Haunted Places in Smithfield, Kentucky



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    Rails Restaurant

    La Grange, Kentucky

    6.7 miles from Smithfield, KY

    The restaurant, housed in a building that's more than a century and a half old, is home to a ghostly little girl. She has been seen in the parking lot as well as the back of the restaurant, and wears a white dress and a hair bow. She is believed ...


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    Pope Lick Monster - Goat Man

    Louisville, Kentucky

    18.4 miles from Smithfield, KY

    The Goat Man of Pope Lick is rumored to be a farmer who tortured goats at the devil's request and therefore forfeited his soul. But other legends say he is a refugee from a circus train wreck. The horned and hairy monster is supposed to trick folks into his clutches ...


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    Buffalo Trace Distillery

    Frankfort, Kentucky

    24 miles from Smithfield, KY

    The late-18th-century distillery on the site of an ancient buffalo crossing offers ghost tours by appointment; many characters from its long history are said to walk the grounds.


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    Liberty Hall

    Frankfort, Kentucky

    24.1 miles from Smithfield, KY

    Built by Senator John Brown in 1796, Liberty Hall Mansion is said to be haunted by at least three ghosts. Mrs. Brown's kindly aunt, Mrs. Margaret Varick, died of a heart attack around 1817 in an upstairs bedroom. She was buried on the grounds but was lost when the graves ...


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    Hanover Cemetery

    Hanover, Indiana

    24.9 miles from Smithfield, KY

    Visitors here have reported feeling unexplained nausea and chills, possibly related to the grave of Benjamin Bennett, who is believed to have drowned in the Ohio River (although his body was never found).


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    Ohio Theater

    Madison, Indiana

    25.1 miles from Smithfield, KY

    Local tales tell of lights that seem to float in the balcony area and then disappear. It is also said that at midnight, the sound of screaming can be heard.


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    Broadway Historic Hotel and Tavern

    Madison, Indiana

    25.1 miles from Smithfield, KY

    The historic hotel and restaurant appears to be popular with the spirit set. The apparition of a disruptive criminal shot dead on the premises has been reported in the main dining room, while the bed and breakfast quarters of the establishment are supposedly haunted by an unknown woman in ...


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    Jefferson County Library

    Madison, Indiana

    25.2 miles from Smithfield, KY

    Rumor has it that the ornery ghost of a young man rides the elevator rubbing and patting women. He is believed to have lived here when it was a private home and was confined to a wheelchair, which is why the elevator originally was installed. Some reports say the ghost ...


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    Hanover College

    Hanover, Indiana

    25.2 miles from Smithfield, KY

    At Parker Auditorium, the ghost of Dr. A.G. Parker, past college president of the college, has been seen and heard, along with unexplained sounds and missing objects. And at Donner Residence Hall's east wing, the ghost of a student who committed suicide in a dorm room is blamed for objects ...


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    Schenck Mansion

    Vevay, Indiana

    27 miles from Smithfield, KY

    A ghostly Lady in White in Victorian attire haunts the second floor of this 1874 bed-and-breakfast building, originally built as a mansion of a home for Benjamin Franklin Schenk. She is said to walk the hallways, taking no notice of anyone around her. Guests also have reported hearing voices, footsteps, ...


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    Phoenix Hill Tavern

    Louisville, Kentucky

    27.4 miles from Smithfield, KY

    Folks at Phoenix Hill Tavern have reported disembodied footsteps that come down the stairs and walk across the floor, white flashes that reflect in mirrors, cold spots, and objects that move or disappear.


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    Old Bridge Inn

    Jeffersonville, Indiana

    27.4 miles from Smithfield, KY

    The house here was originally built in 1836, and is haunted by a kindly spirit. Locals think the ghost may be former owner Dr. Charles Hancock, a descendant of patriot John Hancock. Other spirits are said to reside here as well.


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    Belle of Louisville

    Louisville, Kentucky

    28.4 miles from Smithfield, KY

    The historic steamboat is rumored to be haunted by former Captain Ben Winters, who died on board of a heart attack, and possibly by other felled workers, one of whom was crushed to death when machinery was turned on by accident and one killed when the paddlewheel unexpectedly went into ...


