Haunted Places in Cave-in-Rock, Illinois



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    Cave-in-Rock State Park

    Cave-In-Rock, Illinois

    The ghost story here starts with Samuel Mason, a robber who established a gambling tavern here around 1800. He attracted customers with alchohol, prostitutes and gambling, then robbed and sometimes killed them. Although now the site is known for its natural features, some witnesses have reported hearing moans and cries ...


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    The Grand Rose Hotel

    Elizabethtown, Illinois

    7.8 miles from Cave-in-Rock, IL

    At this 1812 establishment with a view of the Ohio River, former owner Sarah Rose is said to linger beyond the grave. Her apparition has been seen walking in the second-floor hallways as well as climbing the stairs. Folks also have reported hearing a disembodied female voice and finding that ...


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    Baker Hollow Road Cemetery

    Marion, Kentucky

    8.1 miles from Cave-in-Rock, IL

    Witnesses say Baker Hollow Road Cemetery disappears and reappears in different locations, so it is hard to find. They also describe overwhelming feelings of grief, music playing, laughter, screams, and the sound of something unseen trying to get into your car. Apparitions of soldiers, a ghost dog, and men hanging ...


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    Riverview Mansion Hotel

    Golconda, Illinois

    18.9 miles from Cave-in-Rock, IL

    Now known as The Levee Lounge & Historic Riverview Mansion, the hotel is haunted by Miss Lucy Morse, wife of a former county bank president. Since the 1920's, her friendly spirit has been encountered on several occasions by guests and staff. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Wynn Cemetery

    Clay, Kentucky

    19.2 miles from Cave-in-Rock, IL

    According to local legend, two witches were buried in above-ground graves at Wynn Cemetery, and there are three trees here from which accused witches were hanged. Visitors have reported strange happenings on the anniversaries of their deaths and sudden temperature changes. Some witnesses have reported seeing a black apparition here ...


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    Crenshaw House

    Junction, Illinois

    19.3 miles from Cave-in-Rock, IL

    This place is closed to the public. It is owned by the state of Illinois and there are numerous No Trespassing signs. You are cautioned not to attempt to visit this place. Crenshaw house was a major player in kidnapping freed and escaped slaves and returning them to ...


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    The Old Slave House - Crenshaw Mansion

    Junction, Illinois

    19.3 miles from Cave-in-Rock, IL

    Note: This house is no longer a tourist attraction; tours are not operated here now as they have been in the past. Trespassers have been known to be arrested. This residence was once a place where slaves were bred illegally. The attic was made over with stalls to house the ...


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    Lick Creek Cemetery

    Dawson Springs, Kentucky

    31 miles from Cave-in-Rock, IL

    At the small Lick Creek Cemetery, visitors have reported apparitions, glowing eyes, and objects that fade in and out of sight.


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    Robin Hill

    Mount Vernon, Indiana

    35.4 miles from Cave-in-Rock, IL

    This historic house, reported to have been part of the Underground Railroad, stands empty and for sale. Since it has stood empty for a period, it is not surprising that it has developed a reputation for being haunted. Witnesses have reported seeing shadowy figures and hearing toilets flushing and other ...


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    C. C. Cohen Building

    Paducah, Kentucky

    35.4 miles from Cave-in-Rock, IL

    C.C. Cohen's restaurant closed around 2010, and is now reported to be called Shandies. The place is rumored to be haunted by the ghost of Stella Cohen Peine, the last member of the Cohen family, who died in her apartment upstairs. Chairs move by themselves, salt and pepper shakers fall ...


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    Grapevine Cemetery

    Madisonville, Kentucky

    39.5 miles from Cave-in-Rock, IL

    Grapevine Cemetery reportedly has a statue of an angel that cries blood and a ghost of a young man who committed suicide in after his girlfriend left. Witnesses say if he hears a love song playing from your car, he will scream.


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    Happy Hollow Rd

    Benton, Kentucky

    41 miles from Cave-in-Rock, IL

    Supposedly Happy Hollow Rd here in Marshall County Ky is haunted by a girl who died this road. If you were to put your car in neutral & let it roll downhill you will see this girls hand prints on your windshield and feel her pushing your car back & ...


