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Second Story Window

Henderson, Kentucky

The daughter of a prominent Henderson citizen lived in this house until she jumped from one of the second story windows to her death. Today, on the anniversary of her suicide, her face is seen in the window and her screams are often heard.

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Joyce Henderson says:

February 22, 2006, 11:33 am

I am the Director of the Evansville Chapter of Indiana Ghost Trackers, and I go by this house almost daily. I would love to do an investigation, but unfortunatly the tenants are unwilling to do so.

Joyce Henderson
Indiana Ghost Trackers
Evansville Chapter Director

Rick Cox says:

February 25, 2006, 11:11 pm

That is a tale that has been around as long as I can remember. I grew up in Henderson and nothing has ever been seen by anyone except children on Halloween because they want to see it. It is a nice story though.

Jenna says:

May 28, 2006, 9:48 pm

its a lie

Snake says:

June 27, 2006, 10:35 am

That’s cool (and scary)! I’ve heard so many ghost stories- some people visit supposedly haunted houses and see and hear nothing at all. Others claim to have seen, heard, or even been attacked by ghosts. I have never had a ghostly encounter before. I guess what I’m trying to say is I don’t know wether or not to believe in ghosts. I still love reading and talking about the stories.

brian says:

July 19, 2006, 5:01 am


rhonda says:

July 22, 2006, 4:57 pm

My father’s family owned this house for many years before the new tenants took over. As a child I was very interested in the story of the house and the girl that committed suicide by jumping from the 2nd story window. I have been in the house many times in my life and because of the enormous size, if wandered off could get very scared and confused, noises were a given, especially with the age of the house, but I have to say I never heard anything unusual. But I knew that I NEVER wanted to spend the night in it!!! The face has and always will be forever engraved in my mind. If any one has ever been close enough to see it they know what I mean, its like she is staring right through you. That enough to scare anyone!!! But what a fantastic & tragic story.

rhonda says:

July 22, 2006, 5:27 pm

Second comment from Rhonda : For anyone not knowing about the face, as legend has it, the night after her suicide, lightning struck the house between the 1st and 2nd story, forever etching a likeness of her face in the scroll work of the house. To this day noone knows how it really got there, it was never mentioned in the building plans of the house, so you see why I never wanted to spend the night in it. Pretty awesome, HUH???

Phil says:

July 30, 2006, 4:12 am

Where in Henderson is this house located? Also, when is the face supposedly visible? On the anniversary of her suicide, but when is that?
I lived in Henderson for many years and still live nearby. I’ve heard of the house, but nobody has been able to point out to me exactly which house.


rhonda says:

August 2, 2006, 3:40 pm

The house is on 514 Center St, on the right hand side of the road you cant miss it. The face is always there, it is permanately etched in the red terra cotta between the second and third story of the house above the two windows (if standing in front of the house it would be on the left side )of the second floor. The only way to be able to get a good look at it is to be in the yard, which you would probably have to ask the new owner to see it. In my previous comment I said it was between the 1st and 2nd story, but in fact I was wrong. It’s the 2nd and 3rd. Hope this helps!!


August 8, 2006, 5:21 pm


angel says:

August 15, 2006, 12:22 pm


Danny & Jeanell says:

August 16, 2006, 1:45 am

We live just a few blocks away from this house and pass by it very often. I must admit that just being near this house gives me the creeps! About 10 years ago Danny went in the house, and the lady occupying it said that lights go off and on by themselves, toilets flush by them- selves, and there are strange noises. I wouldn’t spend the night in it, either!

Shelby says:

August 27, 2006, 1:30 am

I used to live in Henderson Kentucky until last year and I have seen this house but it was a long time ago. I did see it and alot of people believe that only kids can see it and I did think that so I do know that I have seen it and it is spooky and I would never want to live in that house just because of the fact that I have seen it before and I really don’t want to see it again.

