Haunted New Harmony Events

Ghost Hunt at the Old Rooming House poster

Join me for a spooky night at the Old Rooming House in New Harmony, Indiana. We have set up two dates for you to choose from: Friday, March 30th or Saturday, March 31st.

About the Old Rooming House

The Old Rooming House is an Italianate Victorian house built in 1896. While originally a family home, it was established as a Classic comfortboarding house in 1949 by Mary Rickens, who charged $3 a week and expected her boarders to be “neat, clean and polite.” Mary ran her business for over 35 years, then passed it on to Jim Stinson, the current proprietor. Jim remodeled the house, adding extra bathrooms and revarnishing the hardwood floors. Since then he’s continued to add to the house’s impressive collection of vintage travel memorabilia, antique furniture, and much-loved books. The Old Rooming House continues to evolve but preserves the best of the “old days” with an atmosphere of easy comfort and magic discovery.

We will start the investigation at 8pm and finish up at midnight. In order to purchase a ticket for this event, you must also book lodging. The price per ticket is $30 (minimum of two per room) and the room price is $57 plus tax. Two of the rooms have room for two people, while one room has room for three or four.


Room 1

This ground-floor room has its own private entrance and includes a couch, microwave, coffee pot and a private bathroom.

Room rate: $57 plus tax. Accommodates 2 people

To reserve this room (you’ll pay for lodging at the event) and purchase 2 Ghost Hunt Tickets:

Click HERE for Friday, March 30th
Click Here for Saturday, March 31st



IMG_6117.JPG Room 3

This spacious room features an antique drawing table and comfy armchair, as well as a comfy double bed. A private bathroom is just a few steps down the hall.

Room rate: $57 plus tax. Accommodates 2 people

To reserve this room (you’ll pay for lodging at the location) and purchase 2 Ghost Hunt Tickets:

Click HERE for Friday, March 30th
Click Here for Saturday, March 31st



Room 4

This second-floor bedroom has two double beds, an armchair and an attached private bathroom.

Room rate: $57 plus tax. Accommodates 3-4 people

To reserve this room (you’ll pay for lodging at the location) and purchase 3 Ghost Hunt Tickets:

Click HERE for Friday, March 30th
Click Here for Saturday, March 31st

Because this room will accommodate 4 people, an additional ticket may be purchased at the event.


Tickets for this event are non-refundable.

There are only 8 tickets available per event and will be sold on a First-come-first-serve basis.

For questions, email me at Jonimayhan@gmail.com




Ghost Walks

22089323_10215576289579751_2277282968823617309_nHaunted New Harmony Ghost Walks are a fun and enlightening way to learn about the history and the hauntings in this intriguing town. Enjoy a 90-minute stroll through the streets of New Harmony where we’ll stop outside the haunted locations and discuss the activity and the reasons why the location is haunted. Ghost Walks are $15 per person.

Normally, we hold walks every Friday and Saturday night, but since the weather has turned rather chilly, we’ll be doing them on request. Regular walks will resume again in May. If you’d like to take a Ghost Walk and have a group of four or more, contact Joni Mayhan at Jonimayhan@gmail.com to set one up.





38 thoughts on “Haunted New Harmony Events

  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.

  8. My group investigated Ribyre Gymnasium and a shop. They wouldn’t let anybody do the two buildings you will be investigating. It’s been several years since we done the investigation at RG. We had some things happen. It’s something your group may want to look into. 🙂 I’m not sure I have a DVD anymore with our findings.
    This sounds like fun. I wish you all the best with this.

  9. Hi Joni, I have been sensitive all my life but it has increased greatly the last couple of years. I’m 54. I’m not nearly as sensitive as you though. I recently had a spirit follow me home and has stayed. I met someone who is able to read photos and has confirmed my suspicion someone is here and gave me some facts like some of your friends in Ghost Magnet. I’m working to develop my talents and just discovered your book and it has been a large help. Thank you for work as it is great writing and has made me feel not so alone and I’m working to develop some of the methods you use in the book. Thank you so much for your work. John

    • Hey John – I know from our interactions on Facebook that you’re now reading Ruin of Souls. Through that, you’ll learn about Michael Robishaw. He’s been helping me for years. During my last trip back to Massachusetts, I picked up four or five attachments. Most of them were energy drainers. They look for hosts to latch onto so they can pull their energy. They aren’t good and will eventually make you sick. Michael removed all of them, but it’s a temporary fix. More will come.

      I’d recommend that you read Dark and Scary Things: A Sensitive’s Guide to the Paranormal World next. In it, I talk about valuable tools you can use to help yourself stay protected. Most of the tips and tricks in there will work for most people. I am an extreme case, which you’ve learned about in Ghost Magnet. After you’ve read it, message me on Facebook and we can discuss it further. Michael can help you too.

