Haunted Places in Rochester, Kentucky



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    107-1/2 East Main Cross

    Greenville, Kentucky

    15.7 miles from Rochester, KY

    The location is believed to have been a hospital in the 1800's. Currently it is a restaurant with apartments above. Before that it was a law office. Family just moved there and have seen a man on many occasions walking through the apartment. Strange noises, etc. ...


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    Western Kentucky University

    Bowling Green, Kentucky

    28.8 miles from Rochester, KY

    Western Kentucky University is rumored to have many haunts in many different buildings: Academic Complex - Formerly a hospital and now classrooms, medical facilities and TV and radio stations, the complex workers have heard strange sounds, seen apparitions out of the corners of their eyes, and saw a CD player ...


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    Grapevine Cemetery

    Madisonville, Kentucky

    32.8 miles from Rochester, KY

    Grapevine Cemetery reportedly has a statue of an angel that cries blood and a ghost of a young man who committed suicide in after his girlfriend left. Witnesses say if he hears a love song playing from your car, he will scream.


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    Octagon Hall

    Franklin, Kentucky

    33.6 miles from Rochester, KY

    The historic Octagon Hall was completed in 1859, and is rumored to be haunted. In the 1860s it is said that a young girl burned to death in the basement kitchen, and local stories tell that during a 2003 Halloween ghost tour, the fireplace kettle, which hangs from a moveable ...


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    Lick Creek Cemetery

    Dawson Springs, Kentucky

    43 miles from Rochester, KY

    At the small Lick Creek Cemetery, visitors have reported apparitions, glowing eyes, and objects that fade in and out of sight.


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    Mammoth Cave National Park

    Mammoth Cave, Kentucky

    43.6 miles from Rochester, KY

    Around 4,000 years ago, it is believed that prehistoric Native Americans mined these cave walls for its minerals and buried their dead inside the cave. In the 1800s, Dr. Frank Gorin (or, some reports say, Dr. John Croghan) established a colony for tuberculosis patients in the cave, believing the cave ...


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    Bell Witch Cave

    Adams, Tennessee

    44 miles from Rochester, KY

    The famous legend of the Bell Witch has been written about for over a century. Many movies and stories have been based on this legend as well. Some say this story of the Bell family being haunted by a poltergeist or witch is unsubstantiated and a hoax. Other reports say ...


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    Rockport Inn

    Rockport, Indiana

    47 miles from Rochester, KY

    This inn was built in the 1850s as a private home, and was one of the first buildings in the area to have glass windows. It is rumored to have been part of the Underground Railroad; it is also rumored to have a ghost. An apparition of the wife of ...


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    Resthaven Memorial Gardens

    Clarksville, Tennessee

    52.9 miles from Rochester, KY

    Behind the cemetery, reports say, is a house that was once the home of a slave owner. Rumor has it that one of his slaves forced himself upon his daughter and got her pregnant, and the master killed the slave. The slave's ghost is said to roam the house looking ...


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    Wynn Cemetery

    Clay, Kentucky

    52.9 miles from Rochester, KY

    According to local legend, two witches were buried in above-ground graves at Wynn Cemetery, and there are three trees here from which accused witches were hanged. Visitors have reported strange happenings on the anniversaries of their deaths and sudden temperature changes. Some witnesses have reported seeing a black apparition here ...


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    Austin Peay State University

    Clarksville, Tennessee

    53.3 miles from Rochester, KY

    Austin Peay State University's Trahern Theater is said to be haunted by Margaret, a ghost who haunts the third floor and the stage. Margaret is said to tinker with elevators and electricity, lock doors, bang on lockers and call the names of students.


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    Gates of Hell - Grandview Cemetery - Kasey's Cemetery

    Custer, Kentucky

    53.6 miles from Rochester, KY

    Grandview Cemetery, aka Kasey's Cemetery or the Gates of Hell, contains the graves of people from the 1700s and 1800s as well as the ruins of an iron and stone gate. Some say one time an enormous green orb appeared here, hovered a short time, then shot straight up and ...


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    Coral Hill Road

    Glasgow, Kentucky

    58.4 miles from Rochester, KY

    A harrowing tale has been told by a man who was walking along Coral Hill Road one night. He saw the transparent white form of a headless horseman, which then followed him home. The ghost was spotted by the man's family members, who awoke to find the ghost in the ...


