Haunted Places in Westerville, Nebraska



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    Broken Bow Library

    Broken Bow, Nebraska

    13.3 miles from Westerville, NE

    Staff have reported voices in heated arguments in the southeastern corner of the building near closing time. Also heard have been the voices of children laughing and playing accompanied by cold chills.


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    Arrow Historic Hotel and Pub

    Broken Bow, Nebraska

    13.5 miles from Westerville, NE

    There have been many strange reports of paranormal activity in the hotel, which is still in operation. Staff have reportedly seen a grey-haired walking around the building after closing hours, but upon investigating have found no one there, as well as a ghostly man sitting in the cigar room. The ...


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    Jenners Park

    Loup City, Nebraska

    23.5 miles from Westerville, NE

    Witnesses at Jenners Park, a former zoo with its old cages still intact, say the sound of disembodied childlike laughter can be heard here at night.


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    Kearney Area Children's Museum

    Kearney, Nebraska

    48.4 miles from Westerville, NE

    At the Kearney Area Children's Museum, the basement is rumored to be haunted. Said to be full of "strange equipment" with unusual stains all over the walls, some witnesses say the temperature dropped suddenly, their hair stood on end and they got a very uneasy feeling.


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    Plumer Street House

    Maxwell, Nebraska

    63.1 miles from Westerville, NE

    The Plumer Street house is near the center of town along the first part of the street nearest Maxwell Road. The 2-story house is the site of many tortured souls and has been the site of many deaths. From the house have come wails and cries of tortured infants, and ...


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    Fox Theatre

    North Platte, Nebraska

    73.8 miles from Westerville, NE

    Built in 1929 by former Nebraska governor Keith Neville, the former Fox Theatre is now the Neville Center for the Performing Arts. Witnesses say that in the balcony lighting booth, a spirit causes sudden temperature drops and sometimes touches their hands.


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    McCabe Hotel and Building

    North Platte, Nebraska

    73.9 miles from Westerville, NE

    This former historic hotel is now believed to be abandoned, but former tenants reportedly heard footsteps and strange noises on the third floor when there was no one around. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Hastings College

    Hastings, Nebraska

    76.5 miles from Westerville, NE

    The ghost of a music professor is said to show up in the music hall as an apparition or an orb. He also is said to turn lights on and off. Also, the Altman Hall is said to be haunted by namesake Clara Altman, who is said to act as ...


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    Witch's Grave

    Aurora, Nebraska

    79.9 miles from Westerville, NE

    The ancient, isolated grave in the Aurora city cemetery, the "witch’s grave," has a mossy tombstone and a protruding marker, said to be a warning to deter others from witchcraft. So the story goes, the "witch" was eccentric, which was enough for the townsfolk to label her a witch and ...


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    Shirley K's Coffee Shop

    Cambridge, Nebraska

    87.2 miles from Westerville, NE

    This quaint coffee shop and pharmacy store is haunted by two ghosts, according to employees. During the hours between dusk and dawn, the owner of the place has reportedly seen the apparition of an elderly man in an old-fashioned magenta suit, whilst another member of staff saw a woman ...


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    Haunted Bridge

    Westerville, Nebraska

    90.7 miles from Westerville, NE

    The 1885 story of the haunted bridge begins with Tom Jones and his widowed sister Elizabeth Taylor, who were fighting with their neighbors over their cattle getting into their neighbors' crops. Tom and Elizabeth felt unsafe over the turmoil and bought a shotgun. Soon after, some men were cutting trees ...


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    Devil's Canyon

    McCook, Nebraska

    101 miles from Westerville, NE

    A dirt road located 7 miles north of McCook on East 11th Street leads to what locals have named Devil's Canyon. Its story is old and sad: Over 100 years ago a man is said to have killed his wife and kids here, then killed himself. Nicknamed The Duke, his ...


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    Centennial Hall

    Valentine, Nebraska

    118.3 miles from Westerville, NE

    Visitors to Nebraska's oldest standing school building, built in 1897, may see more than just the museum exhibits. Legend has it that in 1944, a girl was fatally poisoned while playing her clarinet; the poison was found on her reed. Her apparition has been glimpsed along with a generally bad ...


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    Libby's Steakhouse

    Springfield, South Dakota

    126.2 miles from Westerville, NE

    Some say the basement of Libby’s Steakhouse, formerly Hoch Drugstore, was haunted by the ghost of a girl, whose apparition was glimpsed once. Witnesses say bowls will fall over if the basement door is left open, and folks have noticed an uneasy feeling on the basement stairs. Rumor has it ...


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