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Orange County, Indiana

Orange County, IN

Major Towns/Cities

  • French Lick
  • Paoli

Strange Goings-On:

Here’s some of the interesting things about Orange County I’ve learned so far:

Bigfoot: During the 1960s a creature was seen several times around French Lick, and the locals named it “Fluorescent Freddy” due to its glowing red eyes.

– Large footprints often found in Hoosier National Forest.

UFO: Paoli, June 2009, orange oval craft spotted.

Thunderbirds: There was a flap (HA!) of sightings in Hoosier National Forest throughout the 1970s.

Ghost: In French Lick, sometime in the late 1800s, three lightning bolts came from the sky and killed two black horses and their colt in a field. If you go to the field now when a storm is coming you can see the three ghost horses running for shelter.

– Paoli, Bon’s Chapel: The glowing headstone. Story is a soldier was going to marry a local girl, but he was sent off to war and killed before the ceremony. Now on some nights his headstone will glow, and watching from a distance is a ghostly woman dressed in black


Of course there’s always room for more. If you live in this county and have a wacky story to share I’d love to hear it! Send me a message using the form below. 

If it’s a good one — and if you’re happy to sign a release form — I might be happy to include it in my book!
(Got to keep the lawyers happy … you think Bigfoot gets angry? That’s nothin’ compared to legal rage …)

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