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Dine at the Most Haunted Restaurant in Indiana

Dine and drink with some paranormal guests at this haunted Indiana restaurant.

Normally, when you go out to eat, your main concern is what to order from the menu. However, there are some establishments across the country where you may also have to expect to be accompanied by some uninvited guests. There are many restaurants known for their food and colorful past.

The Food Network has compiled a list of the most haunted restaurants in each state. So of course I was curious as to which restaurant was chosen for my home state of Indiana. When it comes to Indiana’s busiest restaurant, it’s actually more of a bar and grill, with a pretty interesting past.

The Slippery Noodle Inn in Indianapolis

Just steps from Lucas Oil Stadium is Indiana’s oldest bar. The Slippery Noodle Inn was originally established in 1850 as the Tremont House. It has gone through several name changes and owners over the years. However, the story behind this building is crazy.

According to the Slippery Noodle Inn website:

The “inn” was used in all kinds of activities. During the civil war years it was a subway station. In later years, a brothel was opened in the once luxurious inn. It remained open until 1953 when a patron was killed. Two guests of the brothel got into a fight over one of the women, one killed the other and left the bloody knife on the counter. During Prohibition, the Brady & Dillinger gangs used the rear building, originally built as a horse stable for the inn, for target practice. Some of the snails remain embedded in the lower east wall. In addition to schnapps and beer, the building burned, cattle and pigs were slaughtered and slaughtered in the cellar. The meat hooks and water pipes can still be found in the basement.

As you can imagine, a place with such a history is certainly prone to some paranormal phenomena. And boy has it had enough! Because of this, Food Network has named it the most haunted restaurant in Indiana.

According to the Food Network:

With such a storied past, it’s no wonder the noodle has attracted the attention of psychics and paranormal groups. Many have investigated the bar and identified ghosts, including the woman who ran the upstairs brothel (aka “the woman in red”) and Sarah, one of the workers (aka “the woman in blue”) who was allegedly killed here by became one of their customers. Another character seen frequently is an elderly man named George, who is said to have been the inn’s handy man. He so frightened a beer delivery man that the driver demanded a different route.

So if you’re ever in Indianapolis for a Colts game, stop by the Slippery Noodle Inn and ask about its haunted history. I’m sure those who work there or visit the establishment have many stories to share with you. If you want to see the full list of the most haunted restaurants in each state, you can click here.

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See 11 unique attractions that you can only find in Indiana

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40 Real Indiana Cities With Quirky, Weird, And Funny Names

Outside of the big cities, the state of Hoosier is full of tiny towns that you’ve probably driven through on your way to one of these towns. Most of them are probably 100 to 150 years old or older and have been around much longer than the major metropolitan areas like Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, South Bend and Evansville. Typically, they were founded by early settlers who found their way into the state and decided to make it home. Eventually others joined them and a community was formed. Over time, as surrounding areas grew, most of these were incorporated into those areas and governed by the nearest city or governing body, making them officially “unincorporated”, meaning that they had no formally organized local government of their own had.

A scroll through Wikipedia’s long list of Indiana unincorporated communities reveals that some of them have names that by today’s standards would be considered weird, quirky, or just downright funny. These are my 40 favorites.

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