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    Bethlehem Academy

    Elizabethtown, Kentucky

    59.7 miles from Rochester, KY

    The old Bethlehem Academy, once a convent and then a hotel, is now a restaurant. Rumor has it that it's haunted by the ghosts of nuns and other folks who were murdered on the premises long ago. The spirits manifest by turning lights on and off and moving chairs and ...


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    Oliver's Restaurant - Grayfeather Grill

    Gallatin, Tennessee

    62 miles from Rochester, KY

    It has had many names, including Loco Lupe's, Oliver's Restaurant, Grecian's and Grayfeather Grill. The 1800s building that houses the eatery was once the county jail, and it is rumored to be haunted. Witnesses have heard voices, knocking, footsteps on the stairs and slamming doors late at night, and toilets ...


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    Cragfont

    Castalian Springs, Tennessee

    63.6 miles from Rochester, KY

    Brothers James and George Winchester built the first Cragfont, a log cabin, in 1785. George was killed by Indians in 1794, and James and his wife Susan went on to build the upscale manor house Cragfont, finished in 1802. The historic mansion has been restored and is open to the ...


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    Fairvue - Isaac Franklin Plantation

    Gallatin, Tennessee

    63.9 miles from Rochester, KY

    The historic Isaac Franklin Plantation, also called Fairvue, was built in 1832. Isaac Franklin was a successful slave trader who sold approximately 1,200 enslaved people into the Southwest region, earning almost $1,000,000 in his lifetime. After changing hands several times over the years, the site was designated a National Historic ...


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    Baker Hollow Road Cemetery

    Marion, Kentucky

    64 miles from Rochester, KY

    Witnesses say Baker Hollow Road Cemetery disappears and reappears in different locations, so it is hard to find. They also describe overwhelming feelings of grief, music playing, laughter, screams, and the sound of something unseen trying to get into your car. Apparitions of soldiers, a ghost dog, and men hanging ...


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    Willard Library

    Evansville, Indiana

    64.7 miles from Rochester, KY

    The Grey Lady is said to haunt this historic late-1800s library building, and she brings apparitions, the scent of perfume, cold spots, strange noises, and more. The water and electricity are also known to turn on and off, and furniture and objects move by themselves. Ghost tours are held in ...


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    Hardin County Historical Museum

    Elizabethtown, Kentucky

    65.7 miles from Rochester, KY

    This historical museum houses many civil war and pioneer artefacts from the county history; and perhaps even a few ghosts. A spectral male apparition in a brown suit has been seen wandering the halls of the museum after closing hours. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Morrison Masonic Lodge

    Elizabethtown, Kentucky

    65.8 miles from Rochester, KY

    The ghosts of Civil War soldiers have been spotted at this Lodge building, and witnesses also have reported unexplained footsteps and knocking and objects that move by themselves. The alarm goes off when no one is in the building, and ghosts have shown up in photos and have been heard ...


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    Doe Run Inn

    Brandenburg, Kentucky

    65.9 miles from Rochester, KY

    At this historic hotel, there is a quirky ghost who has been seen on the stairway and in the dining room. What's quirky about him? He loves to untie unsuspecting guests' shoes!


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    Bellwood Mansion

    Indian Mound, Tennessee

    68.3 miles from Rochester, KY

    Bellwood Mansion is reportedly an abandoned mansion in the middle of the woods, and it's a magnet for local legends about ghost sightings and witchcraft.


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    Congress Inn

    Nashville, Tennessee

    68.8 miles from Rochester, KY

    In 1987, a guest awoke from sleeping on his stomach to find that someone was sitting on his backside, so he was unable to turn over. After asking around, he learned that the inn had been used as a Civil War hospital, and it is said that the death toll ...


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    Gaylord Opryland Resort

    Nashville, Tennessee

    70 miles from Rochester, KY

    This famed resort is said to be haunted by The Black Lady, who has been seen all over the hotel. As her nickname suggests, the appparition is dressed all in black. She is a young woman in antebellum-style clothing, and wears a long black veil over her face. She is ...


