Haunted Places in Mapleton, Kansas



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    Fort Scott

    Fort Scott, Kansas

    15.4 miles from Mapleton, KS

    Fort Scott, originally Camp Scott in honor of General Winfield Scott, was established in 1842. It is restored as a historic site, and is rumored to be haunted. Ghostly soldiers and officers are seen on the lawn, around the courtyard, in the cell blocks and in the stables. They have ...


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    Cottey College

    Nevada, Missouri

    30.5 miles from Mapleton, KS

    Cottey College, founded by Virginia Alice Cottey Stockard in 1884, has a piano-playing ghost. The spirit is thought to be that of Vera Neitzert, a student from 1920 who perished when her clothes caught fire while she was cooking candy. Her ghost has been seen in Main Hall and the ...


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    Lorenz Schlichter Memorial Cemetery - Child's Play Cemetery

    Le Roy, Kansas

    44.6 miles from Mapleton, KS

    Legend has it that if you drive your clean car to this cemetery and sit for about 5 minutes (during which you may hear a loud thud on the vehicle), and then drive away, you will find a large handprint on your back window and several child-size handprints all over ...


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    Ottawa Municipal Auditorium

    Ottawa, Kansas

    46.3 miles from Mapleton, KS

    According to witnesses, disembodied voices chat, footsteps stroll across the stage, and chairs move from place to place -- all while the area is empty of people. Living ones, anyway.


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    Kansas Army Ammunition Plant

    Parsons, Kansas

    53.1 miles from Mapleton, KS

    Rumor has it that the Kansas Army Ammunition Plant is haunted by a victim of an explosion in the late 1980s. When the plant was reopened for the Persian Gulf War in the 1990s, workers suffered from nightmares and visions and heard the phantom sound of bicycle bells once used ...


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    New Century Air Center

    Mapleton, Kansas

    56.4 miles from Mapleton, KS

    Once the Olathe Naval Air Station, a combat pilot training center from WWII to the Vietnam War era, the New Century Air Center is now a commercial airport, industrial complex and business center. An airplane crash that cost a pilot his life around 1960 is believed to be the source ...


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    Leatherock Hotel and Museum

    Cherryvale, Kansas

    63 miles from Mapleton, KS

    The museum section of this old hotel was formerly used as living quarters for the hotel owner and his family, and staff have reported paranormal activity in this section of the building. Sightings include a ghostly dog and cat wandering the museum after closing hours, a dark menacing shadowy apparition ...


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    Peace Church Cemetery

    Joplin, Missouri

    64.3 miles from Mapleton, KS

    This cemetery dates back to the mid 19th century, but has been more or less abandoned for the past three decades. Its most famous "inhabitant" is probably Billy Cook, who killed six people during a 22-day criminal rampage between Missouri and California in the early 1950s. He was ...


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    Stonewall Inn

    Lenexa, Kansas

    64.5 miles from Mapleton, KS

    At the pizza parlor, reports say that unseen hands set the chairs and tables back up after they are stacked at the end of the day.


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    Oak Hill Cemetery - Witch's Grave

    Galena, Kansas

    64.8 miles from Mapleton, KS

    Legend has it that there is a grave of a witch toward the back of this cemetery, and some claim that apparitions, voices, and strange sounds will come from the area, especially around the hour of 3:33 a.m.


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    Kendrick Place

    Carthage, Missouri

    64.8 miles from Mapleton, KS

    Kendrick Place, or Kendrick House, was built in 1849 and is said to be haunted, perhaps by a slave woman who was hanged from a nearby tree dring the Civil War.


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    Longview Mansion

    Lee's Summit, Missouri

    65.5 miles from Mapleton, KS

    Longview Mansion, built in 1914 by millionaire lumberman Robert A. Long, is said to be haunted by Long's daughter, Loula Long-Combs, a renowned horsewoman. Her apparition has been seen and heard riding horseback on the property, and her bed is sometimes in disarray in the morning as if she had ...


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    Haskell Indian Nations University

    Lawrence, Kansas

    66.4 miles from Mapleton, KS

    Many locations at Haskell Indian Nations University, an 1800s institution built to help Native Americans assimilate with the mainstream population, are rumored to be haunted. At the Bell Tower, students report a mysterious sealed-off wall in the basement and a feeling of being watched from above as they pass by. ...


