Haunted Places in Nebraska

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    Wayne State College - Neihardt Hall

    Wayne, Nebraska
    Neihardt Hall is said to be haunted by Cora, a young woman who committed suicide in the basement. Also, the ghost of a girl who was electrocuted while playing with a ball near bare electrical wires is said to haunt the tunnels between the...
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    Concordia University - David Hall

    Seward, Nebraska
    The David Dorm is rumored to be haunted by Native Americans whose 1700s bones were found when the dorm was built in the 1970s. Residents say electronic appliances and showers turn on by...
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    Skyway Drive-In

    Schuyler, Nebraska
    At the Skyway Drive-In, folks say black phantom dogs with a missing eye and a missing leg roam the grounds. Witnesses maintain that f you look away from them, they...
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    Jewell Park

    Bellevue, Nebraska
    Witnesses at Jewell Park have reported residual sounds from phantom rodeos, apparitions of people and objects, unexplained mist, footprints, strange noises and animal...
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    John Rice Library

    Bellevue, Nebraska
    Apparitions of an old man and a young girl have been seen at the John Rice Library. The girl, about 10, has dark brown hair parted in the middle and big round glasses, and the man is seen crouching over...
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    Doane College Library

    Crete, Nebraska
    The college library is believed to be haunted by a woman in a white dress who appears in the basement or in front of a window during the full...
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    Barnard Park

    Fremont, Nebraska
    Barnard Park was once a cemetery, and it is rumored that when the city moved the bodies and turned it into a park, some of the bodies were missed. Several apparitions are said to roam here late at night, most notably a woman who was following the Mormon Trail and lost her daughter, who died at a...
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    Hastings College

    Hastings, Nebraska
    The ghost of a music professor is said to show up in the music hall as an apparition or an orb. He also is said to turn lights on and off. Also, the Altman Hall is said to be haunted by namesake Clara Altman, who is said to act as a guardian angel for the students who live...
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    Columbus Hy-Vee

    Columbus, Nebraska
    The ghost that haunts the Columbus Hy-Vee is nicknamed Scooter. He is said to make screeching sounds near the produce and dairy sections and has appeared to employees at around 2...
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    Keystone Trail

    Omaha, Nebraska
    The Keystone Trail, near 90th and Fort streets, is believed by some locals to be visited by a phantom train on cold misty nights. The apparition of the train has been both seen and heard, although the railroad tracks were removed from this spot years...
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    Prospect Hill Cemetery

    Omaha, Nebraska
    A ghostly woman in white was scene by occupants of the property adjacent to the cemetery in 1874. An account of the ghostly lady, who demanded to know the whereabouts of her children before walking back to her grave in the cemetery and vanishing, was published in the Omaha Daily Bee...
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    Ball Cemetery

    Springfield, Nebraska
    The oldest grave marker at Ball Cemetery is reported to be dated 1869, and many apparitions have been reported here over the years. One is a tall male with a bad temper who walks around after dark, sometimes attacking late-night visitors. Another is Mary Mumford, who is buried here. Folks have...
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    Haunted Bridge

    , Nebraska
    The 1885 story of the haunted bridge begins with Tom Jones and his widowed sister Elizabeth Taylor, who were fighting with their neighbors over their cattle getting into their neighbors' crops. Tom and Elizabeth felt unsafe over the turmoil and bought a shotgun. Soon after, some men were cutting...
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    Ghost Bridge of Logan Creek

    Pender, Nebraska
    Local legend tells of an early-1900s train that was held up by vigilantes chasing down a hired hand who murdered the family that employed him. The train bridge used to cross the Logan Creek, and from this former trestle, the man was hanged. Residents say sometimes a ghost bridge appears as a dark...
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    Platte Center Creek

    Platte Center, Nebraska
    The hauntings here are said to be caused by three men who, in the early 1900s, were buried alive when a cave they dug into the creek bed collapsed. Apparitions of all three men are said to show up at night, digging by lantern light. After working a few minutes, the men suddenly look up as if...
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    Robber's Cave - Van Dorn Park

    Lincoln, Nebraska
    Robber's Cave, in southwest Lincoln near the intersection of 10th and High streets, was called Pahuk Bluff by the Pawnee Indians who came here to contact Tirawa, the god of all things. The cave was later a stop on the Underground Railroad and, in 1876, a hideout for Jesse James. Later, because of...
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    Hannah's Grave

    Plattsmouth, Nebraska
    According to local legend, Hannah was a 16-year-old girl in the 1800s who became pregnant. Her parents, displeased, delivered the baby at home and promptly drowned it in the Missouri River, telling Hannah the baby had been stillborn. Poor Hannah died of a broken heart shortly thereafter and was...
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    Kearney Area Children's Museum

    Kearney, Nebraska
    At the Kearney Area Children's Museum, the basement is rumored to be haunted. Said to be full of "strange equipment" with unusual stains all over the walls, some witnesses say the temperature dropped suddenly, their hair stood on end and they got a very uneasy...
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    Antelope Park

    Lincoln, Nebraska
    Near Antelope Park's memorial, behind the caretaker's house, is a field. Witnesses report that many apparitions have been seen in this field, walking across it and into the...
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    Jenners Park

    Loup City, Nebraska
    Witnesses at Jenners Park, a former zoo with its old cages still intact, say the sound of disembodied childlike laughter can be heard here at...
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    Devil's Canyon

