Haunted Places in Chester, Arkansas



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    Chester House Inn and Antiques

    Chester, Arkansas

    The 1887 hotel primarily served railroad passengers and workers until the late-twentieth century. Now a delightful bed and breakfast inn with an adjoining antiques store, employees and guests staying at the establishment have reported many strange instances of paranormal activity. The place is rumoured to have been a brothel ...


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    King Opera House

    Van Buren, Arkansas

    19.8 miles from Chester, AR

    Allegedly haunted by the ghost of a young actor who was killed by an enraged father who objected to the actor's intentions to elope with his daughter.


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    Tilly Willy Bridge

    Fayetteville, Arkansas

    23.1 miles from Chester, AR

    The bridge was demolished in 2010 or 2011; the map shows the location of theh former bridge. It is said that a woman in the 1970s drove off the bridge, killing herself and her children. Her phantom car was seen driving across the bridge, and her apparition has been spotted ...


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    Old Fort Smith Courthouse

    Fort Smith, Arkansas

    24.8 miles from Chester, AR

    The old courthouse that still stands here was the sight of many a death sentence handed out in the late 19th century - the hangings occurred just outside.  It is said that the ghosts of the condemned men still roam this area.


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    Fort Chaffee

    Fort Smith, Arkansas

    26.5 miles from Chester, AR

    This historic site, now an Army National Guard station and training center, is reported to be haunted. The site, which experienced major fires in 2008, has also been used in several films, including A Soldier's Story in 1984, Biloxi Blues in 1988, and The Tuskegee Airmen in 1995. Elvis Presley ...


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    Inn at Carnall Hall

    Fayetteville, Arkansas

    26.9 miles from Chester, AR

    Originially built in 1905 as a women's dorm, the building now houses a 50-room hotel and Ella's French restaurant. Witnesses here have seen the floating apparition of a woman in a gown, without a head or feet, and indentations on the bed as if someone were sitting on it. Other ...


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    Opossum Walk Cemetery

    Hartman, Arkansas

    32.3 miles from Chester, AR

    Opossum Walk Cemetery is reported to have gates that are hot to the touch, even in winter, and witnesses have heard footsteps walking behind them and seen apparitions out of the corner of their eye.


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    Cherokee County Courthouse

    Tahlequah, Oklahoma

    47.5 miles from Chester, AR

    Previously the city's hospital, the courthouse is believed to be haunted. Folks have reported the sound of the jail door closing when no one is there, and the sound of a hospital gurney being rolled across ceramic tile has been reported even though the areas have been carpeted or tiled ...


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    Peel Mansion

    Bentonville, Arkansas

    47.6 miles from Chester, AR

    This historic mansion, built by Samuel Peel in 1875, is said to be haunted by Peel himself and by his daughter, Minnie Belle. Minnie Belle is known to play the piano when no one is in the room.


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    Station Cafe

    Bentonville, Arkansas

    47.8 miles from Chester, AR

    Once a theatre, this building is now home to a restaurant called "The Station Cafe". Items are moved in the main dining room and kitchen, sometimes violently.  A ghostly figure of a man has been seen roaming the hallway.


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    Radar Road Phantom

    Rogers, Arkansas

    50.5 miles from Chester, AR

    Locals have reported seeing a phantom horse and rider on the outskirts of the city of Rogers. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Pea Ridge National Military Park

    Garfield, Arkansas

    53.7 miles from Chester, AR

    On the battlefield in the middle of the night, witnesses have heard musket fire and seen apparitions of soldiers from the Battle of Pea Ridge. Some guests to the site have reported a feeling of being followed by something unseen.


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    Basin Park Hotel

    Eureka Springs, Arkansas

    55.5 miles from Chester, AR

    A haunted tour is offered here, and the hotel even has its own ghosts, including a young woman with blonde hair and blue eyes and a toddler-aged girl wearing pigtails and a yellow dress. Witnesses have also reported orbs and objects that move by themselves.


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    Crescent Hotel

    Eureka Springs, Arkansas

    55.9 miles from Chester, AR

    One of the most well-known haunted hotels in America, the Crescent hotel has a history that just requires there to be ghosts and haunts associated with it. And the Crescent has plenty. The site of a former hospital run by a con artist who had previously been convicted of practicing ...


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    Lick Skillet Lane

    Waldron, Arkansas

    56.2 miles from Chester, AR

    There have been ghost sightings on this road hitchhiking. Do not stop or you may get hurt. Its not a real person and you will have a feeling that you are being watched. I traveled down that road didn't see anything but I felt a presence. The reason why it ...


