Haunted New Harmony

Haunted New Harmony LogoNew Harmony is famous for its two Utopian experiments and its diverse beauty. It is also incredibly haunted. Join us as we investigate the paranormal side of this quaint Southern Indiana town and communicate with the souls who dwell here.

We will investigate not one, but TWO of New Harmony’s most haunted buildings from 6pm until midnight.

Community House #2Community House #2

First, we will visit Community House #2. This three-story brick building was completed in 1822 and housed members of the Harmonist group. After the town was sold to the Owen society in 1824, the building was used for a variety of functions, including a print shop, a school for children on the first floor, housing on the second and third floors, as well as a variety of businesses throughout.

Over the years, visitors and tour guides have experienced phantom footsteps and voices in empty rooms. One tour guide reported seeing a woman dressed in 1800’s period apparel walk up a staircase. On another occasion, a caterer inadvertently snapped a photo with an apparition sitting beside a brick fireplace.

This building is handicapped accessible and has an elevator.

Fauntleroy House portraitThe Fauntleroy Home

The second location we will investigate is The Fauntleroy Home. Built in 1822 by the Harmonists, this house has undergone many incarnations in its 193 year existence. It was first used by the Franz Pheil family during the Harmonist period and later became home to various members of the Owen society. In 1840, it was purchased by Robert Fauntleroy and his wife Jane Dale Owen Fauntleroy. The home is known as the birthplace of The Minerva Society, the nation’s first women’s club.

This house is considered by many to be the most haunted building in New Harmony. Visitors and tour guides have experienced a variety of paranormal encounters, dating back to the first documented ghost sighting in 1848. Shadows have been seen flitting across walls, doors open and close on their own accord and many have had unsettling experiences near the staircase.

The first floor of this two-story home is handicap-accessible, but the second floor must be reached by a flight of stairs.

The Investigation

The event will begin at 6pm with a meet-and-greet, followed by a presentation on the history of the locations, as well as instructions for the investigation. Experienced paranormal investigators will lead each team through both buildings, using a variety of paranormal equipment to communicate with the souls who inhabit the space. We will conclude the evening with a group discussion on our findings.

This is the first time buildings in New Harmony have been available for public paranormal investigations. We are limiting each investigation to a maximum of 20 people, who will be broken into teams of ten. This event includes physical activities, such as climbing stairs and walking several blocks to the second location. We ask that you bring a small flashlight, which will help you navigate through the darkness.

Breakdown of the Event

6:00 – 7:00           Meet & Greet/Orientation Presentation

7:00 – 9:00           Investigation

9:00 – 9:30           Break

9:30 –11:30          Investigation

11:30- 12am        Sharing Information

Breakdown of the Investigations

Community House #2 (30 minute sessions):

  • First floor Kitchen
  • Second floor (Shadow Hallway & Dormitory Rooms –divide group)
  • Third Floor Main Room
  • Third Floor Printer’s Shop

Fauntleroy House (30 minute sessions):

  • Base of staircase
  • First Floor
  • Second Floor Master Bedroom
  • Outside building near Rappite Cemetery

The price for this event is $50 per person. Half of all proceeds go directly to the historic locations we’re investigating. Tickets must be purchased in advance by clicking the links below. If you have issues with PayPal, you can also mail a check to Joni Mayhan at PO Box 363, New Harmony, IN 47631. If, by chance, we need to cancel the event, full refunds will be distributed; however, no other refunds will be honored within two weeks of the scheduled event.

Click the date below to purchase your ticket.

Saturday, July 15
Saturday, August 12
Saturday, September 23
Saturday, October 21
Saturday, October 28


13 thoughts on “Haunted New Harmony

  1. Pingback: Signs of Spirits – Why You Haven’t Seen a Sign from Your Deceased Loved One | The Ghost Diaries

    • He will come to you when the time is right. I’ve had a few relatives who haven’t come to me at all, so sometimes it simply doesn’t happen. That doesn’t mean they aren’t looking out for us, but communication is often difficult or they feel it’s not in your best interest. Signs are often small and fleeting. We miss them because they seem too much like coincidence, so pay close attention. It also might take him some time, so be patient as well.

  2. My grandmother passed last June 2015.I was with her when she drew her last breath.I miss our phone conservations so much.I havnt noticed her with me at all.why??

    • It’s always hard to say, but I think that either she’s not ready or you’re not ready. When they come to us too soon, they disrupt our grieving process. Give it time and keep your eyes open. When the time is right, she’ll come to you.

  3. Thank you, Joni, for your profound and beautifully articulated insight. I’m a relative newcomer to the spiritual world, and I’ve recently had an amazing spiritual awakening, but I still have lots of questions. You put a good spin on some worries I had about being able to raise my vibrations while still being an imperfect, emotional human. Phew!

    Until recently, I was extremely depressed and hopeless, and unsure if life was worth living. Long story short-I started watching Long-Island Medium, and My Ghost Story, and then went out and obtained (quite easily, to my shock) my own paranormal evidence, which proved to me that there was life after death–and it was super fun and exciting, too. I have several of your books by the way, which have been very helpful. Anyway, after listening to Theresa Caputo’s book setting out what really happens after we die, etc., I was filled with hope again, and set out on a quest for more answers. Not only did I find out that most people do reincarnate, I found out why, and a whole lot of other mind-blowing things about life, including the fact that we humans are actually immortal.

    I read many famous mediums’ books, and lots of other material on the subject, but the number one best source of info I found was the amazing Dolores Cannon, a pioneer of past-life regression hypnosis, and world-famous researcher and author, unfortunately recently deceased. I’m guessing you probably already know about her but just in case you don’t, I wanted to share this link with you: http://www.dolorescannon.com/about If you want to know more about reincarnation, God, other Universes, lost civilizations and information, even Aliens-yeah, I didn’t want to believe it at first either– check it out. Cheers!

    • Thank you for the kind words, April. The biggest reason why I write what I do is to share it. When I first started going through my own spiritual awakening, there wasn’t a lot of information on the subject. Thank you for sharing the link to the author. I will definitely check it out.

  4. my mother passed away in March 2006 between the age 96 – 98 and three months later she appeared in my dream to read John 2 vs 1-11. A few years later I dreamed her this time she was in the sky lying facing north but I could not see what she was lying on. I gave her chocolates and fruits I was picking from the sky both she thoroughly enjoyed.

  5. I’ve had many messages from my huband after he passed. ..but none lately. …here’s one.
    I purchased a dozen of roses to take to grave service but when I got there I realized I had forgotten them and became very upset. A dear friend said don’t worry you were ment to forget them. When I came home I decided to take roses out of fridge and put in a vase. I then set vase on table and as I did the dvd player came on and played our song. I thanked him and had a good cry!

  6. I was born and raised in New Harmony and I have been a tour guide. I have indeed experienced in both of the buildings you are planning to visit.

  7. Will this be a actual investigation or mainly a tour and about how long will this event last? We have our own equipment is this allowed?

    • Hi Tom – it is an actual investigation. The event runs for six hours. We will do a presentation at the beginning to discuss some of the history and hauntings, but it’s the real deal. We’re breaking into groups and each group will have a group leader. This is the first time they’ve allowed investigations into the buildings so they’re being cautious on what they are letting people bring inside. Right now as it stands, you can bring in EMF meters and smaller equipment. No camcorders or devices that can be disruptive to the rest of the group. The group leaders will be running equipment and posting results within two days of the event. If you’d like to discuss it with me, you can email me at Jonimayhan@gmail.com and we can exchange numbers there.

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