Haunted Places in Whitewater, Kansas



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    Wilbur's Grocery Store

    Potwin, Kansas

    7.2 miles from Whitewater, KS

    This historic building is now a grocery store, but was a former orphanage and home for wayward women. People working here have reported objects moving around by themselves, feeling cold spots and smelling coffees when no one is around. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Belle Vista Cemetery

    El Dorado, Kansas

    19.4 miles from Whitewater, KS

    Ghost tourists who stop around the grave of Clara Wiley, a woman who was murdered in the 1900s, find that their cameras seem to malfunction. The cemetery also is said to be haunted by a ghost called Two Moons, whose bones were said to have been dug up during the ...


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    Drury Plaza Hotel Broadview

    Wichita, Kansas

    22 miles from Whitewater, KS

    Some strange occurrences reported in this hotel include lights that flicker only in the guest rooms (not the hallways), and violently shaking doors. Also, the furniture is rearranged within seconds of a person leaving a room.


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    Central Plains Novelty Store

    Wichita, Kansas

    22.4 miles from Whitewater, KS

    This original historic building is over one hundred years old, and the staff here have reported many instances of paranormal activity. Staff and customers have reported smelling perfume when there is no one around and hearing disembodied footsteps on the upper floor. Strange lights and figures in period clothing have ...


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    Doctor W.B. Jones House

    Florence, Kansas

    22.6 miles from Whitewater, KS

    This historic abandoned house was built in 1879, and was formerly the residence of a doctor and his family. People have reportedly seen the apparition of the doctor staring down at them from the upper floor of the house. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Kansas Aviation Museum

    Wichita, Kansas

    24 miles from Whitewater, KS

    Employees at the museum say they have heard slamming doors, old-fashioned music, and happily chatting voices, and they even have seen the apparition of a man in a 1940s hat. Among the 40 old planes here is said to be least one haunted one: A yellow crop duster is said ...


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    Beaumont Hotel

    Beaumont, Kansas

    39.8 miles from Whitewater, KS

    Allegedly haunted by a cowboy called Zeke who was shot and killed by the innkeeper in its stagecoach heyday. People claim to see the apparition of a cowboy, hear the jangle of spurs and also claim that objects move on their own.


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    Reno County Museum

    Hutchinson, Kansas

    43 miles from Whitewater, KS

    The buildings that make up the Reno County Museum are both over 100 years old. There were several deaths recorded in the Rosemont apartment building,one of the buildings that became the Reno County Museum. Former staff and visitors have reported hearing strange noises and seeing the apparition of a little girl ...


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    Fox Theater

    Hutchinson, Kansas

    43.1 miles from Whitewater, KS

    Doors slam late at night, theater seats lift and lower as if someone unseen is using them, and in 2001, the glass from a fire extinguisher panel broke by itself when no one was around.


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    Hutchinson Public Library

    Hutchinson, Kansas

    43.3 miles from Whitewater, KS

    Ida Day Holzapfel, according to local lore, is the ghost who haunts the library. The former librarian, who began working here in 1915, may never have left. She is said to reside in the basement, watching over her beloved library. She left in 1954 to become a catalog librarian for ...


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    Hutchinson Municipal Court

    Hutchinson, Kansas

    43.4 miles from Whitewater, KS

    At this city courthouse, the fifth floor is said to be haunted by the spirit of a woman. Her apparition in white has been spotted, and she is blamed for slamming doors and files that appear to have been moved or tampered with.


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    The Devil's Washboard - Donmyer Road

    Gypsum, Kansas

    49.9 miles from Whitewater, KS

    The Devil's Washboard, a group of three steep hills along Donmyer Road, has a harrowing history. Reports say that in the 1950s, seven local teens were racing in a car when they slammed into the bank, killing some or all of them. The wrecked car was placed upon posts at ...


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    Wildmead Cemetery

    Nickerson, Kansas

    53.2 miles from Whitewater, KS

    Legend has it that this cemetery has a guardian, one who may appear as a woman, a light, or even a demon. Those who visit the cemetery because they have family buried there will be protected by the guardian. But those who come only to cause trouble? Beware!


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    The Cottage House Bed and Breakfast

    Council Grove, Kansas

    59.9 miles from Whitewater, KS

    This historic hotel dates back to the mid-nineteenth century, and was formerly a boarding house and apartment block prior to its restoration and conversion to a bed and breakfast inn. Rumour has it that the building houses some ghostly tenants that never left, but reports are very generalised and ...


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    Rocky Ford Bridge - Bird Bridge

    Emporia, Kansas

    62.6 miles from Whitewater, KS

    Legend has it that a preacher and his mistress drugged his wife and killed her by pushing her car over the side of the bridge. Now, they say, her screams can be heard and her ghost walks to shore from the water. A film is reported to have been made ...


