Haunted Places in Reader, Arkansas



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    Gurdon Light

    Gurdon, Arkansas

    14.4 miles from Reader, AR

    The Gurdon Spook Light is a yellowish glowing orb that appears intermittently at night along the railroad tracks. Some say it is the ghost of a railroad worker who was struck by a train and decapitated; others maintain it is the ghost of a railroad foreman who was beaten to ...


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    Ouachita River Factory

    Camden, Arkansas

    22.2 miles from Reader, AR

    Little is known about the operation of this factory, but various paranormal events have been reported there. Various orbs have been reported, as well as apparitions that vanish when approached, doors opening and closing by themselves, and lights going on and off of their own accord. Voices and an old-fashioned ...


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    Henderson State University

    Arkadelphia, Arkansas

    26 miles from Reader, AR

    Henderson State University is said to be haunted by the ghost of a student who fell in love with a girl from a rival college. His friends made fun of him, and under pressure from them, he broke it off with her. The girl was heartbroken and committed suicide. As ...


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    Ouachita Baptist University

    Arkadelphia, Arkansas

    26 miles from Reader, AR

    Many unexplained events have been reported here, including orbs that show up in the basement, phantom eyes in the room corners, blood on dorm walls, and dorm windows that break for no apparent reason.


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    Jones Cemetery

    Camden, Arkansas

    28 miles from Reader, AR

    The late-1800s house across the street from the cemetery, according to local folklore, was long ago the home of a young girl who was beaten and starved to death by her parents. **The house is private property; please respect the current owners' privacy.** The girl is said to have been ...


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    Southern Arkansas University

    Magnolia, Arkansas

    32.8 miles from Reader, AR

    In Bussey Hall, the ghost of a female student who hanged herself in one of the rooms in the 1950s is said to appear. And in the Horton Theater, the ghost of a student actress who was killed by a train on her way to her starring performance has been ...


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    Cameo Trio Theatre

    Magnolia, Arkansas

    34.4 miles from Reader, AR

    Theater number 3 is reportedly haunted. No real information on how it's haunted. But people say it's haunted, so that should be good enough.


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    Rialto Theatre Music Hall

    El Dorado, Arkansas

    45.2 miles from Reader, AR

    The 1929 theater closed in 1980, then was restored and opened again in 1987 to show movies. It closed again in the early 2000s and now has been opened again, and presents musical performances. The historic building has its share of haunts. Employees say they've heard footsteps, seen apparitions, and ...


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    Old Malco Theatre

    Hot Springs, Arkansas

    52.4 miles from Reader, AR

    During a performance in the 1880's, a woman from the audience disappeared during a magic show production. Ever since then, there have been reports of the theatre being haunted. The ghost a glowing woman has been seen in the theatre basement, objects move around by themselves, and screams come out ...


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    The Poet's Loft

    Hot Springs, Arkansas

    52.6 miles from Reader, AR

    A female employee reported being grabbed and held down on a couch by unseen female hands.


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  • Haunted Little Rock
    Linda Howell
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    Arlington Resort Hotel

    Hot Springs, Arkansas

    52.9 miles from Reader, AR

    Although staff firmly believe and tell guests that there are no ghosts in the building, bottles of wine jump off the shelves without being touched. There have been reports of apparitions in old-fashioned clothes wandering the hallways and the lobby before simply vanishing. The ghost of a young girl in ...


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    DeSoto Rock and Gift Shop

    Hot Springs, Arkansas

    53 miles from Reader, AR

    I have worked at the DeSoto for 4 years now and the number of stories I have are too numerous to list here . We have had several paranormal investigations in the last 4 years that have yielded EVP's, images caught on digital cameras as well as IF Security ...


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    Park Hotel

    Hot Springs, Arkansas

    53 miles from Reader, AR

    People often feel things brush past them that they can't see. There are reports of people being touched and poked in the hotel's corridors. (Submitted by Callum S.)


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    Mayberry Hotel

    Royal, Arkansas

    54 miles from Reader, AR

    This hotel is now abandoned and near total ruin. The ghost of 1800s owner David Mayberry is said to haunt the site. Seeing that he built the hotel for the area's prospectors and miners, gunfights broke out often here, leading to many deaths. David Mayberry himself was shot but not ...


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    Conway Cemetery

    Bradley, Arkansas

    55.9 miles from Reader, AR

    Conway Cemetery Historic State Park, named after the first governor of Arkansas James S. Conway, is an 11.5-acre park that includes a half-acre family cemetery where Conway is buried. Witnesses say you can hear disembodied voices here around midnight at the full moon, perhaps stemming from a nearby tree where ...


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    Old Redfield Road

    Sheridan, Arkansas

    63.4 miles from Reader, AR

    Old Redfield Road is said to be extremely active with the spirit set. Witnesses have reported apparitions wandering along the road and in the cemetery and electrical items such as flashlights and radios going dead. One visitor reported that as they drove past the cemetery, the hood of their car ...


