Haunted Places in Kent, Iowa



  • 0

    Tedrow Cemetery

    Kellerton, Iowa

    25.9 miles from Kent, IA

    Rumor has it that it is not actually the small cemetery, but the surrounding woods, that are haunted. Phenomena experienced here include glowing lights coming from the woods, shadowed apparitions, and the sounds of footsteps, moaning, and other strange noises.


    Read more »
  • 0

    Villisca Axe Murder House

    Villisca, Iowa

    27.1 miles from Kent, IA

    In 1912 an entire family was murdered here by axe, and it is said that the house is still haunted by their spirits. The house has been investigated and featured on the TV show Ghost Adventures.


    Read more »
  • 0

    Terre Haute Cemetery

    Decatur City, Iowa

    35.3 miles from Kent, IA

    The spirit of a little boy can be seen playing on the swingset behind a cabin adjacent to the cemetery. He may motion for you to follow him into the cemetery, where he is buried. Once at his grave, he disappears.


    Read more »
  • 0

    Davis City Cemetery

    Davis City, Iowa

    39.6 miles from Kent, IA

    It is said that visitors to the cemetery may exoerience a sudden feeling of pressure as they enter. Shooting lights also have been reported streaming across the grounds very late at night.


    Read more »
  • 0

    New Virginia Cemetery - Beymer Cemetery

    New Virginia, Iowa

    40.6 miles from Kent, IA

    This is the gravesite of New Virginia's first settler. As legend has it, the gravestone has been replaced at some time over the years. Locals say an eerie glow will come from the stone at midnight, a protestation from the ghost, angry about the change.


    Read more »
  • 0

    The Van Meter Creature

    Van Meter, Iowa

    47.5 miles from Kent, IA

    First seen in 1903, the Van Meter Creature is a monster with batlike wings and a horn on its head that glows with blinding light. It may also manifest as a hovering spot of light. Shortly after it began to terrorize the townsfolk, strange sounds started coming from a coal ...


    Read more »
  • 0

    Van Fossen Cemetery

    Adel, Iowa

    50.2 miles from Kent, IA

    Since the 1850's, the Van Fossen cemetery has had many names, from Rodenbaugh Cemetery, the Old Adel Cemetery, to the "official" name recorded by the state, the Gibson Cemetery. Along old highway 6, the cemetery is sometimes just called the Bilderback Cemetery, after the massive headstones that mark the ...


    Read more »
  • 0

    Union Cemetery - The Devil's Chair

    Guthrie Center, Iowa

    50.3 miles from Kent, IA

    It is said that those who sit in the cement chair will receive a spell of bad luck. The Devil's Chair has no markings, and sits between the Peterson and Miller graves. According to reports, the chair has been believed to be cursed for at least 35 years.


    Read more »
  • 0

    Old Chapel - College Hall

    Indianola, Iowa

    54.4 miles from Kent, IA

    Legend has it that around the turn of the 20th century, a young man, distraught over a love affair, killed himself here. Then in the 1920s, a young woman did the same. Several more people are rumored to have met their ends in this hall, and folks say their spirits ...


    Read more »
  • 0

    Elk Grove Cemetery - Union Township Cemetery

    Coon Rapids, Iowa

    55.6 miles from Kent, IA

    According to local legend there is a small headstone with an eerie ability: If you position yourself the right way in front of it, after a few minutes it will begin to glow.


    Read more »

  • Haunted Iowa City
    Vernon Trollinger

    Dubuque's Haunted History
    Richard Barker
  • 0

    Jordan House

    West Des Moines, Iowa

    56.2 miles from Kent, IA

    This museum is allegedly haunted by the ghost of the young daughter of the original owner. She died when she was three years old after falling from the stair railing she was sliding down and breaking her neck. People claim they still see and hear her playing throughout the ...


    Read more »
  • 0

    Des Moines International Airport

    Des Moines, Iowa

    57.8 miles from Kent, IA

    There are two ghost stories around this airport. Some offices are haunted by a flight attendant, usually in the fall season. The offices used to be the site of a restaurant called the Cloud Room, and the flight attendant wanders there as if looking for her flight. Also, laughing and ...


