Haunted Places in Urbana, Missouri



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    Historic Castle House

    Brumley, Missouri

    40.9 miles from Urbana, MO

    The Historic Castle House is a 165 year-old Queen Anne Victorian that's been restored and now functions as a "haunted" bed and breakfast. Activity includes lights turning on and off by themselves, cold spots, footsteps, whispering and whistling noises, and some visitors claim to have captured ghostly pictures on ...


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    Bass Country Inn - Campus Inn

    Springfield, Missouri

    41.6 miles from Urbana, MO

    Formerly the Bass Country Inn and before that, Howard Johnsons, the Campus Inn is home to a ghost called Carl. His apparition has been seen in the hallways and in the kitchen. Objects also are said to fall off the shelves when no one is there. A female spirit is ...


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    Pythian Castle

    Springfield, Missouri

    43.3 miles from Urbana, MO

    The haunted castle was originally a senior citizens' home and orphanage built by the Knights of Pythias in 1913. It's said to be haunted and has been featured on TV shows. Ghost tours and other events are offered at the castle, now privately owned.


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    Drury University

    Springfield, Missouri

    43.5 miles from Urbana, MO

    Drury University began in 1873, and was built on land that was both Indian burial grounds and a Civil War battle area. One ghost here is that of a little girl who lived here before Smith Hall was built. She perished in a fire when she re-entered her burning home ...


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    Gillioz Theatre

    Springfield, Missouri

    44.3 miles from Urbana, MO

    Gillioz Theatre, which opened in 1926, is rumored to have been haunted by a ghost boy since the 1960s. The child's apparition has most often been seen around the area of the restrooms.


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    University Plaza Hotel

    Springfield, Missouri

    44.3 miles from Urbana, MO

    A ghost called "The Colonel" is said to haunt this hotel, seen by almost all the staff between midnight and 4 a.m. He is usually seen in the ballroom and back hallways and appears as an older man dressed in black. Folks speculate that in life he was a decorated ...


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    Walnut Street Inn

    Springfield, Missouri

    44.4 miles from Urbana, MO

    The hauntings at this 1890s-era inn building occur in one of its three buildings called the Main House, which has six rooms. The Rosen Room is haunted by the ghost of an elderly woman who has been spotted many times there and in the hallways.


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    Landers Theater

    Springfield, Missouri

    44.4 miles from Urbana, MO

    Landers Theater, aka Springfield Little Theater, was built in 1909 and was renovated in 1970. It is said to be haunted by several ghosts. One is a janitor who perished in a 1920 fire. His apparition is seen in the balcony watching rehearsals. Another is an African-American man who was ...


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    Southwest Missouri State University

    Springfield, Missouri

    44.8 miles from Urbana, MO

    Southwest Missouri State University's Freudenberger House, or Freddy House, built in 1959 and named for a Latin professor who taught for 45 years, has a female ghost affectionately referred to as the Dorm Mom. She's most often spotted on Floor 5.


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    Phelps Grove Park

    Springfield, Missouri

    45.5 miles from Urbana, MO

    Phelps Grove Park has a ghost known as the Bride under the Bridge. According to local legend, a just-married couple lost control of their car here, killing them both. The ghost is seen evenings under the park's third bridge, holding the hem of her gown. She has only darkness in ...


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    Springfield National Cemetery

    Springfield, Missouri

    46.5 miles from Urbana, MO

    The 1860s Springfield National Cemetery is home to some lingering spirits of Civil Wars soldiers, according to those in the know. Some of the gravestones here are known to glow, and orbs and other anomalies have shown up in photographs.


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    Hotel Bothwell

    Sedalia, Missouri

    59.9 miles from Urbana, MO

    The third floor of this 1927 jazz-era hotel is hopping with the spirit set! Besides seeing numerous ghosts, guests have reported unexplained voices and personal objects that mysteriously go missing in the night.


