Old Arsenal Building

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Reported sightings of ghosts on the staircase and in the basement of this historic building.

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Macarthur Park
Little Rock, AR
United States

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34.73840521211285, -92.26533485945765
Pulaski County, Arkansas
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  1. When I was a little girl I stayed there for a girl scout outing. I was about 12 tears old and the one thing I remember was me standing at the top of the stairs and I was being very still. All the sudden I felt a hand on my back an then a push. I fell down three steps and was able to catch myself. Later that night my best friend saw a woman above her and she looked upset. It was one scary night

  2. I worked as a security guard in the late 80’s what was then known as Arkansas Museum of Science & History. Two incidents where I visually saw a ghostly figures. One evening, I witnessed a young lad dressed in civil war era clothing smoking a cigarette in front of the stairwell. As I approached him, he went behind the stairwell & vanished in thin air. Another evening while escorting museum patrons to their cars after a social event, I & several museum guests observed a female spirit looking out the window at top of stairwell. Needless to say, I’ve never seen people clear a building so fast as I did that night. I’ve heard sounds of chains from military ammunition chests being dragged across upper floors Upon investigation of these supernatural events, Carol Pate, known Little Rock Psychic said I had seen the spirit of David O. Dodd, a child martyr for Confederate Army who was hung & buried on the grounds of MacArthur Park by Union soldiers. The spirit of the young lady looking through window at top of stairs is eternally waiting for her lover to return but he was killed during Civil War battle. – Bill Henderson

  3. Located in MacArthur Park, the Old Arsenal was one of the many buildings that comprised the state’s munitions storage facility and now houses the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History. Many sightings of apparitions have been reported, including a duel between two unexplained shadows, a playful spirit who likes to throw things from the top of the staircase and a solid figure of a man who melted into the air once an employee made contact. The sounds of music, laughter and talking have also been heard from the second floor, although when investigated, no one is present.

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