Hotel Ottumwa

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An apparition of a lady in white haunts the hotel basement, which formerly served as a ballroom. The ghost of a man in a suit haunts the hallways of the hotel. Strange noises and voices have been heard. The face of a man has also been seen in the hotel basement. Shadowy apparitions are seen in various parts of the building. Heavy breathing is heard when there is no one around.

(Submitted by Callum Swift)

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107 E 2nd St
Ottumwa, IA 52501
United States

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41.01853788169737, -92.4113983512143
Wapello County, Iowa
Nearest Towns:
Ottumwa, IA (0.1 mi.)
Agency, IA (5.7 mi.)
Chillicothe, IA (7.7 mi.)
Kirkville, IA (10.0 mi.)
Floris, IA (11.4 mi.)
Hedrick, IA (11.9 mi.)
Eldon, IA (12.0 mi.)
Blakesburg, IA (12.2 mi.)
Batavia, IA (12.8 mi.)
Fremont, IA (13.5 mi.)

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