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    Cottey College

    Nevada, Missouri

    65.7 miles from Urbana, MO

    Cottey College, founded by Virginia Alice Cottey Stockard in 1884, has a piano-playing ghost. The spirit is thought to be that of Vera Neitzert, a student from 1920 who perished when her clothes caught fire while she was cooking candy. Her ghost has been seen in Main Hall and the ...


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    Avilla, Missouri

    Reeds, Missouri

    69.1 miles from Urbana, MO

    Shadow Folk are known to haunt the old abandoned part of this historic village along Route 66. The shadowy people can be seen walking along the street and going about daily business, usually from the corner of your eye. The Avilla Death Tree is haunted by Civil War-era bushwhacker Rotten ...


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    University of Central Missouri

    Warrensburg, Missouri

    70.5 miles from Urbana, MO

    Rumored hauntings at the University of Central Missouri range from Hawkins Hall, where strange occurrences are attributed to a student who hanged himself, to Diemer Hall, where a bathroom sink has turned on by itself. Also noteworthy are North Ellis, where an alarm clock has flown across the room and ...


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    Missouri State Penitentiary

    Jefferson City, Missouri

    74.4 miles from Urbana, MO

    Missouri State Penitentiary, explored by TV's Ghost Hunters and over 100 other paranormal investigators, is rumored to be extremely rich with paranormal activity. Witnesses have reported apparitions and unexplained noises, perhaps a result of some leftover spirits from the now-decommissioned prison's bloodier days. Visitors are offered ghost tours, ghost hunts, ...


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    John Walsh Mansion

    Monett, Missouri

    75.7 miles from Urbana, MO

    House has at least 3 paranormal residents. A man in formal dress is often glimpsed, especially in upper bedroom areas. A small child most likely female is also present and likes to play with the household dogs. A middle age woman visits the "music room' part of the ...


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    Kendrick Place

    Carthage, Missouri

    76.9 miles from Urbana, MO

    Kendrick Place, or Kendrick House, was built in 1849 and is said to be haunted, perhaps by a slave woman who was hanged from a nearby tree dring the Civil War.


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    Grand Avenue Bed and Breakfast

    Carthage, Missouri

    78.4 miles from Urbana, MO

    The ghost in residence at this early-20th-century house is said to be a male whose cigarette smoke smell fills the dining room and parlor when he is around. The spirit is thought to be that of Albert Carmean, a former owner in its early days.


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    Kemper Military School - State Fair Community College

    Boonville, Missouri

    81.3 miles from Urbana, MO

    The former Kemper Military School, now State Fair Community College, had a ghost of a female cadet who was killed along the track. Her apparition has been seen jogging around the track; it disappears when it gets to the spot where she was killed. The A, C and D Barracks ...


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    The Shepherd of the Hills

    Branson, Missouri

    81.5 miles from Urbana, MO

    The Shepherd of the Hills is an outdoor theater venue rumored to be haunted by the ghost of a Confederate soldier. Witnesses have seen him running from the actors during night performances of a show about the Bald Knobbers, a group of 1880s Missouri vigilantes.


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    Old Cooper County Jail and Hanging Barn

    Boonville, Missouri

    81.7 miles from Urbana, MO

    At the Old Cooper County Jail and Hanging Barn, built in 1848, folks say the ghost of a young prisoner materializes and pounds on the old cell doors. Dark shadow figures have been seen here as well.


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    Rivercene Mansion

    New Franklin, Missouri

    82.4 miles from Urbana, MO

    Built originally by a riverboat captain named Joseph Kinney in 1869, this inn is said to be haunted by a member of the Kinney family named Noble, whose ghost has been encountered by many. At age 26, Noble was killed when after falling down the grand staircase.


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    Music City Center

    Branson, Missouri

    83 miles from Urbana, MO

    Music City Centre is believed to be haunted by several spirits, including one of a little girl named Amy and another of an older man who likes to tinker with elevators and electrical devices.


