Haunted Places in Riverton, Nebraska



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    Haunted Bridge

    Riverton, Nebraska

    35 miles from Riverton, 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

    40.3 miles from Riverton, 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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    Kearney Area Children's Museum

    Kearney, Nebraska

    47.6 miles from Riverton, 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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    Witch's Grave

    Aurora, Nebraska

    67.9 miles from Riverton, 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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    Brown Grand Theatre

    Concordia, Kansas

    68.3 miles from Riverton, 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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    Shirley K's Coffee Shop

    Cambridge, Nebraska

    75.5 miles from Riverton, NE

    This quaint coffee shop and pharmacy store is haunted by two ghosts, according to employees. During the hours between dusk and dawn, the owner of the place has reportedly seen the apparition of an elderly man in an old-fashioned magenta suit, whilst another member of staff saw a woman ...


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    Jenners Park

    Loup City, Nebraska

    82.5 miles from Riverton, 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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    Midland Railroad Hotel

    Wilson, Kansas

    88.6 miles from Riverton, 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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    Ellis Railroad Museum

    Ellis, Kansas

    90.3 miles from Riverton, 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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    Fort Hays

    Riverton, Kansas

    90.3 miles from Riverton, 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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    Broken Bow Library

    Broken Bow, Nebraska

    101.7 miles from Riverton, 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

    101.7 miles from Riverton, 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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    Columbus Hy-Vee

    Columbus, Nebraska

    118.4 miles from Riverton, 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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    Platte Center Creek

    Platte Center, Nebraska

    119.4 miles from Riverton, 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

    119.4 miles from Riverton, 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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    The Devil's Washboard - Donmyer Road

    Gypsum, Kansas

    122.4 miles from Riverton, NE

    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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