Most Haunted Places in Kansas

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    EHP Rating: 92.0

    Haskell Indian Nations University

    Lawrence, Kansas
    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...
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    EHP Rating: 90.0

    Wolf House Museum

    Manhattan, Kansas
    Apparitions of men with canes in top hats have been reported here, as well as phantom conversations and dishes being violently thrown against the wall. Legend has it that the museum building was once a brothel, and one of its workers was murdered there... and fast-forward to several years later:...
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    EHP Rating: 88.9

    Fort Riley

    Milford, Kansas
    At this 1850s Civil War fort, visitors may see more than war relics. According to local legend, an apparition of a woman in chains can be seen walking across the fields, and a group of spectral riders appear on the Cavalry Parade Field. One dismounts, and the rest ride away. Sonce they stop near...
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    EHP Rating: 88.9

    New Century Air Center

    Johnson County, Kansas
    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 of strange things...
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    EHP Rating: 86.7

    Kansas State University - East Stadium - Purple Masque Theatre

    Manhattan, Kansas
    The Stadium was dedicated in the early '20s in remembrance of students and graduates who died in WWI. The East Stadium was the college's athletic center until the 1950s, when a new athletic center was built. After this, the Purple Masque Theatre occupied Rooms 109 and 121 on the first floor of the...
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    EHP Rating: 86.7

    The Eldridge Hotel

    Lawrence, Kansas
    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 realm....
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    EHP Rating: 85.7

    Brown Mansion

    Coffeyville, Kansas
    Completed in 1904, the grand Brown Mansion is said to be haunted. Although the staff complain to have no evidence of the haunting, local tales tell that when the building spent several years vacant, with the power turned off, glowing green lights could be seen coming from the mansion...
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    EHP Rating: 85.7

    Kansas Aviation Museum

    Wichita, Kansas
    Employees at the museum say they have heard slamming doors, old-fashioned music, and happily chatting voices, and they even have seen the apparition of a man in a 1940s hat. Among the 40 old planes here is said to be least one haunted one: A yellow crop duster is said to be haunted by a pilot who...
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    EHP Rating: 85.2

    Kansas State Capitol

    Topeka, Kansas
    The early-1900s Capitol building, also known as the People's House, is said to be haunted by a worker who died on the job. Local legend has it that, since town recods show the man was never paid his last check, as he had no surviving family, the ghost still works at his job. He has been heard...
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    EHP Rating: 84.6

    Hotel Josephine

    Holton, Kansas
    The hotel was built in 1889, and guests have reported apparitions, strange noises, and disembodied footsteps. (Submitted by Callum...
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    EHP Rating: 83.3

    Midland Railroad Hotel

    Wilson, Kansas
    Built at the turn of the twentieth century, this historic hotel was the site of an inferno in 1902 that gutted the building, and it has been established that several guests perished in the blaze that took place. Guests staying on the third floor have reportedly smelt smoke and seen strange fires...
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    EHP Rating: 83.3

    Drury Plaza Hotel Broadview

    Wichita, Kansas
    Some strange occurrences reported in this hotel include lights that flicker only in the guest rooms (not the hallways), and violently shaking doors. Also, the furniture is rearranged within seconds of a person leaving a...
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    EHP Rating: 83.3

    Hutchinson Municipal Court

    Hutchinson, Kansas
    At this city courthouse, the fifth floor is said to be haunted by the spirit of a woman. Her apparition in white has been spotted, and she is blamed for slamming doors and files that appear to have been moved or tampered...
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    EHP Rating: 82.4

    Achenbach Memorial Hospital

    Hardtner, Kansas
    Reported occurrences that seem to speak for the hospital being haunted are many, including 1) The first-floor men's room is said to always be 15-20 degrees colder than the rest of the building; 2) Witnesses describe a feeling of being watched by something unseen; 3) Bloody footprints can be seen on...
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    EHP Rating: 81.8

    Sauer Castle

    Kansas City, Kansas
    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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    EHP Rating: 81.8

    Fox Theater

    Hutchinson, Kansas
    Doors slam late at night, theater seats lift and lower as if someone unseen is using them, and in 2001, the glass from a fire extinguisher panel broke by itself when no one was around....
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    EHP Rating: 80.0

    Ellis Railroad Museum

    Ellis, Kansas
    The jail cell in this railroad museum is believed to be haunted, although it is currently used only for storage. The ghost was a prisoner who drowned in the 1958 flood, unable to escape the rising water. Unexplained noises and an eerie figure that flits past the windows are signs that the ghost is...
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    EHP Rating: 78.6

