Haunted Places in Viola, Arkansas



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    Avenue Theatre

    West Plains, Missouri

    24.1 miles from Viola, AR

    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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    Old Hardy Hotel

    Hardy, Arkansas

    28.5 miles from Viola, AR

    Reports are unclear as to whether the haunted hotel and antique mall are still in operation--it was up for sale on eBay in October of 2008. Former owners reported hearing disembodied footsteps and closing doors on the second-floor hallway. One room, called the Murder Room, was the site of a ...


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    Cotter Bridge

    Cotter, Arkansas

    32.4 miles from Viola, AR

    Witnesses have experienced a number of spooky things at the bridge: The ghost of a woman being chased by hounds, apparitions of children playing on the tracks below the bridge, disembodied footsteps/footprints, and the sound of a phantom baby crying.


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    Witches Hollow - Cave City

    Batesville, Arkansas

    37.9 miles from Viola, AR

    Named because folks said a witch once practiced her magic here, Witches Hollow is said to be haunted by the deceased witch who once murdered her husband. She has been seen walking along the dirt road off Sandtown Road. Some reports say that to get there, one must go past ...


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    Fredonia Cemetery

    Mountain View, Arkansas

    40.6 miles from Viola, AR

    Witnesses say a ghostly wind blows the flags on the graves, even when there is not a single breeze in the air. Unexplained noises and voices are heard here, and some visitors say they experience a feeling of dread.


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    Hickory Valley Methodist Church

    Cave City, Arkansas

    41.5 miles from Viola, AR

    The church is a small, wooden building located near the cemetery across the road. If you approach the church at night, you can hear people singing hymns, but there is no one around. Sometimes the apparitions of young children can also be seen at the Hickory Valley Methodist Church. (Submitted by ...


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    Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery

    Batesville, Arkansas

    47.3 miles from Viola, AR

    Strange lights and an apparition of an elderly woman in a rocking chair in the upstairs window of the church have been reported. The ghosts of a young woman killed nearby in the early 1900s also has been seen, and the apparition of a small boy has appeared in photographs ...


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    Oak Ridge Cemetery

    Doniphan, Missouri

    66.5 miles from Viola, AR

    Oak Ridge Cemetery is said to have a female apparition that has been seen among the graves. Voices have been reported here too, and one local legend says that the statue of Belle Neal comes to life at midnight.


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    Pangburn Hardware

    Pangburn, Arkansas

    67.6 miles from Viola, AR

    You can hear noises and shuffling in the attic. It is a very old building and has been around for over a century. (Submitted by Kate M)


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    Music City Center

    Branson, Missouri

    72.5 miles from Viola, AR

    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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    Bono Bridge

    Bono, Arkansas

    75.7 miles from Viola, AR

    The bridge was demolished in 2011, and the map shows its original location. According to local folklore, those who stood on the bridge and looked down at the railroad tracks below when a train was coming had the distinct feeling that the train was about to hit them. Apparitions and ...


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    The Shepherd of the Hills

    Branson, Missouri

    75.8 miles from Viola, AR

    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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    Shady Grove Cemetery

    Bald Knob, Arkansas

    78 miles from Viola, AR

    One report says that crickets and grasshoppers refuse to set foot in the Shady Grove Cemetery, and ghost children will put their handprints on cars if you flash your headlights three times.


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    Shady Grove Cemetery

    Bald Knob, Arkansas

    78 miles from Viola, AR

    One report says that crickets and grasshoppers refuse to set foot in the Shady Grove Cemetery, and ghost children will put their handprints on cars if you flash your headlights three times.


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    Evergreen Cemetery

    Judsonia, Arkansas

    79.6 miles from Viola, AR

    It is said that those who go to the cemetery at night and stand underneath the large statue of an angel will find that she is looking right at them, and her eyes may light up red.


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    Keller's Chapel and Cemetery

    Jonesboro, Arkansas

    80.8 miles from Viola, AR

    There have been reports of strange sightings in the chapel and the surrounding cemetery. Ghostly lights that follow visitors around the cemetery at night, the sound's of babies crying, strange apparition's moving around the cemetery and unexplained noises are just some of the phenomena reported at this site. (Submitted by Callum ...


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    Forum Theatre

    Jonesboro, Arkansas

    81.1 miles from Viola, AR

    Originally built in 1926 as the Strand Theatre, it was acquired by the city of Jonesboro in the late 1970s and renamed the Forum Theatre. It is said to be haunted by a mischievous ghost named Charlie.


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    Johnson-Sanderson Mansion

    Jonesboro, Arkansas

    81.2 miles from Viola, AR

    This home, built in the 1880's, was occupied mainly by the Johnson family, a wealthy retail family and later by the Sandersons, who served Jonesboro as the cities Mayoral family. It has served as mainly residence including Arkansas State student renters, but also as a tea room. Seances and Ouija board ...


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    Primrose Lane

    Paragould, Arkansas

    84.2 miles from Viola, AR

    People living in the vicinity of Primrose Lane have reported seeing the ghost of a man and his dog. The man is believed to have shot himself with his rifle, and his dog died as well shortly after. The apparition's of the two have also been seen in the woods ...


