Iroquois Park in Louisville, Kentucky is reportedly haunted by the headless ghost of a woman. The park is made up of a knob rising 250 feet, covered with old growth forest.
A man who visited Iroquois Park, said he saw a thick fog rolling in from nowhere. Then he started to hear the barking of a dog and he could detect the strong smell of smoke in the air.
“So there I was, in the middle of this dark road all alone with something over in the road and I couldn’t figure out what it was. So being kind of foolish, I went over to the woods to investigate. At first, I didn’t hear anything, and then I heard footsteps coming towards me. And they came closer and closer and still i didn’t see anything.”
All of a sudden, out of the mist, a figure appeared walking towards him. It seemed to be a woman dressed in early 1800s settlement clothes.
“Then I felt some cold chills going down my backbone, and I turned around, and I looked, and there she stood. The famous headless lady of Iroquois Park.”
As she walked towards him, through the park, he realized she was holding her head in her hands and the blood was flowing from her severed neck.
“I didn’t know what to do at first, because all I could see was a woman holding her head in her hands with blood dripping out. I guess I was terrified. I don’t know. But I ran like a madman until I finally got away from there.”
Some suspect that she is the ghost of a farmers wife who settled with her husband in the area where the park is now located. As the story goes, one night while her husband was in town on business, an Indian tribe attempted to sneak up on the homestead and ransack it.
First, they silenced the family dog by slitting its throat. They then rushed into the house and caught the woman unawares. Grabbing her roughly, they dragged her outside and, as she screamed and screamed, they beheaded her and left her dead body lying where it fell. The Indian tribe proceeded to set fire to the house in an attempt to cover up what they had done.
A number of murders have happened in Iroquois Park over the years and some people say they are connected to the headless woman whose ghost roams the park.