Haunted Places in Banks, Oregon



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    McMenamins Grand Lodge

    Forest Grove, Oregon

    6.9 miles from Banks, OR

    A portrait of an apparition seen by many employees is on prominent display in the 1922 Grand Lodge. The ghost is a white-haired woman in a print dress and slippers. One report says she bears a strong resemblence to Anna, a woman who lived in the building for many years ...


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    Theatre In the Grove

    Forest Grove, Oregon

    6.9 miles from Banks, OR

    According to reports, the three ghosts who haunt this theater are a little girl who runs up and down the aisles, a backstage ghost who is sometimes heard talking in the changing room, and an angry ghost who tinkers with the spotlights and slams the door to the light room.


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    Scaponia Park

    Scappoose, Oregon

    15.4 miles from Banks, OR

    The apparition of a man and his dog have been seen in the park. Legend tells us that he is the ghost of a horse thief from the late 1800s. So the story goes, an angry mob caught the man in his cabin, located on the current park grounds. They ...


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    Shilo Inn

    Portland, Oregon

    18.4 miles from Banks, OR

    The areas said to be haunted here are the upstairs sports den and the Canyon Room. Folks have reported hearing disembodied footsteps and a conversation between a man and women. In addition, things such as cups and furniture have been known to move around on their own.


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    Valley Theater

    Beaverton, Oregon

    18.9 miles from Banks, OR

    Poltergeist activity has been reported at this theater for many years. During 1994 renovations, something unseen played pranks and frightened the workmen, causing several of them to quit. Employees and visitors still notice odd occurrences here.


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    Pittock Mansion

    Portland, Oregon

    20.3 miles from Banks, OR

    This historic French Renaissance chateau, rumored to be haunted, was a private home until the City of Portland bought it in 1964. It is currently restored and open for visitation, welcoming 80,000 sightseers per year. The mansion has been used as a setting in films such as First Love, The ...


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    Fairmount Historic Apartments

    Portland, Oregon

    20.6 miles from Banks, OR

    This building was constructed in 1905 for the Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition. It was originally a grand hotel, but now is an apartment complex. Those living in the apartments have reported sighting various apparition's, and feeling an intimidating presence on the lower floor. The feeling is less intimidating on ...


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    Tigard Evangelical Cemetery - Canterbury Hill Cemetery

    Tigard, Oregon

    21.1 miles from Banks, OR

    At Tigard Evangelical Cemetery, aka Canterbury Hill Cemetery, witnesses have reported seeing apparitions and green balls of ghost lights as they drive by. Some folks who live nearby say they have heard howls and screams.


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    Slocum House

    Vancouver, Washington

    21.2 miles from Banks, OR

    Dating back to 1867, the historic mansion is haunted by the wife of the original owner. Known as 'Laura', the spirit often appears to children, and is regarded as a motherly presence. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Clark County Historical Museum

    Vancouver, Washington

    21.4 miles from Banks, OR

    The historical museum is haunted by the apparition of a young boy in old-fashioned clothing, who has been known to materialise in the basement. Voices are also heard when there is no one around. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Falcon Apartments

    Portland, Oregon

    21.6 miles from Banks, OR

    There are two, maybe three ghosts that haunt the apartment block on North Albina Avenue. Phenomenon includes knocking noises on doors when there's no on around late at night, rattling mailboxes and the sighting's of the apparition's of two old men in the corridor's of the apartment. Apartment 101 also ...


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    The Crystal Ballroom

    Portland, Oregon

    21.8 miles from Banks, OR

    When the building is closed for the night, large groups of people can be heard talking, but when investigated, there is no one around. Footsteps that follow people around the building are heard, as well as elevator's going up and down by themselves. Apparition's walk in and out of the ...


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    Fort Vancouver National Historic Site

    Vancouver, Washington

    21.8 miles from Banks, OR

    The historic area, particularly some of the nearby houses in Officers' Row, is believed to be haunted. As one of them is a private home, trespassing is not permitted. The other 2 are businesses: one real estate office (850 Officers' Row) and the Grant House Art Center and Cafe (1101 ...


