Haunted Places in Arkoma, Oklahoma



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    Old Fort Smith Courthouse

    Fort Smith, Arkansas

    The old courthouse that still stands here was the sight of many a death sentence handed out in the late 19th century - the hangings occurred just outside.  It is said that the ghosts of the condemned men still roam this area.


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    King Opera House

    Van Buren, Arkansas

    7.1 miles from Arkoma, OK

    Allegedly haunted by the ghost of a young actor who was killed by an enraged father who objected to the actor's intentions to elope with his daughter.


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    Fort Chaffee

    Fort Smith, Arkansas

    7.8 miles from Arkoma, OK

    This historic site, now an Army National Guard station and training center, is reported to be haunted. The site, which experienced major fires in 2008, has also been used in several films, including A Soldier's Story in 1984, Biloxi Blues in 1988, and The Tuskegee Airmen in 1995. Elvis Presley ...


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    Chester House Inn and Antiques

    Chester, Arkansas

    26.8 miles from Arkoma, OK

    The 1887 hotel primarily served railroad passengers and workers until the late-twentieth century. Now a delightful bed and breakfast inn with an adjoining antiques store, employees and guests staying at the establishment have reported many strange instances of paranormal activity. The place is rumoured to have been a brothel ...


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    Lick Skillet Lane

    Waldron, Arkansas

    44.2 miles from Arkoma, OK

    There have been ghost sightings on this road hitchhiking. Do not stop or you may get hurt. Its not a real person and you will have a feeling that you are being watched. I traveled down that road didn't see anything but I felt a presence. The reason why it ...


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    Opossum Walk Cemetery

    Hartman, Arkansas

    44.5 miles from Arkoma, OK

    Opossum Walk Cemetery is reported to have gates that are hot to the touch, even in winter, and witnesses have heard footsteps walking behind them and seen apparitions out of the corner of their eye.


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    Tilly Willy Bridge

    Fayetteville, Arkansas

    48.5 miles from Arkoma, OK

    The bridge was demolished in 2010 or 2011; the map shows the location of theh former bridge. It is said that a woman in the 1970s drove off the bridge, killing herself and her children. Her phantom car was seen driving across the bridge, and her apparition has been spotted ...


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    Cherokee County Courthouse

    Tahlequah, Oklahoma

    49.1 miles from Arkoma, OK

    Previously the city's hospital, the courthouse is believed to be haunted. Folks have reported the sound of the jail door closing when no one is there, and the sound of a hospital gurney being rolled across ceramic tile has been reported even though the areas have been carpeted or tiled ...


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    Inn at Carnall Hall

    Fayetteville, Arkansas

    51.6 miles from Arkoma, OK

    Originially built in 1905 as a women's dorm, the building now houses a 50-room hotel and Ella's French restaurant. Witnesses here have seen the floating apparition of a woman in a gown, without a head or feet, and indentations on the bed as if someone were sitting on it. Other ...


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    Kiamichi Kitchen

    Talihina, Oklahoma

    53.9 miles from Arkoma, OK

    The Kiamichi Kitchen, now demolished, was housed in a former private home. It was said to be haunted by a ghost called George who would turn the lights and the radio on and off and make noises late at night.


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    McBride House

    Fort Gibson, Oklahoma

    55.6 miles from Arkoma, OK

    This private home is now abandoned but its former owner claims it was haunted by numerous ghosts. She's even written a book about it. She claims that the previous owner and original builder of the house still resides there and is prone to throwing ghostly parties at 2 am. ...


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    Fort Gibson

    Fort Gibson, Oklahoma

    55.7 miles from Arkoma, OK

    The legend of Vivia Thomas is told around Fort Gibson. So it goes, one morning in 1870, a soldier was found dead atop a grave in the nearby cemetery. When the doctor examined the body, he found she was a woman. Vivia Thomas had been educated and elegant, and she ...


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    Thomas-Foreman Historic Home

    Muskogee, Oklahoma

    60.2 miles from Arkoma, OK

    This 1898 home-turned-house-museum built in former "Indian Territory" is said to be haunted by the ghost of former resident Mrs. Foreman, who passed away in the home in 1968. Its caretaker said he often looked up while working outside to see the apparition of Mrs. Foreman in the doorway watching ...


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    Pink House Restauant

    Wagoner, Oklahoma

    67 miles from Arkoma, OK

    The 1906 Pink House Restaurant was recently painted green amid local controversy, and is supposedly haunted by a frustrated female spirit who is very much against change. During the initial renovations, tools and furniture were constantly moved around by unseen hands, and doors slammed shut of their own accord. ...


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    James Parkinson House

    Wagoner, Oklahoma

    67.5 miles from Arkoma, OK

    The 1892 Victorian mansion is rumoured to be haunted, according to the current residents. Orbs have been known to show up in photographs, and lamps have been known to flicker for no apparent reason. In an upstairs bedroom, strange noises and ghostly voices have been heard. The current owner ...


