Haunted Places in Lawrence, Kansas



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    The Eldridge Hotel

    Lawrence, Kansas

    Room 506 is reportedly extremely haunted. Stories vary as to the precise nature of the haunting, some claiming that the original cornerstone from the building that burned down that is located in room 506 creates as "spirit portal", an access point for spirits wishing to cross over into our ...


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    Merchant's Pub and Plate

    Lawrence, Kansas

    Located in a former bank building, this upmarket gastropub and restaurant is rumoured to feature a haunted staircase. Staff and diners have reported seeing a vanishing apparition ascending the steps, while others have felt an eerie presence whilst descending them. Submitted by Callum Swift


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    Lawrence Community Theatre Building

    Lawrence, Kansas

    Once a church, the former Lawrence Community Theatre building is believed to be haunted by an unknown spirit. Witnesses say the lights don't work properly and props move about by themselves. Many describe an uneasy feeling of being watched when inside the building. home to a mysterious presence. Lights ...


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    University of Kansas - Sigma Nu Fraternity

    Lawrence, Kansas

    Some say former governor Ed Warren and his mistress Lorraine still reside at their old home, now the University of Kansas Sigma Nu fraternity house, although both are long deceased. Stories tell us that Lorraine hanged herself in the building, and her apparition has been seen by witnesses. The story ...


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    Haskell Indian Nations University

    Lawrence, Kansas

    Many locations at Haskell Indian Nations University, an 1800s institution built to help Native Americans assimilate with the mainstream population, are rumored to be haunted. At the Bell Tower, students report a mysterious sealed-off wall in the basement and a feeling of being watched from above as they pass by. ...


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    Stull Cemetery

    Lecompton, Kansas

    11.8 miles from Lawrence, KS

    Rumored to be a gateway to hell, Stull Cemetery is said to be a very actively haunted place. Next to an abandoned church, the cemetery is the subject of many legends, some over 100 years old. Satan himself is rumored to hold court here twice a year. Devil worship and ...


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    New Century Air Center

    Lawrence, Kansas

    20.9 miles from Lawrence, KS

    Once the Olathe Naval Air Station, a combat pilot training center from WWII to the Vietnam War era, the New Century Air Center is now a commercial airport, industrial complex and business center. An airplane crash that cost a pilot his life around 1960 is believed to be the source ...


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    Moose Lodge #555

    Topeka, Kansas

    24.1 miles from Lawrence, KS

    The three ghosts believed to haunt the Moose Lodge are a policeman who was shot to death by a burglar on the roof and two women. A member of the cleaning staff reported a trash bag that flew across the room.


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    Blind Tiger Brewery

    Topeka, Kansas

    24.2 miles from Lawrence, KS

    The brewery and restaurant is believed to be haunted by the ghost of a woman named Helen. Strange noises have been heard in the building by staff, and people have observed strange lights moving around the brewery after it has closed down for the night. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Jayhawk Tower

    Topeka, Kansas

    24.2 miles from Lawrence, KS

    The Jayhawk Tower was originally the "Hotel Jayhawk," built in the 1930s. It has since become a popular stop along local ghost hunting tours. The ghost stories are so well known that the Jayhawk Tower even hosted the performance of a play dedicated to claims of paranormal activity ...


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    Kansas State Capitol

    Topeka, Kansas

    24.4 miles from Lawrence, KS

    The early-1900s Capitol building, also known as the People's House, is said to be haunted by a worker who died on the job. Local legend has it that, since town recods show the man was never paid his last check, as he had no surviving family, the ghost still works ...


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    Ottawa Municipal Auditorium

    Ottawa, Kansas

    24.8 miles from Lawrence, KS

    According to witnesses, disembodied voices chat, footsteps stroll across the stage, and chairs move from place to place -- all while the area is empty of people. Living ones, anyway.


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    Stonewall Inn

    Lenexa, Kansas

    26.5 miles from Lawrence, KS

    At the pizza parlor, reports say that unseen hands set the chairs and tables back up after they are stacked at the end of the day.