    Leatherock Hotel and Museum

    Cherryvale, Kansas
    The museum section of this old hotel was formerly used as living quarters for the hotel owner and his family, and staff have reported paranormal activity in this section of the building. Sightings include a ghostly dog and cat wandering the museum after closing hours, a dark menacing shadowy...
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    EHP Rating: 78.6

    University of Kansas - Sigma Nu Fraternity

    Lawrence, Kansas
    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...
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    EHP Rating: 78.3

    Belle Vista Cemetery

    El Dorado, Kansas
    Ghost tourists who stop around the grave of Clara Wiley, a woman who was murdered in the 1900s, find that their cameras seem to malfunction. The cemetery also is said to be haunted by a ghost called Two Moons, whose bones were said to have been dug up during the construction of a...
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    EHP Rating: 78.3

    Oak Hill Cemetery - Witch's Grave

    Galena, Kansas
    Legend has it that there is a grave of a witch toward the back of this cemetery, and some claim that apparitions, voices, and strange sounds will come from the area, especially around the hour of 3:33...
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    EHP Rating: 77.8

    Rivendell Book Store

    Abilene, Kansas
    Bookstore owners have reported shadowy figures, the unexplained sound of jingle bells at Christmastime, and books that seemed to be pushed off of shelves by unseen hands. It is reported that, appropriately, one of the books that fell off the shelves was called "Living with...
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    EHP Rating: 77.8

    Santa Fe Depot Diner

    Leavenworth, Kansas
    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...
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    EHP Rating: 77.8

    Alma Cemetery

    Alma, Kansas
    Visitors here may see orbs and mists, some which have occurred in photographs. The Devils Chair is also a thing of legend. Folks say those who sit in it will be cursed by the ghost of an evil farmer who refused to sell his land to a city for the...
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    EHP Rating: 77.8

    Old Saint Mary Hospital

    Manhattan, Kansas
    Old Saint Mary Hospital was built in 1907, which is no longer a hospital, is said to be haunted by two spirits from its hospital days. One is a night nurse who fell to her death down an elevator shaft, seen carrying a tray and a candle on the first floor, and an elderly patient named George who...
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    EHP Rating: 77.8

    Strawberry Hill Museum

    Kansas City, Kansas
    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 by many entities, locals say. A...
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    EHP Rating: 77.8

    Wilbur's Grocery Store

    Potwin, Kansas
    This historic building is now a grocery store, but was a former orphanage and home for wayward women. People working here have reported objects moving around by themselves, feeling cold spots and smelling coffees when no one is around. (Submitted by Callum...
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    EHP Rating: 77.4

    The Devil's Washboard - Donmyer Road

    Gypsum, Kansas
    The Devil's Washboard, a group of three steep hills along Donmyer Road, has a harrowing history. Reports say that in the 1950s, seven local teens were racing in a car when they slammed into the bank, killing some or all of them. The wrecked car was placed upon posts at the site to remind other...
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    EHP Rating: 76.5

    The Sallie House

    Atchison, Kansas
    The Sallie House is an unassuming, painted-brick house built around 1870, but is known for being extremely haunted. Sallie, the imaginary friend of a former tenant's daughter, is believed to be one of its ghosts. Some of the strange things experienced here include pictures turned upside down on the...
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    EHP Rating: 75.0

    Safari Mark's Bar and Bistro

    Sedan, Kansas
    Dating back to 1904, the historic 'Bradford Hotel' is now a bar and bistro called 'Safari Mark's'. The place is said to be haunted by the ghost of Andrew Eaton (otherwise known as Indian Slim), a local character who had a reputation as a gambler and a champion horse rider. Since his death in the...
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    EHP Rating: 75.0

    Round Mound Cemetery

    Cummings, Kansas
    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...
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    EHP Rating: 75.0

    Fort Hays

    Ellis, Kansas
    Originally called Fort Fletcher, Fort Hays was a U.S. Army post active 1865-1889, used during the American Indian Wars. In 1929 it opened as a historical park. The ghost said to haunt the premises is known as the Blue Light Lady. According to her legend, she was Elizabeth Polly, who died of cholera...
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    EHP Rating: 75.0

