Haunted Places in Raytown, Missouri



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    Pitcher Cemetery

    Independence, Missouri

    3.8 miles from Raytown, MO

    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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    Rotary Park

    Independence, Missouri

    4.9 miles from Raytown, MO

    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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    Hill Park Cemetery

    Independence, Missouri

    5.2 miles from Raytown, MO

    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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    Noland Road Lady in Gray

    Independence, Missouri

    5.6 miles from Raytown, MO

    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

    5.8 miles from Raytown, MO

    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

    6.3 miles from Raytown, MO

    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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    1859 Jail and Marshal's Museum

    Independence, Missouri

    6.4 miles from Raytown, MO

    The 1859 Jail and Marshal's Museum is said to be visited by spirits, including Henry Bugler, a former Jackson County sheriff, who was killed at the jail in 1866 and has been seen in the center south cell in a blue suit. Jesse James' brother Frank was imprisoned here for ...


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    Epperson House

    Kansas City, Missouri

    6.5 miles from Raytown, MO

    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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    Pretty Boy Floyd's Hideout

    Kansas City, Missouri

    6.6 miles from Raytown, MO

    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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    Donaldson House

    Kansas City, Missouri

    6.9 miles from Raytown, MO

    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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    John Wornall House

    Kansas City, Missouri

    6.9 miles from Raytown, MO

    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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    Vaile Mansion

    Independence, Missouri

    7.3 miles from Raytown, MO

    People believe that the former mistress of the home still occupies it. People claim to see Mrs. Vaile looking through the window and have seen her about the property. In addition, people believe that there is left over residual hauntings and negative energy from the mansion's days as an asylum. ...


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    Mound Grove Cemetery

    Independence, Missouri

    7.4 miles from Raytown, MO

    White apparitions, seemingly a woman in a nightgown, have been seen here, sometimes following visitors. The apparition disappears at the cemetery gate, as if it is unable, or perhaps unwilling, to go past it.


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    Longview Mansion

    Lee's Summit, Missouri

    7.5 miles from Raytown, MO

    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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    Alexander Major's Historic Museum

    Kansas City, Missouri

    8 miles from Raytown, MO

    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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    Chestnut House

    Kansas City, Missouri

    8.1 miles from Raytown, MO

    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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    Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center

    Kansas City, Missouri

    8.2 miles from Raytown, MO

    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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    Union Station

    Kansas City, Missouri

    8.4 miles from Raytown, MO

    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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    St. Mary’s Episcopal Church

    Kansas City, Missouri

    8.6 miles from Raytown, MO

    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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    Charles B. Leach House

    Kansas City, Missouri

    8.7 miles from Raytown, MO

    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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    Kansas City Power and Light Company Building

    Kansas City, Missouri

    8.9 miles from Raytown, MO

    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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    Muehlebach Hotel

    Kansas City, Missouri

    9 miles from Raytown, MO

    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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    Kansas City Music Hall

    Kansas City, Missouri

    9.1 miles from Raytown, MO

    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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    The Folly Theater

    Kansas City, Missouri

    9.2 miles from Raytown, MO

    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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    Hotel Savoy

    Kansas City, Missouri

    9.3 miles from Raytown, MO

    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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    The Coates House

    Kansas City, Missouri

    9.3 miles from Raytown, MO

    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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    Kemper Arena

    Kansas City, Missouri

    9.6 miles from Raytown, MO

    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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    Sauer Castle

    Kansas City, Kansas

    10 miles from Raytown, MO

    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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    Strawberry Hill Museum

    Kansas City, Kansas

    11.1 miles from Raytown, MO

    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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    Belvoir Winery

    Liberty, Missouri

    15.5 miles from Raytown, MO

    Many spirits are said to reside in the winery buildings, including orphan children and a mischievous man. Ghost investigations have turned up unexplained voices and communication using dowsing rods.


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    Stonewall Inn

    Lenexa, Kansas

    15.7 miles from Raytown, MO

    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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    Phillips 66

    Liberty, Missouri

    16.3 miles from Raytown, MO

    There is a ghost that haunts this location regularly at nights. I used to work there and sometimes a ghost would move items in the store or open the freezer cabinets. One time an orange. When I got the job I was told about the ghost and about how the last ...


