Haunted Places in Smithville, Arkansas



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    Hickory Valley Methodist Church

    Cave City, Arkansas

    18.5 miles from Smithville, AR

    The church is a small, wooden building located near the cemetery across the road. If you approach the church at night, you can hear people singing hymns, but there is no one around. Sometimes the apparitions of young children can also be seen at the Hickory Valley Methodist Church. (Submitted by ...


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    Old Hardy Hotel

    Hardy, Arkansas

    19 miles from Smithville, AR

    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

    20.8 miles from Smithville, AR

    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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    Witches Hollow - Cave City

    Batesville, Arkansas

    26.5 miles from Smithville, AR

    Named because folks said a witch once practiced her magic here, Witches Hollow is said to be haunted by the deceased witch who once murdered her husband. She has been seen walking along the dirt road off Sandtown Road. Some reports say that to get there, one must go past ...


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    Bono Bridge

    Bono, Arkansas

    32.1 miles from Smithville, AR

    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

    37.1 miles from Smithville, AR

    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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    Forum Theatre

    Jonesboro, Arkansas

    37.4 miles from Smithville, AR

    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

    37.5 miles from Smithville, AR

    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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    Primrose Lane

    Paragould, Arkansas

    43.4 miles from Smithville, AR

    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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    Arkansas Methodist Medical Center

    Paragould, Arkansas

    45 miles from Smithville, AR

    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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    Collins Theatre

    Paragould, Arkansas

    45.6 miles from Smithville, AR

    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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    Collins Theatre

    Paragould, Arkansas

    45.6 miles from Smithville, AR

    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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    Hurt Grocer Building

    Paragould, Arkansas

    45.7 miles from Smithville, AR

    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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    Oak Ridge Cemetery

    Doniphan, Missouri

    46.6 miles from Smithville, AR

    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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    Fredonia Cemetery

    Mountain View, Arkansas

    50.5 miles from Smithville, AR

    Witnesses say a ghostly wind blows the flags on the graves, even when there is not a single breeze in the air. Unexplained noises and voices are heard here, and some visitors say they experience a feeling of dread.


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    Pangburn Hardware

    Pangburn, Arkansas

    54.3 miles from Smithville, AR

    You can hear noises and shuffling in the attic. It is a very old building and has been around for over a century. (Submitted by Kate M)


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    Avenue Theatre

    West Plains, Missouri

    54.3 miles from Smithville, AR

    The 1950s Art Deco Avenue Theatre is home to some strange activity. A baby's voice can be heard crying in the upper seating areas, flickering lights have been seen when it is dark, and props are moved or hidden by unseen hands.


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    Shady Grove Cemetery

    Bald Knob, Arkansas

    55 miles from Smithville, AR

    One report says that crickets and grasshoppers refuse to set foot in the Shady Grove Cemetery, and ghost children will put their handprints on cars if you flash your headlights three times.


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    Shady Grove Cemetery

    Bald Knob, Arkansas

    55 miles from Smithville, AR

    One report says that crickets and grasshoppers refuse to set foot in the Shady Grove Cemetery, and ghost children will put their handprints on cars if you flash your headlights three times.


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    Monette Cemetery

    Monette, Arkansas

    55 miles from Smithville, AR

    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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    Evergreen Cemetery

    Judsonia, Arkansas

    58.6 miles from Smithville, AR

    It is said that those who go to the cemetery at night and stand underneath the large statue of an angel will find that she is looking right at them, and her eyes may light up red.


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    Cotter Bridge

    Cotter, Arkansas

    70.2 miles from Smithville, AR

    Witnesses have experienced a number of spooky things at the bridge: The ghost of a woman being chased by hounds, apparitions of children playing on the tracks below the bridge, disembodied footsteps/footprints, and the sound of a phantom baby crying.


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    St. Francis County Museum - Rush-Gates House

    Forrest City, Arkansas

    79.6 miles from Smithville, AR

    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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    Springfield - Des Arc Bridge

    Smithville, Arkansas

    88.7 miles from Smithville, AR

    At the Springfield Bridge or Des Arc Bridge, an iron bowstring truss bridge over Cadron Creek, witnesses say they have heard a ghostly baby crying, a girl screaming, and other strange noises.


