Haunted Places in Cave City, Kentucky



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    Coral Hill Road

    Glasgow, Kentucky

    8 miles from Cave City, KY

    A harrowing tale has been told by a man who was walking along Coral Hill Road one night. He saw the transparent white form of a headless horseman, which then followed him home. The ghost was spotted by the man's family members, who awoke to find the ghost in the ...


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    Mammoth Cave National Park

    Mammoth Cave, Kentucky

    8.6 miles from Cave City, KY

    Around 4,000 years ago, it is believed that prehistoric Native Americans mined these cave walls for its minerals and buried their dead inside the cave. In the 1800s, Dr. Frank Gorin (or, some reports say, Dr. John Croghan) established a colony for tuberculosis patients in the cave, believing the cave ...


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    Greensburg Court House

    Greensburg, Kentucky

    26.5 miles from Cave City, 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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    Western Kentucky University

    Bowling Green, Kentucky

    29.2 miles from Cave City, KY

    Western Kentucky University is rumored to have many haunts in many different buildings: Academic Complex - Formerly a hospital and now classrooms, medical facilities and TV and radio stations, the complex workers have heard strange sounds, seen apparitions out of the corners of their eyes, and saw a CD player ...


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    The Haintin' Holler

    Burkesville, Kentucky

    32.5 miles from Cave City, KY

    As it's called by locals "The Haintin; Holler" is located on HWY 3115, about 1/4 mile past the Gray Gap Road you will enter this area. It runs from there to about 1/4 mile from the end of Turner Branch Road. Turner Branch Road comes to a dead end ...


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    Hiestand House

    Campbellsville, Kentucky

    35.2 miles from Cave City, 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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    Lindsey Wilson College

    Columbia, Kentucky

    36.2 miles from Cave City, 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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    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville, Kentucky

    36.3 miles from Cave City, 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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    Hardin County Historical Museum

    Elizabethtown, Kentucky

    38.9 miles from Cave City, KY

    This historical museum houses many civil war and pioneer artefacts from the county history; and perhaps even a few ghosts. A spectral male apparition in a brown suit has been seen wandering the halls of the museum after closing hours. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Morrison Masonic Lodge

    Elizabethtown, Kentucky

    38.9 miles from Cave City, KY

    The ghosts of Civil War soldiers have been spotted at this Lodge building, and witnesses also have reported unexplained footsteps and knocking and objects that move by themselves. The alarm goes off when no one is in the building, and ghosts have shown up in photos and have been heard ...


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    Bethlehem Academy

    Elizabethtown, Kentucky

    39.1 miles from Cave City, KY

    The old Bethlehem Academy, once a convent and then a hotel, is now a restaurant. Rumor has it that it's haunted by the ghosts of nuns and other folks who were murdered on the premises long ago. The spirits manifest by turning lights on and off and moving chairs and ...


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    Octagon Hall

    Franklin, Kentucky

    40.2 miles from Cave City, KY

    The historic Octagon Hall was completed in 1859, and is rumored to be haunted. In the 1860s it is said that a young girl burned to death in the basement kitchen, and local stories tell that during a 2003 Halloween ghost tour, the fireplace kettle, which hangs from a moveable ...


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    Thomas House

    Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee

    42.5 miles from Cave City, KY

    Built in 1890, the place is said to be haunted by a little girl ghost. Her favorite room appears to be Room 37. The Thomas House was featured on the TV show "Paranormal State."


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    Gates of Hell - Grandview Cemetery - Kasey's Cemetery

    Custer, Kentucky

    44 miles from Cave City, KY

    Grandview Cemetery, aka Kasey's Cemetery or the Gates of Hell, contains the graves of people from the 1700s and 1800s as well as the ruins of an iron and stone gate. Some say one time an enormous green orb appeared here, hovered a short time, then shot straight up and ...


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    Free Union Separate Baptist Church

    Columbia, Kentucky

    46 miles from Cave City, 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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    Old Talbott Tavern

    Bardstown, Kentucky

    53.6 miles from Cave City, 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

    53.6 miles from Cave City, 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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    Saint Ivos Cemetery

    Lebanon, Kentucky

    54.7 miles from Cave City, KY

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


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    Cragfont

    Castalian Springs, Tennessee

    54.9 miles from Cave City, KY

    Brothers James and George Winchester built the first Cragfont, a log cabin, in 1785. George was killed by Indians in 1794, and James and his wife Susan went on to build the upscale manor house Cragfont, finished in 1802. The historic mansion has been restored and is open to the ...


