Haunted Places in Roodhouse, Illinois



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    Lee-Baker-Hodges House

    Carrollton, Illinois

    12.7 miles from Roodhouse, IL

    Built in the early 1830s, the historic mansion fell into disrepair in the 1970s and was saved by preservationists. It is sometimes open to the public for pre-scheduled nighttime paranormal investigation and history tours. A ghost child is said to reside in one of the bedrooms, and another child's ghost ...


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    Eldred House

    Roodhouse, Illinois

    15.4 miles from Roodhouse, IL

    The 23-room James J. Eldred House was completed in 1861, and was the setting for some sad events. All three Eldred daughters died of tuberculosis here: Alma, 4, in 1861; Alice, 17, in 1870; and Eva, 17, in 1876. A traveling salesman is said to have passed away here as ...


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    Illinois College

    Jacksonville, Illinois

    18.4 miles from Roodhouse, IL

    Illinois College, founded in 1829, is rumored to have several haunted buildings. Among them are Sturtevant Hall and Beecher Hall, where folks have reported apparitions, footsteps, and other noises. Beecher Hall, according to campus talk, was formerly a medical building and the top floor was a space for storing cadavers. ...


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    Cheney Mansion

    Jerseyville, Illinois

    25 miles from Roodhouse, IL

    Numerous reports of ghosts include the apparition of Miss Dorothy, a former nursemaid who roams the hallways and the bedroom bearing her name. Reports of people hearing talking upstairs, like women holding a conversation. Sounds of dining room chairs moving, like somebody's pulling out the chairs getting ready to sit ...


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    Ruebel Hotel

    Grafton, Illinois

    35.7 miles from Roodhouse, IL

    When this 1884 hotel opened, rooms cost $1 a day. Although they cost a bit more now, they may come with a friendly haunt: A little girl named Abigail is said to reside here. Her apparition has been seen in the upstairs hallway, and reports say she has talked with ...


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    Lewis and Clark Community College

    Godfrey, Illinois

    37.9 miles from Roodhouse, IL

    This school's library is reportedly haunted by the ghost of a person who committed suicide by hanging. It's also reported that teachers who have passed away linger here in spirit form, especially walking the hallways in the main building.


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    Rocky Fork Church

    Godfrey, Illinois

    38.1 miles from Roodhouse, IL

    The church was moved due to vandalism that kept recurring. Google Maps shows the church at the bend of Rocky Fork Road, but the last time I was there, it was at the end of Boy Scout Lane. When I was a young girl, my sister and cousin took me to ...


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    McPike Mansion

    Alton, Illinois

    41.2 miles from Roodhouse, IL

    This 1869 mansion is the site of many strange happenings. It has been seen on the TV show Scariest Places on Earth. Apparitions have been seen in the hallways, and children's laughter has been heard.


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    208 State Street - The Lincoln Lofts

    Alton, Illinois

    42.1 miles from Roodhouse, IL

    Abraham Lincoln once stayed at a hotel located in this 1836 apartment building, which is rumoured to be haunted. The ghost a young girl in a white dress has been seen playing with a ball on the main staircase, and visitors claim to have heard faint laughter and the ...


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    First Unitarian Church

    Alton, Illinois

    42.2 miles from Roodhouse, IL

    Founded in 1836, the First Unitarian Church's original structure here was built on the site of the St. Matthew's Catholic Church, which had burned down. Both churches were stations on the Underground Railroad. But that church also burned down in 1905, a the church that now stands here is said ...


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    My Just Desserts - Ryder Building

    Alton, Illinois

    42.2 miles from Roodhouse, IL

    Employees at this old-fashioned restaurant have reported a series of spooky occurrences over the past few years. A cook working on the ground level has reported hearing furniture moving around the hardwood floors upstairs on several occasions, but upon investigation, nothing is out of place. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Mineral Springs Hotel

    Alton, Illinois

    42.3 miles from Roodhouse, IL

    Several spirits are said to live at this historic hotel, now open for haunted tours. Among the ghosts are The Jasmine Lady, identified by the whiff of her floral perfume; George, who may have been drowned in the hotel swimming pool around the 1920s; The Drunken Ghost, the artist responsible ...


