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Hannah House

Indianapolis, Indiana

This is house is said to have been built by a German immigrant upon arrival in the United States. During the nineteenth century, this house served as a station on the underground railroad. History says that there was a terrible fire one evening and all the slaves were burned to death in the basement. In order to maintain their secrecy, the owners walled up the section of the basement that held the dead bodies. Many have reported hearing screams and moans from the basement. In an upstairs room, a woman died in agony. Today, the room is plagued by blood drenched walls, the stench of decaying flesh, and the sound of a shrill female scream.

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becky cooley says:

February 26, 2006, 3:27 am

i have been in the hannah many times i have no dought the house is haunted but i would like to see pictures or white noise for proof.

kim says:

March 14, 2006, 1:44 am

where is the hannah house located

dustin says:

April 4, 2006, 9:13 pm

Indianapolis,IN. its freaky as hell!!!!!!!

Kirbie says:

April 10, 2006, 3:06 pm

Sounds like hell to me!

amanda says:

April 29, 2006, 9:01 pm

in oct.maybe?i didn’t see anything but people dressedup for halloween!

Kelly says:

May 10, 2006, 9:25 am

Hanna House is on the southside of Indy. It’s on Madison Avenue (just north of Hannah Ave.) Hannah House stands alone as an historic landmark in an otherwise modern, highly urbanized area. This home has been documented in many haunted house books. I had my graduation party there in 1999, and some of my little cousins claimed to have seen a man in a dark suit in the room that is supposed to be most haunted. They didn’t know that a man in a dark suit is one apparition commonly reported (even though it isn’t listed in this story).

Yeah says:

May 14, 2006, 5:05 pm

I have been there a few times and it is as scary as it sounds. The Basement is really scary, especially under the stairs. The 2nd floor is kinda freaky some friends and I saw red walls, dunno if it was blood but it was still freaky.

Tiffany says:

May 16, 2006, 11:01 am

I live literally two minutes from the Hannah House. Its located at the corner of National and Madison Ave. I have never been in the Hannah House but I have read many accounts of it in books and the internet. The one that shows up the most is the one about the slaves in the basement. But he didn’t block it off. He got rid of the bodies some how. The female screaming though is supposed to be the German Immigrant wife who was having her baby and died during child birth. According to rumor the birth was very complicated and the baby was born dead any ways. She died shortly after the baby was delivered. I have never heard of the man in the black suit. The Hannah House is routinely used as a haunted house for Halloween. It is a very creepy looking house. I always get chills when we pass it. They also give tours of the place.

Dave says:

May 16, 2006, 9:32 pm

I just got back from the Hannah House tour this weekend. I went with my wife and a couple of buddies. The mansion is spacious and is very old. The tour was hosted by Proof Paranormal and it costs 50 bucks a person.

We experienced absolutely nothing. True, I understand ghosts / spirits don’t show on cue and don’t always play, but I just want to voice that there was nothing special that we experienced. Two people had EVP recorders and nothing was found on audio. The video cameras and digital cameras captured nothing as well.

I was told by one of the tenants (there are 2 rooms off the balcony wing) that live there, that there is almost always activity; footsteps being heard, voices asking for help. One girl that visited for her 4th time was emotionally disturbed but nothing gave proof to her senses. She claims that a girl named Emily is in there somewhere. How she knows this, I have no clue. A medium came out around 3 or so in the morning. He was a nice fellow but I still am skeptical….especially when he used a pendulum to talk to the spirits….it was fun for a weekend away and I’m sure the property management need the funding for the house….but we sure didn’t experience anything at all on the May 13, 2006 visit…


Nightfire says:

June 2, 2006, 11:50 pm

this is just a comant for the man above(please exuse my spelling)

the pendulum is acualy a vary common tool and one of the oldest in the world, it works much like a spirte bord but is much less dangerus.

Dave says:

June 7, 2006, 3:15 am

Thanks for the comment, Nightfire :)

I am somewhat familiar with the whole pendulum idea…but extraordinarily skepitical of those who use it. Please check out James Randi’s website and search around the site for use of pendulums. Personally, I think it was a totally joke the way the guy used it at the Hannah Mansion….he was obviously motioning the object.

Thanks again for the comment :)

me says:

July 18, 2006, 12:37 pm

I went there on a field trip in the 3rd or 4th grade, Im a senior now and I will never forget that place, nothing really scary or anything happened but it was still a really cool and interesting place and if I still lived up there I would visit it again but not because of superstions…

Dave says:

July 24, 2006, 1:03 am

Anyone else go to the Hannah Mansion? I would love to hear the stories….Personally, I will never fork 50 bucks for that overnight stay again…fun for a one-time deal, but a waste of resources and time and I am always open-minded about everything in life. Seemed to me (and still does) that because the Hannah Mansion is in need of money to keep it still erect, the paranormal groups have these “fright nights” to help with their bills. Don’t plan on seeing / recording anything.

Parker says:

August 5, 2006, 5:59 pm

I have been to the Hannah House, but not inside. I’ve played around on the property quite a few times. I’ve been up & down the outer staircase to the upper balcony & peeked through windows.
The basement looks creepy. I’ve always gone during the day, but nothing has happened. The only thing I’ve seen with my own eyes is a giant knife at the bottom of the well outside the house. Someone probably dropped down there just screwing around, but it’s still creepy. This was just last month. I do plan on paying the $50 just to see the amazing architecture of the place. I don’t mind donating to keep the place in tact.


August 24, 2006, 6:05 pm

I dont think that i would go to tthe hannah house……….personally its sounds weird just from the smell of rotting flesh YUK!!!!!!!!!!!

Dave says:

August 25, 2006, 9:43 pm

There is no smells of rotting flesh….someone just added that to the legend…As I mentioned above…I have been to the Hannah House…nothing special.

Amber Thomas says:

August 29, 2006, 1:10 am

I have been to the Hanna House on four different occasions and I have connected with the spirit of a little girl there, Grandma, and a few other people, who died there. I feel at home each time I arrive on the property, as if something welcomes me there and wants me to be there. I have also suffered with spirit attachment, where the spirit attahces itself to me and I attach myself to it, to the point where I get really sad whenever its time to leave the house. I call them my friends and my extended family. And the little girl, I think of her as my daughter. I’ll keep this short but I could go on.

Amber Thomas says:

August 29, 2006, 1:11 am

And the description of the Hanna House on here isn’t factual, Mr. Hanna was not German and there is no blood stained walls, no smell of death or decay. Thats all a bunch of ****.

brenda says:

August 31, 2006, 7:17 pm

My daughter and I did the over night stay on June 10 or around then. The house was beautiful, but I believe alot of that stuff was not real. The only thing we felt was someone was standing beside us in one of the up-stairs bedroom. And we saw something white walk beside both of us while we was outside. Also we did smell something a few times that night but it smelt like a ****.

Melissa says:

September 1, 2006, 2:36 pm

thats kinda creepy…
do you have proof?