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    Prosperity School Bed and Breakfast

    Joplin, Missouri

    84.8 miles from Urbana, MO

    A school in its olden days, this building stood empty for three decades before it was renovated into an inn. During the time it was empty, it became known as a hot spot for haunts. TV's Ghost Hunters has caught an image of ghost children running down a hall; shadow ...


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    Missouri Southern State University

    Joplin, Missouri

    87.7 miles from Urbana, MO

    Missouri Southern State University has a ghostly Dark Lady who is known to move objects and create cold spots. Some also maintain that the Billingsly Student Center is haunted.


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    Missouri Theatre

    Columbia, Missouri

    89 miles from Urbana, MO

    The ornate Missouri Theatre was built in 1928, designed to resemble the Paris Opera House. A former owner is said to linger here in spirit, operating the theater curtains and making strange clanking sounds.


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    Tiger Hotel

    Columbia, Missouri

    89 miles from Urbana, MO

    This hotel, built in 1928, was turned into a "flop house" offering very cheap lodgings during the Depression. Many folks starved to death or died of illness in those hard times, and it is said that at least one of those poor souls lingers in the building. Strange things happen ...


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    Stephens College

    Columbia, Missouri

    89.2 miles from Urbana, MO

    St. Stephens College has many ghosts, according to its campus lore. One haunted site is the Pillsbury/Roblee Dorm Hall, where three ghostly women called the Blue Ladies sing to students and tuck them in to bed at night. And a phantom baby cries at night at Searcy Hall, a lingering ...


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    Columbia College

    Columbia, Missouri

    89.5 miles from Urbana, MO

    The Gray Lady is a campus legend about a ghost of a young Southern Belle who committed suicide after her lover was killed for trying to sneak into her dorm during the Civil War. Her apparition has been seen, and she has been known to close windows and iron clothes. ...


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    Jack's Gourmet Restaurant and Bar

    Columbia, Missouri

    90.4 miles from Urbana, MO

    Jack's Gourmet Restaurant and Bar, housed in an 1800s building that was once a rowdy saloon, is believed to be haunted by Sarah, a woman who died on the premises long ago.


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    Peace Church Cemetery

    Joplin, Missouri

    90.6 miles from Urbana, MO

    This cemetery dates back to the mid 19th century, but has been more or less abandoned for the past three decades. Its most famous "inhabitant" is probably Billy Cook, who killed six people during a 22-day criminal rampage between Missouri and California in the early 1950s. He was ...


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    Concord Cemetery

    Exeter, Missouri

    91 miles from Urbana, MO

    Investigators claim to have captured orbs in photographs taken at this cemetery, and mysterious breathing noises appear on audio recordings.


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    Oak Hill Cemetery - Witch's Grave

    Galena, Kansas

    96.2 miles from Urbana, MO

    Legend has it that there is a grave of a witch toward the back of this cemetery, and some claim that apparitions, voices, and strange sounds will come from the area, especially around the hour of 3:33 a.m.


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    Oliver Anderson House

    Lexington, Missouri

    100.9 miles from Urbana, MO

    The 1853 Oliver Anderson House is believed to be haunted by ghostly soldiers who fought Civil War battles on and near the site.


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    Joplin Spook Light - Hornet Spooklight

    Seneca, Missouri

    101 miles from Urbana, MO

    Joplin Spook Light, aka Hollis Light or Hornet Spooklight, is a ball of light or group of lights that appear in an area called the Devil's Promenade. The lights have been seen as far back as the mid-1800s. Legend has it that the phenomena has to do with two deceased ...


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    Longview Mansion

    Lee's Summit, Missouri

    101 miles from Urbana, MO

    Longview Mansion, built in 1914 by millionaire lumberman Robert A. Long, is said to be haunted by Long's daughter, Loula Long-Combs, a renowned horsewoman. Her apparition has been seen and heard riding horseback on the property, and her bed is sometimes in disarray in the morning as if she had ...


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    Crescent Hotel

    Eureka Springs, Arkansas

    103.9 miles from Urbana, MO

    One of the most well-known haunted hotels in America, the Crescent hotel has a history that just requires there to be ghosts and haunts associated with it. And the Crescent has plenty. The site of a former hospital run by a con artist who had previously been convicted of practicing ...


