"Death Out Of Darkness" is a public safety documentary about the deadly tornadoes of the 11-April-1965 Palm Sunday tornado outbreak, which affected portions of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin. The film primarily focuses on the devastation across Northern and Central Indiana. Produced in 1966 by the Indiana State Police and WISH-TV in Indianapolis, narrated by Lt. Dave Levendoski. Video from visualarchivist on YouTube. There were 47 tornadoes in less than 12 hours. This was the 3rd deadliest tornado swarm in U.S. history. See Also: Ted Fujita


Below are personal recounts of the event. They have been submitted to us by our readers. If you would like to submit your story or photos please click the link in the upper right side of this blog.

50 Years Later: Palm Sunday Tornadoes

This is a great edition of The Goshen News with a special tribute section about the 1965 Palm Sunday Tornado Outbreak. It's filled with photos, videos, recounts and memories.


Residents of Russiaville share their memories in a video HERE

WBST has a wonderful 30 minute tribute. They also have a photo gallery of the outbreak. HERE

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