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    McMenamins White Eagle Hotel

    Portland, Oregon

    21.9 miles from Banks, OR

    The 1905 White Eagle Saloon doubles as a concert venue; acts like ZZ Top, Robert Cray and The Isley Brothers are among those who have played here. History records say in its past days, it had a brothel upstairs and an opium den downstairs, connected to Portland's underground tunnels that ...


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    The Heathman Hotel

    Portland, Oregon

    22.1 miles from Banks, OR

    The 1927 Heathman has a ghost who likes rooms with numbers that end in 03. Room 703 is a favorite of his. Guests have reported finding their clean towels used, their furniture rearranged, and glasses of water taken away. In Room 803, one guest reported an apparition at the end ...


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    Benson Hotel

    Portland, Oregon

    22.1 miles from Banks, OR

    The twelve story hotel was built in 1913, and has experienced haunting ever since then. The original owner of the hotel, Simon Benson, is often seen on the staircase, in the common room area and in the business offices on the lower levels of the hotel. The kindly ghost of ...


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    Old Town Pizza and Brewing

    Portland, Oregon

    22.3 miles from Banks, OR

    This restaurant sits on top of the Shanghai Tunnels in Portland OR where thousands disappeared. There was a lady that was a prostitute named Nina that was thrown down the elevator shaft and you can sit where the elevator used to be. There are places on the floor where ...


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    Shanghai Tunnels - Portland Underground

    Portland, Oregon

    22.3 miles from Banks, OR

    These tunnels, once used to smuggle alcohol during prohibition and even people in an illicit slave trade, are part of an underground city beneath Old Chinatown. Because of their rich history in illegal activity, these tunnels are said to be active with spirits of all kinds.


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    Lotus Cafe and Cardroom

    Portland, Oregon

    22.3 miles from Banks, OR

    Rumor has it that at this nightclub, something spooky lurks in the basement. It is believed to play pranks on the bartenders and other employees, frightening some of them quite badly.


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    Hoodoo Antiques

    Portland, Oregon

    22.4 miles from Banks, OR

    This historic antique shop is haunted by the apparition of a lady in period clothing and a lace bonnet, who has been seen floating near the rear of the store after closing hours. Staff and customers report occasionally objects will be pushed off shelves by an unseen force. (Submitted by Callum ...


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    Newberg Graphic

    Newberg, Oregon

    23 miles from Banks, OR

    This small newspaper is housed in an extremely haunted location. Over the years, employees have experienced strange time lapses and sightings of many apparitions. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Argyle Winery

    Dundee, Oregon

    24.1 miles from Banks, OR

    The Argyle Winery is haunted by a female ghost, whose apparition is seen often. Employees report smelling flowery perfume in the house, laughter comes from empty rooms, lights turn on and off, footsteps can be heard upstairs when no one is there, and gusts of air blow through the house ...


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    Kinder Cemetery

    Deer Island, Oregon

    24.7 miles from Banks, OR

    Kinder Cemetery is rumored to be haunted by the ghost of an old man name George, who has been known to push or slap visitors and cause the temperature to rise when he is especially angry.


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    Bagdad Theater

    Portland, Oregon

    24.8 miles from Banks, OR

    This theater was built in 1927 by Universal Studios. It housed both moving pictures and vaudeville-type shows and plays. Now a cinema and pub, it is said to be the favorite haunt for a man who once hanged himself backstage and another haunt whose residence is said to be the ...


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    Lafayette Pioneer Cemetery

    Dayton, Oregon

    25.4 miles from Banks, OR

    Locals say a woman who was hanged after being accused of being a witch haunts Lafayette Pioneer Cemetery. Her apparition has been seen standing or walking through the graveyard. Some have heard her laughing, and one person claims to have caught her voice on tape saying "Run Home!" Others say ...