    Read more »
  • 0

    Air Lanes Bowling Center

    Des Moines, Iowa

    58.7 miles from Kent, IA

    According to local legend, behind the bowling alley is an upstairs area that was used for illegal gambling in the 1920s. Reports say if you gain access to a room down the hallway, you may hear people talking, dice rolling, and you may even hear a ghostly disembodied voice calling ...


    Read more »
  • 0

    Malvern Manor

    Malvern, Iowa

    59.1 miles from Kent, IA

    Built in the late 1800's as a hotel initially to service the railroad. Was eventually turned into a nursing home and then a group home for the mentally handicapped. It serviced everyone from those with Down's Syndrome to the more exotic of diseases like multiple personalities and schizophrenia. The building ...


    Read more »
  • 0

    Smelly Ghost of University Avenue

    Des Moines, Iowa

    59.4 miles from Kent, IA

    Locals say a cloudlike presence occurs here, and it smells of kerosene. Sometimes within the cloud is the form of a man or several tiny flickering lights. Reports tell of a man who died nearby in 1881 as a result of his kerosene-soaked clothes catching fire.


    Read more »
  • 0

    Drake Municipal Observatory

    Des Moines, Iowa

    59.7 miles from Kent, IA

    Dr. Robert Morehouse was the first chairman of the Astronomy and Physics department, and he discovered a comet in the 1920s. He also haunts the observatory, according to local legend, perhaps because the remains of Dr. Morehouse and his wife are buried in the entryway wall. Students working in the ...


    Read more »
  • 0

    Terrace Hill

    Des Moines, Iowa

    60.4 miles from Kent, IA

    At this 1860s historic building, home of the governor of Iowa, the ghost of a little girl has been seen. She is transparent, and some say she likes to work the elevator, even though it is only supposed to operate by the use of codes.


    Read more »
  • 0

    Merle Hay Mall

    Des Moines, Iowa

    61 miles from Kent, IA

    The mall and its tower are rumored to be built over a monastery that was closed in the 1950s. According to the stories, some nuns became pregnant and had miscarriages, and the babies were buried in unmarked graves at this site. Reports say ghosts of both nuns and infants have ...


    Read more »
  • 0

    Spooky Table at the Weaver House

    Des Moines, Iowa

    62.1 miles from Kent, IA

    Local legend has it that when the Weavers purchased a table in 1937, they bought a ghost along with it. The table is said to have made rapping noises and caused other disturbances until a minister's wife quieted it by reading from the Bible. A spiritualist consulted by the Weavers ...


    Read more »
  • 0

    Old Red Horse Armory

    Des Moines, Iowa

    62.3 miles from Kent, IA

    This old cavalry armory is now the housing for city school buses. There have been reports that members of the National Guard, when they occupied the building, heard ghostly sounds from long ago: clopping of horses' hooves and jingling of harnesses. An apparition of an older man in cavalry garb ...


    Read more »

  • Haunted Iowa
    Kathleen Vyn
  • 0

    Avon Railroad Tracks

    Carlisle, Iowa

    63.4 miles from Kent, IA

    Reports say an apparition appears of an old man holding a lantern and walking along the tracks. Before too long, the man simply vanishes.


    Read more »
  • 0

    Old Highway 83

    Shelby, Iowa

    65.3 miles from Kent, IA

    Different witnesses have reported seeing two young girls playing in the middle of the highway late at night. They wear flowing white dresses and are bathed in a glowing light.


    Read more »
  • 0

    High Creek Cemetery

    Watson, Missouri

    65.9 miles from Kent, IA

    Upon finding this website, I was shocked to find this location was not listed, as it is "well known" by locals to be noted as haunted. The experience I had there happened about 10 years ago. A friend and I were hanging out one night and decided to ...


    Read more »
  • 0

    St. Mary's Cemetery

    Hamburg, Iowa

    67.3 miles from Kent, IA

    A mysterious spirit, that of a woman, has been seen kneeling at the feet of three of the cemetery's Virgin Mary statues. Also reported have been wailing sounds coming from the statues.


    Read more »
  • 0

    Stoneking Cemetery

    Russell, Iowa

    70.4 miles from Kent, IA

    There is a lot of mystery and talk surrounding this cemetery, a family plot near what was once the abandoned house. Some say there are dangerous trees in the back of the cemetery, and those who walked behind them would catch a glimpse of the Stone King sitting on his ...


