Haunted Places in Galesburg, Kansas



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    Kansas Army Ammunition Plant

    Parsons, Kansas

    16.2 miles from Galesburg, 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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    Leatherock Hotel and Museum

    Cherryvale, Kansas

    17.5 miles from Galesburg, KS

    The museum section of this old hotel was formerly used as living quarters for the hotel owner and his family, and staff have reported paranormal activity in this section of the building. Sightings include a ghostly dog and cat wandering the museum after closing hours, a dark menacing shadowy apparition ...


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    Dale Apartments

    Coffeyville, Kansas

    33.4 miles from Galesburg, 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

    34.3 miles from Galesburg, 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

    34.4 miles from Galesburg, 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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    Fort Scott

    Fort Scott, Kansas

    44 miles from Galesburg, 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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    Oak Hill Cemetery - Witch's Grave

    Galena, Kansas

    47 miles from Galesburg, 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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    Lorenz Schlichter Memorial Cemetery - Child's Play Cemetery

    Le Roy, Kansas

    48.3 miles from Galesburg, 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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    Peace Church Cemetery

    Joplin, Missouri

    50.7 miles from Galesburg, 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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    Elcado Cemetery

    Peru, Kansas

    50.9 miles from Galesburg, 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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    Safari Mark's Bar and Bistro

    Sedan, Kansas

    51.4 miles from Galesburg, 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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    Labadie Mansion

    Copan, Oklahoma

    53.9 miles from Galesburg, 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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    Joplin Spook Light - Hornet Spooklight

    Seneca, Missouri

    54.8 miles from Galesburg, 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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    Missouri Southern State University

    Joplin, Missouri

    55.9 miles from Galesburg, 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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    Dewey Hotel Museum

    Dewey, Oklahoma

    56.5 miles from Galesburg, 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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    Prosperity School Bed and Breakfast

    Joplin, Missouri

    57 miles from Galesburg, 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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    Hotel Vinita - Napoli's Italian Restaurant

    Vinita, Oklahoma

    58.9 miles from Galesburg, 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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    Cottey College

    Nevada, Missouri

    59.6 miles from Galesburg, KS

    Cottey College, founded by Virginia Alice Cottey Stockard in 1884, has a piano-playing ghost. The spirit is thought to be that of Vera Neitzert, a student from 1920 who perished when her clothes caught fire while she was cooking candy. Her ghost has been seen in Main Hall and the ...


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    Frank and Lola's

    Bartlesville, Oklahoma

    60.3 miles from Galesburg, 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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    Kendrick Place

    Carthage, Missouri

    60.8 miles from Galesburg, KS

    Kendrick Place, or Kendrick House, was built in 1849 and is said to be haunted, perhaps by a slave woman who was hanged from a nearby tree dring the Civil War.


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    Grand Avenue Bed and Breakfast

    Carthage, Missouri

    61.5 miles from Galesburg, KS

    The ghost in residence at this early-20th-century house is said to be a male whose cigarette smoke smell fills the dining room and parlor when he is around. The spirit is thought to be that of Albert Carmean, a former owner in its early days.


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    Jesse Creek Cemetery

    Bartlesville, Oklahoma

    63.2 miles from Galesburg, 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

    65.5 miles from Galesburg, 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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    Avilla, Missouri

    Reeds, Missouri

    70.2 miles from Galesburg, KS

    Shadow Folk are known to haunt the old abandoned part of this historic village along Route 66. The shadowy people can be seen walking along the street and going about daily business, usually from the corner of your eye. The Avilla Death Tree is haunted by Civil War-era bushwhacker Rotten ...


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    Rocky Ford Bridge - Bird Bridge

    Emporia, Kansas

    74.2 miles from Galesburg, 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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    Bird Creek School

    Pawhuska, Oklahoma

    77.3 miles from Galesburg, 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

    77.9 miles from Galesburg, 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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    Ottawa Municipal Auditorium

    Ottawa, Kansas

    78.9 miles from Galesburg, 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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    All Star Pizzeria

    Noel, Missouri

    80.2 miles from Galesburg, 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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    Witch's Grave - Hillside Cemetery

    Skiatook, Oklahoma

    80.4 miles from Galesburg, 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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    Rogers State University

    Claremore, Oklahoma

    81.3 miles from Galesburg, 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

    81.5 miles from Galesburg, 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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    Belle Vista Cemetery

    El Dorado, Kansas

    84.6 miles from Galesburg, 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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    John Walsh Mansion

    Monett, Missouri

    87.7 miles from Galesburg, KS

    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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    Timber Ridge Cemetery

    Catoosa, Oklahoma

    91.4 miles from Galesburg, 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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    Concord Cemetery

    Exeter, Missouri

    91.9 miles from Galesburg, KS

    Investigators claim to have captured orbs in photographs taken at this cemetery, and mysterious breathing noises appear on audio recordings.


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    Mohawk Park and Golf Course

    Tulsa, Oklahoma

    92.1 miles from Galesburg, 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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    Gilcrease Museum

    Tulsa, Oklahoma

    96.9 miles from Galesburg, KS

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


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    Tyrrell Hall - University of Tulsa

    Tulsa, Oklahoma

    97 miles from Galesburg, 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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    New Century Air Center

    Galesburg, Kansas

    97.2 miles from Galesburg, KS

    Once the Olathe Naval Air Station, a combat pilot training center from WWII to the Vietnam War era, the New Century Air Center is now a commercial airport, industrial complex and business center. An airplane crash that cost a pilot his life around 1960 is believed to be the source ...


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    Cain's Ballroom

    Tulsa, Oklahoma

    97.3 miles from Galesburg, 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

    97.5 miles from Galesburg, 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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    Tulsa Spotlight Theatre

    Tulsa, Oklahoma

    98.6 miles from Galesburg, 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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    Peel Mansion

    Bentonville, Arkansas

    98.8 miles from Galesburg, KS

    This historic mansion, built by Samuel Peel in 1875, is said to be haunted by Peel himself and by his daughter, Minnie Belle. Minnie Belle is known to play the piano when no one is in the room.


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    Station Cafe

    Bentonville, Arkansas

    99.1 miles from Galesburg, KS

    Once a theatre, this building is now home to a restaurant called "The Station Cafe". Items are moved in the main dining room and kitchen, sometimes violently.  A ghostly figure of a man has been seen roaming the hallway.


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    Philbrook Museum of Art

    Tulsa, Oklahoma

    99.2 miles from Galesburg, 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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    Haskell Indian Nations University

    Lawrence, Kansas

    101.3 miles from Galesburg, KS

    Many locations at Haskell Indian Nations University, an 1800s institution built to help Native Americans assimilate with the mainstream population, are rumored to be haunted. At the Bell Tower, students report a mysterious sealed-off wall in the basement and a feeling of being watched from above as they pass by. ...


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    Pea Ridge National Military Park

    Garfield, Arkansas

    101.8 miles from Galesburg, KS

    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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    Radar Road Phantom

    Rogers, Arkansas

    101.8 miles from Galesburg, KS

    Locals have reported seeing a phantom horse and rider on the outskirts of the city of Rogers. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    The Cottage House Bed and Breakfast

    Council Grove, Kansas

    102.6 miles from Galesburg, 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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