    Elmwood Cemetery

    Coffeyville, Kansas
    Elmwood Cemetery contains the graves of the Dalton Gang bank robbers and the town's defenders from the gun battle of October 5, 1892. Witnesses describe odd noises, shadows that chase them, and uneasy...
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    EHP Rating: 75.0

    Atchison Daily Globe

    Atchison, Kansas
    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...
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    EHP Rating: 75.0

    Merchant's Pub and Plate

    Lawrence, Kansas
    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...
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    EHP Rating: 73.3

    Fort Scott

    Fort Scott, Kansas
    Fort Scott, originally Camp Scott in honor of General Winfield Scott, was established in 1842. It is restored as a historic site, and is rumored to be haunted. Ghostly soldiers and officers are seen on the lawn, around the courtyard, in the cell blocks and in the stables. They have been known to...
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    EHP Rating: 73.3

    Hutchinson Public Library

    Hutchinson, Kansas
    Ida Day Holzapfel, according to local lore, is the ghost who haunts the library. The former librarian, who began working here in 1915, may never have left. She is said to reside in the basement, watching over her beloved library. She left in 1954 to become a catalog librarian for California...
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    EHP Rating: 73.0

    Stull Cemetery

    Lecompton, Kansas
    Rumored to be a gateway to hell, Stull Cemetery is said to be a very actively haunted place. Next to an abandoned church, the cemetery is the subject of many legends, some over 100 years old. Satan himself is rumored to hold court here twice a year. Devil worship and witchcraft are mentioned along...
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    EHP Rating: 72.7

    Tuck U Inn At Glick Mansion

    Atchison, Kansas
    At this historic inn, over a century old, a ghost is known to make noises, including footsteps, at night, and open and close the...
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    EHP Rating: 71.4

    The Cottage House Bed and Breakfast

    Council Grove, Kansas
    This historic hotel dates back to the mid-nineteenth century, and was formerly a boarding house and apartment block prior to its restoration and conversion to a bed and breakfast inn. Rumour has it that the building houses some ghostly tenants that never left, but reports are very generalised and...
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    EHP Rating: 71.4

    Brown Grand Theatre

    Concordia, Kansas
    At this theater and opera house you may see more than just a show. Locals say a ghost haunts this theater, and is especially active during the opening...
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    EHP Rating: 71.4

    Old Abilene Town

    Abilene, Kansas
    This recreation of "Old Town Abilene" features mock gunfights, shopping at the "General Store," and if some people are to be believed, ghosts! In fact, the "Ghost Tours of Kansas" company listed Old Abilene Town as the most haunted spot in the state in 2012. We don't have much in the way of...
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    EHP Rating: 71.4

    Moon Lake

    Fort Riley, Kansas
    Near Moon Lake is reportedly a Chief's Circle. Witnesses describe what look like fireflies in sets of two that stay close to the ground, whoops and howls. The lights are rumored to be the eyes of braves' spirits protecting the...
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    EHP Rating: 71.4

    Holton House Bed and Breakfast

    Holton, Kansas
    The manor house was previously a funeral parlour before being refurbished to a bed and breakfast, and guests have reported ghostly activity such as voices coming out of the dining room when there is no one around. Guests have also reported seeing shadowy apparitions in their rooms at...
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    EHP Rating: 70.6

    Lorenz Schlichter Memorial Cemetery - Child's Play Cemetery

    Le Roy, Kansas
    Legend has it that if you drive your clean car to this cemetery and sit for about 5 minutes (during which you may hear a loud thud on the vehicle), and then drive away, you will find a large handprint on your back window and several child-size handprints all over the...
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    EHP Rating: 70.6

    Wildmead Cemetery

    Nickerson, Kansas
    Legend has it that this cemetery has a guardian, one who may appear as a woman, a light, or even a demon. Those who visit the cemetery because they have family buried there will be protected by the guardian. But those who come only to cause trouble?...
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    EHP Rating: 66.7

    Reno County Museum

    Hutchinson, Kansas
    The buildings that make up the Reno County Museum are both over 100 years old. There were several deaths recorded in the Rosemont apartment building,one of the buildings that became the Reno County Museum. Former staff and visitors have reported hearing strange noises and seeing the apparition...
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    EHP Rating: 66.7

    Jayhawk Tower

    Topeka, Kansas
    The Jayhawk Tower was originally the "Hotel Jayhawk," built in the 1930s. It has since become a popular stop along local ghost hunting tours. The ghost stories are so well known that the Jayhawk Tower even hosted the performance of a play dedicated to claims of paranormal activity experienced...
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    EHP Rating: 66.7