Dave says:

September 1, 2006, 11:38 pm

My latest comment is for Becky, who left the comment at the top of the page…..when you visit the mansion, you sign a paper saying you will not publish any pics or videotape that you take while you’re there, so I don’t know if we’ll ever see any hardcore proof, unfortunately….seems like just a bunch of stories get passed around again and again…. :(

Mizz.Maddness says:

September 2, 2006, 5:06 pm

I have lived within 4 blocks of the Hannah House my eintire life. For as long as I can remember there have been rumors about the Hannah House. My friends and I spent quite a few nights outside lurking around after mid-night in our teenage years. We never seen anything. But maybe we weren’t paying attention. (We were too busy trying spook eachother.) However. When I was 16 me and 3 of my friends went to the “Haunted House” that they had set up there. The people had split us all up to make us more afraid. And they sent me outside on the second level balcony that faces south. I can only tell you what I saw. NOthing scary. At first I just dismissed it as someone in a costume. But I seen a woman with her hair in a bun wearing early 1900’s clothing. She looked just to my left and walked down the steps. Just as it happend the scary skeleton guy on stilts stuck his head out of a doorway and pulled me in. (I was scared then) But that was it. Nothing special and I have no photos. I never smelled anything strange anytime that I have been there. Other than the oldness of the place. If you want to experience a real haunted house. Try the Nichols Mansion out off W. Southport and Mann rd. That place is very strange.

Kim says:

September 3, 2006, 12:26 pm

Is that also in Indianapolis, Indiana??

Jason Kirby says:

September 18, 2006, 3:48 pm


Dave says:

September 20, 2006, 1:39 pm

Thanks, Jason….I noticed that you responded from someone else initially commenting on this place….have you been there, by chance? What do you know about this place? I’d like to know….

Kim Hart says:

September 22, 2006, 11:57 am

The house is in Indy. It used to be at the corner of Mann and Mills on the SW side of town. It was moved to Southport and Mann road (about a block down the road) a few years back. The only thing that I know about the house, is that a little girl was hit by a car out front. I know when they moved the house one of the TV channels were there. They were taking photos of the house and there was an image of the little girl in the attic window. About 5 years ago or so, I drove up to the side of the house (someone is living in it now). I did not put the car in park, I left it in drive and the ground was pretty flat as I drove in. I drove up to the house, about 20 feet or so away from the side of the house. I was close enough to be able to see into the windows. It was about 10pm or so, it was dark out. I had my oldest daughter with me who was 3 at the time. I pulled up, sat there for a few minutes and I went to back out. When I did that, the car died (was a brand new car), I saw a shadow walk by the window (once again no one was living there and it was all boarded up) and my daughter woke up and was screaming bloody murder. I tried over and over to start the car. It took about 10 minutes and the car finally started, I tried to back out and the wheels were just spinning as though something was holding on to the front of the car. I put it in drive and flipped a u turn. Any time I drive by that house rather day or night, the hairs on the back of my neck stand up on end. I would love to actually go into the house. I am sure that there is something going on in there.

Dave says:

September 27, 2006, 4:33 pm

Wow, Kim, that’s a pretty insane story. I live in Kansas and drove to the Hannah Mansion hunting for supernatural events and came up empty. To say the least, I am super-skeptical. Wish you had some proof–have you thought about knocking on the door and talking to the people that live there? Is this place reknown in Indy? Is there any news articles that you think I could locate on the net about this place? Do you know the street address or the name of the family of the little girl that died?

We looked up a ton of “supposed” haunted places in Indy while we visited and checked out many of the probable urban legends.

Kim Hart says:

September 28, 2006, 1:07 am

Well I know that it is called The Nicholson mansion. I do not know the exact address of the house though. I can drive by tomorrow and update this with that info. I wish I had proof as well but the only proof I have is how scared shi*less I am to even drive by the place. I pulled it up on google and found a few different websites about it. I just typed in The Nicholson Mansion. I will have to say this. I have considered knocking on the door but I am not really sure anymore that someone is in fact living there. I know that there is a house load of **** inside. It is kind of weird how it sits but when you drive up Southport Road it comes to a T at Mann Road and you can see the house to your left about 1/8 of a mile away or so. I look at it every time I come to that stop sign and I have yet to ever see a light on inside the house. One of the sites that google has listed has a bunch of pics on it of the house right after it was moved. It of course looks nothing like that now. That is what it looked like when I drove up to it because I knew that no one in their right mind would live in or could live in a house in that condition. It has been painted bright yellow with black or a very dark trim. The funny thing about the house, it looks like when they moved the house they faced the back of the house to the street. I could be wrong but that is what it looks like to me. I never paid any attention to it when it was at Mann and Mills because there were so many trees and the grass was so high you could hardly see the house anyhow. There is still a cemetary that remains behind where the house used to be on Mills Road across from River Run housing addition.
I am right there with you when it comes to being on the fence about believing. I have just had to many things happen to me to not believe that this kind of thing really happens. I am not one that gets scared very easy either. If you are thinking about taking a trip, just let me know, I would be happy to get you to the house and if you would like company I might join you since it is less then 5 minutes from me. You can email me at Happy hunting to you.

Kim Hart says:

September 28, 2006, 1:09 am

O and Dave on a side note. This house has been on the top 10 most haunted places in America. So there must be some kind of truth to the fact that something has either happened or is happening in that house.

Ami says:

October 2, 2006, 5:39 pm

My brother-in-law had his wedding at Hannah on Halloween no less and we all heard nothing. From guests to the briday party to the couple themselves, nothing was heard

Dave says:

October 3, 2006, 1:52 pm

Kim–did you get my email? Hope so :)

melissa says:

October 3, 2006, 6:32 pm

wow q miedo uhh eso no es nada ja :]

Kim Hart says:

October 4, 2006, 12:25 am

Yes Dave I did. I sent you a reply earlier this evening. I look forward to hearing from you soon!!!!!! Have a great day :)

Mizz.Madness says:

October 8, 2006, 3:01 pm

Ok I must say that no one lives in the Nicholson mansion. They moved the home from Mills & Mann to Southport and Mann. They painted the house and it is no longer white. I’m very sure that it’s yellow and brown. No one can say for sure why this house is haunted. But I do know that if you go to the original location of the home. (northwest corner of Mann Rd & Mills) there is a small cemetary that is located in the area that use to be behind the house. They just built an apartment complex right behind this area, so it’s not as scary as it use to be. I will try to go there one day next week and take some photos of the cemetary and the lot where the house use to reside. I plan on taking my audio recorder as well. Hopefully I will have something interesting to post soon.

(Sorry I didn’t mean to repeat some of the stuff that you said Kim)

Dave says:

October 8, 2006, 11:37 pm

Pix would be totally cool :)
I live in Kansas, so I’d really like to see them…

Lindsay says:

October 9, 2006, 12:57 pm

I had a similar exeperience as Mizz.Maddness. In October, about three years ago, my friends and I had just left a haunted house in Indy, and we decided to drive past the Hannah House. I had read about it online and was very fascinated, so we pulled into the property. It was probably 11pm at night, and when we pulled into the property a man yelled at us, saying that it was private property and we needed to leave. We apologized from the car window, and made a U-turn to leave (since there was only one entrance). Right as we were about to pull out of the property, an old car pulled in, like a 1930’s one step up from Model T car. The car, however, looked brand new. Inside there was a man and a woman, both dressed in 1900’s clothing. They immediately threw the car into reverse, and sped off down the road. We decided to follow them since we thought this seemed a little odd, but the car sped off and we could not catch up! The car we were in was a 2000 Toyota Camry, yet despite how fast our car went, the car flew down the road and out of sight.

Michelle says:

October 10, 2006, 12:32 pm

Does anyone know if the Hanna House is hosting a hauting this year? I have a group of teenagers that are excited baout the Hanna House, but I haven’t been able to get any info on the net. I live very close by and was thinking about driving by, but after reading the baove email from Lindsay, I think I will pass! Any info is appreciated.

Good day!

matt says:

October 10, 2006, 4:04 pm

ok… so hjow much is it? and can you go there just anytime? and go through it?

