Warning: Any places listed in the Haunted Places
requires permission to visit or investigate. Many of the places are patrolled
by the authorities, trespassers will be prosecuted.
Alma - Alma Cemetery - The Alma Cemetery is haunted for two reasons. One is the
people who are buried there and refuse to leave. Some pictures have been taken
during the night up there. (It's the best time.) The pictures were
unbeleivable, there were orbs and mist figures in the pictures. Reason two is
the legend of the Devil's Chair. The story is that in the 1800s a real old mean
farmer owned the land that is now the cemetery. About that same time Alma was
being built. Towns officials had been trying to get him to sell his land so
they could use it for the new town's cemetery. But he kept refusing to sell it.
One day while at his well getting water someone came up from behind him and
pushed him into the well. Than about a week later the town officials come out
to the farm to try and to get him to sell again. And one of them noticed a
smell from the well. The sheriff said it was nothing and ordered for the well
to be boarded and locked and that no one is suppose to talk about. So the
farmers land became the town's cemetery. Than in the 1980s some teens decided
to go out there and see if they can see the ghost of the old man. One of the
teens dared another to sit on top of the closed well. The teen did as he was
dared, but suddenly the group heard a s ound behind them and turned to see what
it was and there was nothing there. So when they turned around to see if there
friend was still sitting there. But he wasn't. Thinking that it was a joke he
was playing they left and figured they'd see him tomorrow. But the teen was
never seen again. Over the years there have been other stories of people
sitting on the Devil's Chair and never being seen again. Some people say that
it's the farmer reaching through the now old rotted broken boards and getting
revenge on the town that took his land away from him. People call it the
Devil's Chair because the man was evil when he was alive and is still evil
Alma - Wabaunsee High School - Wabaunsee High School is the Haunted by past
students and teachers. Most of the students groups are those of students who
never got to graduate from the high school because they died while attending
it. Teachers and even students have experienced strange things, which occur
mostly on the third floor of the building. Things usually occur when someone is
on the floor alone. One time the junior- senior class English teacher was alone
in her classroom grading paper. Her door is right across the hall for the
school’s auditorium and she noticed that the lights in auditorium were
flickering on and off and there were voices coming from it. She thought that it
was some students that had stayed in the building and were goofing off. So she
went to check it but the door was locked, a nd the kept flickering. So she went
to back to her classroom and got her key. As soon as she unlocked and opened
the door the lights and the voices stopped. So she peaked in side but saw
nothing. As she walked out she was stunned at what she saw, every single locker
on the floor was wide open, even the ones that had padlocks on them. She slowly
closed the auditorium door and locked it and as she was locking it all the
locker doors slammed shut. She was so scared that she left the high school
without locking her classroom door. Another time the same teacher was again
grading papers by herself in her classroom. She suddenly heard music coming
from the auditorium, so she grabbed her key went to the door unlocked it and
opened it. She almost passed out at what she saw, she saw a ghostly looking
lady playing an instrument. The figure was of a teacher who used to teacher
band at the high school, she had died a few years ago of cancer. So when you
walk the third floor hall of Wabaunsee High School alone beware of what you
Arcadia - the church of Gods word - When in this church day or night you can
see shadows of people things come on when they are not plugged in and the
lights come on by there self
Atchison - The Globe - The local newspaper office's are said to be haunted by
the ghost of an editor who died under mysterious circumstances. Several people
who have been working lat e at night have been or heard the locked back door
open and close by itself.
Atchison - Jackson Park - It is said that on the stroke of midnight the
terrifying screams of "Molly" can be heard. Molly was a beautiful
young woman out with her date after prom. The next day Molly was found dead,
hanging by her neck in one of the park trees down in the hallow of the park,
her clothes torn. Some believe that her date got to excited and killed her when
she refused to go all the way with him. No one will ever know, no one was ever
charged with her murder.
Barnes - Coon Creek Bridge - This bridge is located about five miles south of
Barnes on All American Road. People claim to have seen the ghostly form of a
young girl wandering through the woods on the east side of this bridge. There
have never been any knownincidents where anybody has died on or near this
bridge. What her purpose for being there is unknown. She seems lost as she
wanders back and forth. She is seen often but she never makes a sound. Most
sightings come just before sunrise.
Beaumont - The Beaumont Hotel- The spirit of a murdered cowboy walks the top
floor halls of this nineteenth century building.
Blue Rapids - Schroyer Cemetery - Upon a hill there is a cemetery. It's unlike
any other cemetery; It has no real paths leading up to it. It is an area about
one half of an acre where several members of the Schroyer family were bu ried
in the late 1800's. Today only one grave remains, the grave of Mr. Schroyer
himself. There have been multiple reports of Blue orbs floating around and even
reports of Demonic voices and an old man walking through the cemetery. There
has also been a child sited with hair all over him. This is believed to be the
child, which was born with horrible deformities and dissapeared. - Like any
other place on the Haunted Paces List, this is a reminder to to always get
permission before you investigate and HAVE RESPECT for the places listed.
Burlingame - US 56 & 189th Street - There have been reports for years of a
man dressed in black walks the highway and disappears.
Burlington - Childs Play Cemetery - go wash your vehicle to great cleanliness
on the bottoms and windows. Go down this gravel road and stop and check your car.
Make note of any prints or anything on your car. Then go in to the cemetery
stop and sit for about five minutes. You will probably hear a loud thud on your
car. Thats when you leave. When you get to the next town, grab a flashlight or
whatnot and look at your car. You will have a large handprint on your back
glass, and lots of little handprints on your car body.