    Read more »
  • 0

    Mt Hope Cemetery

    Madrid, Iowa

    71.2 miles from Kent, IA

    The ghost of a child named Sara resides at this cemetery. She and four other children from her family are buried near the back. Sara is said to follow around visitors and ask for someone named Ree. She is also known to touch people and tug at clothing if her ...


    Read more »
  • 0

    Hannah's Grave

    Plattsmouth, Nebraska

    72.7 miles from Kent, IA

    According to local legend, Hannah was a 16-year-old girl in the 1800s who became pregnant. Her parents, displeased, delivered the baby at home and promptly drowned it in the Missouri River, telling Hannah the baby had been stillborn. Poor Hannah died of a broken heart shortly thereafter and was buried ...


    Read more »
  • 0

    Meriwether Lewis Dredge

    Brownville, Nebraska

    73.6 miles from Kent, IA

    Dredge Captain Meriwether Lewis, built in 1931, is one of the few surviving examples of its type built to control flooding along U.S. rivers. It contains a museum that is believed to be haunted. Employees say the ghosts have long been a part of the museum's staff. Perhaps most notably, ...


    Read more »
  • 0

    Captain Bailey Museum

    Brownville, Nebraska

    73.9 miles from Kent, IA

    Civil War Captain Bailey's seven-gabled house now holds the museum of Brownville artifacts, and is rumored to be haunted by the captain himself. Among the proof, witnesses say, are doors that won't stay closed and the sound of piano playing late at night. Local tales say the captain died as ...


    Read more »
  • 0

    Eliza C. Morgan Hall - Peru State College

    Peru, Nebraska

    74.7 miles from Kent, IA

    The Morgan Hall dormitory is said to be haunted by Eliza Morgan herself. Legend has it that she once lived in the house that makes up the center of the dormitory, and she died in the basement.


    Read more »
  • 0

    General Dodge House

    Council Bluffs, Iowa

    75.5 miles from Kent, IA

    Folks say General Dodge himself is still hanging about the grounds. If you take a guided tour through the building, you may catch a glimpse of him sitting in his rocking chair. Around the grounds, light flashes and the smell of fire have been reported. Another strange occurrence that may ...


    Read more »
  • 0

    Super China Buffet

    Nebraska City, Nebraska

    75.6 miles from Kent, IA

    Formerly Bischof’s Hardware, the restaurant is believed to be haunted by either the ghost of former owner Mr. Bischof or the spirits of a young man who died nearby. Many strange occurrences have been reported here, such as objects that move by themselves.


    Read more »
  • 0

    The Earling Exorcism

    Earling, Iowa

    75.7 miles from Kent, IA

    Earling is famous for a 1928 exorcism that lasted more than 3 weeks. A local Franciscan convent was the setting for the ceremony; the target was the demons inhabiting Emma Schmidt. As Roman Catholic Capuchin Theophilus Riesinger worked, Emma is said to have flown across the room and clung to ...


    Read more »
  • 0

    Union Pacific Railroad Museum

    Council Bluffs, Iowa

    75.7 miles from Kent, IA

    This museum has been completely restored and renovated, but it was once the town library. Locals say that in the basement, books would often fly off the shelves, and shadowy figures have been seen. Also, items would disappear only to turn up again later.


    Read more »
  • 0

    Squirrel Cage - Old Pottawattamie County Jail

    Council Bluffs, Iowa

    75.7 miles from Kent, IA

    Built in 1885 and an innovation in jail cells for its time, this jail utilizes a "lazy susan" design, where the jail block is round and the cells form individual wedges like slices in a pie. With only one door leading in, the cells would be rotated by a ...


    Read more »
  • 0

    Fairview Cemetery

    Council Bluffs, Iowa

    75.9 miles from Kent, IA

    The Black Angel statue is said to follow visitors with their eyes, and may curse visitors with sickliness. Also reported here have been lights in the trees behind the older graves, and a feeling of being closely followed.


    Read more »
  • 0

    Jewell Park

    Bellevue, Nebraska

    76.3 miles from Kent, IA

    Witnesses at Jewell Park have reported residual sounds from phantom rodeos, apparitions of people and objects, unexplained mist, footprints, strange noises and animal sounds.


    Read more »
  • 0

    The Historic Klondike Hotel

    Manilla, Iowa

    76.4 miles from Kent, IA

    The Klondike Hotel was built on the street that in 1897 was named Railroad Street. It faced to the west toward the bustling Milwaukee tracks and depot. An access road was completed shortly after the hotel was built which directly connected the Hotel with the Depot. The ...