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    Park University

    Parkville, Missouri

    17.1 miles from Raytown, MO

    Rumor around Park University is that during World War II, two female students hanged themselves in Herr House. Footsteps coming from empty rooms and other strange occurrences have led students to believe the ladies' spirits linger here. And the Jenkin and Barbara David Theater is said to be haunted by ...


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    New Century Air Center

    Raytown, Kansas

    26 miles from Raytown, MO

    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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    Elms Hotel

    Excelsior Springs, Missouri

    26 miles from Raytown, MO

    This 1912 hotel is noteworthy for many reasons. Harry S. Truman spent election night here in 1948. It was also once a training camp for boxer Jack Dempsey, and a summer camp for the 1948 New York Giants. But the hotel is also noted for its haunts, which provide ...


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    The Jesse James Farm

    Kearney, Missouri

    27.6 miles from Raytown, MO

    The Jesse James Farm is where well-known outlaw Jesse James grew up, and it's rumored to be haunted. Jesse James’ parents moved there in 1842, and Jesse's and brother Frank's James Gang terrorized the West from 1860 to 1882, stealing an estimated $200,000. Jesse was killed in 1882 when Bob ...


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    Santa Fe Depot Diner

    Leavenworth, Kansas

    32.6 miles from Raytown, MO

    The apparition of a woman has appeared in this diner's kitchen, and recordings have been made of two disembodied voices. The diner is a stop on a local ghost tour.


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    Oliver Anderson House

    Lexington, Missouri

    33.7 miles from Raytown, MO

    The 1853 Oliver Anderson House is believed to be haunted by ghostly soldiers who fought Civil War battles on and near the site.


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    Saint George Hotel

    Weston, Missouri

    36.4 miles from Raytown, MO

    This 1845 hotel is rumoured to have a few hauntings dating back to the civil war, including the ghost of a young boy who has been known to hide objects belonging to guests. According to the guestbook, most of the ghostly activity is confined to Room #302 and Room ...


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    Main Street Galleria

    Weston, Missouri

    36.4 miles from Raytown, MO

    In all areas of the building, there have been items moved, voices, as well as the smell of cigarette smoke when the owner of the building, Verna (Treese) Kowertz was alone. teams of paranormal investigators have been in and experienced having items moved, disappear, and batteries die when they were ...


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    Pink Rosebud Bed and Breakfast

    Plattsburg, Missouri

    38.2 miles from Raytown, MO

    This 1878 bed and breakfast has always had a neighbourhood reputation as a 'haunted house', but it wasn't until recently that the current owners suspected that something otherworldly was going on at the inn. Paranormal activity reported at this location includes doors opening and closing of their own accord, ...


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    Merchant's Pub and Plate

    Lawrence, Kansas

    41.5 miles from Raytown, MO

    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

    41.6 miles from Raytown, MO

    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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    Lawrence Community Theatre Building

    Lawrence, Kansas

    41.6 miles from Raytown, MO

    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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    Haskell Indian Nations University

    Lawrence, Kansas

    41.6 miles from Raytown, MO

    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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    University of Kansas - Sigma Nu Fraternity

    Lawrence, Kansas

    42.6 miles from Raytown, MO

    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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    University of Central Missouri

    Warrensburg, Missouri

    42.6 miles from Raytown, MO

    Rumored hauntings at the University of Central Missouri range from Hawkins Hall, where strange occurrences are attributed to a student who hanged himself, to Diemer Hall, where a bathroom sink has turned on by itself. Also noteworthy are North Ellis, where an alarm clock has flown across the room and ...


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    Round Mound Cemetery

    Cummings, Kansas

    50.1 miles from Raytown, MO

    Local legend has it that a witch haunts this cemetery, causing the wind not to blow here. Screams are said to ring out from the graves at times.


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    Ottawa Municipal Auditorium

    Ottawa, Kansas

    51.1 miles from Raytown, MO

    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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    Atchison Daily Globe

    Atchison, Kansas

    51.8 miles from Raytown, MO

    This local newspaper office is believed to be haunted by a deceased newspaper editor who died under mysterious circumstances. Witnesses working late have heard the back door, although locked, open and close on its own.


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