Casey Mathes says:

October 10, 2006, 9:19 pm

I have been to the haunted house they have one time and i was scared to death. There were alot of unusal things i seen. i heard they are holding another haunted house for holloween and im going to be sure i go…

Dave says:

October 11, 2006, 2:05 am

Okay, I can’t believe I’m posting this, but I’m posting this for you, Matt. Go to the; its the home page for TAPS (TV Show “Ghost Hunters”)….scroll down on the right side of the page and you’ll see a black and white pic of the Hannah House. Click on it and you’ll get all of your details you need. If you have any questions, check out my earlier posts on this page….I have been there this past May. Hope this helps.

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Amey says:

October 19, 2006, 10:51 am

Hannah House is sponsoring a haunted house for Halloween. The haunted house is open October 20/21 and 27/28 from 6-11 pm. The admission fee is $10 and a Free historic tour of the Hannah House is included with admission. This is your chance to get in to the house for a nominal fee. It is located at 3801 Madison Ave, in Indianapolis and the phone number for the haunted house is 317-787-8486.

I have been in the house personally twice and never experienced anything paranormal. However, I have a friend who is espescially sensitive to paranormal phenomenon and she experienced a pungent (flesh burning odor) in the basement and apparition and pungent odor in the upstairs master bedroom. She was quite affected by this and won’t go into the house again. I personally, plan on attending the haunted house this weekend. Happy Haunting!

Amey says:

October 19, 2006, 10:52 am

By the way, the website is

Amey says:

October 19, 2006, 10:55 am

Sorry, I put in the wrong website. The website is

shebee_28 says:

October 20, 2006, 10:40 am

I know a little bit about the Nicholson Mansion, When it sat on mann road before it was moved a girl named Cindy lived there. She had alot of stories about stuff that went on there. Like her family would come home and all the lights in the house would be on. I guess there were passages in the walls that would take you through the house. In her room she had a stained glass window with a cross in it, if you looked in the middle of the cross you would see the grave yard through the woods. weird But i think moving it really sucked it went great with the graveyard….

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janelle says:

October 24, 2006, 11:36 pm

I have been to the Hanna house many times I have seen heard and felt something every time… Also my brother at a very young age seen the man in the black suit!

Dave says:

October 25, 2006, 3:38 am

Chelsea/Nellie….scroll through the comments on this page and read the entries closely. I believe enough people have commented and can give you an idea of what to expect should you ever visit the place. I have commented a few times…..

chelsea says:

October 25, 2006, 9:24 am

thanks dave i got ur e-mail.

Charles says:

October 25, 2006, 11:18 pm

I had never heard of the Nicholson mansion before, and I just moved down to Indy from Ft. Wayne. I drive by the mansion on my way to my cousin’s and everytime I have drivven by it I have felt like someone is watching me and I get cold chills. I have only felt this way when I was at other haunted places in Ft. Wayne. I never knew why but I guess I do now thanks for the info. I will have to visit the place sometime and investigate. It does look vacant.

Dave says:

October 28, 2006, 4:32 pm

Welcome to the board, Charles….please share with us your findings. I have seen many pics of it and although it looks vacant, it appears to have nailed and boarded doors and windows–not sure if you’ll be able to investigate it much. Please be careful :) and remember to post whatever you findings are.

Jeannie Clem says:

October 28, 2006, 10:40 pm

Just got back from the Hanna Haunted House (Saturday 10/28). After my son left “Grandma’s room” and was scolded for lying on the bed, on our way back down the steps the string from the hood on his jacket was flung up in his face with force. We were stopped on the landing half way down at the time. Three people witnessed this and another person at the bottom of the stairs reported seeing a flash of light “fly” by his face at that moment. My daughter fell for no apparent reason on her way up these same stairs – as soon as we gathered at the top of the stairs the tour guide told the group some people have reported being tripped on these steps. Very creepy – definitely got our money’s worth tonight! Great time!

Amanda says:

October 31, 2006, 2:15 pm

The Hannah House is quite a place.
I have had the privilige to visit this house a few times. Once with PROOF and another time to help with a filming of “Doing Indy” with Seth Hancock.

I guess one can say I’m a bit of a “sensitive” and I felt presences in the basement and attic of the house. A few friends of mine actually felt the same type of presence that I did. We were not even in the same rooms at the same time, but experienced similar feelings.

My friend, who is skeptical, felt something tug on her sleeve in the basement. She was very upset by this. We experienced table movement when we asked a spirit to show its self by moving or touching a table in one of the upstairs bedrooms.

The last time I went a few of us were in the upstairs bedroom and smelled cigar smoke. We confirmed the smell with one of the curators and tried to do some EVPs in the room. That was an interesting experience because we all were able to smell the trace of cigar smoke and no one in the house had been smoking at that time.

I believe there are spirits in that house. I do not believe they are malevolent but there is something other worldy there that watches over the property.

Dave says:

October 31, 2006, 6:53 pm

It’s a shame that no one can prove anything there….including the already set-up monitoring cameras. Anyone have any pictures that could lend proof?

Many stories; no EVP’s, no camera captures. A shame.

Jack says:

October 31, 2006, 9:19 pm

I had never heard of the house on southport until recently,however, in the past 3 days I’ve been to the house on three occasions, something about the house seems to be drawing me there, does anyone know if anyone lives in the house? I find something about this house extremely interesting but I don’t know why. I’ll watch for everyones posts.

Jack says:

October 31, 2006, 9:21 pm

Does it sound silly to say that a place place you’ve never been feels like home when you pass by.

Toni says:

November 1, 2006, 11:24 pm

I live 30 seconds away from the Hannah House and although I have never been inside I know it does serve as a party hall that a lot of people get married in. I have walked by it on my way home from work in the middle of the night and there was nothing out of the ordinary. I think it is a very gorgeous, historic place, and I have heard all of the stories from close friends but I have yet to witness anything for myself. What I wanted to tell all of you is that a friend’s aunt lives on Meridian north of Troy. She lives on her own except for a young female spirit who was said to have been raped and killed when she was five. I have heard many stories from the family and the woman who lives there. She says that the little girl lives in the attic where you can hear her rocking in a rocking chair. There is one bedroom in the attic and outside of that is an extended room with two closets in it. In the closet on the left side of the room the temperature is really cold and if you open the door you feel a burst of cold air. When my friend’s aunt leaves for work she will come home and the tv will be on and the remote in a different place than where she left it. Again, she is the only person who lives there. She has seen this girl and had exorcists to her house. The little girl stays there and the woman who lives there says she won’t mess with the little girl if the little girl doesn’t mess with her. I just wanted to tell you guys so you can add to the list of haunted places in Indiana. Please do not go any harass this woman or her house she is older and content with herself and the little girl. Thank you for your time and reading my story if you have any other questions you can e-mail me at

Toni says:

November 2, 2006, 3:12 am

Sorry about this but I have the wrong house, after reviewing my story with my friend she said that her aunt lives south of troy on meridian near bynaum’s steakhouse. i don’t know which house (she was trying to describe it but I couldn’t place it) Another relative lives in the house across the street from the green houses. Its hard to keep track of a friend’s relatives when they have a ton!

Dave says:

November 6, 2006, 12:29 am

Casey / Amey—you guys said you were going (went) to the house over Halloween….what did you find?

I’m convinced that the place is hyped to have people pay the bills to keep the place a national landmark until anyone produces evidence otherwise.