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    Peel Mansion

    Bentonville, Arkansas

    71.1 miles from Arkoma, OK

    This historic mansion, built by Samuel Peel in 1875, is said to be haunted by Peel himself and by his daughter, Minnie Belle. Minnie Belle is known to play the piano when no one is in the room.


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    Station Cafe

    Bentonville, Arkansas

    71.5 miles from Arkoma, OK

    Once a theatre, this building is now home to a restaurant called "The Station Cafe". Items are moved in the main dining room and kitchen, sometimes violently.  A ghostly figure of a man has been seen roaming the hallway.


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    Moore Hill Cemetery

    Dardanelle, Arkansas

    72.4 miles from Arkoma, OK

    Locals swear that if you hang around the "Hovis" gravestones at night you'll eventually find the ghost of a man who killed his wife.


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    Arkansas Tech University

    Russellville, Arkansas

    73.4 miles from Arkoma, OK

    Arkansas Tech University, several locations are rumored to be haunted. One is Caraway Hall, where students describe noises in the attic, footsteps on the stairs and whispers in the hallways. There are two legends to explain the hauntings. One is that it is build on top of a Cherokee burial ...


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    Radar Road Phantom

    Rogers, Arkansas

    75.4 miles from Arkoma, OK

    Locals have reported seeing a phantom horse and rider on the outskirts of the city of Rogers. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Pea Ridge National Military Park

    Garfield, Arkansas

    78.9 miles from Arkoma, OK

    On the battlefield in the middle of the night, witnesses have heard musket fire and seen apparitions of soldiers from the Battle of Pea Ridge. Some guests to the site have reported a feeling of being followed by something unseen.


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    Mary Jane's 1896 Cafe and Pub

    McAlester, Oklahoma

    80.7 miles from Arkoma, OK

    Mary Jane’s 1896 Bar & Grille is also known as "The 1896" -- and the place was, in fact, built in 1896. Legend has it that there were several deaths, including murders and suicides, in the apartment above it, and the resultant ghosts like to play pranks. One ghost likes ...


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    Basin Park Hotel

    Eureka Springs, Arkansas

    82.2 miles from Arkoma, OK

    A haunted tour is offered here, and the hotel even has its own ghosts, including a young woman with blonde hair and blue eyes and a toddler-aged girl wearing pigtails and a yellow dress. Witnesses have also reported orbs and objects that move by themselves.


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    All Star Pizzeria

    Noel, Missouri

    82.3 miles from Arkoma, OK

    This historic building was a former pizzeria, but is now boarded up. People who drive past late at night have seen a white apparition standing at the windows, and while it was in operation, staff would report all sorts of various paranormal activity. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Crescent Hotel

    Eureka Springs, Arkansas

    82.6 miles from Arkoma, OK

    One of the most well-known haunted hotels in America, the Crescent hotel has a history that just requires there to be ghosts and haunts associated with it. And the Crescent has plenty. The site of a former hospital run by a con artist who had previously been convicted of practicing ...


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    Mayberry Hotel

    Royal, Arkansas

    86.4 miles from Arkoma, OK

    This hotel is now abandoned and near total ruin. The ghost of 1800s owner David Mayberry is said to haunt the site. Seeing that he built the hotel for the area's prospectors and miners, gunfights broke out often here, leading to many deaths. David Mayberry himself was shot but not ...


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    Avon Cemetery

    De Queen, Arkansas

    87.9 miles from Arkoma, OK

    A ghostly baby and mother are said to haunt the cemetery. Local legend has it that if you drop a rock into the well in the center of the cemetery at night, you will hear the baby crying. The baby's mother has been seen running through the cemetery. According to ...


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    Timber Ridge Cemetery

    Catoosa, Oklahoma

    88.9 miles from Arkoma, OK

    Locals have nicknamed this place Haunted Hollow. Legend has it that a Native American boy who was hit by a car and killed while riding his bicycle in 1989 is buried here. Witnesses say that his spirit, along with his bicycle, can be seen along the roadside. Some say they ...


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    Belvidere Mansion

    Claremore, Oklahoma

    93.3 miles from Arkoma, OK

    Belvidere Mansion, built by John M. Bayless around in 1902, is a gothic-style brick home. Its third floor is a ballroom. In 1907, six months before it was completed, Mr. Bayless died of complications from appendicitis surgery. Mary Bayless and their six surviving children finished the mansion and lived there ...


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    Rogers State University

    Claremore, Oklahoma

    94.9 miles from Arkoma, OK

    At night, students say, an elderly Native American man's apparition can be seen walking on the grounds. Also, legend has it that when the school was a military academy, a cadet died in a hazing accident, and he now haunts the college TV station. The former radio station is rumored ...