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    The Seelbach Hilton Louisville

    Louisville, Kentucky

    28.7 miles from Smithfield, KY

    At this very old hotel building (construction originally began in 1903), there have been reports of TVs turning on at a very loud volume at about 4 a.m. Also, folks have heard the sound of running footsteps on wooden floors in the hallways, even though the halls are now carpeted.


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    Louisville Palace Theater

    Louisville, Kentucky

    28.8 miles from Smithfield, KY

    Originally opened as the Loew's Theater in 1928, the theater is said to be haunted by several ghosts. Some are seen as apparitions in the balcony area, including a man in 1930s garb who disappears when approached. In the mezzanine lobby, a faceless woman in a 1940s clothing has been ...


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    The Brown Hotel

    Louisville, Kentucky

    28.8 miles from Smithfield, KY

    It is the 15th floor, used only for storage space, that is said to be haunted at this hotel. Witnesses say Mr. Brown himself may once have had a suite on this floor, and the elevator often stops at it, called by an unseen presence. Footprints have been seen walking ...


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    Lady of the Stairs - First Church of Christ Scientist

    Louisville, Kentucky

    29.2 miles from Smithfield, KY

    The Lady of the Stairs at the First Church of Christ Scientist is a female apparition that appears pacing and crying on the church steps. Locals call her Ms. G, as she is thought to belong to the Gathrights, a well-known local family of the early 1900s. Legend has it ...


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    Old Louisville

    Louisville, Kentucky

    29.3 miles from Smithfield, KY

    This historic district of Louisville is said to be one of the largest preservation districts and Victorian neighborhoods in the country. It's no wonder that spirits lingering beyond the grave find it an attractive place to reside! There are reportedly many ghost tours and haunted houses here, and locals may ...


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    Bridgewater Cemetery

    Scottsburg, Indiana

    29.5 miles from Smithfield, KY

    The isolated hilltop Bridgewater Cemetery is known to have a glowing tombstone. The grave is that of a man who appears in ghostly form at night to guard the cemetery's gate.


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    St. Joe Road Cemetery

    New Albany, Indiana

    29.7 miles from Smithfield, KY

    An alleged hanging tree at St. Joe Road Cemetery is said to be the root (no pun intended) of the hauntings here. The tree stands in the middle of the cemetery, and rumor has it that looking toward it from the back of the cemetery at night, you can see ...


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    Mount Zion Cemetery

    Henryville, Indiana

    30 miles from Smithfield, KY

    A ghostly Green Lady is said to be the spirit of a young woman killed in a car accident nearby. She was buried here and now is said to walk its grounds, glowing green. It is said that if you park at the cemetery at night, she may cover it ...


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    Culbertson Mansion

    New Albany, Indiana

    30.9 miles from Smithfield, KY

    Built in 1867 by William S. Culbertson, the mansion, which cost $120,000 to build at that time, is said to be haunted. Witnesses have heard doors shut by themselves and footsteps upstairs when no one is up there. Its Carriage House has a dark story attached to it. It burned ...


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    Scott County Heritage Center

    Scottsburg, Indiana

    34.1 miles from Smithfield, KY

    The Scott County Heritage Center and Museum is housed in a building that was once the county poor farm. It is said to be haunted by former residents. Witnesses have described footsteps on the second floor when no one is up there, unexplained smells, a baby crying, and lights coming ...


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    Scott County Historical Museum

    Scottsburg, Indiana

    34.1 miles from Smithfield, KY

    Originally constructed in 1892 after the county seat moved to Scottsburg, the building served for many years as the district poor farm. During conversion to house the historical society, staff and workers allegedly encountered resistance of a paranormal kind. Visitors have reported hearing babies crying, disembodied footsteps on the ...


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    Waverly Hills Sanatorium

    Louisville, Kentucky

    36.3 miles from Smithfield, KY

    This historic hospital, originally opened in 1910 to treat tuberculosis patients, has reportedly seen about 63,000 deaths. TV shows Ghost Adventures, Fact or Faked, Ghost Hunters and many more have featured the site. Witnesses here report unexplained lights, apparitions, shadowy forms and other various phenomena.


