Haunted Places in West Plains, Missouri



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    Avenue Theatre

    West Plains, Missouri

    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

    35.2 miles from West Plains, MO

    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

    49.8 miles from West Plains, MO

    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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    Oak Ridge Cemetery

    Doniphan, Missouri

    57.6 miles from West Plains, MO

    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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    Witches Hollow - Cave City

    Batesville, Arkansas

    58.2 miles from West Plains, MO

    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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    Hickory Valley Methodist Church

    Cave City, Arkansas

    59.2 miles from West Plains, MO

    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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    Fredonia Cemetery

    Mountain View, Arkansas

    64.6 miles from West Plains, MO

    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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    Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery

    Batesville, Arkansas

    65 miles from West Plains, MO

    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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    Music City Center

    Branson, Missouri

    77.7 miles from West Plains, 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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    The Shepherd of the Hills

    Branson, Missouri

    80.7 miles from West Plains, 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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    Bono Bridge

    Bono, Arkansas

    83.3 miles from West Plains, MO

    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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    Woodlock Cemetery

    Davisville, Missouri

    83.5 miles from West Plains, MO

    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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    Springfield National Cemetery

    Springfield, Missouri

    83.8 miles from West Plains, 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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    Phelps Grove Park

    Springfield, Missouri

    85.2 miles from West Plains, 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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    Southwest Missouri State University

    Springfield, Missouri

    85.3 miles from West Plains, 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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    Pythian Castle

    Springfield, Missouri

    85.3 miles from West Plains, 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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    Bass Country Inn - Campus Inn

    Springfield, Missouri

    85.5 miles from West Plains, 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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    Walnut Street Inn

    Springfield, Missouri

    85.5 miles from West Plains, 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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    University Plaza Hotel

    Springfield, Missouri

    85.7 miles from West Plains, 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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    Landers Theater

    Springfield, Missouri

    86 miles from West Plains, 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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    Gillioz Theatre

    Springfield, Missouri

    86.1 miles from West Plains, 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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    Drury University

    Springfield, Missouri

    86.1 miles from West Plains, 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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    Primrose Lane

    Paragould, Arkansas

    86.5 miles from West Plains, MO

    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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    Arkansas Methodist Medical Center

    Paragould, Arkansas

    88.6 miles from West Plains, MO

    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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    Forum Theatre

    Jonesboro, Arkansas

    88.6 miles from West Plains, MO

    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

    88.9 miles from West Plains, MO

    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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    Collins Theatre

    Paragould, Arkansas

    89 miles from West Plains, MO

    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

    89 miles from West Plains, MO

    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

    89 miles from West Plains, MO

    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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    Keller's Chapel and Cemetery

    Jonesboro, Arkansas

    89.3 miles from West Plains, MO

    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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    Arcadia Academy

    Arcadia, Missouri

    89.8 miles from West Plains, MO

    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

    89.8 miles from West Plains, MO

    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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    Pangburn Hardware

    Pangburn, Arkansas

    90 miles from West Plains, MO

    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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    Parlor Bed and Breakfast

    Ironton, Missouri

    90.4 miles from West Plains, MO

    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

    93 miles from West Plains, MO

    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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    Shady Grove Cemetery

    Bald Knob, Arkansas

    98.7 miles from West Plains, MO

    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

    98.7 miles from West Plains, MO

    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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    Historic Castle House

    Brumley, Missouri

    100.2 miles from West Plains, 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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    Evergreen Cemetery

    Judsonia, Arkansas

    100.9 miles from West Plains, MO

    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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    Springfield - Des Arc Bridge

    West Plains, Arkansas

    108.4 miles from West Plains, MO

    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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    Lost History Museum

    Valles Mines, Missouri

    116.9 miles from West Plains, MO

    This 1749 house museum is haunted, and travellers driving past claim to have seen the apparition of a soldier staring down into the street. Other activity reported here includes people being touched by unseen hands, and strange anomalies have shown up in photographs taken at the property. (Submitted by Callum ...


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    Arkansas Tech University

    Russellville, Arkansas

    122.2 miles from West Plains, MO

    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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