Canton - Jones Cemetery - Supposedly on nights with a full moon you could see
the shadow of a body hanging from a tree and hear the hoof beats.
Chanute - C&H lanes - a woman has died there she was bowling=2 0and her
finger got shuck in the ball and the ball clobbered her in the head. it is
known to be haunted. When you go there you can here foot steps and doors in the
girls bathroom shudder. the pins will knock down by themselves and no one is
around. the lights flicker when she's mad. IT IS LOCATED BY THE ROYSTER
Chanute - Wal-Mart super center - when they changed Wal-mart to a super center
a man who died(1978) in the parking lot was mad. now he haunts Wal-mart. he is
known to play in the children’s isle. (when he’s happy) but when he’s mad
everything get cold an the power goes out on Halloween. stuff gets lost, and
only children can see him. things get out of places. when children follow him
they don't come back...
Clay Center - Hawks Landing Creek - It's a creek where people have died before.
Sometimes you can hear little girls screaming in the distance, you might see,
or feel, this completely black shape shifter, or you might just get a really
bad vibe but if you go there at night, it is terrifying.
Coffeyville - Brown Mansion - This is a turn of the 20th century mansion that
has had more than its share of tragedy. Despite his wealth, Mr. Brown lost all
of his children but one in childhood. In the basement, employees tell of
hearing bowling balls striking pins where the alley used to be. In the 3rd
story ballroom, cherry tobacco smoke can sometimes be smelled in the old
smoking room, as well as partygoers being heard. A dashing man in a smoking
jacket is sometimes seen upstairs as well.
Coffeyville - Elmwood Cemetery - This is one of the oldest cemeteries in
Coffeyville and has many graves over 100 years old, including the graves of the
fallen Dalton Gang and the town's Defenders from the gun battle of October 5,
1892 that ensued when the Dalton Gang attempted to rob two banks at once in
downtown Coffeyville. The cemetery is a favorite dare of the college students
in town to visit after midnight. Strange noises, shadows chasing visitors, and
creepy feelings are not scarce.
Cummings - Chautauqua County - Round Mound Cemetery - A witch haunts this old
cemetery, the wind does not blow at the cemetery even though its on top of a
round hill. This place even made TIME magazine years ago as one of the most
haunted places on earth. If you go there late enough you can hear the dead
scream from there graves.
Derby - Derby cemetery - you can often read the tombstones, and you'll all of a
sudden feel that someone is their, it is un explainable. it is also said
apparitions can be seen every once in a while
Diphtheria Hill - Clay Center - An old cemetery on a hill near Clay Center
where people with diphtheria were buried alive. If you go outthere and listen
real carefully, you can hear babies crying and children playing.Dodge City -
Fort Dodge - still stands and in use as a retirement home20for old solders. The
building there is 150 years old and holds many spirits and is not for the faint
Dodge City - Ft. Dodge - Barn - This is a old barn at the edge of Ft. Dodge at
3:30 every morning all the light come on and all of thedoors come open even the
door at the very top of the barn the one they threw hay out of nobody new why
this happened so the security guard did some research to find out this is the
time the people used to milked all of the cows.
Dodge City - Old Dodge City High School - (Now Soul Intermediate Center) - An
old high school built in the 1800's. The true nature of the haunting has been
lost in legend and lies, but one thing still holds true, there are ghosts in
the halls in the basement of the school and the library. Several spirits reside
within the school, not all of them friendly. There are several passageways that
have been blocked off underground the school, legend says a young man was
exploring down there after hours, knocked himself out and died shortly there
after. Workers were tearing down the set. One of the tear down procedures was
two or three of them would walk around the school and take down the flyers
promoting the play. they descended to the lowest level where the basement
hallways connect with the commons area and the library. While walking into an
unlit area they heard the door to the library open and slam and then a laugh.
They all sprinted towards the doors, only20to find them locked with no one in
sight and no one in the library. All of a sudden one of the other people came
around the corner, the flyer had been ripper from her hand and torn twice. Now
the halls have been revamped and children attend school there, but time will
only tell if that has scared away the ghosts of Dodge City Senior High School.
Dodge City - Saint Mary's - Saint Mary's is an old church (no longer used)
which is connected to the college. A nun was walking down the first flight of
stairs near the doors and had tripped and fallen to her death. From personal
experience, (the doors usually arent locked), you can hear the moaning of an
old woman a the bottom of the steps, but when you turn the corner, all sounds
Ellis - Ellis High School - Lockers slamming, The toilet in the girls bathroom
flushes by itself all of the time, accompanied by chills.
Ellis - Jail Cell - In the bottom of the Railroad Museum there is an old jail
cell, (used for storage.) It is said that during the flood of 58there was still
someone locked up in the cell. He drowned and died, and up to this day you can
noises and see figures walk past the windows.
Emporia - Bird Bridge - There is an old one lane bridge in the country south of
Empor that a preacher and his mistress had drugged his wife and pushed her car
over the side into the water below. Late at night, if you are in that ar ea,
you can here the screams of a woman and see an apparition walking to shore down
below. There just happens to have been a movie made of the murder in this area.
It is an early 80's movie called "Murder Ordained".
Eudora - There is supposed to be a ghost of a woman who killed herself by
jumping in front of a train. She did this because herboyfriend was killed in WW
Fort Irwin - Community Hospital - the fire alarm often go off in this building.
The alarm wires are no longer hooked up because the fire marshal and the fire
department are tired of going and resetting the alarms.
