Haunted Places in Arcadia, Kansas



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    Fort Scott

    Fort Scott, Kansas

    14.6 miles from Arcadia, KS

    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 ...


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    Cottey College

    Nevada, Missouri

    19.3 miles from Arcadia, KS

    Cottey College, founded by Virginia Alice Cottey Stockard in 1884, has a piano-playing ghost. The spirit is thought to be that of Vera Neitzert, a student from 1920 who perished when her clothes caught fire while she was cooking candy. Her ghost has been seen in Main Hall and the ...


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    Kendrick Place

    Carthage, Missouri

    35.4 miles from Arcadia, KS

    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 War.


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    Peace Church Cemetery

    Joplin, Missouri

    36.1 miles from Arcadia, KS

    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 ...


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    Grand Avenue Bed and Breakfast

    Carthage, Missouri

    37.4 miles from Arcadia, KS

    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 days.


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    Prosperity School Bed and Breakfast

    Joplin, Missouri

    37.6 miles from Arcadia, KS

    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 ...


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    Oak Hill Cemetery - Witch's Grave

    Galena, Kansas

    37.7 miles from Arcadia, KS

    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 a.m.


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    Missouri Southern State University

    Joplin, Missouri

    38.8 miles from Arcadia, KS

    Missouri Southern State University has a ghostly Dark Lady who is known to move objects and create cold spots. Some also maintain that the Billingsly Student Center is haunted.


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    Kansas Army Ammunition Plant

    Parsons, Kansas

    39.4 miles from Arcadia, KS

    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 ...


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    Avilla, Missouri

    Reeds, Missouri

    41.1 miles from Arcadia, KS

    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 ...


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    Joplin Spook Light - Hornet Spooklight

    Seneca, Missouri

    48.2 miles from Arcadia, KS

    Joplin Spook Light, aka Hollis Light or Hornet Spooklight, is a ball of light or group of lights that appear in an area called the Devil's Promenade. The lights have been seen as far back as the mid-1800s. Legend has it that the phenomena has to do with two deceased ...


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    John Walsh Mansion

    Monett, Missouri

    62.8 miles from Arcadia, KS

    House has at least 3 paranormal residents. A man in formal dress is often glimpsed, especially in upper bedroom areas. A small child most likely female is also present and likes to play with the household dogs. A middle age woman visits the "music room' part of the ...


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    Lorenz Schlichter Memorial Cemetery - Child's Play Cemetery

    Le Roy, Kansas

    67 miles from Arcadia, KS

    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 ...


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    Dale Apartments

    Coffeyville, Kansas

    68.8 miles from Arcadia, KS

    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 Swift)


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    Brown Mansion

    Coffeyville, Kansas

    69.3 miles from Arcadia, KS

    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 grounds.


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    Elmwood Cemetery

    Coffeyville, Kansas

    69.4 miles from Arcadia, KS

    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 feelings.


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    Concord Cemetery

    Exeter, Missouri

    73.4 miles from Arcadia, KS

    Investigators claim to have captured orbs in photographs taken at this cemetery, and mysterious breathing noises appear on audio recordings.


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    Hotel Vinita - Napoli's Italian Restaurant

    Vinita, Oklahoma

    75.4 miles from Arcadia, KS

    Built in Spanish Revival-style, the 1927 hotel now features a quaint restaurant on the ground floor. The guest rooms have since been refurbished as apartments, but the original ballroom still retains its period features. This part of the building is haunted according to visitors, who have reported ghostly piano ...


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    Ottawa Municipal Auditorium

    Ottawa, Kansas

    75.7 miles from Arcadia, KS

    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, anyway.


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    All Star Pizzeria

    Noel, Missouri

    76.2 miles from Arcadia, KS

    This historic building was a former pizzeria, but is now boarded up. People who drive past late at night have seen a white apparition standing at the windows, and while it was in operation, staff would report all sorts of various paranormal activity. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Drury University

    Springfield, Missouri

    79 miles from Arcadia, KS

    Drury University began in 1873, and was built on land that was both Indian burial grounds and a Civil War battle area. One ghost here is that of a little girl who lived here before Smith Hall was built. She perished in a fire when she re-entered her burning home ...


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    Gillioz Theatre

    Springfield, Missouri

    79 miles from Arcadia, KS

    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 restrooms.


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    Landers Theater

    Springfield, Missouri

    79.1 miles from Arcadia, KS

    Landers Theater, aka Springfield Little Theater, was built in 1909 and was renovated in 1970. It is said to be haunted by several ghosts. One is a janitor who perished in a 1920 fire. His apparition is seen in the balcony watching rehearsals. Another is an African-American man who was ...


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    University Plaza Hotel

    Springfield, Missouri

    79.4 miles from Arcadia, KS

    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 ...


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    Walnut Street Inn

    Springfield, Missouri

    79.5 miles from Arcadia, KS

    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 hallways.


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    Bass Country Inn - Campus Inn

    Springfield, Missouri

    79.7 miles from Arcadia, KS

    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 ...


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    Southwest Missouri State University

    Springfield, Missouri

    79.8 miles from Arcadia, KS

    Southwest Missouri State University's Freudenberger House, or Freddy House, built in 1959 and named for a Latin professor who taught for 45 years, has a female ghost affectionately referred to as the Dorm Mom. She's most often spotted on Floor 5.