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    Jim Beam Distillery

    Clermont, Kentucky

    38.1 miles from Smithfield, KY

    At this Jim Beam Distillery, some say, a former guard was a little out of his mind and liked to yell at the full moon during his shift. Now, some witnesses currently working as guards say they can hear his screams when the moon is full.


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    Captain Frank's Tomb

    Elizabeth, Indiana

    39.4 miles from Smithfield, KY

    Captain Frank McHarry's Tomb is located on a bluff overlooking the Ohio River. The gravesite of the steamboat captain is said to be visited by a ghostly light or mist. Legend has it that the tomb was built on this spot so he could watch over his former stomping grounds. ...


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    Jailer's Inn Bed and Breakfast

    Bardstown, Kentucky

    41.5 miles from Smithfield, KY

    This bed-and-breakfast inn used to be an actual jail, housing prisoners from 1797 until 1987. It was Kentucky's oldest operating jail complex, listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. But some of the spirits of the incarcerated folks may never have left when the building changed purposes. Witnesses, including ...


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    Old Talbott Tavern

    Bardstown, Kentucky

    41.5 miles from Smithfield, KY

    At this 1779 stagecoach stop, now an inn, many famous figures have stayed including Abraham Lincoln, Daniel Boone and Jesse James. Ghostly presences are said to make themselves known in many ways, including orbs, mists and apparitions. Mrs. Talbott may appear as an apparition to guests, or you may see ...


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    Sherman Tavern

    Dry Ridge, Kentucky

    42.6 miles from Smithfield, KY

    The Sherman Tavern is a historic former tavern built in 1812, which is in the process of being restored by local residents. It was a former stage stop for cattle drovers and American Indians. People restoring the historic building have reported seeing the apparitions of Confederate soldiers, and African American ...


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    Big Bone Lick Park

    Union, Kentucky

    43.9 miles from Smithfield, KY

    Folks visiting the park have reported disembodied whispers, eerie figures, strange noises and an evil spirit who is said to linger in the nearby woods.


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    Ditto House Inn

    West Point, Kentucky

    45.9 miles from Smithfield, KY

    Used as a headquarters and a hospital during the Civil War, this inn is said to be haunted by soldiers and other folks who passed away here during that era. Some guests have reported being touched or spoken to by the spirits. The inn has been featured on many TV ...


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    The Campbell House

    Lexington, Kentucky

    46.6 miles from Smithfield, KY

    At the Cambell House Inn, there is rumored to be a blood stain on a carpet where a woman, one of two women to have been murdered here, was stabbed to death. Witnesses have reported apparitions and doors slamming by themselves.


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    Crowne Plaza Hotel - Campbell House Inn

    Lexington, Kentucky

    46.6 miles from Smithfield, KY

    Formerly the Campbell House Inn, the Crowne Plaza Hotel is said to be a very spooky place. According to local legend, two women were murdered here. One was stabbed on the stairs, and folks say you can still see the blood stains on the carpet. The other woman was reportedly ...


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    John Morgan Hunt House

    Lexington, Kentucky

    47.4 miles from Smithfield, KY

    This 1814 house was built by John Wesley Hunt, who can still be seen walking the hallways of this old property. The apparition of Mammy Bouviette James, a former nurse of the Hunt children, can still be seen in the third floor nursery and hallways, and often appears to those ...


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    Gratz Park Inn

    Lexington, Kentucky

    47.5 miles from Smithfield, KY

    At this historic inn, folks have reported seeing apparitions that include men, a lady in a white dress and hat, and intoxicated partygoers. Also, a ghostly little girl has been seen running and playing jacks in the hallways, and the spirit of an elderly man turns the TVs on and ...


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    Loudoun House

    Lexington, Kentucky

    48.2 miles from Smithfield, KY

    The 1850 gothic revival mansion is haunted by the spirits of two women, both dressed in Victorian clothing. One has been seen in the western part of the mansion, and the other in the formal dining room. Also seen all over the mansion is a mysterious black cat. Witnesses have ...


