Haunted Places in Donahue, Iowa



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    Ambrose Hall

    Davenport, Iowa

    11.8 miles from Donahue, IA

    At this hall in St. Ambrose University, witnesses have reported hearing strange noises and footsteps late at night. They have also seen flickering lights. Some attribute the occurrences to the spirit of an old priest who died many years ago.


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    Palmer College of Chiropractic

    Davenport, Iowa

    12.6 miles from Donahue, IA

    There is a lecture hall, built in the 1800s, that is said to be haunted by ghosts who fly around the ceiling, making the hanging lamps sway. It is said that there are no air vents, fans, or windows of any sort placed in such a way that would cause ...


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    Alice French House

    Davenport, Iowa

    12.6 miles from Donahue, IA

    This historic mansion was the residence of the notable writer, who spent her years throughout here during the warmer months. Her father, the town mayor, originally owned the house, and it may be his spirit that is often reported here by visitors. Witnesses claim to have seen a distinguished ...


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    Phi Kappa Chi

    Davenport, Iowa

    12.7 miles from Donahue, IA

    This fraternity house has a haunt of its own, the apparition of a large man who enters at the front door and walks up the stairs to the front bedroom. He wears an overcoat with the collar turned up. Student lore says that the apparition belongs to a homeless man ...


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    Masonic Temple

    Davenport, Iowa

    12.7 miles from Donahue, IA

    A wide assortment of haunted activity is claimed to occur at this former masonic temple. These phenomena include disembodied voices carrying on a conversation, noises without a recognizable source such as footsteps when there is no one seen, names being called when there is no one present, etc. Objects ...


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    Scott City Hall

    Davenport, Iowa

    12.9 miles from Donahue, IA

    An imposing building with a bell tower just begs to have a good ghost story associated with it, and this city hall building is no exception. People claim to see the ghost of a hanged man in the tower at night, allegedly from prisoners who were illegally hanged there. ...


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    Hotel Blackhawk

    Davenport, Iowa

    13 miles from Donahue, IA

    This place has undergone extensive renovation since almost burning down in a fire started by a meth lab operating out of the eighth floor in 2006. Could meth fumes, seeping through the walls account for the reports of ghosts? Cary Grant suffered his fatal stroke on the eighth floor ...


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    Central Avenue Ghost

    Bettendorf, Iowa

    14.5 miles from Donahue, IA

    The spirit of a middle-aged washerwoman haunts the area with her wooden washtub. She has been reported since the late 1800s, but some say she upgraded her equipment and sometimes appears with a double-wringer washing machine.


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    Hickory Hill Cemetery

    Charlotte, Iowa

    22.5 miles from Donahue, IA

    Legend has it that the ghost of a little girl doesn't want visitors here at all, and she may point at the gates as if telling you to leave. The sound of crying babies also has been heard here.


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    1875 Decker Hotel

    Maquoketa, Iowa

    25.9 miles from Donahue, IA

    This hotel was built in (you guessed it) 1875, and is rumoured to be haunted by a prankster ghost who plays with the lights. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Greenwood Cemetery

    Muscatine, Iowa

    27.8 miles from Donahue, IA

    The Blue Angel is a statue with a legend. Reports say that back in the 1950s, she was thought of as the benevolent spirit of the cemetery, protecting it from vandals. Sometime since then, tales about her have become more sinister. She is said to have once held a rose; ...


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    Cotton House

    Clinton, Iowa

    27.9 miles from Donahue, IA

    This historic gothic mansion belonged to a family of barristers, who moved out after seeing the apparition of a woman in white roaming the hallways and ground after dark. Visitors to the house will not go down to the basement alone, which is believed to be haunted by an ...


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    Mercer County Courthouse

    Aledo, Illinois

    34.4 miles from Donahue, IA

    The courthouse building dates back to the 1890's, and in the 1930's a skeleton was removed from the basement when the interior was remodelled. Ever since, staff have reported hearing footsteps after the courthouse has been locked up for the night, and a woman leaving the building in the ...


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    Julia Markham - Death Curve

    Cambridge, Illinois

    36.5 miles from Donahue, IA

    Locals say that a woman wearing a white flowing gown glides across the field on quiet nights. It is said she is the spirit of Julia Markham, who in 1905 killed her 7 children with an ax and then set her house on fire, killing herself.


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    Edinburgh Manor

    Monticello, Iowa

    38.5 miles from Donahue, IA

    Built in 1908, this building is rumored to be hopping with haunts. It has been a mental institution among other things, and at least 80 people are said to have died here. For ghost enthusiasts, the place is available for private lockdowns.


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    Holy Cross Cemetary

    Anamosa, Iowa

    43.1 miles from Donahue, IA

    An old hanging tree is said to lie behind the first group of trees in back of this cemetery. Orbs and shadowy figures are reported to appear here; the area is said to be an old Native American burial ground.