Fort Leavenworth - There are several old officers houses on historic Fort
Leavenworth that are haunted, faces can be seen in the back of the fireplaces
and strange noises heard at night. Many believe the ghosts are spirits of
inmates who were executed at the United States Disciplinary Barracks on Fort
Leavenworth, and the ghost of those buried in the National Cemetery located
just beyond the prison walls.
Fort Riley - The Artillery Parade Field - has a woman wrapped in chains that
frequently haunts there.
Fort Riley - The Infantry Parade Field - used to be the polo field is haunted
by two gentleman on horseback playing Polo and they aren't exactly the most
congenial of gentlemen they get upset when they are interrupted.
Fort Riley - Main Post - Witnesses report seeing the apparition of a n old nurse/caretaker.
Fort Scott - Old Fort - There have been hundreds of sightings here of soldiers
from the Civil War and fog-like apparitions sifting up the chimney in the
officers' quarters. This fort was built in the 1800's during Bleeding Kansas
and border wars with Missouri. People have also reported seeing ghosts in the
Galena - Witch's grave - There is a grave of a so-called-witch hidden in the
back of a cemetery on a tall hill north of the town. Peoplehave stayed there
overnight to see if it was haunted just to hear weird sounds like mumbling and
sometimes see a strange figure walking around just to disappear next to a tree.
Garden City - Main Street's Brocken Home - In the small town of Garden City
across from Stevens park. There are some very oldapartments. Which were closed
for disclosed reasons. Some believe a boy had a jealous uncle. Who was jealous
of his brother because he stole his girlfriend and told their boy he was going
to kill his older brother and his ex-girlfriend. And the boy tried to tell the
police but they wouldn’t listen and later he went up to the apartments and
found his parents dead. And since no one would listen he broke out some of the
stairs so he would be safe from his uncle and u can still see him looking out
the window for his uncle. No one knows what happened to the boy.
Gordon - Old Corn Field - Its out in the back part of Gordon. If you go to the
stop sign on the dirt road right past the railroad tracks late at night and sit
in your car with the lights turned off, you'll see several red-orange lights
that look like running lights of a 18-wheeler. We’ve seen it personally, and
tried to follow, but nothing was there...there was also no dust thrown up from
what would have been a car. It's been rumored that several people have been
Greatbend - Komarek House - - moving furniture and other items have been
Greatbend - Pawnee Rock - The rock - It is said that the ghost of Indians
battling can be heard, Also a few years ago a man killed his wife’s lover there
it is said ghosts remain from this as well.
Gypsum - Devils Washboard - The Happy Seven - Back in the 50's 7 high school
kids were out raising hell while driving drunk and drove over three treacherous
hills that follow in a row. Each one getting steeper and steeper and on the
last one they actually hit the side of it crushing there car into a very
compact box! True story. The town’s police had the car put up on a high wooden
platform on the side of the road at the exact spot they died, to teach the rest
of the towns teenagers from making the same mistake. Thing is don't go messing
around and try even though it’s a thrill ride, you will wreck or almost lose it
and it's said if you try it. You can hear the young teenagers scr eaming. This
is very dangerous, drive with caution.
Hartner - Auchenba - it is very very haunted. In the 1st floor men’s room it is
always 15 to 20 degrees cooler the rest of the building and you feel as if you
are being watched. In the basement there is the old morgue and you can see
bloody footprints on the floor, walls and ceiling. On the 3rd floor you will
here a toilet flush with no one in the bathroom and the elevator runs up and
down on it's own. You can also see the ghost of Charlie Auchenba. There are a number
of cold spots and areas where you feel as though you are being watched. You can
also see the shadow of a person standing on the ledge in several of the rooms
on 3rd floor. I would warn people about going there now cause it was sold and
the guy that owns it WILL call the cops on you if you are caught trespassing.
However, if you can get permission to check it out it is well worth it.
Hays - Old Fort Hays - In 1867, a drummer named Ephriam Polly and his wife
Elizabeth, stopped at Fort Hays. While staying there, a terrible Cholera
epidemic struck the fort. It is not known what happened to Ephriam, but
Elizabeth Polly stayed on at the fort tirelessly nursing sick soldiers. In the
late afternoon, she would take a moment to walk to her favorite spot that was
an isolated hilltop west of the fort. She would rest there and enjoy the peace
and quiet. Elizabeth Polly eventually contracted Cholera and died=2 0in the
fall of 1867. She was given a full military funeral and was buried at her
favorite spot on the hilltop. In the 1960's, a marker was erected there that
read "The Lonely Grave." It is very difficult to get to by vehicle
and the last hundred yards must be covered by foot. The ghost of Elizabeth
Polly has been seen many times over the years haunting the lonely hilltop that
she had frequented so often in life.
Hiawatha - The Piano House - In the late 1800's, during a family well-digging
get together, after the new well was dug, a pregnantwoman fell into the old
well, and despite efforts of many men, she was never retrieved and died. Now
you can see her in a bloody white nightgown, standing in the bedroom window of
the house. It is also said that the piano moves from room to room on its own.
Holcomb - Holcomb Elementary School - A janitor was cleaning a bathroom when he
fell, hit his head, and died. He comes once a year at midnight and rings the
Hutchinson - City Court House - 5th Floor - Witnesses have seen and heard a
ghost of a woman She seems to be all in white. Files and different items turn up
missing of messed with. Also doors slamming.
