Devil's Canyon

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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 ghost is said to be a shadowy figure who plays tricks on passersby and causes mechanical objects to malfunction.

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Geographic Information

Off 11th St E
McCook, NE
United States

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40.270080174872184, -100.6120789648412
Red Willow County, Nebraska
Nearest Towns:
McCook, NE (4.8 mi.)
Indianola, NE (10.6 mi.)
Culbertson, NE (12.3 mi.)
Bartley, NE (15.9 mi.)
Danbury, NE (19.3 mi.)
Stockville, NE (21.8 mi.)
Trenton, NE (22.1 mi.)
Lebanon, NE (23.3 mi.)
Cambridge, NE (23.5 mi.)
Curtis, NE (25.4 mi.)


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  1. There is a legend that satanic worship and witch craft of black magic happened up there that there is a cave like hole in the canyon that maybe a source of the evil that has happened

  2. was asking my wife who is a life long resident of the area . I did not tell her anything I just mentioned the name. as I was reading the story she said there was a road where she does not care for because she had problems with her car. mind you she said it wile I was reading the description. very creepy to me

    • mike catchings  |  

      hello todd gould … question what road are you talking about in that area me and my fiance are new to the mccook area and interested in doing some late night ghost filming … any information on other haunted places in the area or more detailed information on devils canyon please email me at

      • Off 11th…towards BoxElder cemetery!! Spooky as heck..has problems with our car as teenagers out there…always one of my favorite places to visit when I’m home.

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