Haunted Places in Garrison, Nebraska



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    Concordia University - David Hall

    Seward, Nebraska

    18.8 miles from Garrison, NE

    The David Dorm is rumored to be haunted by Native Americans whose 1700s bones were found when the dorm was built in the 1970s. Residents say electronic appliances and showers turn on by themselves.


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    Skyway Drive-In

    Schuyler, Nebraska

    20.6 miles from Garrison, NE

    At the Skyway Drive-In, folks say black phantom dogs with a missing eye and a missing leg roam the grounds. Witnesses maintain that f you look away from them, they disappear.


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    Columbus Hy-Vee

    Columbus, Nebraska

    20.8 miles from Garrison, NE

    The ghost that haunts the Columbus Hy-Vee is nicknamed Scooter. He is said to make screeching sounds near the produce and dairy sections and has appeared to employees at around 2 a.m.


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    St. Patrick's Cemetery - Glowing Graveyard

    Columbus, Nebraska

    26.7 miles from Garrison, NE

    The cemetery, a.k.a. the Glowing Graveyard, is the center of several local ghost stories. For one, the headstones, as you may guess, are said to glow at night by the light of a full moon. Skeptics say this is because of the reflective limestone in the headstones. Another local legend ...


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    Platte Center Creek

    Platte Center, Nebraska

    29.7 miles from Garrison, NE

    The hauntings here are said to be caused by three men who, in the early 1900s, were buried alive when a cave they dug into the creek bed collapsed. Apparitions of all three men are said to show up at night, digging by lantern light. After working a few minutes, ...


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    Temple Theatre

    Lincoln, Nebraska

    34.7 miles from Garrison, NE

    This theater at the University of Nebraska, founded in 1869, is the centerpiece for some oft-told campus tales. In the 1940s, a student was said to have fallen to his death from the overhead rigging during a production of MacBeth, and now his apparition is said to appear during Shakespeare ...


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    Richmond House

    Lincoln, Nebraska

    34.9 miles from Garrison, NE

    In the 1920s there was a triple murder suicide involving the husband, Bill, his wife Venus, her lover and their baby. Bill killed Venus by shotgun... he then laid on the railroad tracks near the home and was killed by a train. The baby was never found... In a corner ...


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    Nebraska State Capitol

    Lincoln, Nebraska

    35.3 miles from Garrison, NE

    The Nebraska State Capitol was built over 10 years (1922-1932), and is still the home of Nebraska's government. It is said to be haunted by an apparition of someone falling, along with screaming and crying. It is thought to be either a man who had a heart attack and fell ...


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    Old Captain's Studio

    Lincoln, Nebraska

    35.5 miles from Garrison, NE

    This historic building was formerly the residence of a retired sea captain, who owned a studio on the upper floor. Tenants of a law firm now located on the premises have reported seeing his apparition on several occasions over the years. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Lake Street Lake - Rudge Memorial Park

    Lincoln, Nebraska

    36.3 miles from Garrison, NE

    Formerly dairy farm, and then a skating rink, the park is said to be haunted by a little boy killed long ago by a gang of bullies. Apparitions have been reported to occur in winter near the creek.


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    Robber's Cave - Van Dorn Park

    Lincoln, Nebraska

    36.4 miles from Garrison, NE

    Robber's Cave, in southwest Lincoln near the intersection of 10th and High streets, was called Pahuk Bluff by the Pawnee Indians who came here to contact Tirawa, the god of all things. The cave was later a stop on the Underground Railroad and, in 1876, a hideout for Jesse James. ...


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    Antelope Park

    Lincoln, Nebraska

    36.7 miles from Garrison, NE

    Near Antelope Park's memorial, behind the caretaker's house, is a field. Witnesses report that many apparitions have been seen in this field, walking across it and into the woods.


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    Clarkson Historical Opera House

    Clarkson, Nebraska

    37.9 miles from Garrison, NE

    Local residents and employees have reported hearing ghostly laughter and seeing apparitions in period clothing wandering around the building. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Gilbert Cemetery

    Friend, Nebraska

    39.1 miles from Garrison, NE

    The Gilberts, an 1890s pioneer family, are said to haunt this cemetery. Folks have reported that tombstones may move and unexplained noises can be heard on the site.


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    Barnard Park

    Fremont, Nebraska

    39.4 miles from Garrison, NE

    Barnard Park was once a cemetery, and it is rumored that when the city moved the bodies and turned it into a park, some of the bodies were missed. Several apparitions are said to roam here late at night, most notably a woman who was following the Mormon Trail and ...


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    Doane College Library

    Crete, Nebraska

    39.9 miles from Garrison, NE

    The college library is believed to be haunted by a woman in a white dress who appears in the basement or in front of a window during the full moon.


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    The Hotel Cafe and Saloon

    Scribner, Nebraska

    42.6 miles from Garrison, NE

    The 1901 Hotel Cafe and Saloon, now operating as a restaurant, is believed to be haunted by victims of murders or suicides thought to have occurred in the building. On the second and third floors, witnesses have seen shadow figures, heard unexplained voices and felt cold spots.