    Rocky Ford Bridge - Bird Bridge

    Emporia, Kansas
    Legend has it that a preacher and his mistress drugged his wife and killed her by pushing her car over the side of the bridge. Now, they say, her screams can be heard and her ghost walks to shore from the water. A film is reported to have been made about the incident, called "Murder...
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    EHP Rating: 66.7

    Weaver Hotel

    Waterville, Kansas
    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 of unrequited...
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    EHP Rating: 66.7

    Doctor W.B. Jones House

    Florence, Kansas
    This historic abandoned house was built in 1879, and was formerly the residence of a doctor and his family. People have reportedly seen the apparition of the doctor staring down at them from the upper floor of the house. (Submitted by Callum...
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    EHP Rating: 63.6

    The Columbian Theatre

    Wamego, Kansas
    A great many weird things have been reported in the Columbian Theater: Props seem to move when no one was there to move them, lights turn on and off by themselves, and folks have reported hearing moans, groans, and the sound of someone unseen climbing stairs. A fire alarm once activated for no...
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    EHP Rating: 63.6

    Beaumont Hotel

    Beaumont, Kansas
    Allegedly haunted by a cowboy called Zeke who was shot and killed by the innkeeper in its stagecoach heyday. People claim to see the apparition of a cowboy, hear the jangle of spurs and also claim that objects move on their...
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    EHP Rating: 62.5

    Central Plains Novelty Store

    Wichita, Kansas
    This original historic building is over one hundred years old, and the staff here have reported many instances of paranormal activity. Staff and customers have reported smelling perfume when there is no one around and hearing disembodied footsteps on the upper floor. Strange lights and figures in...
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    EHP Rating: 61.5

    Stonewall Inn

    Lenexa, Kansas
    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...
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    EHP Rating: 60.0

    Kansas Army Ammunition Plant

    Parsons, Kansas
    Rumor has it that the Kansas Army Ammunition Plant is haunted by a victim of an explosion in the late 1980s. When the plant was reopened for the Persian Gulf War in the 1990s, workers suffered from nightmares and visions and heard the phantom sound of bicycle bells once used as transportation by...
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    EHP Rating: 60.0

    Hollenberg Pony Express Station

    Hanover, Kansas
    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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    EHP Rating: 60.0

    Coon Creek Bridge

    Barnes, Kansas
    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...
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    EHP Rating: 57.1

    Lawrence Community Theatre Building

    Lawrence, Kansas
    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....
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    EHP Rating: 57.1

    Elcado Cemetery

    Peru, Kansas
    A reported misty white figure that flits through the trees as well as unexplained voices, laughter, and chain-rattling make this an eerie spot, and a hangout for town...
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    EHP Rating: 50.0

    Kansas State University

    Manhattan, Kansas
    Kansas State University's Pi Kappa Phi fraternity house is rumored to be haunted by a former fraternity brother named Duncan, who died from a hazing accident. And the Gamma Phi Beta Sorority House is said to be haunted by a former house mother who was murdered by the house cook. Legend has it that...
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    EHP Rating: 50.0

    Ottawa Municipal Auditorium

    Ottawa, Kansas
    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,...
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    EHP Rating: 50.0

    Dale Apartments

    Coffeyville, Kansas
    People who live in this historic apartment complex have heard screams and moans when there is no one around, as well as seeing a shadowy apparition that slams doors. (Submitted by Callum...
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    EHP Rating: 43.8

    Moose Lodge #555

    Topeka, Kansas
    The three ghosts believed to haunt the Moose Lodge are a policeman who was shot to death by a burglar on the roof and two women. A member of the cleaning staff reported a trash bag that flew across the...
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    EHP Rating: 42.9

    Flower Pot Mountain

    Medicine Lodge, Kansas
    There are many different tellings of the legend of Flower Pot Mountain, so the story will differ depending on whom you speak to. However, some versions involve a ghost with a hidden diary, a gnarled tree, and a Native American massacre of pioneer settlers who once thought the Indians to be...
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    EHP Rating: 36.8

    Blind Tiger Brewery

    Topeka, Kansas
    The brewery and restaurant is believed to be haunted by the ghost of a woman named Helen. Strange noises have been heard in the building by staff, and people have observed strange lights moving around the brewery after it has closed down for the night. (Submitted by Callum...