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    Bauxite Historical Association Museum

    Bauxite, Arkansas

    65.1 miles from Reader, AR

    This historic 1927 building, now a museum of artifacts from the town's mining days, is reported to be haunted. Witnesses have heard disembodied footsteps, and one employee reported that one night when she was leaving work, she felt a ghost jump onto her back as if it didn't want her ...


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    Avon Cemetery

    De Queen, Arkansas

    73.5 miles from Reader, AR

    A ghostly baby and mother are said to haunt the cemetery. Local legend has it that if you drop a rock into the well in the center of the cemetery at night, you will hear the baby crying. The baby's mother has been seen running through the cemetery. According to ...


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    Woodson Lateral Road Ghost Lights

    Hensley, Arkansas

    74.3 miles from Reader, AR

    Local legend has it that mysterious ghost lights appear at night and follow cars along Woodson Lateral Road.


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    Hitchhiker of Highway 365

    Woodson, Arkansas

    74.5 miles from Reader, AR

    Why does a female hitchhiker appear here on stormy nights, asking passersby to drive her home? Legend has it that when the driver arrives at the address she gives, she simply disappears. When the driver goes to the door to ask about the missing girl, the resident will tell them ...


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  • Haunted Jonesboro
    Edward L. Underwood
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    The Allen House

    Monticello, Arkansas

    76 miles from Reader, AR

    This Gothic mansion in Monticello was built in 1900 at the turn of the century, and has many recorded instances of hauntings reported. The main ghost, however, is that of a young woman who haunts the upper and lower floors of the mansion. The ghost roams around the house, often ...


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    Crossett Railroad Tracks

    Crossett, Arkansas

    77.3 miles from Reader, AR

    A ghostly swinging light appears to be walking up and down the tracks here. Locals say it is the spirit of a man who was hit by the train and was decapitated. His ghost is searching for his head. It is said that folks who are standing on the tracks ...


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    The Empress of Little Rock Bed and Breakfast

    Little Rock, Arkansas

    82.4 miles from Reader, AR

    The ghost of a well-dressed man with a homburg hat has been seen on the stairs and in other rooms of the historic home. The ghost of a large woman, dressed in pink, who stands outside guests rooms. The apparition of an old sea captain has been seen in other ...


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    Cathedral Park Apartments

    Little Rock, Arkansas

    82.8 miles from Reader, AR

    Originally built as a cathedal and now an apartment complex, the Cathedral Park Apartments are rumored to be haunted. Witnesses have reported seeing a column of smoke that appeared out of nowhere.


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    Mount Holly Cemetery

    Little Rock, Arkansas

    82.9 miles from Reader, AR

    The spirits of Confederate soldiers and native American Indians have been reported in the cemetery at night. Tombstones often move around the graveyard by themselves, and the ghostly noise of a flute playing has been heard in the early hours of morning. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Vino's Brewpub

    Little Rock, Arkansas

    83.1 miles from Reader, AR

    Vino's Pizza and Brew Pub is an eatery rumored to be haunted by an unknown entity. Witnesses have heard strange voices and other noises and felt cold spots; chairs that were stacked at night have been unstacked when the employees returned the next morning.


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    Old Arsenal Building

    Little Rock, Arkansas

    83.3 miles from Reader, AR

    Reported sightings of ghosts on the staircase and in the basement of this historic building. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Capital Hotel

    Little Rock, Arkansas

    83.7 miles from Reader, AR

    The ghost of a labourer may haunt the building, as well as the apparition of a young woman who fell to her death. She often appears in guests rooms, or moves around luggage. Wails and screaming have also been reported in various parts of the building. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Old State House

    Little Rock, Arkansas

    83.7 miles from Reader, AR

    Although the museum denies the existence of a ghost here, rumor has it that it is haunted by the spirit of former Speaker of the House John Wilson. His ghost has been seen here by many, wearing a period frock-coat. Others have reported cold spots or the feeling of a ...


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    Baker House Bed and Breakfast

    North Little Rock, Arkansas

    84.4 miles from Reader, AR

    Built some time between 1916 and 1917, this historic bed and breakfast is haunted by several ghosts associated with the building's past. Cold spots, doors opening and closing and the sound of ghostly children playing are just some of the phenomena reported here, along with a woman in white ...


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    Wolf Bayou Bridge - Mama Lou's Bridge

    North Little Rock, Arkansas

    88.1 miles from Reader, AR

    The bridge was replaced in 2005, but it was the old one from which local legends arose. Folks say that a woman and her newborn died here when she drove off the bridge. Rumor has it that those who go there at night and shout "Mama Lou, I've got your ...


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    Stow's Bar

    Ruston, Louisiana

    88.7 miles from Reader, AR

    Although the bar is now closed, it's still open to the ghosts who are reported to haunt this former hospital site.


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    Howard Auditorium

    Ruston, Louisiana

    88.7 miles from Reader, AR

    Supposedly this place is haunted by a ghost and you can tell because sometimes the seats, which are spring loaded will be down, as if someone is sitting in it when there is no one there. And this is not at all due to faulty springs or mechanisms. ...