Broadwayj1 says:

November 10, 2006, 3:21 pm

The indy ghost hunters are doing an overnight at the place tonight. Nov 10. We will post anything we fine on our website


Dave says:

November 11, 2006, 10:20 pm

Thank you very much :)

Kim Hart says:

November 29, 2006, 11:14 pm

Hey Jason it’s Kimmy Kim…….Would you happen to know anything about the house on Mann and Southport Road being a big bad ghost hunter now and all??? I will hit you up on myspace as well. I would like to get some more info for Dave if I could. I am going to drive by there this weekend and try to take some updated pics of the place and see if I can’t get something on film from the outside. That is how the news station picked up the pictures of the little girl in the window. My email is further up if you want copies. Dave I will send you some via email, same with you Jason (if you want them). Dave I have not fallen off the face of the earth just yet sorry for not getting back with you after your last email. Hope you all are being friendly to your ghostly spirits and happy haunting.

Dave says:

December 9, 2006, 2:08 am

Hey Kimmy Kim! I hadnt’t checked this site for awhile and was glad to read your comment from 11/29 about the possible video and pix of the house and area. I’m super-stoked now :)

Went on one investigation since we last swapped emails….another joint here in Kansas…called the Lorenz Schlicter Cemetery located in Burlington, KS. The place is called “Child’s Play” cemetery in legend because of most of the graves are occupied by children under the age of 10, sadly.

I’ll give you the detailed scoop on my reply email to my home address when you get the chance to email me….



Scott A. Longere says:

December 19, 2006, 10:03 pm


I have read with interest your comments regarding the Hannah House. If you could, please contact myself, Scott Longere(Hannah House Manager), at 317-787-8486 as soon as possible.

John Halcomb says:

December 20, 2006, 12:06 pm

I have been to Hannah House on numerous occasions. I have done in depth investigating quite a few times. I
have also spent the night there a few times. First of all, the house is just beautiful. Anyone should be happy visiting there to feel the link to the past that Hannah House gives you.
Is the house haunted? In my opinion, I would most definitey say yes. We have caught strange things in pictures, we have caught some incredible EVP on many occasions as well. I have been witness to people getting touched, feeling like there is a hand running through their hair, and having certain clothing items pulled and snapped. I have witnessed objects move, and have seen a black mist cloud appear in front of me, grow to about 5 feet in diameter and then evaporate into nothing right in front of me. Yes, the house is haunted.
Just because something doesn’t happen the time you are there, Dave, doesn’t mean that it doesn’t happen other times. It also doesn’t give you the right to say mean things about the house, or those who run the house. The people that run the house are incredible, and some of the nicest people I know. The ghost group you spoke of has no affiliation with the house other than they do a few overnighters there. On many occasions I have been visiting the House and nothing has happened. You never can tell when something will happen. I will say that out of 10 times I go there, something will happen on 6 or 7 of those visits. When hunting Ghosts and looking for Paranormal activity, I will take that percentage anytime.
For those that want to know more about the house, or experience it for yourselves, I suggest you request information at

Kim says:

January 16, 2007, 9:03 pm

To Josh,

I don’t believe that Dave was trying to be MEAN to anyone!!! These are just different people’s opinions on this forum. Aren’t these forums places for people to speak their opinion and get other’s opinions?? I think Dave has not had any paranormal experiences so he is very skeptical. He is wishing that someone could show him some proof. Is that so hard to ask?? I think what YOU said was very mean and defensive. Defensive, I understand, if you know the owners, that’s fine. I’m sure Dave didn’t mean to say anything mean about the owners, he doesn’t know them and he seems like a nice guy. Maybe you should post some paranormal proof!!!!!!! I’d like to see it myself!!!

Robert says:

January 18, 2007, 10:29 am

The last time I was in Hannah House was 1981 when my girl friend and I wanted to go to a haunted house in October for Halloween. I remember the line was very long and it took over an hour in the rain just to get in. The house was in need of repair, some rooms had no floors and plaster was coming of the walls but it did make for a very good haunted house. The only thing I seen out of the ordinary while in the basement I felt someone grab my legs and feet but I brushed it off as part of the activities. But I never knew the house was really haunted till several years later. Now I am part of a team that investigates paranormal activity in private residents and business in the Indiana area. I think some business rely on the paranormal because of its profitability like Hannah House.

scared2death says:

January 30, 2007, 12:04 am

My cousin Brian lived in that city and he took me to that house. We heard a girl call my name and ask for me to put out the fire. Dudes I was scared. That night I went to bed with that same dream. She was still calling my name.

I live in Sandeago California and have been to the Whaley house. You can read my comment. My name is Amy. But the hannah house was really scary.


Brenda says:

January 31, 2007, 10:55 pm

I dont think Dave was being mean either. He was speaking his piece of mind. A lot of people dont believe Hannah House is haunted, most of them think this is a way to make money for the up keep to the house. Everynody has the right to say what they want, freedom of speech.

Tay says:

February 7, 2007, 11:05 pm

WOW……sounds pretty scary even if ur in there watching scary movies i wouldn’t want to ever go in the house it would creep me out…

Samantha says:

February 20, 2007, 7:55 pm

I have been to the Hanna house several times. I live in Indiana and go there for Halloween. I think that it is scary but I have not really felt uncomfortable. I Think it is in all our minds. I mean I believe in spirits but I just don’t think the hype for the Hanna house is needed. They have not had anything reported in such a long time. I think I have been more scared with there hunted house set up than anything. Maybe I am wrong maybe not who knows I guess.

Amanda V says:

February 26, 2007, 2:25 pm

Hello- I am not really a believer of “ghost and goblins”. However, I was at the Hannah House Sat. I am going to have my wedding there this year. Other than a Haunted House, the mansion serves as a Reception/Wedding/Party facility. When I walked into the house within moments I felt a warm welcome feeling. Like something or someone was telling me that this was the place. It was freezing that night, but I was so warm. My cheeks were even flushed. I have looked at several places over the last few months. This was one of the last ones. Anyway, my thought on the House is that if there are spirits there they are not all bad. As far as the “red walls” there is a room on the second floor with red wallpaper. I talked to the owner about the condition of the house as far as was everything original from when it was built in 1858. I was advised that when the house was taken over in 1988-1900 there were updates and upgrades done. So, I am sure if there were blood on the walls/blood stained walls carpet, it was removed at that time. In closing I think that yes, there is something about that house, but I do not think it is a bad thing.

Cindy says:

March 2, 2007, 3:50 pm

I have not been to the Hanna House but I went to the univeristy that is about half a block away from it. The university of Indianapolis. I went there four years and never stopped by the house. I had friends that did go for halloween and they were not spooked, but said the house was awesome to go visit even if it is just for fun. I would love to go though, maybe soon!