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    Springfield - Des Arc Bridge

    Viola, Arkansas

    84.4 miles from Viola, AR

    At the Springfield Bridge or Des Arc Bridge, an iron bowstring truss bridge over Cadron Creek, witnesses say they have heard a ghostly baby crying, a girl screaming, and other strange noises.


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    Arkansas Methodist Medical Center

    Paragould, Arkansas

    86 miles from Viola, AR

    The apparition of a blond boy aged around 5 has been seen on the fourth floor. He wears pajamas and is often playing or seeking a kitten. An apparition of a Confederate soldier and another of an elderly female also have been seen in the building. Ghosts have been seen ...


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    Collins Theatre

    Paragould, Arkansas

    86.6 miles from Viola, AR

    A ghostly elderly couple has been noticed sitting in the balcony watching rehearsals at this historic 1928 theater. After a while, they simply disappear. It is believed that they are the spirits of the former owners of the theater.


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    Collins Theatre

    Paragould, Arkansas

    86.6 miles from Viola, AR

    A ghostly older couple has been seen sitting in the balcony during rehearsals. They are believed to be the former owners of the theater.


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    Hurt Grocer Building

    Paragould, Arkansas

    86.7 miles from Viola, AR

    Faces are said to appear in the windows of this apparently abandoned building. Sometimes that of a man, other times that of a little girl.


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    Springfield National Cemetery

    Springfield, Missouri

    89 miles from Viola, AR

    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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    Phelps Grove Park

    Springfield, Missouri

    90.5 miles from Viola, AR

    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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    Southwest Missouri State University

    Springfield, Missouri

    90.7 miles from Viola, AR

    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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    Walnut Street Inn

    Springfield, Missouri

    91.1 miles from Viola, AR

    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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    Pythian Castle

    Springfield, Missouri

    91.1 miles from Viola, AR

    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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    University Plaza Hotel

    Springfield, Missouri

    91.2 miles from Viola, AR

    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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    Landers Theater

    Springfield, Missouri

    91.5 miles from Viola, AR

    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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    Gillioz Theatre

    Springfield, Missouri

    91.6 miles from Viola, AR

    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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    Bass Country Inn - Campus Inn

    Springfield, Missouri

    91.8 miles from Viola, AR

    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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    Drury University

    Springfield, Missouri

    91.8 miles from Viola, AR

    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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    Arkansas Tech University

    Russellville, Arkansas

    99.7 miles from Viola, AR

    Arkansas Tech University, several locations are rumored to be haunted. One is Caraway Hall, where students describe noises in the attic, footsteps on the stairs and whispers in the hallways. There are two legends to explain the hauntings. One is that it is build on top of a Cherokee burial ...


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    Pickthorne Lake

    Jacksonville, Arkansas

    102.3 miles from Viola, AR

    Locals claim the ghost of a man with a lantern haunts the lakeside.


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    Old Bigelow Gym

    Bigelow, Arkansas

    103 miles from Viola, AR

    Down the road from the Bigelow High School, there is an old recreational gym there. If you go into the attic of the old gym, you can here the screams of a young boy who died there a long time ago. There is also the sound of a piano being ...


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    Woodlock Cemetery

    Davisville, Missouri

    107.3 miles from Viola, AR

    The hilltop Woodlock Cemetery has a stone staircase set in the hillside, and this is the area where the haunted activity is said to take place. Apparitions and a phantom horse are among the phenomena reported, but as this land is now private property, trespassing is not advised.


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    Moore Hill Cemetery

    Dardanelle, Arkansas

    108.3 miles from Viola, AR

    Locals swear that if you hang around the "Hovis" gravestones at night you'll eventually find the ghost of a man who killed his wife.


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    Arcadia Academy

    Arcadia, Missouri

    111.2 miles from Viola, AR

    This academy was originally built as a Methodist high school in 1840, and it was once used as a Civil War hospital. After that, it was a girls' Catholic school until it became a bed-and-breakfast and antique store. The nuns who used to run the school here are said to ...


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    Arcadia Academy

    Arcadia, Missouri

    111.2 miles from Viola, AR

    This academy was originally built as a Methodist high school in 1840, and it was once used as a Civil War hospital. After that, it was a girls' Catholic school until it became a bed-and-breakfast and antique store. The nuns who used to run the school here are said to ...


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    Parlor Bed and Breakfast

    Ironton, Missouri

    111.8 miles from Viola, AR

    This beautiful turreted 1908 house, in the 1960s briefly a funeral home and now an inn, is said to be home to many spirits. They ring the doorbells at all hours, turn clocks and radios on and off, and activate other electrical objects. They may speak to you or touch ...


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    Caledonia Wine Cottage

    Caledonia, Missouri

    115.7 miles from Viola, AR

    Since the place was renovated in 2006, many paranormal experiences have been reported. Folks have heard a friendly elderly voice saying hello, and there have been many reports of toddler-aged children waving at someone the adults can't see or playing with another child named Erica that doesn't seem to exist. ...


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    St. Francis County Museum - Rush-Gates House

    Forrest City, Arkansas

    117.1 miles from Viola, AR

    As of 1997, the 1906 Rush-Gates House houses the St. Francis County Museum. Dr. J.O. Rush was a doctor, local historian, and collector of more than 3,700 Native American artifacts. The museum is said to be haunted, and ghost tours are available through local hotels. In addition, private parties can ...


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