Haunted Places in Wright County, Iowa



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    Humboldt County Historical Museum

    Humboldt, Iowa

    23.2 miles from Wright County, IA

    Lights are seen in the building at night and some people claim the ghost of a man who drowned in the nearby river has also been spotted roaming the grounds.

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    Hawkeye Community Theatre

    Fort Dodge, Iowa

    27.4 miles from Wright County, IA

    This historic theatre is believed to be haunted by the apparition of a young girl who was murdered nearby. Witnesses claim to have seen her sitting in the hall after hours, and have felt her brush past them in the corridors. The chandelier at the entrance also moves of ...

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    Hawkeye Theatre

    Fort Dodge, Iowa

    27.4 miles from Wright County, IA

    Reports say visitors to the theater get the feeling of being watched, and have seen a ghostly little girl. Also, some say if you are alone here you will feel the not-so-gentle touch of an invisible hand.

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    Thompson Hall Dormitory

    Iowa Falls, Iowa

    27.6 miles from Wright County, IA

    The dorm at Ellsworth Community College and Union Cemetery across the street are both said to be haunted. The spirit of town benefactor Mr. Ellsworth himself has been seen, and footsteps and voices have been heard in the dorm's basement.

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    Vegors Cemetery

    Lehigh, Iowa

    30.6 miles from Wright County, IA

    The cemetery is said to be haunted by the spirits of restless Native Americans and Mrs. Henry Lott, the wife of a man who was known to cheat the Native Americans and steal their horses. She was killed while trying to escape from angry Native Americans seeking revenge, although her ...

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    Little Africa - Geigel Woods

    Algona, Iowa

    31.2 miles from Wright County, IA

    This site is said to be very active with spirits, in part because the old bridge was the site of two hangings. Car accidents have been caused by apparitions standing in the middle of the road. Also, at the old farm house, the husband is said to have killed the ...

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    Bannwell Bridge - Terror Bridge

    Barnum, Iowa

    34.8 miles from Wright County, IA

    Local legend maintains that a woman once killed her 3 kids here. Some reports say she hung them from the bridge and they were hit by a train coming through. Her ghostly head is said to follow you down the road, and if you don't have your doors and windows ...

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    Plum Creek Pits

    Algona, Iowa

    35.4 miles from Wright County, IA

    Locals say a little boy's ghost appears at this popular fishing spot. Some say the boy was once accidentally impaled by a stick when he fell while running nearby. The ghost has been seen walking along the bank of the pit.

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    Hazel Green Cemetery

    Ackley, Iowa

    37.2 miles from Wright County, IA

    The gazebo in this old cemetery seems to be the central spot for the spiritual activity. In it, visitors have reported seeing an elderly woman's ghost sitting in a rocking chair, holding a baby. It is said that those who see her feel sadness, rather than fear. Reports say that ...

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    Buddy Holly Memorial

    Clear Lake, Iowa

    38.1 miles from Wright County, IA

    Buddy Holly may be alive beyond the grave. According to reports, some have seen a phantom plane crashing that matches the one involved in the 1959 tragedy. Also, 3 orbs have been caught on tape in the spot where Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens died.

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    Gypsy Cemetery - Union Township Cemetery

    Algona, Iowa

    38.8 miles from Wright County, IA

    This small gypsy cemetery is said to be haunted by a gypsy queen, who is guarded by a murder of crows. Legend has it that in the 1800s gypsies came through here often with their wagons. If any member of their group was sick and dying, they would simply bury ...

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    Grotto of the Redemption

    West Bend, Iowa

    39.3 miles from Wright County, IA

    This sacred site was constructed over a 42-year period, beginning in 1912, using semiprecious stones from every state in the U.S. and every world region. The Christmas Chapel contains a 300-lb. amethyst, and Bethlehem Cave contains 65 tons of petrified wood. The spiritual place has tons of statues depicting the ...

