Haunted Places in Rives, Missouri



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    Monette Cemetery

    Monette, Arkansas

    23.7 miles from Rives, MO

    Local legend says that there was once an unmarked glass mausoleum in the cemetery, and it was sealed up with concrete and painted when the body inside began to decay. The man's ghostly screams are said to ring out in the night, and his apparition may walk the grounds carrying ...


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    Hurt Grocer Building

    Paragould, Arkansas

    26.5 miles from Rives, MO

    Faces are said to appear in the windows of this apparently abandoned building. Sometimes that of a man, other times that of a little girl.


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    Collins Theatre

    Paragould, Arkansas

    26.6 miles from Rives, MO

    A ghostly older couple has been seen sitting in the balcony during rehearsals. They are believed to be the former owners of the theater.


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    Collins Theatre

    Paragould, Arkansas

    26.6 miles from Rives, MO

    A ghostly elderly couple has been noticed sitting in the balcony watching rehearsals at this historic 1928 theater. After a while, they simply disappear. It is believed that they are the spirits of the former owners of the theater.


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    Arkansas Methodist Medical Center

    Paragould, Arkansas

    27.3 miles from Rives, MO

    The apparition of a blond boy aged around 5 has been seen on the fourth floor. He wears pajamas and is often playing or seeking a kitten. An apparition of a Confederate soldier and another of an elderly female also have been seen in the building. Ghosts have been seen ...


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    Primrose Lane

    Paragould, Arkansas

    28.6 miles from Rives, MO

    People living in the vicinity of Primrose Lane have reported seeing the ghost of a man and his dog. The man is believed to have shot himself with his rifle, and his dog died as well shortly after. The apparition's of the two have also been seen in the woods ...


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    Forum Theatre

    Jonesboro, Arkansas

    42.5 miles from Rives, MO

    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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    Johnson-Sanderson Mansion

    Jonesboro, Arkansas

    42.7 miles from Rives, MO

    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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    Bono Bridge

    Bono, Arkansas

    45.2 miles from Rives, MO

    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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    Keller's Chapel and Cemetery

    Jonesboro, Arkansas

    45.7 miles from Rives, MO

    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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    Bethel Cumberland Presbyterian - Bethel Assembly of God

    Atoka, Tennessee

    48.9 miles from Rives, MO

    Bethel Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery (Bethel Assembly of God) dates back to the mid-1800s. Sources say it has a separate are for criminals and one for children. Witnesses have reported ghostly voices, lights, shadow people, and evil growls from the surrounding forest. What's more, legend has it that the cemetery ...


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    Oak Ridge Cemetery

    Doniphan, Missouri

    58.3 miles from Rives, MO

    Oak Ridge Cemetery is said to have a female apparition that has been seen among the graves. Voices have been reported here too, and one local legend says that the statue of Belle Neal comes to life at midnight.


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    Blackwell Manor

    Bartlett, Tennessee

    61.6 miles from Rives, MO

    This historic mansion is believed to be haunted by the apparition of a former owner, who has been seen roaming the house after dark. He has also been known to slam doors and turn on all the lights in the house. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Woodruff-Fontaine House

    Memphis, Tennessee

    65.6 miles from Rives, MO

    This historic 1870s mansion, now a house museum, is said to be haunted by Molly Woodruff. The Rose Room was once her bedroom, and it is said that visitors to her room can feel her presence. It is also reported that a witness once heard her say "My bed doesn't ...


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    Orpheum Theatre

    Memphis, Tennessee

    65.9 miles from Rives, MO

    Built in 1928, the still-operation theater is said to be haunted by many ghosts, but the two most well-known are Mary and a masked figure. Mary, age 9, wears a white dress and pigtails, and is said to have died in a car accident in front of the theater. She ...


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    The Inn At Hunt-Phelan

    Memphis, Tennessee

    66 miles from Rives, MO

    Built around 1830, this inn is said to be haunted by a servant of the former owners, the Hunts. Before the Hunts fled the house to escape a yellow fever epidemic in 1873, they entrusted their servant, Nathan Wilson, with a chest of gold to pay for the home's upkeep. ...


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    Earnestine and Hazel's Bar

    Memphis, Tennessee

    66.4 miles from Rives, MO

    Earnestine and Hazel's Bar is rumored to have more than liquid spirits. Folks have reported apparitions on stairwells and in dark corners, and the jukebox always seems to play the song that best fits the situation, all by itself.


