Haunted Places In Iowa
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.
Hazzl Green Cemetery - It's an old cemetery about 5 miles south of Ackley out in the country. There?s a gazebo and there is said to
be and old lady sitting in a rocking chair holding a baby.
Gypsy Grave Yard - Just north of town is a small graveyard with an even smaller graveyard fenced off toward the back. It is said that
when the Gypsy wagon trains would pass through town back in the 1800's, and one of their flock was sick and dying, instead of
taking them further on the journey and not having Gypsy hollowed ground to bury them in they would just bury them there, while
still alive. Many ghostly figures have been seen hanging around, and if you cross the small fence and walk on the hollowed ground
you will be cursed. This is a favorite haunt for the local teens.
Plum Creek Pits - Back in the far corner there has been a little boy said to be playing near the waters edge legend has it that the
little boy was running back to the river on the other side of the pits when he tripped on a stone and was stabbed by a stick he had
fallen on. The local fisherman who use to fish their say they have seen this boy walking on the bank of the pit when they yelled to
him he seemed to have looked up and ran back towards the river and disappear nobody knows what this boys name is or even his
Floyd River - It is said that three teenagers hung themselves in an old broken down house just off the Floyd River. You can still see
three ropes hanging from the rafters of the house. There is a path elading to the house with a No Trespassing sign on it and when
you cross it the haunting starts. Legend has it, the haunting never stops.
Ghost Corner- in a cemetery there. there is a stone that is said on the last minute of every year a light blue figure hovers over her
Iowa State University - C. Y. Stephens Auditorium - The auditorium is haunted by the benevolent ghost of C. Y. Stephens. He is
especially present in the basement tunnels that run between the auditorium and the coliseum and Fisher Building. Cold drafts and
footsteps are among the ways he makes himself known. He can also be seen from the stage sitting in the back right corner of the
third balcony whenever the house lights are on and the stage lights are low. His presence is thought of, at least by dancers in the
annual Nutcracker production, to be a sign of good luck for the performance. Memorial Union Hall - pays tribute to graduates of
Iowa State that died in various wars. There is a low, eerie moan that can constantly be heard in this hall. No one can figure out any
logical reasons for this moan (and the college is flooded with engineering and architectural majors). Rumor has it that the moan is
the voice of the only woman to graduate from ISU and die in WWI.
Holy Cross Cemetary - behind this small graveyard on a hill there is a grouping of trees that will lead you to one big tree. where it is
said that many hangings occured. The area with the trees is said to be an old Indian burial ground as is much of Anamosa. Some
have seen orbs and shadowey figures.
Centerville - Railroad Tracks - If you park your car on these tracks, turn it off, and put it in Neutral, little kids will push you off the
tracks.. You will hear foot steps in the rocks while they are pushing you...
The track - Apparition of a man holding an old lantern walking the tracks, then disappears.
Campbell Cemetery - Trunkless Tree - If you go there at night and shut off your headlights there is a tree that looks like it is floating
and has no base to it.? There used to be two trees right next to each other that looked that way but one was cut down.
Davis County Middle School and Elementary - If you are in the building at night you can see weird shadows and sometimes hear
voices and moaning. Up by the 5th grade there is a corner and if you are up there sometimes you can see a shadow around the
corner and hear a moan but if you look around the corner nothing is there. Also in the big storage room aka "bowling alley" you can
hear moans and see shadows when nothing is there.
The Boone News - Republican - Working at night in the old newspaper office you can hear footsteps running up or down six or so
steps to and from the production area. No one is there. Also, once and awhile you might here your name called and people walking
upstairs. Again the place is empty.
Kate Shelly High Bridge - Kate Shelly was famous for saving a train from going off of the tracks on the bridge that is now known as
the Kate Shelly high bridge. It is said that if you look up at the tracks (bridge) at night you can see a mysterious outline of a person
and a dim light like a lantern running on the tracks. People around here say that it's Kate forever reliving the incident that saved a
train and lots of people. - September 2004 CORRECTION: located west of the City of Boone, is not the bridge where Kate Shelley
saved the passenger train. It was actually first structured in early 1900's and was named "The Boone Viaduct". It was renamed for
Kate Shelley in the 1960's. The bridge has wonderful tales of "Specter" Steam Engines and ghostly "watchmen" that walk it. The
original bridge that Kate Shelley crossed was demolished in the 1930's. Kate Shelley's ghost, accordingly, haunts the hamlet of
Moingona, Iowa, South West of City of Boone, where the story took place.