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    J L Reece Memorial Park

    New Providence, Iowa

    43 miles from Wright County, IA

    According to reports, a young woman committed suicide in the cornfield at this site. Witnesses have seen her appear in the field and have heard her screaming.

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    Boone County Historical Society - Masonic Temple

    Boone, Iowa

    47 miles from Wright County, IA

    Dating back to 1907, the historic former masonic temple and museum may have a resident ghost. Known as 'Frank', the poltergeist frequently slams doors and turns on lights after the place has been closed up for the night. Disembodied footsteps have also been heard on the second floor, and ...

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    The Boone News-Republican

    Boone, Iowa

    47.1 miles from Wright County, IA

    Employees who work late have heard unexplained footsteps and, at times, have heard their names called. The phenomena seem to occur only when the place is nearly empty of people.

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    Kate Shelly High Bridge

    Boone, Iowa

    48 miles from Wright County, IA

    Local legend tells the tale of 15-year-old Kate Shelley, who in 1881 crawled across a badly damaged bridge during a terrible storm to warn an oncoming train that the bridge was out. This bridge, built in 1901, is said to be her ghost's home. Phantom trains also have been seen ...

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    Farm House Museum

    Ames, Iowa

    49 miles from Wright County, IA

    The spirits of two sisters are believed to reside at the museum; details of the hauntings are unknown.

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    Friley Hall - Iowa State University

    Ames, Iowa

    49.2 miles from Wright County, IA

    One dormitory room is nicknamed Satan’s Legion. Rumor has it that a student killed himself there, and everyone who is assigned to that room either dies or disappears. Reports say many students are afraid to go into the room, and some maintain that because of this, the university stopped assigning ...

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    Iowa State University - Memorial Union

    Ames, Iowa

    49.3 miles from Wright County, IA

    The hall is a tribute to graduate soldiers who died at war. According to reports, a strange low moan can be heard constantly here. Some say is it the voice of the only woman who ever graduated from the school who died in World War I.

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    Fisher Theatre - Iowa State University

    Ames, Iowa

    49.4 miles from Wright County, IA

    Named for contributor J.W. Fisher, the 1974 theater is rumored to be haunted by Frederica Shattuck, another university theater department contributor. So the story goes, the ghost took up residence in the Fisher Theatre after her Shattuck Theater was demolished.

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    Iowa State University - C.Y. Stephens Auditorium

    Ames, Iowa

    49.5 miles from Wright County, IA

    A friendly ghost, C.Y. Stephens himself, in fact, is known to haunt this auditorium. He has been seen in the basement tunnels or sitting in the back right corner of the 3rd balcony. He also makes himself known by cold spots and the sound of footsteps. When performers see him, ...

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    Lot Behind Nauss Oil

    Emmetsburg, Iowa

    54 miles from Wright County, IA

    A motel once stood in this vacant lot, but it has since been demolished. The foundation/drive-/walkway is still there. Locals say the spirit of an old man in a plaid shirt and chinos walks along the way, stopping several times as if he is checking to make sure the motel ...

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    Riverside Cemetery

    Charles City, Iowa

    58.1 miles from Wright County, IA

    Visitors here have reported dark figures and a feeling of being watched. The ghost of a Native American is said to have been seen -- perhaps it is he who keeps an eye on the place.

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    Children of Iron Hill

    Charles City, Iowa

    59.3 miles from Wright County, IA

    According to local lore, in the 1920s there was a fiery train crash that killed many passengers. One car was full of orphan children who perished in the fires. It is said that the ghost children can still be heard crying, and sometimes the smell of burning is detected. Some ...

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    Mt Hope Cemetery

    Madrid, Iowa

    60.2 miles from Wright County, IA

    The ghost of a child named Sara resides at this cemetery. She and four other children from her family are buried near the back. Sara is said to follow around visitors and ask for someone named Ree. She is also known to touch people and tug at clothing if her ...