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    Jacoby Arts Center

    Alton, Illinois

    42.4 miles from Roodhouse, IL

    Formerly a funeral home and a furniture store, the basement of this 1883 building is particularly haunted. Visitors to the cellar have felt cold spots and an eerie presence, while the sound of the intercom that was disconnected many years ago has been heard on occasions. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Milton Schoolhouse

    Alton, Illinois

    42.5 miles from Roodhouse, IL

    The historic Milton School, built in 1904, operated until 1986 and then stood abandoned until the early 1990s when it re-opened as a decorative glass factory. It's believed to be haunted by a schoolgirl nicknamed Mary who was raped and murdered at the school when she stayed late to work ...


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    Alton Cemetery

    Alton, Illinois

    42.5 miles from Roodhouse, IL

    Alton Cemetery is said to be haunted by several ghosts. One is a 9-year-old named Lucy Haskell, seen in the vicinity of the Hayner/Haskell monument. Another is a spectral woman in black near the Grandview mausoleum, and a third is minister and publisher Elijah P. Lovejoy. An abolitionist, Lovejoy was ...


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    Inn At 835

    Springfield, Illinois

    43.7 miles from Roodhouse, IL

    This inn was originally built in 1909 as a private home. As to the identity of the haunt who resides here, very little is known. Guests have witnessed apparitions and heard voices coming from rooms that are vacant, and the elevator runs by itself. Also, some people here have seen ...


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    Dana-Thomas House

    Springfield, Illinois

    43.9 miles from Roodhouse, IL

    Witnesses who visit or work at the historic house have reported humming voices, chairs being thrown down the stairs, curtains that move by themselves, and an apparition of a woman in black. The woman is believed to be the home’s original owner, Susan Lawrence Dana, who is rumored to have ...


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    Fort Belle Fontaine

    St. Louis, Missouri

    46.1 miles from Roodhouse, IL

    The historic Fort Belle Fontaine, famously visited by explorers Lewis and Clark, is said to be home to a presence that appears as dark-red smoke or a red light on the stairs.


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    Reeb House - Vintage Essentials Antiques

    Saint Charles, Missouri

    46.5 miles from Roodhouse, IL

    This historic antiques store may have returned to it's original status as a private residence, but visitors and past owners reported that the building was haunted. Doors slamming shut, ghostly voices, cold spots and disembodied footsteps were just some of the phenomena reported when the business was in operation. (Submitted ...


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    Three Mile House

    Edwardsville, Illinois

    48 miles from Roodhouse, IL

    At this site once stood an inn that was haunted by ghosts of various children and adults, including slaves. The old inn may once have been a stop on the Underground Railroad. It is said that during 1970s renovations, underground tunnels and a skeleton were found. Phenomena that then began ...


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    Lindenwood University

    St. Charles, Missouri

    48.7 miles from Roodhouse, IL

    The Lindenwood Auditorium ghost, a former teacher who never got to see her play, is not the only one on campus. Also haunted, according to reports, are the Sibley Chapel, where an organ has played by itself, and Cobbs Hall, where an apparition of a woman in a white dress ...


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    Lost Graveyard

    Saint Charles, Missouri

    49.1 miles from Roodhouse, IL

    From approximately 1750 through 1854, there was a graveyard at this location - about 9 square blocks. In 1853 they moved MOST of the bodies to the current Borromeo cemetery, about 1-1/2 miles west. Conservatively, there are still between 50 - 200 bodies still there. Graves were opened there as ...


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    Little Hills Winery and Restaurant

    St. Charles, Missouri

    49.2 miles from Roodhouse, IL

    Little Hills Winery and Restaurant is said to be haunted by two ghosts, a man and a woman, who speak French. It is believed that they lived on the site around 1900. Witnesses say boxes and other objects in the storage area are found in disarray in the morning, as ...


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    Mother in Law House

    St. Charles, Missouri

    49.2 miles from Roodhouse, IL

    The Mother in Law House was built with two halves by Captain Krammer. ONe side was for his family, and the other for his mother-in-law. Witnesses say objects are moved, footsteps have been heard, and names of guests have mysteriously appeared on Easter Eggs and it wasn't done by the ...


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    Hartford Castle

    Hartford, Illinois

    49.7 miles from Roodhouse, IL

    Hartford Castle was a speakeasy during the Prohibition, but was originally a home called Lakeview, built by French immigrant Benjamin Biszant in 1897. The castlelike home was the scene of a tragedy when Biszant's English wife passed away in the early 1900s. It is her ghost that was suspected to ...