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    Witch's Grave

    Aurora, Nebraska

    47.9 miles from Garrison, NE

    The ancient, isolated grave in the Aurora city cemetery, the "witch’s grave," has a mossy tombstone and a protruding marker, said to be a warning to deter others from witchcraft. So the story goes, the "witch" was eccentric, which was enough for the townsfolk to label her a witch and ...


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    Oxbow Cemetery - Callahan Cemetery

    Murdock, Nebraska

    48.1 miles from Garrison, NE

    Ghostly children are said to be heard playing at this cemetery, known as Oxbow Cemetery, North Callahan Cemetery, Carter Cemetery and North Elmwood Cemetery. So the story goes, a nearby school collapsed in a big windstorm, pinning and killing a little girl named May Carter. Her father gave this land ...


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    Museum of Shadows

    Elmwood, Nebraska

    51.1 miles from Garrison, NE

    We have captured some amazing evidence that links back to Harry Green and the Blackbird Store. We have even interacted with the souls who are attached to the very items in the museum. You may feel a soft touch on your arm or shoulder to smelling a very strong perfume ...


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    Ball Cemetery

    Springfield, Nebraska

    51.9 miles from Garrison, NE

    The oldest grave marker at Ball Cemetery is reported to be dated 1869, and many apparitions have been reported here over the years. One is a tall male with a bad temper who walks around after dark, sometimes attacking late-night visitors. Another is Mary Mumford, who is buried here. Folks ...


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    Brother Sebastian's

    Omaha, Nebraska

    55.7 miles from Garrison, NE

    Bill Walden is the identity of the ghost who haunts this restaurant, a man who wears a tweed smoking jacket and ascot. He was a regular patron, and although he has since passed away, his spirit has made it clear that he still visits regularly.


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    Oakwood Cemetery

    Weeping Water, Nebraska

    57.6 miles from Garrison, NE

    One witness warns that the spirits may rise from the graves and attack visitors at night.


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    Dana College

    Blair, Nebraska

    58.4 miles from Garrison, NE

    Dana College dates back to 1884, but was recently shut down and sold in 2010 due to financial problems. Latest word has it that the college will be refurbished and reopened around 2015-2016. Back in its heyday though, there were a number of places on campus said to be haunted. ...


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    Keystone Trail

    Omaha, Nebraska

    58.7 miles from Garrison, NE

    The Keystone Trail, near 90th and Fort streets, is believed by some locals to be visited by a phantom train on cold misty nights. The apparition of the train has been both seen and heard, although the railroad tracks were removed from this spot years ago.


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    Bega Cemetery

    Stanton, Nebraska

    62 miles from Garrison, NE


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    Cornerstone Mansion Bed and Breakfast

    Omaha, Nebraska

    62.4 miles from Garrison, NE

    This 1894 bed and breakfast inn is housed inside a historic mansion, which has many ghostly tales associated with it. There have been reports of the apparitions of a young man and an elderly former owner appearing on separate occasions in a rocking chair located in the parlour room, ...


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    Prospect Hill Cemetery

    Omaha, Nebraska

    63.1 miles from Garrison, NE

    A ghostly woman in white was scene by occupants of the property adjacent to the cemetery in 1874. An account of the ghostly lady, who demanded to know the whereabouts of her children before walking back to her grave in the cemetery and vanishing, was published in the Omaha Daily ...


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    James F Lynch Park

    Omaha, Nebraska

    63.7 miles from Garrison, NE

    The park is believed to be haunted, as many witnesses will attest. Some of the strange occurrences here have been unexplained footsteps, a ghostly baby's wails, and a man screaming, asking for help, and grabbing the legs of passersby.


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    Mystery Manor

    Omaha, Nebraska

    64.1 miles from Garrison, NE

    Built in 1887, Mystery Manor was home to William and Greta Hall. Reports say that when the stock market crashed on October 23, 1929, William Hall lost his fortune and went insane. He attacked Greta with an axe then buried her in the front yard. A week later, Greta's brother ...


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    Hummel Park

    Omaha, Nebraska

    64.2 miles from Garrison, NE

    This park was known for its lynch mobs who would long ago target African-Americans. This is said to be the reason why the trees all spookily lean to one side. Folks report hearing drums and howling wolves here, and apparitions have been seen as well, according to legend stemming from ...


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    O'Connor's Irish Pub

    Omaha, Nebraska

    64.4 miles from Garrison, NE

    At O'Connor's Irish Pub, which opened in 2003, shadow figures and unexplained footsteps are seen and heard in the kitchen as well as in the second-floor bar area.


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    White House Apartments

    Omaha, Nebraska

    64.5 miles from Garrison, NE

    The White House Apartments building is a three-story Italianate Victorian building assumed to once have been a home built around the turn of the century. It was a hospital before it was remodeled into apartments, and is said to be haunted possibly by former patients' ghosts. Witnesses say the apparition ...


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    John Rice Library

    Bellevue, Nebraska

    65.6 miles from Garrison, NE

    Apparitions of an old man and a young girl have been seen at the John Rice Library. The girl, about 10, has dark brown hair parted in the middle and big round glasses, and the man is seen crouching over books.


