Haunted Places in Elmo, Missouri



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    High Creek Cemetery

    Watson, Missouri

    23.8 miles from Elmo, MO

    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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    Meriwether Lewis Dredge

    Brownville, Nebraska

    29.4 miles from Elmo, MO

    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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    Villisca Axe Murder House

    Villisca, Iowa

    29.4 miles from Elmo, MO

    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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    St. Mary's Cemetery

    Hamburg, Iowa

    29.5 miles from Elmo, MO

    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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    Captain Bailey Museum

    Brownville, Nebraska

    29.8 miles from Elmo, MO

    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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    Eliza C. Morgan Hall - Peru State College

    Peru, Nebraska

    32.6 miles from Elmo, MO

    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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    Super China Buffet

    Nebraska City, Nebraska

    40.2 miles from Elmo, MO

    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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    Malvern Manor

    Malvern, Iowa

    41.4 miles from Elmo, MO

    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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    Wildwood

    Nebraska City, Nebraska

    41.5 miles from Elmo, MO

    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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    Hannah's Grave

    Plattsmouth, Nebraska

    47.1 miles from Elmo, MO

    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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    Tedrow Cemetery

    Kellerton, Iowa

    53 miles from Elmo, MO

    Rumor has it that it is not actually the small cemetery, but the surrounding woods, that are haunted. Phenomena experienced here include glowing lights coming from the woods, shadowed apparitions, and the sounds of footsteps, moaning, and other strange noises.


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    The Social Parlor

    St. Joseph, Missouri

    53.7 miles from Elmo, MO

    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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    Glore Psychiatric Museum

    St. Joseph, Missouri

    53.8 miles from Elmo, MO

    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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    Barbosa's Castillo

    Saint Joseph, Missouri

    54 miles from Elmo, MO

    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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    Oakwood Cemetery

    Weeping Water, Nebraska

    58.9 miles from Elmo, MO

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


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    Jewell Park

    Bellevue, Nebraska

    59.8 miles from Elmo, MO

    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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    John Rice Library

    Bellevue, Nebraska

    60.1 miles from Elmo, MO

    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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    General Dodge House

    Council Bluffs, Iowa

    63.7 miles from Elmo, MO

    Folks say General Dodge himself is still hanging about the grounds. If you take a guided tour through the building, you may catch a glimpse of him sitting in his rocking chair. Around the grounds, light flashes and the smell of fire have been reported. Another strange occurrence that may ...


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    Squirrel Cage - Old Pottawattamie County Jail

    Council Bluffs, Iowa

    63.9 miles from Elmo, MO

    Built in 1885 and an innovation in jail cells for its time, this jail utilizes a "lazy susan" design, where the jail block is round and the cells form individual wedges like slices in a pie. With only one door leading in, the cells would be rotated by a ...


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    Union Pacific Railroad Museum

    Council Bluffs, Iowa

    64 miles from Elmo, MO

    This museum has been completely restored and renovated, but it was once the town library. Locals say that in the basement, books would often fly off the shelves, and shadowy figures have been seen. Also, items would disappear only to turn up again later.


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    Fairview Cemetery

    Council Bluffs, Iowa

    64.5 miles from Elmo, MO

    The Black Angel statue is said to follow visitors with their eyes, and may curse visitors with sickliness. Also reported here have been lights in the trees behind the older graves, and a feeling of being closely followed.


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    Museum of Shadows

    Elmwood, Nebraska

    65.6 miles from Elmo, MO

    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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    The Sallie House

    Atchison, Kansas

    65.7 miles from Elmo, MO

    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

    65.8 miles from Elmo, MO

    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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    Terre Haute Cemetery

    Decatur City, Iowa

    65.8 miles from Elmo, MO

    The spirit of a little boy can be seen playing on the swingset behind a cabin adjacent to the cemetery. He may motion for you to follow him into the cemetery, where he is buried. Once at his grave, he disappears.


