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On the Fence

Valpo, Indiana

This house was the site of Indiana’s most atrocious murders. A man came home after a tough day at work and snapped. He decapitated his entire family and placed their heads on fence posts. Before police arrived, the man shot himself in the mouth. Today, the house is haunted. Many have seen heads strewn throughout the house upon first glance only to later see them disappear.

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kicky says:

September 19, 2010, 5:20 pm

the story is true in a way. the father got fired from his job and was having family issues so he came home and killd his wife and kids and chopped there heads off and stuck them on the fence then hung himself on a silo before the cops showed up and thats all. its just and abondoned house haunted by the family that has blood on the walls on the inside with a collapsed roof. you can barely see the fence anymore. you are not supposed to enter but it is for sale. its by 125w. you cant miss it.

amy says:

September 19, 2010, 5:59 pm

Okay if its so true where is the proof of this happening cause there isnt any newspaper would of had something in it about this happening my grandma has lived close to there for over 50 years and she never heard this happening so please link the site to show us proof

JacobysFiance says:

November 16, 2010, 12:17 am

This story is true I have been there with my cousin and there’s a sign before you go down the road that says restricted as your not suppouse to drive down it but people do anyway. Unfortunatly I can’t say it’s really haunted nothing happend when me and him went but I know the murders did take place.

amy says:

November 16, 2010, 10:29 am

where is the proof ? My grandma lived close to the house and she never heard anything about this happening I think alot of people just made this up to get this going

Tahmid says:

February 1, 2011, 3:20 am

Its a freaky story. My sister and I was taking a walk on the bummer street at about 12 am at night. The thing we saw was literally unbelievable. On the left side of the front door there’s a window.suddenly we saw a grotesque figure in-front of it. My sister even heard the barking of a dog which was not present there. we literally ran out of there. it really freaked our minds out.

Juggalo says:

March 3, 2011, 5:26 pm

i have been there it is called the duey house the story is true but i have been there and the windows and doors were boareded up and we tore down the boards and went in it was full of junk and its not haunted at all it is gay

MakingMy WayThrough says:

March 6, 2011, 9:53 pm

I can’t believe that this story is still getting commented after years!!!!!

Fred says:

March 8, 2011, 11:17 pm

The property is for sale, you may not go back there without a realtor. The neighbors will call the cops on you.

amber says:

April 12, 2011, 1:21 pm

me and my bf have been there twice but never actually got out to explore the first time it was dark so we didnt see anything the second it was daytime and we finally saw the house its a little ways into the woods but it looks like a nice big house other than the fact that its boarded up. i for one dont believe the story about him decapitating his family and putting their heads on display i need proof of that one like the year and the police report i know its posted no trespassing everywhere around there but i may soon go explore i really want to.

c says:

May 8, 2011, 9:41 pm

I used to ride by there every day on my bus when i went to school in chesterton. We would transfer bus’s at the school really close to there I never noticed anything

Crystal55 says:

May 10, 2011, 1:27 am

I really wish some of these “Ghost Hunting” websites would do some research on some of the places they post as being haunted. This has been an urban legend for as long as I can remember. Friends and I have driven by several times when we were younger at least 15 years ago. If you go to the Porter County Historical(GenWeb) website and look at the old maps of the property in Liberty township, you can easily locate this property as being owned by a family called Alabach for many, many years. From what I can tell, they have owned that property since at least 1969. The husband however has passed. The wife on the other hand, still owns a smaller property just north of the 68 acres for sale, I imagine she still resides there being that the taxes on both properties are up to date. Yes you can look that up too, in the Porter County Taxes website. From what I have read about her, she has been a Citizen’s Activist for many years, helping to shut down several landfills in the area, wheeler, 49, and in Hebron. Amongst many other things. She was obviously a well respected woman and an asset to our local community. Everyone needs to leave this poor woman and her property alone!! Respect her wishes and don’t trespass on her land!!

Mark Roney says:

July 4, 2011, 8:35 pm

This place is called Dueys House, Its a fake. Its just a foreclosure that the bank never cleaned out. There is literally nothing creepy about this place. If you dont believe me i will give you directions and you can find out on your own.

J.T. Cusic says:

July 26, 2011, 3:34 am

Wow! It seems that This was an old folk tale that got severely twisted! I read all comments up to this point from local kids to ghost hunters to police officers and even the owner of the house behind this one(which no longer stands) whose had her property broken into to the point That i guess she finally moved! Please read all comments especially the one thats from “I live there” before you decide to check this place out. You might get shot or arrested so read and ghost hunt safley! Peace out!

ken says:

October 17, 2011, 10:24 am

i went and checked this one out. i saw nothing odd at all. i did find something unique though, if he did decapitate his family with an axe he must have at some point sharpend it? i found the sharpening stone and kept it. makes for a good conversation piece.