    McCook, Nebraska
    A dirt road located 7 miles north of McCook on East 11th Street leads to what locals have named Devil's Canyon. Its story is old and sad: Over 100 years ago a man is said to have killed his wife and kids here, then killed himself. Nicknamed The Duke, his ghost is said to be a shadowy figure who...
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    TrailBlazers - Old Montgomery Ward Building

    Fairbury, Nebraska
    Formerly TrailBlazers restaurant and before that a Montgomery Ward department store, this office building is believed to be haunted due to reports that objects move about on their own...
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    Super China Buffet

    Nebraska City, Nebraska
    Formerly Bischof’s Hardware, the restaurant is believed to be haunted by either the ghost of former owner Mr. Bischof or the spirits of a young man who died nearby. Many strange occurrences have been reported here, such as objects that move by...
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    St. Patrick's Cemetery - Glowing Graveyard

    Columbus, Nebraska
    The cemetery, a.k.a. the Glowing Graveyard, is the center of several local ghost stories. For one, the headstones, as you may guess, are said to glow at night by the light of a full moon. Skeptics say this is because of the reflective limestone in the headstones. Another local legend tells of an...
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    Captain Bailey Museum

    Brownville, Nebraska
    Civil War Captain Bailey's seven-gabled house now holds the museum of Brownville artifacts, and is rumored to be haunted by the captain himself. Among the proof, witnesses say, are doors that won't stay closed and the sound of piano playing late at night. Local tales say the captain died as a...
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    Gilbert Cemetery

    Friend, Nebraska
    The Gilberts, an 1890s pioneer family, are said to haunt this cemetery. Folks have reported that tombstones may move and unexplained noises can be heard on the...
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    Lake Street Lake - Rudge Memorial Park

    Lincoln, Nebraska
    Formerly dairy farm, and then a skating rink, the park is said to be haunted by a little boy killed long ago by a gang of bullies. Apparitions have been reported to occur in winter near the...
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    Eliza C. Morgan Hall - Peru State College

    Peru, Nebraska
    The Morgan Hall dormitory is said to be haunted by Eliza Morgan herself. Legend has it that she once lived in the house that makes up the center of the dormitory, and she died in the...
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    Oakwood Cemetery

    Weeping Water, Nebraska
    One witness warns that the spirits may rise from the graves and attack visitors at...
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    Scotts Bluff National Monument

    Gering, Nebraska
    Reports say a female apparition in white walks along the bluff's base at around midnight during the end of July or beginning of...
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    James F Lynch Park

    Omaha, Nebraska
    The park is believed to be haunted, as many witnesses will attest. Some of the strange occurrences here have been unexplained footsteps, a ghostly baby's wails, and a man screaming, asking for help, and grabbing the legs of...
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    Dana College

    Blair, Nebraska
    Dana College dates back to 1884, but was recently shut down and sold in 2010 due to financial problems. Latest word has it that the college will be refurbished and reopened around 2015-2016. Back in its heyday though, there were a number of places on campus said to be haunted. Argo Hall, the...
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    Temple Theatre

    Lincoln, Nebraska
    This theater at the University of Nebraska, founded in 1869, is the centerpiece for some oft-told campus tales. In the 1940s, a student was said to have fallen to his death from the overhead rigging during a production of MacBeth, and now his apparition is said to appear during Shakespeare...
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    Olde Main Street Inn

    Chadron, Nebraska
    Visit this inn and you may see signs of a friendly ghost named Jack. Witnesses have heard unexplained footsteps and experienced objects that move from one spot to another when no one has touched...
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    Argo Hotel

    Crofton, Nebraska
    According to local legend, the ghost of a young girl who died in the basement can be seen here. Folks also say a baby's skeleton was found within the lounge walls during remodeling, and a ghostly mother is said to wail looking for her baby. Pictures also are said to move...
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    Centennial Hall

    Valentine, Nebraska
    Visitors to Nebraska's oldest standing school building, built in 1897, may see more than just the museum exhibits. Legend has it that in 1944, a girl was fatally poisoned while playing her clarinet; the poison was found on her reed. Her apparition has been glimpsed along with a generally bad...
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    Lottie's Grave - Taylor Cemetery

    Homer, Nebraska
    Some say Lottie haunts the cemetery and that a curse will befall those who visit her gravesite. In some stories, Lottie was murdered, was a witch, or was run over by a car. Many tales abound, such as one that says shortly after her burial, thieves tried to dig up Lottie's body to steal the jewelry...
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    Plumer Street House

    Maxwell, Nebraska
    The Plumer Street house is near the center of town along the first part of the street nearest Maxwell Road. The 2-story house is the site of many tortured souls and has been the site of many deaths. From the house have come wails and cries of tortured infants, and many deaths are said to have...
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    Hummel Park

    Omaha, Nebraska
    This park was known for its lynch mobs who would long ago target African-Americans. This is said to be the reason why the trees all spookily lean to one side. Folks report hearing drums and howling wolves here, and apparitions have been seen as well, according to legend stemming from a nearby...
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    Brother Sebastian's

    Omaha, Nebraska
    Bill Walden is the identity of the ghost who haunts this restaurant, a man who wears a tweed smoking jacket and ascot. He was a regular patron, and although he has since passed away, his spirit has made it clear that he still visits...