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    McBride House

    Fort Gibson, Oklahoma

    61 miles from Chester, AR

    This private home is now abandoned but its former owner claims it was haunted by numerous ghosts. She's even written a book about it. She claims that the previous owner and original builder of the house still resides there and is prone to throwing ghostly parties at 2 am. ...


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    Fort Gibson

    Fort Gibson, Oklahoma

    61.2 miles from Chester, AR

    The legend of Vivia Thomas is told around Fort Gibson. So it goes, one morning in 1870, a soldier was found dead atop a grave in the nearby cemetery. When the doctor examined the body, he found she was a woman. Vivia Thomas had been educated and elegant, and she ...


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    All Star Pizzeria

    Noel, Missouri

    62.2 miles from Chester, AR

    This historic building was a former pizzeria, but is now boarded up. People who drive past late at night have seen a white apparition standing at the windows, and while it was in operation, staff would report all sorts of various paranormal activity. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Arkansas Tech University

    Russellville, Arkansas

    64.4 miles from Chester, AR

    Arkansas Tech University, several locations are rumored to be haunted. One is Caraway Hall, where students describe noises in the attic, footsteps on the stairs and whispers in the hallways. There are two legends to explain the hauntings. One is that it is build on top of a Cherokee burial ...


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    Moore Hill Cemetery

    Dardanelle, Arkansas

    66.9 miles from Chester, AR

    Locals swear that if you hang around the "Hovis" gravestones at night you'll eventually find the ghost of a man who killed his wife.


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    Thomas-Foreman Historic Home

    Muskogee, Oklahoma

    68.1 miles from Chester, AR

    This 1898 home-turned-house-museum built in former "Indian Territory" is said to be haunted by the ghost of former resident Mrs. Foreman, who passed away in the home in 1968. Its caretaker said he often looked up while working outside to see the apparition of Mrs. Foreman in the doorway watching ...


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    Pink House Restauant

    Wagoner, Oklahoma

    69.5 miles from Chester, AR

    The 1906 Pink House Restaurant was recently painted green amid local controversy, and is supposedly haunted by a frustrated female spirit who is very much against change. During the initial renovations, tools and furniture were constantly moved around by unseen hands, and doors slammed shut of their own accord. ...


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    James Parkinson House

    Wagoner, Oklahoma

    70 miles from Chester, AR

    The 1892 Victorian mansion is rumoured to be haunted, according to the current residents. Orbs have been known to show up in photographs, and lamps have been known to flicker for no apparent reason. In an upstairs bedroom, strange noises and ghostly voices have been heard. The current owner ...


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    Concord Cemetery

    Exeter, Missouri

    71.4 miles from Chester, AR

    Investigators claim to have captured orbs in photographs taken at this cemetery, and mysterious breathing noises appear on audio recordings.


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    Kiamichi Kitchen

    Talihina, Oklahoma

    80.6 miles from Chester, AR

    The Kiamichi Kitchen, now demolished, was housed in a former private home. It was said to be haunted by a ghost called George who would turn the lights and the radio on and off and make noises late at night.


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    The Shepherd of the Hills

    Branson, Missouri

    83.6 miles from Chester, AR

    The Shepherd of the Hills is an outdoor theater venue rumored to be haunted by the ghost of a Confederate soldier. Witnesses have seen him running from the actors during night performances of a show about the Bald Knobbers, a group of 1880s Missouri vigilantes.


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    Music City Center

    Branson, Missouri

    84.1 miles from Chester, AR

    Music City Centre is believed to be haunted by several spirits, including one of a little girl named Amy and another of an older man who likes to tinker with elevators and electrical devices.


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    Hotel Vinita - Napoli's Italian Restaurant

    Vinita, Oklahoma

    85.8 miles from Chester, AR

    Built in Spanish Revival-style, the 1927 hotel now features a quaint restaurant on the ground floor. The guest rooms have since been refurbished as apartments, but the original ballroom still retains its period features. This part of the building is haunted according to visitors, who have reported ghostly piano ...


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    John Walsh Mansion

    Monett, Missouri

    87.1 miles from Chester, AR

    House has at least 3 paranormal residents. A man in formal dress is often glimpsed, especially in upper bedroom areas. A small child most likely female is also present and likes to play with the household dogs. A middle age woman visits the "music room' part of the ...


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    Timber Ridge Cemetery

    Catoosa, Oklahoma

    89.6 miles from Chester, AR

    Locals have nicknamed this place Haunted Hollow. Legend has it that a Native American boy who was hit by a car and killed while riding his bicycle in 1989 is buried here. Witnesses say that his spirit, along with his bicycle, can be seen along the roadside. Some say they ...


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    Joplin Spook Light - Hornet Spooklight

    Seneca, Missouri

    90.7 miles from Chester, AR

    Joplin Spook Light, aka Hollis Light or Hornet Spooklight, is a ball of light or group of lights that appear in an area called the Devil's Promenade. The lights have been seen as far back as the mid-1800s. Legend has it that the phenomena has to do with two deceased ...


