Willard Library, Evansville, Indiana
The Willard Library is over 110 years old and is the oldest public library building in Indiana. In the late 1930s a custodian reported the first sighting of an “all-grey” lady wearing grey shoes and a grey veil as he entered the basement at 3 a.m. to stoke the coal furnace. Since then, the Grey Lady has been sighted by librarians, patrons, and police officers, and has been credited with unexplained occurrences in the library. Many believe that the Grey Lady is the ghost of Louise Carpenter, the daughter of Willard Carpenter, whose fortune was used to build the Willard Library in 1885.