Amy says:

March 18, 2007, 2:16 pm

Hey all…I live minutes from Hanna House…I pass it multiple times a week and have not seen anything out of the ordinary I do get a weird feeling when I drive by. The reason for my post is to share my experience with my own house. I live about a mile away from the Hanna house off of Shelby street by the Boys and Girls Club. The house I live in has been owned by my grandmother since the early 50’s she acquired it in an auction. Evidently the previous owner was an older woman who had lived in the house most of her life as well. I do not know much about what happened in the house prior to my Grandmother buying it, but since she bought it 5 people that I know of have passed away in the house, or at least were very ill and spent there last months in the house and passed in the hospital. One of these people is my Grandfather, He is the strongest presence with me I feel him almost all the time on multiple occasions he has brushed my hair back, and once even wiped a tear from my face. I always know its him because I can smell his aftershave. Other people who have stayed with us have reported hearing footsteps in the hallway, or a sence of someone watching them in one of the bedrooms. My best friend swears she saw an older man with a cane (my great grandfather) walking accross the yard one night. I have never felt scared or threatened by anything in my house, Grandpa always comforts me or reasures me. One evening however I had to take my Grandma to the hospital for some breathing problems and I came back just before dawn to catch a few hours of sleep before going back to the hospital. I was sitting in the living room for a moment to flip through the mail and what not when the alarm clock in Grandma’s bedroom went off. I went in there not thinking much of it, and turned it off, I figured she had set it the day before to get up early for whatever reason. As I was leaving the room after quickly turning it off it came on again, so I just turned it off once again not thinking much of it. However when I was in the doorway between the bedroom and the living room and it turned on again I got a little creeped out. So I unplugged it from the wall and once again it turned on when I left the room. I walked back into the room and it turned off…I calmly said aloud…”Please let me sleep, I have to be back at the hospital in a few hours” it did not turn back on after that. To this day I do not know who it was but someone was being playful with me that night. Grandma was laying in bed another night shortly after her sister passed away and every few minutes the night she passed Grandma’s bedside lamp would turn on, she would turn it off and a few minutes later it would flip back on again. This is particularly creepy since one of their most recent phone conversations my Aunt was joking with Grandma and told her that when she passed she would come back and haunt my Grandma. This night Grandma got fed up with reaching up and turning the light off so she said aloud “Bernice…let me go to sleep now, I know you are with me and I love you now just settle down” the light did not flip back on. We also have hot and cold spots in the house, and unexplained noises in the night. Things get moved around such as the knick knacks that sit on the shelves and in Grandma’s cabinets get taken out and placed in the middle of the living room floor, Pictures fall off the wall onto the floor, yet do not break. Its rather eerie, But as I said before I have never felt threatened, if anything they are welcoming. I was a huge skeptic before moving in with Grandma, now I am a die hard believer.

Penguin says:

March 25, 2007, 12:55 am

Im visiting from Cali and im looking for something to do so i want to go see this!

jody says:

June 16, 2007, 12:38 am

I know for a fact that a lot of the stories are true,i am 43 yrs.old the youngest of six children originally from indianapolis grew up hearing about the hannah house from my mother and siblings who visited the house years ago their stories were quite chilling and do not believe my mother would make up a story like this and still go by it to this day.I will not however repeat their stories as i was not there i was not born yet and i do not want mess the story up.

traidergurl08 says:

June 19, 2007, 12:48 pm

I’ve heard all the stories of this house. some are ridiculous others are most certianly real. But what gets me the most is that i live near it and, i laugh my a** off every night in october because i can here the screams from the visitors in the basement. its in a cycle, too. So every scream is on cue. LOFL.


July 17, 2007, 1:49 am

IF anyone has pic’s of hannah house,pl email to, would like to see house

NIKKI says:

August 3, 2007, 1:38 pm

i have been to the hannah house mainly on halloween, you can get private tours for $5 so i plan on doing that. however i have been investigating the nicholson mansion on southport and mann, and have over 130 photos and about 20 spirits/ghosts. they seem to like me. i go by there and capture their picture every time. they have made my camera not work a couple of times, but they don’t cause no harm to me. they have made people move out. but the man that is there, shares the same name as the son of the builder, he is hardly there, and has no family. they are comfortable as far as the “residents”, and there is a porthole.
it’s fascinating:)

Angel says:

August 21, 2007, 10:45 am

I had my wedding reception at the Hannah House. I have always been interested in paranormal activity, and the house was beautiful, so I was excited to have it there. While we were there, as the guests were touring the rooms, one of them noticed that the curio type cabinet in the upstairs northeast bedroom was not sitting on the floor. It was attached to the wall, and if moved it revealed a hidden passage way. There is also access to the passage from the kitchen. There were a couple doors along the passage, all were locked. The property manager was present at the time of the reception, and he was EXTREMELY upset that the passage had been discovered. He was being very secretive. He did take us into the basement after being asked repeatedly. I didn’t notice any paranormal activity, but I was also extremely busy with the reception. I must say, there is definitely a strange energy in the house.

Chelle says:

September 14, 2007, 11:23 am

I went to the Hannah House 2 years ago for their annual tour, just around Halloween. The first time we went in there was the smell of cigar smoke. Several cold spots. The second time we went in we took our camera and have several picture s of orbs and stuff. In the basement in front of the wall where the canned vegtables are and have been there for ever!!!! There is a picture of me in a chair and there is a rocking chair right next to me with an indention in the chair as if someone is sitting there. I have even been into the Hannah house when they used to put on a real haunted house and had to stop because it was damaging the home. Part of the maze is still in the basement. I suggest don’t go expecting to see anything. Then hope that you do. I am not sure if they are doing the tour this year or not, but a tour of Centreal State Mental hospital would be great! I heard that place is very active with ghost.

Bam Bam says:

September 16, 2007, 10:10 pm

Hey Nikki,
You comment fascinates me. I would very much like to see your photos. I went by the mansion tonight and the house had lights on but there was no sign of residents. Very eerie looking as if it were staged to keep people from snooping around. Would you please send me some photos and I promise they will only be used for my own person use. I will not pass them on or publish them on any website without your express written consent. Thank you for considering my request whatever you decide.

billi jo says:

October 1, 2007, 9:41 am

I worked at the hannah house for a couple of years. We all seen some crazy things. I am a true believer of this house being haunted. We seen and felt things that I had never experienced in my life. I still go there sometimes. I feel the hairs stand up on my neck as soon as we see the house. It is the spookiest house I’ve ever been in.

Marie says:

October 19, 2007, 5:56 pm


I would love to see some of the photo’s too. I grew up right by this house and one day some friends and I went over to take pictures with a brand new digital camera and after taking the first picture the camera turned off and would not turn back on. Then all of the sudden bright flashing lights started flickering everywhere like something started taking pictures of us it was so scary.

Matt says:

October 23, 2007, 10:49 am

Nikki is hot

Heather says:

October 26, 2007, 2:58 pm

I have lived in Indianapolis my whole life,know the owners of this house have toured it as well as worked there. There have never been “blood drenched walls” those are just rumors to make it sound more scary than it really is. And the smell is not of decaying flesh it is of the perfume that the previous owners great grandmother used it still lingers.Any questions or comments contact me.

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October 29, 2007, 2:14 pm

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susan says:

November 1, 2007, 8:50 pm

I wanna do a tour, how do you find out when they are, and who do you call??? It sound freakin awesome!!

sara says:

November 1, 2007, 8:52 pm

hey long haired guy…is it a mullet ???

Ken grate says:

November 26, 2007, 12:22 am

Some information on Child’s Play cementery better know as Lorenz Schichter Memorial.

Lorenz Schlichter was a farmer p.o. Burlington was born in Germany 1822. Came to the U.S. in 1839 located in Clark County,Ind. then moved to Kansas, located in Neosho and engaged in farming. He was married in Louisville,Ky 1847 to Martha Sculwlither. They had seven children, Matilda,Mary,William,Amdia,Rosa,Charles and Winona. He was remarried in 1873 to Caroline Lindburg. they have one child Edith. I have interesting picture they seem to show a figure. Email me if you want the picture ? .

Polly says:

December 12, 2007, 2:36 pm

Regarding the Nicholson Mansion, there are people living there. I was unsure of it for a while because it always looks abandoned during the day. I go to the University of Indianapolis, so I drive by the mansion everyday, and last night when I drove by, there were Christmas lights and a Christmas tree turned on. Therefore, I have to assume that someone still lives there. Just be careful driving around there and don’t get out a starting walking around their property. Just because it’s haunted doesn’t mean you can’t get arrested for trespassing.