State Nursing Home & Hospital - Yelling and screaming has been heard & seeing apparitions of different people walking around.-
September 2004 Update: the old structure is falling in on its self and will be slated for demolition soon. The county has involved a
no trespassing rule, since some people for Des Moines and the surrounding area decided to use it as "paint" ball battlefield two
years ago. The home has several structural issues to it, including a collapsing floor. In regards to haunting and "things", yes,
there's something to it. A lot of people suffered there, and the sadness of that place can be felt today.
House - There is a house and this only happens at night. This house is really old almost 100 years. At night, in upstairs the
floorboards creek as if someone was walking up them one after another. The door in one of the rooms open on its own, but it jams
National Guard Armory - Reportedly there are doors that won't stay shut and that slam shut by themselves. People working there
late at night have heard sounds of Horses and footsteps when there is no one there. A witness saw a reflection of a face of a man
with a handle bar mustache in a computer screen and turned around to find no one there.
Stony Hollow - Urban Legend - It is said that if you go to that bluff and say the ghosts name 3 times she will appear and if she drops a
rose you will die the next day. It is said that a boy did it and died the next day.
Carroll County - Carrollton - June 2008 has been removed due to vandalism.
University of Northern Iowa - Lawther Hall - Was believed to be haunted by the spirit of a soldier named Augie, who died there when
the building was being used as an infirmary. Students in this residential hall have reported strange noises, cold spots, and
movement of objects. Lawther Hall has always been a women's dorm, and at no time was it ever used as an infirmary. During the war
it was used partially as a dormitory for WAVES- definitely not men. In fact, the stories told of Augie center largely around the fifth (or
perhaps fourth) floor attic areas. These were never used as rooms, but were originally recreational areas for the women in the
dorm. In the early 70's, these rooms were closed (1972, I believe) because they were deemed in disrepair and quite unsafe. For a
few years, a hall Halloween Haunted House called "Augie's Attic" was held there until a fire started accidentally one year, and the
activity was banned. In fact, to say that Lawther is the dorm that is primarily haunted could be entirely incorrect. Next door to
Lawther, in fact attached to, is Bartlett Hall. Bartlett has an identical layout, and though is now coed, was once all female as well. To
suggest that the two have been confused is not unlikely. Bartlett Hall - Bartlett shows all signs of being haunted. This past
Halloween, a "not exactly prohibited but very extremely hush hush" haunted house was held in the attics of Bartlett. Whilst setting
up, students underwent lights flickering, doors shutting, and vast temperature changes. It got to the point that they were ready to
stop bothering with their set up; simply take money and usher people through the rooms. However, to their great disappointment,
subsequent trips have yielded nothing in comparison to October 30th. The Strayer-Wood Theatre - is haunted by a ghost known
affectionately by the theatre students as "Zelda", who apparently haunted the old theatre building before moving with the
department into the new structure. Many theatre students have reported strange noises, including mysterious piano music (when
no one else was in the building), and equipment has mysteriously worked by itself.
Brucemore - A glowing entity has been seen in the library of this building.
Coe college - There have been reports that a ghost named "Helen" haunts the place. She died of influenza in the epidemic of 1918
and her parents donated a grandfather clock, which used to be in her dorm. Students say sometimes at night the her spirit leaves
the clock, plays the piano in the parlor and stands by kids beds and pulls covers off of them.
Domino's Pizza - Workers report cold spots, hearing foot steps walking around the store when you are the only person in there,
pans started flying at us like someone was throwing them, but there was know one there. ?We ran out of the store and when we got
brave enough to go back in we found all the pans had been put back on the shelf.?
Linn County - Mckinley Middle School - At night when the janitors are working they hear things and footsteps and they feel things
touching them and cold spots when no ones around.
Mount Mercy (Stello Preformance Hall) - A nun hung her self from the balcony of the choir loft. She is said to haunt the whole
building of Warde Hall. Supposedly she wander the halls, people have been said to feel the presence of another entity behind them.
Also she has been reported to been seen in the halls.
