FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - Many from the area shared their favorite Halloween Legends with NewsChannel 15.
Kelli Bryant - Devils Hollow:
Growing up in Fort Wayne there was always the legend of the subdivision Devils Hollow and that there is still remnants of a chimney of an old house that "a witch" lived in. Supposedly kids burnt her house down while "the witch" was in it and if you go there you can see a light fading into the distance if you go near it. There are many variations of the story.
Robin Baker - Body Snatchers:
I've always heard about body snatchers using tunnels under the city to deliver bodies to the medical school. also that because of this the buildings on Broadway the old Chinese laundry etc are haunted.
Brad Fogelstrom - Haunted Library:
The library at the University of St. Francis is supposedly haunted. A long time ago, a student hung himself there, and you can feel cold spots there, or experience other strange things.
ALSO... North Side High school is also haunted. Many spirits reside here. The spirit of a Chief of the Miami tribe that tried to prevent the city from building on the tribe's burial site. The school mascot is called Chief Mac in his honor. Second is that of a teenage girl seen in the gym and infoor running track. She is often seen in the Morning before school starts. A janitor haunts the basement where he died of a heart attack several years ago. Many janitors have reported seeing him. Finally, a construction worker haunts the stage area of the auditorium. During the building of the school, it partially collapsed, killing him and injuring many others. It is a little scary walking the halls alone.
David Kulp - Ghost Light:
It's called ghost light. As a teen we would sit on the little bridge and wait for a light to start crossing the road in the distance. We would speed up to in our car and there would be nothing. Supposedly the ghost of a Amish man from long ago, looking for his murdered daughter. It's been known for a long time.
Randall Tobias - A Murdered Family:
Legend has it that a family was murdered in a house on Hook Road. Two of my closest girlfriends at the time wanted me to see the house. We stopped in front of the house hoping we could tune into any supernatural beings among us; we didn't and were ready to leave but couldn't because we had a dead car battery. We haggled over who should walk to get help and who should stay in the car. My two closest friends decided they should walk and I should stay in the car. I did so and regardless of any legend, facts were I was by myself in a car in the country. I locked the car doors and sat. After a while my friends returned and we left. Scary enough for me.
Chris Rice - Unfinished Mansion:
Mr.White was building his Mansion for his wife that was in a wheel chair. He poured the concrete,the mansion has concrete ramps all though the place for her wheelchair. She died right after the concrete poured but he never finished the mansion. Legend has it that on a dark quiet night you can hear her wheeling her wheelchair up and down those concrete ramps... It's been over 20 years since I've been there I don't know if its still there!!!
Scott Wilson - Haunted Battlegrounds:
As a paranormal investigator and having my own team one place that we really like to investigate is the Mississinewa battlegrounds. We strange occurrences there, we have had emf readings when there shouldn't be any, we have also heard cannon fire and even war drums when they should not be any .
This place is rich in history were a war between united states soldiers and Indians took place.
Willie Beamon - Looking for his Children:
Many years ago a couple Amish children went outside to play but never returned. The Amish father grabbed his lantern and went to find his children and was never seen again. Now, if you park your car over the old bridge in the road between midnight and 3 a.m. you will see a light down the road that will change from white to red to blue and will grow and shrink in size. Once you start driving your car after the light it will just disappear. This is said to be the lantern of the Amish man who is still looking for his lost children. My friends and I have done this several times with success, one way to "rile up" the spirit is to tease having his children or knowing where to find them.
ReAnne White - Children's home:
Local legend has it that an unknown man, who hated children, set the Eaton Family Children's Home on fire with the children in it. Then he walked up the road, and hung himself in a tree. It is rumored that if you park your car in the road, in front of the cemetery, and put it in neutral the car will eventually begin to move. When you get out and check your back bumper, you will see small, child-like hand prints, as if the car had been pushed by children.
It is also said, if you go there near midnight and look down the path toward the 'hangman's tree', you will see the silhouette of the man who supposedly set the orphanage on fire still hanging there, swinging from the tree. There have been reports of strange lights, almost like eyes, sighted in the woods.
There have been reports of attacks on people, attacks by an unseen entity, leaving scratches on people. There have also been reports of orb activity in the area.
There is a small concrete monument where the home was located, as well as it marks the cemetery (all other headstones were destroyed by teenagers over the years) with the names of those lost in the fire on it, and the tree still exists today.
Mary Davis - Northside High School
All the stories that made headlines about North Side High School are well known, as are the spirits that haunt the school. But there are more. North Side High School has more than the ones already talked about here. In the 2nd floor A circle girls bathroom next to the F hall, a toilet flushes on its own. And the stall that flushes is a lot colder than the rest. 4 years of high school taught me some creepy stuff about that school. But I still love it there.
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