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    Maple Hill Manor Bed and Breakfast

    Springfield, Kentucky

    56.1 miles from Cave City, 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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    Doe Run Inn

    Brandenburg, Kentucky

    57 miles from Cave City, KY

    At this historic hotel, there is a quirky ghost who has been seen on the stairway and in the dining room. What's quirky about him? He loves to untie unsuspecting guests' shoes!


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    Jim Beam Distillery

    Clermont, Kentucky

    57.4 miles from Cave City, 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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    Oliver's Restaurant - Grayfeather Grill

    Gallatin, Tennessee

    58.4 miles from Cave City, KY

    It has had many names, including Loco Lupe's, Oliver's Restaurant, Grecian's and Grayfeather Grill. The 1800s building that houses the eatery was once the county jail, and it is rumored to be haunted. Witnesses have heard voices, knocking, footsteps on the stairs and slamming doors late at night, and toilets ...


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    Ditto House Inn

    West Point, Kentucky

    59.7 miles from Cave City, KY

    Used as a headquarters and a hospital during the Civil War, this inn is said to be haunted by soldiers and other folks who passed away here during that era. Some guests have reported being touched or spoken to by the spirits. The inn has been featured on many TV ...


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    Fairvue - Isaac Franklin Plantation

    Gallatin, Tennessee

    62.3 miles from Cave City, KY

    The historic Isaac Franklin Plantation, also called Fairvue, was built in 1832. Isaac Franklin was a successful slave trader who sold approximately 1,200 enslaved people into the Southwest region, earning almost $1,000,000 in his lifetime. After changing hands several times over the years, the site was designated a National Historic ...


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    Perryville Battlefield

    Perryville, Kentucky

    65.8 miles from Cave City, 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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    107-1/2 East Main Cross

    Greenville, Kentucky

    67.4 miles from Cave City, KY

    The location is believed to have been a hospital in the 1800's. Currently it is a restaurant with apartments above. Before that it was a law office. Family just moved there and have seen a man on many occasions walking through the apartment. Strange noises, etc. ...


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    Waverly Hills Sanatorium

    Louisville, Kentucky

    69 miles from Cave City, KY

    This historic hospital, originally opened in 1910 to treat tuberculosis patients, has reportedly seen about 63,000 deaths. TV shows Ghost Adventures, Fact or Faked, Ghost Hunters and many more have featured the site. Witnesses here report unexplained lights, apparitions, shadowy forms and other various phenomena.


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    Captain Frank's Tomb

    Elizabeth, Indiana

    69.6 miles from Cave City, KY

    Captain Frank McHarry's Tomb is located on a bluff overlooking the Ohio River. The gravesite of the steamboat captain is said to be visited by a ghostly light or mist. Legend has it that the tomb was built on this spot so he could watch over his former stomping grounds. ...


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    Bell Witch Cave

    Adams, Tennessee

    71.7 miles from Cave City, KY

    The famous legend of the Bell Witch has been written about for over a century. Many movies and stories have been based on this legend as well. Some say this story of the Bell family being haunted by a poltergeist or witch is unsubstantiated and a hoax. Other reports say ...


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    The Hermitage

    Nashville, Tennessee

    73.3 miles from Cave City, KY

    Settled by Nathaniel Hays in 1780, Hays sold the farm to Andrew Jackson in 1804 for $3,400. Jackson built the Federal-style, two-story brick home around 1820. He came back here after his U.S. presidency term ended in 1837, and died here June 8, 1845. The property fell into disrepair until ...


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    Harrodsburg Spring - Young Park

    Harrodsburg, Kentucky

    74.4 miles from Cave City, 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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    Gaylord Opryland Resort

    Nashville, Tennessee

    75.8 miles from Cave City, KY

    This famed resort is said to be haunted by The Black Lady, who has been seen all over the hotel. As her nickname suggests, the appparition is dressed all in black. She is a young woman in antebellum-style clothing, and wears a long black veil over her face. She is ...


