Haunted Places in Pretty Prairie, Kansas



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    Reno County Museum

    Hutchinson, Kansas

    19.3 miles from Pretty Prairie, KS

    The buildings that make up the Reno County Museum are both over 100 years old. There were several deaths recorded in the Rosemont apartment building,one of the buildings that became the Reno County Museum. Former staff and visitors have reported hearing strange noises and seeing the apparition of a little girl ...


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    Hutchinson Municipal Court

    Hutchinson, Kansas

    19.4 miles from Pretty Prairie, KS

    At this city courthouse, the fifth floor is said to be haunted by the spirit of a woman. Her apparition in white has been spotted, and she is blamed for slamming doors and files that appear to have been moved or tampered with.


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    Fox Theater

    Hutchinson, Kansas

    19.5 miles from Pretty Prairie, KS

    Doors slam late at night, theater seats lift and lower as if someone unseen is using them, and in 2001, the glass from a fire extinguisher panel broke by itself when no one was around.


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    Hutchinson Public Library

    Hutchinson, Kansas

    20.1 miles from Pretty Prairie, KS

    Ida Day Holzapfel, according to local lore, is the ghost who haunts the library. The former librarian, who began working here in 1915, may never have left. She is said to reside in the basement, watching over her beloved library. She left in 1954 to become a catalog librarian for ...


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    Wildmead Cemetery

    Nickerson, Kansas

    26.4 miles from Pretty Prairie, KS

    Legend has it that this cemetery has a guardian, one who may appear as a woman, a light, or even a demon. Those who visit the cemetery because they have family buried there will be protected by the guardian. But those who come only to cause trouble? Beware!


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    Central Plains Novelty Store

    Wichita, Kansas

    37.1 miles from Pretty Prairie, KS

    This original historic building is over one hundred years old, and the staff here have reported many instances of paranormal activity. Staff and customers have reported smelling perfume when there is no one around and hearing disembodied footsteps on the upper floor. Strange lights and figures in period clothing have ...


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    Drury Plaza Hotel Broadview

    Wichita, Kansas

    37.6 miles from Pretty Prairie, KS

    Some strange occurrences reported in this hotel include lights that flicker only in the guest rooms (not the hallways), and violently shaking doors. Also, the furniture is rearranged within seconds of a person leaving a room.


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    Kansas Aviation Museum

    Wichita, Kansas

    42 miles from Pretty Prairie, KS

    Employees at the museum say they have heard slamming doors, old-fashioned music, and happily chatting voices, and they even have seen the apparition of a man in a 1940s hat. Among the 40 old planes here is said to be least one haunted one: A yellow crop duster is said ...


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    Flower Pot Mountain

    Medicine Lodge, Kansas

    53.6 miles from Pretty Prairie, KS

    There are many different tellings of the legend of Flower Pot Mountain, so the story will differ depending on whom you speak to. However, some versions involve a ghost with a hidden diary, a gnarled tree, and a Native American massacre of pioneer settlers who once thought the Indians to ...


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    Wilbur's Grocery Store

    Potwin, Kansas

    55.7 miles from Pretty Prairie, KS

    This historic building is now a grocery store, but was a former orphanage and home for wayward women. People working here have reported objects moving around by themselves, feeling cold spots and smelling coffees when no one is around. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Achenbach Memorial Hospital

    Hardtner, Kansas

    62.9 miles from Pretty Prairie, KS

    Reported occurrences that seem to speak for the hospital being haunted are many, including 1) The first-floor men's room is said to always be 15-20 degrees colder than the rest of the building; 2) Witnesses describe a feeling of being watched by something unseen; 3) Bloody footprints can be seen ...


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    Belle Vista Cemetery

    El Dorado, Kansas

    64.5 miles from Pretty Prairie, KS

    Ghost tourists who stop around the grave of Clara Wiley, a woman who was murdered in the 1900s, find that their cameras seem to malfunction. The cemetery also is said to be haunted by a ghost called Two Moons, whose bones were said to have been dug up during the ...


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    The Devil's Washboard - Donmyer Road

    Gypsum, Kansas

    69.1 miles from Pretty Prairie, KS

    The Devil's Washboard, a group of three steep hills along Donmyer Road, has a harrowing history. Reports say that in the 1950s, seven local teens were racing in a car when they slammed into the bank, killing some or all of them. The wrecked car was placed upon posts at ...


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    Doctor W.B. Jones House

    Florence, Kansas

    69.5 miles from Pretty Prairie, KS

    This historic abandoned house was built in 1879, and was formerly the residence of a doctor and his family. People have reportedly seen the apparition of the doctor staring down at them from the upper floor of the house. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Midland Railroad Hotel

    Wilson, Kansas

    76.3 miles from Pretty Prairie, KS

    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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    Cherokee Strip Museum

    Alva, Oklahoma

    76.9 miles from Pretty Prairie, KS

    The upper two floors of the museum have been bricked up, and it is believed the ghostly activity has shifted to the lower floor of the museum building. Ghostly voices have been heard, cold spots are felt and a piano in the reception area plays by itself. Ghostly apparitions and ...


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    Beaumont Hotel

    Beaumont, Kansas

    81.7 miles from Pretty Prairie, KS

    Allegedly haunted by a cowboy called Zeke who was shot and killed by the innkeeper in its stagecoach heyday. People claim to see the apparition of a cowboy, hear the jangle of spurs and also claim that objects move on their own.


