Haunted Places in Kentucky

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    Saint Ivos Cemetery

    Lebanon, Kentucky
    At St. Ivos Cemetery, witnesses have reported video camera malfunctions and unexplained noises and...
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    The Campbell House

    Lexington, Kentucky
    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...
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    Phoenix Hill Tavern

    Louisville, Kentucky
    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...
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    Grapevine Cemetery

    Madisonville, Kentucky
    Grapevine Cemetery reportedly has a statue of an angel that cries blood and a ghost of a young man who committed suicide in after his girlfriend left. Witnesses say if he hears a love song playing from your car, he will...
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    Baker Hollow Road Cemetery

    Marion, Kentucky
    Witnesses say Baker Hollow Road Cemetery disappears and reappears in different locations, so it is hard to find. They also describe overwhelming feelings of grief, music playing, laughter, screams, and the sound of something unseen trying to get into your car. Apparitions of soldiers, a ghost dog,...
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    Stepstone Church - Immaculate Conception Church

    Butler, Kentucky
    Some reports say this church still stands, and others say it has been torn down. But rumor has it that whatever its state, it is haunted by four teen girls who some men hung on a cross in the loft before setting fire to the church. Witnesses have heard girls laughing, crying and flying around in...
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    Rails Restaurant

    La Grange, Kentucky
    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 by some researchers to be 8-year-old Jennie, who died...
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    Red Dog Road

    Harlan, Kentucky
    This road has been haunted by mysterious lights which flicker from tree to tree. If one is quiet at a certain fork in the road you can hear someone or something walking in the woods above the road. A huge shadowed specter has been seen several times standing in the middle of the road. The legend...
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    107-1/2 East Main Cross

    Greenville, Kentucky
    The location is believed to have been a hospital in the 1800's. Currently it is a restaurant with apartments above. Before that it was a law office. Family just moved there and have seen a man on many occasions walking through the apartment. Strange noises, etc. But the sightings have been by...
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    Morrison Masonic Lodge

    Elizabethtown, Kentucky
    The ghosts of Civil War soldiers have been spotted at this Lodge building, and witnesses also have reported unexplained footsteps and knocking and objects that move by themselves. The alarm goes off when no one is in the building, and ghosts have shown up in photos and have been heard in EVPs....
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    Buffalo Trace Distillery

    Frankfort, Kentucky
    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...
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    Belle of Louisville

    Louisville, Kentucky
    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 motion....
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    Perryville Battlefield

    Perryville, Kentucky
    The largest Civil War battle was fought here on October 8, 1962; 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, some on horseback, and...
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    C. C. Cohen Building

    Paducah, Kentucky
    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 over, lights...
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    Mammoth Cave National Park

    Mammoth Cave, Kentucky
    Around 4,000 years ago, it is believed that prehistoric Native Americans mined these cave walls for its minerals and buried their dead inside the cave. In the 1800s, Dr. Frank Gorin (or, some reports say, Dr. John Croghan) established a colony for tuberculosis patients in the cave, believing the...
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    Louisville Palace Theater

    Louisville, Kentucky
    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 seen climbing...
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    Loudoun House

    Lexington, Kentucky
    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 detected the scent of...
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    Henry Clay Estate - Ashland

    Lexington, Kentucky
    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...
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    Harrodsburg Spring - Young Park

    Harrodsburg, Kentucky
    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 to dance with her. At the end...
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    Octagon Hall

    Franklin, Kentucky
    The historic Octagon Hall was completed in 1859, and is rumored to be haunted. In the 1860s it is said that a young girl burned to death in the basement kitchen, and local stories tell that during a 2003 Halloween ghost tour, the fireplace kettle, which hangs from a moveable arm but is too heavy to...
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    Liberty Hall

    Frankfort, Kentucky
    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 were moved; after that, she...
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    Paramount Joe - Paramount Arts Center

    Ashland, Kentucky
    Originally called the Paramount Theatre and opened in 1931, the Paramount Arts Center is said to be haunted by a ghost locals call Paramount Joe. According to Joe's legend, as the theater was being built, four workmen were in the auditorium. Three went to lunch, and when they came back, they found...
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    The Brown Hotel

    Louisville, Kentucky
    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 in the plaster dust on the floor,...
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    Old Talbott Tavern

    Bardstown, Kentucky
    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...
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    Gratz Park Inn

    Lexington, Kentucky
    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 off. The apparition...
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    Maple Hill Manor Bed and Breakfast

    Springfield, Kentucky
    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 lights...
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    Ditto House Inn

    West Point, Kentucky
    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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    Boone Tavern

    Berea, Kentucky
    At this historic guesthouse for Berea College, many strange events have been reported. Some say the site was once part of the Underground Railroad, and the apparition of at an African-American boy has been spotted here; others say this information is inaccurate, and that the hotel was not built...
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    Crowne Plaza Hotel - Campbell House Inn

    Lexington, Kentucky
    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 shot in a third-story...
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    The Seelbach Hilton Louisville

    Louisville, Kentucky
    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...
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    Christopher's Bed and Breakfast

    Bellevue, Kentucky
    This bed-and-breakfast inn was originally built as a 19th-century church. Among the unusual things that happen here: Apparitions have been spotted on the stairs, the piano plays by itself during the night, and disembodied voices and footsteps have also been...
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    Doe Run Inn

    Brandenburg, Kentucky
    At this historic hotel, there is a quirky ghost who has been seen on the stairway and in the dining room. What's quirky about him? He loves to untie unsuspecting guests'...
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    Motel 80

    Emmalena, Kentucky
    Rumor has it that at this site, a man once committed a double murder. It's said that he found his wife together with another man in a hotel room, and shot and killed them both. Witnesses say the spirit of the man who was shot still remains behind, turning the lights on and off and walking audibly...
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    Jailer's Inn Bed and Breakfast

    Bardstown, Kentucky
    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...
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    Benham School House Inn

    Cumberland, Kentucky
    The building that houses the inn was an old high school, and some say the ghostly students return to their old stomping grounds. According to reports, the inn still houses the student lockers and class photos in the hallways, and in these hallways witnesses have heard unexplained runnning...
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    White Hall

    Richmond, Kentucky
    Cassius Clay's historic home, built in 1798 by his father, is said to be haunted by Clay himself, his wife, and his son. Witnesses to the hauntings have described moving candle lights, footsteps and other unexplained sounds and even smells, and violin and piano music. Apparitions of the three...
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    Waverly Hills Sanatorium

    Louisville, Kentucky
    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...
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    Free Union Separate Baptist Church

    Columbia, Kentucky
    The cemetery is reportedly haunted by the ghost of a man holding an infant. People claim the ghosts are waiting for the man's wife to die so that they can be reunited as a family....
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    Bobby Mackey's Music World

    Newport, Kentucky
    This night club is sometimes called "the most haunted night club in America." The building was once a slaughterhouse, but it has an even darker link. Alleged Satan worshippers Scott Jackson and Alonzo Walling were said to have killed Pearl Bryan in 1897; her headless body was found near the...
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    X Cave - Carter Caves State Resort Park

    Olive Hill, Kentucky
    Cave X is called this because it has 4 entrances that meet in the center, like an X. This cave is said to be haunted by two Cherokee lovers. It is said that warrior Huraken found this cave and its hidden vein of silver, but kept it a secret so that he could use it to make gifts for the chief's...
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    Old Louisville

    Louisville, Kentucky
    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...