Telefile II: The Scariest Thing About Indianapolis

In the old power station at the Central State Hospital for the Insane.

In the old power station at the Central State Hospital

Unofficial transcript of eleven responses from callers to the Bureau’s hotline: “The fact that I’m surrounded by hoosiers. That it’s home to many and once you’re here, you can never get out of it. The most frightening thing I’ve experienced is the ghost of Herb Baumeister the serial killer, and he’s pissed. All of the cornfields. The most frightening thing about Indianapolis is Indianapolis, the fact that it continues to undermine itself by being someone other than who it is. Abandoned buildings. All the [censored] white people. People turning around in intersections. Crime. It’s everywhere and nowhere at the same time. Bud’s Supermarket and the strange people in Bud’s Supermarket. Just cause you never know what you’re gonna see. Residual racial prejudice.”