List of All Haunted Locations in Kansas

  • El Dorado, Kansas

    Ghost tourists who stop around the grave of Clara Wiley, a woman who was murdered in the 1900s, find that their cameras seem to malfunction. The cemetery also is said to be haunted by a ghost called Two Moons, whose bones were said to have been dug up during the construction of a…

  • Lawrence, Kansas

    Many locations at Haskell Indian Nations University, an 1800s institution built to help Native Americans assimilate with the mainstream population, are rumored to be haunted. At the Bell Tower, students report a mysterious sealed-off wall in the basement and a feeling of being watched from above as…

  • Hutchinson, Kansas

    Ida Day Holzapfel, according to local lore, is the ghost who haunts the library. The former librarian, who began working here in 1915, may never have left. She is said to reside in the basement, watching over her beloved library. She left in 1954 to become a catalog librarian for California…

  • Milford, Kansas

    At this 1850s Civil War fort, visitors may see more than war relics. According to local legend, an apparition of a woman in chains can be seen walking across the fields, and a group of spectral riders appear on the Cavalry Parade Field. One dismounts, and the rest ride away. Sonce they stop near…

  • Johnson County, Kansas

    Once the Olathe Naval Air Station, a combat pilot training center from WWII to the Vietnam War era, the New Century Air Center is now a commercial airport, industrial complex and business center. An airplane crash that cost a pilot his life around 1960 is believed to be the source of strange things…

  • Rocky Ford Bridge – Bird Bridge

    Emporia, Kansas

    Legend has it that a preacher and his mistress drugged his wife and killed her by pushing her car over the side of the bridge. Now, they say, her screams can be heard and her ghost walks to shore from the water. A film is reported to have been made about the incident, called “Murder…

  • Gypsum, Kansas

    The Devil’s Washboard, a group of three steep hills along Donmyer Road, has a harrowing history. Reports say that in the 1950s, seven local teens were racing in a car when they slammed into the bank, killing some or all of them. The wrecked car was placed upon posts at the site to remind other…

  • Achenbach Memorial Hospital

    Hardtner, Kansas

    Reported occurrences that seem to speak for the hospital being haunted are many, including 1) The first-floor men’s room is said to always be 15-20 degrees colder than the rest of the building; 2) Witnesses describe a feeling of being watched by something unseen; 3) Bloody footprints can be seen on…

  • The Columbian Theatre

    Wamego, Kansas

    A great many weird things have been reported in the Columbian Theater: Props seem to move when no one was there to move them, lights turn on and off by themselves, and folks have reported hearing moans, groans, and the sound of someone unseen climbing stairs. A fire alarm once activated for no…

  • The Eldridge Hotel

    Lawrence, Kansas

    Room 506 is reportedly extremely haunted. Stories vary as to the precise nature of the haunting, some claiming that the original cornerstone from the building that burned down that is located in room 506 creates as “spirit portal”, an access point for spirits wishing to cross over into our realm….

  • Coffeyville, Kansas

    Completed in 1904, the grand Brown Mansion is said to be haunted. Although the staff complain to have no evidence of the haunting, local tales tell that when the building spent several years vacant, with the power turned off, glowing green lights could be seen coming from the mansion…

  • East Stadium – Purple Masque Theatre

    Manhattan, Kansas

    The Stadium was dedicated in the early ’20s in remembrance of students and graduates who died in WWI. The East Stadium was the college’s athletic center until the 1950s, when a new athletic center was built. After this, the Purple Masque Theatre occupied Rooms 109 and 121 on the first floor of the…

  • Old Abilene Town

    Abilene, Kansas

    This recreation of “Old Town Abilene” features mock gunfights, shopping at the “General Store,” and if some people are to be believed, ghosts! In fact, the “Ghost Tours of Kansas” company listed Old Abilene Town as the most haunted spot in the state in 2012. We don’t have much in the way of…

  • Drury Plaza Hotel Broadview

    Wichita, Kansas

    Some strange occurrences reported in this hotel include lights that flicker only in the guest rooms (not the hallways), and violently shaking doors. Also, the furniture is rearranged within seconds of a person leaving a…