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    McMenamins Hotel Oregon

    McMinnville, Oregon

    28.5 miles from Banks, OR

    Hotel Oregon is located in a building that opened in 1905 as Hotel Elberton. It was renovated in 1998 and hosts an annual UFO convention, and it is decorated with relics of the building's history and the town's famous 1950 UFO sighting. To top it all off, the hotel also ...


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    Montgomery House

    Kalama, Washington

    29.8 miles from Banks, OR

    This used to be a B&B and it was the subject of a documentary done by a psychic (who is apparently also an actress and "media personality"). Supposedly the land that this house was on was once Indian tribal land and in the documentary they claim they found loads of ...


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    McLoughlin House

    Oregon City, Oregon

    30.5 miles from Banks, OR

    City founder Dr. John McLoughlin's spirit is said to linger in his former home. Witnesses say late at night their shoulders have been touched or a shadowy figure has appeared going down the hall. Footsteps and the smell of tobacco also have been reported, and beds are found to look ...


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    Harmony House - Dean's Homestyle Cafe

    Clackamas, Oregon

    31.8 miles from Banks, OR

    Formerly the Harmony House and now Dean's Homestyle Cafe, the restaurant is said to be home to at least a couple of haunts. Employees have reported being locked in a supply closet by something unseen, and folks have heard strange voices and sounds, such as a man clearing his throat ...


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    Ebenezer Chapel

    Dayton, Oregon

    32.6 miles from Banks, OR

    The original chapel was built in the 1860's, and was rebuilt in early 1926. Within the chapel there are sightings of spirits that lurk in the nearby cemetery and within chapel. Spotting of mysterious things occurring have been reported, such as strange glowing lights drifting through the forest. Voices and ...


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    Multnomah County Poor Farm - Edgefield

    Troutdale, Oregon

    34.6 miles from Banks, OR

    If you are looking to stay in this haunted hotel, you need to search under its hotel name McMenamins which is the modern incarnation of the Poor Farm. This place was once an asylum for the old, disabled, and mentally challenged and people believe that many of its former ...


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    Damascus Pioneer Cemetery

    Damascus, Oregon

    34.6 miles from Banks, OR

    Visitors to this cemetery have reported unexplained sounds and shadows, and ghostly images have shown up in their photographs.


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    Jesse H. Settlemier House

    Woodburn, Oregon

    35 miles from Banks, OR

    This Victorian manor house was built in 1892, and it is believed some of the former residents who called this historic house home have never really moved on. Visitors have seen the apparition of a lady in an old-fashioned black dress, who has been known to move furniture around. Other ...


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    Old Wheeler Hotel

    Wheeler, Oregon

    37.4 miles from Banks, OR

    Here, folks have witnessed apparitions in reflections or from the corner of their eyes, and spirit orbs have appeared in photographs. Troubles during renovations were attributed to ghosts who weren't welcome to the change, but at last the spirits gave in and allowed the place to be restored.


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    Kelso Theater Pub

    Kelso, Washington

    37.6 miles from Banks, OR

    Reports differ as to when the theater was built, but it was sometime in the early 1900s. The identity of the haunts here is also a mystery, but some speculate it may be former employees, movie-loving former patrons, or even a man who was shot on the street outside many ...


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    View Point Inn

    Corbett, Oregon

    42.3 miles from Banks, OR

    This historic house was built in 1925, and has seen many celebrities throughout its illustrious history as a hotel and inn. There are many stories of haunting's in the inn, including the apparition of a gentleman smoking a cigar and an elderly lady in a period dress. Other activity reported ...


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    The Argonauta Inn Beach House

    Cannon Beach, Oregon

    45.2 miles from Banks, OR

    Ghengis Hansel disappeared from here after the great storm of 1952. Some say his ghost still lingers in the house, giving guests an eerie feeling especially around its many secret doors.


