Haunted Places in Burns, Kansas



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    Doctor W.B. Jones House

    Florence, Kansas

    7.9 miles from Burns, KS

    This historic abandoned house was built in 1879, and was formerly the residence of a doctor and his family. People have reportedly seen the apparition of the doctor staring down at them from the upper floor of the house. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Wilbur's Grocery Store

    Potwin, Kansas

    12.7 miles from Burns, KS

    This historic building is now a grocery store, but was a former orphanage and home for wayward women. People working here have reported objects moving around by themselves, feeling cold spots and smelling coffees when no one is around. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Belle Vista Cemetery

    El Dorado, Kansas

    18.6 miles from Burns, KS

    Ghost tourists who stop around the grave of Clara Wiley, a woman who was murdered in the 1900s, find that their cameras seem to malfunction. The cemetery also is said to be haunted by a ghost called Two Moons, whose bones were said to have been dug up during the ...


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    Beaumont Hotel

    Beaumont, Kansas

    35.7 miles from Burns, KS

    Allegedly haunted by a cowboy called Zeke who was shot and killed by the innkeeper in its stagecoach heyday. People claim to see the apparition of a cowboy, hear the jangle of spurs and also claim that objects move on their own.


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    Drury Plaza Hotel Broadview

    Wichita, Kansas

    37.4 miles from Burns, KS

    Some strange occurrences reported in this hotel include lights that flicker only in the guest rooms (not the hallways), and violently shaking doors. Also, the furniture is rearranged within seconds of a person leaving a room.


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    Central Plains Novelty Store

    Wichita, Kansas

    37.8 miles from Burns, KS

    This original historic building is over one hundred years old, and the staff here have reported many instances of paranormal activity. Staff and customers have reported smelling perfume when there is no one around and hearing disembodied footsteps on the upper floor. Strange lights and figures in period clothing have ...


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    Kansas Aviation Museum

    Wichita, Kansas

    38.1 miles from Burns, KS

    Employees at the museum say they have heard slamming doors, old-fashioned music, and happily chatting voices, and they even have seen the apparition of a man in a 1940s hat. Among the 40 old planes here is said to be least one haunted one: A yellow crop duster is said ...


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    The Cottage House Bed and Breakfast

    Council Grove, Kansas

    44.9 miles from Burns, 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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    Rocky Ford Bridge - Bird Bridge

    Emporia, Kansas

    46 miles from Burns, 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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    The Devil's Washboard - Donmyer Road

    Gypsum, Kansas

    48.3 miles from Burns, 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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    Reno County Museum

    Hutchinson, Kansas

    56.8 miles from Burns, KS

    The buildings that make up the Reno County Museum are both over 100 years old. There were several deaths recorded in the Rosemont apartment building,one of the buildings that became the Reno County Museum. Former staff and visitors have reported hearing strange noises and seeing the apparition of a little girl ...


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    Fox Theater

    Hutchinson, Kansas

    56.9 miles from Burns, KS

    Doors slam late at night, theater seats lift and lower as if someone unseen is using them, and in 2001, the glass from a fire extinguisher panel broke by itself when no one was around.


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    Hutchinson Public Library

    Hutchinson, Kansas

    56.9 miles from Burns, KS

    Ida Day Holzapfel, according to local lore, is the ghost who haunts the library. The former librarian, who began working here in 1915, may never have left. She is said to reside in the basement, watching over her beloved library. She left in 1954 to become a catalog librarian for ...


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    Hutchinson Municipal Court

    Hutchinson, Kansas

    57.2 miles from Burns, KS

    At this city courthouse, the fifth floor is said to be haunted by the spirit of a woman. Her apparition in white has been spotted, and she is blamed for slamming doors and files that appear to have been moved or tampered with.


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    Old Abilene Town

    Abilene, Kansas

    59.4 miles from Burns, 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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    Rivendell Book Store

    Abilene, Kansas

    59.8 miles from Burns, 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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    Lorenz Schlichter Memorial Cemetery - Child's Play Cemetery

    Le Roy, Kansas

    65 miles from Burns, 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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    Wildmead Cemetery

    Nickerson, Kansas

    65.8 miles from Burns, KS

    Legend has it that this cemetery has a guardian, one who may appear as a woman, a light, or even a demon. Those who visit the cemetery because they have family buried there will be protected by the guardian. But those who come only to cause trouble? Beware!