      Thank you for the kind words about my books. I think part of the reason why I’m so often targeted is because I share what I’ve learned. If they’re hoping it’s a deterrent, they are wrong. I will continue to share the things I learn until the day I die. We have to all band together and help each other. If you learn something that you find helpful, I hope you will share it with me and with others as well. It is a true battle, but I believe that light is more powerful than darkness. We just have to keep the faith.

      • Thank you so much and sorry for the double posting. I hadn’t found your facebook page yet when I posted this.

  10. Yes Ma’am,
    I have read a couple of your books and enjoyed them. I’m presently reading dark And scary places. I’m hesitant to talk much of this but, a few years back I was involved in a assault on the job. The blows were to the left temple putting me out of work for 3.5 months. I lost much of my left ear hearing permanently as a result . Since that time, I have seen, heard ,and continue to sensve numerous things. Have you ever heard of this situation before? Honestly I can’t say I’m to happy with the results. I didn’t want this but I’m now certain it will never go away. It’s taken years to come to grips with this and I’ve seen some very dark things in dark places. I am very much a believer in Christ, I believe the Lord allows things in our lives for a reason. I have no idea what to do with this and am careful not to communicate with things. For whatever reason I appear to be largely sensitive to dark things. Alot of this has to do with the environment/area of which I’ve worked for many years. I’m really at a loss here and don’t care for it, I sure as hell can’t talk about it. My wife is understanding but it spooks her and I know she uncomfortable and fearful of it. Thank you and God Bless:)

    • I’m truly sorry you’re going through that. I know from experience how maddening it can be. I didn’t ask for my gifts either and spent most of my life running from them before I decided to fight back. Knowledge is power. The more you know, the more you can protect yourself. You need to learn how to ground and shield yourself firstly. After you’ve mastered that, you need to learn how to close your third eye down. You’ll read about that in Dark and Scary Things.

      I’ve heard stories about people who have had near death experiences which led to what you’re experiencing. I don’t know why it happens, but it does. Email me at Jonimayhan@gmail.com and we can talk more privately.

  11. Joni, I have a group of 7 ladies wanting to do the tour, but there is no indicator how many tickets are left for purchase on any given night. Can you advise, please? Thanks! Lisa M.

    • I have plenty of tickets left. I’ll sell 15 tickets for each night’s walk. I’m doing every walk except for the one on Saturday, October 21st, and Saturday, October 28th. I have my Haunted New Harmony investigations those nights and my friend Jason is handling those walks. Looking forward to seeing you!

  12. Joni, we’re thinking about signing up for the ghost walk next Friday night 10/13. First question is are there still openings, and how many? Second, our daughter is 2 1/2, do we have to pay the $15 for her? If not we will have 5 in our group. Thanks!

    • HI Chris! I have three spots left, but I will take an additional two. No charge for your daughter, but it might be a little boring for her. We do a lot of standing around talking in between the walking. Please purchase the remaining 3 tickets and then you can pay for the other two (cash please) at the event. Once you get the tickets, I’ll send you a welcome email with more details on where we’re meeting, etc.

  13. My husband and I want to attend the ghost walk on Oct. 27. I do not have Pay Pal and am hesitant to pay with credit card online. Help!

    • No worries. You can pay by check and give it to your tour guide. Just make it out to Joni Mayhan. Let me know for certain if you’re going though because I’ll need to put you on the roster.

      • We will be there. Jerry and Diana Liggett. Oct. 27, Friday
        I will bring a check or cash. Where do we meet the tour guide?
        Thanks so much!

    • Do not know if I was successful in contacting you via gmail.com. Let me now if you do not get my email address. Thanks!

  14. The Oct. 27 Ghost Walk was cancelled, but my husband and I drove about 90 minutes on that cold and rainy night because we did not receive an email about it being cancelled. We met a young couple from Fairfield, Illinois, and she texted you that the four of us were waiting outside the opera house. Within minutes, a woman drove up and apologized and said the session would be rescheduled. She also told us you were at the library giving a presentation on paranormal activity. We rushed over and heard most of it. We talked to you after the event , and you asked if we could go on the Saturday or Sunday evening walk. We had plans and could not attend either night. Are you rescheduling that walk? You even suggested that you could take my husband and me on a walk when it would work for all three.
    Like you, I like New Harmony. When I was taking Indiana History at Indiana State University many years ago, I wrote a 50- page paper on George Rapp and the Rappites. Maybe that is why I have such an affinity for the locale. I was going to expand that paper into a thesis until the day that my professor, a friend and I entered the Workingman’s Institute and saw a newly published book by Karl Arndt lying on the librarian’s desk. The author had access to German sources, and I knew then that my thesis idea would never be approved. I was right! After I found the necessary primary sources. I wrote my thesis on the Shaker settlement in Sullivan and Knox counties.
    Thank you for being so kind after your presentation. We would still enjoy a ghost walk someday. I still have a check made out to you for such.

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