Most Haunted Places in Missouri

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    EMF Rating: 95.7

    Lemp Mansion

    St. Louis, Missouri
    Reports say that at this bed-and-breakfast you may experience cold spots, electrical oddities, vibrations from the floors, feelings of sorrow, tapping on your shoulders, a pervasive feeling of being watched, a piano that plays a single note during the night... and if that weren't enough, you may...
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    EMF Rating: 88.9

    Hotel Bothwell

    Sedalia, Missouri
    The third floor of this 1927 jazz-era hotel is hopping with the spirit set! Besides seeing numerous ghosts, guests have reported unexplained voices and personal objects that mysteriously go missing in the...
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    EMF Rating: 87.5

    Peace Church Cemetery

    Joplin, Missouri
    This cemetery dates back to the mid 19th century, but has been more or less abandoned for the past three decades. Its most famous "inhabitant" is probably Billy Cook, who killed six people during a 22-day criminal rampage between Missouri and California in the early 1950s. He was buried here in...
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    EMF Rating: 85.7

    Epperson House

    Kansas City, Missouri
    This house, built around 1920, is now part of the University of Missouri–Kansas City. It is believed to be haunted and has been featured as on of the Top 5 U.S. haunted houses on TV's Unsolved Mysteries. The ghost in residence is Harriet Evelyn Barse, adopted daughter of original owner Uriah...
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    EMF Rating: 85.7

    1859 Jail and Marshal's Museum

    Independence, Missouri
    The 1859 Jail and Marshal's Museum is said to be visited by spirits, including Henry Bugler, a former Jackson County sheriff, who was killed at the jail in 1866 and has been seen in the center south cell in a blue suit. Jesse James' brother Frank was imprisoned here for almost six months. Witnesses...
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    EMF Rating: 83.3

    Abandoned Public Pool

    St. Louis, Missouri
    This old public pool was abandoned many years ago, left for the teens to graffiti inside. But the teens regularly report strange experiences there. They claim they hear water splashing and footsteps inside. Some accounts have said they have felt ghosts touching them. One account said that they...
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    EMF Rating: 80.0

    Lula Belle's

    Hannibal, Missouri
    This one-time bordello opened in 1917, and is now a bed-and-breakfast and restaurant. The haunts here are known to move or throw things in the kitchen, or twist utensils into pretzels. They show themselves as orbs, shadows or mirror reflections, and can be heard as footsteps or disembodied voices....
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    EMF Rating: 80.0

    Morse Mill Hotel

    Dittmer, Missouri
    Built in 1816 as a farmhouse, the hotel had its heyday in the 1920s and '30s. Clara Bow, Charles Lindbergh, Jesse James and Al Capone are among the famous guests who stayed here, as well as serial killer Bertha Gifford, who killed many victims by poisoning with arsenic. Witnesses have reported...
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    EMF Rating: 80.0

    Grand Avenue Bed and Breakfast

    Carthage, Missouri
    The ghost in residence at this early-20th-century house is said to be a male whose cigarette smoke smell fills the dining room and parlor when he is around. The spirit is thought to be that of Albert Carmean, a former owner in its early...
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    EMF Rating: 76.9

    Ramada Inn - Holiday Inn Six Flags

    Pacific, Missouri
    This former Ramada Inn, now Holiday Inn, is said to be haunted by the ghost of a little girl named Aggie who used to live in the building. According to the tales told in these parts, Aggie fell to her death from a window of the barn, which was located where the banquet halls and front desk now...
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    EMF Rating: 76.9

    Parlor Bed and Breakfast

    Ironton, Missouri
    This beautiful turreted 1908 house, in the 1960s briefly a funeral home and now an inn, is said to be home to many spirits. They ring the doorbells at all hours, turn clocks and radios on and off, and activate other electrical objects. They may speak to you or touch your face, or materialize as a...
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    EMF Rating: 75.0

    Avilla, Missouri

    Reeds, Missouri
    Shadow Folk are known to haunt the old abandoned part of this historic village along Route 66. The shadowy people can be seen walking along the street and going about daily business, usually from the corner of your eye. The Avilla Death Tree is haunted by Civil War-era bushwhacker Rotten Johnny...
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    EMF Rating: 75.0

    Drury Inn and Suites Creve Coeur

    Creve Coeur, Missouri
    On the fifth floor is where the eerie things happen at this inn. Witnesses have seen apparitions who walk down the hall but disappear when you get close to them. They have also reported hearing the sounds of footsteps, voices, and an elevator ding, and feeling a presence when no one is...
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    EMF Rating: 75.0

