Midland Railroad Hotel

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Built at the turn of the twentieth century, this historic hotel was the site of an inferno in 1902 that gutted the building, and it has been established that several guests perished in the blaze that took place. Guests staying on the third floor have reportedly smelt smoke and seen strange fires that vanish and reappear suddenly. Others claim to have seen varying apparitions in period clothing roaming the hallways of the old building.

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414 26th Street
Wilson, KS
United States

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38.8255618, -98.4730672
Ellsworth County, Kansas
Nearest Towns:
Wilson, KS (0.1 mi.)
Dorrance, KS (6.4 mi.)
Bunker Hill, KS (12.9 mi.)
Sylvan Grove, KS (13.4 mi.)
Ellsworth, KS (14.7 mi.)
Lucas, KS (16.3 mi.)
Holyrood, KS (16.8 mi.)
Kanopolis, KS (18.8 mi.)
Odin, KS (19.4 mi.)
Lorraine, KS (19.6 mi.)


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  1. My wife and I stayed there last weekend for a mountain bike race at lake Wilson. When I booked the room I had no idea it was haunted! We checked into our clean and quaint room and went up stairs to the 3rd floor to room 305. It wasn’t long before weird things started happening, starting with the door opening/closing, and then opening and closing again. I thought it was odd but didn’t really think much of it. About 30 min later there was a strange knocking sound coming from a little trap door located to the side of our bed. My wife asked jokingly is this place was haunted. I laughed and said maybe!? We then went downstairs for dinner and spoke with the friendly lady at the front desk and told her about out experiences and asked if this place is haunted? She replied yes!! Especially rooms 305 and 309. Great… Falling asleep wasn’t the easiest knowing now that I booked a room in a ghost infested hotel! We both fell asleep around 11 pm. Sometime in the middle of the night I woke woke up suddenly and startled by the feeling of someone/something grabbing my right ankle! I was not dreaming and fully coherent and terrified. I somehow managed to fall back asleep knowing that what I felt was real and not made up in my head. It was a nice and clean hotel, but I won’t be staying there again. The spirits there are not settled and I perfer not having a ghost wake me up in the middle of the night!

  2. Michael warnke  |  

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  3. Just spent the past weekend at the Midland Hotel. Shared the room with a friend from our church, as we were there for a church conference.

    On our second night we both woke up startled at the same time from loud noises coming from our ceiling. Sounded like people running on the floor above our heads and dragging something. Very loud and quite real. You would think, oh yeah it was the people in the room above you… except we were on the third floor in room 309 with no floor above us. Staff at the hotel tried to tell us it must have been birds on the roof. Didn’t find out till later the hotel was haunted and our room was one of the rooms most visited. Still get goose bumps when I think about it.

    • Mercedes Raquel  |  

      Just stayed in 309 last night. Didn’t hear anything, but could certainly feel the difference in air temperature. You can feel it as soon as you enter the building and it’s very strong in the hallway of the third floor as well as in the sample room. We did get to hear an unexplainable thudding, a footstep next to me and a frigid chill on the arm of my body the footstep was closest to while the other arm remained the same tempature. Perhaps it was the little girl in 309, or the sherrif in 305. Whoever it was, they were only slightly playful and cared to rattle door knobs of all the vacant rooms. Beautiful hotel, definitely going to visit again without the children.

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