Haunted Places in Bern, Kansas



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    Captain Bailey Museum

    Brownville, Nebraska

    34.3 miles from Bern, KS

    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 ...


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    Meriwether Lewis Dredge

    Brownville, Nebraska

    34.4 miles from Bern, KS

    Dredge Captain Meriwether Lewis, built in 1931, is one of the few surviving examples of its type built to control flooding along U.S. rivers. It contains a museum that is believed to be haunted. Employees say the ghosts have long been a part of the museum's staff. Perhaps most notably, ...


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    Holton House Bed and Breakfast

    Holton, Kansas

    36.7 miles from Bern, KS

    The manor house was previously a funeral parlour before being refurbished to a bed and breakfast, and guests have reported ghostly activity such as voices coming out of the dining room when there is no one around. Guests have also reported seeing shadowy apparitions in their rooms at night. (Submitted by ...


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    Eliza C. Morgan Hall - Peru State College

    Peru, Nebraska

    37.6 miles from Bern, KS

    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 basement.


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    Schroyer Cemetery

    Marysville, Kansas

    39.6 miles from Bern, KS


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    High Creek Cemetery

    Watson, Missouri

    43.3 miles from Bern, KS

    Upon finding this website, I was shocked to find this location was not listed, as it is "well known" by locals to be noted as haunted. The experience I had there happened about 10 years ago. A friend and I were hanging out one night and decided to ...


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    Weaver Hotel

    Waterville, Kansas

    45.2 miles from Bern, KS

    The 1905 hotel served as railroad accommodation, and the original inn and restaurant are in operation over a century later. The establishment is rumoured to be haunted by two spirits, including the wife of a former owner and a workman who threw himself to his death during a bout ...


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    Hollenberg Pony Express Station

    Hanover, Kansas

    46.4 miles from Bern, KS

    The historic Hollenberg Pony Express Station is a state park with a museum and visitor center, and both employees and guests have reported seeing signs of the supernatural here. Apparitions of Pony Express riders have been seen in the summer months, and the sound of running hooves and shouts are ...


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    St. Mary's Cemetery

    Hamburg, Iowa

    48.1 miles from Bern, KS

    A mysterious spirit, that of a woman, has been seen kneeling at the feet of three of the cemetery's Virgin Mary statues. Also reported have been wailing sounds coming from the statues.


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    Wildwood

    Nebraska City, Nebraska

    49.2 miles from Bern, KS

    Sensitive guests feel a 'presence' when they tour this historic 1860's home. Some have mentioned seeing a lady in a long black dress in the kitchen or hear footsteps in the dining room. Others hear children's voices upstairs. A paranormal team had it's flashlight turn on ...


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    Super China Buffet

    Nebraska City, Nebraska

    49.7 miles from Bern, KS

    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 themselves.


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    Coon Creek Bridge

    Barnes, Kansas

    52 miles from Bern, KS

    About five miles south of Barnes on the east side of Coon Creek Bridge, you may see the ghost of a young girl walking through the woods, especially just before sunrise. Her identity is unknown, as townspeople have no knowledge of any deaths ever occurring nearby.


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    The Sallie House

    Atchison, Kansas

    53.1 miles from Bern, KS

    The Sallie House is an unassuming, painted-brick house built around 1870, but is known for being extremely haunted. Sallie, the imaginary friend of a former tenant's daughter, is believed to be one of its ghosts. Some of the strange things experienced here include pictures turned upside down on the walls, ...


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    Tuck U Inn At Glick Mansion

    Atchison, Kansas

    53.1 miles from Bern, KS

    At this historic inn, over a century old, a ghost is known to make noises, including footsteps, at night, and open and close the doors.


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    Atchison Daily Globe

    Atchison, Kansas

    53.2 miles from Bern, KS

    This local newspaper office is believed to be haunted by a deceased newspaper editor who died under mysterious circumstances. Witnesses working late have heard the back door, although locked, open and close on its own.


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    Round Mound Cemetery

    Cummings, Kansas

    53.9 miles from Bern, KS

    Local legend has it that a witch haunts this cemetery, causing the wind not to blow here. Screams are said to ring out from the graves at times.


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    The Columbian Theatre

    Wamego, Kansas

    55.4 miles from Bern, KS

    A great many weird things have been reported in the Columbian Theater: Props seem to move when no one was there to move them, lights turn on and off by themselves, and folks have reported hearing moans, groans, and the sound of someone unseen climbing stairs. A fire alarm once ...


