Kansas City Power and Light Company Building

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Employees have reported seeing shadowy figures jumping from the top of the historic building, only to vanish before they reach the ground. Night staff have reported hearing weird noises and getting the feeling of being watched.

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Address:
119 West Fourteenth Street
Kansas City, MO
United States

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GPS:
39.09757829441833, -94.58467823558198
County:
Jackson County, Missouri
Nearest Towns:
Kansas City, MO (0.4 mi.)
North Kansas City, MO (2.5 mi.)
Kansas City, KS (2.6 mi.)
Westwood Hills, KS (4.3 mi.)
Westwood, KS (4.3 mi.)
Avondale, MO (4.4 mi.)
Mission Woods, KS (4.5 mi.)
Roeland Park, KS (4.9 mi.)
Riverside, MO (5.7 mi.)
Mission Hills, KS (5.8 mi.)

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  1. There is the former Historic Suites on 612 Central. It was converted jnto an apartment complex in 2003 but back when I stayed there I learned that it was haunted, and there was a lot of activity on the second floor. Stories of guests’ sheets being pulled away from their beds and the general feeling of being watched were all around. I recall during my stay the lights and phone went out only in my room one night. I began feeling a misty energy around the place and it was always chilly no mattee what I did to raise the temperature. I also recall seeing the fleeting image of a woman in black dresses in the period of roughly the 1890s or 1900s. No face just a silhouette. I had to move to a different room and even then I felt her presence moving things around.

    From what I gather there was an attempt to contact this person through a seance but it was unsuccessful. The basement of the Historic Suites was also another place you just couldn’t be at without feeling a sense of oppression. Any info or additional experience there would be appreciated.

  2. In July of 2016 i was an employee of a private security company hired to guard the property while it was undergoing renovations. I had the midnight to 0600 shift, having been working similar night shifts the week previously it was in line with my sleep schedule. I was told to check every floor once an hour unless called for assistance by a tenant. The basement and sub basement were somewhat water logged and the main lobby, which used to be a bank, had a peculiar feel about it. It felt like the room was full of people, but as it was used as the construction office and it was 0200, I was the only one inside. Several floors which were unoccupied that i searched had people noises coming from empty rooms. I chalked it up to vents carrying the noise, then i realized that only the top 2 floors were occupied at the time and the ventilation between floor 2 and the second from the top were disconnected. No apparitions, but a definite feeling of being watched and followed.

  3. My Dad was an Engineer for the old WHB Radio Station back in the 50’s, 60’s until the early 70’s. They used to be downtown at the Pickwick which I don’t remember too much because he mainly worked at the WHB Transmitter in Liberty, MO until he automated the transmitter and what they called the “Studio” downtown which later moved to the Power and Light Building about the time I was 8 yrs. I went to work with Dad often from the age of 3 years to about 20 and knew most all of the announcers, engineers, “Ms. Helfinger”, “Chicken Man”, Johnny Dolan, “Teen-town” at the old Montgomery Ward building in Northeast, WHB “Nightbeat” Chuck Boyles and Walt Bodine (before Walt went to KCUR at UMKC). My sister and I used to go out on the roof of the floor WHB was on and peek — sometimes hang — over the stone rail and when people would look up — we would duck down so we would not be seen. (That could be looked at like we just disappeared). Anyway, a lot of spirits are floating around the Power and Light Bldg. and I am sure my Dad’s is there at times still. I know my spirit will always be running around there now and the hereafter. Too many memories at the Power and Light Building.

  4. I had been fascinated by the building since I was a child. My famiy would drive downtown so we could watch the tower top change colors. Used to fade in and out of red, blue, green and yellow as I recall. My mother’s family lived on 14th and Indiana and my mother worked at the Katz Drug Store (10 story building) on 12th St. My father’s family lived in the North End old Italian district. There are stories there all their own.

    I had the opportunity to do a consulting job for 3 months at the Power & Light building in 1999. I call it the Ghost Buster Tower from the movie. The ‘white metal’ on the elevators and Art Deco design are identical to the movie building.

    I walked up every fight – 34 floors including the tower were the lighting fixture is. On the penthouse is a double door with the name Loretta Young. It was rumored that the Loretta Young show was shot there and that she lived there for 30 years. At the opening of the show, she’d open both doors and invite you in. It looks just like it. I watched it every week as a kid. There was also an employee named Loretta Young so can deny or confirm that.

    The middle floors had been damaged by an earthquake and the floors were cracked and had standing water. I can not express how creepy the ’empty’ places are in the building. I wouldn’t do it at night and the only place I didn’t go was the basement. Couldn’t get passed the door. Eyes lurking everywhere it seems. The lobby was empty then and very creepy.

    Felt much like the Olivia in Joplin Missouri. If you’re interested in experiences of the paranormal — that building has a lot of stories to tell as well.

  5. I had been fascinated by the building since I was a child. My famiy would drive downtown so we could watch the tower top change colors. Used to fade in and out of red, blue, green and yellow as I recall. My mother’s family lived on 14th and Indiana and my mother worked at the Katz Drug Store (10 story building) on 12th St. My father’s family lived in the North End old Italian district. There are stories there all their own.

    I had the opportunity to do a consulting job for 3 months at the Power & Light building in 1999. I call it the Ghost Buster Tower from the movie. The ‘white metal’ on the elevators and Art Deco design are identical to the movie building.

    I walked up every fight – 34 floors including the tower were the lighting fixture is. On the penthouse is a double door with the name Loretta Young. It was rumored that the Loretta Young show was shot there and that she lived there for 30 years. At the opening of the show, she’d open both doors and invite you in. It looks just like it. I watched it every week as a kid. There was also an employee named Loretta Young so can not deny or confirm that. I’ve always been fascinated by the early 1900s and especially 20′ and 30’s – absolutely felt I’d been there ‘when’ it was new. It was wonderful and creepy simultaneously.

    The middle floors had been damaged by an earthquake and the floors were cracked and had standing water. I can not express how creepy the ’empty’ places are in the building. I wouldn’t do it at night and the only place I didn’t go was the basement. Couldn’t get passed the door. Eyes lurking everywhere it seems. The lobby was empty then and very creepy.

    Felt much like the Olivia in Joplin Missouri. If you’re interested in experiences of the paranormal — that building has a lot of stories to tell as well.

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