Haunted Places in Blue Rapids, Kansas



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    Weaver Hotel

    Waterville, Kansas

    4.7 miles from Blue Rapids, 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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    Schroyer Cemetery

    Marysville, Kansas

    6.1 miles from Blue Rapids, KS


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    Coon Creek Bridge

    Barnes, Kansas

    11.1 miles from Blue Rapids, 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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    Hollenberg Pony Express Station

    Hanover, Kansas

    18 miles from Blue Rapids, 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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    Kansas State University

    Manhattan, Kansas

    33.9 miles from Blue Rapids, 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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    East Stadium - Purple Masque Theatre

    Manhattan, Kansas

    34.5 miles from Blue Rapids, 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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    Old Saint Mary Hospital

    Manhattan, Kansas

    34.7 miles from Blue Rapids, 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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    Wolf House Museum

    Manhattan, Kansas

    34.8 miles from Blue Rapids, 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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    The Columbian Theatre

    Wamego, Kansas

    38.1 miles from Blue Rapids, 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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    Fort Riley

    Milford, Kansas

    40.2 miles from Blue Rapids, 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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    TrailBlazers - Old Montgomery Ward Building

    Fairbury, Nebraska

    41.7 miles from Blue Rapids, 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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    Moon Lake

    Fort Riley, Kansas

    42.7 miles from Blue Rapids, 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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    Alma Cemetery

    Alma, Kansas

    49.9 miles from Blue Rapids, 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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    Holton House Bed and Breakfast

    Holton, Kansas

    51.6 miles from Blue Rapids, 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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    Brown Grand Theatre

    Concordia, Kansas

    53.9 miles from Blue Rapids, KS

    At this theater and opera house you may see more than just a show. Locals say a ghost haunts this theater, and is especially active during the opening season.


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    Rivendell Book Store

    Abilene, Kansas

    60.6 miles from Blue Rapids, KS

    Bookstore owners have reported shadowy figures, the unexplained sound of jingle bells at Christmastime, and books that seemed to be pushed off of shelves by unseen hands. It is reported that, appropriately, one of the books that fell off the shelves was called "Living with Ghosts."


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    Old Abilene Town

    Abilene, Kansas

    61 miles from Blue Rapids, KS

    This recreation of "Old Town Abilene" features mock gunfights, shopping at the "General Store," and if some people are to be believed, ghosts! In fact, the "Ghost Tours of Kansas" company listed Old Abilene Town as the most haunted spot in the state in 2012. We don't have ...


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    Doane College Library

    Crete, Nebraska

    66.8 miles from Blue Rapids, 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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    Moose Lodge #555

    Topeka, Kansas

    67.5 miles from Blue Rapids, 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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    Kansas State Capitol

    Topeka, Kansas

    68.3 miles from Blue Rapids, 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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    Jayhawk Tower

    Topeka, Kansas

    68.3 miles from Blue Rapids, 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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    Blind Tiger Brewery

    Topeka, Kansas

    70.2 miles from Blue Rapids, 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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    Gilbert Cemetery

    Friend, Nebraska

    70.3 miles from Blue Rapids, KS

    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 site.


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    The Cottage House Bed and Breakfast

    Council Grove, Kansas

    71.1 miles from Blue Rapids, KS

    This historic hotel dates back to the mid-nineteenth century, and was formerly a boarding house and apartment block prior to its restoration and conversion to a bed and breakfast inn. Rumour has it that the building houses some ghostly tenants that never left, but reports are very generalised and ...


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    Captain Bailey Museum

    Brownville, Nebraska

    72.4 miles from Blue Rapids, 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

    72.6 miles from Blue Rapids, 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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    Eliza C. Morgan Hall - Peru State College

    Peru, Nebraska

    73.5 miles from Blue Rapids, 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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    Robber's Cave - Van Dorn Park

    Lincoln, Nebraska

    76 miles from Blue Rapids, 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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    Lake Street Lake - Rudge Memorial Park

    Lincoln, Nebraska

    76.4 miles from Blue Rapids, 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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    Antelope Park

    Lincoln, Nebraska

    77 miles from Blue Rapids, 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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    Nebraska State Capitol

    Lincoln, Nebraska

    77.8 miles from Blue Rapids, 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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    Temple Theatre

    Lincoln, Nebraska

    78.4 miles from Blue Rapids, 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

    79.4 miles from Blue Rapids, 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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    Round Mound Cemetery

    Cummings, Kansas

    79.6 miles from Blue Rapids, 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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    Wildwood

    Nebraska City, Nebraska

    79.8 miles from Blue Rapids, 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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    Old Captain's Studio

    Lincoln, Nebraska

    80 miles from Blue Rapids, 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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    Super China Buffet

    Nebraska City, Nebraska

    80.8 miles from Blue Rapids, 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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    Stull Cemetery

    Lecompton, Kansas

    81 miles from Blue Rapids, 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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    High Creek Cemetery

    Watson, Missouri

    81.1 miles from Blue Rapids, 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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    The Devil's Washboard - Donmyer Road

    Gypsum, Kansas

    81.4 miles from Blue Rapids, KS

    The Devil's Washboard, a group of three steep hills along Donmyer Road, has a harrowing history. Reports say that in the 1950s, seven local teens were racing in a car when they slammed into the bank, killing some or all of them. The wrecked car was placed upon posts at ...


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    Museum of Shadows

    Elmwood, Nebraska

    82.4 miles from Blue Rapids, 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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    St. Mary's Cemetery

    Hamburg, Iowa

    83.3 miles from Blue Rapids, 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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    Oakwood Cemetery

    Weeping Water, Nebraska

    86.6 miles from Blue Rapids, KS

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


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    Oxbow Cemetery - Callahan Cemetery

    Murdock, Nebraska

    87.1 miles from Blue Rapids, 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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    Concordia University - David Hall

    Seward, Nebraska

    87.9 miles from Blue Rapids, KS

    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 themselves.


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    University of Kansas - Sigma Nu Fraternity

    Lawrence, Kansas

    90 miles from Blue Rapids, KS

    Some say former governor Ed Warren and his mistress Lorraine still reside at their old home, now the University of Kansas Sigma Nu fraternity house, although both are long deceased. Stories tell us that Lorraine hanged herself in the building, and her apparition has been seen by witnesses. The story ...


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    The Eldridge Hotel

    Lawrence, Kansas

    90.6 miles from Blue Rapids, KS

    Room 506 is reportedly extremely haunted. Stories vary as to the precise nature of the haunting, some claiming that the original cornerstone from the building that burned down that is located in room 506 creates as "spirit portal", an access point for spirits wishing to cross over into our ...


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    Merchant's Pub and Plate

    Lawrence, Kansas

    90.6 miles from Blue Rapids, KS

    Located in a former bank building, this upmarket gastropub and restaurant is rumoured to feature a haunted staircase. Staff and diners have reported seeing a vanishing apparition ascending the steps, while others have felt an eerie presence whilst descending them. Submitted by Callum Swift


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    Lawrence Community Theatre Building

    Lawrence, Kansas

    91.1 miles from Blue Rapids, 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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    Haskell Indian Nations University

    Lawrence, Kansas

    92 miles from Blue Rapids, 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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