Nikki says:

March 17, 2008, 1:49 pm

hi, I haven’t checked here for awhile. the man that owns the mansion is putting a lot of money and time into it. and I know that they do not like that. I have been researching this mansion for over a year. I have census records and all that. The little girl that was in the newspaper, she was standing in the front window the very first time I went there, along with an older woman. I have caught so many that I describe them each differently. there is an indian, a man that is very angry, several children, a woman in all black with long grey hair, and others. I have too much to say it all now. VERY INTERESTING PLACE!

Kathie says:

March 29, 2008, 7:57 pm

Ok, well my hubby and I watch ghost hunters and are skeptics. I do believe in ghost. But I don’t believe that every single old house is haunted. I also know that most of the time there is a logical explination for things. (Notice I said “most of the time”) We have visited some “haunted” places and never seen anything. Tonight he is at the Hannah House with a team of investigators. My grandfather went to school with a guy who lived there. They were friends, he never heard of anything wierd going on. Now maybe the kid was told not to say anything or was scared he’d be ridiculed. I don’t know. We know all the storys and things. But seriously they only do these “investigations” once a month. How easy is it to set people up for things. I mean make “smells” appear, make “sights” appear. Yes, it’s an old beautiful house. It will be an experience for him.

cherri says:

April 30, 2008, 5:47 pm

I would love to go to see the house. If anyone has pictures will you please email me Thank You,

Michelle says:

June 19, 2008, 3:03 pm

I have been to the Hannah House many times. One was for a wedding on the steps outside of the house. It’s a very beautiful house. I must admit that I did not see anything funny going on during the wedding or the time I was there.

I’ve also been a few times to the Haunted House they have every Halloween, and nothing out of the ordinary there. It’s a beautiful house.

jenny says:

June 27, 2008, 11:38 am

I could tell you if it was truely haunted.
I can see spirits and talk to them. If I go there and find out it’s not haunted, I feel sorry for everyone who got tricked.

kyle says:

July 19, 2008, 11:59 am

I am going there tonight. we have been there before and got a couple of pics and evps.

Nikki says:

August 30, 2008, 12:15 am

I haven’t checked on here in some time, as I am in college, and very busy with several projects. I can not post any of my photos right now because I’m looking into publishing a book with my experiences and my photos. I have over 50 spirit photos at the nicholson mansion alone,I have been to the graveyard and stood on the platform that the mansion once was on, on Mills Rd. I have also been several other places and I get spirits there too, and this has changed my life to say the least. Tomorrow I plan to go on a tour at the Hannah House, and maybe I will pick up on something. I’m also going there for a history trip for myself, just to see where the slaves stayed and the milk house, it’s interesting to me in that aspect as well. I have census records on the nicholson place, the essay from the historical landmarks and I’ve researched all the owners through the years from 1979. that place has had weird rumors for over 30 years, and from my evidence, it’s very active! There are some trapped souls and one should be careful when going there. Also, be careful on private property, the attorney for the state owns the mansion now.
have a great night everyone, I’m off to a place that they are diggin up old graves and relocating them to expand a road. I’m going to see if a spirit is bothered by this!


August 30, 2008, 4:57 pm


Rina says:

September 11, 2008, 2:48 pm

Very True Hannah House is Haunted I went there on a tour with my cousins and that house is what made me want to become a paranormal researcher! I Loved It! Yea some of you may think I am weird I am from southern Indiana We have some haunted houses but i think Hannah House is my favorite.

Ms. Ann says:

September 21, 2008, 1:41 pm

I went on a tour a few months ago and I couldn’t have been less pleased. I think that this is a haunted house, but the tour and subsequent “investigation” that was done was an obvious attempt at entertainment. A “sensitive” acted like she was possessed by a spirit when it was very obvious she was playing off the groups comments.

Aldyth says:

September 22, 2008, 12:15 am

To the person who asked what he did with the bodies: The Hannah House was a stop on the underground railroad. The slaves were hiding in the basement when it caught on fire and they all died. He built a wall and hid them behind it.

I’ve never been in there personally, but with a history like that it wouldn’t surprise me if it were haunted. You can’t really go in there expecting the ghosts to put on a show for you, either.

They also do the tours to help keep it open. Taxes are extremely high (as everyone probably knows) and with the mayor trying to tear it down (even though it’s a historic building) all the time, they need all the help they can get.

Here’s a cool website with some pictures (no spooky orbs though, sorry):

Also, I’ve been to the house on Mann Road, and I never realized it was called the Nicholson Mansion. The story I heard on that one was that before the house was moved, a man lived there with his family. Apparently, he was abusing his daughter and eventually killed his whole family. There was something about the graves in the back, and it was either his or hers that was away from the rest? I don’t know. That place was definitely creepy though the few times we went there.

Central State, now that place is terrifying!

Dolores says:

September 23, 2008, 1:35 pm

I travel the country visiting haunted places. I’m not a teenager, I’m much older and have been experiencing paranormal since I was a child. I have been on several of the over night visits to Hannah House. The first time during the orientation the left side of my body turned cold and tingled. In the palor I sat for awhile and became overwhelmed with grief and started crying and saying to the room I’m so sorry, over and over. I had to leave to the safe room to stop. The attic is very haunted. I and several others that night were useing divining rods. The investigator asked questions and my divining rods would cross for yes and uncross for no. One young man was pushed on the stairs with no one around him. My friend was poked in the side several times with no one close to her. The second time not as much happened. So all I can say is go a few times because some of you are right they don’t perform on cue. Stormy nights are the best. All that electricity in the air does help. Now Gettysburg was really GREAT>>>>

Hanna's Dad says:

October 13, 2008, 6:57 pm

I really don’t appreciate everybody speaking so rudely about my daughter! She is a great girl but has a few issues. Nobody argues that point but I don’t feel like her business should be put out in the open. Especially from Dave.

katana says:

October 17, 2008, 9:50 pm

i went to this wicked house were tirty people died it makes the hannah house look wimpy they had to bord it up but we met paranormal investigators they got an evp !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!BOOOOOOOO OH IT IS TRUE

Tiffany says:

October 21, 2008, 10:50 pm

Is there a web site? Or something that tells how much it is, and the hours the tours are? Thanks


October 25, 2008, 1:53 pm

back when i was 16 me and my friend was payed $50.00 to stay the night in there. when we where walkinging through i could hear people screaming. i have been able to see and hear sprits since i was a child so for me it was easy. after seeing the woman who died upstairs screaming for her life i ahd to leave i could not take it any more it was to much for me. but to the people who think it is not haunted they are wrong it really is. i have seen and heard first hand.

jessica:) says:

November 2, 2008, 1:13 am

okay.. you only have apart of the haunted story.
it is said that one of the upstairs rooms is haunted so here you go, the story behind that…Mrs. Hannah had given birth to a still-born child in a second floor bedroom. A visit to the Crown Hill Cemetery to where Elizabeth & Alexander Hannah are buried, found a small, unmarked, infant-sized gravestone in the family plot, with only a single date etched in the stone.

kelly says:

November 17, 2008, 10:01 pm

I was at the house and did feel a few things . My daughter Haley also felt some things . I would love to do it again with less people there was alot loud mouths laughing that I didnt appreciate but I did enjoy myself

rich says:

November 20, 2008, 6:07 pm

I recently as well did the overnight visit at the Hannah House. There was a few experiences in the house that I experienced in the attic and then mainly the basement. Obvious something is going on there but also any sort of voices or footsteps you may think you hear are dismissed easily dut to the amount of people and lack of coordination. Still a great time but would definetly like to be there on a more serious minded visit for everyone!

kelly says:

November 21, 2008, 4:58 pm

Rich. Did you take any pictures there ? If you did would you like to share pics ? I have a few and in a couple maybe orbs . Would like your opinion .

nick says:

December 23, 2008, 7:32 pm

indy is not scary as hell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The haunted house near halloween is scary every once and a while.

