Haunted Places in Jefferson City, Missouri



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    Missouri State Penitentiary

    Jefferson City, Missouri

    Missouri State Penitentiary, explored by TV's Ghost Hunters and over 100 other paranormal investigators, is rumored to be extremely rich with paranormal activity. Witnesses have reported apparitions and unexplained noises, perhaps a result of some leftover spirits from the now-decommissioned prison's bloodier days. Visitors are offered ghost tours, ghost hunts, ...


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    Missouri Theatre

    Columbia, Missouri

    27.1 miles from Jefferson City, MO

    The ornate Missouri Theatre was built in 1928, designed to resemble the Paris Opera House. A former owner is said to linger here in spirit, operating the theater curtains and making strange clanking sounds.


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    Stephens College

    Columbia, Missouri

    27.1 miles from Jefferson City, MO

    St. Stephens College has many ghosts, according to its campus lore. One haunted site is the Pillsbury/Roblee Dorm Hall, where three ghostly women called the Blue Ladies sing to students and tuck them in to bed at night. And a phantom baby cries at night at Searcy Hall, a lingering ...


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    Tiger Hotel

    Columbia, Missouri

    27.2 miles from Jefferson City, MO

    This hotel, built in 1928, was turned into a "flop house" offering very cheap lodgings during the Depression. Many folks starved to death or died of illness in those hard times, and it is said that at least one of those poor souls lingers in the building. Strange things happen ...


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    Columbia College

    Columbia, Missouri

    27.6 miles from Jefferson City, MO

    The Gray Lady is a campus legend about a ghost of a young Southern Belle who committed suicide after her lover was killed for trying to sneak into her dorm during the Civil War. Her apparition has been seen, and she has been known to close windows and iron clothes. ...


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    Jack's Gourmet Restaurant and Bar

    Columbia, Missouri

    27.8 miles from Jefferson City, MO

    Jack's Gourmet Restaurant and Bar, housed in an 1800s building that was once a rowdy saloon, is believed to be haunted by Sarah, a woman who died on the premises long ago.


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    Historic Castle House

    Brumley, Missouri

    37.7 miles from Jefferson City, MO

    The Historic Castle House is a 165 year-old Queen Anne Victorian that's been restored and now functions as a "haunted" bed and breakfast. Activity includes lights turning on and off by themselves, cold spots, footsteps, whispering and whistling noises, and some visitors claim to have captured ghostly pictures on ...


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    Wine Valley Inn

    Hermann, Missouri

    40.7 miles from Jefferson City, MO

    The historic Wine Valley Inn is believed to be haunted by the male ghost of a former owner. He has been known to whisper things from the dark corners of rooms, charge the air with static electricity, and even sometimes appear as a shadowy figure.


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    Kemper Military School - State Fair Community College

    Boonville, Missouri

    41.2 miles from Jefferson City, MO

    The former Kemper Military School, now State Fair Community College, had a ghost of a female cadet who was killed along the track. Her apparition has been seen jogging around the track; it disappears when it gets to the spot where she was killed. The A, C and D Barracks ...


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    Old Cooper County Jail and Hanging Barn

    Boonville, Missouri

    41.2 miles from Jefferson City, MO

    At the Old Cooper County Jail and Hanging Barn, built in 1848, folks say the ghost of a young prisoner materializes and pounds on the old cell doors. Dark shadow figures have been seen here as well.


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    Rivercene Mansion

    New Franklin, Missouri

    41.9 miles from Jefferson City, MO

    Built originally by a riverboat captain named Joseph Kinney in 1869, this inn is said to be haunted by a member of the Kinney family named Noble, whose ghost has been encountered by many. At age 26, Noble was killed when after falling down the grand staircase.


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    Darlene’s One Stop

    Berger, Missouri

    45.7 miles from Jefferson City, MO

    Darlene’s One Stop, a sports bar and grill once known as Mac’s Cafe, is said to be haunted by a man who ised to live in an apartment above the restaurant. Jack Schaefer was an explosive character and an abusive boyfriend and stepfather. In one incidence he was found firing ...


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    Boondocker Inn

    New Haven, Missouri

    51.3 miles from Jefferson City, MO

    No longer an inn, this establishment can be rented out for events. It is said to be haunted by four ghosts: a man who is wearing boots, a little girl, a boy who screams, and a woman who wears a flowered shirt. Also, objects have been known to float and ...


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    Hotel Bothwell

    Sedalia, Missouri

    57.6 miles from Jefferson City, MO

    The third floor of this 1927 jazz-era hotel is hopping with the spirit set! Besides seeing numerous ghosts, guests have reported unexplained voices and personal objects that mysteriously go missing in the night.


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    Thias House

    Washington, Missouri

    62.6 miles from Jefferson City, MO

    Although this building still stands, reports say it is no longer open for business. It used to be open for tours and as a restaurant, and witnesses there saw an apparition of a lady combing her hair at the dresser in the master bedroom. Some also reported someone touching their ...


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    Woodlock Cemetery

    Davisville, Missouri

    75.5 miles from Jefferson City, MO

    The hilltop Woodlock Cemetery has a stone staircase set in the hillside, and this is the area where the haunted activity is said to take place. Apparitions and a phantom horse are among the phenomena reported, but as this land is now private property, trespassing is not advised.


