Haunted Places in Jewell, Kansas



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    Brown Grand Theatre

    Concordia, Kansas

    27 miles from Jewell, KS

    At this theater and opera house you may see more than just a show. Locals say a ghost haunts this theater, and is especially active during the opening season.


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    Haunted Bridge

    Jewell, Nebraska

    50.9 miles from Jewell, KS

    The 1885 story of the haunted bridge begins with Tom Jones and his widowed sister Elizabeth Taylor, who were fighting with their neighbors over their cattle getting into their neighbors' crops. Tom and Elizabeth felt unsafe over the turmoil and bought a shotgun. Soon after, some men were cutting trees ...


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    TrailBlazers - Old Montgomery Ward Building

    Fairbury, Nebraska

    60.7 miles from Jewell, KS

    Formerly TrailBlazers restaurant and before that a Montgomery Ward department store, this office building is believed to be haunted due to reports that objects move about on their own here.


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    Midland Railroad Hotel

    Wilson, Kansas

    60.9 miles from Jewell, KS

    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 ...


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    Hastings College

    Hastings, Nebraska

    64.7 miles from Jewell, KS

    The ghost of a music professor is said to show up in the music hall as an apparition or an orb. He also is said to turn lights on and off. Also, the Altman Hall is said to be haunted by namesake Clara Altman, who is said to act as ...


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    Coon Creek Bridge

    Barnes, Kansas

    68.7 miles from Jewell, KS

    About five miles south of Barnes on the east side of Coon Creek Bridge, you may see the ghost of a young girl walking through the woods, especially just before sunrise. Her identity is unknown, as townspeople have no knowledge of any deaths ever occurring nearby.


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    Hollenberg Pony Express Station

    Hanover, Kansas

    71.3 miles from Jewell, KS

    The historic Hollenberg Pony Express Station is a state park with a museum and visitor center, and both employees and guests have reported seeing signs of the supernatural here. Apparitions of Pony Express riders have been seen in the summer months, and the sound of running hooves and shouts are ...


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    Rivendell Book Store

    Abilene, Kansas

    72.3 miles from Jewell, KS

    Bookstore owners have reported shadowy figures, the unexplained sound of jingle bells at Christmastime, and books that seemed to be pushed off of shelves by unseen hands. It is reported that, appropriately, one of the books that fell off the shelves was called "Living with Ghosts."


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    Old Abilene Town

    Abilene, Kansas

    72.7 miles from Jewell, KS

    This recreation of "Old Town Abilene" features mock gunfights, shopping at the "General Store," and if some people are to be believed, ghosts! In fact, the "Ghost Tours of Kansas" company listed Old Abilene Town as the most haunted spot in the state in 2012. We don't have ...


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    Weaver Hotel

    Waterville, Kansas

    74.8 miles from Jewell, KS

    The 1905 hotel served as railroad accommodation, and the original inn and restaurant are in operation over a century later. The establishment is rumoured to be haunted by two spirits, including the wife of a former owner and a workman who threw himself to his death during a bout ...


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    Schroyer Cemetery

    Marysville, Kansas

    78.8 miles from Jewell, KS


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    The Devil's Washboard - Donmyer Road

    Gypsum, Kansas

    80.6 miles from Jewell, KS

    The Devil's Washboard, a group of three steep hills along Donmyer Road, has a harrowing history. Reports say that in the 1950s, seven local teens were racing in a car when they slammed into the bank, killing some or all of them. The wrecked car was placed upon posts at ...


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    Fort Riley

    Milford, Kansas

    81.2 miles from Jewell, KS

    At this 1850s Civil War fort, visitors may see more than war relics. According to local legend, an apparition of a woman in chains can be seen walking across the fields, and a group of spectral riders appear on the Cavalry Parade Field. One dismounts, and the rest ride away. ...


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    Gilbert Cemetery

    Friend, Nebraska

    82.2 miles from Jewell, KS

    The Gilberts, an 1890s pioneer family, are said to haunt this cemetery. Folks have reported that tombstones may move and unexplained noises can be heard on the site.