Bree says:

February 4, 2009, 4:54 pm

The Hannah House had REAL history. Of course now a days its all about the all mighty dollar and everyone and anyone who can has capitalized on the terror the house holds. Any time something terrible happens, it leaves a mark, or an imprint if you will. The amount of slaves that were in the basement when the house caught on fire is unreal. And all those people died namelessly. Their lives and their deaths were hidden. There WAS a wall build by the owners at the time of the fire to preotect themselves and hide the evidence. Therefore one wouildn’t be able to go into the area where they actually died. You can, for a price, stay overnight at the Hannah House. But trust no one brought in by the people who run the house….keep in mind…they want your money. There are reports of things falling off shelves and the smells, which smell more like burnt flesh then a fire…. Either way, Happy Haunting :)

Amanda W says:

March 3, 2009, 4:01 pm

I went to the Hannah House in June on a tour, $50.00 a person and they would’nt let me bring in my high-def video camera, My Digital Camera (because it had to much optical zoom) Or my high def recorder. They said that they have people with gear and to let the expert’s handle it…

freida says:

March 18, 2009, 12:21 pm

i’ve never been to the hannah house but i am interested of finding out what’s fact from fiction. Are there really screams and blood stained walls? i just would like to know if some of this is just made up for our amusement or if there really is some messed up things that happen their.

Diana L Simmerman says:

April 21, 2009, 6:08 pm

will you please send pictures and address thanks

Ryan says:

May 28, 2009, 1:11 pm


felicia says:

June 15, 2009, 7:16 pm

thats one freaky house. i use to live there.i used 2 cry when i seen the blood.i used the sink and blood came out.

MandaPook says:

July 26, 2009, 1:24 am

Wow. That’s scary. Kinda like the haunting in conneticut.

opal bell says:

September 24, 2009, 9:31 pm

my adopted cousin and her half sister was married in the hanna house i dont belive the storys people say about it i did not see anything or hear nothing but it was funny how they would not let people go upstairs and supposeably a woman died upstairs yrs ago when the underground railroad went thru the hanna house and there is supposably a room where u hear screms and see blood covered walls butnoone will ever know because noone is allowed upstairs or in the basement where slaves suposeably burned alive and a wall was built where they burned alive at search for haunted houses in indianapolis,indiana and u will see what im talking about

katie says:

October 22, 2009, 8:22 am

my friend lives right by the hannah house and she hears noises sometimes when she is walking around

Kathy says:

October 23, 2009, 5:52 pm

Back in the 1970’s when the Hannah House was first opened up for tours after years of being boarded up (and before it was renovated) I went there on a tour with my family. I had never previously heard any stories about its being haunted or that it was associated with the Underground Railroad. I was a teenager at the time and in no way claustrophobic (I had been spelunking through very narrow spaces with no problems). But when I went into the root cellar of the house, often referred to as a basement, I had an absolute sense of panic in the space, a feeling that I could not breathe and that I HAD to get out of there! I only foungd out about 10 years later that this was the cellar in which the Underground Railroad slaves had experienced a fire in which many of them had died of suffocation. As soon as I left the cellar the sensation left me.

Ever since this incident and my eventually hearing about the deaths of the slaves, I have firmly believed that some sort of psychic, if not physical residue can remain after a violent or disturbed death. i still feel chills every time I tell the story to someone else.

ruth says:

December 13, 2009, 9:19 am

My husband and I worked in the Hannah House for their annual Halloween haunted house in 1982. Then we went to a party there that the owner threw for the people who worked in the haunted house for ahlloween. the house is definately haunted. I’m very spiritiaul, and felt lots of things going on in the house both times i was there. None of it bothered me because I grew up in a husnted house that’s really got some evil things residing in it. the Hannah House is mild comapred to the house I grew up in.
The Nichols Mansion is haunted also. Just drive by slowly and feel the vibes. You can’t miss the house if you are looking for it. It’s painted bright yellow with brown trim.

jayjay says:

December 18, 2009, 2:44 pm

it is fucked up i been in the basement and a cabinet fell over an myfriend died

Stan Jones says:

January 12, 2010, 11:48 pm

When the Hanna House was used for charity as a haunted house I volenteered my time as a “ghost” or whatever. I had 2 “events” that happened to me and others. One lasted for several hours and got to observe it real well. Although these seemed to be supernatural and spookie as hell they did not seem to be evil. I also witnessed others who had apparently seen something unexplained for each time they were very scared. I believe, because of my own experience, that the home definetly has supernatural qualities within it.

Bailey says:

January 26, 2010, 4:24 am

I went to the Hanna House a few years ago for Halloween. I thought it was pretty pointless. In my opinion, it was really just money wasted. It was interesting hearing the stories that people have “experienced,” but I never saw, heard, or felt anything. I believe in spirits and was somewhat saddened by the fact that I didn’t see anything. They also had a haunted house attraction type thing set up outside. You went in through the basement and ended up outside by the street. As far as I’m concerned, don’t waste your money.

Daniel says:

January 28, 2010, 5:21 pm

Been to the Hanna House many times taken tours, watch a cival war renactment..Even took pictures.. However never felt or seen anything there just heard the stories. However its a pretty cool place to visit

collin says:

February 9, 2010, 3:58 pm

for people who have been their do they have tours and if so do they cost money? how much?

kelly says:

February 9, 2010, 5:01 pm

collin. Yes they do have overnight tours I paid 50 check on thier website . I believe it is

Emma says:

February 16, 2010, 9:12 pm

ok i dont really know what a pendulum or spirte bord is but i have and idea about them. i think they are the bourds with letters and a skull,a yes and no sign and nubers,or is that a spirte bord ?

Katie says:

February 21, 2010, 9:21 pm

i went there for halloween but i didnt experience anything so im skeptical about it but i believe its haunted because my friends mom has been there and saw an imprint of a baby in the crib and a door opened not on cue, but i no not to beleive anything til i hav experienced myself, i want to be a paranormal investigator someday but cant do much about it now so i wish i experienced something there/: but i have seen a photo of an apparition there

Stephanie says:

July 8, 2010, 1:14 am

I have read many of the comments and I am glad someone stated that Mr. Hannah was not a German Immigrant. Now I have done an over-night stay there with a couple of friends and have experienced some interesting things. Now I am a very skeptical person when it comes to paranormal activity but I must say since that night I have now changed my view on paranormal instances.

The night started off fine, everyone went into their small groups and into different rooms and levels of the house. The house felt a little eerie to begin with but after a while you can get quite comfortable there. The couple of things that had really caught my attention and stuck out of the evening were on the second level of the house, the basement and even the medium that came in.

While I was on the second level of the house I was in what was considered the Grandmothers room or the room where the German immigrant gave birth to a still born. It was said that the room had either smelt of roses or death at different times of the day/night. While we were in there is smelt beautifully of a garden (which if you are like me, you know that achieving that scent isn’t a hard feat since there are many floral sprays you can buy). My group and I had left the room and hung out in the hallway, facing the stairs we had seen no one else enter the room after us (we were the last one’s to have been in the room), so we decided to go back in. We all first noticed when walking into the room that the ambiance changed. Although we were in there only moments ago it went from feeling very comforting and floral scented to a very disturbing air with a horrible stench. Now I can not say that it smelt of rotten flesh because I do not know what that particular scent smells like, but the smell was definitely something rotten. We then noticed that the sheets were thrown to the side as if something restless was just laying in the bed.

