Episode 1: The Cline Avenue Ghost

For our first episode, we are diving into the story of the Cline Avenue ghost. This legend originates from our hometown of Hammond, Indiana in Lake county. This is a ghost or legend that is going to sound familiar to many Hammond and Northwest Indiana residents.

Source Materials:

Baker, Ronald L. Hoosier Folk Legends. Indiana University Press, 1982.

Indiana University Folklore Archives, 1999. Various sources.

Marimen, Mark, et al. Weird Indiana: Your Travel Guide to Indiana's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets. Sterling Pub., 2012. P.166-167.

Schlosser, S. E. “The Story of Sophia: Something Very Bad Happened in Hammond.”

Nwitimes.com, 26 Oct. 2012,