Jimmy says:

October 18, 2011, 2:30 pm

This house, which I have been inside on several occasions between 19889 and 1990, has been torn down. The legend at that time said that the man whole lived there, Dewey Babcock, murdered his entire family sometime in the sixties or seventies and subsequently committed suicide. There is a cemetery just north of the house, increasing the ominous mood that rode shotgun with every visit to the old house. Across the road was a very big, well kept home that was rumored to belong to Judge Kickbush, who was usually blamed for calling the police whenever the old home shone lights out of the windows as a result of people like me, who was fascinated by the place. While I was never caught inside the house, I came very close on one occasion. My friend, his girlfriend, my girlfriend and myself actually had to hide under the house, which was half basement and half crawlspace. We crawled all the way back to the west wall and ducked down and stayed put for over an hour. We were actually upstairs, which contained only two bedrooms-one on either side of the stairway, when we saw the police lights. We ran down to the basement and crawled all the way back. We could here two officers walking in the house and talking to each other. One of them actually came down to the basement, shined his light around very quickly, and nearly sprinted back up to his partner as if he wanted nothing to do with being down there alone. That was the extent our excitement in the Dewey Babcock house. I did, however, find a pill bottle in the basement with the name Estella Babcock on it dated from the early eighties, which made me begin to question the validity of the legend. After very little effort, I discovered that Dewey had died in 1986 and his wife was still alive and living in a nursing home. They were married for over half a century, until death did them part, and had no children. Estella died in the nursing home in 1993.

Patrick says:

March 2, 2012, 4:50 pm

Can you still get on to the property?

Tracy says:

July 31, 2012, 12:22 am

Okay now, I’ve been there, and I cant say if they’re real or not. I just went last night with a few of my coworkers, and all I can say was it was pretty creepy. I did in fact hear things, like dogs, and thumps, which none of us made. We also caught things in pictures, and saw a human figure ourselves. There stuff just piled everywhere, theres not one bare floor spot in the house that I could see. In the basement there was, but barely. It look like someone house on hoarders if the house had been abandoned for a few years. A few things creeped me out. For one, why was all the stuff like this? How did it get that way? And in the bathroom alot of stuff looked fairly new. All of the windows were broken, and heres what got me: one, why werenâ??t there any animals residing there? Two, since all windows were broken, whys wasnt everything wet and molded from all the years of exposure? My friend Tonya took a bunch of pictures and got a few with legit orbs, and something lashing out at two of our guys. Pretty cool actually. In the basement though, the water thing went off. Like, it was water dripping in a tub or something, through the pipes. Why? The utilities couldnâ??t have been on for years. When we went back outside, however, we went to look around at whats left of a barn, or shed, or whatever it was, and found an Old Model T. It was completely rusted, and broken, and I cant even explain. Thats what got me the most.

Jim says:

September 25, 2012, 4:11 pm

What is the story about Gogwood Park?

Candise says:

October 12, 2012, 5:53 pm

This story of Old Man Duey is VERY UNTRUE!! This house never belonged to anyone by the first or last name of Dewey. This is just an urban legend to get teens to trespass on the property. The house was torn down many years ago. The exact location and address is 627 N. 125 W. Those stating that they recently went into the house obiviously have the wrong location because it no longer exists. There are no Old Model T’s or anything else left in the barn. The barn roof is collapsed and the only things standing sturdy are the 3 sillos. If your looking to find an actual location that is truly haunted…you might wanna check out the Baumeister house located in Indianapolis, suburb of Westfield and that addresss is 5356 C. 72nd St. That is if you can access the property which is still for sale.

Tracy B says:

July 20, 2013, 4:12 pm

Okay, I’ve heard every legend there is to this house and cant disprove a single one. But I do know that my coworker and I have been inside that house, and gone into the basement. It was just terrifying, It looked like a hoarders house had been abandoned, and all the windows were busted. The creepy part was that there was no mold on any papers, nothing was wet as it should’ve been. While in the basement the water heater turned on which made no sense because it was disconnected from the wall. A friend of mine was also chased off the property by the alleged “ghost dogs”. The house has since burned down, I was there the night of and am not really sure what happened, my friends and I believe there were rituals going on. The land has also been bought and cleared out. I have not seen it since.

kalen says:

June 5, 2014, 10:23 pm

Ive been to the duey house which i believe is the one being referred to above..the house is gone and so is the silo it appears the silo was moved by some kind of force becuz it now sit in the middle on wat used to be the driveway but other than that and the occasional feeling of being watched and fallowed there isnt much left there. however i don’t recommend going becuz i found evidence of black magic while there previously however if your still interesed in going the house is located off of 625 which can be found off 700N between chesterton and valparaiso

Mary says:

June 22, 2014, 10:01 pm

When we went there to see the remains of the house the car was acting weird. We had no problem going there and back home but when we pulled to the side of the road the car was making weird noises. When we tried to pull away the car would not move or reverse. Also the dog was trembling when the windows were up and the AC off. Another thing is the car did that 2 times.

