Midland Railroad Hotel

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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 seen strange fires that vanish and reappear suddenly. Others claim to have seen varying apparitions in period clothing roaming the hallways of the old building.

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Geographic Information

414 26th Street
Wilson, KS
United States

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38.8255618, -98.4730672
Ellsworth County, Kansas
Nearest Towns:
Wilson, KS (0.1 mi.)
Dorrance, KS (6.4 mi.)
Bunker Hill, KS (12.9 mi.)
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Ellsworth, KS (14.7 mi.)
Lucas, KS (16.3 mi.)
Holyrood, KS (16.8 mi.)
Kanopolis, KS (18.8 mi.)
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  1. My wife and I stayed there last weekend for a mountain bike race at lake Wilson. When I booked the room I had no idea it was haunted! We checked into our clean and quaint room and went up stairs to the 3rd floor to room 305. It wasn’t long before weird things started happening, starting with the door opening/closing, and then opening and closing again. I thought it was odd but didn’t really think much of it. About 30 min later there was a strange knocking sound coming from a little trap door located to the side of our bed. My wife asked jokingly is this place was haunted. I laughed and said maybe!? We then went downstairs for dinner and spoke with the friendly lady at the front desk and told her about out experiences and asked if this place is haunted? She replied yes!! Especially rooms 305 and 309. Great… Falling asleep wasn’t the easiest knowing now that I booked a room in a ghost infested hotel! We both fell asleep around 11 pm. Sometime in the middle of the night I woke woke up suddenly and startled by the feeling of someone/something grabbing my right ankle! I was not dreaming and fully coherent and terrified. I somehow managed to fall back asleep knowing that what I felt was real and not made up in my head. It was a nice and clean hotel, but I won’t be staying there again. The spirits there are not settled and I perfer not having a ghost wake me up in the middle of the night!

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