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    Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

    Harrodsburg, Kentucky

    48.2 miles from Smithfield, KY

    The Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill is said to be the country's largest restored Shaker village. Its 3,000 acres contain 34 original Shaker buildings and perhaps a few ghosts, as well. It is said that ghostly babies can be heard crying at night around the pond.


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    Henry Clay Estate - Ashland

    Lexington, Kentucky

    48.9 miles from Smithfield, KY

    The historic Ashland House is said to be haunted by Henry Clay himself. His ghost, a white-haired apparition wearing a black frock coat, has been seen in the old red parlor room (which is now his study), leaning on the fireplace mantel.


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    Harrodsburg Spring - Young Park

    Harrodsburg, Kentucky

    48.9 miles from Smithfield, KY

    The ghost story here begins with a beautiful young woman who checked in to the Harrodsburg Springs Hotel, which stood on the park grounds in the late 1800s, under a false name. She danced with several partners in the hotel ballroom, as the men all lined up for a chance ...


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    Maple Hill Manor Bed and Breakfast

    Springfield, Kentucky

    50.1 miles from Smithfield, KY

    Built in 1851 by slaves, this inn is said to be haunted either by the original owners or by soldiers who fought in the Battle of Perryville in 1962. Witnesses have reported knocks on doors when there was nobody there, footsteps from empty rooms, cold spots, phantom perfume scents, strange ...


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    Perryville Battlefield

    Perryville, Kentucky

    51.5 miles from Smithfield, KY

    The largest Civil War battle in Kentucky was fought here on October 8, 1862; at least 7,600 were killed or wounded. The corpses of the Confederate soldiers were left to rot on the battlefield, and many suppose this is why the field has so much ghostly activity. Apparitions of soldiers, ...


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    Papa John's Pizza

    Seymour, Indiana

    51.9 miles from Smithfield, KY

    At this Papa John's Pizza location, several witnesses have reported an apparition in a blue uniform and knocking sounds coming from the walls. The knocks seemed to come from the empty store adjacent to Papa John's.


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    Rohs Opera House

    Cynthiana, Kentucky

    52 miles from Smithfield, KY

    The current Rohs Opera House (pronounced ROSS) opened in 1941 with a showing of Down Argentine Way. Ticket price was $.05 for adults. It was originally built in 1871 as Aeolian Hall, a live production theatre located on the second floor. A silent movie projector was eventually added to bring ...


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    Saint Ivos Cemetery

    Lebanon, Kentucky

    52.8 miles from Smithfield, KY

    At St. Ivos Cemetery, witnesses have reported video camera malfunctions and unexplained noises and voices.


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    Whisky's Restaurant

    Lawrenceburg, Indiana

    53.5 miles from Smithfield, KY

    This restaurant began as two private houses that were combined to make a button factory. A former resident, an elderly lady died in the room now called the Malt Room, and her spirit is believed to remain here. A waitress reported feeling a tug on her apron when no one ...


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    Greendale Cemetery

    Greendale, Indiana

    54.7 miles from Smithfield, KY

    White or gray apparitions have been seen, and locals say that passing the graves belonging to the Tebbs family will give you chills and an uneasy feeling of being watched. Cold breezes have been reported here on hot, windless days.


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    Allendale Tunnel

    Elsmere, Kentucky

    54.8 miles from Smithfield, KY

    Legend has it that a man hanged himself years ago in this tunnel, and the hook still protrudes from which he hung his rope. Witnesses say they have seen his apparition hanging here or walking in the tunnel and heard his screams.


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    Narrows Road

    Erlanger, Kentucky

    55.4 miles from Smithfield, KY

    A phantom officer in a '50s police car haunts Narrows Road, locals say, pulling over living drivers late at night. The ghost is said to be the lingering spirit of a cop who was hit and killed by a car here while making a traffic stop in the 1950s. Some ...


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    Hebron Lutheran Cemetery

    Hebron, Kentucky

    55.6 miles from Smithfield, KY

    There has been many sightings here, and I have personally been here multiple times, and have had many experiences. When you approach the crematorium, you can always smell something burning, even if there is no one there. As well, when approaching graves, you can feel a chill and sometimes ...


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