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    Payne-Gentry Historical House

    Bridgeton, Missouri

    51.1 miles from Roodhouse, IL

    At the Payne-Gentry Historical House, ghost investigations have turned up EVPs, shadowy figures, and orbs that showed up in photographs.


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    Creve Coeur Park

    St. Louis, Missouri

    53.7 miles from Roodhouse, IL

    Creve Coeur Park has a legend from the 1800s about the beautiful daughter of a Native-American chief who married a warrior. When he died on a hunting trip, the heartbroken woman jumped from the high cliff and died in the waters below. Her ghost is said to be heard crying, ...


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    Lula Belle's

    Hannibal, Missouri

    54.7 miles from Roodhouse, IL

    This one-time bordello opened in 1917, and is now a bed-and-breakfast and restaurant. The haunts here are known to move or throw things in the kitchen, or twist utensils into pretzels. They show themselves as orbs, shadows or mirror reflections, and can be heard as footsteps or disembodied voices. A ...


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    Garden House Bed & Breakfast

    Hannibal, Missouri

    54.9 miles from Roodhouse, IL

    Garden House Bed & Breakfast is a stop on the Haunted Hannibal Ghost Tour, and folks who have stayed here have reported some very odd things. According to reports from the hotel staff, most incidents occur between 2 and 3 a.m.


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    Anderson Cemetery - Cemetery X

    Taylorville, Illinois

    55.2 miles from Roodhouse, IL

    According to tales told about this cemetery, there is a secret passage that opens up at night, when trees part and a path appears to an ancient graveyard. It's said to be protected by a phantom wolf who chases trespassers. (The cemetery is not to be confused with another Anderson ...


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    Krome Family Cemetery

    Collinsville, Illinois

    55.7 miles from Roodhouse, IL

    A small family cemetery is now hidden amongst the trees just off Old Keebler Road. It is all that remains of the Krome family mansion, which burned down long ago and was for decades considered to be haunted by the locals. Some enterprising explorers found leg shackles in ...


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    Drury Inn and Suites Creve Coeur

    Creve Coeur, Missouri

    56.3 miles from Roodhouse, IL

    On the fifth floor is where the eerie things happen at this inn. Witnesses have seen apparitions who walk down the hall but disappear when you get close to them. They have also reported hearing the sounds of footsteps, voices, and an elevator ding, and feeling a presence when no ...


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    Garth Woodside Mansion

    Hannibal, Missouri

    56.7 miles from Roodhouse, IL

    This inn, built originally in 1871, is known for its connection with renowned author Mark Twain. Personal friends of the owners, the author would send them his books and stay there when he was in town. Folks believe his ghost still visits the place, especially the room that was named ...


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    Bissell Mansion Restaurant and Dinner Theatre

    St. Louis, Missouri

    56.9 miles from Roodhouse, IL

    Bissell Mansion Restaurant & Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre, inside the historic Bissell Mansion, is rumored to be haunted by more than the characters in their mystery shows. The mansion, built by Captain Lewis Bissell in 1823, is believed to be haunted by the captain himself. His apparition has been seen ...


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    East Otto Cemetery

    Lewistown, Illinois

    57.1 miles from Roodhouse, IL

    Local legend has it that the specters of two headless women can be seen at this cemetery late at night, screaming as they're being chased by an axe-wielding maniac. No word on exactly how a headless woman is supposed to be able to scream, but you know, details, details...


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    Lawford Theatre

    Havana, Illinois

    58.7 miles from Roodhouse, IL

    Folks who have visited or worked at the Lawford Theatre have seen faces appear in photographs and have felt cold chills behind the curtains on opening nights.


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    Rose Garden Apartments

    Richmond Heights, Missouri

    59.1 miles from Roodhouse, IL

    Cannot claim the witnessing personally, but two tenants in a row have complained of strange noises and potential shapes in mirror reflections. Specifically the unit at 1264 Hawthorne Pl. Unit D. Both have moved out because of the perceived activities. Both have moved to other units in the same ...