    Read more »
  • 0

    John Rice Library

    Bellevue, Nebraska

    76.9 miles from Kent, IA

    Apparitions of an old man and a young girl have been seen at the John Rice Library. The girl, about 10, has dark brown hair parted in the middle and big round glasses, and the man is seen crouching over books.


    Read more »
  • 0

    Lewis and Clark Park

    Council Bluffs, Iowa

    77 miles from Kent, IA

    Unexplained feelings of sickness and disorientation have been reported by those who come to this park that honors the historic explorers.


    Read more »
  • 0

    Wildwood

    Nebraska City, Nebraska

    77.1 miles from Kent, IA

    Sensitive guests feel a 'presence' when they tour this historic 1860's home. Some have mentioned seeing a lady in a long black dress in the kitchen or hear footsteps in the dining room. Others hear children's voices upstairs. A paranormal team had it's flashlight turn on ...


    Read more »
  • 0

    White House Apartments

    Omaha, Nebraska

    79.5 miles from Kent, IA

    The White House Apartments building is a three-story Italianate Victorian building assumed to once have been a home built around the turn of the century. It was a hospital before it was remodeled into apartments, and is said to be haunted possibly by former patients' ghosts. Witnesses say the apparition ...


    Read more »
  • 0

    Maple Hill Mansion

    Monroe, Iowa

    79.5 miles from Kent, IA

    This home was picked up and moved in early 2013, to a spot some six miles away from its original location. The man who had purchased the land and house wanted to tear it down and build a new home on the spot, so a preservationist purchased the house ...


    Read more »
  • 0

    O'Connor's Irish Pub

    Omaha, Nebraska

    79.8 miles from Kent, IA

    At O'Connor's Irish Pub, which opened in 2003, shadow figures and unexplained footsteps are seen and heard in the kitchen as well as in the second-floor bar area.


    Read more »
  • 0

    James F Lynch Park

    Omaha, Nebraska

    80.1 miles from Kent, IA

    The park is believed to be haunted, as many witnesses will attest. Some of the strange occurrences here have been unexplained footsteps, a ghostly baby's wails, and a man screaming, asking for help, and grabbing the legs of passersby.


    Read more »
  • 0

    Mystery Manor

    Omaha, Nebraska

    80.3 miles from Kent, IA

    Built in 1887, Mystery Manor was home to William and Greta Hall. Reports say that when the stock market crashed on October 23, 1929, William Hall lost his fortune and went insane. He attacked Greta with an axe then buried her in the front yard. A week later, Greta's brother ...


    Read more »
  • 0

    Kate Shelly High Bridge

    Boone, Iowa

    80.5 miles from Kent, IA

    Local legend tells the tale of 15-year-old Kate Shelley, who in 1881 crawled across a badly damaged bridge during a terrible storm to warn an oncoming train that the bridge was out. This bridge, built in 1901, is said to be her ghost's home. Phantom trains also have been seen ...


    Read more »
  • 0

    Farrar Schoolhouse

    Maxwell, Iowa

    81.5 miles from Kent, IA

    This building, formerly a middle school, has been a private residence since 2008. Please respect the owners' privacy. Witnesses have seen the ghost of a small boy in the stairwell; one has also appeared in a photo sitting on the edge of the auditorium stage. Voices of children talking and ...


    Read more »
  • 0

    Boone County Historical Society - Masonic Temple

    Boone, Iowa

    82.2 miles from Kent, IA

    Dating back to 1907, the historic former masonic temple and museum may have a resident ghost. Known as 'Frank', the poltergeist frequently slams doors and turns on lights after the place has been closed up for the night. Disembodied footsteps have also been heard on the second floor, and ...


    Read more »
  • 0

    The Boone News-Republican

    Boone, Iowa

    82.4 miles from Kent, IA

    Employees who work late have heard unexplained footsteps and, at times, have heard their names called. The phenomena seem to occur only when the place is nearly empty of people.


    Read more »

  • Picture Yourself Ghost Hunting
    Christopher Balzano

    Haunted Cemeteries Across The USA
    Gregory Branson-Trent


» Cemeteries near Kent, IA

» Find museums in Kent, IA