Haunted Places in Irwin, Missouri



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    Cottey College

    Nevada, Missouri

    17.8 miles from Irwin, MO

    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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    Kendrick Place

    Carthage, Missouri

    27.3 miles from Irwin, MO

    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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    Avilla, Missouri

    Reeds, Missouri

    28.5 miles from Irwin, MO

    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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    Fort Scott

    Fort Scott, Kansas

    28.9 miles from Irwin, MO

    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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    Grand Avenue Bed and Breakfast

    Carthage, Missouri

    29.6 miles from Irwin, MO

    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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    Prosperity School Bed and Breakfast

    Joplin, Missouri

    33.1 miles from Irwin, MO

    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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    Peace Church Cemetery

    Joplin, Missouri

    35.3 miles from Irwin, MO

    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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    Missouri Southern State University

    Joplin, Missouri

    35.4 miles from Irwin, MO

    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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    Oak Hill Cemetery - Witch's Grave

    Galena, Kansas

    39.4 miles from Irwin, MO

    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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    Joplin Spook Light - Hornet Spooklight

    Seneca, Missouri

    48.1 miles from Irwin, MO

    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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    John Walsh Mansion

    Monett, Missouri

    50 miles from Irwin, MO

    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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    Kansas Army Ammunition Plant

    Parsons, Kansas

    53.6 miles from Irwin, MO

    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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    Drury University

    Springfield, Missouri

    60.5 miles from Irwin, MO

    Drury University began in 1873, and was built on land that was both Indian burial grounds and a Civil War battle area. One ghost here is that of a little girl who lived here before Smith Hall was built. She perished in a fire when she re-entered her burning home ...


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    Gillioz Theatre

    Springfield, Missouri

    60.6 miles from Irwin, MO

    Gillioz Theatre, which opened in 1926, is rumored to have been haunted by a ghost boy since the 1960s. The child's apparition has most often been seen around the area of the restrooms.


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    Landers Theater

    Springfield, Missouri

    60.6 miles from Irwin, MO

    Landers Theater, aka Springfield Little Theater, was built in 1909 and was renovated in 1970. It is said to be haunted by several ghosts. One is a janitor who perished in a 1920 fire. His apparition is seen in the balcony watching rehearsals. Another is an African-American man who was ...


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    University Plaza Hotel

    Springfield, Missouri

    61 miles from Irwin, MO

    A ghost called "The Colonel" is said to haunt this hotel, seen by almost all the staff between midnight and 4 a.m. He is usually seen in the ballroom and back hallways and appears as an older man dressed in black. Folks speculate that in life he was a decorated ...


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    Bass Country Inn - Campus Inn

    Springfield, Missouri

    61.1 miles from Irwin, MO

    Formerly the Bass Country Inn and before that, Howard Johnsons, the Campus Inn is home to a ghost called Carl. His apparition has been seen in the hallways and in the kitchen. Objects also are said to fall off the shelves when no one is there. A female spirit is ...


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    Walnut Street Inn

    Springfield, Missouri

    61.1 miles from Irwin, MO

    The hauntings at this 1890s-era inn building occur in one of its three buildings called the Main House, which has six rooms. The Rosen Room is haunted by the ghost of an elderly woman who has been spotted many times there and in the hallways.


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    Pythian Castle

    Springfield, Missouri

    61.3 miles from Irwin, MO

    The haunted castle was originally a senior citizens' home and orphanage built by the Knights of Pythias in 1913. It's said to be haunted and has been featured on TV shows. Ghost tours and other events are offered at the castle, now privately owned.


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    Southwest Missouri State University

    Springfield, Missouri

    61.4 miles from Irwin, MO

    Southwest Missouri State University's Freudenberger House, or Freddy House, built in 1959 and named for a Latin professor who taught for 45 years, has a female ghost affectionately referred to as the Dorm Mom. She's most often spotted on Floor 5.


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    Phelps Grove Park

    Springfield, Missouri

    61.5 miles from Irwin, MO

    Phelps Grove Park has a ghost known as the Bride under the Bridge. According to local legend, a just-married couple lost control of their car here, killing them both. The ghost is seen evenings under the park's third bridge, holding the hem of her gown. She has only darkness in ...


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    Springfield National Cemetery

    Springfield, Missouri

    63 miles from Irwin, MO

    The 1860s Springfield National Cemetery is home to some lingering spirits of Civil Wars soldiers, according to those in the know. Some of the gravestones here are known to glow, and orbs and other anomalies have shown up in photographs.


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    Concord Cemetery

    Exeter, Missouri

    63.1 miles from Irwin, MO

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


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    Leatherock Hotel and Museum

    Cherryvale, Kansas

    72.8 miles from Irwin, MO

    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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    All Star Pizzeria

    Noel, Missouri

    72.9 miles from Irwin, MO

    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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    Pea Ridge National Military Park

    Garfield, Arkansas

    79.9 miles from Irwin, MO

    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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    Hotel Vinita - Napoli's Italian Restaurant

    Vinita, Oklahoma

    81.4 miles from Irwin, MO

    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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    Radar Road Phantom

    Rogers, Arkansas

    82.3 miles from Irwin, MO

    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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    Dale Apartments

    Coffeyville, Kansas

    82.5 miles from Irwin, MO

    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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    Brown Mansion

    Coffeyville, Kansas

    82.9 miles from Irwin, MO

    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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    Elmwood Cemetery

    Coffeyville, Kansas

    83 miles from Irwin, MO

    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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    The Shepherd of the Hills

    Branson, Missouri

    83.4 miles from Irwin, MO

    The Shepherd of the Hills is an outdoor theater venue rumored to be haunted by the ghost of a Confederate soldier. Witnesses have seen him running from the actors during night performances of a show about the Bald Knobbers, a group of 1880s Missouri vigilantes.


