Haunted Places in Cordova, Nebraska



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    Gilbert Cemetery

    Friend, Nebraska

    10.9 miles from Cordova, NE

    The Gilberts, an 1890s pioneer family, are said to haunt this cemetery. Folks have reported that tombstones may move and unexplained noises can be heard on the site.


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    Concordia University - David Hall

    Seward, Nebraska

    19.4 miles from Cordova, NE

    The David Dorm is rumored to be haunted by Native Americans whose 1700s bones were found when the dorm was built in the 1970s. Residents say electronic appliances and showers turn on by themselves.


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    Doane College Library

    Crete, Nebraska

    22 miles from Cordova, NE

    The college library is believed to be haunted by a woman in a white dress who appears in the basement or in front of a window during the full moon.


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    Robber's Cave - Van Dorn Park

    Lincoln, Nebraska

    34.1 miles from Cordova, NE

    Robber's Cave, in southwest Lincoln near the intersection of 10th and High streets, was called Pahuk Bluff by the Pawnee Indians who came here to contact Tirawa, the god of all things. The cave was later a stop on the Underground Railroad and, in 1876, a hideout for Jesse James. ...


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    Lake Street Lake - Rudge Memorial Park

    Lincoln, Nebraska

    34.5 miles from Cordova, NE

    Formerly dairy farm, and then a skating rink, the park is said to be haunted by a little boy killed long ago by a gang of bullies. Apparitions have been reported to occur in winter near the creek.


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    Temple Theatre

    Lincoln, Nebraska

    34.7 miles from Cordova, NE

    This theater at the University of Nebraska, founded in 1869, is the centerpiece for some oft-told campus tales. In the 1940s, a student was said to have fallen to his death from the overhead rigging during a production of MacBeth, and now his apparition is said to appear during Shakespeare ...


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    Nebraska State Capitol

    Lincoln, Nebraska

    34.8 miles from Cordova, NE

    The Nebraska State Capitol was built over 10 years (1922-1932), and is still the home of Nebraska's government. It is said to be haunted by an apparition of someone falling, along with screaming and crying. It is thought to be either a man who had a heart attack and fell ...


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    Antelope Park

    Lincoln, Nebraska

    35.9 miles from Cordova, NE

    Near Antelope Park's memorial, behind the caretaker's house, is a field. Witnesses report that many apparitions have been seen in this field, walking across it and into the woods.


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    Witch's Grave

    Aurora, Nebraska

    35.9 miles from Cordova, NE

    The ancient, isolated grave in the Aurora city cemetery, the "witch’s grave," has a mossy tombstone and a protruding marker, said to be a warning to deter others from witchcraft. So the story goes, the "witch" was eccentric, which was enough for the townsfolk to label her a witch and ...


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    Richmond House

    Lincoln, Nebraska

    36.1 miles from Cordova, NE

    In the 1920s there was a triple murder suicide involving the husband, Bill, his wife Venus, her lover and their baby. Bill killed Venus by shotgun... he then laid on the railroad tracks near the home and was killed by a train. The baby was never found... In a corner ...


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    Old Captain's Studio

    Lincoln, Nebraska

    37.6 miles from Cordova, NE

    This historic building was formerly the residence of a retired sea captain, who owned a studio on the upper floor. Tenants of a law firm now located on the premises have reported seeing his apparition on several occasions over the years. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    TrailBlazers - Old Montgomery Ward Building

    Fairbury, Nebraska

    41.3 miles from Cordova, NE

    Formerly TrailBlazers restaurant and before that a Montgomery Ward department store, this office building is believed to be haunted due to reports that objects move about on their own here.


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    Columbus Hy-Vee

    Columbus, Nebraska

    49.9 miles from Cordova, NE

    The ghost that haunts the Columbus Hy-Vee is nicknamed Scooter. He is said to make screeching sounds near the produce and dairy sections and has appeared to employees at around 2 a.m.


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    Haunted Bridge

    Cordova, Nebraska

    51.3 miles from Cordova, NE

    The 1885 story of the haunted bridge begins with Tom Jones and his widowed sister Elizabeth Taylor, who were fighting with their neighbors over their cattle getting into their neighbors' crops. Tom and Elizabeth felt unsafe over the turmoil and bought a shotgun. Soon after, some men were cutting trees ...


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    Skyway Drive-In

    Schuyler, Nebraska

    53.8 miles from Cordova, NE

    At the Skyway Drive-In, folks say black phantom dogs with a missing eye and a missing leg roam the grounds. Witnesses maintain that f you look away from them, they disappear.


