Haunted Places in Jonesboro, Arkansas



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    Forum Theatre

    Jonesboro, Arkansas

    Originally built in 1926 as the Strand Theatre, it was acquired by the city of Jonesboro in the late 1970s and renamed the Forum Theatre. It is said to be haunted by a mischievous ghost named Charlie.


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    Johnson-Sanderson Mansion

    Jonesboro, Arkansas

    This home, built in the 1880's, was occupied mainly by the Johnson family, a wealthy retail family and later by the Sandersons, who served Jonesboro as the cities Mayoral family. It has served as mainly residence including Arkansas State student renters, but also as a tea room. Seances and Ouija board ...


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    Keller's Chapel and Cemetery

    Jonesboro, Arkansas

    There have been reports of strange sightings in the chapel and the surrounding cemetery. Ghostly lights that follow visitors around the cemetery at night, the sound's of babies crying, strange apparition's moving around the cemetery and unexplained noises are just some of the phenomena reported at this site. (Submitted by Callum ...


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    Bono Bridge

    Bono, Arkansas

    5.3 miles from Jonesboro, AR

    The bridge was demolished in 2011, and the map shows its original location. According to local folklore, those who stood on the bridge and looked down at the railroad tracks below when a train was coming had the distinct feeling that the train was about to hit them. Apparitions and ...


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    Arkansas Methodist Medical Center

    Paragould, Arkansas

    18.5 miles from Jonesboro, AR

    The apparition of a blond boy aged around 5 has been seen on the fourth floor. He wears pajamas and is often playing or seeking a kitten. An apparition of a Confederate soldier and another of an elderly female also have been seen in the building. Ghosts have been seen ...


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    Primrose Lane

    Paragould, Arkansas

    18.8 miles from Jonesboro, AR

    People living in the vicinity of Primrose Lane have reported seeing the ghost of a man and his dog. The man is believed to have shot himself with his rifle, and his dog died as well shortly after. The apparition's of the two have also been seen in the woods ...


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    Collins Theatre

    Paragould, Arkansas

    19.1 miles from Jonesboro, AR

    A ghostly older couple has been seen sitting in the balcony during rehearsals. They are believed to be the former owners of the theater.


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    Collins Theatre

    Paragould, Arkansas

    19.1 miles from Jonesboro, AR

    A ghostly elderly couple has been noticed sitting in the balcony watching rehearsals at this historic 1928 theater. After a while, they simply disappear. It is believed that they are the spirits of the former owners of the theater.


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    Hurt Grocer Building

    Paragould, Arkansas

    19.2 miles from Jonesboro, AR

    Faces are said to appear in the windows of this apparently abandoned building. Sometimes that of a man, other times that of a little girl.


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    Monette Cemetery

    Monette, Arkansas

    20.1 miles from Jonesboro, AR

    Local legend says that there was once an unmarked glass mausoleum in the cemetery, and it was sealed up with concrete and painted when the body inside began to decay. The man's ghostly screams are said to ring out in the night, and his apparition may walk the grounds carrying ...


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    Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery

    Batesville, Arkansas

    45 miles from Jonesboro, AR

    Strange lights and an apparition of an elderly woman in a rocking chair in the upstairs window of the church have been reported. The ghosts of a young woman killed nearby in the early 1900s also has been seen, and the apparition of a small boy has appeared in photographs ...


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    Hickory Valley Methodist Church

    Cave City, Arkansas

    47.8 miles from Jonesboro, AR

    The church is a small, wooden building located near the cemetery across the road. If you approach the church at night, you can hear people singing hymns, but there is no one around. Sometimes the apparitions of young children can also be seen at the Hickory Valley Methodist Church. (Submitted by ...


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    Old Hardy Hotel

    Hardy, Arkansas

    54.3 miles from Jonesboro, AR

    Reports are unclear as to whether the haunted hotel and antique mall are still in operation--it was up for sale on eBay in October of 2008. Former owners reported hearing disembodied footsteps and closing doors on the second-floor hallway. One room, called the Murder Room, was the site of a ...


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    Oak Ridge Cemetery

    Doniphan, Missouri

    54.9 miles from Jonesboro, AR

    Oak Ridge Cemetery is said to have a female apparition that has been seen among the graves. Voices have been reported here too, and one local legend says that the statue of Belle Neal comes to life at midnight.