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    Santa Fe Depot Diner

    Leavenworth, Kansas

    29.2 miles from Lawrence, KS

    The apparition of a woman has appeared in this diner's kitchen, and recordings have been made of two disembodied voices. The diner is a stop on a local ghost tour.


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    Sauer Castle

    Kansas City, Kansas

    33 miles from Lawrence, KS

    Sauer's Castle, a German gothic mansion, was built in the 1700s by German businessman Anton Philip Sauer for his wife Marie and their 5 daughters. Witnesses say it is haunted, as evidenced by lights that appear floating around the property and in the lookout tower, plus the sounds of laughing, ...


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    Park University

    Parkville, Missouri

    33.3 miles from Lawrence, KS

    Rumor around Park University is that during World War II, two female students hanged themselves in Herr House. Footsteps coming from empty rooms and other strange occurrences have led students to believe the ladies' spirits linger here. And the Jenkin and Barbara David Theater is said to be haunted by ...


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    Alexander Major's Historic Museum

    Kansas City, Missouri

    33.7 miles from Lawrence, KS

    At the 1856 building that houses Alexander Major's Historic Museum, ghost investigators have found colds spots, voices and EVPs in several rooms of the house. The voices belonged to men, women and children.


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    Round Mound Cemetery

    Cummings, Kansas

    34.1 miles from Lawrence, KS

    Local legend has it that a witch haunts this cemetery, causing the wind not to blow here. Screams are said to ring out from the graves at times.


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    Strawberry Hill Museum

    Kansas City, Kansas

    34.5 miles from Lawrence, KS

    Strawberry Hill Museum is housed in a mansion built in 1887 and was inhabited by the Scroggs family. In 1919 it opened as a children's orphanage and day-care run by the Sisters of St. Francis of Christ, which lasted until the 1980s. It is now a museum, and is haunted ...


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    John Wornall House

    Kansas City, Missouri

    34.7 miles from Lawrence, KS

    At the John Wornall House, built during the 1850s, soldiers' ghosts have been seen on the balconies and guarding the doors. The farm is very close to the site of the Civil War Battle of Westport, and this house was used as a temporary hospital for the injured men from ...


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    Kemper Arena

    Kansas City, Missouri

    34.9 miles from Lawrence, KS

    According to local lore, it is the ghost of former WWE wrestler Owen Hart who haunts this arena. In 1999 he died when he fell from the arena's ceiling while attempting to descend as his superhero image The Blue Blazer. Folks say Hart's ghost has been seen wearing his blue ...


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    Pretty Boy Floyd's Hideout

    Kansas City, Missouri

    34.9 miles from Lawrence, KS

    Pretty Boy Floyd's Hideout, a home at 6612 Edgevale in Armor Hills, was the home of Vivian Mathias, gangster Verne Miller's girlfriend. It was where in June 1933, Miller and Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd planned their unsuccessful prison break for buddy Frank "Jelly" Nash who, along with two policemen, was ...


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    Main Street Galleria

    Weston, Missouri

    35.2 miles from Lawrence, KS

    In all areas of the building, there have been items moved, voices, as well as the smell of cigarette smoke when the owner of the building, Verna (Treese) Kowertz was alone. teams of paranormal investigators have been in and experienced having items moved, disappear, and batteries die when they were ...


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    Saint George Hotel

    Weston, Missouri

    35.2 miles from Lawrence, KS

    This 1845 hotel is rumoured to have a few hauntings dating back to the civil war, including the ghost of a young boy who has been known to hide objects belonging to guests. According to the guestbook, most of the ghostly activity is confined to Room #302 and Room ...


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    Epperson House

    Kansas City, Missouri

    35.4 miles from Lawrence, KS

    This house, built around 1920, is now part of the University of Missouri–Kansas City. It is believed to be haunted and has been featured as on of the Top 5 U.S. haunted houses on TV's Unsolved Mysteries. The ghost in residence is Harriet Evelyn Barse, adopted daughter of original owner ...


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    Donaldson House

    Kansas City, Missouri

    35.5 miles from Lawrence, KS

    Donaldson House is a 1901 mansion is said to be haunted by eight ghosts. It's owned by the Kansas City Art Institute, who uses it for studios and offices. The ghosts are said to include one friendly one and eight cantankerous ones, who aren't pleased with the students who use ...