Delancey says:

October 15, 2006, 2:23 pm

That is an awesome story


November 13, 2006, 10:17 am

whoa that is creepy i would never even go in the house but why did she commit suicide do they know it was a suicde someone could have made it look like a suicide and i was murder instead! maybe that is why she haunts it to find the killer

Macheal says:

November 13, 2006, 12:31 pm

That is so freaky….I whant to go there on her Annivarsary
to see if thats true!!!!!!

lil devil says:

December 4, 2006, 7:13 am

why did she jump?

verina says:

December 15, 2006, 10:45 pm

is there anybody living now?

felicia says:

December 22, 2006, 4:33 pm

ive seen her she look very sad

Kelly says:

February 9, 2007, 6:03 pm

My husband used to live in Henderson born and raised there!! I told him about htis web site and he said that the story is true. He also that the people living there are friends of his family and he might be able to get you into the house!!! He also told me that there was an investigation on the incedent that happened and nothing was ever concluded!
E-Mail me for more info!!!

Kacee says:

March 19, 2007, 8:18 pm

I am a citizen of henderson kentucky and my father has told me about that house. I have seen the girl standing in the window, i have also seen the curtains closing.

kelly says:

August 25, 2007, 3:25 am

this is a very good story. i believe it!

lexi says:

October 12, 2007, 6:04 pm

If your speaking of the house across from mckdonalds that house is DEF haunted.i see it everyday and being 13 it scares the living POOP out of me!
If you even get near it you can sence something was odd,about the house,but i have never seen a gurls face in the window.Next time im at the firestation,or mckdonalds ill be sure to look and see if i can see it.

Taylor says:

November 28, 2007, 4:27 am

ive heard it all before its full of *beep*

Christy says:

June 7, 2008, 9:38 am

You guys are SO off, lol. I live 2 blocks away from this home, and I don’t know about this story, but I do know that when Henderson was “Little Chicago”, this home was owned by Bugs Moran (yes, the gangster). It is one of the most beautiful homes in Henderson, and the ONLY face I have seen on the front of the home is a carved face that is ornamental and SUPPOSED to be there! Also to the child that says it’s by McDonald’s you are wrong. This home is on CENTER street almost on the corner of Ingram and Center. McDonald’s is on the corner of GREEN and WASHINGTON. The only things right across the street from McDonald’s is a fire station, and an old church that is currently for lease, and the pink house behind the church, which is home to a sweet darling woman, just beware her attack flamingo, lol! 😉

There is a home right across 2nd street from Holy Name church that is haunted. It used to be a bridal and formal wear store in the late 90’s (1998) Becky Stone owned it. I used to live there upstairs. Currently it is supposed to be a second hand furniture store/good will type place, but they are hardly ever open.

Before all that though, it was a funeral home, and you can still smell the formaldehyde in the back stairs going from the downstairs kitchen (old embalming room) to the kitchen upstairs. It REEKS! But it hasn’t been a funeral home in YEARS. Also there is the ghost of a young black boy that haunts the back hall/doorway/bathroom. He will lock and unlock the back door, lights flicker, and you can be locked in the bathroom down there, and unable to get out.

When you walk into the front door, looking ahead to the stairs there is a doorway at the stair landing, and I have not met one person that doesn’t feel 110% compelled to RUN from that doorway as fast as they can. It’s a run for your life kinda feeling and even my Dad felt it when he visited me during the day time. Going upstairs are 3 bedrooms a bathroom LV and kitchen with enclosed stairs going down to the back part of the house. The first bedroom closest to 2nd st was haunted by a ghostly woman crawling across the floor. I was told that she died of a heart attack during the night and was crawling to help when she died in that room.

The middle bedroom has a huge dark grey/black figure that stays in it. Women felt no ill will from the entity, but most men feel anger and malice directed towards them. The 3rd bed room I had no encounters with, but the spirit there tormented my roommate. His clothes would be tossed around, CD’s upturned, his bd moved in the middle of the night without waking him, and he was always turned to face the windows.