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    Moon Lake

    Fort Riley, Kansas

    83.1 miles from Jewell, KS

    Near Moon Lake is reportedly a Chief's Circle. Witnesses describe what look like fireflies in sets of two that stay close to the ground, whoops and howls. The lights are rumored to be the eyes of braves' spirits protecting the area.


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    Witch's Grave

    Aurora, Nebraska

    84.3 miles from Jewell, KS

    The ancient, isolated grave in the Aurora city cemetery, the "witch’s grave," has a mossy tombstone and a protruding marker, said to be a warning to deter others from witchcraft. So the story goes, the "witch" was eccentric, which was enough for the townsfolk to label her a witch and ...


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    Fort Hays

    Jewell, Kansas

    84.7 miles from Jewell, KS

    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 ...


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    Kearney Area Children's Museum

    Kearney, Nebraska

    88.2 miles from Jewell, KS

    At the Kearney Area Children's Museum, the basement is rumored to be haunted. Said to be full of "strange equipment" with unusual stains all over the walls, some witnesses say the temperature dropped suddenly, their hair stood on end and they got a very uneasy feeling.


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    Ellis Railroad Museum

    Ellis, Kansas

    90.7 miles from Jewell, KS

    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 ...


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    Doane College Library

    Crete, Nebraska

    91.4 miles from Jewell, KS

    The college library is believed to be haunted by a woman in a white dress who appears in the basement or in front of a window during the full moon.


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    Concordia University - David Hall

    Seward, Nebraska

    102.5 miles from Jewell, KS

    The David Dorm is rumored to be haunted by Native Americans whose 1700s bones were found when the dorm was built in the 1970s. Residents say electronic appliances and showers turn on by themselves.


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    Robber's Cave - Van Dorn Park

    Lincoln, Nebraska

    108.2 miles from Jewell, KS

    Robber's Cave, in southwest Lincoln near the intersection of 10th and High streets, was called Pahuk Bluff by the Pawnee Indians who came here to contact Tirawa, the god of all things. The cave was later a stop on the Underground Railroad and, in 1876, a hideout for Jesse James. ...


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    Lake Street Lake - Rudge Memorial Park

    Lincoln, Nebraska

    108.7 miles from Jewell, KS

    Formerly dairy farm, and then a skating rink, the park is said to be haunted by a little boy killed long ago by a gang of bullies. Apparitions have been reported to occur in winter near the creek.


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    Nebraska State Capitol

    Lincoln, Nebraska

    109.8 miles from Jewell, KS

    The Nebraska State Capitol was built over 10 years (1922-1932), and is still the home of Nebraska's government. It is said to be haunted by an apparition of someone falling, along with screaming and crying. It is thought to be either a man who had a heart attack and fell ...


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    Antelope Park

    Lincoln, Nebraska

    110.1 miles from Jewell, KS

    Near Antelope Park's memorial, behind the caretaker's house, is a field. Witnesses report that many apparitions have been seen in this field, walking across it and into the woods.


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    Temple Theatre

    Lincoln, Nebraska

    110.1 miles from Jewell, KS

    This theater at the University of Nebraska, founded in 1869, is the centerpiece for some oft-told campus tales. In the 1940s, a student was said to have fallen to his death from the overhead rigging during a production of MacBeth, and now his apparition is said to appear during Shakespeare ...


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    Richmond House

    Lincoln, Nebraska

    111.7 miles from Jewell, KS

    In the 1920s there was a triple murder suicide involving the husband, Bill, his wife Venus, her lover and their baby. Bill killed Venus by shotgun... he then laid on the railroad tracks near the home and was killed by a train. The baby was never found... In a corner ...


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    Doctor W.B. Jones House

    Florence, Kansas

    123 miles from Jewell, KS

    This historic abandoned house was built in 1879, and was formerly the residence of a doctor and his family. People have reportedly seen the apparition of the doctor staring down at them from the upper floor of the house. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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