Episode 4 - Top 10 Hoosier Urban Legends: Part 1

Today we have some tales for you that are truly disturbing. A hatchetman, a murder, a bottomless lake, a mysterious phone call, and a hill where your car goes upwards...apparently by itself. Sit back, relax and try not to get too spooked as we dive into the first of a two-part episode on some of the creepiest urban legends in Indiana.

Source Materials:

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

Gravity HIlls. Retrieved online July 17, 2021. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_gravity_hills

Merriam-Webster Dictionary. “Urban Legends.” Retrieved online July 17, 2021


Mikkelson, David. “The Babysitter and the Man Upstairs.” Snopes. March 29, 1999. Retrieved online July 17, 2021.


Mikkelson, David. “The Boyfriend’s Death.” Snopes. January 29, 2001. Retrieved online July 17, 2021. https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/the-boyfriends-death/

Mikkelson, David. “The Roommate’s Death.” Snopes. June 30, 2011. Retrieved online July 17, 2021. https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/the-roommates-death/

Reinhart, Tom. “The Blue Hole.” Indiana State University Folklore Archives. November 25, 1973. Retrieved July 17, 2021. http://visions.indstate.edu:8888/cdm/ref/collection/folklore/id/737