    Caledonia Wine Cottage

    Caledonia, Missouri
    Since the place was renovated in 2006, many paranormal experiences have been reported. Folks have heard a friendly elderly voice saying hello, and there have been many reports of toddler-aged children waving at someone the adults can't see or playing with another child named Erica that doesn't seem...
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    EMF Rating: 75.0

    Glore Psychiatric Museum

    St. Joseph, Missouri
    The Glore Psychiatric Museum is rumored to be haunted by long-dead patients who are still hoping that their mental illness can be cured. Apparitions seen here include a sharply dressed man and an elderly man, and in the basement, the motion detector is often set off when no one is down there....
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    EMF Rating: 75.0

    Kemper Arena

    Kansas City, Missouri
    According to local lore, it is the ghost of former WWE wrestler Owen Hart who haunts this arena. In 1999 he died when he fell from the arena's ceiling while attempting to descend as his superhero image The Blue Blazer. Folks say Hart's ghost has been seen wearing his blue blazer, sitting at the top...
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    EMF Rating: 75.0

    Fort Belle Fontaine

    St. Louis, Missouri
    The historic Fort Belle Fontaine, famously visited by explorers Lewis and Clark, is said to be home to a presence that appears as dark-red smoke or a red light on the...
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    EMF Rating: 73.3

    Pythian Castle

    Springfield, Missouri
    The haunted castle was originally a senior citizens' home and orphanage built by the Knights of Pythias in 1913. It's said to be haunted and has been featured on TV shows. Ghost tours and other events are offered at the castle, now privately...
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    EMF Rating: 71.4

    Union Station

    Kansas City, Missouri
    Union Station's busiest time was during World War II, when 300 passengers came through per day. Its ghosts are believed to have come from this time. Suggs Mailer is the most well-known spirit here, a man whose job it was to transfer mail from underground trains to the post office by way of a...
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    EMF Rating: 71.4

    Jefferson Barracks

    St. Louis, Missouri
    Jefferson Barracks includes 41 historic military buildings and is rumored to be haunted by many ghosts. Building 1, built in 1900, is haunted by an older Confederate Civil War general, seen at the post commander's office, as well as a shadowy ghost of a man who sits at a desk on the second floor....
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    EMF Rating: 71.4

    Rivercene Mansion

    New Franklin, Missouri
    Built originally by a riverboat captain named Joseph Kinney in 1869, this inn is said to be haunted by a member of the Kinney family named Noble, whose ghost has been encountered by many. At age 26, Noble was killed when after falling down the grand...
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    EMF Rating: 71.4

    Vaile Mansion

    Independence, Missouri
    People believe that the former mistress of the home still occupies it. People claim to see Mrs. Vaile looking through the window and have seen her about the property. In addition, people believe that there is left over residual hauntings and negative energy from the mansion's days as an asylum. ...
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    EMF Rating: 66.7

    Lindenwood University

    St. Charles, Missouri
    The Lindenwood Auditorium ghost, a former teacher who never got to see her play, is not the only one on campus. Also haunted, according to reports, are the Sibley Chapel, where an organ has played by itself, and Cobbs Hall, where an apparition of a woman in a white dress was...
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    EMF Rating: 66.7

    Hotel Savoy

    Kansas City, Missouri
    It is said that Betsy Ward, who lived here in the late 1800s, died in room 505 of this hotel, although how she died is uncertain. One story says she committed suicide in the bathtub; another that there was foul play. Both guests and staff have heard unexplained voices, seen shadows, and heard doors...
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    EMF Rating: 66.7

    Kendrick Place

    Carthage, Missouri
    Kendrick Place, or Kendrick House, was built in 1849 and is said to be haunted, perhaps by a slave woman who was hanged from a nearby tree dring the Civil...
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    EMF Rating: 66.7

    The Lehmann House

    St. Louis, Missouri
    This 1960s building, now a bed-and-breakfast, is said to be haunted by original owner Mr. Edward Rowse, who passed away in the dining room. Folks have reported shadowy figures, unexplained voices, and banging sounds....
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    EMF Rating: 66.7

