Haunted Places in Arlington, Kentucky



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    White Hall

    Richmond, Kentucky

    5.6 miles from Arlington, KY

    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 ghosts ...


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    Boone Tavern

    Berea, Kentucky

    13.1 miles from Arlington, KY

    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 until ...


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    Henry Clay Estate - Ashland

    Lexington, Kentucky

    20.8 miles from Arlington, KY

    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 mantel.


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    Crowne Plaza Hotel - Campbell House Inn

    Lexington, Kentucky

    22.3 miles from Arlington, KY

    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 ...


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    Loudoun House

    Lexington, Kentucky

    22.3 miles from Arlington, KY

    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 ...


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    The Campbell House

    Lexington, Kentucky

    22.3 miles from Arlington, KY

    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 themselves.


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    Gratz Park Inn

    Lexington, Kentucky

    22.4 miles from Arlington, KY

    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 ...


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    John Morgan Hunt House

    Lexington, Kentucky

    22.5 miles from Arlington, KY

    This 1814 house was built by John Wesley Hunt, who can still be seen walking the hallways of this old property. The apparition of Mammy Bouviette James, a former nurse of the Hunt children, can still be seen in the third floor nursery and hallways, and often appears to those ...


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    Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

    Harrodsburg, Kentucky

    24.1 miles from Arlington, KY

    The Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill is said to be the country's largest restored Shaker village. Its 3,000 acres contain 34 original Shaker buildings and perhaps a few ghosts, as well. It is said that ghostly babies can be heard crying at night around the pond.


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    Harrodsburg Spring - Young Park

    Harrodsburg, Kentucky

    29.5 miles from Arlington, KY

    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 ...


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    Perryville Battlefield

    Perryville, Kentucky

    36.6 miles from Arlington, KY

    The largest Civil War battle in Kentucky was fought here on October 8, 1862; 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, ...


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    Carrington Rock

    Salt Lick, Kentucky

    41.4 miles from Arlington, KY

    Apparitions of Confederate soldiers and a pacing woman have been seen at Carrington Rock. The woman, witnesses say, eventually throws herself off the edge, screaming as she falls. Witnesses also have heard the sounds of officers calling orders to soldiers and moans and cries of pain on the battlefield.


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    Rohs Opera House

    Cynthiana, Kentucky

    43.4 miles from Arlington, KY

    The current Rohs Opera House (pronounced ROSS) opened in 1941 with a showing of Down Argentine Way. Ticket price was $.05 for adults. It was originally built in 1871 as Aeolian Hall, a live production theatre located on the second floor. A silent movie projector was eventually added to bring ...


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    Liberty Hall

    Frankfort, Kentucky

    43.5 miles from Arlington, KY

    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 ...


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    Buffalo Trace Distillery

    Frankfort, Kentucky

    44 miles from Arlington, KY

    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 grounds.


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    Maple Hill Manor Bed and Breakfast

    Springfield, Kentucky

    48.2 miles from Arlington, KY

    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 ...


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    Saint Ivos Cemetery

    Lebanon, Kentucky

    48.2 miles from Arlington, KY

    At St. Ivos Cemetery, witnesses have reported video camera malfunctions and unexplained noises and voices.


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    Old Talbott Tavern

    Bardstown, Kentucky

    63.4 miles from Arlington, KY

    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 see ...


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    Jailer's Inn Bed and Breakfast

    Bardstown, Kentucky

    63.4 miles from Arlington, KY

    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 purposes. Witnesses, including ...


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    Free Union Separate Baptist Church

    Columbia, Kentucky

    63.5 miles from Arlington, KY

    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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    Cumberland Falls State Resort Park

    Williamsburg, Kentucky

    63.7 miles from Arlington, KY

    Stories about the Cumberland Falls State Park tell of a 1950s bride and groom on their honeymoon. The bride lost her balance and fell from the cliff now called Lover's Leap. Reports say drivers have hit a woman in a wedding dress in the area, although when they got out ...