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    Watt's Antiques and Collectables

    Iowa City, Iowa

    43.3 miles from Donahue, IA

    This address, at the corner of Muscatine Ave. and Dearborn Rd., is now an antique store that is rumored rumored to be haunted. People are said to have heard footsteps, voices, seen apparitions, and felt patches of paranormal feelings (ex. cold spots, uncomfortable feelings...) A great place to visit for ...


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    Black Angel - Oakland Cemetery

    Iowa City, Iowa

    43.7 miles from Donahue, IA

    Strange phenomona occur here, seemingly revolving around two statues: the Black Angel and a young girl set on a pedestal. Folks have reported seeing strange lights and the Angel walking about as a glowing shape. It is said that the little girl statue will pick out one member of a ...


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    Hotel Wapello

    Wapello, Iowa

    44.3 miles from Donahue, IA

    The old-fashioned hotel, furnished with original antiques, used to be a schoolhouse and a law office. In 1906 the place became the Commercial Hotel, which became the premier place to stay in town after their main rival burnt to the ground. Now a bed and breakfast inn, the place ...


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    Currier Hall - University of Iowa

    Iowa City, Iowa

    44.4 miles from Donahue, IA

    Students like to tell of a triple suicide that occurred on the 4th floor. The reason? Three roommates fell in love with the same man. It is said that if roommates get into arguments, their ghosts will step in to restore harmony. Rumor also has it that the ghost of ...


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    Slater Hall - University of Iowa

    University Heights, Iowa

    45 miles from Donahue, IA

    It is reported that on the ninth floor a student once jumped to his death. Students say his ghost roams the halls carrying an ax, and footsteps and screams may be heard at night.


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    Springville Cemetery‎

    Springville, Iowa

    46.5 miles from Donahue, IA

    According to reports, a gravedigger died in 1920 while digging a grave. He fell in and broke his neck, which killed him instantly. It is said you can still see him working at night, with a glowing green shovel.


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    Matsell Bridge - Matt's Bridge

    Central City, Iowa

    47.2 miles from Donahue, IA

    Legend around town says that if you drive out the the middle of the bridge and shut off the car, an unseen force will push your car across the bridge. What's more, you will hear strange sounds outside around your car, and when you leave the place, you will see ...


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    The Trunkless Tree - Campbell Cemetery

    Cedar Rapids, Iowa

    48.5 miles from Donahue, IA

    Is it an optical illusion or a spirited trick? Locals say that if you visit this cemetery at night and turn off your headlights, you will see a tree that looks as if it has no trunk. It appears to float in the air. Reports say there used to be ...


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    Riverside Cemetery

    Riverside, Iowa

    48.8 miles from Donahue, IA

    It is said that many pairs of glowing eyes, belonging to the many graveyard spirits, can be seen by those who drive past.


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    Otto's Place

    Galena, Illinois

    51.2 miles from Donahue, IA

    This quaint restaurant is haunted by Otto Sallman, the namesake of the establishment. A former tenant and café owner, his apparition has been seen walking the railroad tracks adjacent to the building. The current owners believe he is a welcoming spirit, who simply intends to greet customers to his ...


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    Desoto House Hotel

    Galena, Illinois

    51.3 miles from Donahue, IA

    The 1855 DeSoto House Hotel boasts such esteemed former guests as Abraham Lincoln and William Jennings Bryan. It was also the presidential campaign headquarters for Ulysses S. Grant, among others. Although the identity of the ghosts here is unknown, many folks have reported phantom cigar smoke, voices in the halls, ...


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    Greencastle Cemetery

    North Liberty, Iowa

    52.6 miles from Donahue, IA

    Something eerie may be going on in this old cemetery. Even though no one has been buried here for a long time, reports say the earth looks freshly dug up. Tombstones are said to move about, and some have seen a teenage witch dressed in black with long, dark hair. ...


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    Granger House Museum

    Marion, Iowa

    53.1 miles from Donahue, IA

    Folks around these parts will tell of a ghost at the Granger House Museum. Her white figure is said to be seen at midnight, sitting in front of a window.


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    Lennox College

    Hopkinton, Iowa

    53.5 miles from Donahue, IA

    I was scrolling through the haunted places in Iowa and wanted to suggest adding the Lennox College campus in Hopkinton. A family friend is the mayor of the little town and said when people stop by for a tour, they've seen a woman in one of the dorm hall windows ...


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    Carlos O'Kelly's

    Marion, Iowa

    53.6 miles from Donahue, IA

    The bar is said to be haunted by prank-playing spirits. Workers say the lights flicker, the blenders start up by themselves even when unplugged, and plates fall off their racks.


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    Oak Hill Cemetery

    Cedar Rapids, Iowa

    53.6 miles from Donahue, IA

    The ghost of a little Czech girl named Tillie is said to linger in this cemetery, haunting through the night carrying a lit candle. It is said she may try to pull visitors into a mausoleum.


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    Brucemore

    Cedar Rapids, Iowa

    53.7 miles from Donahue, IA

    The library is allegedly haunted by a poltergeist-type entity who moves objects, laughs and makes other noises. Some people claim to see a glowing "presence" in the library as well.


