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Investigating Waverly Hills Sanatorium: Is it Haunted?

Investigating Waverly Hills Sanatorium: Is it Haunted?

Kayla Moriarty, Staff Writer
November 11, 2022

I have been interested in the world of the paranormal for years now, and Waverly Hills Sanatorium has always been at the top of my list. Last weekend, I had the opportunity to visit the sanatorium for...

Investigating the Historic Bronnenberg Home: Is it Haunted?

Investigating the Historic Bronnenberg Home: Is it Haunted?

Kayla Moriarty, Staff Writer
September 19, 2022

A few weeks ago, I traveled to Mounds State Park for a family reunion, but I inevitably took a paranormal detour when I came across the Bronnenberg Home. The home’s vintage structure and antique features...

Investigating the Haunted Hannah House

Investigating the Haunted Hannah House

Kayla Moriarty, Staff Writer
August 29, 2022

      Indianapolis is well known for the Indy 500, its multitude of museums, historical landmarks, and bustling city life. However, a select few flock to Indy for something peculiar;...

Photo taken by Dr. Blair (found by https://ajp.psychiatryonline.org/doi/10.1176/appi.ajp.2014.14060747)

The Terrifying Treatment at Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum

Kayla Moriarty, Feature Editor
May 6, 2022

Seeing the word ¨lunatic¨ being used to describe people who struggle with mental illnesses is unusual, but years ago this was standard treatment of the mentally ill. Most mental asylums started in the...

So Cold the River: an Indiana Inspired Thriller

So Cold the River: an Indiana Inspired Thriller

Kayla Moriarty, Feature Editor
May 2, 2022

Michael Koryta’s So Cold The River is a fictional story rooted in Indiana legends and history. Eric, the main protagonist, is a filmmaker looking for new job opportunities. Alyssa Bradford, his client,...

3 of the Most Spine-Chilling Legends in Indiana

3 of the Most Spine-Chilling Legends in Indiana

Kayla Moriarty, Feature Editor
February 22, 2022

Perhaps you’ve heard them; the outlandish tales passed down from generation to generation. Tales of fairies in the forest, monsters in the woods, and ghosts in old houses. Indiana is surprisingly an...

The Ghastly Passengers of The Queen Mary

The Ghastly Passengers of The Queen Mary

Kayla Moriarty, Feature Editor
January 31, 2022

Long Beach, California is home to a famous ship that brings about hundreds of thousands of tourists annually. Although it holds a riveting history, another aspect lures some guests in; the paranormal.  History: Queen...

The Odd Winchester House

The Odd Winchester House

Kayla Moriarty, Feature Editor
January 19, 2022

The Winchester House in California grabs the interest of paranormal investigators all over the world. The house contains 160 rooms, doors to nowhere, windows to a fatal drop, and what is said to be spirits. Historical...

The Paranormal Exhibit at Speed Art Museum

The Paranormal Exhibit at Speed Art Museum

Kayla Moriarty, Feature Editor
January 14, 2022

Over winter break, I visited the Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Kentucky. The general exhibits were pieces from all cultures and periods, featuring artwork that dates back to the 1300's. We also purchased...

The Secrets of Lanier Mansion: An Interview with Staff

The Secrets of Lanier Mansion: An Interview with Staff

Kayla Moriarty, Feature Editor
December 16, 2021

  As mentioned in a previous article, the Lanier Mansion is a popular tourist attraction in the riverfront town of Madison. Many flock to the mansion for its historical appeal, but some come hoping...

The Haunting of Waverly Hills Sanatorium

The Haunting of Waverly Hills Sanatorium

Kayla Moriarty, Feature Editor
November 1, 2021

Named one of the haunted places in America, Waverly Hills Sanatorium in Louisville is home to terrifying paranormal experiences. Before it became a sanatorium, a man purchased the land to create Waverly...

photo taken by Lee Weaver

The Haunting of French Lick Springs Resort

Kayla Moriarty, Feature Editor
October 6, 2021

French Lick, Indiana is home to a beautifully captivating resort, attached to countless ghost sightings and stories from guests. The staff even recall disembodied voices, strange phone calls from unoccupied...

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