Haunted Places in Lawrence, Nebraska



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    Haunted Bridge

    Lawrence, Nebraska

    7.9 miles from Lawrence, NE

    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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    Hastings College

    Hastings, Nebraska

    21.6 miles from Lawrence, NE

    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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    Witch's Grave

    Aurora, Nebraska

    43.3 miles from Lawrence, NE

    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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    Kearney Area Children's Museum

    Kearney, Nebraska

    52.9 miles from Lawrence, NE

    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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    TrailBlazers - Old Montgomery Ward Building

    Fairbury, Nebraska

    58 miles from Lawrence, NE

    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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    Brown Grand Theatre

    Concordia, Kansas

    59 miles from Lawrence, NE

    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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    Gilbert Cemetery

    Friend, Nebraska

    60 miles from Lawrence, NE

    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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    Doane College Library

    Crete, Nebraska

    72.5 miles from Lawrence, NE

    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

    75 miles from Lawrence, NE

    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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    Jenners Park

    Loup City, Nebraska

    77.1 miles from Lawrence, NE

    Witnesses at Jenners Park, a former zoo with its old cages still intact, say the sound of disembodied childlike laughter can be heard here at night.


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    Hollenberg Pony Express Station

    Hanover, Kansas

    79.6 miles from Lawrence, NE

    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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    Coon Creek Bridge

    Barnes, Kansas

    86.3 miles from Lawrence, NE

    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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    Columbus Hy-Vee

    Columbus, Nebraska

    92.1 miles from Lawrence, NE

    The ghost that haunts the Columbus Hy-Vee is nicknamed Scooter. He is said to make screeching sounds near the produce and dairy sections and has appeared to employees at around 2 a.m.


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    St. Patrick's Cemetery - Glowing Graveyard

    Columbus, Nebraska

    93.9 miles from Lawrence, NE

    The cemetery, a.k.a. the Glowing Graveyard, is the center of several local ghost stories. For one, the headstones, as you may guess, are said to glow at night by the light of a full moon. Skeptics say this is because of the reflective limestone in the headstones. Another local legend ...


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    Platte Center Creek

    Platte Center, Nebraska

    94.3 miles from Lawrence, NE

    The hauntings here are said to be caused by three men who, in the early 1900s, were buried alive when a cave they dug into the creek bed collapsed. Apparitions of all three men are said to show up at night, digging by lantern light. After working a few minutes, ...


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    Midland Railroad Hotel

    Wilson, Kansas

    101.9 miles from Lawrence, NE

    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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    Skyway Drive-In

    Schuyler, Nebraska

    102.7 miles from Lawrence, NE

    At the Skyway Drive-In, folks say black phantom dogs with a missing eye and a missing leg roam the grounds. Witnesses maintain that f you look away from them, they disappear.


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    Broken Bow Library

    Broken Bow, Nebraska

    105.2 miles from Lawrence, NE

    Staff have reported voices in heated arguments in the southeastern corner of the building near closing time. Also heard have been the voices of children laughing and playing accompanied by cold chills.


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    Arrow Historic Hotel and Pub

    Broken Bow, Nebraska

    105.3 miles from Lawrence, NE

    There have been many strange reports of paranormal activity in the hotel, which is still in operation. Staff have reportedly seen a grey-haired walking around the building after closing hours, but upon investigating have found no one there, as well as a ghostly man sitting in the cigar room. The ...


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    Rivendell Book Store

    Abilene, Kansas

    110 miles from Lawrence, NE

    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

    110.5 miles from Lawrence, NE

    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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    Fort Riley

    Milford, Kansas

    112 miles from Lawrence, NE

    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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    Moon Lake

    Fort Riley, Kansas

    114.4 miles from Lawrence, NE

    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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    Fort Hays

    Lawrence, Kansas

    114.4 miles from Lawrence, NE

    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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    Clarkson Historical Opera House

    Clarkson, Nebraska

    115.4 miles from Lawrence, NE

    Local residents and employees have reported hearing ghostly laughter and seeing apparitions in period clothing wandering around the building. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Ellis Railroad Museum

    Ellis, Kansas

    116.3 miles from Lawrence, NE

    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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