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The Twins House
Shelbyville, In 46176

County: Shelby County
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A long time ago there were two teenage boys who had gone crazy after their mother was killed by their father. The two boys killed their father in cold blood. The house is still haunted by the two boys. The house is symmetric on both sides one for both twins to live on. On July 4th, 1940 the two stabbed each other to death. On July 4th it is said that you can hear the two boys screaming in pain from the fighting.

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               Like      Dislike        Comment# 1279     10/19/2006 12:00:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

How do you get to the twins house? Is it still there or abandoned?

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 73495 ReplyTo# 1279     9/12/2011 11:40:00 PM     Edit          

The  Twins House isnt boarded up...but, no one lived there in a very long time...it is the red, 2 story, old style house right across the street from the Courthouse, here in Shelbyville...we've lived in Shelbyville most of our lives, and im 20...no one comes or goes from there, no for sale or rent signs, and if you look in a window, no furniture, or any sign of life

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 73496 ReplyTo# 1279     9/12/2011 11:58:00 PM     Edit          

Last Seen: 9/12/2011 11:47:03 PM  
i have pik of it and is waiting for this thing to let me put them on here it is right across the street frm the court house it is an old red house and has not been lived n for ever im 16 n no one has lived there my whole life of living in shelbyville since i can remember it has been abandoned i walk past it alomsot ever day!

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 1391     10/30/2006 12:00:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

Last Seen: 10/30/2010 6:54:02 PM  
NOTE TO MODERATOR: the haunted mansion and the twins house is one in the same same house two stories(both has happened at different times) and for AnonymousVisitor heres the directions Haunted House - coming from I-74 and hwy.44 at Shelbyville go towards Rushville to rays crossing. Look for big grain elevator then turn left at 600n. follow the rd. till it curves left then right then left to the T that is union rd. turn right. Go over bridges (rd.curves a lot). The house sits on left side all by itself about 5 mi. from first bridge.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 1460     11/6/2006 12:00:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

Last Seen: 10/30/2010 6:54:02 PM  
ive posted the directions below... its still there when i was there it looked abandoned, but i met a few investigators like myself on oct. 30th and they said theyve been in there and it looked like some one was renovating it, i dont advise tryin to get into the house cuz nieghboring houses keep an on it and report one one tryion to get in..

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 21300     10/20/2008 1:28:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

there is a 9 foot chainlink fence around it now, windows are boarded up and bolted.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 32839     5/22/2009 10:07:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

There is no 9 foot chainlink fence around this house. I just got back from there and it is an electric fence about 4 feet high.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 37454     8/8/2009 12:15:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

ok me and my friends have found a new house! if u go left on the detour while trying to go to greenwood on 44 u go straight out past a church to a house where we broke in the girls name was ocia perkins and she died of a disease 20 years ago all her stuff is in the house and 2 cars are parked to the right of the house and a window is broken out where we broke in. if u go in the house which i strongly recomend because the rush is intense u will see all her stuff at the house with books thrown on the ground but what gave us chills was how there was passage ways this house if messed up!!!!

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 37554 ReplyTo# 37454     8/9/2009 10:25:00 PM     Edit          

dont tell that post who it was. i hate to be scary here but that post could be the old woman trying to find out who it is

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 38152 ReplyTo# 37454     8/19/2009 8:07:00 AM     Edit          

Ocia Perkins was my mother & she was killed in a car accident 11/11/1969. She does not haunt anything. I still feel her love & presence all around me.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 38626 ReplyTo# 37454     8/27/2009 6:13:00 AM     Edit          

this house be it haunted or not is personal property, why you think you can just break in and take a look around is something i will never understand, if you wanna take a look at a haunted house then visit one of the many place here in indiana, and the surrounding states that actually allow people to come in and in some places stay the night, there are a lot out there that have been investigated and proven to be real, try one of those instead of destroying peoples property. and by the way a lot of old homes have secret passages that doesn't mean anything, i know a little about the house and no one died there and none of the owners died of anything more then natural causes. you people have done nothing more then damage the property of a nice old lady that doesn't want to sell her families house. seriously grow up a little, i am 23 and i have done some stupid things in my time but none as cruel as what you are doing. by the way all the people who live around the house have no problems with shooting people who do not belong there so before you end up in jail or worse i recommend that you find a new place for your childish games

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 58684 ReplyTo# 37454     9/26/2010 1:28:00 PM     Edit          

Why would you make up a story like this? Ocia Boggs died well over 20 years ago. Why would you say such a thing? This woman has a family who still love and miss her very much. How could you say she is haunting something. It's hurtful, and just plain mean.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 37491     8/9/2009 2:13:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