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    The Social Parlor

    St. Joseph, Missouri

    61 miles from Bern, KS

    The Social Parlor is a century-old building that held small businesses, such as a furrier's shop, which catered to the town's wealthy in the late 1800s to early 1900s. The ghost believed to haunt the building is, in fact, a furrier. Reports say the building is not currently in ...


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    Barbosa's Castillo

    Saint Joseph, Missouri

    61.1 miles from Bern, KS

    A Mexican restaurant specialising in authentic cuisine is housed inside this 1891 historic castle, which was formerly owned by a J.B Moss and his family. Staff nowadays working at the establishment have reported various instances of poltergeist activity, but little else is known about the hauntings and their origin. (Submitted ...


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    Kansas State University

    Manhattan, Kansas

    62.3 miles from Bern, KS

    Kansas State University's Pi Kappa Phi fraternity house is rumored to be haunted by a former fraternity brother named Duncan, who died from a hazing accident. And the Gamma Phi Beta Sorority House is said to be haunted by a former house mother who was murdered by the house cook. ...


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    Wolf House Museum

    Manhattan, Kansas

    62.4 miles from Bern, KS

    Apparitions of men with canes in top hats have been reported here, as well as phantom conversations and dishes being violently thrown against the wall. Legend has it that the museum building was once a brothel, and one of its workers was murdered there... and fast-forward to several years later: ...


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    Old Saint Mary Hospital

    Manhattan, Kansas

    62.6 miles from Bern, KS

    Old Saint Mary Hospital was built in 1907, which is no longer a hospital, is said to be haunted by two spirits from its hospital days. One is a night nurse who fell to her death down an elevator shaft, seen carrying a tray and a candle on the first ...


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    East Stadium - Purple Masque Theatre

    Manhattan, Kansas

    62.7 miles from Bern, KS

    The Stadium was dedicated in the early '20s in remembrance of students and graduates who died in WWI. The East Stadium was the college's athletic center until the 1950s, when a new athletic center was built. After this, the Purple Masque Theatre occupied Rooms 109 and 121 on the first ...


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    Glore Psychiatric Museum

    St. Joseph, Missouri

    63 miles from Bern, KS

    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 ...


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    Moose Lodge #555

    Topeka, Kansas

    63.1 miles from Bern, KS

    The three ghosts believed to haunt the Moose Lodge are a policeman who was shot to death by a burglar on the roof and two women. A member of the cleaning staff reported a trash bag that flew across the room.


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    Museum of Shadows

    Elmwood, Nebraska

    63.1 miles from Bern, KS

    We have captured some amazing evidence that links back to Harry Green and the Blackbird Store. We have even interacted with the souls who are attached to the very items in the museum. You may feel a soft touch on your arm or shoulder to smelling a very strong perfume ...


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    Oakwood Cemetery

    Weeping Water, Nebraska

    63.4 miles from Bern, KS

    One witness warns that the spirits may rise from the graves and attack visitors at night.


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    Jayhawk Tower

    Topeka, Kansas

    65 miles from Bern, KS

    The Jayhawk Tower was originally the "Hotel Jayhawk," built in the 1930s. It has since become a popular stop along local ghost hunting tours. The ghost stories are so well known that the Jayhawk Tower even hosted the performance of a play dedicated to claims of paranormal activity ...


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    TrailBlazers - Old Montgomery Ward Building

    Fairbury, Nebraska

    65 miles from Bern, KS

    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 here.


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    Kansas State Capitol

    Topeka, Kansas

    65.1 miles from Bern, KS

    The early-1900s Capitol building, also known as the People's House, is said to be haunted by a worker who died on the job. Local legend has it that, since town recods show the man was never paid his last check, as he had no surviving family, the ghost still works ...


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    Hannah's Grave

    Plattsmouth, Nebraska

    66.1 miles from Bern, KS

    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 buried ...


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    Alma Cemetery

    Alma, Kansas

    67.7 miles from Bern, KS

    Visitors here may see orbs and mists, some which have occurred in photographs. The Devils Chair is also a thing of legend. Folks say those who sit in it will be cursed by the ghost of an evil farmer who refused to sell his land to a city for the ...


