Pub, Terre Haute
is an account of the events from the owner:
In July of
this year (2005), I purchased a building in Terre Haute Indiana
that is 100+ years old. Since that time there have been many "run-ins" with
a ghost--experienced by several different people. Some were non-believers
in the beginning, but have since changed their minds. The experiences
(mostly upstairs, but not exclusively) include such events as:
loud footsteps crossing the upper floor and fading away when
no one was upstairs, a ceiling tile that was propped against
a wall lifting up and laying back down twice (like it was being
nudged away from the wall), a shadowy shape moving through the
room, a sound like a trunk being dragged across the upper floor
(there was no trunk or anyone upstairs), cold spots that move,
the feeling of being brushed against.
The main entrance
door has opened on its own, the door chime ringing when the
door wasn't opened
and it was followed
by "someone" seen on the security camera but not
by the person sitting at the bar... unfortuantely, there
was no tape connected to the camera. Pool balls have been
changing direction for no reason
(experienced by several very good pool players), a sound
like a box being
dropped (caught on tape), orbs caught on tape, a foos ball
rod moving on its own, orbs seemingly responding to commands
cameras going unexplainably out of focus, and the feeling
of being followed.
is VERY frequent. In the 3 months I've had the building there
have been 11 "major events" (audible sounds, visual
sightings, moving objects...) and many repeated "minor events" (feelings
of being followed, feeling brushed against...).
I don't know the full history of the building, but I do know
that it has been a bar (7 different owners) since at least
not earlier. What
it was originally, I don't know. At one time there was another
building attached, but it burned down and was removed. Our parking
lot was the site
of that building. Three employees and two patrons are the main
witnesses to the activity.
Re the orb
responding on camera: We were video taping in the room with the
most activity. We were picking up lots
of orb activity.
At one point the camera was sitting on a ledge, pointed into
the pool hall. The cameraman was standing away from the camera.
you're with us, move toward the light on the camera." Within
2 seconds an orb came out of the side of the nearest pool table
and moved directly toward the camera!
building was possibly an old telephone company, it is now
located on Lafayette Street which used to be highway
41, and before that was an original coal route. There are old coal shafts
under many of the streets and buildings.
is a stamp in the concrete out front that reads "Vigo
County Concrete Co. Citizen's Phone 1918
building next door burnt down at least 30 years ago, and
moved to the present building. It was called
Alabis and was possibly a speakeasy.
owner considers herself sensitive, as do many women in
her family, her
Grandmother helped the police solve
stops balls from going in the pockets in pool room upstairs.
They stop right before falling into the pocket, as if someone
had "caught" the
ball (no bounce).
footsteps are heard overhead, from first floor.
- A man
in a yellow shirt was seen sitting at the end of the bar
a monitor upstairs, but no one in the room saw him.
- A bartender
has had the sensation of being followed down the stairs.
have had the feeling of someone brushing up against them
when no one was there.
employee was supposed to work in the building, but returned
shortly after leaving, said he heard a thump and dragging (like a heavy
witnesses claim to see a shimmer in the air, which seems
to have an awareness. An example of this would be the heat rising
off of hot pavement in the distance.
saw something move between the pool tables and walked
toward the stairs, his cell phone lit up, but no call
was being received.
At the same time the battery on Tracy’s video recorder died, but was
supposed to have 40+ minutes left.
p.m. Karyn noticed a fog or mist forming between
two of the pool tables, this was not seen by the camera, but it was associated
with a temperature change (that was not picked up with equipment).
heard a thump (like a chair moving) behind him in
the raised section of the pool room. Then Tim noticed a shadow in the back
corner, and the area of cooler temperature appear to move to the back room.
2 spirits, Ralph Clarence or Clarence Ralph, could be two
names or a full name
round face, wire rim glasses, railroad impression, lineman
least one spirit seems to be associated with the owners
as a family member.
is another spirit of a little girl in clothing from 1890s
Sarah MacKenzie, possibly age 10. May have died on or near the street.
bar in the current building may be from the 1920s or earlier.
It came with the building.
is a building addition on the back, one of the spirits
associated with the building walks to the doorway and stops
at the end of the original house. The spirit attached to
Karyn follows her to the back room.
- A feeling
of horses was picked up in the back room. Also, an uneasy
feeling like energy was being blocked. There may have been
problems with construction of the addition.
- A sense
of a brawl or fist-fight was strong in the back room. Then
the owners told us the building used to be a gay bar, and
patrons would get jumped after leaving the building.