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    Old Louisville

    Louisville, Kentucky

    76.4 miles from Cave City, 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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    Lady of the Stairs - First Church of Christ Scientist

    Louisville, Kentucky

    76.5 miles from Cave City, 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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    Two Rivers Mansion and Golf Course

    Nashville, Tennessee

    76.6 miles from Cave City, KY

    People have reported seeing apparitions in the mansion and having items moved around the building. The lights turn on and off at night. People report seeing strange lights from across the golf course moving around the house. Disembodied footsteps and strange laughter are heard on the fairways of the golf ...


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    Pope Lick Monster - Goat Man

    Louisville, Kentucky

    77.3 miles from Cave City, 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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    Congress Inn

    Nashville, Tennessee

    77.4 miles from Cave City, KY

    In 1987, a guest awoke from sleeping on his stomach to find that someone was sitting on his backside, so he was unable to turn over. After asking around, he learned that the inn had been used as a Civil War hospital, and it is said that the death toll ...


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    The Brown Hotel

    Louisville, Kentucky

    77.4 miles from Cave City, KY

    It is the 15th floor, used only for storage space, that is said to be haunted at this hotel. Witnesses say Mr. Brown himself may once have had a suite on this floor, and the elevator often stops at it, called by an unseen presence. Footprints have been seen walking ...


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    Louisville Palace Theater

    Louisville, Kentucky

    77.6 miles from Cave City, KY

    Originally opened as the Loew's Theater in 1928, the theater is said to be haunted by several ghosts. Some are seen as apparitions in the balcony area, including a man in 1930s garb who disappears when approached. In the mezzanine lobby, a faceless woman in a 1940s clothing has been ...


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    Phoenix Hill Tavern

    Louisville, Kentucky

    77.6 miles from Cave City, 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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    The Seelbach Hilton Louisville

    Louisville, Kentucky

    77.7 miles from Cave City, KY

    At this very old hotel building (construction originally began in 1903), there have been reports of TVs turning on at a very loud volume at about 4 a.m. Also, folks have heard the sound of running footsteps on wooden floors in the hallways, even though the halls are now carpeted.


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    Belle of Louisville

    Louisville, Kentucky

    78.3 miles from Cave City, KY

    The historic steamboat is rumored to be haunted by former Captain Ben Winters, who died on board of a heart attack, and possibly by other felled workers, one of whom was crushed to death when machinery was turned on by accident and one killed when the paddlewheel unexpectedly went into ...


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    Rockport Inn

    Rockport, Indiana

    78.9 miles from Cave City, KY

    This inn was built in the 1850s as a private home, and was one of the first buildings in the area to have glass windows. It is rumored to have been part of the Underground Railroad; it is also rumored to have a ghost. An apparition of the wife of ...


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    Old Bridge Inn

    Jeffersonville, Indiana

    79.3 miles from Cave City, KY

    The house here was originally built in 1836, and is haunted by a kindly spirit. Locals think the ghost may be former owner Dr. Charles Hancock, a descendant of patriot John Hancock. Other spirits are said to reside here as well.


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    Culbertson Mansion

    New Albany, Indiana

    79.8 miles from Cave City, KY

    Built in 1867 by William S. Culbertson, the mansion, which cost $120,000 to build at that time, is said to be haunted. Witnesses have heard doors shut by themselves and footsteps upstairs when no one is up there. Its Carriage House has a dark story attached to it. It burned ...


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    Tennessee State Capitol

    Nashville, Tennessee

    81.3 miles from Cave City, KY

    Legend has it that at State Capitol, you may still hear the phantom arguing of two rivals who were both buried in a vault here. Architect William Strickland and Samuel Morgan, head of the Capitol Commission, although they were both respected men, did not get along. Their ghostly arguing continues ...


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    Ryman Auditorium - Grand Ole Opry House

    Nashville, Tennessee

    81.3 miles from Cave City, KY

    Originally built in 1892 as the Union Gospel Tabernacle, this well-known home of country music is said to be haunted by the ghost of Hank Williams, Sr. His voice has been heard singing his songs. The apparition of a Confederate soldier also has been reported here, as well as footsteps ...


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    Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

    Harrodsburg, Kentucky

    81.5 miles from Cave City, 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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    Union Station Hotel

    Nashville, Tennessee

    81.8 miles from Cave City, KY

    There are many rumors regarding the hauntings of the Union Station. Some claim that a train derailment and the subsequent deaths have caused ghosts to linger at what was their last boarding stop. Others tell of a spooky woman seen jumping from the building to her death, and ...


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