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    Union Station

    Kansas City, Missouri

    35.7 miles from Lawrence, KS

    Union Station's busiest time was during World War II, when 300 passengers came through per day. Its ghosts are believed to have come from this time. Suggs Mailer is the most well-known spirit here, a man whose job it was to transfer mail from underground trains to the post office ...


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    Kansas City Music Hall

    Kansas City, Missouri

    35.8 miles from Lawrence, KS

    Kansas City Music Hall is a 1930s marvel with elaborate décor and an impressive antique pipe organ sporting over 2,000 pipes. But that's not all the ritzy theater has to offer. It seems to be a hangout for the music-loving spirit set. During performances, folks have reported apparitions of well-dressed ...


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    The Coates House

    Kansas City, Missouri

    35.9 miles from Lawrence, KS

    The Coates House was a hotel that opened in 1867 and had some famous guests, including three presidents: William McKinley, Grover Cleveland and Theodore Roosevelt. A fire in 1978 killed at least 16 folks in the homeless shelter the building had by then become. Now, folks say shadowy figures move ...


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    The Folly Theater

    Kansas City, Missouri

    35.9 miles from Lawrence, KS

    The Folly Theater, known as “The Pink Lady,” opened around 1900 and is haunted by an early manager. Joe Donegan was known for bringing big names to his theater, including the Marx Brothers, Gypsy Rose Lee, Fanny Brice, and prizefighters Jack Dempsey and Jack Johnson. When the theater underwent renovation ...


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    Kansas City Power and Light Company Building

    Kansas City, Missouri

    36 miles from Lawrence, KS

    Employees have reported seeing shadowy figures jumping from the top of the historic building, only to vanish before they reach the ground. Night staff have reported hearing weird noises and getting the feeling of being watched. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Hotel Savoy

    Kansas City, Missouri

    36 miles from Lawrence, KS

    It is said that Betsy Ward, who lived here in the late 1800s, died in room 505 of this hotel, although how she died is uncertain. One story says she committed suicide in the bathtub; another that there was foul play. Both guests and staff have heard unexplained voices, seen ...


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    Muehlebach Hotel

    Kansas City, Missouri

    36 miles from Lawrence, KS

    The hotel building was formerly a theatre, and hotel guests have reported seeing the apparition of a lady in a blue dress on different floors of the hotel. She is believed to have been a former theatre patron or actress who died when the building was part of an adjoining ...


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    Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center

    Kansas City, Missouri

    36 miles from Lawrence, KS

    Formerly the Hyatt Regency, the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center building has seen some tragic incidents. In 1981, two walkways collapsed onto a dance competition in the lobby, killing 114 and injuring 216. It is supposed that the hotel's occasional supernatural visitor, a ghostly woman in a tea ...


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    St. Mary’s Episcopal Church

    Kansas City, Missouri

    36.5 miles from Lawrence, KS

    The grand St. Mary’s Episcopal Church began holding services here in the 1800s, and it is believed to be haunted by the spirit of an early rector, Father Henry David Jardine. Father Jardine was said to be a controversial character in his day, leading to some disagreements with church members ...


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    Charles B. Leach House

    Kansas City, Missouri

    37.6 miles from Lawrence, KS

    Charles B. Leach was a lumber baron who built this Queen Anne Victorian home in 1887. Beginning in 1915, the house was used as a home for unwed mothers and later a women's shelter. It was in operation until 1990. The house is believed to be haunted because of mysterious ...


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    Chestnut House

    Kansas City, Missouri

    38 miles from Lawrence, KS

    Chestnut House is an 1884 Victorian Gothic house that is believed to be haunted by former tenants named the Finches, a mother and her son who occupied the home for 70 years. Both apparitions have been seen; the mother in a mourning dress and the son in a bow tie. ...


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    Atchison Daily Globe

    Atchison, Kansas

    41.3 miles from Lawrence, KS

    This local newspaper office is believed to be haunted by a deceased newspaper editor who died under mysterious circumstances. Witnesses working late have heard the back door, although locked, open and close on its own.