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    Jewell Park

    Bellevue, Nebraska

    66.3 miles from Garrison, NE

    Witnesses at Jewell Park have reported residual sounds from phantom rodeos, apparitions of people and objects, unexplained mist, footprints, strange noises and animal sounds.


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    Ghost Bridge of Logan Creek

    Pender, Nebraska

    68 miles from Garrison, NE

    Local legend tells of an early-1900s train that was held up by vigilantes chasing down a hired hand who murdered the family that employed him. The train bridge used to cross the Logan Creek, and from this former trestle, the man was hanged. Residents say sometimes a ghost bridge appears ...


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    Lewis and Clark Park

    Council Bluffs, Iowa

    68.6 miles from Garrison, NE

    Unexplained feelings of sickness and disorientation have been reported by those who come to this park that honors the historic explorers.


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    Squirrel Cage - Old Pottawattamie County Jail

    Council Bluffs, Iowa

    68.6 miles from Garrison, NE

    Built in 1885 and an innovation in jail cells for its time, this jail utilizes a "lazy susan" design, where the jail block is round and the cells form individual wedges like slices in a pie. With only one door leading in, the cells would be rotated by a ...


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    Union Pacific Railroad Museum

    Council Bluffs, Iowa

    68.6 miles from Garrison, NE

    This museum has been completely restored and renovated, but it was once the town library. Locals say that in the basement, books would often fly off the shelves, and shadowy figures have been seen. Also, items would disappear only to turn up again later.


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    Fairview Cemetery

    Council Bluffs, Iowa

    68.8 miles from Garrison, NE

    The Black Angel statue is said to follow visitors with their eyes, and may curse visitors with sickliness. Also reported here have been lights in the trees behind the older graves, and a feeling of being closely followed.


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    General Dodge House

    Council Bluffs, Iowa

    68.8 miles from Garrison, NE

    Folks say General Dodge himself is still hanging about the grounds. If you take a guided tour through the building, you may catch a glimpse of him sitting in his rocking chair. Around the grounds, light flashes and the smell of fire have been reported. Another strange occurrence that may ...


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    Hannah's Grave

    Plattsmouth, Nebraska

    71.1 miles from Garrison, NE

    According to local legend, Hannah was a 16-year-old girl in the 1800s who became pregnant. Her parents, displeased, delivered the baby at home and promptly drowned it in the Missouri River, telling Hannah the baby had been stillborn. Poor Hannah died of a broken heart shortly thereafter and was buried ...


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    TrailBlazers - Old Montgomery Ward Building

    Fairbury, Nebraska

    72 miles from Garrison, NE

    Formerly TrailBlazers restaurant and before that a Montgomery Ward department store, this office building is believed to be haunted due to reports that objects move about on their own here.


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    Wayne State College - Neihardt Hall

    Wayne, Nebraska

    73.9 miles from Garrison, NE

    Neihardt Hall is said to be haunted by Cora, a young woman who committed suicide in the basement. Also, the ghost of a girl who was electrocuted while playing with a ball near bare electrical wires is said to haunt the tunnels between the dorms.


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    Hastings College

    Hastings, Nebraska

    74.8 miles from Garrison, NE

    The ghost of a music professor is said to show up in the music hall as an apparition or an orb. He also is said to turn lights on and off. Also, the Altman Hall is said to be haunted by namesake Clara Altman, who is said to act as ...


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    Wildwood

    Nebraska City, Nebraska

    75.7 miles from Garrison, NE

    Sensitive guests feel a 'presence' when they tour this historic 1860's home. Some have mentioned seeing a lady in a long black dress in the kitchen or hear footsteps in the dining room. Others hear children's voices upstairs. A paranormal team had it's flashlight turn on ...


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    Super China Buffet

    Nebraska City, Nebraska

    76.8 miles from Garrison, NE

    Formerly Bischof’s Hardware, the restaurant is believed to be haunted by either the ghost of former owner Mr. Bischof or the spirits of a young man who died nearby. Many strange occurrences have been reported here, such as objects that move by themselves.


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    Blackbird Hill

    Garrison, Nebraska

    77.1 miles from Garrison, NE

    The burial place of Omaha Indian Chief Blackbird, said to be buried here sitting upright on his horse, is rumored to be haunted. And it's old -- folks say in 1804, famed explorers Lewis and Clark visited this gravesite, leaving behind decorations to commemorate him. But the ghost here is ...


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    Haunted Bridge

    Garrison, Nebraska

    77.5 miles from Garrison, NE

    The 1885 story of the haunted bridge begins with Tom Jones and his widowed sister Elizabeth Taylor, who were fighting with their neighbors over their cattle getting into their neighbors' crops. Tom and Elizabeth felt unsafe over the turmoil and bought a shotgun. Soon after, some men were cutting trees ...


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    Lottie's Grave - Taylor Cemetery

    Homer, Nebraska

    88.5 miles from Garrison, NE

    Some say Lottie haunts the cemetery and that a curse will befall those who visit her gravesite. In some stories, Lottie was murdered, was a witch, or was run over by a car. Many tales abound, such as one that says shortly after her burial, thieves tried to dig up ...


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