The stereo would turn itself on and off, as well as the TV and computer. Also the CD player would play CD’s that were not even in the player. Eventually, the last person to live in the home was so shaken, he slept in his car outside rather than in the home.

I know all of this to be true, since I did live there during this time.

krra says:

June 26, 2008, 5:27 pm

awesome smarty pansish but still a bit crazy and yes im talking about christy

Barb says:

July 29, 2008, 9:09 pm

Just noticed the home on Center Street discussed in many of the above postings is currently on the market. Beautiful interior shots found on

Kacee says:

August 31, 2008, 8:00 pm

I live in Henderson and my dad works by that house and i go past it almost everyday and it is exactly what Christy said!!! My dda tells me that story al the time and on Halloween we go past it but i have never saw anything or heard anything but i still believe the story!!

brandon says:

October 1, 2008, 6:23 pm

I live in Henderson this story is true ive seen the girl

Marvi says:

October 26, 2008, 8:53 pm

I have been interested in this house ever since i was 8 yrs old. I’ve heard the stories and i believe it. Something pulls me to this house. I don’t know what it is. You can go to the library and pull up info about it. Bugs Moran never owned it. He was wanted by the FBI. He rented the third floor and they came in and pulled him and his girlfriend out by their ankles. This house it gorgeous on the inside. I would give anything to own it. About the girl, I don’t know. I know the story and everything but I haven’t seen anything. I still do believe it. I love this house. There’s nothing that creeps me out or scares me about it. It’s so much more than just a ghost story. There is so much history there and i would love to know much more about it. Maybe one day it will be mine.

abbie says:

January 4, 2009, 6:49 pm

i live in henderson and i have been in this place.
its defintely NOT true.

M.E.Neel says:

February 8, 2009, 10:25 pm

Total fabrication. I grew up in this neighborhood and one of my pals lived in the house. I have been all over this house and there is nothing scary or creepy about the house. It is just a classic Victorian house, and no ghosts. I heard all of these stories. The only notworthy thing that happend was the Chicago Gangster Bugs Moran was captured while living in one of the apartments.

Bobby says:

March 15, 2009, 5:03 pm

When i was a child we use to walk past this house every school day, we even walked an extra block out of the way just to see this house and the only reason i walked by it was i seen a little girl at that window and no one ever believed me.

Erin says:

April 7, 2009, 12:12 pm

I am not so sure about this one. I think it is an Urban Legend kind of thing because the way I heard was that the girl (young lady) was to be married abd on the day of her wedding a huge storm came. Well she was in her room and was standing out the window cursing God for bringing this storm and she was struck by lightening and killed instantly. Her image was seen in the glass. They changed the glass and boarded it up but her image still shows up.

Joe says:

April 17, 2009, 11:38 pm

My grandparents are the owners of this house (bought it around ’97) and I lived in the third floor apartment for a few years. I also have wandered the house at night and I have never seen or heard anything out of the ordinary.

The house was built in 1892 by the Barrett family of Henderson, and it is rumored that it was the daughter of Mr. Barrett that jumped out of the window. To stand in the same room where she supposedly jumped is chilling, but like I said I’ve never seen anything ghostly nor has anyone in my family.

I would love to answer any questions about the house so please feel free to ask!

Miranda says:

May 18, 2009, 10:55 pm

Okay I live in Henderson and I have seen the house, it is real I live a few houses down from it and it’s just like every other house but theirs a face in it.. it kinda looks like an angel, I do believe it’s haunted but not to bad I mean really would people live there if it was.

breeanna says:

July 31, 2009, 1:54 pm

i live right beside that house and my friend lives there still and one day she heard from her grandpa about that story and that story is true i have heard last night when i stayed there with her it was so scary and frightining there is screaming i did see faceses and night omg you do not want to stay there it is jst sad and very haunted

jarred says:

August 18, 2009, 2:40 pm

i live there now

CODY says:

August 18, 2009, 2:51 pm

good story cause i kno what your talking about i live 3 houses down from there and sometimes you an still hear sreams

Katie says:

September 12, 2009, 1:24 am

I live in Henderson and the day my grandmother died, me, my cousins, and a few friends stepped out of the funeral, supposedly, this house is by that funeral home. We went to check it out. As I went close to the house, nearest the front door, I felt something odd about the house. I felt goosebumps and kinda cold. As for the screams or seeing the girl in the window we never heard or saw anything, but according to most of the people that I’ve asked about the girl committing suicide they said it is true. But the presence I felt around the house was scary.

Dawn Vincent says:

September 18, 2009, 9:15 pm

Has anyone ever heard about the house in Geneva Kentucky, that buried down recently, supposibly it was haunted. It was a two story house, white.

Eric says:

September 20, 2009, 12:30 am

I had book on haunted locations in KY and according to that book the girl was shoved off of the balcony/out the window(don’t remember which exactly) while watching some sort of parade because the daughter had caught the maid and her father together.

jeff says:

October 27, 2009, 10:09 am

iv lived in hendrson ky all my life,i remember when i was 15 years old me and some buddies were riding are bikes down center street late on halloween night and we were talking about this very house well we rode right up in front of the house looking for the face and when we heared a girl in a whispering voice help help help we rode off like scared little boys we never rode back over there again and it was scary ther was noone around when we heard the voice so it had to her crying for help this is the truth if you dont belive then go by the house late on halloween night and you will see at least i did and i won’t go by there again not even now i get the chills everytime i drive by the house to this day..

josnn bailey{mayes} says:

March 6, 2010, 9:50 pm

this story is very true.i grew up in henderson ky.but no longer live in the town.but when it rains you really can see her there in the window on center street the story i heard was that there was a parade an she wanted to go but her parents would”nt let her,she was leaning up against the window,and fell out of the 2nd story that was the story i heard as child.
there is a haunted house on helm street at 1103 i lived there as a child for several mom had died years before in the home back then.i saw her myself several night my mother an i had had an argument so everyone went to bed,an i was woken out of my sleep by an old lady.saying she was sorry an that she loved me.she had my mothers’face.but she was a very old woman.i covered my head up.few seconds later i looked out she was gone.i hurried up an turned my light on ran to my moms’room an she was a i went back to the room thats’ facing the front porch an slept with the light on all night i was 12 years old then.i have experienced living in three other homes in henderson ky that are haunted ..i”ve seen with my eyes as well as family members.

haylee says:

June 5, 2010, 1:50 am

umm yes this is 100% TRUE i live in henderson.
i have seen this ghost.
if you dont belive me than go in the house or look at halloween night your self!.

mike says:

August 11, 2010, 11:59 pm

i live in henderson have all my life ive seen the house cut trees there nothing suspitious ever happened the face is there but hell i could have done one just like it with a pocket knife but the house has some awesome history there is also the haunted mill the old mill resturant in henderson with ghost jack my mom and dad still dont beleave in ghost but swear theyve seen him and also there is the big lot on the curve in smith mills where the house burned down that was suposadely haunted

summer says:

September 25, 2010, 4:00 pm

so scarry im 10 and i live in henderson elm sreet between 8th and 9th is that near please comment please it would really over come my fear

kathy woodard says:

September 28, 2010, 12:42 am

when was the anniversary of the girls death and does anyone have a name for her???

summer says:

September 29, 2010, 4:29 pm

kathy were do you live im going there on halloween with my friend tessa

Christina says:

October 18, 2010, 1:39 pm

i am in class bored so i searched haunted places in henderson county btw i am in north middles school right knwo. but i believe this all of the way… the hotel on washington street by the cats center is haunted to by the steel born baby btw again it used to be a hostpital you can hear crys in the middle of the night.!!! well techer is coming o gotta go

shannon says:

December 17, 2010, 1:24 am

Have ghost hunters come and investigate this story they will prove once and for all if this house is haunted or not hey tenets are you game ?