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    Basin Park Hotel

    Eureka Springs, Arkansas

    104.3 miles from Urbana, MO

    A haunted tour is offered here, and the hotel even has its own ghosts, including a young woman with blonde hair and blue eyes and a toddler-aged girl wearing pigtails and a yellow dress. Witnesses have also reported orbs and objects that move by themselves.


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    Avenue Theatre

    West Plains, Missouri

    105.5 miles from Urbana, MO

    The 1950s Art Deco Avenue Theatre is home to some strange activity. A baby's voice can be heard crying in the upper seating areas, flickering lights have been seen when it is dark, and props are moved or hidden by unseen hands.


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    Pea Ridge National Military Park

    Garfield, Arkansas

    107.4 miles from Urbana, MO

    On the battlefield in the middle of the night, witnesses have heard musket fire and seen apparitions of soldiers from the Battle of Pea Ridge. Some guests to the site have reported a feeling of being followed by something unseen.


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    Noland Road Lady in Gray

    Independence, Missouri

    108.9 miles from Urbana, MO

    Noland Road is said to have a ghostly gray lady with short gray hair, especially near the Woodlawn Cemetery.


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    Bingham Waggoner Estate

    Independence, Missouri

    109.4 miles from Urbana, MO

    At the 1852 Bingham Waggoner Estate, owned by Civil War artist George Caleb Bingham, visitors can get a look at its original paintings and furnishings--and, if they're lucky, a ghost. A mysterious ghost bride has appeared around or on the stairs, and orbs show up in photographs taken here.


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    1859 Jail and Marshal's Museum

    Independence, Missouri

    109.7 miles from Urbana, MO

    The 1859 Jail and Marshal's Museum is said to be visited by spirits, including Henry Bugler, a former Jackson County sheriff, who was killed at the jail in 1866 and has been seen in the center south cell in a blue suit. Jesse James' brother Frank was imprisoned here for ...


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    President Truman's House

    Independence, Missouri

    110 miles from Urbana, MO

    President Truman's House is a Victorian 14-room home, now operating as a museum. Staff members have seen the ghost of President Truman himself inside the home, often in the living room or walking the sidewalks outside. The smell of his brandy also has been detected. President Truman passed away in ...


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    Pitcher Cemetery

    Independence, Missouri

    110 miles from Urbana, MO

    Pitcher Cemetery began as an 1830s family plot for the Thomas Pitcher family. It is also a burial spot for Revolutionary War soldiers, as well as some mass graves, one for Civil War soldiers and another for a group of pioneers who died of cholera around 1850. Orbs, strange noises ...


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    Rotary Park

    Independence, Missouri

    110.2 miles from Urbana, MO

    Margie Kay, author of "Haunted Independence," believes Rotary Park to be haunted. She claims to have seen and/or felt numerous ghostly presences on the grounds - one of which is named "Old George." The western side of the park is said to harbor some particularly dark entities.


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    Hill Park Cemetery

    Independence, Missouri

    110.5 miles from Urbana, MO

    Hill Park Cemetery is known for containing the burial site of Frank James, the older brother of outlaw Jesse James. His wife Ann Ralston James is buried here as well. Witnesses say a glowing, misty figure appears here, walking over the hill at night. Ghostly Civil War soldiers are said ...


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    Vaile Mansion

    Independence, Missouri

    110.5 miles from Urbana, MO

    People believe that the former mistress of the home still occupies it. People claim to see Mrs. Vaile looking through the window and have seen her about the property. In addition, people believe that there is left over residual hauntings and negative energy from the mansion's days as an asylum. ...


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    Alexander Major's Historic Museum

    Kansas City, Missouri

    110.7 miles from Urbana, MO

    At the 1856 building that houses Alexander Major's Historic Museum, ghost investigators have found colds spots, voices and EVPs in several rooms of the house. The voices belonged to men, women and children.


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