Yes supposdly this woman had a disease and no one would take care of her and help her. I was told many times that after her death people tried to move her things out an resell the house but I guess people from her family would keep them away and put her things back in the house! Till this day there's been no research or anything on the house and some say it's haunted but some have questions to why all of her things are still there

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 37553 ReplyTo# 37491     8/9/2009 9:25:00 PM     Edit          

to the people who posted about the house on the detour on 44, may i ask who put it? me and my friends also went to the house and would like to know more about it. Thanks

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 37699     8/11/2009 9:24:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

Message too visitors my name is brad Collins I live in Decater Indiana. Me an a few of my buddies found the house on 44 a the begining of the summer. DO NOT GO BACK I STRONGLY ADVISE IT. The house isn't right i strongly beleive something is in the house being protected I've been threw the whole entire house but there is a door upstairs that is completley jammed shut!!! Every other door is shut but easy too open any questions email me at kingme23@live.com

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 38186     8/19/2009 8:13:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

It's funny how stories get started!  And how facts from different stories meld together to make an entirely different story!  Ocia Perkins was my mother as well, and when we were young we attended a church just off 44.  But it was the other way on 44 towards Franklin.  In my mother's will she left a little money to the church for a new steeple to be built.  They chose to erect a new sign for the church in front of the building with a church bell on it.  Maybe this story got started because someone saw my mom's name on the sign in front of the church.  She was killed in a tragic car accident at a very young age, 34.  She never hurt anyone in her short life and she loved her children deeply.  She never ever hurt any of us.  But our hearts are still broken from losing her so long ago. 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 38500 ReplyTo# 38186     8/25/2009 9:09:00 AM     Edit          

Have you ever seen the girl with the gray hair sitting outside of that house?

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 38505 ReplyTo# 38186     8/25/2009 10:25:00 AM     Edit          

who are you????

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 38629 ReplyTo# 38186     8/27/2009 7:49:00 AM     Edit          


I too am a Bengal resident.  I know the house and it is NOT HAUNTED!!!

The current owner is being victimized by your bullshit. Leave her and the house alone. I don't care what your reason is, breaking in to someone's house is still a violation even if the house is empty.

As a matter of fact you would be wise to stay away from the area completely.


Everyone in the area is watching for any unusual activity.  And you run the risk of being shot.  We do not like what is happening by this bogus crap you are spreading.


               Like      Dislike        Comment# 38703 ReplyTo# 38186     8/28/2009 2:27:00 PM     Edit          

THIS HOUSE IS HAUNTED! I went the other night, as we entered rats were crawling all over the front porch. As we walked in books began to fly across the room trying to scare us out. Me and my friends just ignored it and then proceeded to the kitchen where we saw the bloody knives. After we noticed this we were a bit startled and started heading out and saw the gray haired woman. She did not proceed to talk to us, but just stared and pointed towards the upstairs. She was between us and the door so we had no choice but to go upstairs. What we saw next was life altering. It was a coffin in the middle of a dark room only lit by candlelight. Just then the house began to make all kinds of noises and we ran straight down the stairs and passed the old woman. We ran out and i will NEVER go back.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 38573     8/26/2009 3:15:00 PM     Edit       Reply    


I love how all of you just feel the need to break in to places -- especially VERY close to where I live.  (i.e. the roads off of 44 by Bengal)  Leave our quiet area alone.  There is nothing "haunted" out there.  Go play your kid games elsewhere.


The people who live out here chose to do so because we wanted a quiet, safe environment for our children to grow up.  Vandals will not be tolerated.  If you are caught Breaking & Entering, Do not be surprised to hear strange noises and sounds -- called gunshots.  We do not tolerate crime in our 'neighborhood' and will do what we have to to protect each other.


Leave us alone.  Play your games elsewhere.


               Like      Dislike        Comment# 38653     8/27/2009 7:14:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

I grew up near Bengal and go back there a few times every year.  I lived not far from the house all of you are discussing.  Nothing bad happened; it is not haunted.  It was built in 1946 and the same family lived in it the entire time. (And my family knew Ocia Perkins and it was not her house)  All the people in the community know the owners (we all know each other or each others' families) and community members are definitely unhappy that strangers are coming into the neighborhood late at night and going into the house. Community members have started watching the house, sharing information (types of cars, numbers of people, license plate information, etc.) and have been notifying the authorities.  In fact, while I was there, two county deputies came to the house -- I know because I was driving past and stopped to talk with them (all of us know one another or one another's families.) I would ask you to give this family and this rural community some respect and stop bothering them.  

