Haunted Places in Bushong, Kansas



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    The Cottage House Bed and Breakfast

    Council Grove, Kansas

    12.7 miles from Bushong, 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

    20.6 miles from Bushong, 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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    Alma Cemetery

    Alma, Kansas

    25.9 miles from Bushong, 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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    The Columbian Theatre

    Wamego, Kansas

    38.8 miles from Bushong, 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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    Blind Tiger Brewery

    Topeka, Kansas

    39.5 miles from Bushong, 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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    Wolf House Museum

    Manhattan, Kansas

    40.9 miles from Bushong, 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

    41 miles from Bushong, 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

    41.5 miles from Bushong, 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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    Moon Lake

    Fort Riley, Kansas

    41.8 miles from Bushong, 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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    Kansas State Capitol

    Topeka, Kansas

    41.9 miles from Bushong, 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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    Kansas State University

    Manhattan, Kansas

    42 miles from Bushong, 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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    Jayhawk Tower

    Topeka, Kansas

    42.1 miles from Bushong, 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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    Moose Lodge #555

    Topeka, Kansas

    44.1 miles from Bushong, 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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    Fort Riley

    Milford, Kansas

    44.2 miles from Bushong, 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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    Doctor W.B. Jones House

    Florence, Kansas

    44.7 miles from Bushong, 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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    Lorenz Schlichter Memorial Cemetery - Child's Play Cemetery

    Le Roy, Kansas

    47.3 miles from Bushong, 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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    Stull Cemetery

    Lecompton, Kansas

    48.8 miles from Bushong, 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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    Ottawa Municipal Auditorium

    Ottawa, Kansas

    53.5 miles from Bushong, 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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    Old Abilene Town

    Abilene, Kansas

    54.7 miles from Bushong, 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

    55 miles from Bushong, 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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    University of Kansas - Sigma Nu Fraternity

    Lawrence, Kansas

    58.4 miles from Bushong, 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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    Haskell Indian Nations University

    Lawrence, Kansas

    58.8 miles from Bushong, 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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    Lawrence Community Theatre Building

    Lawrence, Kansas

    59.2 miles from Bushong, 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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    The Eldridge Hotel

    Lawrence, Kansas

    59.5 miles from Bushong, 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

    59.5 miles from Bushong, 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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    The Devil's Washboard - Donmyer Road

    Gypsum, Kansas

    62.2 miles from Bushong, 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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    Holton House Bed and Breakfast

    Holton, Kansas

    63.2 miles from Bushong, 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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    Wilbur's Grocery Store

    Potwin, Kansas

    63.8 miles from Bushong, 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

    64.9 miles from Bushong, 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

    69.8 miles from Bushong, 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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    New Century Air Center

    Bushong, Kansas

    74.8 miles from Bushong, 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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    Coon Creek Bridge

    Barnes, Kansas

    76.6 miles from Bushong, 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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    Weaver Hotel

    Waterville, Kansas

    77.1 miles from Bushong, 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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    Round Mound Cemetery

    Cummings, Kansas

    80.6 miles from Bushong, 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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    Schroyer Cemetery

    Marysville, Kansas

    81 miles from Bushong, KS


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    Santa Fe Depot Diner

    Leavenworth, Kansas

    85.5 miles from Bushong, 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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    Atchison Daily Globe

    Atchison, Kansas

    88.1 miles from Bushong, 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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    Tuck U Inn At Glick Mansion

    Atchison, Kansas

    88.4 miles from Bushong, 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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    The Sallie House

    Atchison, Kansas

    88.4 miles from Bushong, 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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    Drury Plaza Hotel Broadview

    Wichita, Kansas

    88.6 miles from Bushong, 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

    89 miles from Bushong, 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

    89.1 miles from Bushong, 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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    Main Street Galleria

    Weston, Missouri

    90.1 miles from Bushong, 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

    90.1 miles from Bushong, 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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    Hollenberg Pony Express Station

    Hanover, Kansas

    92.4 miles from Bushong, 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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    Brown Grand Theatre

    Concordia, Kansas

    99 miles from Bushong, 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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    Barbosa's Castillo

    Saint Joseph, Missouri

    108.1 miles from Bushong, 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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    The Social Parlor

    St. Joseph, Missouri

    108.2 miles from Bushong, 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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    Glore Psychiatric Museum

    St. Joseph, Missouri

    110.2 miles from Bushong, 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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    Kansas Army Ammunition Plant

    Parsons, Kansas

    110.6 miles from Bushong, 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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