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    Concord Cemetery

    Exeter, Missouri

    96.4 miles from Arkoma, OK

    Investigators claim to have captured orbs in photographs taken at this cemetery, and mysterious breathing noises appear on audio recordings.


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    DeSoto Rock and Gift Shop

    Hot Springs, Arkansas

    97.2 miles from Arkoma, OK

    I have worked at the DeSoto for 4 years now and the number of stories I have are too numerous to list here . We have had several paranormal investigations in the last 4 years that have yielded EVP's, images caught on digital cameras as well as IF Security ...


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    Arlington Resort Hotel

    Hot Springs, Arkansas

    97.3 miles from Arkoma, OK

    Although staff firmly believe and tell guests that there are no ghosts in the building, bottles of wine jump off the shelves without being touched. There have been reports of apparitions in old-fashioned clothes wandering the hallways and the lobby before simply vanishing. The ghost of a young girl in ...


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    Park Hotel

    Hot Springs, Arkansas

    97.3 miles from Arkoma, OK

    People often feel things brush past them that they can't see. There are reports of people being touched and poked in the hotel's corridors. (Submitted by Callum S.)


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    Hotel Vinita - Napoli's Italian Restaurant

    Vinita, Oklahoma

    97.4 miles from Arkoma, OK

    Built in Spanish Revival-style, the 1927 hotel now features a quaint restaurant on the ground floor. The guest rooms have since been refurbished as apartments, but the original ballroom still retains its period features. This part of the building is haunted according to visitors, who have reported ghostly piano ...


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    The Poet's Loft

    Hot Springs, Arkansas

    97.4 miles from Arkoma, OK

    A female employee reported being grabbed and held down on a couch by unseen female hands.


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    Old Malco Theatre

    Hot Springs, Arkansas

    97.6 miles from Arkoma, OK

    During a performance in the 1880's, a woman from the audience disappeared during a magic show production. Ever since then, there have been reports of the theatre being haunted. The ghost a glowing woman has been seen in the theatre basement, objects move around by themselves, and screams come out ...


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    Wheelock Mission

    Millerton, Oklahoma

    99.2 miles from Arkoma, OK

    According to the local stories, the hauntings at Wheelock Mission began when a man broke into the girls' mission and murdered the girls. Witnesses say that the walls and trees bleed, and apparitions sit in chairs or hang from trees. One story tells of some teens who tried to steal ...


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    Mohawk Park and Golf Course

    Tulsa, Oklahoma

    102.3 miles from Arkoma, OK

    Mohawk Park is reported to be full of "little people" who can be heard talking and moving throughout the area, although they are invisible. The park is also said to be home to an 8-foot-tall Deer Lady--half woman, half deer--who may appear standing on her hind legs. On the golf ...


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    McDonald's

    Idabel, Oklahoma

    102.9 miles from Arkoma, OK

    The ghost of a little girl is said to haunt this fast-food restaurant. She has been seen going into the men's restroom before opening hours, and she has been blamed for all the women's restroom toilets flushing at once. Her laughter has been heard in the women's restroom, and employees ...


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    The Shepherd of the Hills

    Branson, Missouri

    110.5 miles from Arkoma, OK

    The Shepherd of the Hills is an outdoor theater venue rumored to be haunted by the ghost of a Confederate soldier. Witnesses have seen him running from the actors during night performances of a show about the Bald Knobbers, a group of 1880s Missouri vigilantes.


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    Johnson House Inn

    Hugo, Oklahoma

    110.8 miles from Arkoma, OK

    The 1910 residence of a former 'hanging' judge and his wife is rumoured to be haunted. Now a bed and breakfast inn, inexplicable occurrences have taken place over the years, such as disembodied footsteps, a woman's voice and a rocking chair that rocks by itself. A one-time housekeeper swore ...


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    Music City Center

    Branson, Missouri

    110.9 miles from Arkoma, OK

    Music City Centre is believed to be haunted by several spirits, including one of a little girl named Amy and another of an older man who likes to tinker with elevators and electrical devices.


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    Henderson State University

    Arkadelphia, Arkansas

    115.3 miles from Arkoma, OK

    Henderson State University is said to be haunted by the ghost of a student who fell in love with a girl from a rival college. His friends made fun of him, and under pressure from them, he broke it off with her. The girl was heartbroken and committed suicide. As ...


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    Ouachita Baptist University

    Arkadelphia, Arkansas

    115.6 miles from Arkoma, OK

    Many unexplained events have been reported here, including orbs that show up in the basement, phantom eyes in the room corners, blood on dorm walls, and dorm windows that break for no apparent reason.


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    Gurdon Light

    Gurdon, Arkansas

    120.5 miles from Arkoma, OK

    The Gurdon Spook Light is a yellowish glowing orb that appears intermittently at night along the railroad tracks. Some say it is the ghost of a railroad worker who was struck by a train and decapitated; others maintain it is the ghost of a railroad foreman who was beaten to ...


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