Oak Hill Cemetery - It is said that Tillie, a small Czech girl, can be seen at night caring a flickering candle, and has said to have tried
to pull people into a nearby Mausoleum.
Parkers Grove - There is a gravestone with a carving of a face here and when you go there at night, you can see the face cry and
his eyes are wet!!
Rawsons Flatland - This a supposed to be haunted by a two to three year old girl, named Josephine, wearing a white t-shirt and has
short hair about to her cheeks. If you see her you will remember quite a bit about her, then by the time you turn to take a second
look she will be gone.
Westdale Mall - A young girl was working a late night shift, when she was about to close and turn all the lights off. The freezer door,
which was shut & locked, Flung open for no apartment reason. The young girl ran and has never been alone again. It is said it is a
ghost of a man whom died while building the mall.
wildwood apartments - It is said that about 20 years ago, there was a convicted child molester living in one of the buildings. Years
later one of the victim?s parents confronted the man and beat him to death. His body was found 3 days later. It is rumored that you
can still hear the innocent cries of his victims echoing in the halls late at night in wildwood apartments.
In these woods behind the old white farm there have been sightings of a little girl dressed in white, also various girls have been
heard. Around Halloween you can hear faintly a chanting that is something like this, "ring around the rosy..." and "wanna come burn
with me". Around 1920 there was a train car full of orphans that burned down on the railroad tracks that run through there. a burned
rag doll has been found. They say it is there graveyard yet no family ties have been found.
Riverside Cemetery - This cemetery next to the river is a very strange and eerie place, sensing the darkness and windy roads. Dark
figures have been seen walking around and standing over graves and a few people have been attacked or approached by figures
that refused to step into light. An Indian has also been seen out there, it is a place that you feel someone is watching you at all
times. Being by the mausoleum is probably the best place to see or hear things or along the river bank.
Hickory Hill Cemetery - the cemetery is located down a dirt road that is between two cornfields.? the road comes to an end at the
top of a hill of trees.? The cemetery is located to the left in the trees. it is said that if you walk into the cemetery you will hear babies
crying and will see a little girl pointing at the gates indicating you to LEAVE!
American Theatre - East Main St. - It has been said by the employees that work in this old movie theatre that the former owner, Mr.
Goldie, haunts it. A previous theatre manager related a story about an incident that occurred to him, when he was all-alone in the
theatre. Apparently on day as he was walking across the stage he looked out at the seats where the customers would sit. And he
saw one seat about 3-4 rows from the front and 2 seats in rocking slowly all by itself. There are other stories to be told of the
hauntings there, but all you need to do...is come, and visit with the staff at the American Theatre.
George - It all started when these two friends that loved to prove people wrong. The story goes that if you go in this house and go
up stairs there will be pictures on the floor you are suppose to pick it up and take it home and put it on your chest and go to sleep.
When you wake up and it will be gone. you go back to the house and go up stairs and you will see it right where you got it. In the pic
is a black figure. He is called George and you shouldn't let him touch you because it is said that after he dose he takes part of you
with him. How we know is about this one of the boys got touch and went crazy and is gone for the rest of his life in a asylum and the
other still see George even though the house is gone!
Clarinda Academy - There are a lot of tunnels under the town and the Academy. They used these tunnels along time ago for the
mentally ill. They starved them down there for years. It is said that five boys have disappeared when walking through the tunnels.
Many people have seen and heard footsteps and screams.
4 shadowy figures said to have been seen along Conover road, against a stand of evergreen trees. Supposedly a family died there
Mechanists Hall - Mechanists Hall used to be a school, but now is sometimes used for meetings and such. Sometimes at night lights
inside the building flicker, but if you drive a car up it usually doesn't happen. If you go behind the building you can sometimes hear
voices, but you can't make out what they are saying.
Elk Grove Cemetery - There is a little headstone. If you get in the right angle and just wait a couple minutes it will start to glow.
Fairview Cemetery - This cemetery is home of the "Black Angel." Dodge's wife died and in her remembrance they made a statue of
the angel that she dreamt of before she died and put it in the front of the cemetery. The statue is known as The Black Angel. Her
eyes follow you no matter what direction you go. Whoever is "blessed" by her is on the sickly side from then on. Small lights have
been seen in the trees behind the older grave sites. Feelings of someone walking on the heels of visitors.
