Haunted Places in Elk City, Kansas



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    Safari Mark's Bar and Bistro

    Sedan, Kansas

    18.8 miles from Elk City, KS

    Dating back to 1904, the historic 'Bradford Hotel' is now a bar and bistro called 'Safari Mark's'. The place is said to be haunted by the ghost of Andrew Eaton (otherwise known as Indian Slim), a local character who had a reputation as a gambler and a champion horse ...


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    Elcado Cemetery

    Peru, Kansas

    21.4 miles from Elk City, KS

    A reported misty white figure that flits through the trees as well as unexplained voices, laughter, and chain-rattling make this an eerie spot, and a hangout for town teens.


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    Dale Apartments

    Coffeyville, Kansas

    23.8 miles from Elk City, KS

    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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    Elmwood Cemetery

    Coffeyville, Kansas

    24.4 miles from Elk City, KS

    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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    Brown Mansion

    Coffeyville, Kansas

    24.8 miles from Elk City, KS

    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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    Labadie Mansion

    Copan, Oklahoma

    27.7 miles from Elk City, KS

    The rumor mill tells of a man who murdered his wife here in 1935, which may be the spark for the odd happenings. Only a wall and the foundation still exist, as the once beautiful mansion has been ravaged by time and 2 fires. Some witnesses say their flashlights suddenly ...


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    Dewey Hotel Museum

    Dewey, Oklahoma

    33.9 miles from Elk City, KS

    Visitors to this 1899 hotel-turned-museum have supposedly felt a male presence in an upstairs bedroom, possibly that of town founder Jacob Bartle's. Submitted by Callum Swift


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    Frank and Lola's

    Bartlesville, Oklahoma

    37.3 miles from Elk City, KS

    Located in the 1910 Buford & Son Building, this historic bar and restaurant is rumoured to be haunted by a female spirit dating back to when the premises served as a brothel. Legend says that the ghost is that of a murdered prostitute named Estelle, who has been seen ...


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    Kansas Army Ammunition Plant

    Parsons, Kansas

    40 miles from Elk City, KS

    Rumor has it that the Kansas Army Ammunition Plant is haunted by a victim of an explosion in the late 1980s. When the plant was reopened for the Persian Gulf War in the 1990s, workers suffered from nightmares and visions and heard the phantom sound of bicycle bells once used ...


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    Jesse Creek Cemetery

    Bartlesville, Oklahoma

    40 miles from Elk City, KS

    This abandoned and overgrown cemetery is reported to be near Haunted Hill and Circle Mountain off CR 2700, and lies in an open field near an abandoned landscape business. Folks report that those who try to use digital cameras to take pictures here find that their cameras are not working ...


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    Beaumont Hotel

    Beaumont, Kansas

    42.4 miles from Elk City, KS

    Allegedly haunted by a cowboy called Zeke who was shot and killed by the innkeeper in its stagecoach heyday. People claim to see the apparition of a cowboy, hear the jangle of spurs and also claim that objects move on their own.


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    Bird Creek School

    Pawhuska, Oklahoma

    48.1 miles from Elk City, KS

    The old one-room schoolhouse for Native American children was built in the early 1900s. Legend has it that if you write your name on the blackboard and leave, when you come back later, the board will have been wiped clean by unseen hands.


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    Constantine Arts Council and Theatre

    Pawhuska, Oklahoma

    49.3 miles from Elk City, KS

    The historic building is haunted by the spirit of Sappho Constantine Brown, the daughter of a former theatre owner. Workmen refurbishing the building during the 1980's were the first to encounter her apparition, which was often accompanied by light footsteps. The sounds of a phantom brawl has also been ...


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    Lorenz Schlichter Memorial Cemetery - Child's Play Cemetery

    Le Roy, Kansas

    58.7 miles from Elk City, KS

    Legend has it that if you drive your clean car to this cemetery and sit for about 5 minutes (during which you may hear a loud thud on the vehicle), and then drive away, you will find a large handprint on your back window and several child-size handprints all over ...


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    Witch's Grave - Hillside Cemetery

    Skiatook, Oklahoma

    60 miles from Elk City, KS

    Among its late 1800s and early 1900s graves, Hillside Cemetery is said to house a witch's final(?) resting place. Legend has it that those who tamper with her grave have suffered dire consequences from life ruination to demonic possession. Also, the ghost of a teen who wrecked his car nearby ...


