Blackbird Hill

You are here Home  > Miscellaneous >  Blackbird Hill

The burial place of Omaha Indian Chief Blackbird, said to be buried here sitting upright on his horse, is rumored to be haunted. And it’s old — folks say in 1804, famed explorers Lewis and Clark visited this gravesite, leaving behind decorations to commemorate him. But the ghost here is not the chief, but a woman who was murdered here in 1849. So the story goes, the girl was waiting for her lover to come back from studying abroad so they could get married. He never returned, so she married another man. Eventually her lover returned, and when they happened upon each other again at Blackbird Hill, she confessed that she still loved him and her jealous husband killed her with his hunting knife. Locals say that every year on October 17, the woman’s screams can be heard on the hill.

If you've had a paranormal experience here, or have any additional information about this location, please let us know!

Rate this Haunted Place

What do you think? Is this place really haunted? Voice your opinion here! Click "thumbs up" if you think its haunted, or "thumbs down" if you think its all just a tall tale.

Geographic Information

Blackbird Hill
Anderson, NE
United States

Get Directions »
42.081951183145655, -96.29226207711326
Thurston County, Nebraska
Nearest Towns:
Macy, NE (3.9 mi.)
Decatur, NE (5.6 mi.)
Whiting, IA (8.0 mi.)
Onawa, IA (10.7 mi.)
Sloan, IA (10.9 mi.)
Walthill, NE (11.0 mi.)
Rosalie, NE (11.4 mi.)
Lyons, NE (13.8 mi.)
Winnebago, NE (14.1 mi.)
Hornick, IA (14.3 mi.)


Please note: It is your responsibility to acquire appropriate permissions before investigating any location listed on this site. Private property should be respected at all times, as should all posted signs concerning trespassing, hours of operation and other local regulations. Many "ghost hunters" have been arrested because they failed to contact property owners and/or local authorities ahead of time.

Share Your Experiences

Close Comments

Comments (3)

  1. Michael McCullock  |  

    My parents own blackbird hill. There are people every year that go up on the hill on the 17th. Ive never been up there on that dayI aalways seen to for get

    • Hello Michael. My name is Andy and I am a student at the University of Nebraska Omaha. I am doing a radio piece titled the Haunted Heartland and would like some more information on Blackbird hill. Do you or any of your friends or family have any information they would like to share about the history of blackbird hill and the hauntings that happen there?

  2. I think the story is bogus.
    So stop cutting eye holes in your wife’s favourite sheets
    The date certainly is considering the area that “became Lyons” wasn’t even settled until 1866.
    Don’t shoot the messenger
    You don’t have to take my word for it…
    It’s on the official website for Lyons itself

Share Your Comments

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Have a photograph taken from this location? Use the "Browse" or "Choose File" button below to select an image to upload along with your comment.


Disclaimer: The stories posted here are user-submitted and are, in the nature of "ghost stories," largely unverifiable. makes no claims that any of the statements posted here are factually accurate. The vast majority of information provided on this web site is anecdotal, and as such, should be viewed in the same light as local folklore and urban legends.