Hutchinson - Hutchinson Public Library - The ghost that is reputed to haunt the
Hutchinson Public library is that of former librarian, Ida Day Holzapfel.
Hutchinson - Screaming Well - A boy and a girl fell down th e well and died.
Now at night you can hear their screams, but if you listen up close a white
hand grabs you and pulls you in. !!WARNING - the well is caving in - DONT GET
Hutchinson - Trinity Catholic High School - The Ghost of a former priest has
been seen walking the halls of this high school. He is said to be watching over
the students as walks the halls. Most incidents occurred at night, and have
been witnessed by faculty, and some students.
Independence - LeHunt - LeHunt is an old abandoned cement plant outside of
Independence, now in ruins. Also onsite is an oldcemetery. The ruins are said
to be haunted by the ghost of a worker who died there. There is also evidence
that people have gathered there to perform some sort of magic rituals.
Jetmore - There is a popular curve on a dirt road three miles west of Jetmore.
In the early 1900's on Halloween night, some kids came around the curve and
lost control of their vehicle. Every one of them died. If you go out there on
Halloween, you will hear the kids screaming along with the sound of their car.
It is also said that a farmer had his tractor parked in the field where the
accident happened. The tractor disappeared without a trace. It has never been
Kansas city - Sauer "castle" - Now on the historical registry. The
"story" goes that the owner left his wife to go off to war during the
Civil war. She received a letter toward=2 0the end of the war from him stating
that he would arrive on a particular ferry and to wait for him there. She went
down to the river to await his arrival. When the last person departed the boat,
she was so distraught, thinking that he had died, she went home and
"hung" herself from what is known as the houses bell tower. It is
actually just a "lookout" tower. Her husband had missed his ferry and
arrived on the next. When she wasn't there waiting, he went home to find her
body. He, then being so grief stricken, shot himself with his revolver and died
next to her. Neighbors have spoken of many noises, laughter, crying, shouting,
coming from the house. Doors opening and closing. They have witnessed strange
"lights" in the bell tower, and on the grounds. - There of course is
no trespassing, but you can see the house clearly from the street on Shawnee
Road. - Always busy at Halloween when its been said that people have seen two
"shapes" dancing in the bell tower.
Kearney - University of Nebraska - One of the dorms on the main campus is
haunted by the ghost of a college girl who hung herself in the room. Students,
faculty and staff have reported banging doors, rattling windows and footsteps.
Lawrence - Eldridge Hotel - There is an original cornerstone that was used to
rebuild the hotel after Quatril's Raid burned it down. On the 5th level, room
506 contains a "portal spirit to the spirit world. There have been
examples of flashing lights, breath20marks on recently cleaned mirrors, and
doors shutting on their own.
Lawrence - Haskell Indian school - Indian children crying and roaming about the
campus looking for their parents.
Lawrence - Haskell Indian Nations University - Haskell is a know sight for
countless paranormal activity. The campus itself dates back to the 1800's when
the US Government built Haskell Institute to help control the Native American
population and assimilate them into mainstream America. Native American
children were taken from their reservations and sent to schools like Haskell to
teach them how to be white Americans. All aspects of their Native American
heritage was stripped from them and they were forced to act as the Government
felt appropriate. Countless reports and documents held in the National Archives
office in Kansas City tell stories of children beaten and abused for using
their Native tongue, or for acting out of conduct. The University of Kansas
forensic labs hold several remains of children found buried throughout the
Haskell Campus. Many rumors are speculated about some of the Universities
buildings, which are all some of the oldest in the state of Kansas. Haskell is
an amazing place for those who seek an up and close experience with the
paranormal. The history and horror that this campus holds is unlike any other
place in the world. So, if you are daring, ask for a key to Hiawatha Hall and
see if you can stand to be alone in the building for more than one evening.
Haskell I ndian Nations University is located at 155 Indian Avenue
Lawrence - Haskell Indian Nations University - Bell Tower - From the bell tower
of the church people often will feel someone watching them while walking past
the building. The building has a basement that has a section that has been
sealed off, for reasons unknown. Most feel that whatever is behind those sealed
off walls can explain the spirit that haunts Hiawatha Hall.
Lawrence - Haskell Indian Nations University - Haskell auditorium - is said to
house a spirit that can be seen sitting in the auditorium enjoying a show.
People have also heard the sound of a little girl crying in the backstage area.
Lawrence - Haskell Indian Nations University - Hiawatha Hall - is the oldest
building on the campus and was built by the Methodist church in order to bring
Christianity to the Native children. The church has been closed for decades and
possession of the building has been assumed by the Government and is on the
National record of historic places. It is said to be home of a spirit that
makes no effort to hide itself. Doors will open and close for no reason, even
while propped open with an object.
Lawrence - Haskell Indian Nations University - Pocahontas Hall - is the freshmen
girls dormitory and has been reported to have a haunted basement. The story
goes that a girl hung her self in the basement which houses the girls laundry
facilities. To this day most people20will not go down in the basement in fear
of seeing the girl hanging there from the ceiling.
Lawrence - Haskell Indian Nations University - Just south of Taminend Hall -
there is a small cemetery with about 70 markers of children who died from a
smallpox epidemic that plagued the city of Lawrence for a good year. When you
approach the cemetery don't be afraid if you start to hear the sound of
children crying. This is a common occurrence and has been the reason for
several Native ceremonies to try to bring peace to these children who died
here. One medicine man says that the children will only stop crying when they
have been returned to their home lands.