  • Sauer Castle

    Kansas City, Kansas

    Sauer’s Castle, a German gothic mansion, was built in the 1700s by German businessman Anton Philip Sauer for his wife Marie and their 5 daughters. Witnesses say it is haunted, as evidenced by lights that appear floating around the property and in the lookout tower, plus the sounds of laughing,…

  • Beaumont Hotel

    Beaumont, Kansas

    Allegedly haunted by a cowboy called Zeke who was shot and killed by the innkeeper in its stagecoach heyday. People claim to see the apparition of a cowboy, hear the jangle of spurs and also claim that objects move on their…

  • Oak Hill Cemetery – Witch’s Grave

    Galena, Kansas

    Legend has it that there is a grave of a witch toward the back of this cemetery, and some claim that apparitions, voices, and strange sounds will come from the area, especially around the hour of 3:33…

  • Kansas State Capitol

    Topeka, Kansas

    The early-1900s Capitol building, also known as the People’s House, is said to be haunted by a worker who died on the job. Local legend has it that, since town recods show the man was never paid his last check, as he had no surviving family, the ghost still works at his job. He has been heard…

  • Rivendell Book Store

    Abilene, Kansas

    Bookstore owners have reported shadowy figures, the unexplained sound of jingle bells at Christmastime, and books that seemed to be pushed off of shelves by unseen hands. It is reported that, appropriately, one of the books that fell off the shelves was called “Living with…

  • Flower Pot Mountain

    Medicine Lodge, Kansas

    There are many different tellings of the legend of Flower Pot Mountain, so the story will differ depending on whom you speak to. However, some versions involve a ghost with a hidden diary, a gnarled tree, and a Native American massacre of pioneer settlers who once thought the Indians to be…

  • Kansas Army Ammunition Plant

    Parsons, Kansas

    Rumor has it that the Kansas Army Ammunition Plant is haunted by a victim of an explosion in the late 1980s. When the plant was reopened for the Persian Gulf War in the 1990s, workers suffered from nightmares and visions and heard the phantom sound of bicycle bells once used as transportation by…

  • Round Mound Cemetery

    Cummings, Kansas

    Local legend has it that a witch haunts this cemetery, causing the wind not to blow here. Screams are said to ring out from the graves at…

  • Kansas Aviation Museum

    Wichita, Kansas

    Employees at the museum say they have heard slamming doors, old-fashioned music, and happily chatting voices, and they even have seen the apparition of a man in a 1940s hat. Among the 40 old planes here is said to be least one haunted one: A yellow crop duster is said to be haunted by a pilot who…

  • Jayhawk Tower

    Topeka, Kansas

    The Jayhawk Tower was originally the “Hotel Jayhawk,” built in the 1930s. It has since become a popular stop along local ghost hunting tours. The ghost stories are so well known that the Jayhawk Tower even hosted the performance of a play dedicated to claims of paranormal activity experienced…

  • Schroyer Cemetery

    Marysville, Kansas

    Schroyer Cemetery began when several members of the Schroyer family were buried here in the late 1800s. Witnesses have seen apparitions of a hair-covered child and an old man along with blue orbs, and heard evil-sounding…

  • Strawberry Hill Museum

    Kansas City, Kansas

    Strawberry Hill Museum is housed in a mansion built in 1887 and was inhabited by the Scroggs family. In 1919 it opened as a children’s orphanage and day-care run by the Sisters of St. Francis of Christ, which lasted until the 1980s. It is now a museum, and is haunted by many entities, locals say. A…

  • Coon Creek Bridge

    Barnes, Kansas

    About five miles south of Barnes on the east side of Coon Creek Bridge, you may see the ghost of a young girl walking through the woods, especially just before sunrise. Her identity is unknown, as townspeople have no knowledge of any deaths ever occurring…

  • Fox Theater

    Hutchinson, Kansas

    Doors slam late at night, theater seats lift and lower as if someone unseen is using them, and in 2001, the glass from a fire extinguisher panel broke by itself when no one was around….

