Haunted Places in Jacksonville, Arkansas



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    Pickthorne Lake

    Jacksonville, Arkansas

    Locals claim the ghost of a man with a lantern haunts the lakeside.


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    Wolf Bayou Bridge - Mama Lou's Bridge

    North Little Rock, Arkansas

    10.6 miles from Jacksonville, AR

    The bridge was replaced in 2005, but it was the old one from which local legends arose. Folks say that a woman and her newborn died here when she drove off the bridge. Rumor has it that those who go there at night and shout "Mama Lou, I've got your ...


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    Baker House Bed and Breakfast

    North Little Rock, Arkansas

    11.7 miles from Jacksonville, AR

    Built some time between 1916 and 1917, this historic bed and breakfast is haunted by several ghosts associated with the building's past. Cold spots, doors opening and closing and the sound of ghostly children playing are just some of the phenomena reported here, along with a woman in white ...


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    Capital Hotel

    Little Rock, Arkansas

    12.3 miles from Jacksonville, AR

    The ghost of a labourer may haunt the building, as well as the apparition of a young woman who fell to her death. She often appears in guests rooms, or moves around luggage. Wails and screaming have also been reported in various parts of the building. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Old State House

    Little Rock, Arkansas

    12.3 miles from Jacksonville, AR

    Although the museum denies the existence of a ghost here, rumor has it that it is haunted by the spirit of former Speaker of the House John Wilson. His ghost has been seen here by many, wearing a period frock-coat. Others have reported cold spots or the feeling of a ...


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    Old Arsenal Building

    Little Rock, Arkansas

    12.5 miles from Jacksonville, AR

    Reported sightings of ghosts on the staircase and in the basement of this historic building. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Vino's Brewpub

    Little Rock, Arkansas

    12.9 miles from Jacksonville, AR

    Vino's Pizza and Brew Pub is an eatery rumored to be haunted by an unknown entity. Witnesses have heard strange voices and other noises and felt cold spots; chairs that were stacked at night have been unstacked when the employees returned the next morning.


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    Mount Holly Cemetery

    Little Rock, Arkansas

    13 miles from Jacksonville, AR

    The spirits of Confederate soldiers and native American Indians have been reported in the cemetery at night. Tombstones often move around the graveyard by themselves, and the ghostly noise of a flute playing has been heard in the early hours of morning. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Cathedral Park Apartments

    Little Rock, Arkansas

    13.1 miles from Jacksonville, AR

    Originally built as a cathedal and now an apartment complex, the Cathedral Park Apartments are rumored to be haunted. Witnesses have reported seeing a column of smoke that appeared out of nowhere.


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    The Empress of Little Rock Bed and Breakfast

    Little Rock, Arkansas

    13.4 miles from Jacksonville, AR

    The ghost of a well-dressed man with a homburg hat has been seen on the stairs and in other rooms of the historic home. The ghost of a large woman, dressed in pink, who stands outside guests rooms. The apparition of an old sea captain has been seen in other ...


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    Woodson Lateral Road Ghost Lights

    Hensley, Arkansas

    23.5 miles from Jacksonville, AR

    Local legend has it that mysterious ghost lights appear at night and follow cars along Woodson Lateral Road.


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    Hitchhiker of Highway 365

    Woodson, Arkansas

    23.7 miles from Jacksonville, AR

    Why does a female hitchhiker appear here on stormy nights, asking passersby to drive her home? Legend has it that when the driver arrives at the address she gives, she simply disappears. When the driver goes to the door to ask about the missing girl, the resident will tell them ...


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    Old Bigelow Gym

    Bigelow, Arkansas

    30.9 miles from Jacksonville, AR

    Down the road from the Bigelow High School, there is an old recreational gym there. If you go into the attic of the old gym, you can here the screams of a young boy who died there a long time ago. There is also the sound of a piano being ...


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    Bauxite Historical Association Museum

    Bauxite, Arkansas

    31.3 miles from Jacksonville, AR

    This historic 1927 building, now a museum of artifacts from the town's mining days, is reported to be haunted. Witnesses have heard disembodied footsteps, and one employee reported that one night when she was leaving work, she felt a ghost jump onto her back as if it didn't want her ...


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    Springfield - Des Arc Bridge

    Jacksonville, Arkansas

    35.1 miles from Jacksonville, AR

    At the Springfield Bridge or Des Arc Bridge, an iron bowstring truss bridge over Cadron Creek, witnesses say they have heard a ghostly baby crying, a girl screaming, and other strange noises.


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    Old Redfield Road

    Sheridan, Arkansas

    35.5 miles from Jacksonville, AR

    Old Redfield Road is said to be extremely active with the spirit set. Witnesses have reported apparitions wandering along the road and in the cemetery and electrical items such as flashlights and radios going dead. One visitor reported that as they drove past the cemetery, the hood of their car ...