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    Cahokia Mounds

    East St. Louis, Illinois

    59.8 miles from Roodhouse, IL

    The Cahokia Mounds, located in the Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, were part of an ancient Native American city (circa 600 to 1400). These landmarks are said to be haunted by the spirits of the ancient Native Americans who used to live here. Visitors have reported seeing unexplained shadows and ...


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    Miner's Theatre

    Collinsville, Illinois

    59.9 miles from Roodhouse, IL

    Experts on the Miner's Theatre say it has three ghosts: Two are brothers, one of whom one killed the other to become the sole owner of the theater. The third ghost, a young woman, is friendly but likes to play pranks like hiding the actors' makeup or costumes.


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    The Lehmann House

    St. Louis, Missouri

    60.4 miles from Roodhouse, IL

    This 1960s building, now a bed-and-breakfast, is said to be haunted by original owner Mr. Edward Rowse, who passed away in the dining room. Folks have reported shadowy figures, unexplained voices, and banging sounds.


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    Lebanon Road - Seven Gates to Hell

    Collinsville, Illinois

    60.9 miles from Roodhouse, IL

    Lebanon Road is the stuff of legends to locals, who have nicknamed the place the Seven Gates to Hell. According to locals, those who drive through all seven bridges, going through the last one at midnight on the dot, will pass through to Hell. The area is said to be ...


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    Lemp Mansion

    St. Louis, Missouri

    62.1 miles from Roodhouse, IL

    Reports say that at this bed-and-breakfast you may experience cold spots, electrical oddities, vibrations from the floors, feelings of sorrow, tapping on your shoulders, a pervasive feeling of being watched, a piano that plays a single note during the night... and if that weren't enough, you may find strange things ...


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    Zombie Road - Lawler Ford Road

    Wildwood, Missouri

    64.2 miles from Roodhouse, IL

    This road goes through two miles of woods, and comes to a dead end at what used to be a rock quarry. The reported ghosts said to roam here include are a man hit and killed by a train, a child who fell to his death from the nearby bluffs, ...


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    Jefferson Barracks

    St. Louis, Missouri

    66.9 miles from Roodhouse, IL

    Jefferson Barracks includes 41 historic military buildings and is rumored to be haunted by many ghosts. Building 1, built in 1900, is haunted by an older Confederate Civil War general, seen at the post commander's office, as well as a shadowy ghost of a man who sits at a desk ...


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    McKendree University

    Lebanon, Illinois

    67.4 miles from Roodhouse, IL

    This college has seen its share of tragedy, and the spiritual activity reported here can attest to that. On the main campus, it is said that a distraught student once hung himself in the bell tower, and his ghost has been seen on the upper floors. In the Alumni House, ...


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    Tapestry Room Restaurant

    Lebanon, Illinois

    67.9 miles from Roodhouse, IL

    Housed in a row of 1850's buildings, this restaurant may have ties to the underground railroad. Ever since the establishment opened, staff and diners have been reporting strange phenomena. A former cook would often hear furniture moving around when there was nothing out of place, and an electrician conducting ...


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    Lindenwood Auditorium

    Belleville, Illinois

    69.2 miles from Roodhouse, IL

    Lindenwood Auditorium at Lindenwood University, built in 1924, is said to be haunted by a teacher who passed away before the play she was producing made it to the stage. According to witnesses, the friendly ghost likes to move the props around.


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    Ramada Inn - Holiday Inn Six Flags

    Pacific, Missouri

    69.4 miles from Roodhouse, IL

    This former Ramada Inn, now Holiday Inn, is said to be haunted by the ghost of a little girl named Aggie who used to live in the building. According to the tales told in these parts, Aggie fell to her death from a window of the barn, which was located ...


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    Western Illinois University

    Macomb, Illinois

    69.6 miles from Roodhouse, IL

    Lingering spirits are many at this university! Bayliss Hall, room 1117, is haunted by a former occupant who delivered a baby in secret, threw it down the trash chute, then hung herself in the closet. Cries and moans can be heard in her room. In room 501, a severely depressed ...


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    Super 8 Macomb

    Macomb, Illinois

    70.1 miles from Roodhouse, IL

    This Super 8 has been the site of numerous strange happenings. Witnesses say the lights and air conditioning will turn on and off by themselves, doors will open on their own, and mysterious whistling can be heard. Clerks have experienced electrical malfunctions with the phone, such as all the lines ...


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