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Tunnelton Tunnel - Tunnelton IN Real Haunt

   
  • Tunnelton, IN
The Tunnelton tunnel was built in the mid-1800's and is believed to be haunted. Although stories change from person to person, one thing is for sure - there is some strange activity that takes place in and nearby to the tunnel.

An apparition of a man with a decapitated head is believed to exist here. Witnesses have heard screams with rumors that there was a graveyard atop the tunnel and when construction was happening bodies fell through to the tunnel. The ghostly man is said to wander with a lantern in one hand, and his head in the other.

Another local legend says a family was killed long ago when their horse and buggy crashed into the river down the hill. People have reported hearing the screams of the ghostly family.

A third story surrounds a former cemetery that sits above the tunnel. Rumors say that a construction worker was cutting into the tunnel when caskets fell through. This is another reason as to why so many could have spotted eerie activity here.

Henry Dixon - An additional story about the tunnel includes the murder of Henry Dixon, whose body was supposedly brought to the tunnel to be destroyed when a train came plowing through. Locals believe Dixon's spirit lingers at the tunnel.
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  • Fun times

    Back in the late '90s my friends and I went out about a half a dozen times. Had some bonfires and some partying and "caught" quite a few trains. Definitely a rush to have it screaming by just a few feet away from you. This place is almost a rite of passage for local teenagers. If I still lived nearby, I'd certainly take my boys and we are just about as risk averse as possible these days. Stay off the tracks when a train comes and nothing to be afraid of.

    Posted 1/17/17

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  • Neat but creepy!

    As a young kid i remember our parents use to tke us their and show us around. It was pretty neat but very scary too. I wouldnt wanna be their after dark. My question though is for the one person who posted above if thia is private property and no one i allowed near it or in it why doesnt "CSX" do something to block it off where ppl cant get to it!? I remember the trail leading up to it from the road.

    Posted 1/16/17

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  • Strange strange strange

    I'm from Campbellsburg and I've been I don't know how many times to the tunnel. Nothing ever really happened except for one time around a year and a half ago. I took the girl I was dating at the time to see it and she wanted to walk through it. Half way through it got really cold (it was the middle of august on a humid evening) and about 60 yards from the other end the girl screamed and grabbed me. She said it felt like someone was breathing over her shoulder and talking behind us. I never heard anything or felt anything other than the sudden creepy chill, but I was extremely creeped out after seeing the look on her face while she was telling me this because she was super serious and freaked out. We ran to the end and ended up walking down the tracks til we found a place to climb down to the road and walk about 4 miles back down the road to my truck.

    Posted 1/16/17

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  • Great Niece of the Said "Ghost"

    I am the great great great niece of the said ghost. His name is Henry Dixon. He is buried at Dixon Chapel/Proctor Cemetary. I have our family's records and there was never a definite answer to Henry's death. There have been different theories but we shall never know. The tunnel is on private property therefore don't trespass.

    Posted 1/15/17

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  • Lantern in the tunnel

    I have been to the tunnel many times as a teenager and adult and even taken my kids to see the tunnel and walk through. Neat place to visit allot of stories and history, of all the times visited never had a Erie experience until about 6 years ago when a friend and I walked through the tunnel towards dark we where not quit to the half way point where the tunnel makes its curve when the tunnel got a cool chill and we saw a dime then more bright light as if a lantern was floating in mid air toward us and we both got an awful feeling we turned and left the tunnel. I have been back sense with no activity.

    Posted 1/15/17

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  • No trespassing

    It belongs to the CSX railroad and anyone caught there could be arrested for trespassing. It isn't open to the public and should be avoided.

    Posted 1/15/17

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  • Visited often the tunnel

    Visited many times as a teenager, would be in the cubby holes as the train went through at night.

    Posted 1/15/17

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  • Tunnelton train tunnel

    For it's time the tunnel was built it is very beautiful. In today's world the tunnel is visited by many from all around far and near. We visit almost every summer to look at the graffity,and to meet other visitors. It is always a popular with the younger generations.. the tunnel is just off set from the river for fun in the sun and fishing too. So make a day of it if possible!!!

    Posted 1/14/17

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  • Party Palace!

    I've been here MANY times! Partied hard back in the day! Had something weird happen last time I walked through it... A few years ago, a friend and I walked through the tunnel at sunset. As we were walking, we heard gravel popping behind us the entire way. It sounded like someone was walking behind us and it REALLY creeped me out. Other than that, it's been an awesome place to hang out!

    Posted 1/14/17

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  • friends

    I have a friend of mine that has had an experience out there that scared him bad enough he won't go back if it's dark. I love it I have slept atop the opening of the tunnel and it's very peaceful and yet very creepy at some points hearing screams and other unknown sounds.

    Posted 1/12/17

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  • Not scary

    I've been there several different times, with different friends and family. Nothing has ever happend while I was there. I have been there during the day and during night.. but it's pretty cool to go chill there and walk around.

    Posted 1/11/17

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  • Teenage Terror

    I lived out in Buddha, half my life. My dad still does, in the same house we grew up in... I think it's a moral imperative, of Bedford livin', to take a trip out there to see what all the fuss is about. Everyone has an experience out there and it IS scary! #HauntedIndiana

    Posted 1/11/17

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  • Scary

    Used to go there and party as teenagers. Heard weird sounds but no headless man. Pretty freaky to be in one of the cubby holes when a train comes thru. Wow what a rush

    Posted 1/10/17

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  • Scratched!

    I'm from Seymour, Indiana and I just recently visited this tunnel. I went into the tunnel with some friends of mine. We soon saw a light that seemed to be from a lantern and was getting closer. I hear a high pitched howl, I look behind me and something scratched my right upper arm three times. Note, I was on the tracks at least 10 feet away from the walls and people I went with. If you do go, be careful walking up the trail. Very slippery. Also, the road that takes you there has VERY sharp turns. So drive with caution. I am definitely going back!

    Posted 12/20/16

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    5 out of 6 found this review helpful

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