    Jacques Guibourd Historic House - Guibourd Valle House

    Ste. Genevieve, Missouri
    Jacques Guibourd Historic House, aka Guibourd Valle House, is a 1784 Creole house museum and is rumored to be haunted. Witnesses have seen apparitions, heard footsteps in the servant's quarters, and have been awakened by banging, breaking glass, furniture being thrown and other sounds. The...
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    EMF Rating: 66.7

    Avenue Theatre

    West Plains, Missouri
    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...
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    EMF Rating: 60.0

    Elms Hotel

    Excelsior Springs, Missouri
    This 1912 hotel is noteworthy for many reasons. Harry S. Truman spent election night here in 1948. It was also once a training camp for boxer Jack Dempsey, and a summer camp for the 1948 New York Giants. But the hotel is also noted for its haunts, which provide a pervasive eerie feeling for some...
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    EMF Rating: 60.0

    Arcadia Academy

    Arcadia, Missouri
    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 haunt the place, and in fact...
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    EMF Rating: 60.0

    Arcadia Academy

    Arcadia, Missouri
    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 haunt the place, and in fact...
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    EMF Rating: 60.0

    Bass Country Inn - Campus Inn

    Springfield, Missouri
    Formerly the Bass Country Inn and before that, Howard Johnsons, the Campus Inn is home to a ghost called Carl. His apparition has been seen in the hallways and in the kitchen. Objects also are said to fall off the shelves when no one is there. A female spirit is said to haunt the place as...
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    EMF Rating: 60.0

    The Shepherd of the Hills

    Branson, Missouri
    The Shepherd of the Hills is an outdoor theater venue rumored to be haunted by the ghost of a Confederate soldier. Witnesses have seen him running from the actors during night performances of a show about the Bald Knobbers, a group of 1880s Missouri...
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    EMF Rating: 60.0

    Longview Mansion

    Lee's Summit, Missouri
    Longview Mansion, built in 1914 by millionaire lumberman Robert A. Long, is said to be haunted by Long's daughter, Loula Long-Combs, a renowned horsewoman. Her apparition has been seen and heard riding horseback on the property, and her bed is sometimes in disarray in the morning as if she had...
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    EMF Rating: 60.0

    Little Hills Winery and Restaurant

    St. Charles, Missouri
    Little Hills Winery and Restaurant is said to be haunted by two ghosts, a man and a woman, who speak French. It is believed that they lived on the site around 1900. Witnesses say boxes and other objects in the storage area are found in disarray in the morning, as if someone had had a rowdy fight...
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    EMF Rating: 60.0

    Garth Woodside Mansion

    Hannibal, Missouri
    This inn, built originally in 1871, is known for its connection with renowned author Mark Twain. Personal friends of the owners, the author would send them his books and stay there when he was in town. Folks believe his ghost still visits the place, especially the room that was named after him....
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    EMF Rating: 60.0

    Prosperity School Bed and Breakfast

    Joplin, Missouri
    A school in its olden days, this building stood empty for three decades before it was renovated into an inn. During the time it was empty, it became known as a hot spot for haunts. TV's Ghost Hunters has caught an image of ghost children running down a hall; shadow figures and a ghost nurse have...
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    EMF Rating: 50.0

    Missouri State Penitentiary

    Jefferson City, Missouri
    Missouri State Penitentiary, explored by TV's Ghost Hunters and over 100 other paranormal investigators, is rumored to be extremely rich with paranormal activity. Witnesses have reported apparitions and unexplained noises, perhaps a result of some leftover spirits from the now-decommissioned...
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    EMF Rating: 50.0

    Belvoir Winery

    Liberty, Missouri
    Many spirits are said to reside in the winery buildings, including orphan children and a mischievous man. Ghost investigations have turned up unexplained voices and communication using dowsing rods....
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    EMF Rating: 50.0

    Jack's Gourmet Restaurant and Bar

    Columbia, Missouri
    Jack's Gourmet Restaurant and Bar, housed in an 1800s building that was once a rowdy saloon, is believed to be haunted by Sarah, a woman who died on the premises long...
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    EMF Rating: 50.0

    Thias House

    Washington, Missouri
    Although this building still stands, reports say it is no longer open for business. It used to be open for tours and as a restaurant, and witnesses there saw an apparition of a lady combing her hair at the dresser in the master bedroom. Some also reported someone touching their shoulder in the...
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    University Plaza Hotel

    Springfield, Missouri
    A ghost called "The Colonel" is said to haunt this hotel, seen by almost all the staff between midnight and 4 a.m. He is usually seen in the ballroom and back hallways and appears as an older man dressed in black. Folks speculate that in life he was a decorated Civil War hero and may have owned the...
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    Old Cooper County Jail and Hanging Barn

