Haunted Hoosier History: John Baer’s Ghost, Thornhope, Indiana

On February 16, 1868, John Baer left his home in Thornhope, Pulaski County, Indiana.  He had $3,000 on his person to buy livestock at Star City.  Baer was never seen or heard from again.  Unless, of course, you believe the testimony of one of his neighbors, Gabriel Fickle, who contended that on the 30th anniversary of Baer’s disappearance his ghost appeared to him.  What did Baer’s ghost say?  You can read about the spooky encounter in the Marshall County Independent by clicking below.

Read more about the ghost of John Baer in the Marshall County Independent, February 24, 1899.