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    Vina Rae's Grill & Graze

    Avard, Oklahoma

    85.9 miles from Pretty Prairie, KS

    Vina Rae's Grill & Graze cafe in the old high school gym is said to be haunted. Orbs turn up in photographs, odors such as burning hair seem to come from nowhere, and the sounds of footsteps, voices, and knocking have been reported. The apparition of a headless woman showed ...


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    Old Abilene Town

    Abilene, Kansas

    89.5 miles from Pretty Prairie, KS

    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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    Rivendell Book Store

    Abilene, Kansas

    89.8 miles from Pretty Prairie, KS

    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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    Poncan Theatre

    Ponca City, Oklahoma

    90.5 miles from Pretty Prairie, KS

    One of Ponca City's oldest buildings, the theater is the site of disembodied footsteps, disappearing apparitions, and the sound of Native American drums. To add to the eerieness, a stain on the ceiling resembling blood is said to mysteriously reappear whenever it is scrubbed clean or painted over.


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    101 Ranch

    Ponca City, Oklahoma

    94.1 miles from Pretty Prairie, KS

    The 101 Ranch was a cowboy hangout in the early 1900s, and legend has it that ghosts remain here from that time. Will Rogers was among its guests. Witnesses say melancholy cowboy melodies and residual phantom voices can be heard around the site.


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    Eastman Hotel

    Waynoka, Oklahoma

    95.1 miles from Pretty Prairie, KS

    Rumor has it that although this building stands abandoned, here you may hear a ghostly baby cry, a man yelling, and the jingling of the doorman's keys. You may also see apparitions of former owners or hear them whistling.


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    Leonardo's Discovery Warehouse

    Enid, Oklahoma

    95.7 miles from Pretty Prairie, KS

    Staff at the children's museum, housed in a historic warehouse, have reportedly received phone calls from within the building after the place has closed down for the night. Upon investigation, the museum is empty. Submitted by Callum Swift


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    Old Gaslight Theatre

    Enid, Oklahoma

    95.7 miles from Pretty Prairie, KS

    The old theatre has now closed down. However, the place is apparently still haunted by the ghost of a man known as 'Alton', the former owner of the adjacent mercantile. Witnesses say his footsteps can still be heard throughout the building. Submitted by Callum Swift


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    Knox Building

    Enid, Oklahoma

    95.9 miles from Pretty Prairie, KS

    Dating back to 1921, the historic building is now occupied by a symphony orchestra. The music director has reported encountering the apparition of a workman known as 'George', whom he once greeted after mistaking him for a maintenance worker sent to repair the faulty elevator. Alas, upon calling the ...


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    Garfield Furniture - Grand Avenue Hotel

    Enid, Oklahoma

    96 miles from Pretty Prairie, KS

    The 1898 Grand Avenue Hotel, now a furniture store, is possibly haunted by the apparition of John Wilkes Booth. He stayed at the hotel in 1903, and committed suicide through strychnine poisoning under the pseudonym David E. George. The owners of the place say that the room he died ...


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    Fort Hays

    Pretty Prairie, Kansas

    103.6 miles from Pretty Prairie, KS

    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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    Moon Lake

    Fort Riley, Kansas

    111 miles from Pretty Prairie, KS

    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 Riley

    Milford, Kansas

    112.7 miles from Pretty Prairie, KS

    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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    Pawnee Bill Museum Ranch

    Pawnee, Oklahoma

    120.1 miles from Pretty Prairie, KS

    Pawnee Bill himself and other ghosts have been detected by visitors here; his image is said to eerily appear in a painting on the second floor. A fierce chill has been noted in an upper bedroom, and May Lillie, Pawnee Bill's wife, is believed to haunt her favorite chair near ...


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    East Stadium - Purple Masque Theatre

    Manhattan, Kansas

    124.4 miles from Pretty Prairie, KS

    The Stadium was dedicated in the early '20s in remembrance of students and graduates who died in WWI. The East Stadium was the college's athletic center until the 1950s, when a new athletic center was built. After this, the Purple Masque Theatre occupied Rooms 109 and 121 on the first ...


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    Old Saint Mary Hospital

    Manhattan, Kansas

    124.6 miles from Pretty Prairie, KS

    Old Saint Mary Hospital was built in 1907, which is no longer a hospital, is said to be haunted by two spirits from its hospital days. One is a night nurse who fell to her death down an elevator shaft, seen carrying a tray and a candle on the first ...


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    Kansas State University

    Manhattan, Kansas

    124.7 miles from Pretty Prairie, KS

    Kansas State University's Pi Kappa Phi fraternity house is rumored to be haunted by a former fraternity brother named Duncan, who died from a hazing accident. And the Gamma Phi Beta Sorority House is said to be haunted by a former house mother who was murdered by the house cook. ...


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    Wolf House Museum

    Manhattan, Kansas

    124.8 miles from Pretty Prairie, KS

    Apparitions of men with canes in top hats have been reported here, as well as phantom conversations and dishes being violently thrown against the wall. Legend has it that the museum building was once a brothel, and one of its workers was murdered there... and fast-forward to several years later: ...


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