Haunted Places in Oakdale, Nebraska



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    Bega Cemetery

    Stanton, Nebraska

    37.7 miles from Oakdale, NE


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    Platte Center Creek

    Platte Center, Nebraska

    44.6 miles from Oakdale, 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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    St. Patrick's Cemetery - Glowing Graveyard

    Columbus, Nebraska

    47.5 miles from Oakdale, 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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    Clarkson Historical Opera House

    Clarkson, Nebraska

    49.7 miles from Oakdale, 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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    Wayne State College - Neihardt Hall

    Wayne, Nebraska

    50.2 miles from Oakdale, NE

    Neihardt Hall is said to be haunted by Cora, a young woman who committed suicide in the basement. Also, the ghost of a girl who was electrocuted while playing with a ball near bare electrical wires is said to haunt the tunnels between the dorms.


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    Argo Hotel

    Crofton, Nebraska

    51.7 miles from Oakdale, NE

    According to local legend, the ghost of a young girl who died in the basement can be seen here. Folks also say a baby's skeleton was found within the lounge walls during remodeling, and a ghostly mother is said to wail looking for her baby. Pictures also are said to ...


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    Columbus Hy-Vee

    Columbus, Nebraska

    53.6 miles from Oakdale, 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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    Libby's Steakhouse

    Springfield, South Dakota

    54.3 miles from Oakdale, NE

    Some say the basement of Libby’s Steakhouse, formerly Hoch Drugstore, was haunted by the ghost of a girl, whose apparition was glimpsed once. Witnesses say bowls will fall over if the basement door is left open, and folks have noticed an uneasy feeling on the basement stairs. Rumor has it ...


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    Mount Marty College

    Yankton, South Dakota

    62.6 miles from Oakdale, NE

    Ghosts said to haunted this campus include construction workers who fiddle with the electricity, showers and water fountains; a nun; a music teacher; and numerous other apparitions. Students say Whitby Hall was so haunted that is was closed down, and it contains a ghost of a man in gray polyester ...


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    Dakota Theatre

    Yankton, South Dakota

    62.6 miles from Oakdale, NE

    This historic theatre opened in 1902,changed owners and names on several occasions. Theatre patrons and cast have reported sighting a spectral face floating through the seating area after closing hours, as well as feeling cold spots, hearing screams and a bloodstains which appears during certain productions. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Skyway Drive-In

    Schuyler, Nebraska

    63.5 miles from Oakdale, 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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    Ghost Bridge of Logan Creek

    Pender, Nebraska

    66.4 miles from Oakdale, NE

    Local legend tells of an early-1900s train that was held up by vigilantes chasing down a hired hand who murdered the family that employed him. The train bridge used to cross the Logan Creek, and from this former trestle, the man was hanged. Residents say sometimes a ghost bridge appears ...


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    The Hotel Cafe and Saloon

    Scribner, Nebraska

    72.6 miles from Oakdale, NE

    The 1901 Hotel Cafe and Saloon, now operating as a restaurant, is believed to be haunted by victims of murders or suicides thought to have occurred in the building. On the second and third floors, witnesses have seen shadow figures, heard unexplained voices and felt cold spots.


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    Jenners Park

    Loup City, Nebraska

    75 miles from Oakdale, 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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    Lottie's Grave - Taylor Cemetery

    Homer, Nebraska

    76.8 miles from Oakdale, NE

    Some say Lottie haunts the cemetery and that a curse will befall those who visit her gravesite. In some stories, Lottie was murdered, was a witch, or was run over by a car. Many tales abound, such as one that says shortly after her burial, thieves tried to dig up ...


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    Witch's Grave

    Aurora, Nebraska

    81.8 miles from Oakdale, 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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    Barnard Park

    Fremont, Nebraska

    87.9 miles from Oakdale, NE

    Barnard Park was once a cemetery, and it is rumored that when the city moved the bodies and turned it into a park, some of the bodies were missed. Several apparitions are said to roam here late at night, most notably a woman who was following the Mormon Trail and ...


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    Daneville Inn

    Viborg, South Dakota

    88.4 miles from Oakdale, NE

    There are reports at this historic building of people seeing a strange glowing apparition floating through the main bar area when the building has closed down for the night. Strange noises and disembodied footsteps have also been heard when there is no one around. It is unclear whether the inn ...