Lawrence - The Lawrence Community Theatre - Originally a church, the Lawrence
Community Theatre is home to a mysterious presence. Lights habitually
malfunction, set pieces and props move seemingly on their own, and many report
a feeling of being watched.
Lawrence - University of Kansas - Sigma Nu Fraternity - Apparently the ghost of
the mistress of a former governor who lived there. She hung herself and is now
sighted every once in a while. Some ghost hunters came to town and agreed that
something was there. It was Ed Warren and his wife, Lorraine.
Lawrence - Stull Cemetery - is said to be a gateway to the afterlife. I have
been there once. It is closed off and one risks an overnight stay in the
Douglas county jail if they are caught trespassing. It is=2 0an old cemetery
surrounding an abandoned church. Legend holds that any object thrown into the
church regardless of what it is, you will never hear it hit the ground.
Lindsborg - Old Farm near Coronado Heights - There's an old farm house in
Lindsborg that no one whether it be day or night can miss the unmistakable
black tarry looking mist or something that will crawl rapidly and aimlessly
along the grass of the property or even in the house crawling up the walls and
floors, whatever it is it doesn't want you there most of the time it will
eventually start to chase you aggressively day or night. The owner even refuses
to live there, no one has for years.
Louisburg - Louisburg Middle School - A young boy who attended the school years
back had committed suicide due to being bullied. It is said that he roams the
halls late in the night in search of revenge.
Lyons - Old Salt Mine - There is a lady in white who is said to haunt this salt
mine and is looking for her child who got stolen and killed and her husband got
killed in the old salt mine so if you go there at night you will see the lady
Manhattan - Cedar Creek Cemetery - at this place you get a really bad feeling
and you can see a one red eye on a full moon.
Manhattan - Wolf House - Many weird sightings have taken place here. Like Men
in top hats appearing with canes and dishes being thrown from th e wall. Voices
being heard, like conversations between a families. And also it was once an
early whorehouse in which it was to be said that one of the women was killed
there. Than many years later them man who lived there who was the town doctor
committed suicide, and died a very slow and painful death. Now many years later
the house is still abandoned and is used as a very interesting haunted house
for the Boy Scouts of America!
Manhattan - Kansas State University -The Pi Kappa Phi fraternity house -is
haunted by a former frat boy, Duncan, who dies from a hazing incident.
Manhattan - Kansas State University -Gamma Phi Beta Sorority - Founded at
Kansas State in 1957 the Gamma Phi’s are haunted by an old house mom who was
murdered by the cook in jealous affair. it is said that when chicken nuggets
are cooked inside the house blood curdling screams can be heard. needless to
say, chicken nuggets are served very rarely. girls are warned to take heed and
caution when entering the kitchen alone and at night during a quarter moon.
Manhattan - The Purple Masque Theater - on the k-state campus is haunted by
several ghosts. nick a football player killed in a tragic accident rearranges
chairs and makes loud bangings. Another ghost is that of a confederate soldier
that sits in a phantom chair atop the stage.
McPherson - The Cedars - The Cedars is a retirement center, one of the past
residents of the south unit used to walk up and down the halls with a funny
little hat on, years after he died new residents of the facility who had never
met him say during some nights the see a figure with some type of hat on
roaming from room to room, the staff on the noc shift report seeing this figure
McPherson - McPherson Middle School- Haunted by the ghost of a WPA worker who
was killed during the construction of the school. Stories vary, but he may have
been killed in the auditorium. Many teachers over the years have reported
hearing strange noises, footsteps and movements late at night or early in the
morning when no one else should be there.
Medicine Lodge - Flowerpot Mountain - The story of this place has lived among
the locals and not sure if it is fact or myth, however the story goes: In the
early settlers days pioneers settled on flowertop mountain and they believed
the indians were peaceful however one fateful day their opinion changed. The
way this was discovered was through a riddle passed down through generations
about a diary kept by a woman on that spot. The riddle was eventually solved
and revealed a location of the supposed diary. The location was a gnarled tree
at the top of flowertop and sure enough there stood a small dead tree that
stood out from the rest. "Historians" dug up around the tree and
found the diary. The woman talked about how the Indians were peaceful but the
last entry out of nowhere stated. "Indians Hostile". It is alo ng
with the story that every settler was murdered and to this day that gnarled
tree still stands. The odd thing about the tree is that it leans north and its
branches point north while everything on the other side of it is dead, but the
trees around it lean south and the north sides the dead or dieing branches. -
**A few more points of interest about this place** It has been rumored that a
cult was active in this very location back in the late 80s and early 90s and
cows around the area were found dead with one thing wrong, their utters were
sliced off, but not by animals because the cuts were too strait and clean.
Those utters were then sacrificed by the cult on flowertop, a trail that no cow
could have taken leads to the top.
Mission - St. Michaels and All Angels Episcopal Church - There have been
sightings of a ghost haunting the choir room in the basement.
Montgomery - Coffeyville - Dale apartments - Tenants describe shadow
phenomenon, as well as noises from nowhere, doors slamming, screams from
Mulvane - Pizza Hut - Late at night somebody prepares pizza crust. It has been
said when the store is opened in the mornings the music is playing loud. At one
table it appears that somebody has eaten a full course meal.
Ness City - Old Ness County Bank Building - In the 1960's the second floor was
rented as apartments to some older women. After the passed away nobody else
every lived there. To this day many people claim to hear footsteps in the
hallway and when you check to see if anyone was coming there would be no one.
Newton - Old Mill Plaza - Haunted by an old lady that walks around in olden day
cloths very white she is in an old gray dress when followed her she disappears.