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    Coe College

    Cedar Rapids, Iowa

    54.5 miles from Donahue, IA

    The resident ghost here is Helen, a student who died of influenza in 1918. A grandfather clock located here is said to have been donated by her parents; it used to be in her dorm. Some say the clock is where her spirit lives, but she may come out at ...


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    Cedar Rapids Museum of Art

    Cedar Rapids, Iowa

    54.6 miles from Donahue, IA

    The building was the town library until 1985. According to stories told by locals, one day in the 1960s a regular patron named Hazel visited the library. She was seen walking through the rooms by patrons and employees alike. However, it was soon realized that Hazel had passed away in ...


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    Stello Performance Hall - Mount Mercy

    Cedar Rapids, Iowa

    54.7 miles from Donahue, IA

    Reports say that a nun once hanged herself from the choir loft balcony, and she now wanders the halls. Especially haunted is said to be Warde Hall.


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    Wildwood Apartments

    Cedar Rapids, Iowa

    54.9 miles from Donahue, IA

    It is said that a convicted child molestor once lived here and was beaten to death by one of the victims' parents. Some say you can hear the cries of his victims echoing through the apartment halls late at night.


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    Captain Merry Historic Inn

    East Dubuque, Illinois

    55.1 miles from Donahue, IA

    This historic inn is believed to have closed, and may now be a private residence. The building the inn was housed in has a colourful past, and is rumoured to be one of the most haunted houses in town. Reports range from sightings of a woman in a black ...


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    Hotel Julien

    Dubuque, Iowa

    55.4 miles from Donahue, IA

    According to staff and guests at this historic boutique hotel, sightings of the apparition of a man in period clothing on the upper floors of the hotel aren't uncommon; and neither are the legends surrounding his appearance. Some believe this spectre is Al Capone, who frequently stayed in the ...


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    Redstone Inn and Suites

    Dubuque, Iowa

    55.5 miles from Donahue, IA

    The nineteenth century inn was built in 1894 by a man who was forced to jump ship in the town and ended up prospering and owning a wagon empire. Staff and guests nowadays have reported seeing the apparition of an distinguished gentleman, while the owner claims to have heard ...


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    The Ably House

    Scales Mound, Illinois

    55.5 miles from Donahue, IA

    There were allegedly some murders that took place in this old home, and it is said that the spirits of the dead still remain within its walls.


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    Willow Creek Farm

    Shannon, Illinois

    55.6 miles from Donahue, IA

    Willow Creek Farm was once the property of William Boardman and his wife Mary, who arrived in New York from England in 1835. Homes for his daughters and their families also were built on the property. It is said to be haunted by former residents and Native Americans; witnesses have ...


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    Grand Opera House

    Dubuque, Iowa

    55.7 miles from Donahue, IA

    The haunts at this opera house, built between 1889 and 1890, like to pull pranks. The lights operate by themselves, and cameras and tape recorders behave strangely. Witnesses have also heard ghostly singing from a seemingly empty stage, and apparitions have been seen as well. The ghosts here are loved ...


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    Fischer Building

    Dubuque, Iowa

    55.8 miles from Donahue, IA

    There are two ghosts that appear from time to time in the mid-19th-century Fischer Building, according to those in the know. One is a tall man who walks in the basement, and the other is a woman wearing a 1920s- or '30s-style dress and furs who walks around on the ...


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    Mary Frances Hall - Clarke College

    Dubuque, Iowa

    56.4 miles from Donahue, IA

    Called Mary Fran by students, this hall was built in 1924 and is said to be haunted by school founder Mary Frances Clarke. Students have experienced unexplained footsteps in the hall and an uneasy feeling of being watched, and they have seen a shrouded apparition near the chapel. In other ...


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    Matthias Ham House

    Dubuque, Iowa

    57.8 miles from Donahue, IA

    No one knows exactly who is haunting the Matthias Ham museum, but ghostly tales abound. People have felt icy drafts in rooms that are closed, objects move and lights turn on independently of any explainable source. People also claim to hear strange noises and occasional whispering. One of ...


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    Stony Hollow Road

    Burlington, Iowa

    58 miles from Donahue, IA

    Spooky tales told here revolve around a ghost named Lucinda. She is said to have committed suicide by jumping off a cliff when her beloved failed to meet her to run away together. There are many reports of people seeing the ghost. Local urban legend also says that if you ...


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    Indian Dam - Indian Fish Trap State Preserve

    Homestead, Iowa

    62.9 miles from Donahue, IA

    The restless spirits of the Sauk Nation people who build the dam are said to haunt this area during full moons. The sounds of chanting and drums have been heard.


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    Mary Wright - Granny Sprague Cemetery

    Homestead, Iowa

    63 miles from Donahue, IA

    The ghost of Mary Wright, a child of 6 who died in 1854, appears as a pale blue light over her grave, some say. She is said to appear during the final minute of each year.


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    Friendly Cafe

    Abingdon, Illinois

    63.3 miles from Donahue, IA

    The café is rumoured to be haunted. Employees have been touched by unseen hands, and a woman in a long dress appeared to a former owner in the main kitchen. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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