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    Willard Library

    Evansville, Indiana

    47.8 miles from Cave-in-Rock, IL

    The Grey Lady is said to haunt this historic late-1800s library building, and she brings apparitions, the scent of perfume, cold spots, strange noises, and more. The water and electricity are also known to turn on and off, and furniture and objects move by themselves. Ghost tours are held in ...


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    107-1/2 East Main Cross

    Greenville, Kentucky

    57.3 miles from Cave-in-Rock, IL

    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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    Southern Illinois University

    Carbondale, Illinois

    59.7 miles from Cave-in-Rock, IL

    Southern Illinois University is reputed to have many haunted buildings; among them are Wheeler Hall, Faner Hall, Anthony Hall, Shryock Auditorium, and Mae Smith Residence Hall. One of the most famous ghosts here is Henry, who haunts the 1918 Shryock Auditorium. Henry, aka former university President Henry William Shryock, died ...


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    Hundley House Bed and Breakfast

    Carbondale, Illinois

    60.6 miles from Cave-in-Rock, IL

    Although Hundley House has not operated as a B & B since 2011, former guests claim that double homicide that took place there in the 1928's has left its mark, both literally and spiritually. A bullet hole from the murders can still be seen in the back staircase and people ...


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    Rockport Inn

    Rockport, Indiana

    67.5 miles from Cave-in-Rock, IL

    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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    Bellwood Mansion

    Indian Mound, Tennessee

    69.7 miles from Cave-in-Rock, IL

    Bellwood Mansion is reportedly an abandoned mansion in the middle of the woods, and it's a magnet for local legends about ghost sightings and witchcraft.


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    Upper Big Lake

    Charleston, Missouri

    71.9 miles from Cave-in-Rock, IL

    A fisherman's ghost is purported to haunt Upper Big Lake. So the story goes, the fisherman accidentally killed his nephew with a shotgun, and the nephew's ghost came back and drowned his uncle while he was fishing on the lake.


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    Blackfoot Cemetery

    Oakland City, Indiana

    74.7 miles from Cave-in-Rock, IL

    Blackfoot Cemetery has graves that date as far back as the 1800s and is a hot spot for the ghostly folk, some say. Witnesses have described eerie lights, unexplained sounds, and one grave that appears to be separate from all the others. According to local legend, the grave belongs to ...


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    Oakland City College - Cockrum Hall

    Oakland City, Indiana

    74.7 miles from Cave-in-Rock, IL

    Cockrum Hall at Oakland City College was built 1876 and is haunted by namesake Colonel William Cockrum's wife. Legend has it that she hanged herself in the tower. Those who peek into the windows in the night may see doors opening and closing by themselves and a bright orange glow ...


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    Devil's Backbone and Bake Oven

    Grand Tower, Illinois

    74.9 miles from Cave-in-Rock, IL

    The Devil's Backbone, a rocky ridge about a half mile long, sits adjacent to the Devil's Bake Oven, a larger rock about 100 feet tall near the river's edge. The formations have been used as landmarks, lookout points and hiding places throughout history. River pirates used it as a hideout ...


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    Port Cape Girardeau

    Cape Girardeau, Missouri

    75.1 miles from Cave-in-Rock, IL

    Port Cape Girardeau Restaurant and Lounge in Warehouse Row is housed in a circa-1860 warehouse. It is haunted by an unknown female ghost nicknamed Belle. The bartender who named her said that she showed him she liked the name he gave her. A few days after he thought up the ...


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    Glenn House

    Cape Girardeau, Missouri

    75.3 miles from Cave-in-Rock, IL

    Glenn House, built in 1883, is haunted by a Christmas ghost. The mansion was built by Edwin Dean for his daughter Lulu and her husband David Glenn. But banker Glenn lost much of his fortune and they moved out in 1915. The property fell into disrepair until it was renovated ...


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    Southeast Missouri State University

    Cape Girardeau, Missouri

    75.7 miles from Cave-in-Rock, IL

    Southeast Missouri State University's Cheney Hall is rumored to be haunted by a female student who committed suicide in a bathtub. Folks say now the door slams by itself and unexplained noises are heard in the room. The Music Building is also said to be haunted by apparitions and slamming ...