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    Old Abilene Town

    Abilene, Kansas

    65.5 miles from Whitewater, KS

    This recreation of "Old Town Abilene" features mock gunfights, shopping at the "General Store," and if some people are to be believed, ghosts! In fact, the "Ghost Tours of Kansas" company listed Old Abilene Town as the most haunted spot in the state in 2012. We don't have ...


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    Rivendell Book Store

    Abilene, Kansas

    65.9 miles from Whitewater, KS

    Bookstore owners have reported shadowy figures, the unexplained sound of jingle bells at Christmastime, and books that seemed to be pushed off of shelves by unseen hands. It is reported that, appropriately, one of the books that fell off the shelves was called "Living with Ghosts."


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    Safari Mark's Bar and Bistro

    Sedan, Kansas

    78.2 miles from Whitewater, KS

    Dating back to 1904, the historic 'Bradford Hotel' is now a bar and bistro called 'Safari Mark's'. The place is said to be haunted by the ghost of Andrew Eaton (otherwise known as Indian Slim), a local character who had a reputation as a gambler and a champion horse ...


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    Moon Lake

    Fort Riley, Kansas

    78.9 miles from Whitewater, KS

    Near Moon Lake is reportedly a Chief's Circle. Witnesses describe what look like fireflies in sets of two that stay close to the ground, whoops and howls. The lights are rumored to be the eyes of braves' spirits protecting the area.


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    Lorenz Schlichter Memorial Cemetery - Child's Play Cemetery

    Le Roy, Kansas

    79.9 miles from Whitewater, KS

    Legend has it that if you drive your clean car to this cemetery and sit for about 5 minutes (during which you may hear a loud thud on the vehicle), and then drive away, you will find a large handprint on your back window and several child-size handprints all over ...


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    Fort Riley

    Milford, Kansas

    81.3 miles from Whitewater, KS

    At this 1850s Civil War fort, visitors may see more than war relics. According to local legend, an apparition of a woman in chains can be seen walking across the fields, and a group of spectral riders appear on the Cavalry Parade Field. One dismounts, and the rest ride away. ...


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    Alma Cemetery

    Alma, Kansas

    85.9 miles from Whitewater, KS

    Visitors here may see orbs and mists, some which have occurred in photographs. The Devils Chair is also a thing of legend. Folks say those who sit in it will be cursed by the ghost of an evil farmer who refused to sell his land to a city for the ...


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    Poncan Theatre

    Ponca City, Oklahoma

    87.2 miles from Whitewater, KS

    One of Ponca City's oldest buildings, the theater is the site of disembodied footsteps, disappearing apparitions, and the sound of Native American drums. To add to the eerieness, a stain on the ceiling resembling blood is said to mysteriously reappear whenever it is scrubbed clean or painted over.


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    Elcado Cemetery

    Peru, Kansas

    88.5 miles from Whitewater, KS

    A reported misty white figure that flits through the trees as well as unexplained voices, laughter, and chain-rattling make this an eerie spot, and a hangout for town teens.


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    East Stadium - Purple Masque Theatre

    Manhattan, Kansas

    89.7 miles from Whitewater, KS

    The Stadium was dedicated in the early '20s in remembrance of students and graduates who died in WWI. The East Stadium was the college's athletic center until the 1950s, when a new athletic center was built. After this, the Purple Masque Theatre occupied Rooms 109 and 121 on the first ...


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    Old Saint Mary Hospital

    Manhattan, Kansas

    89.7 miles from Whitewater, KS

    Old Saint Mary Hospital was built in 1907, which is no longer a hospital, is said to be haunted by two spirits from its hospital days. One is a night nurse who fell to her death down an elevator shaft, seen carrying a tray and a candle on the first ...


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    Wolf House Museum

    Manhattan, Kansas

    89.9 miles from Whitewater, KS

    Apparitions of men with canes in top hats have been reported here, as well as phantom conversations and dishes being violently thrown against the wall. Legend has it that the museum building was once a brothel, and one of its workers was murdered there... and fast-forward to several years later: ...


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    Kansas State University

    Manhattan, Kansas

    90.2 miles from Whitewater, KS

    Kansas State University's Pi Kappa Phi fraternity house is rumored to be haunted by a former fraternity brother named Duncan, who died from a hazing accident. And the Gamma Phi Beta Sorority House is said to be haunted by a former house mother who was murdered by the house cook. ...


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    Midland Railroad Hotel

    Wilson, Kansas

    93.2 miles from Whitewater, KS

    Built at the turn of the twentieth century, this historic hotel was the site of an inferno in 1902 that gutted the building, and it has been established that several guests perished in the blaze that took place. Guests staying on the third floor have reportedly smelt smoke and ...