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    White House Apartments

    Omaha, Nebraska

    65.9 miles from Elmo, MO

    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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    James F Lynch Park

    Omaha, Nebraska

    66 miles from Elmo, MO

    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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    Atchison Daily Globe

    Atchison, Kansas

    66.1 miles from Elmo, MO

    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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    Ball Cemetery

    Springfield, Nebraska

    66.2 miles from Elmo, MO

    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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    O'Connor's Irish Pub

    Omaha, Nebraska

    66.4 miles from Elmo, MO

    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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    Lewis and Clark Park

    Council Bluffs, Iowa

    66.7 miles from Elmo, MO

    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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    Mystery Manor

    Omaha, Nebraska

    67.3 miles from Elmo, MO

    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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    Cornerstone Mansion Bed and Breakfast

    Omaha, Nebraska

    68.1 miles from Elmo, MO

    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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    Oxbow Cemetery - Callahan Cemetery

    Murdock, Nebraska

    68.4 miles from Elmo, MO

    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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    Prospect Hill Cemetery

    Omaha, Nebraska

    68.6 miles from Elmo, MO

    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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    Davis City Cemetery

    Davis City, Iowa

    68.6 miles from Elmo, MO

    It is said that visitors to the cemetery may exoerience a sudden feeling of pressure as they enter. Shooting lights also have been reported streaming across the grounds very late at night.


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    Old Highway 83

    Shelby, Iowa

    69.6 miles from Elmo, MO

    Different witnesses have reported seeing two young girls playing in the middle of the highway late at night. They wear flowing white dresses and are bathed in a glowing light.


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    Brother Sebastian's

    Omaha, Nebraska

    71.9 miles from Elmo, MO

    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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    Round Mound Cemetery

    Cummings, Kansas

    72.9 miles from Elmo, MO

    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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    Keystone Trail

    Omaha, Nebraska

    73 miles from Elmo, MO

    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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    Hummel Park

    Omaha, Nebraska

    73.2 miles from Elmo, MO

    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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    Pink Rosebud Bed and Breakfast

    Plattsburg, Missouri

    74.9 miles from Elmo, MO

    This 1878 bed and breakfast has always had a neighbourhood reputation as a 'haunted house', but it wasn't until recently that the current owners suspected that something otherworldly was going on at the inn. Paranormal activity reported at this location includes doors opening and closing of their own accord, ...


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    Main Street Galleria

    Weston, Missouri

    77.3 miles from Elmo, MO

    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

    77.3 miles from Elmo, MO

    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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    Holton House Bed and Breakfast

    Holton, Kansas

    79.9 miles from Elmo, MO

    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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    Santa Fe Depot Diner

    Leavenworth, Kansas

    83.6 miles from Elmo, MO

    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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    New Virginia Cemetery - Beymer Cemetery

    New Virginia, Iowa

    85.3 miles from Elmo, MO

    This is the gravesite of New Virginia's first settler. As legend has it, the gravestone has been replaced at some time over the years. Locals say an eerie glow will come from the stone at midnight, a protestation from the ghost, angry about the change.


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    Union Cemetery - The Devil's Chair

    Guthrie Center, Iowa

    86.6 miles from Elmo, MO

    It is said that those who sit in the cement chair will receive a spell of bad luck. The Devil's Chair has no markings, and sits between the Peterson and Miller graves. According to reports, the chair has been believed to be cursed for at least 35 years.


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    Elk Grove Cemetery - Union Township Cemetery

    Coon Rapids, Iowa

    87.2 miles from Elmo, MO

    According to local legend there is a small headstone with an eerie ability: If you position yourself the right way in front of it, after a few minutes it will begin to glow.


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    The Earling Exorcism

    Earling, Iowa

    88.3 miles from Elmo, MO

    Earling is famous for a 1928 exorcism that lasted more than 3 weeks. A local Franciscan convent was the setting for the ceremony; the target was the demons inhabiting Emma Schmidt. As Roman Catholic Capuchin Theophilus Riesinger worked, Emma is said to have flown across the room and clung to ...


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