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    Moon Lake

    Fort Riley, Kansas

    68.1 miles from Burns, 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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    Fort Riley

    Milford, Kansas

    70.7 miles from Burns, 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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    Alma Cemetery

    Alma, Kansas

    71.4 miles from Burns, 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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    Safari Mark's Bar and Bistro

    Sedan, Kansas

    76.8 miles from Burns, KS

    Dating back to 1904, the historic 'Bradford Hotel' is now a bar and bistro called 'Safari Mark's'. The place is said to be haunted by the ghost of Andrew Eaton (otherwise known as Indian Slim), a local character who had a reputation as a gambler and a champion horse ...


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    Old Saint Mary Hospital

    Manhattan, Kansas

    77.4 miles from Burns, 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

    77.5 miles from Burns, 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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    Wolf House Museum

    Manhattan, Kansas

    77.5 miles from Burns, 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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    Kansas State University

    Manhattan, Kansas

    78 miles from Burns, 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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    The Columbian Theatre

    Wamego, Kansas

    83 miles from Burns, 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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    Elcado Cemetery

    Peru, Kansas

    87.1 miles from Burns, 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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    Blind Tiger Brewery

    Topeka, Kansas

    90.4 miles from Burns, 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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    Kansas State Capitol

    Topeka, Kansas

    93 miles from Burns, 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

    93.2 miles from Burns, 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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    Labadie Mansion

    Copan, Oklahoma

    95 miles from Burns, 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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    Moose Lodge #555

    Topeka, Kansas

    95.2 miles from Burns, 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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    Poncan Theatre

    Ponca City, Oklahoma

    96.4 miles from Burns, KS

    One of Ponca City's oldest buildings, the theater is the site of disembodied footsteps, disappearing apparitions, and the sound of Native American drums. To add to the eerieness, a stain on the ceiling resembling blood is said to mysteriously reappear whenever it is scrubbed clean or painted over.


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    Stull Cemetery

    Lecompton, Kansas

    98.5 miles from Burns, 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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    Bird Creek School

    Pawhuska, Oklahoma

    100.4 miles from Burns, KS

    The old one-room schoolhouse for Native American children was built in the early 1900s. Legend has it that if you write your name on the blackboard and leave, when you come back later, the board will have been wiped clean by unseen hands.


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    Dale Apartments

    Coffeyville, Kansas

    100.7 miles from Burns, 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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    Elmwood Cemetery

    Coffeyville, Kansas

    101.3 miles from Burns, 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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    Brown Mansion

    Coffeyville, Kansas

    101.6 miles from Burns, 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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    101 Ranch

    Ponca City, Oklahoma

    103 miles from Burns, KS

    The 101 Ranch was a cowboy hangout in the early 1900s, and legend has it that ghosts remain here from that time. Will Rogers was among its guests. Witnesses say melancholy cowboy melodies and residual phantom voices can be heard around the site.


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    Constantine Arts Council and Theatre

    Pawhuska, Oklahoma

    103 miles from Burns, KS

    The historic building is haunted by the spirit of Sappho Constantine Brown, the daughter of a former theatre owner. Workmen refurbishing the building during the 1980's were the first to encounter her apparition, which was often accompanied by light footsteps. The sounds of a phantom brawl has also been ...


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    Dewey Hotel Museum

    Dewey, Oklahoma

    103.3 miles from Burns, 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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    Frank and Lola's

    Bartlesville, Oklahoma

    105.1 miles from Burns, 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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    Jesse Creek Cemetery

    Bartlesville, Oklahoma

    106.8 miles from Burns, KS

    This abandoned and overgrown cemetery is reported to be near Haunted Hill and Circle Mountain off CR 2700, and lies in an open field near an abandoned landscape business. Folks report that those who try to use digital cameras to take pictures here find that their cameras are not working ...


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    Brown Grand Theatre

    Concordia, Kansas

    110.5 miles from Burns, 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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    Holton House Bed and Breakfast

    Holton, Kansas

    113.4 miles from Burns, 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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