Historic Willard Library is home to Evansville's most infamous lady, the Grey Lady, and the search for her is on this October!

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Willard Library

Willard Library is truly a historic gem in Evansville.  In fact, did you know that Willard Library is the oldest operating library in the state of Indiana?  It's true! Willard Library opened its doors over a century ago, in 1885.  When you visit Willard Library the very first thing you will notice is the stunning gothic architecture that makes this historical building hauntingly beautiful.  Willard Library is also home to the most notorious ghost in the region, the Grey Lady!

So, Who IS the Grey Lady?

According to Willard Library, no one truly knows who the Grey Lady is, but it is widely speculated that she is the ghost of Louise Carpenter the daughter of Willard Library founder, Willard Carpenter.   The first sighting of The Grey Lady happened in 1937, and this haunting has been pretty well documented ever since. If you'd like to read more about the Grey Lady, you can check out an article all about her, here.

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Grey Lady Ghost Tours

If you have never taken the Grey Lady Ghost Tour at Willard Library,  I need you to stop what you're doing, and make plans to go this year! It's such a fun tour, super informative, and whether you're superstitious or not, it's just cool to see Willard Library after dark.  I've taken the Grey Lady Ghost Tours before, and they're super informative, you learn a lot about the history of Willard Library, but also about the legend of the Grey Lady.  And who knows, maybe you'll catch a glimpse of her while on your tour!

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Ghost Tours for 2023 Take Place October 26th - 28th

If you want to take a Grey Lady Ghost Tour this year, you can do so from October 26th through 28th.  Here is what Willard Library had to say about the tours on their Facebook page:

👻 Get ready for spine-tingling thrills and chills this October with the Grey Lady Ghost Tours at Willard Public Library! 👻
📜 Journey through the ages as you listen to chilling paranormal stories dating back to the 1930s, and step into the eerie embrace of our 138-year-old historic building after hours. This is a tour like no other, promising a truly unforgettable experience. 🕯️🏛️
💻 Can't wait? Dive into the supernatural world right now by checking out our YouTube channel, where we've shared some of these bone-chilling tales: https://www.youtube.com/willardpubliclibrary 🎥👻
🔗 For all the details on how to join in on the ghostly fun, visit: https://willard.lib.in.us/.../grey-lady-ghost-tours.../ 👈
🕷️ Don't miss out on this hauntingly good time! 🕷️

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