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    Pickthorne Lake

    Jacksonville, Arkansas

    91.1 miles from Smithville, AR

    Locals claim the ghost of a man with a lantern haunts the lakeside.


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    National Ornamental Metal Museum

    Memphis, Tennessee

    95.6 miles from Smithville, AR

    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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    Orpheum Theatre

    Memphis, Tennessee

    95.6 miles from Smithville, AR

    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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    Earnestine and Hazel's Bar

    Memphis, Tennessee

    95.8 miles from Smithville, AR

    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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    Monroe County Courthouse

    Clarendon, Arkansas

    95.9 miles from Smithville, AR

    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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    Woodruff-Fontaine House

    Memphis, Tennessee

    96.1 miles from Smithville, AR

    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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    The Inn At Hunt-Phelan

    Memphis, Tennessee

    96.2 miles from Smithville, AR

    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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    Blackwell Manor

    Bartlett, Tennessee

    100.5 miles from Smithville, AR

    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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    Wolf Bayou Bridge - Mama Lou's Bridge

    North Little Rock, Arkansas

    104.3 miles from Smithville, AR

    The bridge was replaced in 2005, but it was the old one from which local legends arose. Folks say that a woman and her newborn died here when she drove off the bridge. Rumor has it that those who go there at night and shout "Mama Lou, I've got your ...


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    Old Bigelow Gym

    Bigelow, Arkansas

    105.4 miles from Smithville, AR

    Down the road from the Bigelow High School, there is an old recreational gym there. If you go into the attic of the old gym, you can here the screams of a young boy who died there a long time ago. There is also the sound of a piano being ...


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    Baker House Bed and Breakfast

    North Little Rock, Arkansas

    106.3 miles from Smithville, AR

    Built some time between 1916 and 1917, this historic bed and breakfast is haunted by several ghosts associated with the building's past. Cold spots, doors opening and closing and the sound of ghostly children playing are just some of the phenomena reported here, along with a woman in white ...


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    Old State House

    Little Rock, Arkansas

    106.9 miles from Smithville, AR

    Although the museum denies the existence of a ghost here, rumor has it that it is haunted by the spirit of former Speaker of the House John Wilson. His ghost has been seen here by many, wearing a period frock-coat. Others have reported cold spots or the feeling of a ...


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    Capital Hotel

    Little Rock, Arkansas

    107 miles from Smithville, AR

    The ghost of a labourer may haunt the building, as well as the apparition of a young woman who fell to her death. She often appears in guests rooms, or moves around luggage. Wails and screaming have also been reported in various parts of the building. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Old Arsenal Building

    Little Rock, Arkansas

    107.4 miles from Smithville, AR

    Reported sightings of ghosts on the staircase and in the basement of this historic building. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Vino's Brewpub

    Little Rock, Arkansas

    107.6 miles from Smithville, AR

    Vino's Pizza and Brew Pub is an eatery rumored to be haunted by an unknown entity. Witnesses have heard strange voices and other noises and felt cold spots; chairs that were stacked at night have been unstacked when the employees returned the next morning.


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    Mount Holly Cemetery

    Little Rock, Arkansas

    107.8 miles from Smithville, AR

    The spirits of Confederate soldiers and native American Indians have been reported in the cemetery at night. Tombstones often move around the graveyard by themselves, and the ghostly noise of a flute playing has been heard in the early hours of morning. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Cathedral Park Apartments

    Little Rock, Arkansas

    107.9 miles from Smithville, AR

    Originally built as a cathedal and now an apartment complex, the Cathedral Park Apartments are rumored to be haunted. Witnesses have reported seeing a column of smoke that appeared out of nowhere.


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    The Empress of Little Rock Bed and Breakfast

    Little Rock, Arkansas

    108.3 miles from Smithville, AR

    The ghost of a well-dressed man with a homburg hat has been seen on the stairs and in other rooms of the historic home. The ghost of a large woman, dressed in pink, who stands outside guests rooms. The apparition of an old sea captain has been seen in other ...


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