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    Witches Hollow - Cave City

    Batesville, Arkansas

    56.8 miles from Jonesboro, AR

    Named because folks said a witch once practiced her magic here, Witches Hollow is said to be haunted by the deceased witch who once murdered her husband. She has been seen walking along the dirt road off Sandtown Road. Some reports say that to get there, one must go past ...


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    St. Francis County Museum - Rush-Gates House

    Forrest City, Arkansas

    57.7 miles from Jonesboro, AR

    As of 1997, the 1906 Rush-Gates House houses the St. Francis County Museum. Dr. J.O. Rush was a doctor, local historian, and collector of more than 3,700 Native American artifacts. The museum is said to be haunted, and ghost tours are available through local hotels. In addition, private parties can ...


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    Bethel Cumberland Presbyterian - Bethel Assembly of God

    Atoka, Tennessee

    59.1 miles from Jonesboro, AR

    Bethel Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery (Bethel Assembly of God) dates back to the mid-1800s. Sources say it has a separate are for criminals and one for children. Witnesses have reported ghostly voices, lights, shadow people, and evil growls from the surrounding forest. What's more, legend has it that the cemetery ...


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    Orpheum Theatre

    Memphis, Tennessee

    60.7 miles from Jonesboro, AR

    Built in 1928, the still-operation theater is said to be haunted by many ghosts, but the two most well-known are Mary and a masked figure. Mary, age 9, wears a white dress and pigtails, and is said to have died in a car accident in front of the theater. She ...


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    Earnestine and Hazel's Bar

    Memphis, Tennessee

    61 miles from Jonesboro, AR

    Earnestine and Hazel's Bar is rumored to have more than liquid spirits. Folks have reported apparitions on stairwells and in dark corners, and the jukebox always seems to play the song that best fits the situation, all by itself.


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    National Ornamental Metal Museum

    Memphis, Tennessee

    61 miles from Jonesboro, AR

    Housing a large collection of contemporary metalwork, the National Ornamental Metal Museum has roughly 3000 items on permanent display, not counting traveling exhibitions. Its four buildings were once a Marine hospital in the late 1800s and then a Civil War hospital, consisting of a nurse’s quarters, a doctor’s quarters, soldiers’ ...


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    Woodruff-Fontaine House

    Memphis, Tennessee

    61.1 miles from Jonesboro, AR

    This historic 1870s mansion, now a house museum, is said to be haunted by Molly Woodruff. The Rose Room was once her bedroom, and it is said that visitors to her room can feel her presence. It is also reported that a witness once heard her say "My bed doesn't ...


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    Shady Grove Cemetery

    Bald Knob, Arkansas

    61.1 miles from Jonesboro, AR

    One report says that crickets and grasshoppers refuse to set foot in the Shady Grove Cemetery, and ghost children will put their handprints on cars if you flash your headlights three times.


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    Shady Grove Cemetery

    Bald Knob, Arkansas

    61.1 miles from Jonesboro, AR

    One report says that crickets and grasshoppers refuse to set foot in the Shady Grove Cemetery, and ghost children will put their handprints on cars if you flash your headlights three times.


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    The Inn At Hunt-Phelan

    Memphis, Tennessee

    61.2 miles from Jonesboro, AR

    Built around 1830, this inn is said to be haunted by a servant of the former owners, the Hunts. Before the Hunts fled the house to escape a yellow fever epidemic in 1873, they entrusted their servant, Nathan Wilson, with a chest of gold to pay for the home's upkeep. ...


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    Blackwell Manor

    Bartlett, Tennessee

    64.2 miles from Jonesboro, AR

    This historic mansion is believed to be haunted by the apparition of a former owner, who has been seen roaming the house after dark. He has also been known to slam doors and turn on all the lights in the house. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Evergreen Cemetery

    Judsonia, Arkansas

    65.5 miles from Jonesboro, AR

    It is said that those who go to the cemetery at night and stand underneath the large statue of an angel will find that she is looking right at them, and her eyes may light up red.


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    Pangburn Hardware

    Pangburn, Arkansas

    69.9 miles from Jonesboro, AR

    You can hear noises and shuffling in the attic. It is a very old building and has been around for over a century. (Submitted by Kate M)


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    Fredonia Cemetery

    Mountain View, Arkansas

    81 miles from Jonesboro, AR

    Witnesses say a ghostly wind blows the flags on the graves, even when there is not a single breeze in the air. Unexplained noises and voices are heard here, and some visitors say they experience a feeling of dread.


