Donaldson House

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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 their home. Witness describe a bright floating orb on the second floor, footsteps, ringing phones, and objects thrown by unseen hands.

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Geographic Information

4347 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO
United States

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39.047263, -94.58161999999999
Jackson County, Missouri
Nearest Towns:
Westwood Hills, KS (1.6 mi.)
Mission Woods, KS (1.7 mi.)
Westwood, KS (1.9 mi.)
Mission Hills, KS (2.8 mi.)
Roeland Park, KS (2.8 mi.)
Fairway, KS (3.2 mi.)
Kansas City, MO (3.6 mi.)
Mission, KS (4.2 mi.)
Countryside, KS (4.4 mi.)
Prairie Village, KS (4.7 mi.)


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