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    Belvidere Mansion

    Claremore, Oklahoma

    91.3 miles from Chester, AR

    Belvidere Mansion, built by John M. Bayless around in 1902, is a gothic-style brick home. Its third floor is a ballroom. In 1907, six months before it was completed, Mr. Bayless died of complications from appendicitis surgery. Mary Bayless and their six surviving children finished the mansion and lived there ...


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    Rogers State University

    Claremore, Oklahoma

    93 miles from Chester, AR

    At night, students say, an elderly Native American man's apparition can be seen walking on the grounds. Also, legend has it that when the school was a military academy, a cadet died in a hazing accident, and he now haunts the college TV station. The former radio station is rumored ...


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    Mayberry Hotel

    Royal, Arkansas

    94.4 miles from Chester, AR

    This hotel is now abandoned and near total ruin. The ghost of 1800s owner David Mayberry is said to haunt the site. Seeing that he built the hotel for the area's prospectors and miners, gunfights broke out often here, leading to many deaths. David Mayberry himself was shot but not ...


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    Missouri Southern State University

    Joplin, Missouri

    99 miles from Chester, AR

    Missouri Southern State University has a ghostly Dark Lady who is known to move objects and create cold spots. Some also maintain that the Billingsly Student Center is haunted.


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    Prosperity School Bed and Breakfast

    Joplin, Missouri

    100.5 miles from Chester, AR

    A school in its olden days, this building stood empty for three decades before it was renovated into an inn. During the time it was empty, it became known as a hot spot for haunts. TV's Ghost Hunters has caught an image of ghost children running down a hall; shadow ...


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    Oak Hill Cemetery - Witch's Grave

    Galena, Kansas

    101.2 miles from Chester, AR

    Legend has it that there is a grave of a witch toward the back of this cemetery, and some claim that apparitions, voices, and strange sounds will come from the area, especially around the hour of 3:33 a.m.


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    Peace Church Cemetery

    Joplin, Missouri

    101.8 miles from Chester, AR

    This cemetery dates back to the mid 19th century, but has been more or less abandoned for the past three decades. Its most famous "inhabitant" is probably Billy Cook, who killed six people during a 22-day criminal rampage between Missouri and California in the early 1950s. He was ...


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    DeSoto Rock and Gift Shop

    Hot Springs, Arkansas

    102.4 miles from Chester, AR

    I have worked at the DeSoto for 4 years now and the number of stories I have are too numerous to list here . We have had several paranormal investigations in the last 4 years that have yielded EVP's, images caught on digital cameras as well as IF Security ...


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    Arlington Resort Hotel

    Hot Springs, Arkansas

    102.4 miles from Chester, AR

    Although staff firmly believe and tell guests that there are no ghosts in the building, bottles of wine jump off the shelves without being touched. There have been reports of apparitions in old-fashioned clothes wandering the hallways and the lobby before simply vanishing. The ghost of a young girl in ...


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    Park Hotel

    Hot Springs, Arkansas

    102.4 miles from Chester, AR

    People often feel things brush past them that they can't see. There are reports of people being touched and poked in the hotel's corridors. (Submitted by Callum S.)


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    Grand Avenue Bed and Breakfast

    Carthage, Missouri

    102.6 miles from Chester, AR

    The ghost in residence at this early-20th-century house is said to be a male whose cigarette smoke smell fills the dining room and parlor when he is around. The spirit is thought to be that of Albert Carmean, a former owner in its early days.


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    The Poet's Loft

    Hot Springs, Arkansas

    102.6 miles from Chester, AR

    A female employee reported being grabbed and held down on a couch by unseen female hands.


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    Old Malco Theatre

    Hot Springs, Arkansas

    102.8 miles from Chester, AR

    During a performance in the 1880's, a woman from the audience disappeared during a magic show production. Ever since then, there have been reports of the theatre being haunted. The ghost a glowing woman has been seen in the theatre basement, objects move around by themselves, and screams come out ...


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    Springfield National Cemetery

    Springfield, Missouri

    114.9 miles from Chester, AR

    The 1860s Springfield National Cemetery is home to some lingering spirits of Civil Wars soldiers, according to those in the know. Some of the gravestones here are known to glow, and orbs and other anomalies have shown up in photographs.


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    Brown Mansion

    Coffeyville, Kansas

    122.4 miles from Chester, AR

    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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    Elmwood Cemetery

    Coffeyville, Kansas

    122.7 miles from Chester, AR

    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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    Dale Apartments

    Coffeyville, Kansas

    123.3 miles from Chester, AR

    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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