Haunted Places in Overland, Nebraska



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    Witch's Grave

    Aurora, Nebraska

    13.2 miles from Overland, NE

    The ancient, isolated grave in the Aurora city cemetery, the "witch’s grave," has a mossy tombstone and a protruding marker, said to be a warning to deter others from witchcraft. So the story goes, the "witch" was eccentric, which was enough for the townsfolk to label her a witch and ...


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    Hastings College

    Hastings, Nebraska

    39.1 miles from Overland, NE

    The ghost of a music professor is said to show up in the music hall as an apparition or an orb. He also is said to turn lights on and off. Also, the Altman Hall is said to be haunted by namesake Clara Altman, who is said to act as ...


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    Platte Center Creek

    Platte Center, Nebraska

    40.3 miles from Overland, NE

    The hauntings here are said to be caused by three men who, in the early 1900s, were buried alive when a cave they dug into the creek bed collapsed. Apparitions of all three men are said to show up at night, digging by lantern light. After working a few minutes, ...


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    St. Patrick's Cemetery - Glowing Graveyard

    Columbus, Nebraska

    40.7 miles from Overland, NE

    The cemetery, a.k.a. the Glowing Graveyard, is the center of several local ghost stories. For one, the headstones, as you may guess, are said to glow at night by the light of a full moon. Skeptics say this is because of the reflective limestone in the headstones. Another local legend ...


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    Columbus Hy-Vee

    Columbus, Nebraska

    40.8 miles from Overland, NE

    The ghost that haunts the Columbus Hy-Vee is nicknamed Scooter. He is said to make screeching sounds near the produce and dairy sections and has appeared to employees at around 2 a.m.


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    Concordia University - David Hall

    Seward, Nebraska

    48.3 miles from Overland, NE

    The David Dorm is rumored to be haunted by Native Americans whose 1700s bones were found when the dorm was built in the 1970s. Residents say electronic appliances and showers turn on by themselves.


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    Haunted Bridge

    Overland, Nebraska

    48.3 miles from Overland, NE

    The 1885 story of the haunted bridge begins with Tom Jones and his widowed sister Elizabeth Taylor, who were fighting with their neighbors over their cattle getting into their neighbors' crops. Tom and Elizabeth felt unsafe over the turmoil and bought a shotgun. Soon after, some men were cutting trees ...


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    Gilbert Cemetery

    Friend, Nebraska

    52.2 miles from Overland, NE

    The Gilberts, an 1890s pioneer family, are said to haunt this cemetery. Folks have reported that tombstones may move and unexplained noises can be heard on the site.


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    Jenners Park

    Loup City, Nebraska

    52.3 miles from Overland, NE

    Witnesses at Jenners Park, a former zoo with its old cages still intact, say the sound of disembodied childlike laughter can be heard here at night.


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    Skyway Drive-In

    Schuyler, Nebraska

    55.6 miles from Overland, NE

    At the Skyway Drive-In, folks say black phantom dogs with a missing eye and a missing leg roam the grounds. Witnesses maintain that f you look away from them, they disappear.


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    Kearney Area Children's Museum

    Kearney, Nebraska

    62.2 miles from Overland, NE

    At the Kearney Area Children's Museum, the basement is rumored to be haunted. Said to be full of "strange equipment" with unusual stains all over the walls, some witnesses say the temperature dropped suddenly, their hair stood on end and they got a very uneasy feeling.


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    Doane College Library

    Crete, Nebraska

    62.5 miles from Overland, NE

    The college library is believed to be haunted by a woman in a white dress who appears in the basement or in front of a window during the full moon.


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    Clarkson Historical Opera House

    Clarkson, Nebraska

    63.2 miles from Overland, NE

    Local residents and employees have reported hearing ghostly laughter and seeing apparitions in period clothing wandering around the building. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Temple Theatre

    Lincoln, Nebraska

    69.4 miles from Overland, NE

    This theater at the University of Nebraska, founded in 1869, is the centerpiece for some oft-told campus tales. In the 1940s, a student was said to have fallen to his death from the overhead rigging during a production of MacBeth, and now his apparition is said to appear during Shakespeare ...


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    Nebraska State Capitol

    Lincoln, Nebraska

    69.7 miles from Overland, NE

    The Nebraska State Capitol was built over 10 years (1922-1932), and is still the home of Nebraska's government. It is said to be haunted by an apparition of someone falling, along with screaming and crying. It is thought to be either a man who had a heart attack and fell ...


