:03 am

I’ve also been to this establishment many a times, and there is an aura about it that’s chilling especially upstairs..

veronica says:

March 27, 2007, 9:15 pm

That’s crazy.

Khaine says:

March 31, 2007, 5:18 pm

well oddly enough this story doesnt match everything else I have heard in th past….the maid wasent killed in the basement, it was in the attic, the only room on the top floor…and the lights would always come on. untill they took out the light. then they boarded up the room and noone was allowed atmetance. someone correct me if i was wrong.

lorcan says:

June 15, 2007, 3:50 pm

the guy comments down is a fucktart!!
go piss yourself!!

ya!!
its HUNG not “HANGED”
****!!!
hung its hung!!!

Rusty Nuggets says:

July 2, 2007, 3:48 pm

this story is fucked up!!!

Jocelyn says:

July 29, 2007, 3:42 pm

First of all, what I’ve heard, the maid hung herself in the bathroom, not the basement. My friend’s mom knew the people who owned the property before, and knows more information about it.

And you people who are acting like idiots in these comments need to get a life. If you are telling people to getting a life while YOU’RE here too, then just stfu. (: Because obviously you need a life too, hypocrite.

VIC says:

August 15, 2007, 2:09 am

it appears to me that people who have to use profanity are only showing their lack of intelligence by appearing holier than thou. some of these people may have experienced it or may have let their imagination carry them away.either way it can be realistic to them.no one is being hurt by these stories so why don’t you take your filthy mouth to a website that allows for this type of infantile speech.

robert says:

October 20, 2007, 4:21 pm

The correct way to refer to the past tense of a hanging, the capitol punishment, is hanged: to suspend or fasten something so that it is held up from above and not supported from below, or be suspended or fastened in this way.

Amy says:

October 26, 2007, 1:18 pm

My mother use to work at hacienda a long time ago and worked there for many years. She has told me stories of things that have happened there so this is true. The one thing that scared her the most was when she was using the restroom upstairs and the door opened on its own when it was locked. So i believe that the old house is haunted.

Rebekah says:

December 8, 2007, 6:25 pm

I think that this is true because I have a ghost living in my house ( and to the people who don’t believe me I saw her before).So ghosts are true…..!!

amanda says:

December 8, 2007, 11:09 pm

While I was living in the Bend, I worked for The Beanery coffee house around the corner from that Hacienda. I would often times have waitresses stop in before their shift. I heard many interesting stories about that place, and according to some responses, I believe that the place holds some very impressive energy. These young ladies were honestly frightened in some circumstances. One story in particular that I still remember was that of an upstairs room (attic?). Apparently, one of these women and a busboy had just finished stacking up all of the chairs from a dining room, cleaned, and shut the door. Having realized that he had left something in there, the busboy returned to the room some time later before locking up only to find every chair neatly placed back at the tables, lights on. Everyone that night was called up to witness. This story was told to me at least two or three years ago, so some of the individuals that worked there are no doubt still around. They’ll tell you. (oh yea, and they have terrible food but great atmosphere and margaritas!)

KK says:

February 21, 2008, 10:28 pm

In the 60’s my dad’s best friend lived there (late 1960s). Obviously before it was a restaurant. I’ll have to ask him if he experienced anything.

=] says:

April 5, 2008, 3:06 pm

This last Christmas break, my family and I went to Indiana to visit my grandparents. We went to hacienda for lunch. After reading this story it gives me chills beacuase I went to the bathroom by myself and the stall door opened. I thought nothing of it at the time but now it scares me!! i cant believe I ate there now. Im terrified of haunted places.
(oh yea && the food it great)

Ashley says:

May 4, 2008, 8:44 pm

You people have wild imaginations.

Cait says:

June 16, 2008, 3:26 pm

I’ve been there hundreds of times (my church is 2 minutes away). The only thing that ever happened to me was the water turned on by itself. I was at the sink washing my hands and the sink next to me turned on. I was the only person in the restroom. The entire place has an odd feeling to it. Also, there is supposedly an underground tunnel connecting it to a house across the street. It is now closed, as it is unsafe.

Beth says:

July 15, 2008, 2:16 pm

These people probably have had real experiences there. You can not tell them that they haven’t, it is their experience. I live near there and I did not know that it was haunted. That is freaky! I will be on the lookout the next time I go there.

Tech says:

July 16, 2008, 5:09 am

Im a member of the ghost hunting team, MPI, this story has interested me so much that I shall refer it to my group as one of our potential investigations.

And for the record each and everyone of us has had an experience with ghosts and we have Voice recordings from Posey Chapel of a man named Terrance who apparently wanted to “slit our throats.” We have also several photos of different haunts with images of apparitions, orbs, and red eyes. So yes I DO believe in ghosts….

Belle says:

August 17, 2008, 1:55 am

When you are there eating it is eerie. The little squeeky narrow staircases too….squeemish. I happen to know from a personal experience that the Commerce Bank Building on LaSalle Street, South Bend, right next to the Race is haunted saw a ghost there in person, He looked just like a regular person standing there until he disappeared. The Club I saw him at was called Rafferty’s located in that building upstairs, Isn’t there anymore, But I’m sure he probably is. You shouldn’t judge people, Saying they are crazy thinking there are such things as ghost, I didn’t believe in them either until I saw one.