General Dodge's House - The Dodge House was owned by General Dodge and his family. The community has tours go through it, to
make some money off of its beauty and age...The real story is that General Dodge is still there wandering around or sitting in his
rocking chair. Around dusk everyday, you can hear 2 men arguing if you stand in the middle of the street. Late at night you can see
small flashes of light around the dodge house lawn, and get a very faint smell of fire. Dodge's wife died and in her remembrance
they made a statue of her and put it in the front of the cemetery. The statue is known as The Dark Angel. Her eyes follow you no
matter what direction you go. Whoever is "blessed" by here is on the sickly side from then on.
Lewis and Clark monument - Feelings of getting sick, major emotions and disorientation are felt.
Old library-Now Union Pacific museum - This is the old Council Bluffs library, which has now been restored to a wonderful looking
and brand new Union Pacific railroad museum. Before the renovation occurred, many people were hesitant to venture into the
basement of this Carneige structure due to books literally flying off the shelves. Many experienced items mysteriously
disappearing, only to have them return later. Also, some have reported dark-shadowy figures being seen in the basement. Not too
many folks want to go into this basement alone.
Historical Museum - It is said to be that the Dakota City Historical Museum is to be haunted at night. Some nights you can drive by it
and see shadows, and lights going on and off in the windows. An old lady gives tours there in the summer and says that it could be
haunted by the founders of Humboldt County or by the famous wrestler Gotch. - December 2003 update/addition: The submitter to
the addition has heard of a fisherman walking around there, possibly he is there because the Des Moines river is right next to the
museum and there is a story of a fisherman drowning to death there many years ago. Another story that is true is that if you walk up
to the front sign of the museum and ask it any question it will move to the right-meaning yes or it will move to the left-meaning no.
please note it is a hanging sign on hinges. Some people might think it is the wind doing this but it only happens on calm nights
when there is no wind or gusts at all. There is a lot of history at the museum.
Blackhawk Hotel - There has been many circumstances of seeing a lady roaming the halls wearing a red or blue evening gown.
There has also been instances of pianos playing in the main ballroom misc. disturbances with employees. Acter Cary Grant also died
on the 8th floor and has been seen walking the halls.
Masonic Temple, Brady St. - Currently owned by Palmer College. Security reports many types of haunting phenomenon at all hours
of the day.
Palmer College of Chiropractic - One of the lecture halls which were built in the middle 1800's is residence to several ghosts which
have been known to fly around the ceiling, causing the hanging lamps to swing back and forth. There are no air vents nor fans even
near the ceiling. The occurrence happens on a regular basis and has been witnessed by many classes of soon to be chiropractors.
police station - Bell Tower - When the station was first built the guards used to hang prisoners in the bell tower so no one could
hear or see what they were doing. If you go east behind the police station at night and look up to the bell tower you can see a man
still hanging in the first window.
Scott - City Hall - A heavyset man reportedly sits in the city council chamber. They call him Hal. The legend of Hal goes like this. Hal
was a citizen who was extremely upset with city government. He ran for alderman of his ward.(3) He lost by a landslide to the
incumbent, but Hal wasn't going to let that stop him. He attended every city meeting that was held in the chamber until he died of a
heart attack at 63. Hal has been seen at least 100 times. He also has been said to walk around city hall, and former mayors have said
they have seen them in their office on more than one occasion. Often times Hal is smoking a cigar.
St. Ambrose University - Ambrose Hall - When there are only a few professors left in the building late at night, they have heard
strange noises. They have heard foot steps and seen lights flickering on and off. It's said that it is an old priest that died many, many
Cemetary - can be seen shooting across the cemetary very late at night. Animal sacrifices have also been known to be practiced in
the early nineties. As you enter the cemetary a sudden feeling of pressure is often felt.
Mars Hill - It's the only extant log church in Iowa now. There is a graveyard to the right of the church. Rumors are that is a hot spot
for seeing UFOs, but other things have gone on there too--Black Mass has been held in the abandoned church; evidence has been
left behind, like inverted pentagrams in red paint or blood on the floor. I've been there and there is a positively suffocating force
there--it's like you can't breathe and you get the impression there are tons of eyes watching you. Very creepy! And, just down the hill
from the church is Crybaby Bridge, where at midnight if you turn off your car on the bridge, you can hear the sounds of babies and
small children crying.