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    Rainbow Bridge

    Lake City, Iowa

    62.5 miles from Wright County, IA

    A chocolate-loving spirit resides at this old bowstring bridge. Stories say that if you bring an unopened chocolate bar to the bridge at midnight, lay it in the center of the bridge, and exit the bridge, after 5 minutes you will find an unopened and intact wrapper, but the chocolate ...

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    Riverside Cemetery

    Marshalltown, Iowa

    62.7 miles from Wright County, IA

    It is said that in the older part of the cemetery there was a chair that looked as if it had been made of wood, although it was concrete. Urban legend said that those who sat in the chair would die within a year. There are contradicting reports as to ...

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    Farrar Schoolhouse

    Maxwell, Iowa

    66.8 miles from Wright County, IA

    This building, formerly a middle school, has been a private residence since 2008. Please respect the owners' privacy. Witnesses have seen the ghost of a small boy in the stairwell; one has also appeared in a photo sitting on the edge of the auditorium stage. Voices of children talking and ...

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    Meskwaki Bingo Casino and Hotel

    Tama, Iowa

    74.6 miles from Wright County, IA

    Screams and arguing voices have been heard when no one is around. (Submitted by Callum Swift)

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    Sugar Grove Cemetery - Metz Cemetery

    Newton, Iowa

    79.1 miles from Wright County, IA

    This old cemetery is known for a glowing tombstone, purportedly owned by Charles M. Baker, who died April 17, 1881. According to urban legend, when vehicle headlights shine into the cemetery from a nearby interstate bridge, the tombstone emits an eerie glow. No one knows the reason behind this phenomenon.

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    Capitol II Theatre

    Newton, Iowa

    79.4 miles from Wright County, IA

    The theater, which first opened in 1927, is said to be haunted by an eerie presence. One employee was forcefully pulled backward by his hair. Paranormal researchers investigated in 2012, and the results turned up unexplained photos, strange sounds, and physical contact from the presence.

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    Newton Daily News

    Newton, Iowa

    79.5 miles from Wright County, IA

    The Daily News building was built in 1921 specifically for the town newspaper. Over the years, rumors and jokes have been heard from the newsroom to the press room about ghosts haunting the old building. Since inviting members of the Jasper County Paranormal Idealist to investigate the building on Oct. ...

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    David Ryan House

    Newton, Iowa

    79.7 miles from Wright County, IA

    Actual details of this alleged haunting seem to spring from a single source, a local paranormal group who claims the house is haunted. Alleged haunting is basically hearing footsteps and voices. Some EVPs are claimed by the paranormal group that offers occasional tours of the house for interested ...

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    Children's Forest

    Newton, Iowa

    80.1 miles from Wright County, IA

    Locals will tell you that an antique glass jar was found in these woods and taken to a nearby resident's garage, and shortly thereafter, the spirit of a very sad-looking Native American appeared and walked right through a table. The next day, the jar was taken back to the forest ...

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    The Mud Man of Metz Bridge

    Newton, Iowa

    80.1 miles from Wright County, IA

    As urban legend has it, a mud monster, or Mud Man, lives under the bridge. Some say the Mud Man is a spirit lingering from a fatal car accident that once occurred in the mud near the river; the body was never found. Others assert the tale was created by ...

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    Newton Community Theatre

    Newton, Iowa

    80.4 miles from Wright County, IA

    T.G., or Theater Ghost, is said to haunt this building. One board member reported seeing an apparition of a man on the stage, and it is said that actors often have difficulty finding their props. Any such difficulty, of course, is attributed to T.G.

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    Union Cemetery - The Devil's Chair

    Guthrie Center, Iowa

    82.4 miles from Wright County, IA

    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

    84.2 miles from Wright County, IA

    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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    Bucksbaum Center - Grinnell College

    Grinnell, Iowa

    85.7 miles from Wright County, IA

    A haunted wheelchair is said to reside on the stage in the performing arts building. Sometimes it has been known to roll out onto the stage during rehearsals or performances. Legend has it that it is the spirit of a former theater director paying a friendly visit.