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    Robber's Cave - Van Dorn Park

    Lincoln, Nebraska

    69.9 miles from Overland, NE

    Robber's Cave, in southwest Lincoln near the intersection of 10th and High streets, was called Pahuk Bluff by the Pawnee Indians who came here to contact Tirawa, the god of all things. The cave was later a stop on the Underground Railroad and, in 1876, a hideout for Jesse James. ...


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    Lake Street Lake - Rudge Memorial Park

    Lincoln, Nebraska

    70 miles from Overland, NE

    Formerly dairy farm, and then a skating rink, the park is said to be haunted by a little boy killed long ago by a gang of bullies. Apparitions have been reported to occur in winter near the creek.


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    Richmond House

    Lincoln, Nebraska

    70.3 miles from Overland, NE

    In the 1920s there was a triple murder suicide involving the husband, Bill, his wife Venus, her lover and their baby. Bill killed Venus by shotgun... he then laid on the railroad tracks near the home and was killed by a train. The baby was never found... In a corner ...


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    Antelope Park

    Lincoln, Nebraska

    71.1 miles from Overland, NE

    Near Antelope Park's memorial, behind the caretaker's house, is a field. Witnesses report that many apparitions have been seen in this field, walking across it and into the woods.


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    Old Captain's Studio

    Lincoln, Nebraska

    71.4 miles from Overland, NE

    This historic building was formerly the residence of a retired sea captain, who owned a studio on the upper floor. Tenants of a law firm now located on the premises have reported seeing his apparition on several occasions over the years. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    TrailBlazers - Old Montgomery Ward Building

    Fairbury, Nebraska

    77.7 miles from Overland, NE

    Formerly TrailBlazers restaurant and before that a Montgomery Ward department store, this office building is believed to be haunted due to reports that objects move about on their own here.


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    Bega Cemetery

    Stanton, Nebraska

    79 miles from Overland, NE


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    The Hotel Cafe and Saloon

    Scribner, Nebraska

    79.6 miles from Overland, NE

    The 1901 Hotel Cafe and Saloon, now operating as a restaurant, is believed to be haunted by victims of murders or suicides thought to have occurred in the building. On the second and third floors, witnesses have seen shadow figures, heard unexplained voices and felt cold spots.


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    Barnard Park

    Fremont, Nebraska

    81.5 miles from Overland, NE

    Barnard Park was once a cemetery, and it is rumored that when the city moved the bodies and turned it into a park, some of the bodies were missed. Several apparitions are said to roam here late at night, most notably a woman who was following the Mormon Trail and ...


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    Wayne State College - Neihardt Hall

    Wayne, Nebraska

    94.7 miles from Overland, NE

    Neihardt Hall is said to be haunted by Cora, a young woman who committed suicide in the basement. Also, the ghost of a girl who was electrocuted while playing with a ball near bare electrical wires is said to haunt the tunnels between the dorms.


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    Ghost Bridge of Logan Creek

    Pender, Nebraska

    97.4 miles from Overland, NE

    Local legend tells of an early-1900s train that was held up by vigilantes chasing down a hired hand who murdered the family that employed him. The train bridge used to cross the Logan Creek, and from this former trestle, the man was hanged. Residents say sometimes a ghost bridge appears ...


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    Hollenberg Pony Express Station

    Hanover, Kansas

    101.1 miles from Overland, NE

    The historic Hollenberg Pony Express Station is a state park with a museum and visitor center, and both employees and guests have reported seeing signs of the supernatural here. Apparitions of Pony Express riders have been seen in the summer months, and the sound of running hooves and shouts are ...


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    Schroyer Cemetery

    Marysville, Kansas

    113.7 miles from Overland, NE


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    Coon Creek Bridge

    Barnes, Kansas

    115.1 miles from Overland, NE

    About five miles south of Barnes on the east side of Coon Creek Bridge, you may see the ghost of a young girl walking through the woods, especially just before sunrise. Her identity is unknown, as townspeople have no knowledge of any deaths ever occurring nearby.


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    Weaver Hotel

    Waterville, Kansas

    115.8 miles from Overland, NE

    The 1905 hotel served as railroad accommodation, and the original inn and restaurant are in operation over a century later. The establishment is rumoured to be haunted by two spirits, including the wife of a former owner and a workman who threw himself to his death during a bout ...


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    Lottie's Grave - Taylor Cemetery

    Homer, Nebraska

    116.7 miles from Overland, NE

    Some say Lottie haunts the cemetery and that a curse will befall those who visit her gravesite. In some stories, Lottie was murdered, was a witch, or was run over by a car. Many tales abound, such as one that says shortly after her burial, thieves tried to dig up ...


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