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    101 Ranch

    Ponca City, Oklahoma

    93.4 miles from Whitewater, KS

    The 101 Ranch was a cowboy hangout in the early 1900s, and legend has it that ghosts remain here from that time. Will Rogers was among its guests. Witnesses say melancholy cowboy melodies and residual phantom voices can be heard around the site.


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    Labadie Mansion

    Copan, Oklahoma

    96.2 miles from Whitewater, KS

    The rumor mill tells of a man who murdered his wife here in 1935, which may be the spark for the odd happenings. Only a wall and the foundation still exist, as the once beautiful mansion has been ravaged by time and 2 fires. Some witnesses say their flashlights suddenly ...


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    The Columbian Theatre

    Wamego, Kansas

    96.9 miles from Whitewater, KS

    A great many weird things have been reported in the Columbian Theater: Props seem to move when no one was there to move them, lights turn on and off by themselves, and folks have reported hearing moans, groans, and the sound of someone unseen climbing stairs. A fire alarm once ...


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    Bird Creek School

    Pawhuska, Oklahoma

    97.5 miles from Whitewater, KS

    The old one-room schoolhouse for Native American children was built in the early 1900s. Legend has it that if you write your name on the blackboard and leave, when you come back later, the board will have been wiped clean by unseen hands.


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    Constantine Arts Council and Theatre

    Pawhuska, Oklahoma

    100.2 miles from Whitewater, KS

    The historic building is haunted by the spirit of Sappho Constantine Brown, the daughter of a former theatre owner. Workmen refurbishing the building during the 1980's were the first to encounter her apparition, which was often accompanied by light footsteps. The sounds of a phantom brawl has also been ...


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    Dewey Hotel Museum

    Dewey, Oklahoma

    104.4 miles from Whitewater, KS

    Visitors to this 1899 hotel-turned-museum have supposedly felt a male presence in an upstairs bedroom, possibly that of town founder Jacob Bartle's. Submitted by Callum Swift


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    Achenbach Memorial Hospital

    Hardtner, Kansas

    105 miles from Whitewater, KS

    Reported occurrences that seem to speak for the hospital being haunted are many, including 1) The first-floor men's room is said to always be 15-20 degrees colder than the rest of the building; 2) Witnesses describe a feeling of being watched by something unseen; 3) Bloody footprints can be seen ...


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    Frank and Lola's

    Bartlesville, Oklahoma

    105.6 miles from Whitewater, KS

    Located in the 1910 Buford & Son Building, this historic bar and restaurant is rumoured to be haunted by a female spirit dating back to when the premises served as a brothel. Legend says that the ghost is that of a murdered prostitute named Estelle, who has been seen ...


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    Blind Tiger Brewery

    Topeka, Kansas

    106.7 miles from Whitewater, KS

    The brewery and restaurant is believed to be haunted by the ghost of a woman named Helen. Strange noises have been heard in the building by staff, and people have observed strange lights moving around the brewery after it has closed down for the night. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Jesse Creek Cemetery

    Bartlesville, Oklahoma

    107 miles from Whitewater, KS

    This abandoned and overgrown cemetery is reported to be near Haunted Hill and Circle Mountain off CR 2700, and lies in an open field near an abandoned landscape business. Folks report that those who try to use digital cameras to take pictures here find that their cameras are not working ...


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    Kansas State Capitol

    Topeka, Kansas

    109.2 miles from Whitewater, KS

    The early-1900s Capitol building, also known as the People's House, is said to be haunted by a worker who died on the job. Local legend has it that, since town recods show the man was never paid his last check, as he had no surviving family, the ghost still works ...


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    Jayhawk Tower

    Topeka, Kansas

    109.4 miles from Whitewater, KS

    The Jayhawk Tower was originally the "Hotel Jayhawk," built in the 1930s. It has since become a popular stop along local ghost hunting tours. The ghost stories are so well known that the Jayhawk Tower even hosted the performance of a play dedicated to claims of paranormal activity ...


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    Moose Lodge #555

    Topeka, Kansas

    111.4 miles from Whitewater, KS

    The three ghosts believed to haunt the Moose Lodge are a policeman who was shot to death by a burglar on the roof and two women. A member of the cleaning staff reported a trash bag that flew across the room.


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    Holton House Bed and Breakfast

    Holton, Kansas

    128.6 miles from Whitewater, KS

    The manor house was previously a funeral parlour before being refurbished to a bed and breakfast, and guests have reported ghostly activity such as voices coming out of the dining room when there is no one around. Guests have also reported seeing shadowy apparitions in their rooms at night. (Submitted by ...


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