  • Hotel Josephine

    Holton, Kansas

    The hotel was built in 1889, and guests have reported apparitions, strange noises, and disembodied footsteps. (Submitted by Callum…

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    Holton House Bed and Breakfast

    Holton, Kansas

    The manor house was previously a funeral parlour before being refurbished to a bed and breakfast, and guests have reported ghostly activity such as voices coming out of the dining room when there is no one around. Guests have also reported seeing shadowy apparitions in their rooms at…

  • Wolf House Museum

    Manhattan, Kansas

    Apparitions of men with canes in top hats have been reported here, as well as phantom conversations and dishes being violently thrown against the wall. Legend has it that the museum building was once a brothel, and one of its workers was murdered there… and fast-forward to several years later:…

  • Stull Cemetery

    Lecompton, Kansas

    Rumored to be a gateway to hell, Stull Cemetery is said to be a very actively haunted place. Next to an abandoned church, the cemetery is the subject of many legends, some over 100 years old. Satan himself is rumored to hold court here twice a year. Devil worship and witchcraft are mentioned along…

  • Atchison, Kansas

    At this historic inn, over a century old, a ghost is known to make noises, including footsteps, at night, and open and close the…

  • Elmwood Cemetery

    Coffeyville, Kansas

    Elmwood Cemetery contains the graves of the Dalton Gang bank robbers and the town’s defenders from the gun battle of October 5, 1892. Witnesses describe odd noises, shadows that chase them, and uneasy…

  • Lorenz Schlichter Memorial Cemetery – Child’s Play Cemetery

    Le Roy, Kansas

    Legend has it that if you drive your clean car to this cemetery and sit for about 5 minutes (during which you may hear a loud thud on the vehicle), and then drive away, you will find a large handprint on your back window and several child-size handprints all over the…

  • University of Kansas – Sigma Nu Fraternity

    Lawrence, Kansas

    Some say former governor Ed Warren and his mistress Lorraine still reside at their old home, now the University of Kansas Sigma Nu fraternity house, although both are long deceased. Stories tell us that Lorraine hanged herself in the building, and her apparition has been seen by witnesses. The…

  • Stonewall Inn

    Lenexa, Kansas

    At the pizza parlor, reports say that unseen hands set the chairs and tables back up after they are stacked at the end of the…

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    Fort Scott

    Fort Scott, Kansas

    Fort Scott, originally Camp Scott in honor of General Winfield Scott, was established in 1842. It is restored as a historic site, and is rumored to be haunted. Ghostly soldiers and officers are seen on the lawn, around the courtyard, in the cell blocks and in the stables. They have been known to…

  • The Sallie House

    Atchison, Kansas

    The Sallie House is an unassuming, painted-brick house built around 1870, but is known for being extremely haunted. Sallie, the imaginary friend of a former tenant’s daughter, is believed to be one of its ghosts. Some of the strange things experienced here include pictures turned upside down on the…

  • Santa Fe Depot Diner

    Leavenworth, Kansas

    The apparition of a woman has appeared in this diner’s kitchen, and recordings have been made of two disembodied voices. The diner is a stop on a local ghost…

  • Hollenberg Pony Express Station

    Hanover, Kansas

    The historic Hollenberg Pony Express Station is a state park with a museum and visitor center, and both employees and guests have reported seeing signs of the supernatural here. Apparitions of Pony Express riders have been seen in the summer months, and the sound of running hooves and shouts are…

  • Fort Hays

    Ellis, Kansas

    Originally called Fort Fletcher, Fort Hays was a U.S. Army post active 1865-1889, used during the American Indian Wars. In 1929 it opened as a historical park. The ghost said to haunt the premises is known as the Blue Light Lady. According to her legend, she was Elizabeth Polly, who died of cholera…

  • Alma Cemetery

    Alma, Kansas

    Visitors here may see orbs and mists, some which have occurred in photographs. The Devils Chair is also a thing of legend. Folks say those who sit in it will be cursed by the ghost of an evil farmer who refused to sell his land to a city for the…

