Fort Hays

You are here Home  > Military >  Fort Hays

Originally called Fort Fletcher, Fort Hays was a U.S. Army post active 1865-1889, used during the American Indian Wars. In 1929 it opened as a historical park. The ghost said to haunt the premises is known as the Blue Light Lady. According to her legend, she was Elizabeth Polly, who died of cholera in 1867 while she had been taking care of the sick during a cholera epidemic. She was buried nearby, and her apparition has been seen around the fort.

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

1472 Highway 183 Alternate
Hays, Kansas 67601
United States

Get Directions »
38.86208410857983, -99.34320902821128
Ellis County, Kansas
Nearest Towns:
Hays, KS (1.5 mi.)
Munjor, KS (5.5 mi.)
Catharine, KS (8.2 mi.)
Schoenchen, KS (10.3 mi.)
Victoria, KS (10.5 mi.)
Ellis, KS (12.8 mi.)
Liebenthal, KS (14.4 mi.)
Gorham, KS (17.3 mi.)
La Crosse, KS (22.9 mi.)
McCracken, KS (23.0 mi.)

Contact Information



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

Comment (1)

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Your email address will not be published.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.