Haunted Places in Hays, Kansas



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    Fort Hays

    Hays, Kansas

    Originally called Fort Fletcher, Fort Hays was a U.S. Army post active 1865-1889, used during the American Indian Wars. In 1929 it opened as a historical park. The ghost said to haunt the premises is known as the Blue Light Lady. According to her legend, she was Elizabeth Polly, who ...


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    Ellis Railroad Museum

    Ellis, Kansas

    13.2 miles from Hays, KS

    The jail cell in this railroad museum is believed to be haunted, although it is currently used only for storage. The ghost was a prisoner who drowned in the 1958 flood, unable to escape the rising water. Unexplained noises and an eerie figure that flits past the windows are signs ...


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    Midland Railroad Hotel

    Wilson, Kansas

    46.1 miles from Hays, KS

    Built at the turn of the twentieth century, this historic hotel was the site of an inferno in 1902 that gutted the building, and it has been established that several guests perished in the blaze that took place. Guests staying on the third floor have reportedly smelt smoke and ...


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    Wildmead Cemetery

    Nickerson, Kansas

    83.2 miles from Hays, KS

    Legend has it that this cemetery has a guardian, one who may appear as a woman, a light, or even a demon. Those who visit the cemetery because they have family buried there will be protected by the guardian. But those who come only to cause trouble? Beware!


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    Hutchinson Public Library

    Hutchinson, Kansas

    94.2 miles from Hays, KS

    Ida Day Holzapfel, according to local lore, is the ghost who haunts the library. The former librarian, who began working here in 1915, may never have left. She is said to reside in the basement, watching over her beloved library. She left in 1954 to become a catalog librarian for ...


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    Hutchinson Municipal Court

    Hutchinson, Kansas

    94.4 miles from Hays, KS

    At this city courthouse, the fifth floor is said to be haunted by the spirit of a woman. Her apparition in white has been spotted, and she is blamed for slamming doors and files that appear to have been moved or tampered with.


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    Fox Theater

    Hutchinson, Kansas

    94.6 miles from Hays, KS

    Doors slam late at night, theater seats lift and lower as if someone unseen is using them, and in 2001, the glass from a fire extinguisher panel broke by itself when no one was around.


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    Reno County Museum

    Hutchinson, Kansas

    94.8 miles from Hays, KS

    The buildings that make up the Reno County Museum are both over 100 years old. There were several deaths recorded in the Rosemont apartment building,one of the buildings that became the Reno County Museum. Former staff and visitors have reported hearing strange noises and seeing the apparition of a little girl ...


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    Shirley K's Coffee Shop

    Cambridge, Nebraska

    106.8 miles from Hays, KS

    This quaint coffee shop and pharmacy store is haunted by two ghosts, according to employees. During the hours between dusk and dawn, the owner of the place has reportedly seen the apparition of an elderly man in an old-fashioned magenta suit, whilst another member of staff saw a woman ...


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    Devil's Canyon

    McCook, Nebraska

    118 miles from Hays, KS

    A dirt road located 7 miles north of McCook on East 11th Street leads to what locals have named Devil's Canyon. Its story is old and sad: Over 100 years ago a man is said to have killed his wife and kids here, then killed himself. Nicknamed The Duke, his ...


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