Haunted Places in Cotter, Arkansas



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    Cotter Bridge

    Cotter, Arkansas

    Witnesses have experienced a number of spooky things at the bridge: The ghost of a woman being chased by hounds, apparitions of children playing on the tracks below the bridge, disembodied footsteps/footprints, and the sound of a phantom baby crying.


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    Fredonia Cemetery

    Mountain View, Arkansas

    37.6 miles from Cotter, AR

    Witnesses say a ghostly wind blows the flags on the graves, even when there is not a single breeze in the air. Unexplained noises and voices are heard here, and some visitors say they experience a feeling of dread.


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    Music City Center

    Branson, Missouri

    47.3 miles from Cotter, 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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    Avenue Theatre

    West Plains, Missouri

    49.4 miles from Cotter, AR

    The 1950s Art Deco Avenue Theatre is home to some strange activity. A baby's voice can be heard crying in the upper seating areas, flickering lights have been seen when it is dark, and props are moved or hidden by unseen hands.


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    The Shepherd of the Hills

    Branson, Missouri

    50.8 miles from Cotter, 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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    Witches Hollow - Cave City

    Batesville, Arkansas

    52.7 miles from Cotter, AR

    Named because folks said a witch once practiced her magic here, Witches Hollow is said to be haunted by the deceased witch who once murdered her husband. She has been seen walking along the dirt road off Sandtown Road. Some reports say that to get there, one must go past ...


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    Old Hardy Hotel

    Hardy, Arkansas

    58.8 miles from Cotter, AR

    Reports are unclear as to whether the haunted hotel and antique mall are still in operation--it was up for sale on eBay in October of 2008. Former owners reported hearing disembodied footsteps and closing doors on the second-floor hallway. One room, called the Murder Room, was the site of a ...


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    Hickory Valley Methodist Church

    Cave City, Arkansas

    60.3 miles from Cotter, AR

    The church is a small, wooden building located near the cemetery across the road. If you approach the church at night, you can hear people singing hymns, but there is no one around. Sometimes the apparitions of young children can also be seen at the Hickory Valley Methodist Church. (Submitted by ...


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    Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery

    Batesville, Arkansas

    65 miles from Cotter, AR

    Strange lights and an apparition of an elderly woman in a rocking chair in the upstairs window of the church have been reported. The ghosts of a young woman killed nearby in the early 1900s also has been seen, and the apparition of a small boy has appeared in photographs ...


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    Basin Park Hotel

    Eureka Springs, Arkansas

    67.5 miles from Cotter, 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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    Edward L. Underwood
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    Crescent Hotel

    Eureka Springs, Arkansas

    67.6 miles from Cotter, 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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    Pangburn Hardware

    Pangburn, Arkansas

    70.2 miles from Cotter, AR

    You can hear noises and shuffling in the attic. It is a very old building and has been around for over a century. (Submitted by Kate M)


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    Springfield - Des Arc Bridge

    Cotter, Arkansas

    70.4 miles from Cotter, AR

    At the Springfield Bridge or Des Arc Bridge, an iron bowstring truss bridge over Cadron Creek, witnesses say they have heard a ghostly baby crying, a girl screaming, and other strange noises.


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    Springfield National Cemetery

    Springfield, Missouri

    74.3 miles from Cotter, 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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    Arkansas Tech University

    Russellville, Arkansas

    75.3 miles from Cotter, 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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    Phelps Grove Park

    Springfield, Missouri

    75.8 miles from Cotter, AR

    Phelps Grove Park has a ghost known as the Bride under the Bridge. According to local legend, a just-married couple lost control of their car here, killing them both. The ghost is seen evenings under the park's third bridge, holding the hem of her gown. She has only darkness in ...


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    Southwest Missouri State University

    Springfield, Missouri

    76.3 miles from Cotter, AR

    Southwest Missouri State University's Freudenberger House, or Freddy House, built in 1959 and named for a Latin professor who taught for 45 years, has a female ghost affectionately referred to as the Dorm Mom. She's most often spotted on Floor 5.