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    St Boniface Cemetery

    Brunswick, Missouri

    78.5 miles from Jefferson City, MO

    At St. Boniface Cemetery, there have been reports of unearthly figures walking over the grounds at night and disembodied voices.


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    Ramada Inn - Holiday Inn Six Flags

    Pacific, Missouri

    80.8 miles from Jefferson City, MO

    This former Ramada Inn, now Holiday Inn, is said to be haunted by the ghost of a little girl named Aggie who used to live in the building. According to the tales told in these parts, Aggie fell to her death from a window of the barn, which was located ...


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    Garth Woodside Mansion

    Hannibal, Missouri

    85.9 miles from Jefferson City, MO

    This inn, built originally in 1871, is known for its connection with renowned author Mark Twain. Personal friends of the owners, the author would send them his books and stay there when he was in town. Folks believe his ghost still visits the place, especially the room that was named ...


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    Garden House Bed & Breakfast

    Hannibal, Missouri

    89.6 miles from Jefferson City, MO

    Garden House Bed & Breakfast is a stop on the Haunted Hannibal Ghost Tour, and folks who have stayed here have reported some very odd things. According to reports from the hotel staff, most incidents occur between 2 and 3 a.m.


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    Lula Belle's

    Hannibal, Missouri

    89.8 miles from Jefferson City, MO

    This one-time bordello opened in 1917, and is now a bed-and-breakfast and restaurant. The haunts here are known to move or throw things in the kitchen, or twist utensils into pretzels. They show themselves as orbs, shadows or mirror reflections, and can be heard as footsteps or disembodied voices. A ...


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    Caledonia Wine Cottage

    Caledonia, Missouri

    94.5 miles from Jefferson City, MO

    Since the place was renovated in 2006, many paranormal experiences have been reported. Folks have heard a friendly elderly voice saying hello, and there have been many reports of toddler-aged children waving at someone the adults can't see or playing with another child named Erica that doesn't seem to exist. ...


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    Bass Country Inn - Campus Inn

    Springfield, Missouri

    109.5 miles from Jefferson City, MO

    Formerly the Bass Country Inn and before that, Howard Johnsons, the Campus Inn is home to a ghost called Carl. His apparition has been seen in the hallways and in the kitchen. Objects also are said to fall off the shelves when no one is there. A female spirit is ...


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    Pythian Castle

    Springfield, Missouri

    111 miles from Jefferson City, MO

    The haunted castle was originally a senior citizens' home and orphanage built by the Knights of Pythias in 1913. It's said to be haunted and has been featured on TV shows. Ghost tours and other events are offered at the castle, now privately owned.


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    Drury University

    Springfield, Missouri

    111.7 miles from Jefferson City, MO

    Drury University began in 1873, and was built on land that was both Indian burial grounds and a Civil War battle area. One ghost here is that of a little girl who lived here before Smith Hall was built. She perished in a fire when she re-entered her burning home ...


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    University Plaza Hotel

    Springfield, Missouri

    112.3 miles from Jefferson City, MO

    A ghost called "The Colonel" is said to haunt this hotel, seen by almost all the staff between midnight and 4 a.m. He is usually seen in the ballroom and back hallways and appears as an older man dressed in black. Folks speculate that in life he was a decorated ...


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    Walnut Street Inn

    Springfield, Missouri

    112.3 miles from Jefferson City, MO

    The hauntings at this 1890s-era inn building occur in one of its three buildings called the Main House, which has six rooms. The Rosen Room is haunted by the ghost of an elderly woman who has been spotted many times there and in the hallways.


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    Gillioz Theatre

    Springfield, Missouri

    112.4 miles from Jefferson City, MO

    Gillioz Theatre, which opened in 1926, is rumored to have been haunted by a ghost boy since the 1960s. The child's apparition has most often been seen around the area of the restrooms.


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    Landers Theater

    Springfield, Missouri

    112.5 miles from Jefferson City, MO

    Landers Theater, aka Springfield Little Theater, was built in 1909 and was renovated in 1970. It is said to be haunted by several ghosts. One is a janitor who perished in a 1920 fire. His apparition is seen in the balcony watching rehearsals. Another is an African-American man who was ...


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    Southwest Missouri State University

    Springfield, Missouri

    112.6 miles from Jefferson City, MO

    Southwest Missouri State University's Freudenberger House, or Freddy House, built in 1959 and named for a Latin professor who taught for 45 years, has a female ghost affectionately referred to as the Dorm Mom. She's most often spotted on Floor 5.


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    Phelps Grove Park

    Springfield, Missouri

    113.3 miles from Jefferson City, MO

    Phelps Grove Park has a ghost known as the Bride under the Bridge. According to local legend, a just-married couple lost control of their car here, killing them both. The ghost is seen evenings under the park's third bridge, holding the hem of her gown. She has only darkness in ...


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    Springfield National Cemetery

    Springfield, Missouri

    113.7 miles from Jefferson City, MO

    The 1860s Springfield National Cemetery is home to some lingering spirits of Civil Wars soldiers, according to those in the know. Some of the gravestones here are known to glow, and orbs and other anomalies have shown up in photographs.


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