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The Coffins

Title: The Coffins
Category: Attractions / Haunted Houses
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Added on: Sep 17, 2004
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Why are the coffins so haunted? Why have, for so many years, summer, winter, and fall, people of all ages driven through the Coffins hoping to see a ghost or apparition, or to have a supernatural experience?
Address: 9728 North County Road 500 East
City: Seymour, Indiana
Phone: 812-522-7620
Keywords: haunted, house, family, fun, children, kids,spooky, halloween
Long Description: The legends of the Coffins goes back to the late 1800’s when insane asylums and poor folks homes found a better, cheaper way to bury their dead. No more having to pay $15.00 for a pauper's burial, and no more having to account for their number of dead at these institutions. They started bringing their dead to a scarcely populated area of Indiana known only as the Bottoms or Flats, later known as the Coffins, now known as Bobtown, Indiana. Many times they dug shallow, unmarked graves barely covering the cheap pine coffins. Legend has it that because of unholy experiments performed on these poor souls, and, yes, because of cruelties, abuse or punishment, many were said to be buried alive. In past years, when the spring floods would come, legend has it that old-timers would see cheap, decaying pine coffins flooding down White Creek. Many have claimed to see ghosts or spirtual orbs, like the old woman with her hand outreached, crying, or the little boy that likes to appear in the back seat of your car and then disappear when you slam on the brakes.
Hours: Open every Friday night, Saturday night, and Sunday night in October. That's October 1, 2, 3 | 8, 9, 10 | 15,16,17 | 22, 23, 24 | 29, 30, 31. Friday: 6:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. Saturday: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m | 6:30 .m. - 11:30 p.m. Sunday: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. | 6:30p.m. - 10:00 p.m.