Nickerson - Nickerson grave yard - Reports of a gaudian spirit, sometimes
looking like a woman, other times a strange light or a demon. The legend is if
you have famiy burried there then you will never be harmed.
Olathe - Cry Baby Bridge - There are rumors of sacrifices held at the bridge.
It is said that if you go there at night, park in the middle of the bridge,
turn your car off with the windows down, you will hear babies crying. Then when
you go to turn your car on, it will not start!
Olathe - New Century Air Center - This location is the former Olathe Naval Air
Station, a combat pilot training center from WWII through the Vietnam era. The
base was turned over to the local Johnson County Government in the Early 1970s
and converted into a commercial airport, industrial complex and business
center. Sometime in the late 1950s or early 1960s, A botched night landing in
bad weather resulted in a pilot loosing his life when he missed the runway and
ended up a ball of JP4 fire in the side of an aircraft hangar. This hangar
complex on to which, the airport control tower is connected, is the cur rent
home to an Army Reserve Chinook helicopter unit. Paranormal events occur
throughout the building. Security guards report voices, whistles, footsteps on
the floor and on overhead catwalks. Locks refuse to stay locked and doors open
and close without wind or human intervention. Even the occasional apparition
makes an appearance. The New Century Air Center was featured last year on an
A&E special, "Haunted America."
Ottawa - Municipal Auditorium - Footsteps go across the stage when no one is
there. Voices carry on conversations just out of understanding range, usually
downstairs. Chairs may move from where they are set in the mezzanine.
Overland Park - Stanley - Old Stanley Hotel - Old gentlemen that resided in the
hotel who suffered from schizophrenia frequently saw a woman in a white dress
floating over his armoire and when he would reach out to her she would
disappear. Since years have passed several unexplained incidents have occurred
i.e.; The 3rd floor of the old hotel caught fire on July 4th, 1983 and during
the fire some say they saw the devil in the flames. Several occasions footsteps
have been heard coming from the 3rd floor and one incident a person was seen on
the 3rd floor, but no one was ever found. Window shades roll up and down by
themselves. The original owner of the hotel was killed in front of the house,
run over by a horse and buggy. His wife, Maude, never recovered and always felt
George was still with her in the hotel. The hotel is now 126 years old and still
today the unexplained still occurs.
Overland Park - Stonewall Inn - The pizza parlor in the old Stonewall Inn is
accepted by most as no less then haunted. The manager has reported many spooky
occurrences after closing time. Every night after closing time when the manager
is the only one left he locks himself in. He then sets about pushing tables to
the back and stacking chairs after which he retires to his office for a smoke.
More times then would probably be desired he comes back to find the tables pushed
back out and the chairs untracked. Both put back in their original positions by
Paola - Paola High School - the former head of maintenance haunts the school
where he died.
Park City - The Backtrail - One of the ghost was murdered back in these woods
several years ago. It was by her husband who had caught her in a deep love
affair. Little did he now that she was pregnant. Now her soul can't rest. So
she takes it out on the kids who travel this trail. The second tale of a
different ghost is a strange one. Jacob was riding his bike down the trail.
This trail is a pretty easy to ride on except for one spot. We know it as
deadman's curve. We'll when he got to this spot he was picking up speed so he
tried to slam on the brakes. But for some reason his brakes were not working.
So he road his speeding death trap down the wrong path. His front tire hit a
root sticking up from the ground and it sent him flying head first into a tree.
His lifeless body floated down the creek never to be seen again. Some say it
was the wife who killed him.
Parsons - Army Ammunition Plant - An explosion in the late 1980s killed two
workers, a man and a woman, and closed the plant for more than two years. When
work resumed in 1990, just in time for the Persian Gulf War, part of the
building was closed. To prevent sympathetic detonation in case of an accident,
work areas were located several hundred yards apart, connected by ramshackle,
unpainted, wasp-infested wooden ramps. Inspectors, supervisors and parts
managers rode old-fashioned bicycles with wire handlebar baskets between areas.
They used thumb-operated bicycle bells to alert other bikers and
"pedestrians" before crossing an intersection or entering an
adjoining hallway. As production of the cluster bombs continued -- with 202
bombs tucked inside each one -- rumors spread that the workers killed by a
single exploding bomblet was haunting the closed area of the plant. Only two of
the employees who survived the explosion returned to the plant, but they each
began to have nightmares about their former co-worker; one was being chased
through the dark, wooden ramps by the woman, whose face was destroyed in the
blast by flying shrapnel. The other survivor was plagued by visions of a male
co-worker being vaporized from the waist up by the explosion, his legs,
shielded by the thick steel work table, beginning to tu rn and run without its
upper body. In the dreams, they kept running. Finally, one night two inspectors
and a parts manager decided to explore the closed ramp. There were no lights in
the area, and the workers hadn't thought to bring a flashlight. Still, they
crept ahead into the dark. About 100 feet or so up the hall, the air cooled
noticeably. The men walked a few feet further until, from around a bend ahead
of them, they heard it: a metallic ringing. A bicycle bell rang twice in the
pitch black, abandoned hall. Brrrng, brrrng! Then, after a pause, twice more:
Brrrng, brrrng! The men, already nervous because of the dark and cold, fled
back down the ramp to the light. After catching their breath, they agreed they
had heard a bicycle bell, precisely the type bell used by the company's
supervisors, inspectors, etc. for transportation in the labyrinthine plant.
