Haunted Places in Dawson, Nebraska



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    Captain Bailey Museum

    Brownville, Nebraska

    20.5 miles from Dawson, NE

    Civil War Captain Bailey's seven-gabled house now holds the museum of Brownville artifacts, and is rumored to be haunted by the captain himself. Among the proof, witnesses say, are doors that won't stay closed and the sound of piano playing late at night. Local tales say the captain died as ...


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    Meriwether Lewis Dredge

    Brownville, Nebraska

    20.5 miles from Dawson, NE

    Dredge Captain Meriwether Lewis, built in 1931, is one of the few surviving examples of its type built to control flooding along U.S. rivers. It contains a museum that is believed to be haunted. Employees say the ghosts have long been a part of the museum's staff. Perhaps most notably, ...


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    Eliza C. Morgan Hall - Peru State College

    Peru, Nebraska

    24.3 miles from Dawson, NE

    The Morgan Hall dormitory is said to be haunted by Eliza Morgan herself. Legend has it that she once lived in the house that makes up the center of the dormitory, and she died in the basement.


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    High Creek Cemetery

    Watson, Missouri

    29.5 miles from Dawson, NE

    Upon finding this website, I was shocked to find this location was not listed, as it is "well known" by locals to be noted as haunted. The experience I had there happened about 10 years ago. A friend and I were hanging out one night and decided to ...


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    St. Mary's Cemetery

    Hamburg, Iowa

    34.7 miles from Dawson, NE

    A mysterious spirit, that of a woman, has been seen kneeling at the feet of three of the cemetery's Virgin Mary statues. Also reported have been wailing sounds coming from the statues.


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    Wildwood

    Nebraska City, Nebraska

    37.4 miles from Dawson, 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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    Super China Buffet

    Nebraska City, Nebraska

    37.7 miles from Dawson, 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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    Holton House Bed and Breakfast

    Holton, Kansas

    46.4 miles from Dawson, NE

    The manor house was previously a funeral parlour before being refurbished to a bed and breakfast, and guests have reported ghostly activity such as voices coming out of the dining room when there is no one around. Guests have also reported seeing shadowy apparitions in their rooms at night. (Submitted by ...


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    Schroyer Cemetery

    Marysville, Kansas

    51.3 miles from Dawson, NE


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    Oakwood Cemetery

    Weeping Water, Nebraska

    53.7 miles from Dawson, NE

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


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    Hannah's Grave

    Plattsmouth, Nebraska

    54.1 miles from Dawson, NE

    According to local legend, Hannah was a 16-year-old girl in the 1800s who became pregnant. Her parents, displeased, delivered the baby at home and promptly drowned it in the Missouri River, telling Hannah the baby had been stillborn. Poor Hannah died of a broken heart shortly thereafter and was buried ...


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    The Sallie House

    Atchison, Kansas

    54.4 miles from Dawson, NE

    The Sallie House is an unassuming, painted-brick house built around 1870, but is known for being extremely haunted. Sallie, the imaginary friend of a former tenant's daughter, is believed to be one of its ghosts. Some of the strange things experienced here include pictures turned upside down on the walls, ...


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    Tuck U Inn At Glick Mansion

    Atchison, Kansas

    54.4 miles from Dawson, NE

    At this historic inn, over a century old, a ghost is known to make noises, including footsteps, at night, and open and close the doors.


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    Atchison Daily Globe

    Atchison, Kansas

    54.6 miles from Dawson, NE

    This local newspaper office is believed to be haunted by a deceased newspaper editor who died under mysterious circumstances. Witnesses working late have heard the back door, although locked, open and close on its own.


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    Museum of Shadows

    Elmwood, Nebraska

    54.8 miles from Dawson, 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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    Hollenberg Pony Express Station

    Hanover, Kansas

    55.9 miles from Dawson, 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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    Round Mound Cemetery

    Cummings, Kansas

    57.2 miles from Dawson, NE

    Local legend has it that a witch haunts this cemetery, causing the wind not to blow here. Screams are said to ring out from the graves at times.


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    Weaver Hotel

    Waterville, Kansas

    57.3 miles from Dawson, 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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    The Social Parlor

    St. Joseph, Missouri

    57.7 miles from Dawson, NE

    The Social Parlor is a century-old building that held small businesses, such as a furrier's shop, which catered to the town's wealthy in the late 1800s to early 1900s. The ghost believed to haunt the building is, in fact, a furrier. Reports say the building is not currently in ...


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    Barbosa's Castillo

    Saint Joseph, Missouri

    57.8 miles from Dawson, NE

    A Mexican restaurant specialising in authentic cuisine is housed inside this 1891 historic castle, which was formerly owned by a J.B Moss and his family. Staff nowadays working at the establishment have reported various instances of poltergeist activity, but little else is known about the hauntings and their origin. (Submitted ...


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    Glore Psychiatric Museum

    St. Joseph, Missouri

    59.4 miles from Dawson, NE

    The Glore Psychiatric Museum is rumored to be haunted by long-dead patients who are still hoping that their mental illness can be cured. Apparitions seen here include a sharply dressed man and an elderly man, and in the basement, the motion detector is often set off when no one is ...


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    Oxbow Cemetery - Callahan Cemetery

    Murdock, Nebraska

    59.8 miles from Dawson, 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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    Malvern Manor

    Malvern, Iowa

    61.5 miles from Dawson, NE

    Built in the late 1800's as a hotel initially to service the railroad. Was eventually turned into a nursing home and then a group home for the mentally handicapped. It serviced everyone from those with Down's Syndrome to the more exotic of diseases like multiple personalities and schizophrenia. The building ...


