Strange sights and unexplainable sounds. A classic tale of murder. Moving objects and near misses. Prepare yourself as we explore SoIN for what scares, thrills, and chills.
Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site’s, “Literally, A Haunted House” Event
Courtesy of The Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site “Literally, A Haunted House” is held every year at the Culbertson Mansion’s carriage house. Though the event itself is terrifying and carries a warning to the faint of heart, the carriage house has long been known to experience electrical problems, missing items, strange sounds after hours, and mysterious figures moving from room to room. It's not unusual for the motion-activated security alarm system to get set off by something moving around late at night. A few staff members and past volunteers have refused to work in the building because of personal experiences with the unexplained. The haunted house event is held every Friday and Saturday in October and proceeds go to the museum’s restoration fund. When: 7-11 p.m., every Friday and Saturday in October Where: 914 E. Main Street, New Albany, Ind. Cost: $14 for “Literally, A Haunted House,” $10 for Culbertson Mansion Info: (812) 944-9600; www.Facebook.com/HauntedCulbertson; www.hauntedculbertson.org; www.IndianaMuseum.org/culbertson-mansion-state-historic-site Courtesy of The Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site
Mystery Classic at Derby Dinner
Mayhem and murder make for this exciting whodunit being shown at Derby Dinner Playhouse in Clarksville. Based on the Alfred Hitchcock film, you’ll enjoy this thrilling and suspenseful mystery that will leave you guessing until the very... last… moment. When: Matinee and evening performances Tuesdays through Sundays, through November 13 Where: Derby Dinner Playhouse, 525 Marriott Dr., Clarksville, Ind. Cost: adults, $39-$47; discounted tickets available for children under 12 for Friday and Sunday evenings Info: http://DerbyDinner.com/show/dial-m-for-murder
Spooky Tale that Scares, Worth the Share
Courtesy of Seeds and Greens Natural Market and Deli in New Albany The Woodward Hall Building at 128 W. Main Street in New Albany was converted to Hospital No. 9 during the Civil War. Wounded and dying Union soldiers were brought in by riverboats from battles throughout the South. Jeff and Stacey Freibert currently own the building, and operate a natural foods market and deli, Seeds and Greens. Before purchasing the building in 2015, it was an antique mall. According to an AntiqueWeek.com article, “The previous owners of the mall, and even some customers, have seen “shadowy figures” dressed in Civil War uniforms. (Judy) Gwinn and others have experienced empty rocking chairs vigorously rocking, odd movements of objects and noises. One dealer who dealt in Civil War memorabilia was particularly “moved” by his experiences in the building.” Though tours of the building are not available, Stacey Freibert agrees the unusual and unexplainable story is well worth sharing. A history of the building can be found on the Seeds and Greens’ website: www.SeedsAndGreensMarket.com/building-history.html More photos: www.Facebook.com/NewAlbanyMercantile