They agreed that the sound had come from ahead of them, not behind, and they
agreed it wasn't likely anyone could have been in the ramp ahead of them with a
Pittsburg - Lakeside School - In the Basement you get creepy feelings. The
lights in the Auditorium will sway. Pentagrams will be scratched into the ten-foot
tall ceiling. Things will fly across the room. You can see a ghost of a man
with dark brown curly hair in a racecar uniform. You can also sometimes see
Pittsburg - Pittsburg Middle School - There is many diffrent creepy things that
goes on in the Pittsburg Middle Scho ol. Many people have heard stories about
the toillets flush by them selves and the doors open and close by them selves.
It is said that there used to be a piano up in the very top of the school that
would play by it self.It is also said that someone died in the pool, and it is
said that someone saw a little girl walking in the halls. These things just
give you the creeps when you have to be at the school almost all day long. The
school has blackouts for no reason and every one gets scared.
Pittsburg - Pittsburgh State University - McCray Hall - Music Department -
Sightings of a lady in a black dress. The Pipe organ is heard playing at night.
Sudden temperature variations. Strange movements from corners of eyes. If
wanting to investigate, please contact the university to ask permission to
Powhattan - Kickapoo Nation School - In 1972 there was a strange kid named
Elliott who ran around the school sometimes eating insects and such. One night
he snuck out to try to catch dogs around the school. When police found Elliott
having sex with a local
Great Dane, they got so frightened they shot him dead. At night you can hear
Elliott’s voice screaming from that night
Pratt - Lemon's Park - a man parked his car on the south end of the park and
committed suicide, several kids were involved in a fatal car accident on the
same end of the park, and satanic worship goes on in the woods on the south end
of the park. the park is haunted, and VERY creepy at night!
Prairie Village - Homestead Country Club - In the restaurant, there have always
been several reports of cold spots, especially at one specific table where
there is no draft. In the kitchen, as well as the dining room, there have been
reports from diners and workers of strange occurrences: voices, movement of
various objects, unseen people touching them, non-specific peripheral vision
sightings. Employees have seen objects fly through the air when nobody was
there to throw them. 2 workers narrowly escaped injury from flying knives, one,
a waiter/busser, was almost hit in the head by a large knife, and has also seen
tables and chairs, etc. move by themselves. A man once died of a heart attack
in the tennis court and has been seen by many people, all of which described
the same man in the same area.
Rural Niotaze - The Sandhills - El Cado Cemetery - Witnesses claim to have seen
a misty-white figure darting between the trees, and heard lots of strange noise
such as voices, laughing, rattling and clanking. It has become a popular
"party spot" for the young people, many of who have gone there with a
"no fear" attitude...only to flee in fear due to an unexplainable
experience they cannot justify. When asked, most said they would NEVER go back
Salina - Hottz House - 20 miles west of Salina - Old house in the middle of
nowhere. This building had dated back from the time of slavery. You can hear
footsteps late at night. Said that you can find a tunnel used to move slaves.
But only few have found it. -
December 2003 Update/correction: The home does in fact have tunnels in it and
anyone that has ever been there knows this because the entrance to the tunnel
is very visible and directly at the bottom of the basement stairs. While it is
there it is not a tunnel ventured by many, The submitter to this update knows
of nobody that has been in them, not because of the fact that they are scary
but because of the fact that nearly year round its filled with water. The place
is used by many satanic groups in the area for ritualistic purposes and is
covered in satanic graffiti.
Salina - Salina Central High School - The belife it is haunted teacher.(the
identity is not know) Witnesses have experienced many noises, footsteps, doors
closing, banging, and lights going off and on by themselves. All the 3rd shift
janitors carry boomboxes so they cannot hear the noises she makes. No one has
ever seen her but everyone has had pranks played on them by her. This haunting
was also discussed on AM 1150 radio as one of Salina's famous hauntings. -
December 2003 Update/correction: this one is rather accurate but the version
that The submitter of this correction/update has heard from many is that it is
haunted by a girl that was the lead in a play and killed in a car accident on
the way to opening night. They would hear scratching on the office w indows and
pounding on the ceiling and doors, while possibly caused by a spiritual
presence they believe most of the noises are caused by a living presence for
the place is plagued with bats that fly through the halls all through the
night. - September 2004 Update: it is actually said that the girl seen is the
girl that had the lead part in a play. she was to clean the red curtains in
salina central high auditorium. the night of the play she was in a horrible car
accident the curtains were in her hand. the curtains were return to the school
and it is said she is seen at night dancing on the stage through out the
curtains. but the nights of concerts she is seen backstage with a scowl face.
she had long blonde hair and considered very beautiful. she was seen behind the
band dancing to the music being played. slight breeze would grow through out
the stage and curtains would be moved.
Silver Lake - Barber Shop - Man who was killed "accidentally" while
getting a shave is still seen inside the shop.
Stull - Stull Cemetery and abandoned church- Update: The church has since been
torn down - Stull is said to be one of the six gateways to hell. The devil had
a child with a local witch. The witch was hung in a tree and the boy was
killed. The tree that she was hung from fell over and opened a gateway to hell.
Many stories say that a large group of people went out into the cemetery on
Halloween and the next day they were found all20slaughtered. Witnesses report a
demon like creature watching them from the doorway of the abandoned church on
the hill of the cemetery. Do not go in the cemetery. Many bad things could
Stull - Stull Cemetery - evil sprints and entities are said to live here.
Tescott - Tescott Grade School - There was a man that ran into the trophy case.