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    Evergreen Cemetery

    Judsonia, Arkansas

    38.9 miles from Jacksonville, AR

    It is said that those who go to the cemetery at night and stand underneath the large statue of an angel will find that she is looking right at them, and her eyes may light up red.


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    Pangburn Hardware

    Pangburn, Arkansas

    41.6 miles from Jacksonville, AR

    You can hear noises and shuffling in the attic. It is a very old building and has been around for over a century. (Submitted by Kate M)


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    Shady Grove Cemetery

    Bald Knob, Arkansas

    43.3 miles from Jacksonville, AR

    One report says that crickets and grasshoppers refuse to set foot in the Shady Grove Cemetery, and ghost children will put their handprints on cars if you flash your headlights three times.


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    Shady Grove Cemetery

    Bald Knob, Arkansas

    43.3 miles from Jacksonville, AR

    One report says that crickets and grasshoppers refuse to set foot in the Shady Grove Cemetery, and ghost children will put their handprints on cars if you flash your headlights three times.


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    Monroe County Courthouse

    Clarendon, Arkansas

    46.7 miles from Jacksonville, AR

    The 1911 courthouse is rumored to be haunted by Ernze Mabel Orr, aka “Mabel.” Mabel and her husband John Orr were a husband and wife comedy- and opera-performing duo and, so the stories tell, John had a bad temper and often would beat Mabel quite badly. Feeling sorry for Mabel, ...


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    Park Hotel

    Hot Springs, Arkansas

    58.6 miles from Jacksonville, AR

    People often feel things brush past them that they can't see. There are reports of people being touched and poked in the hotel's corridors. (Submitted by Callum S.)


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    Arlington Resort Hotel

    Hot Springs, Arkansas

    58.8 miles from Jacksonville, AR

    Although staff firmly believe and tell guests that there are no ghosts in the building, bottles of wine jump off the shelves without being touched. There have been reports of apparitions in old-fashioned clothes wandering the hallways and the lobby before simply vanishing. The ghost of a young girl in ...


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    DeSoto Rock and Gift Shop

    Hot Springs, Arkansas

    58.8 miles from Jacksonville, AR

    I have worked at the DeSoto for 4 years now and the number of stories I have are too numerous to list here . We have had several paranormal investigations in the last 4 years that have yielded EVP's, images caught on digital cameras as well as IF Security ...


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    The Poet's Loft

    Hot Springs, Arkansas

    59 miles from Jacksonville, AR

    A female employee reported being grabbed and held down on a couch by unseen female hands.


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    Old Malco Theatre

    Hot Springs, Arkansas

    59 miles from Jacksonville, AR

    During a performance in the 1880's, a woman from the audience disappeared during a magic show production. Ever since then, there have been reports of the theatre being haunted. The ghost a glowing woman has been seen in the theatre basement, objects move around by themselves, and screams come out ...


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    Moore Hill Cemetery

    Dardanelle, Arkansas

    63.5 miles from Jacksonville, AR

    Locals swear that if you hang around the "Hovis" gravestones at night you'll eventually find the ghost of a man who killed his wife.


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    Arkansas Tech University

    Russellville, Arkansas

    65 miles from Jacksonville, AR

    Arkansas Tech University, several locations are rumored to be haunted. One is Caraway Hall, where students describe noises in the attic, footsteps on the stairs and whispers in the hallways. There are two legends to explain the hauntings. One is that it is build on top of a Cherokee burial ...


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    Fredonia Cemetery

    Mountain View, Arkansas

    66.3 miles from Jacksonville, AR

    Witnesses say a ghostly wind blows the flags on the graves, even when there is not a single breeze in the air. Unexplained noises and voices are heard here, and some visitors say they experience a feeling of dread.


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    Mayberry Hotel

    Royal, Arkansas

    71.8 miles from Jacksonville, AR

    This hotel is now abandoned and near total ruin. The ghost of 1800s owner David Mayberry is said to haunt the site. Seeing that he built the hotel for the area's prospectors and miners, gunfights broke out often here, leading to many deaths. David Mayberry himself was shot but not ...


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    Ouachita Baptist University

    Arkadelphia, Arkansas

    74.2 miles from Jacksonville, AR

    Many unexplained events have been reported here, including orbs that show up in the basement, phantom eyes in the room corners, blood on dorm walls, and dorm windows that break for no apparent reason.


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    Witches Hollow - Cave City

    Batesville, Arkansas

    74.3 miles from Jacksonville, AR

    Named because folks said a witch once practiced her magic here, Witches Hollow is said to be haunted by the deceased witch who once murdered her husband. She has been seen walking along the dirt road off Sandtown Road. Some reports say that to get there, one must go past ...