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    Prosperity School Bed and Breakfast

    Joplin, Missouri

    66.7 miles from Mapleton, KS

    A school in its olden days, this building stood empty for three decades before it was renovated into an inn. During the time it was empty, it became known as a hot spot for haunts. TV's Ghost Hunters has caught an image of ghost children running down a hall; shadow ...


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    Grand Avenue Bed and Breakfast

    Carthage, Missouri

    66.8 miles from Mapleton, KS

    The ghost in residence at this early-20th-century house is said to be a male whose cigarette smoke smell fills the dining room and parlor when he is around. The spirit is thought to be that of Albert Carmean, a former owner in its early days.


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    Missouri Southern State University

    Joplin, Missouri

    67.6 miles from Mapleton, KS

    Missouri Southern State University has a ghostly Dark Lady who is known to move objects and create cold spots. Some also maintain that the Billingsly Student Center is haunted.


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    Lawrence Community Theatre Building

    Lawrence, Kansas

    67.8 miles from Mapleton, KS

    Once a church, the former Lawrence Community Theatre building is believed to be haunted by an unknown spirit. Witnesses say the lights don't work properly and props move about by themselves. Many describe an uneasy feeling of being watched when inside the building. home to a mysterious presence. Lights ...


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    Alexander Major's Historic Museum

    Kansas City, Missouri

    68.3 miles from Mapleton, KS

    At the 1856 building that houses Alexander Major's Historic Museum, ghost investigators have found colds spots, voices and EVPs in several rooms of the house. The voices belonged to men, women and children.


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    University of Kansas - Sigma Nu Fraternity

    Lawrence, Kansas

    68.6 miles from Mapleton, KS

    Some say former governor Ed Warren and his mistress Lorraine still reside at their old home, now the University of Kansas Sigma Nu fraternity house, although both are long deceased. Stories tell us that Lorraine hanged herself in the building, and her apparition has been seen by witnesses. The story ...


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    Merchant's Pub and Plate

    Lawrence, Kansas

    68.6 miles from Mapleton, KS

    Located in a former bank building, this upmarket gastropub and restaurant is rumoured to feature a haunted staircase. Staff and diners have reported seeing a vanishing apparition ascending the steps, while others have felt an eerie presence whilst descending them. Submitted by Callum Swift


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    The Eldridge Hotel

    Lawrence, Kansas

    68.7 miles from Mapleton, KS

    Room 506 is reportedly extremely haunted. Stories vary as to the precise nature of the haunting, some claiming that the original cornerstone from the building that burned down that is located in room 506 creates as "spirit portal", an access point for spirits wishing to cross over into our ...


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    Avilla, Missouri

    Reeds, Missouri

    70.1 miles from Mapleton, KS

    Shadow Folk are known to haunt the old abandoned part of this historic village along Route 66. The shadowy people can be seen walking along the street and going about daily business, usually from the corner of your eye. The Avilla Death Tree is haunted by Civil War-era bushwhacker Rotten ...


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    Pretty Boy Floyd's Hideout

    Kansas City, Missouri

    70.5 miles from Mapleton, KS

    Pretty Boy Floyd's Hideout, a home at 6612 Edgevale in Armor Hills, was the home of Vivian Mathias, gangster Verne Miller's girlfriend. It was where in June 1933, Miller and Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd planned their unsuccessful prison break for buddy Frank "Jelly" Nash who, along with two policemen, was ...


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    John Wornall House

    Kansas City, Missouri

    71 miles from Mapleton, KS

    At the John Wornall House, built during the 1850s, soldiers' ghosts have been seen on the balconies and guarding the doors. The farm is very close to the site of the Civil War Battle of Westport, and this house was used as a temporary hospital for the injured men from ...


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    Rocky Ford Bridge - Bird Bridge

    Emporia, Kansas

    71.1 miles from Mapleton, KS

    Legend has it that a preacher and his mistress drugged his wife and killed her by pushing her car over the side of the bridge. Now, they say, her screams can be heard and her ghost walks to shore from the water. A film is reported to have been made ...