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    Rose Bed Inn

    Cape Girardeau, Missouri

    75.8 miles from Cave-in-Rock, IL

    Alex is a ghost who haunts Rose Bed Inn, housed in a former home built in 1908. The Schrader Family owned the home originally, and eventually it was put on the market. A young man named Alex expressed interest in the home. He didn't have the money to buy the ...


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    Lorimier Cemetery

    Cape Girardeau, Missouri

    76.4 miles from Cave-in-Rock, IL

    Historic Lorimier Cemetery from the early 1800s is home to a phenomenon known as the Tapping Ghost. It is a sensation of something tapping you on the shoulder, usually making visitors think a nut has fallen from a tree. The tapping repeats, usually until the visitor gets freaked out and ...


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    Austin Peay State University

    Clarksville, Tennessee

    78.5 miles from Cave-in-Rock, IL

    Austin Peay State University's Trahern Theater is said to be haunted by Margaret, a ghost who haunts the third floor and the stage. Margaret is said to tinker with elevators and electricity, lock doors, bang on lockers and call the names of students.


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    Resthaven Memorial Gardens

    Clarksville, Tennessee

    84.1 miles from Cave-in-Rock, IL

    Behind the cemetery, reports say, is a house that was once the home of a slave owner. Rumor has it that one of his slaves forced himself upon his daughter and got her pregnant, and the master killed the slave. The slave's ghost is said to roam the house looking ...


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    Bell Witch Cave

    Adams, Tennessee

    86.1 miles from Cave-in-Rock, IL

    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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    Violin Annie - Elmwood Cemetery

    Centralia, Illinois

    90.6 miles from Cave-in-Rock, IL

    Local legend says that Harriet Anne Marshall (Annie) was an accomplished violinist, and the daughter of a wealthy doctor. She became ill and died of diptheria, and at her grave her parents placed a statue of her playing the violin. It is said that cemetery visitors can hear the violin ...


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    Original Springs Mineral Spa and Hotel

    Okawville, Illinois

    100.6 miles from Cave-in-Rock, IL

    This historic hotel is said to have a great many haunts in residence. Included are a man named Meier, who died in an explosion in the 1880s, and J.W. Schreiner, an owner during the 1890s. At least 7 other spirits of folks who have perished during this hotel's long history ...


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    Loretta Lynn Ranch

    Cave-in-Rock, Tennessee

    105.5 miles from Cave-in-Rock, IL

    The Plantation House and surrounding areas have seen supernatural activity. Civil War soldiers have been seen walking or camping out nearby, and the house itself has seen its share of unexplained phenomena, attributed to the plantation's founders. Ghost Adventures featured the site on a 2011 show.


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    Pegram Family Cemetery Location

    Pegram, Tennessee

    114.2 miles from Cave-in-Rock, IL

    At the end of Walkup Road in Pegram, Cheatham County, Tennessee is the bulldozed Pegram Family Cemetery. About 1970, ruthless developers bulldozed an area along the Harpeth River which included the Pegram Cemetery which was partly in Metro Nashville, Davidson County and partly in Pegram, Cheatham County. The developers also sold dirt ...


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    Tennessee State Prison

    Nashville, Tennessee

    114.7 miles from Cave-in-Rock, IL

    This 1898 prison, which was closed in 1992, has been used for the setting of many films, including "The Green Mile" and "Ernest Goes to Jail." After its many fires, prison breaks and riots, the prison may well be a spot for paranormal activity. Folks have reported unexplained sounds, voices ...


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    Congress Inn

    Nashville, Tennessee

    116 miles from Cave-in-Rock, IL

    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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    Tennessee State Capitol

    Nashville, Tennessee

    118.1 miles from Cave-in-Rock, IL

    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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    Union Station Hotel

    Nashville, Tennessee

    118.5 miles from Cave-in-Rock, IL

    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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    Ryman Auditorium - Grand Ole Opry House

    Nashville, Tennessee

    118.5 miles from Cave-in-Rock, IL

    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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    Gaylord Opryland Resort

    Nashville, Tennessee

    119.1 miles from Cave-in-Rock, IL

    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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    Two Rivers Mansion and Golf Course

    Nashville, Tennessee

    120.8 miles from Cave-in-Rock, IL

    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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