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The Gray Lady

Evansville, Indiana

When this building was an abandoned train station, many drifters and hobos used it for shelter. During that time, a woman was murdered on the premises, and she haunts the building today. Her presence is most often felt in the children’s library, and the scent of her perfume is present on Halloween.

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Stacy says:

May 23, 2010, 7:43 pm

Really, with the whole TAPS investigation of Willard Library. It was at a time that they didn’t have all of the equiptment that they have today. If they were to re-investigate Willard Library here in Evansville, IN and looked up the history of Evansville they would notice that the Lloyd Expressway right next to the library hasn’t been there that long. It’s only been in thoughts since the 60’s and at the time it was called the Division Expressway, only re-named after the late Mayor Russell Lloyd in the 80’s. The first known claim of the Grey Lady was by a night janitor in 1937, almost 30 years before talks of building the Expressway. The person in charge of historical findings at the time didn’t dig too deep for any evidents and I have been writing to TAPS about the history of our beloved library. It also doesn’t help that the current director of the library doesn’t care much about history or research. All of this can be found on http://local.evpl.org/. Look up key words and go to the library’s website and read up on the buildings history before putting in your two cents people.

pablo says:

October 15, 2010, 6:34 pm

I have no idea what to belive i live in mexico city but i speak english…. soo idk tootels… GO GHOSTS!!!!!!!!!

Mary says:

March 22, 2011, 6:41 am

I have been trying to look up any haunted houses here in Evansville. I too seen the Ghost Hunters episode where they investigated Willard Library. I was almost sure I would find something about the Old Jailhouse and the Catacombs in downtown Evansville. That seems to be the perfect place for ghosts.

Evansvillian of 40 yrs. says:

October 7, 2012, 10:58 pm

I believe in the possibility of the Gray Lady, even though I have not experienced anything the few times I have been there. My comment is to Stacy from May 23, 2010. The Lloyd Expressway was not built until the 1980’s. Before this it was known as Division Street. All this I remember from growing up in Evansville and was learning how to drive when it was still being built.

bobby says:

June 21, 2013, 12:10 am

where is this located? i would like to go down there tonight…

Rita says:

May 8, 2014, 4:02 pm

OMG I can not believe this. When I was younger I went to this library on several occassions. Well, once it was just me and my brother in the building and we were leaving. The librian had told us to leave and was outside. Well, we heard footsteps. I thought he was playing a mind game. This is plain creepy.

Hailey Cummins says:

July 16, 2014, 7:38 pm

It isn’t a train station, it’s a library. She is said to have been seen walking through the aisles between book cases. And it doesn’t have to be on Halloween. Her perfume can be smelt all throughout the library all of the time. I live in Evansville and I actually go to the library quite often as I enjoy to read the books and study there because it is very quiet. Once, I got very curious and I asked one of the librarians about it. She said that the lady used to be a librarian and she died of old age. She also said that the janitors have seen her multiple times and that she is very friendly and can be found mostly in the children’s section.

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