  • Moon Lake

    Fort Riley, Kansas

    Near Moon Lake is reportedly a Chief’s Circle. Witnesses describe what look like fireflies in sets of two that stay close to the ground, whoops and howls. The lights are rumored to be the eyes of braves’ spirits protecting the…

  • Old Saint Mary Hospital

    Manhattan, Kansas

    Old Saint Mary Hospital was built in 1907, which is no longer a hospital, is said to be haunted by two spirits from its hospital days. One is a night nurse who fell to her death down an elevator shaft, seen carrying a tray and a candle on the first floor, and an elderly patient named George who…

  • Moose Lodge #555

    Topeka, Kansas

    The three ghosts believed to haunt the Moose Lodge are a policeman who was shot to death by a burglar on the roof and two women. A member of the cleaning staff reported a trash bag that flew across the…

  • Atchison, Kansas

    This local newspaper office is believed to be haunted by a deceased newspaper editor who died under mysterious circumstances. Witnesses working late have heard the back door, although locked, open and close on its…

  • Ellis Railroad Museum

    Ellis, Kansas

    The jail cell in this railroad museum is believed to be haunted, although it is currently used only for storage. The ghost was a prisoner who drowned in the 1958 flood, unable to escape the rising water. Unexplained noises and an eerie figure that flits past the windows are signs that the ghost is…

  • Hutchinson Municipal Court

    Hutchinson, Kansas

    At this city courthouse, the fifth floor is said to be haunted by the spirit of a woman. Her apparition in white has been spotted, and she is blamed for slamming doors and files that appear to have been moved or tampered…

  • Wildmead Cemetery

    Nickerson, Kansas

    Legend has it that this cemetery has a guardian, one who may appear as a woman, a light, or even a demon. Those who visit the cemetery because they have family buried there will be protected by the guardian. But those who come only to cause trouble?…

  • Ottawa Municipal Auditorium

    Ottawa, Kansas

    According to witnesses, disembodied voices chat, footsteps stroll across the stage, and chairs move from place to place — all while the area is empty of people. Living ones,…

  • Elcado Cemetery

    Peru, Kansas

    A reported misty white figure that flits through the trees as well as unexplained voices, laughter, and chain-rattling make this an eerie spot, and a hangout for town…

  • Wilbur’s Grocery Store

    Potwin, Kansas

    This historic building is now a grocery store, but was a former orphanage and home for wayward women. People working here have reported objects moving around by themselves, feeling cold spots and smelling coffees when no one is around. (Submitted by Callum…

  • Doctor W.B. Jones House

    Florence, Kansas

    This historic abandoned house was built in 1879, and was formerly the residence of a doctor and his family. People have reportedly seen the apparition of the doctor staring down at them from the upper floor of the house. (Submitted by Callum…

  • Dale Apartments

    Coffeyville, Kansas

    People who live in this historic apartment complex have heard screams and moans when there is no one around, as well as seeing a shadowy apparition that slams doors. (Submitted by Callum…

  • Kansas State University

    Manhattan, Kansas

    Kansas State University’s Pi Kappa Phi fraternity house is rumored to be haunted by a former fraternity brother named Duncan, who died from a hazing accident. And the Gamma Phi Beta Sorority House is said to be haunted by a former house mother who was murdered by the house cook. Legend has it that…

  • Brown Grand Theatre

    Concordia, Kansas

    At this theater and opera house you may see more than just a show. Locals say a ghost haunts this theater, and is especially active during the opening…

  • Lawrence Community Theatre Building

    Lawrence, Kansas

    Once a church, the former Lawrence Community Theatre building is believed to be haunted by an unknown spirit. Witnesses say the lights don’t work properly and props move about by themselves. Many describe an uneasy feeling of being watched when inside the building. home to a mysterious presence….

  • Blind Tiger Brewery

    Topeka, Kansas

    The brewery and restaurant is believed to be haunted by the ghost of a woman named Helen. Strange noises have been heard in the building by staff, and people have observed strange lights moving around the brewery after it has closed down for the night. (Submitted by Callum…

 

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