    Boonville, Missouri
    At the Old Cooper County Jail and Hanging Barn, built in 1848, folks say the ghost of a young prisoner materializes and pounds on the old cell doors. Dark shadow figures have been seen here as...
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    EMF Rating: 50.0

    Payne-Gentry Historical House

    Bridgeton, Missouri
    At the Payne-Gentry Historical House, ghost investigations have turned up EVPs, shadowy figures, and orbs that showed up in...
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    EMF Rating: 50.0

    Governor Thomas Fletcher House

    Hillsboro, Missouri
    The Governor Thomas Fletcher House was built in 1851 by Thomas C. Fletcher. Witnesses have reported that the place is haunted, citing a phantom smell of baking bread, a piano playing by itself, cold spots, feelings of being watched, and...
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    Alexander Major's Historic Museum

    Kansas City, Missouri
    At the 1856 building that houses Alexander Major's Historic Museum, ghost investigators have found colds spots, voices and EVPs in several rooms of the house. The voices belonged to men, women and...
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    The Jesse James Farm

    Kearney, Missouri
    The Jesse James Farm is where well-known outlaw Jesse James grew up, and it's rumored to be haunted. Jesse James’ parents moved there in 1842, and Jesse's and brother Frank's James Gang terrorized the West from 1860 to 1882, stealing an estimated $200,000. Jesse was killed in 1882 when Bob Ford...
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    EMF Rating: 50.0

    Oliver Anderson House

    Lexington, Missouri
    The 1853 Oliver Anderson House is believed to be haunted by ghostly soldiers who fought Civil War battles on and near the...
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    Gillioz Theatre

    Springfield, Missouri
    Gillioz Theatre, which opened in 1926, is rumored to have been haunted by a ghost boy since the 1960s. The child's apparition has most often been seen around the area of the...
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    Bissell Mansion Restaurant and Dinner Theatre

    St. Louis, Missouri
    Bissell Mansion Restaurant & Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre, inside the historic Bissell Mansion, is rumored to be haunted by more than the characters in their mystery shows. The mansion, built by Captain Lewis Bissell in 1823, is believed to be haunted by the captain himself. His apparition has...
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    Walnut Street Inn

    Springfield, Missouri
    The hauntings at this 1890s-era inn building occur in one of its three buildings called the Main House, which has six rooms. The Rosen Room is haunted by the ghost of an elderly woman who has been spotted many times there and in the...
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    Main Street Inn Bed and Breakfast

    Ste. Genevieve, Missouri
    Open since 1882, this inn is said to be haunted by a man who died here back in the 1890s. Although he makes a lot of noise up on the top floor in the early morning hours, he is said to be completely harmless. The locals say all he wants is for people to take notice of...
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    EMF Rating: 40.0

    Mother in Law House

    St. Charles, Missouri
    The Mother in Law House was built with two halves by Captain Krammer. ONe side was for his family, and the other for his mother-in-law. Witnesses say objects are moved, footsteps have been heard, and names of guests have mysteriously appeared on Easter Eggs and it wasn't done by the staff. Psychics...
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    EMF Rating: 40.0

    Wine Valley Inn

    Hermann, Missouri
    The historic Wine Valley Inn is believed to be haunted by the male ghost of a former owner. He has been known to whisper things from the dark corners of rooms, charge the air with static electricity, and even sometimes appear as a shadowy...
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    EMF Rating: 33.3

    Boondocker Inn

    New Haven, Missouri
    No longer an inn, this establishment can be rented out for events. It is said to be haunted by four ghosts: a man who is wearing boots, a little girl, a boy who screams, and a woman who wears a flowered shirt. Also, objects have been known to float and lights to flicker in the...
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    EMF Rating: 33.3

    Tiger Hotel

    Columbia, Missouri
    This hotel, built in 1928, was turned into a "flop house" offering very cheap lodgings during the Depression. Many folks starved to death or died of illness in those hard times, and it is said that at least one of those poor souls lingers in the building. Strange things happen here, including cold...
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    EMF Rating: 33.3

    Rotary Park

    Independence, Missouri
    Margie Kay, author of "Haunted Independence," believes Rotary Park to be haunted. She claims to have seen and/or felt numerous ghostly presences on the grounds - one of which is named "Old George." The western side of the park is said to harbor some particularly dark...