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    Hotel Vinita - Napoli's Italian Restaurant

    Vinita, Oklahoma

    61.4 miles from Elk City, KS

    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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    Belle Vista Cemetery

    El Dorado, Kansas

    62.8 miles from Elk City, KS

    Ghost tourists who stop around the grave of Clara Wiley, a woman who was murdered in the 1900s, find that their cameras seem to malfunction. The cemetery also is said to be haunted by a ghost called Two Moons, whose bones were said to have been dug up during the ...


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    Rogers State University

    Claremore, Oklahoma

    68.7 miles from Elk City, KS

    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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    Belvidere Mansion

    Claremore, Oklahoma

    69.6 miles from Elk City, KS

    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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    Oak Hill Cemetery - Witch's Grave

    Galena, Kansas

    70.9 miles from Elk City, KS

    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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    Mohawk Park and Golf Course

    Tulsa, Oklahoma

    74.1 miles from Elk City, KS

    Mohawk Park is reported to be full of "little people" who can be heard talking and moving throughout the area, although they are invisible. The park is also said to be home to an 8-foot-tall Deer Lady--half woman, half deer--who may appear standing on her hind legs. On the golf ...


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    Joplin Spook Light - Hornet Spooklight

    Seneca, Missouri

    75.2 miles from Elk City, KS

    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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    Rocky Ford Bridge - Bird Bridge

    Emporia, Kansas

    75.2 miles from Elk City, KS

    Legend has it that a preacher and his mistress drugged his wife and killed her by pushing her car over the side of the bridge. Now, they say, her screams can be heard and her ghost walks to shore from the water. A film is reported to have been made ...


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    Wilbur's Grocery Store

    Potwin, Kansas

    75.4 miles from Elk City, KS

    This historic building is now a grocery store, but was a former orphanage and home for wayward women. People working here have reported objects moving around by themselves, feeling cold spots and smelling coffees when no one is around. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Peace Church Cemetery

    Joplin, Missouri

    75.9 miles from Elk City, KS

    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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    Poncan Theatre

    Ponca City, Oklahoma

    76.3 miles from Elk City, KS

    One of Ponca City's oldest buildings, the theater is the site of disembodied footsteps, disappearing apparitions, and the sound of Native American drums. To add to the eerieness, a stain on the ceiling resembling blood is said to mysteriously reappear whenever it is scrubbed clean or painted over.


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    Fort Scott

    Fort Scott, Kansas

    76.4 miles from Elk City, KS

    Fort Scott, originally Camp Scott in honor of General Winfield Scott, was established in 1842. It is restored as a historic site, and is rumored to be haunted. Ghostly soldiers and officers are seen on the lawn, around the courtyard, in the cell blocks and in the stables. They have ...


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    Gilcrease Museum

    Tulsa, Oklahoma

    77.2 miles from Elk City, KS

    Nighttime security guards and other employees reportedly have witnessed a ghost that roams the halls in the museum.


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    Cain's Ballroom

    Tulsa, Oklahoma

    78.1 miles from Elk City, KS

    Built in 1924, the historic Cain's Ballroom is a concert venue that has hosted such acts as the Sex Pistols, Van Halen and the Ramones. The building is believed to be haunted. Cold and hot spots, orbs that show up in photos, and lights that turn on and off have ...


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    Brady Theater

    Tulsa, Oklahoma

    78.3 miles from Elk City, KS

    Brady Theater, a public assembly facility since 1914, is rumored to be haunted by the ghost of opera singer Enrico Caruso, who performed there in 1920. Local legend has it that it was here that he caught the cold that led to his 1921 death by pleurisy.


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    Kansas Aviation Museum

    Wichita, Kansas

    78.4 miles from Elk City, KS

    Employees at the museum say they have heard slamming doors, old-fashioned music, and happily chatting voices, and they even have seen the apparition of a man in a 1940s hat. Among the 40 old planes here is said to be least one haunted one: A yellow crop duster is said ...


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    Timber Ridge Cemetery

    Catoosa, Oklahoma

    78.4 miles from Elk City, KS

    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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    Tyrrell Hall - University of Tulsa

    Tulsa, Oklahoma

    78.6 miles from Elk City, KS

    Tyrrell Hall, located in the center of the University of Tulsa, is one of the three original buildings on the campus, which predates the city itself. Until recently, it housed the university's school of music since the university's establishment in 1894. The building is comprised of a ground ...