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    Blind Tiger Brewery

    Topeka, Kansas

    68.2 miles from Bern, KS

    The brewery and restaurant is believed to be haunted by the ghost of a woman named Helen. Strange noises have been heard in the building by staff, and people have observed strange lights moving around the brewery after it has closed down for the night. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Oxbow Cemetery - Callahan Cemetery

    Murdock, Nebraska

    68.2 miles from Bern, KS

    Ghostly children are said to be heard playing at this cemetery, known as Oxbow Cemetery, North Callahan Cemetery, Carter Cemetery and North Elmwood Cemetery. So the story goes, a nearby school collapsed in a big windstorm, pinning and killing a little girl named May Carter. Her father gave this land ...


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    Main Street Galleria

    Weston, Missouri

    68.5 miles from Bern, KS

    In all areas of the building, there have been items moved, voices, as well as the smell of cigarette smoke when the owner of the building, Verna (Treese) Kowertz was alone. teams of paranormal investigators have been in and experienced having items moved, disappear, and batteries die when they were ...


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    Saint George Hotel

    Weston, Missouri

    68.5 miles from Bern, KS

    This 1845 hotel is rumoured to have a few hauntings dating back to the civil war, including the ghost of a young boy who has been known to hide objects belonging to guests. According to the guestbook, most of the ghostly activity is confined to Room #302 and Room ...


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    Robber's Cave - Van Dorn Park

    Lincoln, Nebraska

    68.5 miles from Bern, KS

    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. ...


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    Antelope Park

    Lincoln, Nebraska

    68.5 miles from Bern, KS

    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 woods.


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    Lake Street Lake - Rudge Memorial Park

    Lincoln, Nebraska

    68.7 miles from Bern, KS

    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 creek.


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    Doane College Library

    Crete, Nebraska

    68.9 miles from Bern, KS

    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 moon.


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    Nebraska State Capitol

    Lincoln, Nebraska

    69.9 miles from Bern, KS

    The Nebraska State Capitol was built over 10 years (1922-1932), and is still the home of Nebraska's government. It is said to be haunted by an apparition of someone falling, along with screaming and crying. It is thought to be either a man who had a heart attack and fell ...


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    Old Captain's Studio

    Lincoln, Nebraska

    70.4 miles from Bern, KS

    This historic building was formerly the residence of a retired sea captain, who owned a studio on the upper floor. Tenants of a law firm now located on the premises have reported seeing his apparition on several occasions over the years. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Temple Theatre

    Lincoln, Nebraska

    70.5 miles from Bern, KS

    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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    Richmond House

    Lincoln, Nebraska

    70.6 miles from Bern, KS

    In the 1920s there was a triple murder suicide involving the husband, Bill, his wife Venus, her lover and their baby. Bill killed Venus by shotgun... he then laid on the railroad tracks near the home and was killed by a train. The baby was never found... In a corner ...


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    Santa Fe Depot Diner

    Leavenworth, Kansas

    71.4 miles from Bern, KS

    The apparition of a woman has appeared in this diner's kitchen, and recordings have been made of two disembodied voices. The diner is a stop on a local ghost tour.


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    Stull Cemetery

    Lecompton, Kansas

    73.8 miles from Bern, KS

    Rumored to be a gateway to hell, Stull Cemetery is said to be a very actively haunted place. Next to an abandoned church, the cemetery is the subject of many legends, some over 100 years old. Satan himself is rumored to hold court here twice a year. Devil worship and ...


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    Fort Riley

    Milford, Kansas

    74 miles from Bern, KS

    At this 1850s Civil War fort, visitors may see more than war relics. According to local legend, an apparition of a woman in chains can be seen walking across the fields, and a group of spectral riders appear on the Cavalry Parade Field. One dismounts, and the rest ride away. ...


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    Ball Cemetery

    Springfield, Nebraska

    74 miles from Bern, KS

    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 ...


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    Malvern Manor

    Malvern, Iowa

    74.6 miles from Bern, KS

    Built in the late 1800's as a hotel initially to service the railroad. Was eventually turned into a nursing home and then a group home for the mentally handicapped. It serviced everyone from those with Down's Syndrome to the more exotic of diseases like multiple personalities and schizophrenia. The building ...


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    Moon Lake

    Fort Riley, Kansas

    75.7 miles from Bern, KS

    Near Moon Lake is reportedly a Chief's Circle. Witnesses describe what look like fireflies in sets of two that stay close to the ground, whoops and howls. The lights are rumored to be the eyes of braves' spirits protecting the area.


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