Seymour, Indiana, is a small town located in the southeastern part of the state. The town itself might best be known as the place where John Cougar Mellencamp’s parents now live. The singer got his start playing in local bars and clubs before becoming more popular and well known. Following his rise to stardom, he purchased one of the largest homes in the area for his parents. A friend once pointed it out to me on a drive through town, and I have to say that it was pretty nice.
Seymour is also the kind of town where you may find yourself having a ghostly encounter when you least expect it. There are ghosts that haunt the usual places: cemeteries, abandoned buildings, museums, former asylums, etc. Then there are the ghosts that haunt the more unusual places, the places where you would never expect to find a ghost. Seymour has one of those.
Seymour is not known for a cemetery ghost, or a museum ghost, but a restaurant ghost. The most famous spirit rumored to haunt the city of Seymour is one who calls Papa John’s Pizza home.
The Papa John’s Pizza in Seymour, Indiana looks identical to others in the area with the exception of their resident spirit. Employees began noticing something unusual several years ago, and things only seemed to grow after that. This ghost isn’t threatening, or even that scary but he is well known to employees of the restaurant.
This ghost is a full body apparition that seems to appear and disappear at all hours of the day. The man is always spotted wearing a blue uniform, but disappears again before any other identifying features can be spotted. Workers have also heard strange knocking sounds coming from the storefront next door to the restaurant, despite the building being empty.
The story of this unusual ghost in Seymour, Indiana has spread to other parts of the state and even other neighboring states. It seems as if everyone is fascinated by the idea of a ghost that haunts an average, ordinary pizza restaurant. No one knows who he is, or where he even came from. The only thing they know is that he is there, and everyone from employees to customers have spotted the ghost at different times throughout the years. Who knew that you could find a ghost while calmly eating your dinner?
The Papa John’s Pizza is located in Seymour, Indiana. Stop in for a pepperoni pie, and stay for the ghost.