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    Akron Gold and Silver

    Akron, Iowa

    88.9 miles from Oakdale, NE

    Some say not all the guests are going home at closing time at Akron Gold and Silver, a fine antiques and estate collectable shop in downtown Akron Iowa. A neighboring business owner heard a male voice after hours calling their dog by it's name "Sandy" after hours when the building ...


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    Akron Area Museum

    Akron, Iowa

    89.1 miles from Oakdale, NE

    The Akron Area Museum, formerly the home of the Ross Family is haunted some say by the Materiach, Mrs. Lucille Ross. The 100% volunteer staffed museum has had many members experience cold drafts, noises and a feeling of a presence around the main stairway and formal dining room ...


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    Concordia University - David Hall

    Seward, Nebraska

    92.1 miles from Oakdale, 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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    Hastings College

    Hastings, Nebraska

    104.2 miles from Oakdale, 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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    Gilbert Cemetery

    Friend, Nebraska

    108.4 miles from Oakdale, 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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    Richmond House

    Lincoln, Nebraska

    108.5 miles from Oakdale, NE

    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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    Temple Theatre

    Lincoln, Nebraska

    108.6 miles from Oakdale, NE

    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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    Old Captain's Studio

    Lincoln, Nebraska

    108.9 miles from Oakdale, NE

    This historic building was formerly the residence of a retired sea captain, who owned a studio on the upper floor. Tenants of a law firm now located on the premises have reported seeing his apparition on several occasions over the years. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Kearney Area Children's Museum

    Kearney, Nebraska

    109.1 miles from Oakdale, 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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    Nebraska State Capitol

    Lincoln, Nebraska

    109.2 miles from Oakdale, NE

    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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    IOOF Cemetery

    Gregory, South Dakota

    110.3 miles from Oakdale, NE

    Passersby have become concerned upon seeing a white-haired man wandering alone through the cemetery as if lost, or looking for something. When they stop to see if they can help him, he simply vanishes.


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    Lake Street Lake - Rudge Memorial Park

    Lincoln, Nebraska

    110.3 miles from Oakdale, NE

    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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    Robber's Cave - Van Dorn Park

    Lincoln, Nebraska

    110.5 miles from Oakdale, NE

    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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    Antelope Park

    Lincoln, Nebraska

    110.6 miles from Oakdale, NE

    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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    Doane College Library

    Crete, Nebraska

    113 miles from Oakdale, 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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    715 South Phillips Avenue

    Sioux Falls, South Dakota

    119.5 miles from Oakdale, NE

    This historic apartment block is believed to be haunted by the apparition of a barefooted man, who has been seen wandering through the corridors. Other paranormal activity reported includes disembodied footsteps, cold spots, ghostly voices and bizarre knocking noises. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Washington Pavilion

    Sioux Falls, South Dakota

    119.7 miles from Oakdale, NE

    Locals tell of a construction worker who died after falling into an elevator shaft. Witnesses have described the unexplained sound of ghostly footsteps and an eerie feeling of being watched.


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    Pettigrew House Museum

    Sioux Falls, South Dakota

    119.8 miles from Oakdale, NE

    This historic mansion was built in 1889, and those on guided tours of the building may get more than they bargained for. The building is rumoured to be haunted by the wife of a former attorney who owned the building. Staff claim to have seen her inspecting the building, and ...


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    Orpheum Theatre Center

    Sioux Falls, South Dakota

    120.1 miles from Oakdale, NE

    At the 1913 Orpheum Theater, a deceased actor's ghost is said to linger. Nicknamed Larry, the unknown and angry ghost was first noticed by living actors around 1960. Larry was known to blow fuses and drop sandbags onto living actors. And in 1972, a technical director heard a loud noise ...


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    Old Minnehaha Courthouse Museum

    Sioux Falls, South Dakota

    120.1 miles from Oakdale, NE

    This historic courthouse is now the county museum, and is believed to be haunted by many different spirits. Staff and visitors claim to have heard someone falling down the stairs, and have heard disembodied footsteps walking between various rooms. Various visitors have also seen an elderly man sweeping one of ...


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    Gitchie Manitou State Preserve

    Larchwood, Iowa

    120.8 miles from Oakdale, NE

    The 1973 Gitchie Manitou Murders involved an attack on a group of five teenagers at Gitchie Manitou State Preserve in Lyon County, Iowa. Four of the teenagers were killed and a fifth was raped. We have been there several times and have got many voices and apparitions. I was ...


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