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    Walnut Street Inn

    Springfield, Missouri

    76.7 miles from Cotter, AR

    The hauntings at this 1890s-era inn building occur in one of its three buildings called the Main House, which has six rooms. The Rosen Room is haunted by the ghost of an elderly woman who has been spotted many times there and in the hallways.


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    University Plaza Hotel

    Springfield, Missouri

    76.8 miles from Cotter, AR

    A ghost called "The Colonel" is said to haunt this hotel, seen by almost all the staff between midnight and 4 a.m. He is usually seen in the ballroom and back hallways and appears as an older man dressed in black. Folks speculate that in life he was a decorated ...


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    Landers Theater

    Springfield, Missouri

    77 miles from Cotter, AR

    Landers Theater, aka Springfield Little Theater, was built in 1909 and was renovated in 1970. It is said to be haunted by several ghosts. One is a janitor who perished in a 1920 fire. His apparition is seen in the balcony watching rehearsals. Another is an African-American man who was ...


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    Gillioz Theatre

    Springfield, Missouri

    77.1 miles from Cotter, AR

    Gillioz Theatre, which opened in 1926, is rumored to have been haunted by a ghost boy since the 1960s. The child's apparition has most often been seen around the area of the restrooms.


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    Pythian Castle

    Springfield, Missouri

    77.2 miles from Cotter, AR

    The haunted castle was originally a senior citizens' home and orphanage built by the Knights of Pythias in 1913. It's said to be haunted and has been featured on TV shows. Ghost tours and other events are offered at the castle, now privately owned.


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    Drury University

    Springfield, Missouri

    77.6 miles from Cotter, AR

    Drury University began in 1873, and was built on land that was both Indian burial grounds and a Civil War battle area. One ghost here is that of a little girl who lived here before Smith Hall was built. She perished in a fire when she re-entered her burning home ...


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    Bass Country Inn - Campus Inn

    Springfield, Missouri

    78.3 miles from Cotter, AR

    Formerly the Bass Country Inn and before that, Howard Johnsons, the Campus Inn is home to a ghost called Carl. His apparition has been seen in the hallways and in the kitchen. Objects also are said to fall off the shelves when no one is there. A female spirit is ...


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    Opossum Walk Cemetery

    Hartman, Arkansas

    83.4 miles from Cotter, 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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    Pea Ridge National Military Park

    Garfield, Arkansas

    84.3 miles from Cotter, 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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    Moore Hill Cemetery

    Dardanelle, Arkansas

    84.6 miles from Cotter, 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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    Evergreen Cemetery

    Judsonia, Arkansas

    85 miles from Cotter, AR

    It is said that those who go to the cemetery at night and stand underneath the large statue of an angel will find that she is looking right at them, and her eyes may light up red.


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    Shady Grove Cemetery

    Bald Knob, Arkansas

    85 miles from Cotter, AR

    One report says that crickets and grasshoppers refuse to set foot in the Shady Grove Cemetery, and ghost children will put their handprints on cars if you flash your headlights three times.


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    Shady Grove Cemetery

    Bald Knob, Arkansas

    85 miles from Cotter, AR

    One report says that crickets and grasshoppers refuse to set foot in the Shady Grove Cemetery, and ghost children will put their handprints on cars if you flash your headlights three times.


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    Concord Cemetery

    Exeter, Missouri

    86.6 miles from Cotter, 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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    Old Bigelow Gym

    Bigelow, Arkansas

    87.9 miles from Cotter, AR

    Down the road from the Bigelow High School, there is an old recreational gym there. If you go into the attic of the old gym, you can here the screams of a young boy who died there a long time ago. There is also the sound of a piano being ...


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    John Walsh Mansion

    Monett, Missouri

    89.2 miles from Cotter, 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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    Pickthorne Lake

    Jacksonville, Arkansas

    97.2 miles from Cotter, AR

    Locals claim the ghost of a man with a lantern haunts the lakeside.


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    Lick Skillet Lane

    Waldron, Arkansas

    120.9 miles from Cotter, 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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