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    Pythian Castle

    Springfield, Missouri

    79.8 miles from Arcadia, KS

    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 owned.


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    Phelps Grove Park

    Springfield, Missouri

    79.9 miles from Arcadia, KS

    Phelps Grove Park has a ghost known as the Bride under the Bridge. According to local legend, a just-married couple lost control of their car here, killing them both. The ghost is seen evenings under the park's third bridge, holding the hem of her gown. She has only darkness in ...


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    Springfield National Cemetery

    Springfield, Missouri

    81.3 miles from Arcadia, KS

    The 1860s Springfield National Cemetery is home to some lingering spirits of Civil Wars soldiers, according to those in the know. Some of the gravestones here are known to glow, and orbs and other anomalies have shown up in photographs.


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    New Century Air Center

    Arcadia, Kansas

    83.5 miles from Arcadia, KS

    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 ...


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    Longview Mansion

    Lee's Summit, Missouri

    87.5 miles from Arcadia, KS

    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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    Pea Ridge National Military Park

    Garfield, Arkansas

    88.6 miles from Arcadia, KS

    On the battlefield in the middle of the night, witnesses have heard musket fire and seen apparitions of soldiers from the Battle of Pea Ridge. Some guests to the site have reported a feeling of being followed by something unseen.


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    Stonewall Inn

    Lenexa, Kansas

    90.1 miles from Arcadia, KS

    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 day.


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    Radar Road Phantom

    Rogers, Arkansas

    90.3 miles from Arcadia, KS

    Locals have reported seeing a phantom horse and rider on the outskirts of the city of Rogers. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Station Cafe

    Bentonville, Arkansas

    90.6 miles from Arcadia, KS

    Once a theatre, this building is now home to a restaurant called "The Station Cafe". Items are moved in the main dining room and kitchen, sometimes violently.  A ghostly figure of a man has been seen roaming the hallway.


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    Peel Mansion

    Bentonville, Arkansas

    90.7 miles from Arcadia, KS

    This historic mansion, built by Samuel Peel in 1875, is said to be haunted by Peel himself and by his daughter, Minnie Belle. Minnie Belle is known to play the piano when no one is in the room.


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    University of Central Missouri

    Warrensburg, Missouri

    90.8 miles from Arcadia, KS

    Rumored hauntings at the University of Central Missouri range from Hawkins Hall, where strange occurrences are attributed to a student who hanged himself, to Diemer Hall, where a bathroom sink has turned on by itself. Also noteworthy are North Ellis, where an alarm clock has flown across the room and ...


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    Elcado Cemetery

    Peru, Kansas

    90.9 miles from Arcadia, KS

    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 teens.


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    Labadie Mansion

    Copan, Oklahoma

    92.4 miles from Arcadia, KS

    The rumor mill tells of a man who murdered his wife here in 1935, which may be the spark for the odd happenings. Only a wall and the foundation still exist, as the once beautiful mansion has been ravaged by time and 2 fires. Some witnesses say their flashlights suddenly ...


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    Alexander Major's Historic Museum

    Kansas City, Missouri

    92.4 miles from Arcadia, KS

    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 children.


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    Dewey Hotel Museum

    Dewey, Oklahoma

    92.8 miles from Arcadia, KS

    Visitors to this 1899 hotel-turned-museum have supposedly felt a male presence in an upstairs bedroom, possibly that of town founder Jacob Bartle's. Submitted by Callum Swift


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    Pretty Boy Floyd's Hideout

    Kansas City, Missouri

    94.4 miles from Arcadia, KS

    Pretty Boy Floyd's Hideout, a home at 6612 Edgevale in Armor Hills, was the home of Vivian Mathias, gangster Verne Miller's girlfriend. It was where in June 1933, Miller and Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd planned their unsuccessful prison break for buddy Frank "Jelly" Nash who, along with two policemen, was ...


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    John Wornall House

    Kansas City, Missouri

    95 miles from Arcadia, KS

    At the John Wornall House, built during the 1850s, soldiers' ghosts have been seen on the balconies and guarding the doors. The farm is very close to the site of the Civil War Battle of Westport, and this house was used as a temporary hospital for the injured men from ...


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    Rocky Ford Bridge - Bird Bridge

    Emporia, Kansas

    95.3 miles from Arcadia, KS

    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 ...


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    Haskell Indian Nations University

    Lawrence, Kansas

    95.4 miles from Arcadia, KS

    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 they pass by. ...


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    Epperson House

    Kansas City, Missouri

    96 miles from Arcadia, KS

    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 ...


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    Frank and Lola's

    Bartlesville, Oklahoma

    96.5 miles from Arcadia, KS

    Located in the 1910 Buford & Son Building, this historic bar and restaurant is rumoured to be haunted by a female spirit dating back to when the premises served as a brothel. Legend says that the ghost is that of a murdered prostitute named Estelle, who has been seen ...


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    Lawrence Community Theatre Building

    Lawrence, Kansas

    96.7 miles from Arcadia, KS

    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. Lights ...


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    Donaldson House

    Kansas City, Missouri

    97.1 miles from Arcadia, KS

    Donaldson House is a 1901 mansion is said to be haunted by eight ghosts. It's owned by the Kansas City Art Institute, who uses it for studios and offices. The ghosts are said to include one friendly one and eight cantankerous ones, who aren't pleased with the students who use ...


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