Haunted Places in Scottville, Illinois



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    Illinois College

    Jacksonville, Illinois

    19 miles from Scottville, 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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    Lee-Baker-Hodges House

    Carrollton, Illinois

    20.4 miles from Scottville, 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

    Scottville, Illinois

    26.5 miles from Scottville, 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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    Cheney Mansion

    Jerseyville, Illinois

    27.4 miles from Scottville, 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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    Inn At 835

    Springfield, Illinois

    32.3 miles from Scottville, 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

    32.4 miles from Scottville, 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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    Lewis and Clark Community College

    Godfrey, Illinois

    36.8 miles from Scottville, 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

    37.8 miles from Scottville, 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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    Ruebel Hotel

    Grafton, Illinois

    39.4 miles from Scottville, 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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    McPike Mansion

    Alton, Illinois

    39.9 miles from Scottville, 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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    Milton Schoolhouse

    Alton, Illinois

    40.3 miles from Scottville, 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

    40.9 miles from Scottville, 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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    First Unitarian Church

    Alton, Illinois

    40.9 miles from Scottville, 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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    Anderson Cemetery - Cemetery X

    Taylorville, Illinois

    40.9 miles from Scottville, 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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    208 State Street - The Lincoln Lofts

    Alton, Illinois

    41 miles from Scottville, 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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    Jacoby Arts Center

    Alton, Illinois

    41 miles from Scottville, 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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    Mineral Springs Hotel

    Alton, Illinois

    41 miles from Scottville, 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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    My Just Desserts - Ryder Building

    Alton, Illinois

    41 miles from Scottville, 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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    Three Mile House

    Edwardsville, Illinois

    43.1 miles from Scottville, 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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    Fort Belle Fontaine

    St. Louis, Missouri

    45.5 miles from Scottville, 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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    Hartford Castle

    Hartford, Illinois

    47 miles from Scottville, 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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    Reeb House - Vintage Essentials Antiques

    Saint Charles, Missouri

    50.1 miles from Scottville, 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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    Krome Family Cemetery

    Collinsville, Illinois

    51.9 miles from Scottville, 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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    Lindenwood University

    St. Charles, Missouri

    52.4 miles from Scottville, 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

    52.5 miles from Scottville, 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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    Mother in Law House

    St. Charles, Missouri

    52.6 miles from Scottville, 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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    Little Hills Winery and Restaurant

    St. Charles, Missouri

    52.6 miles from Scottville, 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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    Payne-Gentry Historical House

    Bridgeton, Missouri

    53.2 miles from Scottville, 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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    Bissell Mansion Restaurant and Dinner Theatre

    St. Louis, Missouri

    56.2 miles from Scottville, 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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    Miner's Theatre

    Collinsville, Illinois

    56.4 miles from Scottville, 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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    Lebanon Road - Seven Gates to Hell

    Collinsville, Illinois

    56.6 miles from Scottville, 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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    Lawford Theatre

    Havana, Illinois

    56.7 miles from Scottville, 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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    Creve Coeur Park

    St. Louis, Missouri

    56.9 miles from Scottville, 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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    East Otto Cemetery

    Lewistown, Illinois

    56.9 miles from Scottville, 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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    Cahokia Mounds

    East St. Louis, Illinois

    57.4 miles from Scottville, 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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    Drury Inn and Suites Creve Coeur

    Creve Coeur, Missouri

    58.8 miles from Scottville, 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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    The Lehmann House

    St. Louis, Missouri

    59.8 miles from Scottville, 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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    Rose Garden Apartments

    Richmond Heights, Missouri

    59.9 miles from Scottville, 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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    Lincoln College

    Lincoln, Illinois

    61.2 miles from Scottville, IL

    Lincoln College is rumored to have ghosts in the 1866 University Hall, where a face appears in the bell tower and white misty forms appear in the windows. The ghosts, whose footsteps also are heard from time to time, are believed to be a boy and girl who passed away ...


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    Lemp Mansion

    St. Louis, Missouri

    61.6 miles from Scottville, 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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    McKendree University

    Lebanon, Illinois

    62.2 miles from Scottville, 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

    62.6 miles from Scottville, 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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    Ridge Cemetery

    Tower Hill, Illinois

    63.8 miles from Scottville, IL

    Ridge Cemetery at Williamsburg Hill is said to be visited by apparitions, eerie lights and a disappearing old man. Phantom crowds and horses also have been seen and heard around the area. Rumors of sinister cult activity surround this place as well, and one report tells of a 3-year-old girl ...


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    Millikin University

    Decatur, Illinois

    65.1 miles from Scottville, IL

    Many ghosts are said to haunt the historic Millikin University, including Rail Girl, who haunts the Albert Taylor Theater. Her ghost appears, as her name suggests, along a rail in the upper part of the theater. Students have a tradition of leaving her three pieces of candy before a show ...


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    Greenwood Cemetery

    Decatur, Illinois

    65.8 miles from Scottville, IL

    This large and very actively haunted cemetery is known for the ghostly weeping Greenwood Bride, and it's also home to many Confederate soldiers' spirits. The soldiers were prisoners in the Civil War, and died of yellow fever only to be cast into unmarked graves. The soldiers have been known to ...


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    Lincoln Square Theatre

    Decatur, Illinois

    66 miles from Scottville, IL

    This historic 1916 theater building was built atop the fire-ravaged Priest Hotel that once stood here. It is said that the ghosts of the fire victims still linger in the theater. Red, a former theater worker, is a friendly ghost here. Witnesses have heard his whispers, seen his shadowy form, ...


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    Avon Theater

    Decatur, Illinois

    66.2 miles from Scottville, IL

    Staff members at this theater report disembodied laughter, footsteps, missing objects, and voices and applause that come from the auditorium when it is empty. The apparition of a man in his 50s or 60s also has been seen.


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    Lindenwood Auditorium

    Belleville, Illinois

    66.3 miles from Scottville, 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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    Jefferson Barracks

    St. Louis, Missouri

    67.1 miles from Scottville, 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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    Lincoln Theatre

    Belleville, Illinois

    67.1 miles from Scottville, IL

    Lincoln Theatre is believed to be haunted by a prankster ghost. An apparition of a ghostly child has run up and down the stairs, a woman has appeared in the balcony, and tricks are played in the projection booth. Reports say there are seven ghosts who call this theater home.


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