Just trying to cover all of Indiana’s most haunted. Some of these are just stories, but there are a few places I have been to that just may actually be haunted. Enjoy this tour of Indiana;s haunted restaurants!
The Arby’s in Anderson is home to some reports of the ghost of a large man seen sitting in the lobby and at one of the tables. The men’s bathroom door will swing open on its own random times in the night. Some say you can really feel his presence.
In Clarksville the Sunset Grill restaurant is formerly the McCullough Steak House. This property used to be a house a long time ago. Guests and employees have heard weird noises in the building and on some mornings when the employees come in, all the light bulbs will be unscrewed and sitting on the tables.
The Subway on 46 West in Columbus, workers have seen a shadow figure walk across the back of the store and often hear noises in the back.
Indianapolis is home to many haunted locations. As far as restaurants go there are a couple. The Milano Inn has reports of seeing an apparition and noises are heard. There is also the Magic Moments Restaurant located at the top floor of 1 Pennsylvania Street. This restaurant is said to be home to some unknown ghosts. Table settings move by themselves during the night, the glasses are taken from tables and set on the floor right side up. There are cold spots everywhere in the building. The office area seems to have a bad vibe. It is said that illegal boxing matches were arranged in the top floor and some fighters had died.
The Whiskey’s Restaurant in Lawrenceburg was originally 2 houses that later became a button factory. There was an old lady that lived in the house and died in the room that is now called the “Malt Room”. There are several reports about the “lady ghost”. One report told by a waitress is that a ghost tugged at her apron. She thought that it was another employee, but no one was around her. The manager was sitting in the bar after the restaurant closed and the manager smelled a strong scent of perfume coming from the back of the restaurant and no one was in there but her.
In Mishawaka at the Hacienda Restaurant, workers claim to hear whispers and see apparitions throughout the old house. The story says that the owner of the house shot himself in the basement and the maid hung herself in the attic. The water in the bathroom is said to come on and off by itself and so do the lights.
In Morristown the Copper Kettle Inn is a historic local eatery known for its family style chicken. There are reports of several active spirits haunting this location.
In the 1800s the Hayloft Restaurant was built in Plymouth. Til 1970 this location was a working barn. It then became a restaurant and the stories are that a ghost is said to move objects about the place and sometimes knocks things over. Sometimes things will disappear too. The ghost of a man has been seen and looks like an old farmer. When he is around people report smelling burning wood. The restaurant burnt to the ground some time ago.
At Papa John’s in Seymour a ghost has been seen by employees wearing a blue uniform. The ghost is seen especially at night and early in the morning. Knocking sounds have been heard coming from the empty store next door.
The Tippecanoe Place Restaurant in South Bend used to be the mansion home of Clement Studebaker. This mansion has been location to many things and is now a fancy restaurant. There was a fire inthe nursery in the early 1900s and a nany and child were severely burned. Mr. Studebaker committed suicide, but it is still unknown if he did it in the mansion. Late at night bartenders feel chills and have seen things move out of the corners of their eyes. One worker made mention to one of the patrons that he did not believe in ghosts, when an expensive bottle of liquor flew off the top shelf and fell 8ft to the ground and broke right behind him. The top floor is a ballroom and has the most activity, as well as the floor right below it, which is now a bar.