Haunted Places in Merrick County, Nebraska



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    Witch's Grave

    Aurora, Nebraska

    19.7 miles from Merrick County, NE

    The ancient, isolated grave in the Aurora city cemetery, the "witch’s grave," has a mossy tombstone and a protruding marker, said to be a warning to deter others from witchcraft. So the story goes, the "witch" was eccentric, which was enough for the townsfolk to label her a witch and ...

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    Platte Center Creek

    Platte Center, Nebraska

    37.5 miles from Merrick County, NE

    The hauntings here are said to be caused by three men who, in the early 1900s, were buried alive when a cave they dug into the creek bed collapsed. Apparitions of all three men are said to show up at night, digging by lantern light. After working a few minutes, ...

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    St. Patrick's Cemetery - Glowing Graveyard

    Columbus, Nebraska

    38.4 miles from Merrick County, NE

    The cemetery, a.k.a. the Glowing Graveyard, is the center of several local ghost stories. For one, the headstones, as you may guess, are said to glow at night by the light of a full moon. Skeptics say this is because of the reflective limestone in the headstones. Another local legend ...

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    Columbus Hy-Vee

    Columbus, Nebraska

    39.6 miles from Merrick County, NE

    The ghost that haunts the Columbus Hy-Vee is nicknamed Scooter. He is said to make screeching sounds near the produce and dairy sections and has appeared to employees at around 2 a.m.

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    Hastings College

    Hastings, Nebraska

    43.6 miles from Merrick County, NE

    The ghost of a music professor is said to show up in the music hall as an apparition or an orb. He also is said to turn lights on and off. Also, the Altman Hall is said to be haunted by namesake Clara Altman, who is said to act as ...

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    Jenners Park

    Loup City, Nebraska

    48.3 miles from Merrick County, NE

    Witnesses at Jenners Park, a former zoo with its old cages still intact, say the sound of disembodied childlike laughter can be heard here at night.

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    Concordia University - David Hall

    Seward, Nebraska

    52.7 miles from Merrick County, NE

    The David Dorm is rumored to be haunted by Native Americans whose 1700s bones were found when the dorm was built in the 1970s. Residents say electronic appliances and showers turn on by themselves.

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    Haunted Bridge

    Merrick County, Nebraska

    53.9 miles from Merrick County, NE

    The 1885 story of the haunted bridge begins with Tom Jones and his widowed sister Elizabeth Taylor, who were fighting with their neighbors over their cattle getting into their neighbors' crops. Tom and Elizabeth felt unsafe over the turmoil and bought a shotgun. Soon after, some men were cutting trees ...

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    Skyway Drive-In

    Schuyler, Nebraska

    55.3 miles from Merrick County, NE

    At the Skyway Drive-In, folks say black phantom dogs with a missing eye and a missing leg roam the grounds. Witnesses maintain that f you look away from them, they disappear.

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    Gilbert Cemetery

    Friend, Nebraska

    58.4 miles from Merrick County, NE

    The Gilberts, an 1890s pioneer family, are said to haunt this cemetery. Folks have reported that tombstones may move and unexplained noises can be heard on the site.

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    Clarkson Historical Opera House

    Clarkson, Nebraska

    60.9 miles from Merrick County, NE

    Local residents and employees have reported hearing ghostly laughter and seeing apparitions in period clothing wandering around the building. (Submitted by Callum Swift)

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    Kearney Area Children's Museum

    Kearney, Nebraska

    62.5 miles from Merrick County, NE

    At the Kearney Area Children's Museum, the basement is rumored to be haunted. Said to be full of "strange equipment" with unusual stains all over the walls, some witnesses say the temperature dropped suddenly, their hair stood on end and they got a very uneasy feeling.

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    Doane College Library

    Crete, Nebraska

    68.2 miles from Merrick County, 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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    Bega Cemetery

    Stanton, Nebraska

    74.9 miles from Merrick County, NE

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    TrailBlazers - Old Montgomery Ward Building

    Fairbury, Nebraska

    84.5 miles from Merrick County, 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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    Wayne State College - Neihardt Hall

    Wayne, Nebraska

    90.9 miles from Merrick County, NE

    Neihardt Hall is said to be haunted by Cora, a young woman who committed suicide in the basement. Also, the ghost of a girl who was electrocuted while playing with a ball near bare electrical wires is said to haunt the tunnels between the dorms.