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    Epperson House

    Kansas City, Missouri

    72.1 miles from Mapleton, KS

    This house, built around 1920, is now part of the University of Missouri–Kansas City. It is believed to be haunted and has been featured as on of the Top 5 U.S. haunted houses on TV's Unsolved Mysteries. The ghost in residence is Harriet Evelyn Barse, adopted daughter of original owner ...


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    Stull Cemetery

    Lecompton, Kansas

    72.9 miles from Mapleton, KS

    Rumored to be a gateway to hell, Stull Cemetery is said to be a very actively haunted place. Next to an abandoned church, the cemetery is the subject of many legends, some over 100 years old. Satan himself is rumored to hold court here twice a year. Devil worship and ...


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    Donaldson House

    Kansas City, Missouri

    73.2 miles from Mapleton, KS

    Donaldson House is a 1901 mansion is said to be haunted by eight ghosts. It's owned by the Kansas City Art Institute, who uses it for studios and offices. The ghosts are said to include one friendly one and eight cantankerous ones, who aren't pleased with the students who use ...


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    Sauer Castle

    Kansas City, Kansas

    74 miles from Mapleton, KS

    Sauer's Castle, a German gothic mansion, was built in the 1700s by German businessman Anton Philip Sauer for his wife Marie and their 5 daughters. Witnesses say it is haunted, as evidenced by lights that appear floating around the property and in the lookout tower, plus the sounds of laughing, ...


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    Joplin Spook Light - Hornet Spooklight

    Seneca, Missouri

    75.4 miles from Mapleton, KS

    Joplin Spook Light, aka Hollis Light or Hornet Spooklight, is a ball of light or group of lights that appear in an area called the Devil's Promenade. The lights have been seen as far back as the mid-1800s. Legend has it that the phenomena has to do with two deceased ...


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    Union Station

    Kansas City, Missouri

    75.7 miles from Mapleton, KS

    Union Station's busiest time was during World War II, when 300 passengers came through per day. Its ghosts are believed to have come from this time. Suggs Mailer is the most well-known spirit here, a man whose job it was to transfer mail from underground trains to the post office ...


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    Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center

    Kansas City, Missouri

    75.7 miles from Mapleton, KS

    Formerly the Hyatt Regency, the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center building has seen some tragic incidents. In 1981, two walkways collapsed onto a dance competition in the lobby, killing 114 and injuring 216. It is supposed that the hotel's occasional supernatural visitor, a ghostly woman in a tea ...


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    Pitcher Cemetery

    Independence, Missouri

    75.8 miles from Mapleton, KS

    Pitcher Cemetery began as an 1830s family plot for the Thomas Pitcher family. It is also a burial spot for Revolutionary War soldiers, as well as some mass graves, one for Civil War soldiers and another for a group of pioneers who died of cholera around 1850. Orbs, strange noises ...


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    Kemper Arena

    Kansas City, Missouri

    76 miles from Mapleton, KS

    According to local lore, it is the ghost of former WWE wrestler Owen Hart who haunts this arena. In 1999 he died when he fell from the arena's ceiling while attempting to descend as his superhero image The Blue Blazer. Folks say Hart's ghost has been seen wearing his blue ...


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    Kansas City Power and Light Company Building

    Kansas City, Missouri

    76.5 miles from Mapleton, KS

    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. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Kansas City Music Hall

    Kansas City, Missouri

    76.5 miles from Mapleton, KS

    Kansas City Music Hall is a 1930s marvel with elaborate décor and an impressive antique pipe organ sporting over 2,000 pipes. But that's not all the ritzy theater has to offer. It seems to be a hangout for the music-loving spirit set. During performances, folks have reported apparitions of well-dressed ...


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    Muehlebach Hotel

    Kansas City, Missouri

    76.6 miles from Mapleton, KS

    The hotel building was formerly a theatre, and hotel guests have reported seeing the apparition of a lady in a blue dress on different floors of the hotel. She is believed to have been a former theatre patron or actress who died when the building was part of an adjoining ...


