Haunted Fraternity House

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Here's one for my mother-in-law: the fraternity house in which I lived while in college is haunted. The Terre Haute Trib-Star writes about it every so often; here's the latest. Here's a little background from the article:

[The] fraternity house was part of a several-building complex for the former Vigo County Home for Dependent Children, which was also known as the Glenn Home. The orphanage was created in 1903, though the “main building” was constructed in 1896, and still survives, a Web site dedicated to the Glenn Home’s history reports.

Several buildings were replaced through the orphanage’s tenure, which lasted more than 75 years. It finally closed in 1979, and many of the buildings later became part of Pi Kappa Alpha’s property.

And then the legends began.

Here is the Glenn Home History website.


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2 Responses to “Haunted Fraternity House”
  1. Jenn says:

    Hello, ran across your blog here while doing a random search on the former G.H. I am the owner of the Glenn Home history website and familiar with the stories of paranormal activity in the main building. very interesting to say the least and don’t surprise me at all considering at least 23 children passed away while wards of the home, mostly prior to 1940. Many are buried on the grounds as described in the GH website.

    I’d be very interested in hearing your expierences while living in the building.
    Steve R. and Jason R. can vouch for who I am…

    Thanks and look forward to hearing from you,

  2. Chip Bennett says:

    Hi Jenn, and thanks for commenting!

    While I don’t have any personal experience with any paranormal activity at the Pike house (erstwhile Glenn Home), it would probably be a good idea for the brothers’ many stories to be put together.

    By the way, the Glenn Home History web site is great. I enjoy history – especially that with which I have some connection – and very much enjoyed reading the history of the home.