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    Tulsa Spotlight Theatre

    Tulsa, Oklahoma

    79.4 miles from Elk City, KS

    Some say those who visit the second floor alone or with only one other person may hear footsteps in the costume room. The basement is also said to be a bit eerie, with strange scratch marks on the walls and, as some witnesses have reported, a faint sound of phantom ...


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    Philbrook Museum of Art

    Tulsa, Oklahoma

    80.6 miles from Elk City, KS

    At this art museum, some say the statues' eyes follow you, and if you look closely, you may notice their heads actually turn! Reports also mention lights that turn on by themselves up and down the hallways when no one is there.


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    Missouri Southern State University

    Joplin, Missouri

    81 miles from Elk City, KS

    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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    Doctor W.B. Jones House

    Florence, Kansas

    81.7 miles from Elk City, KS

    This historic abandoned house was built in 1879, and was formerly the residence of a doctor and his family. People have reportedly seen the apparition of the doctor staring down at them from the upper floor of the house. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    101 Ranch

    Ponca City, Oklahoma

    82.3 miles from Elk City, KS

    The 101 Ranch was a cowboy hangout in the early 1900s, and legend has it that ghosts remain here from that time. Will Rogers was among its guests. Witnesses say melancholy cowboy melodies and residual phantom voices can be heard around the site.


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    Postoak Cemetery - Sparky's Graveyard

    Sand Springs, Oklahoma

    82.4 miles from Elk City, KS


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    Prosperity School Bed and Breakfast

    Joplin, Missouri

    82.9 miles from Elk City, KS

    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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    Pawnee Bill Museum Ranch

    Pawnee, Oklahoma

    82.9 miles from Elk City, KS

    Pawnee Bill himself and other ghosts have been detected by visitors here; his image is said to eerily appear in a painting on the second floor. A fierce chill has been noted in an upper bedroom, and May Lillie, Pawnee Bill's wife, is believed to haunt her favorite chair near ...


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    Drury Plaza Hotel Broadview

    Wichita, Kansas

    83.1 miles from Elk City, KS

    Some strange occurrences reported in this hotel include lights that flicker only in the guest rooms (not the hallways), and violently shaking doors. Also, the furniture is rearranged within seconds of a person leaving a room.


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    Central Plains Novelty Store

    Wichita, Kansas

    83.5 miles from Elk City, KS

    This original historic building is over one hundred years old, and the staff here have reported many instances of paranormal activity. Staff and customers have reported smelling perfume when there is no one around and hearing disembodied footsteps on the upper floor. Strange lights and figures in period clothing have ...


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    Sapulpa Historical Museum

    Sapulpa, Oklahoma

    89.9 miles from Elk City, KS

    Three floors of exhibits detail the town's past, but visitors may see more than museum artifacts here. Phantom voices and strange flitting forms have been noticed here, and ghost investigators have captured electronic voice phenomena.


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    All Star Pizzeria

    Noel, Missouri

    94.1 miles from Elk City, KS

    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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    James Parkinson House

    Wagoner, Oklahoma

    96.4 miles from Elk City, KS

    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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    Pink House Restauant

    Wagoner, Oklahoma

    96.7 miles from Elk City, KS

    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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    Ottawa Municipal Auditorium

    Ottawa, Kansas

    98 miles from Elk City, KS

    According to witnesses, disembodied voices chat, footsteps stroll across the stage, and chairs move from place to place -- all while the area is empty of people. Living ones, anyway.


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    The Cottage House Bed and Breakfast

    Council Grove, Kansas

    99.9 miles from Elk City, KS

    This historic hotel dates back to the mid-nineteenth century, and was formerly a boarding house and apartment block prior to its restoration and conversion to a bed and breakfast inn. Rumour has it that the building houses some ghostly tenants that never left, but reports are very generalised and ...


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    Cushing Country Club

    Cushing, Oklahoma

    101.3 miles from Elk City, KS

    Cushing Country Club is rumored to be haunted by a ghost known as Irene. Legend has it that she perished in a fire at the house that formerly stood on the property. Orbs and recordings of voices were found by paranormal investigators.


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