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    Station Cafe

    Bentonville, Arkansas

    84.1 miles from Irwin, MO

    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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    Peel Mansion

    Bentonville, Arkansas

    84.3 miles from Irwin, MO

    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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    Lorenz Schlichter Memorial Cemetery - Child's Play Cemetery

    Le Roy, Kansas

    85.1 miles from Irwin, MO

    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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    University of Central Missouri

    Warrensburg, Missouri

    86.1 miles from Irwin, MO

    Rumored hauntings at the University of Central Missouri range from Hawkins Hall, where strange occurrences are attributed to a student who hanged himself, to Diemer Hall, where a bathroom sink has turned on by itself. Also noteworthy are North Ellis, where an alarm clock has flown across the room and ...


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    Music City Center

    Branson, Missouri

    86.7 miles from Irwin, MO

    Music City Centre is believed to be haunted by several spirits, including one of a little girl named Amy and another of an older man who likes to tinker with elevators and electrical devices.


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    Crescent Hotel

    Eureka Springs, Arkansas

    87 miles from Irwin, MO

    One of the most well-known haunted hotels in America, the Crescent hotel has a history that just requires there to be ghosts and haunts associated with it. And the Crescent has plenty. The site of a former hospital run by a con artist who had previously been convicted of practicing ...


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    Basin Park Hotel

    Eureka Springs, Arkansas

    87.4 miles from Irwin, MO

    A haunted tour is offered here, and the hotel even has its own ghosts, including a young woman with blonde hair and blue eyes and a toddler-aged girl wearing pigtails and a yellow dress. Witnesses have also reported orbs and objects that move by themselves.


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    Ottawa Municipal Auditorium

    Ottawa, Kansas

    88.7 miles from Irwin, MO

    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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    Longview Mansion

    Lee's Summit, Missouri

    91.1 miles from Irwin, MO

    Longview Mansion, built in 1914 by millionaire lumberman Robert A. Long, is said to be haunted by Long's daughter, Loula Long-Combs, a renowned horsewoman. Her apparition has been seen and heard riding horseback on the property, and her bed is sometimes in disarray in the morning as if she had ...


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    New Century Air Center

    Irwin, Kansas

    91.9 miles from Irwin, MO

    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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    Hotel Bothwell

    Sedalia, Missouri

    96.3 miles from Irwin, MO

    The third floor of this 1927 jazz-era hotel is hopping with the spirit set! Besides seeing numerous ghosts, guests have reported unexplained voices and personal objects that mysteriously go missing in the night.


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    Stonewall Inn

    Lenexa, Kansas

    96.8 miles from Irwin, MO

    At the pizza parlor, reports say that unseen hands set the chairs and tables back up after they are stacked at the end of the day.


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    Alexander Major's Historic Museum

    Kansas City, Missouri

    97.7 miles from Irwin, MO

    At the 1856 building that houses Alexander Major's Historic Museum, ghost investigators have found colds spots, voices and EVPs in several rooms of the house. The voices belonged to men, women and children.


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    Pretty Boy Floyd's Hideout

    Kansas City, Missouri

    99.4 miles from Irwin, MO

    Pretty Boy Floyd's Hideout, a home at 6612 Edgevale in Armor Hills, was the home of Vivian Mathias, gangster Verne Miller's girlfriend. It was where in June 1933, Miller and Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd planned their unsuccessful prison break for buddy Frank "Jelly" Nash who, along with two policemen, was ...


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    John Wornall House

    Kansas City, Missouri

    100.1 miles from Irwin, MO

    At the John Wornall House, built during the 1850s, soldiers' ghosts have been seen on the balconies and guarding the doors. The farm is very close to the site of the Civil War Battle of Westport, and this house was used as a temporary hospital for the injured men from ...


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    Epperson House

    Kansas City, Missouri

    100.9 miles from Irwin, MO

    This house, built around 1920, is now part of the University of Missouri–Kansas City. It is believed to be haunted and has been featured as on of the Top 5 U.S. haunted houses on TV's Unsolved Mysteries. The ghost in residence is Harriet Evelyn Barse, adopted daughter of original owner ...


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    Donaldson House

    Kansas City, Missouri

    102 miles from Irwin, MO

    Donaldson House is a 1901 mansion is said to be haunted by eight ghosts. It's owned by the Kansas City Art Institute, who uses it for studios and offices. The ghosts are said to include one friendly one and eight cantankerous ones, who aren't pleased with the students who use ...


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    Pitcher Cemetery

    Independence, Missouri

    102.4 miles from Irwin, MO

    Pitcher Cemetery began as an 1830s family plot for the Thomas Pitcher family. It is also a burial spot for Revolutionary War soldiers, as well as some mass graves, one for Civil War soldiers and another for a group of pioneers who died of cholera around 1850. Orbs, strange noises ...


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