Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The Pudwudgies of Mounds State Park

I am preparing for another rode trip in my brand new caravan.  The caravan provides for a new realm of ghostly travel and for my first overnight in our white lady, we'll be staying in Mounds State Park in Indiana.   Mounds State Park is most known for its archaeological significance.  The park features 10 different structures that were sculpted into the Earth by Native Americans.  These 10 ceremonial mounds were constructed by the prehistoric Adena culture and were later used by the Hopewell Native Americans.  The largest and most impressive of the mounds is called the "Great Mound" and was built around 160 BC.

It is not surprising that a place that is so rich in history should have a long tradition of oral folklore associated with it.   The folklore associated with Mounds State Park is more than just oral history, sighting of the legendary beings that haunt this state park persist to this day.   Creature from Native America Folklore called pudwudgies are seen on a regular basis around this site.  Pudwudgies are 2 or 3 ft high with large noses, fingers, and ears.  They are grey and are sometimes said to glow.  They are dangerous creatures that can transform into animals and are said to enjoy mischief and destruction and sometimes have been known to lure people to their deaths. 

Interestingly, Pudwudgies are said to be able to control the ghosts of those they have murdered.  Thus they can use their army of ghosts to create more mischief and cause more death.  Regular sitings of the Pudwudgies and their ghosts are reported at the Mound State Park and I can't wait to visit and see if I can catch a glimpse of these mischief makers myself.  



11 comments:

Sandra said...

I haven't heard of these little creatures or the mounds. How exciting to visit there. Can't wait to hear about what you find.

Little Gothic Horrors said...

Well, Pudwudgies are definitely a new creature to me. Is the Mounds State Park the only location that they are associated with? It sounds like there's a lot of potential for a creepy story with these Pudwudgies. I'm amazed a show like 'Supernatural' hasn't done an episode on them yet. I want to find out more now!

And I love that you call the caravan "white lady"! How appropriate! :D

VainGlorySinner said...

Haha I've never heard of these Pudwudgies before but they do sound kind of funny! When I think of the description of them I can't help but picture Hoggle from The Labyrinth in my head!

Have a good road trip!

telos said...

Pudwudgies are see in places other than Mounds State Park. The sitings are just more prolific there.

Jessica Penot said...

Sandra... Thanks!

Emma... You are right. Supernatural does need to do something on them. They've covered almost everything else.

VainGoreySinner... LOL.. I love Hoggle. The muppet they used to make him was left in some luggage that turned up at an unclaimed baggage in Alabama. We went to see him once. He is very creepy in real life.

Adsila said...

I haven't heard of these little creatures but looking forward to your road trip post.

Paul S said...

I myself have looked one in the eyes as well as two friend of mine. They are not cute but they are real at least in utah

Unknown said...

I've seen real supernatural shit when I had a bedroom in a basement in Anderson in. I literally saw what appeared as demon figures flying around before I went to bed, and no I was not on drugs or drunk. My wife at the time was into some pagan religion and must of invited something into our home that i was not cool with, I did stat calm and did not show fear, but people shit really is out there. You just have to be lucky enough to witness it for your self.

Natalie Crist said...

Paul, I'd love to hear your experience! Email me, spookytripping@gmail.com!

Unknown said...

I was born and raised in Anderson, Indiana and spent alot of time at Mounds State Park, I've never heard of these creatures!! Very interesting, very interesting indeed!!

Anonymous said...

I grew up in Anderson. ive never come face to face with a pukwudgie but im very sure I have felt their presence in Mounds a few times. Once when I was about 12 I went with my friend to walk one of the trails at night. as we were walking along the trail heading away from the biggest mound we kept hearing something running through the leaves along the tree line. We both were convinced that it was following us down the trail but when we would shine our flashlights we couldn't see anything. for my own sanity I told myself that he may be a squirrel or a chipmunk. what we heard was not very big from the sounds of the foot steps. Fast forward a few years my current girlfriend and I experienced the same exact thing. there was something running along the tree line behind us every few feet it would stop and then run again to catch up with us just staying right behind us. eventually as we got closer to where we parked it stopped all together. the following year I was out there once again with my current girlfriend, my cousin and his friend and the EXACT same thing happened. All three times we would shine flash lights in the direction the running creature was and couldn't find an explanation. I cant remember the first time it happened but the last two times there was no wind blowing. Now I cant say it was a pukwudgie because we never actually seen anything but there is no easy explanation of what was going on those three nights. note; the time that these events happened were from after midnight to about 4 am.