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    The Folly Theater

    Kansas City, Missouri

    76.7 miles from Mapleton, KS

    The Folly Theater, known as “The Pink Lady,” opened around 1900 and is haunted by an early manager. Joe Donegan was known for bringing big names to his theater, including the Marx Brothers, Gypsy Rose Lee, Fanny Brice, and prizefighters Jack Dempsey and Jack Johnson. When the theater underwent renovation ...


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    St. Mary’s Episcopal Church

    Kansas City, Missouri

    76.7 miles from Mapleton, KS

    The grand St. Mary’s Episcopal Church began holding services here in the 1800s, and it is believed to be haunted by the spirit of an early rector, Father Henry David Jardine. Father Jardine was said to be a controversial character in his day, leading to some disagreements with church members ...


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    The Coates House

    Kansas City, Missouri

    76.8 miles from Mapleton, KS

    The Coates House was a hotel that opened in 1867 and had some famous guests, including three presidents: William McKinley, Grover Cleveland and Theodore Roosevelt. A fire in 1978 killed at least 16 folks in the homeless shelter the building had by then become. Now, folks say shadowy figures move ...


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    Hotel Savoy

    Kansas City, Missouri

    76.9 miles from Mapleton, KS

    It is said that Betsy Ward, who lived here in the late 1800s, died in room 505 of this hotel, although how she died is uncertain. One story says she committed suicide in the bathtub; another that there was foul play. Both guests and staff have heard unexplained voices, seen ...


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    Rotary Park

    Independence, Missouri

    77.1 miles from Mapleton, KS

    Margie Kay, author of "Haunted Independence," believes Rotary Park to be haunted. She claims to have seen and/or felt numerous ghostly presences on the grounds - one of which is named "Old George." The western side of the park is said to harbor some particularly dark entities.


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    Strawberry Hill Museum

    Kansas City, Kansas

    77.2 miles from Mapleton, KS

    Strawberry Hill Museum is housed in a mansion built in 1887 and was inhabited by the Scroggs family. In 1919 it opened as a children's orphanage and day-care run by the Sisters of St. Francis of Christ, which lasted until the 1980s. It is now a museum, and is haunted ...


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    Hill Park Cemetery

    Independence, Missouri

    77.4 miles from Mapleton, KS

    Hill Park Cemetery is known for containing the burial site of Frank James, the older brother of outlaw Jesse James. His wife Ann Ralston James is buried here as well. Witnesses say a glowing, misty figure appears here, walking over the hill at night. Ghostly Civil War soldiers are said ...


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    Chestnut House

    Kansas City, Missouri

    77.5 miles from Mapleton, KS

    Chestnut House is an 1884 Victorian Gothic house that is believed to be haunted by former tenants named the Finches, a mother and her son who occupied the home for 70 years. Both apparitions have been seen; the mother in a mourning dress and the son in a bow tie. ...


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    Charles B. Leach House

    Kansas City, Missouri

    77.7 miles from Mapleton, KS

    Charles B. Leach was a lumber baron who built this Queen Anne Victorian home in 1887. Beginning in 1915, the house was used as a home for unwed mothers and later a women's shelter. It was in operation until 1990. The house is believed to be haunted because of mysterious ...


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    Noland Road Lady in Gray

    Independence, Missouri

    77.8 miles from Mapleton, KS

    Noland Road is said to have a ghostly gray lady with short gray hair, especially near the Woodlawn Cemetery.


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    Bingham Waggoner Estate

    Independence, Missouri

    78.1 miles from Mapleton, KS

    At the 1852 Bingham Waggoner Estate, owned by Civil War artist George Caleb Bingham, visitors can get a look at its original paintings and furnishings--and, if they're lucky, a ghost. A mysterious ghost bride has appeared around or on the stairs, and orbs show up in photographs taken here.


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    President Truman's House

    Independence, Missouri

    78.6 miles from Mapleton, KS

    President Truman's House is a Victorian 14-room home, now operating as a museum. Staff members have seen the ghost of President Truman himself inside the home, often in the living room or walking the sidewalks outside. The smell of his brandy also has been detected. President Truman passed away in ...


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    Dale Apartments

    Coffeyville, Kansas

    78.7 miles from Mapleton, KS

    People who live in this historic apartment complex have heard screams and moans when there is no one around, as well as seeing a shadowy apparition that slams doors. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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