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    Adolf Wolf Building

    Silverton, Oregon

    45.3 miles from Banks, OR

    This historic building was recently renovated, which sparked a chain of ghost stories that the building is now infamous for. Building contractors and passer-by's reported sighting the apparition of an elderly man walking around the upper floor of the building before vanishing. Although the renovations are completed, tenants still report ...


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    Rag & Bone Thrift Shop

    Seaside, Oregon

    46.8 miles from Banks, OR

    This thrift shop is haunted by a playful spirit, who has been known to move objects around and tousle peoples hair. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Surfside Inn

    Seaside, Oregon

    47 miles from Banks, OR

    This inn's only claim to fame is that it was once visited by a former president during a visit to the coast. Staff and guests complain of a spook that throws objects at guests in various rooms throughout the establishment. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Shilo Inn Suites

    Seaside, Oregon

    47.1 miles from Banks, OR

    Apart from a stunning view of the sea, the hotel has much more to offer; including some ghost stories. Staff and guests have reported having their names called out when there is no one around, cold spots, running footsteps and an entity which has been known to push people around. (Submitted ...


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    Elsinore Theatre

    Salem, Oregon

    47.1 miles from Banks, OR

    Rumor has it that the hauntings here have to do with a boy who was murdered in the men’s bathroom, where witnesses have seen blood reflected in mirror, and the owner's daughter, who fell to her death from the upper balcony and now haunts that area.


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    Oregon State Capitol

    Salem, Oregon

    47.2 miles from Banks, OR

    At the Oregon State Capitol, many unexplained occurrences have been reported. A board member, Sandra Allen, has even written a book called GHOSTS IN THE CAPITOL, published in 2002 by the Oregon Legislative and Historical Information Group. Witnesses to the hauntings have described disembodied footsteps on the marble floors, doors ...


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    Home Town Buffet

    Salem, Oregon

    47.4 miles from Banks, OR

    Doors slamming and running footsteps in the women's restroom of this small restaurant. The ghost of a woman in a white dress has also been seen in the restroom. It is believed she was the wife of the former owner, who killed her. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Mission Mill Museum

    Salem, Oregon

    47.5 miles from Banks, OR

    Mission Mill Museum, a group of historic buildings, includes houses, a church, and a mill. The ghost of a former millwright, Wayne Menzter, is believed to linger here. His apparition, as well as that of a woman who runs across a nearby bridge, have been seen.


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    Bush House Museum

    Salem, Oregon

    47.6 miles from Banks, OR

    Asahel Bush II built the Italianate mansion in the 1870s, and witnesses say his youngest daughter, Eugenia, still keeps watch over their home. Her apparition is said to appear here, and the ghost is blamed for moving the air conditioning system controls to turn up the heat. Other spirits are ...


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    Croisan Creek Road

    Salem, Oregon

    49.9 miles from Banks, OR

    A ghostly little girl is said to chase a ball that rolls into the road on Friday nights. According to local legend, she was killed in this roadway by a speeding car. Speeders are said to be most likely to see the ghost girl. Some say a ghost boy stands ...


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    Rogue Ales Public House

    Astoria, Oregon

    51.7 miles from Banks, OR

    This brew pub is located on the pier of a former cannery that employed children as labourers. A little girl once fell off the pier and drowned in an accident, and staff and patrons to the pub believe she still haunts the general area where she passed away. Around ...


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    Uppertown Firefighter's Museum

    Astoria, Oregon

    51.8 miles from Banks, OR

    This historic building was built in 1896 as an original brewery, before being converted to the town fire station. The building is now a museum preserving the past of the towns firefighting history; and perhaps a few ghosts as well. The building is allegedly haunted by the apparition of a ...


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    Liberty Theater

    Astoria, Oregon

    52.3 miles from Banks, OR

    The historic 1925 theater has played host to the likes of Jack Benny, Guy Lombardo, Duke Ellington and Al Capone. It's home to a ghost nicknamed Handsome Paul, who appears suited up for a night out. The apparition of an elderly woman has been seen as well. The ghosts are ...


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