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    The Hermitage

    Nashville, Tennessee

    70.6 miles from Rochester, KY

    Settled by Nathaniel Hays in 1780, Hays sold the farm to Andrew Jackson in 1804 for $3,400. Jackson built the Federal-style, two-story brick home around 1820. He came back here after his U.S. presidency term ended in 1837, and died here June 8, 1845. The property fell into disrepair until ...


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    Cave-in-Rock State Park

    Cave-In-Rock, Illinois

    71.6 miles from Rochester, KY

    The ghost story here starts with Samuel Mason, a robber who established a gambling tavern here around 1800. He attracted customers with alchohol, prostitutes and gambling, then robbed and sometimes killed them. Although now the site is known for its natural features, some witnesses have reported hearing moans and cries ...


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    Two Rivers Mansion and Golf Course

    Nashville, Tennessee

    71.7 miles from Rochester, KY

    People have reported seeing apparitions in the mansion and having items moved around the building. The lights turn on and off at night. People report seeing strange lights from across the golf course moving around the house. Disembodied footsteps and strange laughter are heard on the fairways of the golf ...


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    Tennessee State Prison

    Nashville, Tennessee

    71.7 miles from Rochester, KY

    This 1898 prison, which was closed in 1992, has been used for the setting of many films, including "The Green Mile" and "Ernest Goes to Jail." After its many fires, prison breaks and riots, the prison may well be a spot for paranormal activity. Folks have reported unexplained sounds, voices ...


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    Tennessee State Capitol

    Nashville, Tennessee

    72.6 miles from Rochester, KY

    Legend has it that at State Capitol, you may still hear the phantom arguing of two rivals who were both buried in a vault here. Architect William Strickland and Samuel Morgan, head of the Capitol Commission, although they were both respected men, did not get along. Their ghostly arguing continues ...


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    Ryman Auditorium - Grand Ole Opry House

    Nashville, Tennessee

    72.9 miles from Rochester, KY

    Originally built in 1892 as the Union Gospel Tabernacle, this well-known home of country music is said to be haunted by the ghost of Hank Williams, Sr. His voice has been heard singing his songs. The apparition of a Confederate soldier also has been reported here, as well as footsteps ...


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    Union Station Hotel

    Nashville, Tennessee

    73.2 miles from Rochester, KY

    There are many rumors regarding the hauntings of the Union Station. Some claim that a train derailment and the subsequent deaths have caused ghosts to linger at what was their last boarding stop. Others tell of a spooky woman seen jumping from the building to her death, and ...


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    Robin Hill

    Mount Vernon, Indiana

    74.5 miles from Rochester, KY

    This historic house, reported to have been part of the Underground Railroad, stands empty and for sale. Since it has stood empty for a period, it is not surprising that it has developed a reputation for being haunted. Witnesses have reported seeing shadowy figures and hearing toilets flushing and other ...


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    Thomas House

    Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee

    75 miles from Rochester, KY

    Built in 1890, the place is said to be haunted by a little girl ghost. Her favorite room appears to be Room 37. The Thomas House was featured on the TV show "Paranormal State."


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    Ditto House Inn

    West Point, Kentucky

    75.2 miles from Rochester, KY

    Used as a headquarters and a hospital during the Civil War, this inn is said to be haunted by soldiers and other folks who passed away here during that era. Some guests have reported being touched or spoken to by the spirits. The inn has been featured on many TV ...


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    Greensburg Court House

    Greensburg, Kentucky

    76.6 miles from Rochester, KY

    The historic Greensburg Courthouse, built 1802-06, was used until 1931. With a history that long, of course it's bound to have some ghosts. Folks say that in the courtrooms you can hear ghostly activity such as footsteps and murmured talking.


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    Blackfoot Cemetery

    Oakland City, Indiana

    77.3 miles from Rochester, KY

    Blackfoot Cemetery has graves that date as far back as the 1800s and is a hot spot for the ghostly folk, some say. Witnesses have described eerie lights, unexplained sounds, and one grave that appears to be separate from all the others. According to local legend, the grave belongs to ...


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    Pegram Family Cemetery Location

    Pegram, Tennessee

    78.3 miles from Rochester, KY

    At the end of Walkup Road in Pegram, Cheatham County, Tennessee is the bulldozed Pegram Family Cemetery. About 1970, ruthless developers bulldozed an area along the Harpeth River which included the Pegram Cemetery which was partly in Metro Nashville, Davidson County and partly in Pegram, Cheatham County. The developers also sold dirt ...


