Haunted Places in Franklin, Missouri



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    Rivercene Mansion

    New Franklin, Missouri

    Built originally by a riverboat captain named Joseph Kinney in 1869, this inn is said to be haunted by a member of the Kinney family named Noble, whose ghost has been encountered by many. At age 26, Noble was killed when after falling down the grand staircase.


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    Old Cooper County Jail and Hanging Barn

    Boonville, Missouri

    At the Old Cooper County Jail and Hanging Barn, built in 1848, folks say the ghost of a young prisoner materializes and pounds on the old cell doors. Dark shadow figures have been seen here as well.


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    Kemper Military School - State Fair Community College

    Boonville, Missouri

    2.8 miles from Franklin, MO

    The former Kemper Military School, now State Fair Community College, had a ghost of a female cadet who was killed along the track. Her apparition has been seen jogging around the track; it disappears when it gets to the spot where she was killed. The A, C and D Barracks ...


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    Tiger Hotel

    Columbia, Missouri

    23.2 miles from Franklin, MO

    This hotel, built in 1928, was turned into a "flop house" offering very cheap lodgings during the Depression. Many folks starved to death or died of illness in those hard times, and it is said that at least one of those poor souls lingers in the building. Strange things happen ...


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    Columbia College

    Columbia, Missouri

    23.2 miles from Franklin, MO

    The Gray Lady is a campus legend about a ghost of a young Southern Belle who committed suicide after her lover was killed for trying to sneak into her dorm during the Civil War. Her apparition has been seen, and she has been known to close windows and iron clothes. ...


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    Missouri Theatre

    Columbia, Missouri

    23.2 miles from Franklin, MO

    The ornate Missouri Theatre was built in 1928, designed to resemble the Paris Opera House. A former owner is said to linger here in spirit, operating the theater curtains and making strange clanking sounds.


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    Stephens College

    Columbia, Missouri

    23.5 miles from Franklin, MO

    St. Stephens College has many ghosts, according to its campus lore. One haunted site is the Pillsbury/Roblee Dorm Hall, where three ghostly women called the Blue Ladies sing to students and tuck them in to bed at night. And a phantom baby cries at night at Searcy Hall, a lingering ...


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    Jack's Gourmet Restaurant and Bar

    Columbia, Missouri

    24.1 miles from Franklin, MO

    Jack's Gourmet Restaurant and Bar, housed in an 1800s building that was once a rowdy saloon, is believed to be haunted by Sarah, a woman who died on the premises long ago.


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    Hotel Bothwell

    Sedalia, Missouri

    33.1 miles from Franklin, MO

    The third floor of this 1927 jazz-era hotel is hopping with the spirit set! Besides seeing numerous ghosts, guests have reported unexplained voices and personal objects that mysteriously go missing in the night.


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    St Boniface Cemetery

    Brunswick, Missouri

    35.6 miles from Franklin, MO

    At St. Boniface Cemetery, there have been reports of unearthly figures walking over the grounds at night and disembodied voices.


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    Missouri State Penitentiary

    Jefferson City, Missouri

    43.9 miles from Franklin, MO

    Missouri State Penitentiary, explored by TV's Ghost Hunters and over 100 other paranormal investigators, is rumored to be extremely rich with paranormal activity. Witnesses have reported apparitions and unexplained noises, perhaps a result of some leftover spirits from the now-decommissioned prison's bloodier days. Visitors are offered ghost tours, ghost hunts, ...


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    University of Central Missouri

    Warrensburg, Missouri

    55.9 miles from Franklin, MO

    Rumored hauntings at the University of Central Missouri range from Hawkins Hall, where strange occurrences are attributed to a student who hanged himself, to Diemer Hall, where a bathroom sink has turned on by itself. Also noteworthy are North Ellis, where an alarm clock has flown across the room and ...


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    Oliver Anderson House

    Lexington, Missouri

    61.7 miles from Franklin, MO

    The 1853 Oliver Anderson House is believed to be haunted by ghostly soldiers who fought Civil War battles on and near the site.


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    Historic Castle House

    Brumley, Missouri

    65.4 miles from Franklin, MO

    The Historic Castle House is a 165 year-old Queen Anne Victorian that's been restored and now functions as a "haunted" bed and breakfast. Activity includes lights turning on and off by themselves, cold spots, footsteps, whispering and whistling noises, and some visitors claim to have captured ghostly pictures on ...


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    Wine Valley Inn

    Hermann, Missouri

    73.9 miles from Franklin, MO

    The historic Wine Valley Inn is believed to be haunted by the male ghost of a former owner. He has been known to whisper things from the dark corners of rooms, charge the air with static electricity, and even sometimes appear as a shadowy figure.


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    Darlene’s One Stop

    Berger, Missouri

    79.7 miles from Franklin, MO

    Darlene’s One Stop, a sports bar and grill once known as Mac’s Cafe, is said to be haunted by a man who ised to live in an apartment above the restaurant. Jack Schaefer was an explosive character and an abusive boyfriend and stepfather. In one incidence he was found firing ...


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    Elms Hotel

    Excelsior Springs, Missouri

    82 miles from Franklin, MO

    This 1912 hotel is noteworthy for many reasons. Harry S. Truman spent election night here in 1948. It was also once a training camp for boxer Jack Dempsey, and a summer camp for the 1948 New York Giants. But the hotel is also noted for its haunts, which provide ...


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    Garth Woodside Mansion

    Hannibal, Missouri

    85 miles from Franklin, MO

    This inn, built originally in 1871, is known for its connection with renowned author Mark Twain. Personal friends of the owners, the author would send them his books and stay there when he was in town. Folks believe his ghost still visits the place, especially the room that was named ...


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    Garden House Bed & Breakfast

    Hannibal, Missouri

    88.7 miles from Franklin, MO

    Garden House Bed & Breakfast is a stop on the Haunted Hannibal Ghost Tour, and folks who have stayed here have reported some very odd things. According to reports from the hotel staff, most incidents occur between 2 and 3 a.m.


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    Lula Belle's

    Hannibal, Missouri

    88.9 miles from Franklin, MO

    This one-time bordello opened in 1917, and is now a bed-and-breakfast and restaurant. The haunts here are known to move or throw things in the kitchen, or twist utensils into pretzels. They show themselves as orbs, shadows or mirror reflections, and can be heard as footsteps or disembodied voices. A ...


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    Hotel Baring

    Edina, Missouri

    89.9 miles from Franklin, MO

    This historic hotel is believed to be haunted, and was formerly a railroad stopover during the early twentieth century era. The building is believed to be haunted by several apparitions, who are believed to be associated the building as it changed hands and uses over the many years of its ...


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    Hotel Iowa

    Keokuk, Iowa

    120.2 miles from Franklin, MO

    This historic hotel was built in the early twentieth century for workers constructing a nearby lock for the town dam. And according to some reports by guests, they may have never left. Ghostly music, disembodied footsteps, screams and a male apparition in workman clothes have all been reported by staff. ...


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    220 North 4th - Keokuk

    Keokuk, Iowa

    120.4 miles from Franklin, MO

    Built by businessman Enos H. Harrison in 1857, this house is reported to be the home of a friendly ghost, according to many witnesses who have seen and heard the spirit.


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