Mary says:

June 27, 2014, 8:17 am

When the car stopped working we were directly in line with the fence posts that had the heads on them. I do believe that the Dewy house murder is real.

Michael says:

September 23, 2014, 11:07 pm

Ghosts aren’t real, just like the other supernatural things. join reality.

Kayla says:

September 28, 2014, 11:46 pm

I’ve been there several times in fact I just went there a few hours ago and it is in fact very much haunted. Today was the first time I went when the sun was still up so I was able to actually get pictures and see what the silo looked like because it’s hard to tell at night. The pictures I got even though at a stop came out a little funny. My dad has also been to the house when he was my age and was chased by a car at night. The next day he went during the day saw the same kind of car over grown NY plant life sitting on cinder blocks.

E hennings says:

October 26, 2014, 8:23 pm

I know the Dewey house very well. When we were kids (late 80s, early 90s), we would visit it all the time on the way to the Pines Ski Area. Once we entered the house, looked around, went upstairs. I have never been so scared in my life. As we were walking down the stairs all 5 of us heard a long loud moan and a flicker of light behind us. We stopped in our tracks and got real quiet…we heard and saw the light again. I ran track in school and never ran that fast in any event at a meet. Once outside we all took to the other building and inside there was 2 old cars in mint condition. We returned a few days later with some other friends and the cars were gone. It was really weird. We went there many other times after that and never has anything like that happened again.

FMR says:

December 26, 2014, 11:57 pm

I’m a 44 year old Dad, not prone to experiencing this type of stuff. But in 2005 I took my teen daughter, her friend, two teen nephews and my brother in law over the “Dewey House” for a little October fun. While we all peered over the fence from the road, out of the truck, we experienced what I would describe as orbs back on the property…about 150 feet up the driveway. We were very startled by these lights and we hustled back to the truck and drove off. Could have been explained in a few different ways, but no doubt all six of us experienced strange lights at this haunted site.

mikell says:

July 9, 2015, 2:37 pm

Sounds like the Dewey house off 700

Bill says:

October 2, 2015, 2:58 pm

I’ve lived around this area my whole life and I’m 56 years old now and I can tell you for a fact that the Dewey family murders absolutely did happen and that the Kimball cemetery and local “troll bridge” have some role to play as well.

As many have said, Mr. Dewey lived with his wife and daughter (and by most accounts a dog) in the early 1950s and Mr. Dewey was also a member of the KKK which had a very strong presence in Indiana in the 1950s. Now, as many former KKK will tell you, this “Christian” organization that has leaders called “Dragon” and “Wizard” and burns crosses during midnight masses while dressed in robes and commits human sacrifices that it calls “lynchings” is actually in its upper eshelons a very very Satanic secret society. I remember my parents being split over what happened to the Deweys. My mother thought the father had tapped into something he had no business with under the bridge while my pa thought that the KKK had sacrificed him and his family.

I remember as a boy hearing from my uncle that he had seen lights under the “Troll Bridge” and obviously many others have reported similar strange activity. I believe that this was a KKK black mass, and I also do not believe its coincidence that one of Porter County’s oldest cemetaries is right there near by. If I had to wager a guess, I would say that anyone looking for truth should first look in to the Kimball Cemetery and that nearby bridge where I believe Satanic activities were being carried out in that time and maybe even after. But don’t bother the Alabachs on the corner.

Sarita says:

June 20, 2016, 8:45 pm

…..There is an IDENTICAL home in Merrillville. If you take Mississippi north, cross over Rte 30, drive a little north to the first stoplight after Lowe’s Home Improvement Store, turn left, and it this particular property sits off of the road (it is on the right, in plain sight),just before you cross over the I-65 bridge.

Mary Schlamann says:

March 5, 2018, 9:04 pm

Does anyone have any background info on the mansion on 543 Old State Rd between Valpo and Westville,Indiana?… I heard it was built between 1938-1941 by someone associated with Sears or Roebuck families… would love to know the history on it…

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