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    Hastings College

    Hastings, Nebraska

    54.1 miles from Cordova, NE

    The ghost of a music professor is said to show up in the music hall as an apparition or an orb. He also is said to turn lights on and off. Also, the Altman Hall is said to be haunted by namesake Clara Altman, who is said to act as ...


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    St. Patrick's Cemetery - Glowing Graveyard

    Columbus, Nebraska

    54.5 miles from Cordova, NE

    The cemetery, a.k.a. the Glowing Graveyard, is the center of several local ghost stories. For one, the headstones, as you may guess, are said to glow at night by the light of a full moon. Skeptics say this is because of the reflective limestone in the headstones. Another local legend ...


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    Museum of Shadows

    Elmwood, Nebraska

    56.1 miles from Cordova, NE

    We have captured some amazing evidence that links back to Harry Green and the Blackbird Store. We have even interacted with the souls who are attached to the very items in the museum. You may feel a soft touch on your arm or shoulder to smelling a very strong perfume ...


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    Oxbow Cemetery - Callahan Cemetery

    Murdock, Nebraska

    56.1 miles from Cordova, NE

    Ghostly children are said to be heard playing at this cemetery, known as Oxbow Cemetery, North Callahan Cemetery, Carter Cemetery and North Elmwood Cemetery. So the story goes, a nearby school collapsed in a big windstorm, pinning and killing a little girl named May Carter. Her father gave this land ...


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    Platte Center Creek

    Platte Center, Nebraska

    56.6 miles from Cordova, NE

    The hauntings here are said to be caused by three men who, in the early 1900s, were buried alive when a cave they dug into the creek bed collapsed. Apparitions of all three men are said to show up at night, digging by lantern light. After working a few minutes, ...


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    Hollenberg Pony Express Station

    Hanover, Kansas

    62.5 miles from Cordova, NE

    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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    Ball Cemetery

    Springfield, Nebraska

    64.1 miles from Cordova, NE

    The oldest grave marker at Ball Cemetery is reported to be dated 1869, and many apparitions have been reported here over the years. One is a tall male with a bad temper who walks around after dark, sometimes attacking late-night visitors. Another is Mary Mumford, who is buried here. Folks ...


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    Oakwood Cemetery

    Weeping Water, Nebraska

    64.4 miles from Cordova, NE

    One witness warns that the spirits may rise from the graves and attack visitors at night.


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    Barnard Park

    Fremont, Nebraska

    66.9 miles from Cordova, NE

    Barnard Park was once a cemetery, and it is rumored that when the city moved the bodies and turned it into a park, some of the bodies were missed. Several apparitions are said to roam here late at night, most notably a woman who was following the Mormon Trail and ...


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    Clarkson Historical Opera House

    Clarkson, Nebraska

    70.6 miles from Cordova, NE

    Local residents and employees have reported hearing ghostly laughter and seeing apparitions in period clothing wandering around the building. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Schroyer Cemetery

    Marysville, Kansas

    74.6 miles from Cordova, NE


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    The Hotel Cafe and Saloon

    Scribner, Nebraska

    74.7 miles from Cordova, NE

    The 1901 Hotel Cafe and Saloon, now operating as a restaurant, is believed to be haunted by victims of murders or suicides thought to have occurred in the building. On the second and third floors, witnesses have seen shadow figures, heard unexplained voices and felt cold spots.


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    Brother Sebastian's

    Omaha, Nebraska

    74.9 miles from Cordova, NE

    Bill Walden is the identity of the ghost who haunts this restaurant, a man who wears a tweed smoking jacket and ascot. He was a regular patron, and although he has since passed away, his spirit has made it clear that he still visits regularly.


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    Wildwood

    Nebraska City, Nebraska

    77.2 miles from Cordova, NE

    Sensitive guests feel a 'presence' when they tour this historic 1860's home. Some have mentioned seeing a lady in a long black dress in the kitchen or hear footsteps in the dining room. Others hear children's voices upstairs. A paranormal team had it's flashlight turn on ...


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    Weaver Hotel

    Waterville, Kansas

    77.7 miles from Cordova, NE

    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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    Coon Creek Bridge

    Barnes, Kansas

    78.3 miles from Cordova, NE

    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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    Super China Buffet

    Nebraska City, Nebraska

    78.6 miles from Cordova, NE

    Formerly Bischof’s Hardware, the restaurant is believed to be haunted by either the ghost of former owner Mr. Bischof or the spirits of a young man who died nearby. Many strange occurrences have been reported here, such as objects that move by themselves.