He died. He still haunts the school. The first principal of the school died and
haunts the school too. There were reports of 3 hauntings there.
Topeka - Capital Building - It is said that a woman killed herself by jumping
off the staircase that leads up to the top of the dome. Sometimes in the
basement you can hear footsteps and her crying.
Topeka - Dorothy Thomas School of Dance - The studio has been in the basement
of a home since 1942. Dorothy passed away in 1988 and all of this started then.
There have been what sounds like 150 people tap dancing at 3 am. The lights go
off and on by themselves. An old broken down piano plays Sweet Georgia Brown
and Tea For Two by it's self late at night. Music boxes turn on by themselves.
Footsteps in the attic. Lots of whispering and the stereo will turn on by its
Topeka - Gardner House - this house is home to a poltergeist.
Topeka - Harrison Church - This church is one of the most haunted places in
Kansas. This church was a normal church until one-day possessed by the Devil
and is now abandoned. People say they hear screams and a little girl crying. Do
not go there unless you are wanting a fright.
Topeka - Rochester Cemetery - The Albino Lady is seen often in the cemetery
Topeka - Kansas Department of Health and Environment - at the KDHE there are
said to be two different ghosts that haunt that place. George and Sam are their
names and their stories are just about all other ghosts they died a horrible
death and they can go till it avenged.
Topeka - Topeka Country Club - Apparitions have been seen and heard. Employees
and security are all afraid to go upstairs alone. Sometimes if you go out late
at night alone the lights will be on and loud music playing though no one is
there and all was quiet earlier. The building is alarmed so it is impossible
for someone to go in and play a joke. Very creepy when you are alone at night.
Topeka - Topeka High School - Topeka High School is one of the oldest schools
in Topeka. There are tunnels beneath the school and is supposedly built over a
graveyard. There have been witnesses of ghosts and even pictures. When said to
be alone, there has been conversations between the ghosts. Also, there have
been weird things that have happened to teachers and students in the halls and
classrooms when they are alone. Students say “even though this school is
thought to be haunted, it is still the best high school ever!!”
Towanda - Wilburs Grocery - It is said that this grocery used to be an orphanage
and also a home for wayward woman. Truckers used to sleep in the basement of
the building. This is one of the oldest buildings in Towanda. Many of the women
that worked at the grocery have said to see potato chips, grocery carts moving
on their own, the smell of fresh coffee, and cold air coming from no where. One
lady that was closing up for the evening had put up all of the mops and brooms
on hangers for the night and also checked the freezer to make sure it was
closed up tight. The next morning when she opened the store the freezer door
was wide open and all of the brooms and mops were lying on the floor in one
little pile. Another Lady said to have something come up and touch her on her
head and play with her hair. Something was always untying their aprons. Each
time a person could feel the cold chill in the air and the hair rise on their
Ulysses - Red Rock Elementary School - It is haunted by a little girl she walks
in a certain hallway near the cafeteria
Valley Center - Theorosa's Bridge - There are several legends about this bridge
but the basis of all is that a child was drowned in the creek below and her
mother is calling out to her, looking for her baby. The bridge burnt down in
1974 but you can still go to the sight today. People report strange noises,
lights, and the weather is never the same i n the area as it is elsewhere. If
you call out to Theorosa and tell her you have her baby she will come up from
the water and attack you.
Wamego - Wamego's alleys - Reports of David White's ghost haunting the
Wichita - Bel Aire - when the Bel Aire water tower was being built a man snuck
into the construction site and climbed the tower, he slipped and fell inside
falling a horrible 183 feet to his death, when workers discovered he fell, they
would have had to taken the tower apart to retrieve the body so they just built
the tower over him, they say if anyone climbs the fence around the tower u can
hear him inside tapping on the walls trying to have get out.
Wichita - The Broadview Hotel in Old Town - Reports of lights flickering on and
off only in the rooms not in the hallway. Within seconds of leaving a room
furniture would be rearranged. The doors while they shake violently only to
find no one on the other side.
Wichita - Henrion Gymnasium - Now housing the Sculpture/Ceramics departments.
It has been said that it is haunted by an old maintenance worker who was
accidentally electrocuted in the 1950's. The story goes that this worker stood
up and came into contact with a live wire without his hardhat on, and was
killed. Stories have it that it is him that is sometimes seen late at night or
in the wee hours of the morning.
Wichita - Jesters Creek/Theorosas Bridge20- for almost 150 years ghost hunters
and curious people have traveled to an old crumbling bridge near Wichita known
to be haunted by restless spirit of an agonized mother desperately seeking her
murdered baby. the restless spirits of many of dead continue to hover around
the bridge. many people have died there it is a place of great sadness
Wichita - McConnell Airforce Base - People have been known to hear strange
sounds while performing maintenance on the aircraft, and lights going on and
off without any explanation. They say on Halloween night if it is foggy out, a
WW2 aircraft with appear to land on the runway then disappear into the fog.
Wichita - Rest Haven Cemetery - Amateur ghost hunters claim to have captured a
child’s voice and capture anomalies on film.
Wichita - Robinson Middle School - There's a lady/girl that walks around the
hall ways after dark. She makes the locks of the lockers clank, and bounce
Wichita - Wichita State University - Many students have complained of
mysterious footsteps and unknown knocking on doors, and closing and shutting of
doors, televisions turning on by themselves. gray dress when followed her she
Wichita - Wichita State University - Wilner Auditorium - several accounts of
voices, doors opening and closing, and lights flickering have been noticed by
students. The ghost is believed to be that of building namesake.