Many people had experiences in the basement, although I did not, I did have a large sense of an uneasy, sad and depressing feelings surrounding me. We then headed into the attic when the medium had arrived, the gentleman was very nice and talking with many people who had questions wanting to be answered. Now I absolutely hate psychics and mediums and other people who claim they can read your future or talk to the dead. I find them to be the most revolting people on this earth because they mess with peoples feelings in such ways and knows it affects them because it is on an emotional basis and they just reiterate information that they have already attained through the person they are talking to. Well my friends that I was with that night were very big believers and one really wanted to talk to him. She was in tears and emotional and I was just livid because she let her emotions get in the way of realizing that she had fed him most of the information. They then pushed me to talk to him, which I did not want to do, but my friends were so pushy so I went up to the gentleman to “talk” with him. Without me saying a word he made eye contact with me and said he had a special message for me from my brother Michael (my brother who had been dead for 21 years), this took me off guard because I had not said a word to him or to anybody around me, my friends did not even know I had a brother or of his existence. He then proceeded to tell me a personal message, which only someone extremely close to me would have known those events in my life, things that even my family did not know. I could not even begin to express how random, odd and intense this moment was.

I know this comment is extremely long but I love to share my experiences with people.


September 21, 2010, 11:28 am

I have been to the Hannah House a few times. The last time I was Indiana Ghost Hunters were providing tours of the house….Yes there was a fire in the tunnels under the house which were in fact part of the Underground Railroad. However I never heard any screams and there are NO red walls. A woman did die in one of the upstairs bedrooms but there is no smell of rotting flesh! There is a distinct smell that has been noticed at the bottom of the steps leading to the upstairs bedrooms it is a pleasant smell of ROSES! And I did indeed smell the roses at the foot of the stairs. The house and its large property are very beautiful and the stories of the Hannah House are very interesting. There is a very rare painting that hangs in the first room to the left as you enter through the front of the house, I believe it is a painting of the original owner of the home anyway the painting is in no way paranormal just freaky because it seems as though the man in the paintings eyes follow you across the room as you walk!!! So if you like to tour Historical homes and land this is a GREAT place to visit. If you are looking for “Bloody Walls” etc…watch Amittyville!!!!!

Rachael says:

October 8, 2010, 10:40 pm

Me and my family go every year since i was little around halloween, i never really thought of it as haunted until last year, me and my step sister were kinda dragging behind the group taking pictures of the rooms, when we left we begun to look at the pics, up stairs in the red room we had taking a pic on our phone and in the picture there was a real vivid white shadow laying in the bed, and in the picture beside the bed there was a evil almost distorted face looking down on the shadow, we took it back to the people working there and they too were shocked by it, the let us go back up and look at the picture above the bed and it was a scenery picture. that picture is wicked and honestly made me believe in ghost, the Hannah house is deff haunted

Miles says:

January 27, 2011, 1:02 pm

Im gonna go visit it and do some investigating :)

Miles says:

January 28, 2011, 2:25 pm

Do u hav to pay to get in or can u just ask to go in and check it out?

Caledbet says:

April 25, 2011, 1:16 am

The $750 minimum for private investigations is pretty steep for an unproven venue. I wonder why any real teams bother. That’s on the level of Waverly Hills and Ohio Reformatory and they are the big leagues. Even Prospect Place doesn’t charge that much. I think I’d rather go there. Guaranteed results for my money.

Andie says:

July 15, 2011, 11:21 pm

I spent the night in the Hanna house 4 years ago and doubted if anything would happen. Well…it did. A friend of mine was with me and we had just gone down to the basement to walk through the maze when her tape recorder stopped working. I had my night vision camera on the whole time. As she was reolacing the batteries in her voice recorder it felt like something was next to me, then I heard it whisper in my ear! I asked her if she heard anything, and right that second it whispered in my other ear! I freaked out and screamed running full speed up the stairs!
The next day I sorted through all the video until I found that moment, and you can actually hear the voice on the tape! Very freaky, but an amazing experience!

Jordan says:

August 12, 2011, 4:32 pm

I work the haunted houses there and we took a picture in the garage of the ceiling and a face showed up. A lady that volunteers there also had a ghost tracker and used it in the basement and it shut off by itsself. I personally have seen the man in the black. I have also seen a rocking chair moving by its self. We have heard creaks in the floor and heard screaming. Everything you hear about it is 100% true.

megan says:

August 23, 2011, 10:48 pm

i was there twice and i did feel some one did pull my hair in the back of me down in the basement and women screaming the second time i brought one of my friend and we saw a baby cradle rocking up stair by its self and we felt some one watching us but know one was there but us and we saw white mist by the window, so it is true

Sally says:

August 25, 2011, 2:17 am

Might want to do further research into the origins of this haunting … Indiana was not a slave state.

Minnie says:

September 29, 2011, 8:51 am

So I keep reading all these different stories, i really wanna go to a huanted house this halloween with my borfriend but all these stories make it seem scary as hell & at the same time like its not worth it. Who HAS BEEN INSIDE Hannah House and expirienced crazy things.??

Chris says:

October 4, 2011, 9:54 am

Investigated here. No evidence found of a haunting. Staff that allows investigations are the only thing scary here. Rude and not truthful. My advise, do yourself a favor…pass this place up,investigating here will only cause you grief.

Floyd Ware says:

October 23, 2011, 4:06 am

Later they will be all we ever dreamed. Facebook. 2012. twitter. B.C. Korn. In a world declined. Yeah!

Kyle Brown says:

January 1, 2012, 12:08 am

i live close to the hannah haunted house

ELISHA says:

August 2, 2013, 9:22 pm


Tammy Jolley says:

August 29, 2013, 1:52 pm

how do I get approval to go? A few of us would like to stay the night?

Courtney Fisher says:

July 31, 2014, 11:58 pm

My ex boyfriend lived right down the street from the nicholson mansion on w. Southport & mann road a young couple and 2 little kids livr there now I’ve always thought that house was haunted but brad(ex) said its not because it wasn’t built there that they moved it years ago but every single time we would go past it I always felt a pressence n my hair on my body always stood up its crazy n yes the house looks racody old yellow and btown paint and yes it did get possitioned wrong the back is faceing the street

DeAnna Lutes says:

October 4, 2014, 12:22 pm

I used to go there just to sit outside n soak up the energy . I’ve never been in but always drawn to go inside. My beliefs are very different than most .I believe I was a nurse in the Civil War era and had some connection to the slaves or underground rail road .Just a question to the historians or tenants/owners .Who was the nurse that was there who helped out frequently with the bloody apron that was emotionally involved or helped during the Underground RR ??? Any information would be helpful as my research hasn’t turned up anything but Harriet Tubman. Thank You in advance.

DeAnna Lutes says:

October 4, 2014, 12:26 pm

I used to go there just to sit outside n soak up the energy . I’ve never been in but always drawn to go inside. My beliefs are very different than most .I believe I was a nurse in the Civil War era and had some connection to the slaves or underground rail road in a past life .Just a question to the historians or tenants/owners .Who was the nurse that was there who helped out frequently with the bloody apron that was emotionally involved or helped during the Underground RR ??? Any information would be helpful as my research hasn’t turned up anything but Harriet Tubman. Thank You in advance.

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