Ellis Railroad Museum

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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 that the ghost is present.

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911 Washington St
Ellis, KS 67637
United States

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38.9383537, -99.56027369999998
Ellis County, Kansas
Nearest Towns:
Ellis, KS (0.0 mi.)
Hays, KS (13.2 mi.)
Munjor, KS (18.2 mi.)
WaKeeney, KS (18.2 mi.)
Catharine, KS (18.5 mi.)
Schoenchen, KS (19.8 mi.)
Zurich, KS (21.5 mi.)
Palco, KS (21.7 mi.)
Brownell, KS (22.9 mi.)
Victoria, KS (23.0 mi.)

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  1. Our team has investigated this place three times in the past year. We’ve never really caught anything in the jail cell, but in the old theatre above the main museum definitely has activity. We’ve caught EVPs of whistling (for over a minute straight), being told “Ssshhh!!”, and a phantom piano. We’ve also caught footsteps after one of the team members left behind a recorder that ran overnight.

  2. Many of my friends and I have seen figures on the top floor of the building, which now houses dolls, and in the train that sits next to the building. I have also climbed on top of the train(by myself) and I definitely felt a presence.

  3. Years ago, my wife was downstairs alone, getting ready for a Cub Scout meeting. She had her coat laying over the hand rail on a small “bridge” the boys would cross over when they graduated from cubscouts. After a while she noticed HER COAT WAS SWINGING on the hand rail as if someone was playing with it. She noted the furnace was not running. There was no rational reason the coat would move on it’s own. Well, not being one to frighten easily, she told who ever was moving the coat to STOP THAT and it ceased it’s movement and didn’t bother her the rest of the time she was there.

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