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    Pitcher Cemetery

    Independence, Missouri

    41.5 miles from Lawrence, KS

    Pitcher Cemetery began as an 1830s family plot for the Thomas Pitcher family. It is also a burial spot for Revolutionary War soldiers, as well as some mass graves, one for Civil War soldiers and another for a group of pioneers who died of cholera around 1850. Orbs, strange noises ...


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    Tuck U Inn At Glick Mansion

    Atchison, Kansas

    41.6 miles from Lawrence, KS

    At this historic inn, over a century old, a ghost is known to make noises, including footsteps, at night, and open and close the doors.


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    The Sallie House

    Atchison, Kansas

    41.6 miles from Lawrence, KS

    The Sallie House is an unassuming, painted-brick house built around 1870, but is known for being extremely haunted. Sallie, the imaginary friend of a former tenant's daughter, is believed to be one of its ghosts. Some of the strange things experienced here include pictures turned upside down on the walls, ...


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    Longview Mansion

    Lee's Summit, Missouri

    42.4 miles from Lawrence, KS

    Longview Mansion, built in 1914 by millionaire lumberman Robert A. Long, is said to be haunted by Long's daughter, Loula Long-Combs, a renowned horsewoman. Her apparition has been seen and heard riding horseback on the property, and her bed is sometimes in disarray in the morning as if she had ...


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    Rotary Park

    Independence, Missouri

    42.6 miles from Lawrence, KS

    Margie Kay, author of "Haunted Independence," believes Rotary Park to be haunted. She claims to have seen and/or felt numerous ghostly presences on the grounds - one of which is named "Old George." The western side of the park is said to harbor some particularly dark entities.


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    Hill Park Cemetery

    Independence, Missouri

    42.6 miles from Lawrence, KS

    Hill Park Cemetery is known for containing the burial site of Frank James, the older brother of outlaw Jesse James. His wife Ann Ralston James is buried here as well. Witnesses say a glowing, misty figure appears here, walking over the hill at night. Ghostly Civil War soldiers are said ...


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    Holton House Bed and Breakfast

    Holton, Kansas

    43.2 miles from Lawrence, KS

    The manor house was previously a funeral parlour before being refurbished to a bed and breakfast, and guests have reported ghostly activity such as voices coming out of the dining room when there is no one around. Guests have also reported seeing shadowy apparitions in their rooms at night. (Submitted by ...


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    President Truman's House

    Independence, Missouri

    44.4 miles from Lawrence, KS

    President Truman's House is a Victorian 14-room home, now operating as a museum. Staff members have seen the ghost of President Truman himself inside the home, often in the living room or walking the sidewalks outside. The smell of his brandy also has been detected. President Truman passed away in ...


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    Mound Grove Cemetery

    Independence, Missouri

    44.5 miles from Lawrence, KS

    White apparitions, seemingly a woman in a nightgown, have been seen here, sometimes following visitors. The apparition disappears at the cemetery gate, as if it is unable, or perhaps unwilling, to go past it.


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    Bingham Waggoner Estate

    Independence, Missouri

    44.5 miles from Lawrence, KS

    At the 1852 Bingham Waggoner Estate, owned by Civil War artist George Caleb Bingham, visitors can get a look at its original paintings and furnishings--and, if they're lucky, a ghost. A mysterious ghost bride has appeared around or on the stairs, and orbs show up in photographs taken here.


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    Noland Road Lady in Gray

    Independence, Missouri

    44.7 miles from Lawrence, KS

    Noland Road is said to have a ghostly gray lady with short gray hair, especially near the Woodlawn Cemetery.


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    1859 Jail and Marshal's Museum

    Independence, Missouri

    44.8 miles from Lawrence, KS

    The 1859 Jail and Marshal's Museum is said to be visited by spirits, including Henry Bugler, a former Jackson County sheriff, who was killed at the jail in 1866 and has been seen in the center south cell in a blue suit. Jesse James' brother Frank was imprisoned here for ...


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