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    The Grand Rose Hotel

    Elizabethtown, Illinois

    79.2 miles from Rochester, KY

    At this 1812 establishment with a view of the Ohio River, former owner Sarah Rose is said to linger beyond the grave. Her apparition has been seen walking in the second-floor hallways as well as climbing the stairs. Folks also have reported hearing a disembodied female voice and finding that ...


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    The Haintin' Holler

    Burkesville, Kentucky

    80.2 miles from Rochester, KY

    As it's called by locals "The Haintin; Holler" is located on HWY 3115, about 1/4 mile past the Gray Gap Road you will enter this area. It runs from there to about 1/4 mile from the end of Turner Branch Road. Turner Branch Road comes to a dead end ...


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    Oakland City College - Cockrum Hall

    Oakland City, Indiana

    81.8 miles from Rochester, KY

    Cockrum Hall at Oakland City College was built 1876 and is haunted by namesake Colonel William Cockrum's wife. Legend has it that she hanged herself in the tower. Those who peek into the windows in the night may see doors opening and closing by themselves and a bright orange glow ...


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    Happy Hollow Rd

    Benton, Kentucky

    83.3 miles from Rochester, KY

    Supposedly Happy Hollow Rd here in Marshall County Ky is haunted by a girl who died this road. If you were to put your car in neutral & let it roll downhill you will see this girls hand prints on your windshield and feel her pushing your car back & ...


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    Captain Frank's Tomb

    Elizabeth, Indiana

    83.7 miles from Rochester, KY

    Captain Frank McHarry's Tomb is located on a bluff overlooking the Ohio River. The gravesite of the steamboat captain is said to be visited by a ghostly light or mist. Legend has it that the tomb was built on this spot so he could watch over his former stomping grounds. ...


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    Jim Beam Distillery

    Clermont, Kentucky

    84.1 miles from Rochester, KY

    At this Jim Beam Distillery, some say, a former guard was a little out of his mind and liked to yell at the full moon during his shift. Now, some witnesses currently working as guards say they can hear his screams when the moon is full.


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    Crenshaw House

    Junction, Illinois

    84.7 miles from Rochester, KY

    This place is closed to the public. It is owned by the state of Illinois and there are numerous No Trespassing signs. You are cautioned not to attempt to visit this place. Crenshaw house was a major player in kidnapping freed and escaped slaves and returning them to ...


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    The Old Slave House - Crenshaw Mansion

    Junction, Illinois

    84.7 miles from Rochester, KY

    Note: This house is no longer a tourist attraction; tours are not operated here now as they have been in the past. Trespassers have been known to be arrested. This residence was once a place where slaves were bred illegally. The attic was made over with stalls to house the ...


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    Waverly Hills Sanatorium

    Louisville, Kentucky

    85.6 miles from Rochester, KY

    This historic hospital, originally opened in 1910 to treat tuberculosis patients, has reportedly seen about 63,000 deaths. TV shows Ghost Adventures, Fact or Faked, Ghost Hunters and many more have featured the site. Witnesses here report unexplained lights, apparitions, shadowy forms and other various phenomena.


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    Sam Davis Home

    Smyrna, Tennessee

    87.3 miles from Rochester, KY

    The Sam Davis Home, now a house museum, was built around 1810 but was restored completely in 1850. Sam Davis himself lived here until 1860 and in 1863 he was hanged by the Union Army as a spy. Apparitions of a young man, believed to be Sam Davis' brother Oscar, ...


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    Jailer's Inn Bed and Breakfast

    Bardstown, Kentucky

    88.3 miles from Rochester, KY

    This bed-and-breakfast inn used to be an actual jail, housing prisoners from 1797 until 1987. It was Kentucky's oldest operating jail complex, listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. But some of the spirits of the incarcerated folks may never have left when the building changed purposes. Witnesses, including ...


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    Old Talbott Tavern

    Bardstown, Kentucky

    88.3 miles from Rochester, KY

    At this 1779 stagecoach stop, now an inn, many famous figures have stayed including Abraham Lincoln, Daniel Boone and Jesse James. Ghostly presences are said to make themselves known in many ways, including orbs, mists and apparitions. Mrs. Talbott may appear as an apparition to guests, or you may see ...


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