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    Biomedical Engineering Building

    Ruston, Louisiana

    88.8 miles from Reader, AR

    A former hospital this site is said to be haunted by the ghosts of patients who died.


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    Old Bigelow Gym

    Bigelow, Arkansas

    90.5 miles from Reader, AR

    Down the road from the Bigelow High School, there is an old recreational gym there. If you go into the attic of the old gym, you can here the screams of a young boy who died there a long time ago. There is also the sound of a piano being ...


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    Bonnie and Clyde Ambush Site

    Gibsland, Louisiana

    90.6 miles from Reader, AR

    They say that on the night of the full moon, you can hear the sounds of gunfire. Which doesn't make a whole lot of sense since Bonnie and Clyde died in the bright morning sunshine, but regardless, it's an interesting spot to visit, just a little pull out on the ...


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    Lick Skillet Lane

    Waldron, Arkansas

    91 miles from Reader, AR

    There have been ghost sightings on this road hitchhiking. Do not stop or you may get hurt. Its not a real person and you will have a feeling that you are being watched. I traveled down that road didn't see anything but I felt a presence. The reason why it ...


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    Railroad Tracks

    Bossier City, Louisiana

    92.2 miles from Reader, AR

    Supposedly the cries of a family who was killed on the tracks can be heard late at night.


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    Potter Road

    Doyline, Louisiana

    92.4 miles from Reader, AR

    Although the exact location of the accident site is not known, it is reported that four teenagers died in a drunken accident on this road decades ago and every year on the anniversary of their deaths blood runs from the tree they hit.


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    Spring Street Historical Museum

    Shreveport, Louisiana

    93.2 miles from Reader, AR

    The Spring Street Historical Museum, housed inside the late-1800s Tally’s Bank Building, has a resident ghost thought to be Edward, a former bank manager who worked in the building. One story about Edward says that an employee was about to climb a ladder when he saw the heavy front door ...


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  • Haunted Battlefields of the South
    Thomas Freese Bryan Bush
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    Shreveport Municipal Memorial Auditorium

    Shreveport, Louisiana

    93.8 miles from Reader, AR

    The 1920s art deco auditorium is known for its musical program, the Louisiana Hayride, on which Elvis Presley performed in 1954. Other greats who performed here include Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, and Johnny Horton. It is said to be haunted by an apparition of a young man who sits in ...


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    Moore Hill Cemetery

    Dardanelle, Arkansas

    97.4 miles from Reader, AR

    Locals swear that if you hang around the "Hovis" gravestones at night you'll eventually find the ghost of a man who killed his wife.


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    Taylortown Tower

    Elm Grove, Louisiana

    98.5 miles from Reader, AR

    It's an eerie looking tower standing all alone in a field. Of course people will say it's haunted. It pretty much has to be. Rumor has it that it is haunted by yet another jilted bride, who either died of a broken heart, hanged herself in grief, ...


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    The Jefferson Hotel

    Jefferson, Texas

    99.3 miles from Reader, AR

    Those who stay here should be warned: Room 19 is said to be haunted. A hotel employee reported hearing voices from the room when it was vacant, and guests staying there have claimed to feel they were being watched by an unseen presence.


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    The Excelsior House

    Jefferson, Texas

    99.4 miles from Reader, AR

    This old hotel is said to be haunted by a headless ghost who roams the second floor. Another ghost lives here as well: a woman who wears black and carries a baby. It is said that the woman's apparition has frightened many guests, including film director Steven Spielberg.


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    Claiborne House Bed and Breakfast

    Jefferson, Texas

    99.5 miles from Reader, AR

    The apparition of well-dressed man has appeared to both residents and guests. His identity is a mystery, but he is the subject of many ghostly local legends.


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    Cavalier House

    Jefferson, Texas

    99.5 miles from Reader, AR

    This 1950s tavern building was eventually turned into a bed-and-breakfast inn. Witnesses at the inn say there have been residual hauntings from the tavern times. Folks have heard music, voices and footsteps. Reports say the building is either for sale or has been recently purchased.


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    Alley-McKay House Bed and Breakfast Inn

    Jefferson, Texas

    99.6 miles from Reader, AR

    You may want to hang on to your drawers if you visit this pretty inn. The ghosts of two house slaves of long ago, Mr. Alfred and Patricia or Aunt Patty, are known for stealing folks' underwear.


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    The Grove

    Jefferson, Texas

    99.7 miles from Reader, AR

    Also known as the Stilley-Young House, The Grove is an 1861 house, reportedly very much a hotspot for paranormal activity, that has been featured on many TV shows and in many magazines over the years. Owners have described phantom odors, shadowy figures, moving objects, apparitions, and lights that turn on ...


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    White Oak Manor Bed and Breakfast

    Jefferson, Texas

    99.7 miles from Reader, AR

    A ghost named Ida Sue, a young blonde girl, is said to haunt this inn. Witnesses have reported seeing apparitions, quilts that move by themselves, and more strange sounds. Folks say sneezing and coughing can be heard day and night, thought to be a residual haunting from someone who once ...


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  • Picture Yourself Ghost Hunting
    Christopher Balzano


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