Haunted Places in Gilead, Nebraska



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    TrailBlazers - Old Montgomery Ward Building

    Fairbury, Nebraska

    12.4 miles from Gilead, 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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    Gilbert Cemetery

    Friend, Nebraska

    34.1 miles from Gilead, 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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    Hollenberg Pony Express Station

    Hanover, Kansas

    34.6 miles from Gilead, NE

    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 ...


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    Doane College Library

    Crete, Nebraska

    40.9 miles from Gilead, 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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    Brown Grand Theatre

    Concordia, Kansas

    41.9 miles from Gilead, NE

    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 season.


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    Coon Creek Bridge

    Barnes, Kansas

    45.1 miles from Gilead, NE

    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 nearby.


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    Schroyer Cemetery

    Marysville, Kansas

    46.9 miles from Gilead, NE


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    Haunted Bridge

    Gilead, Nebraska

    47.1 miles from Gilead, 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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    Weaver Hotel

    Waterville, Kansas

    47.2 miles from Gilead, NE

    The 1905 hotel served as railroad accommodation, and the original inn and restaurant are in operation over a century later. The establishment is rumoured to be haunted by two spirits, including the wife of a former owner and a workman who threw himself to his death during a bout ...


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    Concordia University - David Hall

    Seward, Nebraska

    55.6 miles from Gilead, 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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    Robber's Cave - Van Dorn Park

    Lincoln, Nebraska

    57.5 miles from Gilead, 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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    Lake Street Lake - Rudge Memorial Park

    Lincoln, Nebraska

    58 miles from Gilead, 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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    Nebraska State Capitol

    Lincoln, Nebraska

    59.1 miles from Gilead, 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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    Hastings College

    Hastings, Nebraska

    59.1 miles from Gilead, 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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    Antelope Park

    Lincoln, Nebraska

    59.3 miles from Gilead, 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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    Temple Theatre

    Lincoln, Nebraska

    59.5 miles from Gilead, 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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    Witch's Grave

    Aurora, Nebraska

    59.8 miles from Gilead, 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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    Richmond House

    Lincoln, Nebraska

    61 miles from Gilead, 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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    Old Captain's Studio

    Lincoln, Nebraska

    62.3 miles from Gilead, 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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    Museum of Shadows

    Elmwood, Nebraska

    75.9 miles from Gilead, 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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    Fort Riley

    Milford, Kansas

    78.2 miles from Gilead, NE

    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. ...


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    Oxbow Cemetery - Callahan Cemetery

    Murdock, Nebraska

    78.5 miles from Gilead, 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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    Kansas State University

    Manhattan, Kansas

    79.1 miles from Gilead, NE

    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. ...


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    East Stadium - Purple Masque Theatre

    Manhattan, Kansas

    79.6 miles from Gilead, NE

    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 ...


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    Old Saint Mary Hospital

    Manhattan, Kansas

    80.1 miles from Gilead, NE

    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 ...


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    Wolf House Museum

    Manhattan, Kansas

    80.3 miles from Gilead, NE

    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: ...


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    Moon Lake

    Fort Riley, Kansas

    80.9 miles from Gilead, NE

    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 area.


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    Oakwood Cemetery

    Weeping Water, Nebraska

    83.6 miles from Gilead, NE

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


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    Rivendell Book Store

    Abilene, Kansas

    85.6 miles from Gilead, NE

    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 Ghosts."


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    Old Abilene Town

    Abilene, Kansas

    86 miles from Gilead, NE

    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 ...


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    The Columbian Theatre

    Wamego, Kansas

    87.9 miles from Gilead, NE

    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 ...


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    Ball Cemetery

    Springfield, Nebraska

    88 miles from Gilead, 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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    Columbus Hy-Vee

    Columbus, Nebraska

    89.4 miles from Gilead, 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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    Skyway Drive-In

    Schuyler, Nebraska

    92.8 miles from Gilead, 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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    St. Patrick's Cemetery - Glowing Graveyard

    Columbus, Nebraska

    93.8 miles from Gilead, 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

    95.6 miles from Gilead, 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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    Alma Cemetery

    Alma, Kansas

    98.1 miles from Gilead, NE

    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 ...


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    Barnard Park

    Fremont, Nebraska

    101.3 miles from Gilead, 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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    Brother Sebastian's

    Omaha, Nebraska

    102.5 miles from Gilead, 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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    The Devil's Washboard - Donmyer Road

    Gypsum, Kansas

    102.9 miles from Gilead, NE

    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 ...


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    Keystone Trail

    Omaha, Nebraska

    107.2 miles from Gilead, 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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    Midland Railroad Hotel

    Wilson, Kansas

    107.3 miles from Gilead, NE

    Built at the turn of the twentieth century, this historic hotel was the site of an inferno in 1902 that gutted the building, and it has been established that several guests perished in the blaze that took place. Guests staying on the third floor have reportedly smelt smoke and ...


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    Cornerstone Mansion Bed and Breakfast

    Omaha, Nebraska

    107.8 miles from Gilead, 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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    James F Lynch Park

    Omaha, Nebraska

    107.9 miles from Gilead, 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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    White House Apartments

    Omaha, Nebraska

    108.7 miles from Gilead, 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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    O'Connor's Irish Pub

    Omaha, Nebraska

    109 miles from Gilead, 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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    Prospect Hill Cemetery

    Omaha, Nebraska

    109.1 miles from Gilead, 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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    Mystery Manor

    Omaha, Nebraska

    109.3 miles from Gilead, 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

    113.6 miles from Gilead, 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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    The Cottage House Bed and Breakfast

    Council Grove, Kansas

    113.8 miles from Gilead, NE

    This historic hotel dates back to the mid-nineteenth century, and was formerly a boarding house and apartment block prior to its restoration and conversion to a bed and breakfast inn. Rumour has it that the building houses some ghostly tenants that never left, but reports are very generalised and ...


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