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 38709     8/28/2009 5:36:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

this house is not haunted just in need of some tlc, the police are now involved and the neighbors are watching anyone caught entering the house or even being on the property will be arrested, the only reason the house is in bad shape is because people like you have broken and trashed the place, show a little respect you are vandalizing not just a house but someone's childhood memories.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 39395     9/10/2009 5:13:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

no spooks here------just trash and critters

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 74272 ReplyTo# 39867     10/14/2011 4:17:00 PM     Edit          


In response to the comment posted 10/7/2011 that reads:

“um if you shot someone or a neighbor did, the law would put them in jail. argue with me or not its the law.”

I sincerely apologize if I am interpreting this wrong, but it sounds as if whoever posted this is warning the neighbors that it is against the law to shoot someone.

If that IS what they meant, I would like to remind everyone who has traveled to see this house that trespassing on private property is ALSO against the law.

No one wants to threaten a stranger and no one wants to feel the need to keep their firearm within reaching distance for fear of an intruder. However, we have the right to use that firearm and whatever means necessary to protect our home and our families. Shooting someone is not against the law when it is in self defense. I AM NOT POSTING THIS AS A THREAT. I merely wanted to point out the hypocrisy of the previous post.

Everyone, regardless of whether you live in city, town or out in the country, EVERYONE wants to feel safe and comfortable in their home. You want to trust your neighbors and be able to lend a hand to them if they should need one as all too often we will find that we will be the ones needing a hand one day and we will have to rely on those friends to help us out.

I do not post this to read as a threat to anyone; that is not my intention. I simply hate worrying about an elderly neighbors’ welfare all because someone driving through our town on a road detour fabricated a story and posted it so his or her friends could read it. This house was never owned or rented by the Perkins family; no one died in this house; it has been left empty because the homeowner wants to hang on to the memory of her parents and her childhood there for as long as she can and having the house still standing and in her possession must help her deal with that. Those that have lived around here for years feel very personal about this as we can easily relate to her situation. Perhaps you can too.

If you truly love looking for haunted places I have no problem with that, it must be a fascinating and thrilling hobby, but if you want others to respect you, you must show respect to those that might seem to stand in your way. We have our reasons and no one should get hurt over something so like this.

Driving by and looking is one thing, but please do not stop and please respect the NO TRESPASSING signs and stop harassing this homeowner. And yes, the house is occupied by MANY wild animals and it is not an exaggeration to point out that you would not want to find yourself in a room with rotten floorboards, rusty nails and a startled groundhog!


               Like      Dislike        Comment# 40944     10/7/2009 11:20:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

Ive been inside this house and when you go up stairs the site is terrifying also dont try to go to the twins house its all boarded up. but this house out in bengal is scary if you wanna have fun go there

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 40945     10/7/2009 11:22:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

Ya ive Been to the twins house we took 3 car fulls of people we took a tauros and yukon and a shitty car MAHONEYS and it sucks dont go to it the best thing to do is go to the electric bridge and sit there and chill or watch dumb people attempt to break mailboxs lol if your going to the twins house take a hammer and un hammer the nails weres werewolf hollow

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 41401     10/13/2009 1:12:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

I know a house in Shelbyville I used to rent the upstairs.It is very haunted I saw full apparitions and someone walking arround upstairs when I was downstairs hangin out with the land lady.Theres really to many of my own experiences to tell but we moved out because something shook our sons babybed.215 w. Franklin Street. big 2 story house other half is somewhere across town. it sits right by the hospital.This all happened to me and my family in 2000 to 2002 I loved the place too it was a great apt. till the land lady tried to bless the place with holy water and things got crazy shes not a pure person I heard this will upset spirits...

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 41402     10/13/2009 1:37:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

Last Seen: 10/25/2009 6:32:12 PM  
I just created a user name I was the one who talked about the last comment on 215 w. franklin st.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 43504     10/31/2009 3:47:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

I would be careful having any dealings with shelby county authorities either as a trespasser or an informant.  I live only a half mile from this house and the authorities attempted to send me to prison for 11 years because a group of people were attacking a girl in my driveway and I shot in the air.

You never know what wild hair Kent Apsley is going to get up his butt.  Rest assured it will involve multiple felonies either for the reporter or the trespasser.  No charges are dropped in Shelby County.