Luna says:

January 30, 2011, 9:59 pm

Perhaps, only kidsa are able to see it. Think about this. Being stuck in a house eternity would be no fun if you were alone. Perhaps she wants a child friend to have fun and hang out with so she only shows herself to younger children.


March 5, 2011, 1:00 pm


Brenden says:

March 5, 2011, 1:01 pm

ask for Brenden Mathis when and if you call my number

Mandi says:

April 24, 2011, 11:42 pm

My husband and I drove past the home on Center street tonight. And we both saw a face in the window of the second story. We actually drove past it several times and it never changed. It almost looked like some sort of carving. I’m still kind of skeptical as to whether it was real or some sort of carving. Although the house is very large and creepy.

Susie says:

May 2, 2011, 3:51 am

Henderson Historical Society has a “Haunted Walk” they take people on around Halloween every year. This house is part of the tour. New owners were moving in during the walk this past year, and they let us come inside to check out house some.It is absolutely beautiful, but I don’t believe it is haunted. I am a member of a Paranormal Investigation Group. The new owners still haven’t experienced anything. The official story is that the girl was running away to marry a boy her family disapproved of, and either slipped or jumped out the window. It’s actually more believed that she slipped while trying to climb out, possibly breaking the window(the facts are fuzzy, but the window was replaced some time after her death.) Her face is on the house between the windows. It’s a decoration made out of terra cotta. Her face is also on both downstairs fire places and a few other places around the house. Her father placed them there while building the house.

Jamie says:

June 17, 2011, 8:09 am

this is such lie how do you guys nbelive this ****! It’s just to scare you!

J.T. Cusic says:

July 26, 2011, 4:06 am

I live in henderson now and want to see this house, I hope you can just walk up to it. I think I know where it is at! To the dude who wants to start a ghost hunting society in henderson they already have one but If ya wanna go ghost hunting Ive been in the mood for a week!

Chass says:

October 13, 2011, 9:19 am

Ive spent the night in this house twice and nothing…its a very beautiful house.

hannah says:

June 12, 2012, 12:57 pm

omg i wish i could go but not cause i know my mom or dad will let me go

Kyle says:

October 30, 2012, 6:40 am

I was born and raised in Henderson and I drove past that house maybe thousands of times. I have seen the face etched in the terra and it’s prett creepy. My father is a bricklayer and he has told me that they have tried to remove the face several times but it continues to come back. According to the story the young girl commited suicide because her fiance was killed in combat, I believe you can see her sometime in mid November.

Chyna says:

October 18, 2013, 11:55 am

This is false.. actually the girl fell off the balcony. i live in henderson and a woman i know told me about it.

Chris Gibson says:

July 21, 2014, 3:17 am

I am a paranormal investigater I am one half founder of Hope and Gibson paranormal we r a nonprofit organizations please contact us if u have any ghostly incounters thanks

we are Hope and Gibson Paranormal from Henderson ky says:

October 15, 2014, 8:09 pm

We live in Henderson my and we would love to do an investigation at this house u can contact us on Facebook at Hope and Gibson Paranormal blog thanks

sabby says:

November 5, 2014, 10:19 pm

I live in hendo and pass by the house daily. The face is permenently there it doesn’t just appear on the anniversary and as for it being haunted I don’t think it actually is. Its just a beautiful old home with a sad past.

alayna baxter says:

September 6, 2015, 3:42 pm

I leave in Henderson ky and never heard of this

alayna baxter says:

September 6, 2015, 3:45 pm

wher is this house is it by how far away is it from glover dr

Casey H. says:

October 20, 2015, 6:02 pm

I used to walk by the house when I walked to my friends house. One day I got a weird feeling walking by like I was being watched so I snapped a few pictures on my phone and in the second story window and I captured an amazing picture of all I can say is a spirit since nobody was in the window.

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