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    Antelope Park

    Lincoln, Nebraska

    63.9 miles from Dawson, 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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    Coon Creek Bridge

    Barnes, Kansas

    64.1 miles from Dawson, 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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    Robber's Cave - Van Dorn Park

    Lincoln, Nebraska

    64.3 miles from Dawson, 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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    Ball Cemetery

    Springfield, Nebraska

    64.3 miles from Dawson, 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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    Lake Street Lake - Rudge Memorial Park

    Lincoln, Nebraska

    64.4 miles from Dawson, 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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    Old Captain's Studio

    Lincoln, Nebraska

    65.3 miles from Dawson, 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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    Nebraska State Capitol

    Lincoln, Nebraska

    65.4 miles from Dawson, 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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    Richmond House

    Lincoln, Nebraska

    65.8 miles from Dawson, 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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    Temple Theatre

    Lincoln, Nebraska

    65.9 miles from Dawson, 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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    Doane College Library

    Crete, Nebraska

    68.1 miles from Dawson, 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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    The Columbian Theatre

    Wamego, Kansas

    68.9 miles from Dawson, NE

    A great many weird things have been reported in the Columbian Theater: Props seem to move when no one was there to move them, lights turn on and off by themselves, and folks have reported hearing moans, groans, and the sound of someone unseen climbing stairs. A fire alarm once ...


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    Main Street Galleria

    Weston, Missouri

    70 miles from Dawson, NE

    In all areas of the building, there have been items moved, voices, as well as the smell of cigarette smoke when the owner of the building, Verna (Treese) Kowertz was alone. teams of paranormal investigators have been in and experienced having items moved, disappear, and batteries die when they were ...


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    Saint George Hotel

    Weston, Missouri

    70.1 miles from Dawson, NE

    This 1845 hotel is rumoured to have a few hauntings dating back to the civil war, including the ghost of a young boy who has been known to hide objects belonging to guests. According to the guestbook, most of the ghostly activity is confined to Room #302 and Room ...


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    John Rice Library

    Bellevue, Nebraska

    70.5 miles from Dawson, 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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    Jewell Park

    Bellevue, Nebraska

    70.6 miles from Dawson, 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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    Villisca Axe Murder House

    Villisca, Iowa

    71.2 miles from Dawson, NE

    In 1912 an entire family was murdered here by axe, and it is said that the house is still haunted by their spirits. The house has been investigated and featured on the TV show Ghost Adventures.


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    TrailBlazers - Old Montgomery Ward Building

    Fairbury, Nebraska

    71.3 miles from Dawson, 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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    Moose Lodge #555

    Topeka, Kansas

    73.1 miles from Dawson, NE

    The three ghosts believed to haunt the Moose Lodge are a policeman who was shot to death by a burglar on the roof and two women. A member of the cleaning staff reported a trash bag that flew across the room.


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    Santa Fe Depot Diner

    Leavenworth, Kansas

    74.1 miles from Dawson, NE

    The apparition of a woman has appeared in this diner's kitchen, and recordings have been made of two disembodied voices. The diner is a stop on a local ghost tour.


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    Jayhawk Tower

    Topeka, Kansas

    75.1 miles from Dawson, NE

    The Jayhawk Tower was originally the "Hotel Jayhawk," built in the 1930s. It has since become a popular stop along local ghost hunting tours. The ghost stories are so well known that the Jayhawk Tower even hosted the performance of a play dedicated to claims of paranormal activity ...


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    Kansas State Capitol

    Topeka, Kansas

    75.3 miles from Dawson, NE

    The early-1900s Capitol building, also known as the People's House, is said to be haunted by a worker who died on the job. Local legend has it that, since town recods show the man was never paid his last check, as he had no surviving family, the ghost still works ...


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    Kansas State University

    Manhattan, Kansas

    76.2 miles from Dawson, NE

    Kansas State University's Pi Kappa Phi fraternity house is rumored to be haunted by a former fraternity brother named Duncan, who died from a hazing accident. And the Gamma Phi Beta Sorority House is said to be haunted by a former house mother who was murdered by the house cook. ...


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    Wolf House Museum

    Manhattan, Kansas

    76.3 miles from Dawson, NE

    Apparitions of men with canes in top hats have been reported here, as well as phantom conversations and dishes being violently thrown against the wall. Legend has it that the museum building was once a brothel, and one of its workers was murdered there... and fast-forward to several years later: ...


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    Old Saint Mary Hospital

    Manhattan, Kansas

    76.5 miles from Dawson, NE

    Old Saint Mary Hospital was built in 1907, which is no longer a hospital, is said to be haunted by two spirits from its hospital days. One is a night nurse who fell to her death down an elevator shaft, seen carrying a tray and a candle on the first ...


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    East Stadium - Purple Masque Theatre

    Manhattan, Kansas

    76.6 miles from Dawson, NE

    The Stadium was dedicated in the early '20s in remembrance of students and graduates who died in WWI. The East Stadium was the college's athletic center until the 1950s, when a new athletic center was built. After this, the Purple Masque Theatre occupied Rooms 109 and 121 on the first ...


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    James F Lynch Park

    Omaha, Nebraska

    76.9 miles from Dawson, 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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    White House Apartments

    Omaha, Nebraska

    77.2 miles from Dawson, 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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