A Night At The Manor


Shyan Dunlap, Contributor

BOO! Another personal favorite haunted house of mine is A Night at the Manor which I’ve been going to since I can remember. This is a three story haunt practically in the middle of nowhere. A Night at the Manor is actually called McCannell Manor which was investigated by Indy Ghost Hunters and proven in many ways to actually be haunted. At the end of this haunt is a slide from the third story.

A Night at the Manor is open every Friday and Saturday night in October from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., except on the 25th and 26th when they will be open from 8 p.m. to midnight. This haunt is $10 and believe me, it’s worth every penny.  Getting to the Manor can get tricky since it’s in the middle of nowhere but if you type the address into google maps, you’ll find it with no problems. The address is 3546 E County rd 100 S, Bowling Green, Indiana, which is about 8 miles from Center Point, Indiana.

Something that makes this one of my favorite haunts is its truly haunting history. McCannell Manor was built in 1911 to be a poor farm or county home for financially hurting families. There was also a jail part of the building which, for the most part, is intact and proven haunted. It was later turned into a nursing home/ hospital. At that time it held 53 people. Afterwards it was turned into an insane asylum for the mentally unstable. It makes the perfect haunted house because it has such a creepy history. In 2000 it was bought by its current owner and not long after turned into a haunted house. My family grew up with the current owner, Bobby Gayhart.