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    Keystone Trail

    Omaha, Nebraska

    79.1 miles from Cordova, NE

    The Keystone Trail, near 90th and Fort streets, is believed by some locals to be visited by a phantom train on cold misty nights. The apparition of the train has been both seen and heard, although the railroad tracks were removed from this spot years ago.


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    Brown Grand Theatre

    Concordia, Kansas

    80.8 miles from Cordova, NE

    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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    John Rice Library

    Bellevue, Nebraska

    81.2 miles from Cordova, NE

    Apparitions of an old man and a young girl have been seen at the John Rice Library. The girl, about 10, has dark brown hair parted in the middle and big round glasses, and the man is seen crouching over books.


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    Cornerstone Mansion Bed and Breakfast

    Omaha, Nebraska

    81.2 miles from Cordova, NE

    This 1894 bed and breakfast inn is housed inside a historic mansion, which has many ghostly tales associated with it. There have been reports of the apparitions of a young man and an elderly former owner appearing on separate occasions in a rocking chair located in the parlour room, ...


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    Jewell Park

    Bellevue, Nebraska

    81.9 miles from Cordova, NE

    Witnesses at Jewell Park have reported residual sounds from phantom rodeos, apparitions of people and objects, unexplained mist, footprints, strange noises and animal sounds.


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    James F Lynch Park

    Omaha, Nebraska

    81.9 miles from Cordova, NE

    The park is believed to be haunted, as many witnesses will attest. Some of the strange occurrences here have been unexplained footsteps, a ghostly baby's wails, and a man screaming, asking for help, and grabbing the legs of passersby.


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    Prospect Hill Cemetery

    Omaha, Nebraska

    82.3 miles from Cordova, NE

    A ghostly woman in white was scene by occupants of the property adjacent to the cemetery in 1874. An account of the ghostly lady, who demanded to know the whereabouts of her children before walking back to her grave in the cemetery and vanishing, was published in the Omaha Daily ...


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    White House Apartments

    Omaha, Nebraska

    82.7 miles from Cordova, NE

    The White House Apartments building is a three-story Italianate Victorian building assumed to once have been a home built around the turn of the century. It was a hospital before it was remodeled into apartments, and is said to be haunted possibly by former patients' ghosts. Witnesses say the apparition ...


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    O'Connor's Irish Pub

    Omaha, Nebraska

    82.9 miles from Cordova, NE

    At O'Connor's Irish Pub, which opened in 2003, shadow figures and unexplained footsteps are seen and heard in the kitchen as well as in the second-floor bar area.


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    Mystery Manor

    Omaha, Nebraska

    82.9 miles from Cordova, NE

    Built in 1887, Mystery Manor was home to William and Greta Hall. Reports say that when the stock market crashed on October 23, 1929, William Hall lost his fortune and went insane. He attacked Greta with an axe then buried her in the front yard. A week later, Greta's brother ...


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    Dana College

    Blair, Nebraska

    84.7 miles from Cordova, NE

    Dana College dates back to 1884, but was recently shut down and sold in 2010 due to financial problems. Latest word has it that the college will be refurbished and reopened around 2015-2016. Back in its heyday though, there were a number of places on campus said to be haunted. ...


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    Hummel Park

    Omaha, Nebraska

    85.5 miles from Cordova, NE

    This park was known for its lynch mobs who would long ago target African-Americans. This is said to be the reason why the trees all spookily lean to one side. Folks report hearing drums and howling wolves here, and apparitions have been seen as well, according to legend stemming from ...


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    Lewis and Clark Park

    Council Bluffs, Iowa

    87.8 miles from Cordova, NE

    Unexplained feelings of sickness and disorientation have been reported by those who come to this park that honors the historic explorers.


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    Bega Cemetery

    Stanton, Nebraska

    93.9 miles from Cordova, NE


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    Ghost Bridge of Logan Creek

    Pender, Nebraska

    101.2 miles from Cordova, NE

    Local legend tells of an early-1900s train that was held up by vigilantes chasing down a hired hand who murdered the family that employed him. The train bridge used to cross the Logan Creek, and from this former trestle, the man was hanged. Residents say sometimes a ghost bridge appears ...


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    Blackbird Hill

    Cordova, Nebraska

    109.1 miles from Cordova, NE

    The burial place of Omaha Indian Chief Blackbird, said to be buried here sitting upright on his horse, is rumored to be haunted. And it's old -- folks say in 1804, famed explorers Lewis and Clark visited this gravesite, leaving behind decorations to commemorate him. But the ghost here is ...


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