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    National Ornamental Metal Museum

    Memphis, Tennessee

    67.1 miles from Rives, MO

    Housing a large collection of contemporary metalwork, the National Ornamental Metal Museum has roughly 3000 items on permanent display, not counting traveling exhibitions. Its four buildings were once a Marine hospital in the late 1800s and then a Civil War hospital, consisting of a nurse’s quarters, a doctor’s quarters, soldiers’ ...


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    Upper Big Lake

    Charleston, Missouri

    71.8 miles from Rives, MO

    A fisherman's ghost is purported to haunt Upper Big Lake. So the story goes, the fisherman accidentally killed his nephew with a shotgun, and the nephew's ghost came back and drowned his uncle while he was fishing on the lake.


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    Magnolia Manor Bed and Breakfast

    Bolivar, Tennessee

    81.5 miles from Rives, MO

    Built in 1849, this manor house has a ghost, or several, residing within. Every room has been known to presence of ghosts. In Annie's Room, the motion detectors go off and voices are heard when no one is there. A male and a female apparition have been seen in the ...


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    Old Hardy Hotel

    Hardy, Arkansas

    83.2 miles from Rives, MO

    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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    Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery

    Batesville, Arkansas

    85.5 miles from Rives, MO

    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

    86.5 miles from Rives, MO

    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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    Rose Bed Inn

    Cape Girardeau, Missouri

    87.2 miles from Rives, MO

    Alex is a ghost who haunts Rose Bed Inn, housed in a former home built in 1908. The Schrader Family owned the home originally, and eventually it was put on the market. A young man named Alex expressed interest in the home. He didn't have the money to buy the ...


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    Glenn House

    Cape Girardeau, Missouri

    87.6 miles from Rives, MO

    Glenn House, built in 1883, is haunted by a Christmas ghost. The mansion was built by Edwin Dean for his daughter Lulu and her husband David Glenn. But banker Glenn lost much of his fortune and they moved out in 1915. The property fell into disrepair until it was renovated ...


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    Port Cape Girardeau

    Cape Girardeau, Missouri

    88 miles from Rives, MO

    Port Cape Girardeau Restaurant and Lounge in Warehouse Row is housed in a circa-1860 warehouse. It is haunted by an unknown female ghost nicknamed Belle. The bartender who named her said that she showed him she liked the name he gave her. A few days after he thought up the ...


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    Southeast Missouri State University

    Cape Girardeau, Missouri

    88.4 miles from Rives, MO

    Southeast Missouri State University's Cheney Hall is rumored to be haunted by a female student who committed suicide in a bathtub. Folks say now the door slams by itself and unexplained noises are heard in the room. The Music Building is also said to be haunted by apparitions and slamming ...


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    Lorimier Cemetery

    Cape Girardeau, Missouri

    88.4 miles from Rives, MO

    Historic Lorimier Cemetery from the early 1800s is home to a phenomenon known as the Tapping Ghost. It is a sensation of something tapping you on the shoulder, usually making visitors think a nut has fallen from a tree. The tapping repeats, usually until the visitor gets freaked out and ...


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    C. C. Cohen Building

    Paducah, Kentucky

    104.4 miles from Rives, MO

    C.C. Cohen's restaurant closed around 2010, and is now reported to be called Shandies. The place is rumored to be haunted by the ghost of Stella Cohen Peine, the last member of the Cohen family, who died in her apartment upstairs. Chairs move by themselves, salt and pepper shakers fall ...


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    Arcadia Academy

    Arcadia, Missouri

    108.6 miles from Rives, MO

    This academy was originally built as a Methodist high school in 1840, and it was once used as a Civil War hospital. After that, it was a girls' Catholic school until it became a bed-and-breakfast and antique store. The nuns who used to run the school here are said to ...


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    Arcadia Academy

    Arcadia, Missouri

    108.6 miles from Rives, MO

    This academy was originally built as a Methodist high school in 1840, and it was once used as a Civil War hospital. After that, it was a girls' Catholic school until it became a bed-and-breakfast and antique store. The nuns who used to run the school here are said to ...


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    Generals' Quarters Inn

    Corinth, Mississippi

    115.9 miles from Rives, MO

    This historic inn is haunted according to guests staying on the second floor. A variety of paranormal activity has been reported, including ghostly voices, doors opening and closing of their own accord and lights going out for no apparent reason. Much of this activity has been attributed to a ...


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    Monroe County Courthouse

    Clarendon, Arkansas

    121.4 miles from Rives, MO

    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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