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    Monroe County Courthouse

    Clarendon, Arkansas

    86.6 miles from Jonesboro, AR

    The 1911 courthouse is rumored to be haunted by Ernze Mabel Orr, aka “Mabel.” Mabel and her husband John Orr were a husband and wife comedy- and opera-performing duo and, so the stories tell, John had a bad temper and often would beat Mabel quite badly. Feeling sorry for Mabel, ...


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    Avenue Theatre

    West Plains, Missouri

    88.6 miles from Jonesboro, AR

    The 1950s Art Deco Avenue Theatre is home to some strange activity. A baby's voice can be heard crying in the upper seating areas, flickering lights have been seen when it is dark, and props are moved or hidden by unseen hands.


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    Magnolia Hill Bed and Breakfast

    Helena-West Helena, Arkansas

    91 miles from Jonesboro, AR

    Magnolia Hill Bed and Breakfast dates to around 1900 and was home to Confederate Captain Charles Moore Sr. Featured on TV's Extreme Ghost Hunters, witnesses and paranormalists have reported unexplained noises, voices, and other eerie phenomena.


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    Pickthorne Lake

    Jacksonville, Arkansas

    99.8 miles from Jonesboro, AR

    Locals claim the ghost of a man with a lantern haunts the lakeside.


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    Upper Big Lake

    Charleston, Missouri

    109.8 miles from Jonesboro, AR

    A fisherman's ghost is purported to haunt Upper Big Lake. So the story goes, the fisherman accidentally killed his nephew with a shotgun, and the nephew's ghost came back and drowned his uncle while he was fishing on the lake.


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    Wolf Bayou Bridge - Mama Lou's Bridge

    North Little Rock, Arkansas

    110.5 miles from Jonesboro, AR

    The bridge was replaced in 2005, but it was the old one from which local legends arose. Folks say that a woman and her newborn died here when she drove off the bridge. Rumor has it that those who go there at night and shout "Mama Lou, I've got your ...


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    Rose Bed Inn

    Cape Girardeau, Missouri

    119.7 miles from Jonesboro, AR

    Alex is a ghost who haunts Rose Bed Inn, housed in a former home built in 1908. The Schrader Family owned the home originally, and eventually it was put on the market. A young man named Alex expressed interest in the home. He didn't have the money to buy the ...


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    Glenn House

    Cape Girardeau, Missouri

    120.1 miles from Jonesboro, AR

    Glenn House, built in 1883, is haunted by a Christmas ghost. The mansion was built by Edwin Dean for his daughter Lulu and her husband David Glenn. But banker Glenn lost much of his fortune and they moved out in 1915. The property fell into disrepair until it was renovated ...


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    Lorimier Cemetery

    Cape Girardeau, Missouri

    120.5 miles from Jonesboro, AR

    Historic Lorimier Cemetery from the early 1800s is home to a phenomenon known as the Tapping Ghost. It is a sensation of something tapping you on the shoulder, usually making visitors think a nut has fallen from a tree. The tapping repeats, usually until the visitor gets freaked out and ...


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    Port Cape Girardeau

    Cape Girardeau, Missouri

    120.6 miles from Jonesboro, AR

    Port Cape Girardeau Restaurant and Lounge in Warehouse Row is housed in a circa-1860 warehouse. It is haunted by an unknown female ghost nicknamed Belle. The bartender who named her said that she showed him she liked the name he gave her. A few days after he thought up the ...


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    Southeast Missouri State University

    Cape Girardeau, Missouri

    120.7 miles from Jonesboro, AR

    Southeast Missouri State University's Cheney Hall is rumored to be haunted by a female student who committed suicide in a bathtub. Folks say now the door slams by itself and unexplained noises are heard in the room. The Music Building is also said to be haunted by apparitions and slamming ...


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    St. Anthony Hall - Delta Psi

    Jonesboro, Mississippi

    121.5 miles from Jonesboro, AR

    Reportedly haunted by a former frat boy.


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    Rowan Oak

    Oxford, Mississippi

    122.2 miles from Jonesboro, AR

    Even the name of William Faulkner's home is an ode to the mythic. Legend has it that Faulkner still haunts the rooms and grounds of Rowan Oak.


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    Hitchhiker of Highway 365

    Woodson, Arkansas

    124 miles from Jonesboro, AR

    Why does a female hitchhiker appear here on stormy nights, asking passersby to drive her home? Legend has it that when the driver arrives at the address she gives, she simply disappears. When the driver goes to the door to ask about the missing girl, the resident will tell them ...


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