The Infamous Louise * Retired till next October*  LbNA # 26208 (ARCHIVED)

Placed DateOct 8 2006
LocationEvansville, IN
Planted Bymawpaw-n-prue    
Found By The Toadfrogs
Last Found Nov 11 2006
Hike Distance?


"Countless speculations and opinions exist about whose ghost the famed "lady in grey" actually is. Some believed that the ghost emigrated from a nearby cemetery. Others say that a woman died in the building during its early days and that she liked the library so much that she never left (and gets jealous when mortals read her treasured books).

Still, the most widely held opinion is that the "lady in grey" is actually the ghost of Louise Carpenter, the daughter of the library's founder. Louise once sued the library's Board of Trustees, claiming that her father was "of unsound mind and was unduly influenced in establishing [Willard] Library." She lost the suit and, as a result, her claim to any of the library's property. After her death, her spirit returned to the place that caused her so much grief during her life: Willard Library. Those who subscribe to this opinion say that she will continue to haunt the library until the property and its holdings are turned back over to the living heirs of the Willard Carpenter family." As written on the Willard Library website /

Turn into the treelined drive of the home of "The Grey Lady". Park. Make your way to the rocky path which leads you to the stone pillar. Admire the arbor in front or you. To the right you will see the clock tower of the old courthouse and the steeple of a local church. If you look over your right shoulder you will see the Northeast corner of the library. A line drawn directly from this corner to an evergreen of which there are four will lead you to the prize. Beware of Muggles, who abound!!!! And the Grey Lady who watches always!!!!

After you have replaced the box in its original location, be sure to enjoy the beauty of the park and the structure itself.