I highly suggest do not enter this house.  I also highly suggest avoiding any contact with the "shoot you 19 times" till your dead shelby county sheriffs department if you chose to get involved with the trespassers.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 45046     11/26/2009 6:44:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

i dont see anything wrong with just driving by and looking around but when you break in and make up stupid stories about it.. your just stupid! people just get themselves scared and they see things i went by there onetime yeah it looked creepy but that doesnt mean it is haunted

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 46384     1/6/2010 3:14:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

Mr and a friend may have "investigated" a while back, and we found trip wires leading to a silent alarm or something. If you go to the eastern side of the house, the front window we pushed the board in, and heard clicking, if you follow the white cable running out of that window, it has an eyelet screwed into the ground. I think this place is now rigged up for the police to be called silently. I do know that we got chased out of there by the neighbor to the west on the other side of the road one night. He may think he's tough, but had he caught us, he would've needed more than a shotgun. That's right buffalo bill, not all people interested in ghosts are punkass kids, some of them don't take kindly to being chased or having guns pulled on them.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 61144     10/25/2010 4:23:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

is this the same house as the kkk house

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 61595     10/29/2010 5:37:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

yeah, it's the same as the kkk house.

nothing weird has ever happened to me there (I've been there a million times, just never gone in). but weird stuff happened on my way there once. a car full of friends and i were driving there and out of nowhere this white sheet that resembled a kkk hat came out of nowhere and hit our car. we looked everywhere and saw no one. I don't know if it was coincidence or something real, but it freaked us out pretty good. Also, when we drove back by that area, there was no sheet to be found, and everyone saw it so we knew we weren't making it up.

also, i don't recommend doing anything more than driving by the kkk or "twins house" because my brother and some of his friends went there and when they got out of their car a man came out of nowhere with a shotgun and "suggested" that they leave immediately.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 68377     3/21/2011 4:06:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

yea i would like to know where its at my family is originally from shelbyville good directions would be nice

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 72433     7/18/2011 8:39:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

I've recently heard about the house near Bengal,Indiana and I decided to go there. I was sitting outside and myself and 3 other people saw something peeking out of the top window. It was moving back and forth and we would say at the same time when we could and could not see it.  I would like to know more about this house, but I am not going to break into the house.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 72452     7/19/2011 8:02:00 PM     Edit       Reply    


Hey, Einstein, they are called RACCOONS! And the ones in the basement windows and on the porch are called GROUNDHOGS! That's what happens when a house sits empty; animals make it their home and moronic immature idiots with too much time on their hands make a toy of it.

Want to know more about the house? IT'S PRIVATE PROPERTY. Nothing more should need to be said other than the story that some obvious brainiac invented just to have something to post on the internet has caused the innocent owner and neighbors a lot of unnecessary grief, not to mention placed future "followers" in danger. Let's see, paint peels off and wooden siding rots on a neglected house, wonder what happens to the floorboards? Hope you guys have good insurance to cover your medical bills when one of you falls through the floor or gets bitten by a raccoon. Ever see what a groundhog does when it thinks it's cornered? Hope those neighbors some of you are threatening for running trespassers off private property are close enough to hear your calls for help!

Grow up and do something positive in your own community and leave ours alone!


               Like      Dislike        Comment# 73986     10/7/2011 8:01:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

um if you shot someone or a neighbor did, the law would put them in jail. argue with me or not its the law.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 74292     10/15/2011 9:09:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

um i was just reading this whole conversation i would be pissed off to if some broke a window to get in, but on the other hand all this talk about haunted or not some say it is some says it isnt well i know you (the owner) dont want to hear this but maybe you should just stay their one night and have a recorder going and see if you get and EVP, now dont bash me because i said that but how you talked in this conversation you probably would, and the person who said smething about getting shot and the law you are right im taking criminal justice classes and well your right the person has to give you 3 warnings in a row before firing, and it cant be leaveleaveleave, they have to give you time to respond, but if theirs a private property sign also with a no tresspassing sign THATS VISIBLE then you shouldnt tresspass, but you cant still look at it if your not on the property and if your standing on a COUNTY ROAD the owner and neighbors cant tell you to leave a county road, also to the owner im sorry for your lose ive just lost someone and i can kinda feel your sarrow, not exactly but somewhat, the main thing is dont tresspass or destroy property

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 77198     3/27/2012 9:55:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

Having lived in the area all my life (45 years) I think I can safely say that if there is a ghost story about a house here then you can rest assured that the house in question is someone's Meth lab or grow op. 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 78737     7/10/2012 11:50:00 PM     Edit       Reply    


boy goes in the house...... boy doesnt come out of the house..... ITS THOSE DAMN BOOKS I TELL YOU! all those words... not enough pictures... it will scare anyone. IDC who you are. big words will challenge anyones faith. i suggest you dont go in the house... its almost as bad as the library.


               Like      Dislike        Comment# 79194 ReplyTo# 78737     8/8/2012 6:33:00 PM     Edit          

the  people that have lived hxxere all their lives, know about the twins house.  Some of the posts here have never been to this house it's obvious.  Those that say they have been inside the twins home are liars. They watch this property constantly. I promise you, you will get caught. None of us understand why they keep the home in good shape. it has been empty for decades.Professional ghost hunters have asked to go inside. The answer is always, NO! Please keep your voice recorders out of the home. Your wasting your money and your time. You will not get yhem back!





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