Brenda says:

September 7, 2008, 10:24 am

I believe in paranormal happenings as I have experienced such things as “hauntings.” To be clear, I was NOT looking for any spectors etc.
I now realize that I (for whatever reason) am one of many SANE people
that happen to be “sensitive” to such things and therefore….”out of the ordinary” things happen to me. I have NEVER been afraid. I am wise enough to now realize what is happening and accept it for what it is. The only thing I can say for SURE to any non-believer is this………(think about it)…”WE ARE SPIRITS WITH BODIES NOT BODIES WITH SPIRITS”…so that leaves the door WIDE open for what truly happens when we pass over to the other side. Oh and if you enter an establishment that you feel is truly haunted, whether through information from somewhere or your own personal experience, ALWAYS as Michael The Archangel for protection upon entering and when you leave silently say to the spirit(s) … STAY HERE, because they have been known to follow you, depending on how strongly they are bound to an area/home etc. Thank you for reading this and have a FANTAZMAGORICAL day! :) ^i^PEACE^i^

jewels says:

October 14, 2008, 2:43 pm

Last week my mother and I decided to go back to our favorite place,Hacienda,where we always sit in the loft.This particular night it was full,so I said “Let’s try something different,and sit on the other end. The waitress led us upstairs,and sat us in a corner-The room to the left of the staircase we came up. Our table was in the corner,left of the room ,our table butted up against a door with no handle. My mom commented that that was kind of wierd,rather spooky. I do not know if this conversation began “something”, but shortly after,behind my mom,along a window,I saw something zoom from left to right in three big circles,faster than anything I’,ve ever seen,but it was so obvious it made three circles,because as I saw it,It seemed to make a “zoom,zoom,zoom,” noise with each circle! We used the bathroom,although creepy feeling,we had no incident there. If you look at the bathroom at the top of the staircase turn to the left, Turn left,look in the corner to the left,I was sitting at the table butted up against the door,looking towards the window.

Amanda says:

September 10, 2009, 7:00 pm

What are you talking about? La Hacienda’s food is the BOMB. They have the best wet burritos I have ever had.

brit says:

October 25, 2009, 4:49 pm

ok for the record people are “hanged” everything else is “hung”. How do I know this? College education.

Alyson says:

January 25, 2010, 12:53 am

a few years ago my uncle was a manager at that hacienda. i guess there used to be an office in the attic and he told me that on several occasions after making sure to turn the lights off he would be walking to his car and could see the light in the attic flicker or just stay on all together. He even had an electrician take a look at it and nothing was wrong. My uncle also said that when he opened in the mornings, upstairs he would regularly find chairs turned over and silverware knocked on the floors.

Pamela says:

April 5, 2010, 5:48 pm

i knew this was my favorite place to eat for a reason. i grew up in mishawaka and return to indiana just so i can eat there.now for sure i’m going to the upstairs bathroom, to heck with the one by the exit.Hacienda Rocks!!

Amanda says:

June 1, 2010, 3:30 pm

I have live in the South Bend/Mishiwaka area my whole life and have yet to experience anything paranormal at this Hacienda and I will not believe it until someone can show me physical proof.

Geno says:

October 14, 2010, 4:25 am

I’ve eaten here before on the second floor.. I had a somewhat strange feeling
as I sat there. If you ask me that area along with riverside tavern or w/e it’s called
has an empty feeling about it.

rachell says:

October 15, 2010, 4:42 pm

wow i dont know if i should beleave this its interesting though!

Donna says:

December 1, 2010, 7:26 pm

My daughter works there right now and has for awhile…she state this is not true…they hear nothing…this story is a bunch of bull

amy bratzler says:

May 18, 2011, 4:14 pm

I worked at this location and can verify and clarify alot of this. First I do not remember exactly what happened to the wife, however the “maid” was pregnant with the owners (mans) child and hung her self in the attic, which has two rooms in it. One is completely closed off and the other room is were they used to make you watch training videos in the 90’s. This room will make your hair stand on end and you constently feel like someone is behind/watching you. The husband killed himself later on in the basement. If you go in the basement it is not uncommon for a freezer door to slam shut on you. the air is thick down there and you want to get out as soon as possible. This is a very true story and as an employee you can go a little crazy working there!!!

romeo says:

August 15, 2011, 5:34 am

man this story is true i went there on a trip and fell and somthing was on top of me it felt like i am a ghost hunter and there something wrong about that place

Brianna says:

November 1, 2011, 2:58 pm

i thought the maid hung herself in the attic and the owner shot hiself in the basement??

letisha says:

March 1, 2012, 6:06 am

i live near that place and i just found out that it’s haunted

BK says:

April 1, 2012, 5:42 pm

All of the 100 Center is haunted. I grew up here & have always known that. Those who dont believe…your choice. I have only ever lived in 1 home that WASN’T haunted. I’ve have my fair share of terrifying experiences. But just because it’s never happened to you doesn’t mean its fake. Us & some of our friends were just down there last night. You should see what we caught on camera.

jason says:

February 10, 2013, 2:09 am

Yo i lived in mishawaka indiana for 4 years and me and my friends would go there and ask employes about if they had ecperiances and litterallu almost all said the doors closing aas what happened the most

Amelia says:

June 21, 2014, 11:05 pm

We were actually there tonight, I asked some of the waitresses if anything has happened while they were around and they said sometimes people tell them that they hear voices or the lights go out in the bathroom and doors flying open. Also, some brooms will stand up on their own. She also said customers have seen shadowy figures and some voices.

person says:

August 6, 2014, 9:25 am

I am totally going to figure out if this is true so that i can either prove you people wrong or right!

Donna says:

October 15, 2014, 8:07 am

My husband and I went there several years ago with some friends to celebrate the graduation of one of them from college. We were seated in the area to the right of the staircase (if you were coming down them). While everyone talked, I was looking around for our waitress. As my eyes panned the stairs, a pinata came flying down the stairs at a very odd angle and landed on the floor. Several waitresses came running over and looked up the stairs. They said nothing, but just looked at each other. One picked up the pinata and they went their separate ways. At the time, I thought it was maybe someone at the top of the stairs who might have had one too many margaritas, but now I wonder….

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