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    Henderson State University

    Arkadelphia, Arkansas

    74.5 miles from Jacksonville, AR

    Henderson State University is said to be haunted by the ghost of a student who fell in love with a girl from a rival college. His friends made fun of him, and under pressure from them, he broke it off with her. The girl was heartbroken and committed suicide. As ...


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    Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery

    Batesville, Arkansas

    74.7 miles from Jacksonville, AR

    Strange lights and an apparition of an elderly woman in a rocking chair in the upstairs window of the church have been reported. The ghosts of a young woman killed nearby in the early 1900s also has been seen, and the apparition of a small boy has appeared in photographs ...


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    St. Francis County Museum - Rush-Gates House

    Forrest City, Arkansas

    75.8 miles from Jacksonville, AR

    As of 1997, the 1906 Rush-Gates House houses the St. Francis County Museum. Dr. J.O. Rush was a doctor, local historian, and collector of more than 3,700 Native American artifacts. The museum is said to be haunted, and ghost tours are available through local hotels. In addition, private parties can ...


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    Hickory Valley Methodist Church

    Cave City, Arkansas

    78.3 miles from Jacksonville, AR

    The church is a small, wooden building located near the cemetery across the road. If you approach the church at night, you can hear people singing hymns, but there is no one around. Sometimes the apparitions of young children can also be seen at the Hickory Valley Methodist Church. (Submitted by ...


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    The Allen House

    Monticello, Arkansas

    87.1 miles from Jacksonville, AR

    This Gothic mansion in Monticello was built in 1900 at the turn of the century, and has many recorded instances of hauntings reported. The main ghost, however, is that of a young woman who haunts the upper and lower floors of the mansion. The ghost roams around the house, often ...


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    Gurdon Light

    Gurdon, Arkansas

    87.4 miles from Jacksonville, AR

    The Gurdon Spook Light is a yellowish glowing orb that appears intermittently at night along the railroad tracks. Some say it is the ghost of a railroad worker who was struck by a train and decapitated; others maintain it is the ghost of a railroad foreman who was beaten to ...


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    Ouachita River Factory

    Camden, Arkansas

    98 miles from Jacksonville, AR

    Little is known about the operation of this factory, but various paranormal events have been reported there. Various orbs have been reported, as well as apparitions that vanish when approached, doors opening and closing by themselves, and lights going on and off of their own accord. Voices and an old-fashioned ...


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    Cotter Bridge

    Cotter, Arkansas

    99.8 miles from Jacksonville, AR

    Witnesses have experienced a number of spooky things at the bridge: The ghost of a woman being chased by hounds, apparitions of children playing on the tracks below the bridge, disembodied footsteps/footprints, and the sound of a phantom baby crying.


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    Keller's Chapel and Cemetery

    Jonesboro, Arkansas

    100.3 miles from Jacksonville, AR

    There have been reports of strange sightings in the chapel and the surrounding cemetery. Ghostly lights that follow visitors around the cemetery at night, the sound's of babies crying, strange apparition's moving around the cemetery and unexplained noises are just some of the phenomena reported at this site. (Submitted by Callum ...


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    Bono Bridge

    Bono, Arkansas

    102.8 miles from Jacksonville, AR

    The bridge was demolished in 2011, and the map shows its original location. According to local folklore, those who stood on the bridge and looked down at the railroad tracks below when a train was coming had the distinct feeling that the train was about to hit them. Apparitions and ...


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    Johnson-Sanderson Mansion

    Jonesboro, Arkansas

    103.6 miles from Jacksonville, AR

    This home, built in the 1880's, was occupied mainly by the Johnson family, a wealthy retail family and later by the Sandersons, who served Jonesboro as the cities Mayoral family. It has served as mainly residence including Arkansas State student renters, but also as a tea room. Seances and Ouija board ...


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    Forum Theatre

    Jonesboro, Arkansas

    103.9 miles from Jacksonville, AR

    Originally built in 1926 as the Strand Theatre, it was acquired by the city of Jonesboro in the late 1970s and renamed the Forum Theatre. It is said to be haunted by a mischievous ghost named Charlie.


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    Jones Cemetery

    Camden, Arkansas

    106.2 miles from Jacksonville, AR

    The late-1800s house across the street from the cemetery, according to local folklore, was long ago the home of a young girl who was beaten and starved to death by her parents. **The house is private property; please respect the current owners' privacy.** The girl is said to have been ...


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    Old Hardy Hotel

    Hardy, Arkansas

    106.2 miles from Jacksonville, AR

    Reports are unclear as to whether the haunted hotel and antique mall are still in operation--it was up for sale on eBay in October of 2008. Former owners reported hearing disembodied footsteps and closing doors on the second-floor hallway. One room, called the Murder Room, was the site of a ...


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