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    Campbell Cemetery

    Busy, Kentucky

    63.7 miles from Arlington, KY

    Ther is a site at Campbell Cemetery called Coffin Rock, where locals say a man was shot and killed long ago. Now, when it rains, there appears to be blood running down the rock. Several ghosts are said to call this area home as well: an old man who flags ...


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    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville, Kentucky

    63.9 miles from Arlington, KY

    At Campbellsville University's Fine Arts Building, which was originally a Catholic Hospital, ghostly babies have been known to cry at night. Footsteps can sometimes be heard, cold spots felt, and pottery wheels have been spotted turning all by themselves.


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    Hiestand House

    Campbellsville, Kentucky

    65 miles from Arlington, KY

    This historic stone cottage is now a museum, but was formerly built in the early nineteenth century by a family of emigrants. After being abandoned for a period of time, a middle class family moved in, but fled after reporting apparitions, disembodied footsteps and strange fires. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Union College

    Barbourville, Kentucky

    65.7 miles from Arlington, KY

    Union College seems to have a haunted Financial Aid office: Witnesses say the doors open and close, and even lock and unlock, on their own. The spirit is believed to be a woman who lived and died under mysterious circumstances here when the building was a private residence. Also haunting ...


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    Warfield Cemetery

    Barbourville, Kentucky

    66.1 miles from Arlington, KY

    Some claim that at the Warfield Cemetery, something unseen will follow you, moving as you do, terrorizing you as you walk through the graveyard, never stopping until you step outside the gate.


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    Phillips' Folly

    Maysville, Kentucky

    68 miles from Arlington, KY

    Phillips' Folly is a three-story brick house begun around 1828 by Williams B. Phillips. Its nickname came about when Phillips vanished when only the frame had been built, leading folks to believe he had run out of funds for the project. Phillips came back a few years later and finished ...


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    Sherman Tavern

    Dry Ridge, Kentucky

    68.5 miles from Arlington, KY

    The Sherman Tavern is a historic former tavern built in 1812, which is in the process of being restored by local residents. It was a former stage stop for cattle drovers and American Indians. People restoring the historic building have reported seeing the apparitions of Confederate soldiers, and African American ...


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    Aberdeen Baptist Church

    Aberdeen, Ohio

    68.6 miles from Arlington, KY

    The apparitions of young children have been seen inside the church building and in front of it by passing motorists and parishioners. Screams come from inside the church during the night. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Pope Lick Monster - Goat Man

    Louisville, Kentucky

    70.8 miles from Arlington, KY

    The Goat Man of Pope Lick is rumored to be a farmer who tortured goats at the devil's request and therefore forfeited his soul. But other legends say he is a refugee from a circus train wreck. The horned and hairy monster is supposed to trick folks into his clutches ...


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    Lindsey Wilson College

    Columbia, Kentucky

    71 miles from Arlington, KY

    At Lindsey Wilson College's Horton Hall, rumors abound...especially about the dorm rooms on the second floor. Witnesses say dark ghosts float up and shake the ceiling tiles or creep down into the bedrooms. So the stories go, if you come across these mysterious beings, you should stay really still. If ...


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    Meldahl Locks and Dam - Foster Dam

    Felicity, Ohio

    71.8 miles from Arlington, KY

    Visitors to Meldahl Locks and Dam, aka Foster Dam, at mile marker 436 on the Ohio River, have witnessed the presence of many spirits here, said to be folks who committed suicide or died accidentally here over the years.


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    Baird House Inn

    Ripley, Ohio

    72.7 miles from Arlington, KY

    This historic house inn may no longer be in operation, and is now a private residence. The inn was a popular stopover for travellers on the river, and since it was built in 1825, has had a colourful history. Guests and staff at the former inn have reported hearing ...


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    Rankin House

    Ripley, Ohio

    72.9 miles from Arlington, KY

    Rankin House belonged to abolitionist Reverend John Rankin, and he was said to put a bright light in his attic window to symbolize to runaway slaves that it was safe to seek shelter here. Apparitions of slaves are said to appear on Jacob's Ladder near his house on moonless nights.


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    Rails Restaurant

    La Grange, Kentucky

    73.4 miles from Arlington, KY

    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 ...


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    Greensburg Court House

    Greensburg, Kentucky

    74 miles from Arlington, KY

    The historic Greensburg Courthouse, built 1802-06, was used until 1931. With a history that long, of course it's bound to have some ghosts. Folks say that in the courtrooms you can hear ghostly activity such as footsteps and murmured talking.


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    Jim Beam Distillery

    Clermont, Kentucky

    74.3 miles from Arlington, KY

    At this Jim Beam Distillery, some say, a former guard was a little out of his mind and liked to yell at the full moon during his shift. Now, some witnesses currently working as guards say they can hear his screams when the moon is full.


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    Stepstone Church - Immaculate Conception Church

    Butler, Kentucky

    74.7 miles from Arlington, KY

    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 ...


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    Motel 80

    Emmalena, Kentucky

    76.4 miles from Arlington, KY

    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 ...


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    X Cave - Carter Caves State Resort Park

    Olive Hill, Kentucky

    77.2 miles from Arlington, KY

    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 ...


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    Schenck Mansion

    Vevay, Indiana

    80 miles from Arlington, KY

    A ghostly Lady in White in Victorian attire haunts the second floor of this 1874 bed-and-breakfast building, originally built as a mansion of a home for Benjamin Franklin Schenk. She is said to walk the hallways, taking no notice of anyone around her. Guests also have reported hearing voices, footsteps, ...


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    Big Bone Lick Park

    Union, Kentucky

    81.1 miles from Arlington, KY

    Folks visiting the park have reported disembodied whispers, eerie figures, strange noises and an evil spirit who is said to linger in the nearby woods.


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    United States Post Office

    Jellico, Tennessee

    81.5 miles from Arlington, KY

    The old post office building is haunted by several spirits. Disembodied footsteps and loud voices are heard when no one is around. Mail is thrown around the post office, and objects go missing, only to turn up in different places to where they were left. The apparition of a tall ...


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    Ramada Inn

    Paintsville, Kentucky

    81.7 miles from Arlington, KY

    This Ramada Inn is said to have a ghost of a woman who walks in high heels through the atrium as well as unexplained voices, levitating objects, and a man's apparition. A woman is heard laughing in Room 216.


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    The Precinct Office Center

    West Union, Ohio

    82.6 miles from Arlington, KY

    This historic former jailhouse is now the county office, but has a haunting dating back to the turn of the nineteenth century. Prisoners were reportedly frightened by a apparition robed in white, who repeatedly floated past their cells without making a sound before vanishing. This manifestation has made various ...


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    Greenup Street Water Tower

    Alexandria, Kentucky

    82.9 miles from Arlington, KY

    The apparition of a man in workman clothing has been standing underneath the water tower by local residents. He vanishes when approached, and appears to be confused or lost. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Red Dog Road

    Harlan, Kentucky

    83.7 miles from Arlington, KY

    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 ...


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    Phoenix Hill Tavern

    Louisville, Kentucky

    84.2 miles from Arlington, KY

    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 disappear.


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    Lady of the Stairs - First Church of Christ Scientist

    Louisville, Kentucky

    85.5 miles from Arlington, KY

    The Lady of the Stairs at the First Church of Christ Scientist is a female apparition that appears pacing and crying on the church steps. Locals call her Ms. G, as she is thought to belong to the Gathrights, a well-known local family of the early 1900s. Legend has it ...


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    Old Louisville

    Louisville, Kentucky

    85.5 miles from Arlington, KY

    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 locals may ...


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