Luther College - Larsen Hall - The ghost's name is Gertrude. She has been known to open and close doors in rapid succession and
move pencils and other small objects when students aren't looking. Regents Center - Regents Center is an athletic facility. In the
90's janitor killed himself and other staff members report seeing his ghost. Porter House Museum - Supposedly you can see people
in the upstairs part of the house, standing in the windows.?
Air Lanes - Be hind the bowling alley lanes there is an upstairs that is rumored to have been used to be used for illegal gambling in
the 1920's. Well if you go up stairs, down the hallway, and into this room up there and wait a few minutes you can hear noises. Some
of them are alot of people talking, or you can hear dice rolling. you could hear your name being called.
Des Moines International Airport - The Cloud Room - In offices that were originally a restaurant named the Cloud Room during the
60's and 70's. Supposedly haunted by a deceased young flight attendant who materializes usually in the Autumn walking empty halls
with a bag as if confused looking for her flight. The occasional noise of laughing and glasses clinking at the bar early and late when
the offices are quiet. Many cold spots and unexplained noises in and outside the Cloud Room. The Farmer - Construction began in
1932 over family farmland on the south side of the city that was owned by a family (buried in a small, private cemetary on SW 31st St)
who lost their land against their will. Since the basement was constructed, shadows and the image of a malicious looking middle
aged man in farm attire. have been witnessed by various individuals. Moans, foot steps and stomping, shadows, images and cold
spots are his style.
Dowling high school - Reports of a purple orb seen.
Drake University Observatory - The Drake University Observatory is said to be haunted by Dr. Robert Morehouse. He was the first
Chairman of the Astronomy and Physics Department and his claim to fame was discovering a comet in the 1920's. His remains, along
with those of his wife, are interred in the wall of the entryway. Students have reported many strange things happening in the
basement, such as a feeling of being watched and an unknown force correcting the calculations in their observation logs.
Lincoln High School - Mainly occurs in the balcony of the auditorium. Unexplained lights flashing on and off in the light booth when
it has been locked and nobody is in there. Seats of the wooden folding chairs swinging up and down when nobody is around. Cold
spots in certain areas. The curtains on the stage will rustle in a seemingly non-existent breeze when there is nothing that could
cause it. There is no air conditioning in the school. There have also been unexplained noises such as tapping on the wooden floor
of the stage, and banging on the seats in the balcony. If you go into the Paint Room, which is located in one of the wings of the
stage, you get the feeling of someone watching you, and running their fingers up and down your back.
East High School - There has been seen a glowing blue light in a restroom there. The light flashed right behind two students who
witnessed it in the mirror and disappeared before they could turn around. Before the flash there was a spark of electricity on the
faucet when one of the students reached for it. This school is over 150 years old and there are at least 4 deaths.
Old Red Horse Armory - Was an old Cavalry armory. It is now the city school bus barn. When the National Guard was in the building
soldiers who worked full time and were in there after hours reported hearing the clip clop of horses hooves and the jingle of
harnesses off the small drill floor where the stables were. They also would catch glimpses of an older man dressed in an old cavalry
uniform in the long back hall that only had a small light bulb at each end of it. They were not fanciful people who seen and heard
these things. They were hardworking soldiers with their heads on straight who would never in a million years make up things like
Polk - Merle Hay Mall Tower - Merle Hay Mall, and a building in the mall known as the Merle Hay Tower, is built over the site of a
Monastery that was closed in the 1950's. Rumor has it that on occasion a nun would become pregnant, with the pregnancy resulting
in mis-carriage. These babies were buried in unmarked graves on the Monastery grounds, where the mall stands today. My
grandfather used to drive an ice cream truck, and would deliver to the Monastery, and witnessed one of the nuns nursing (feeding)
an infant in the kitchen of the Monastery. In present day, the Merle Hay Tower is said to be haunted by a figure wearing a very old
style habit, who cries as she carries a dead child. People who have offices in the Tower report an elevator that moves between
floors with no one aboard late at night. When the elevator stops, footsteps can be heard, but when the sounds are investigated, no
one is around. Cold spots are frequent and a feeling of being watched when alone is also reported. Others report hearing someone
walk into an office and when they turn around, no one is there.
Saydel High School - there is a little girl that sings around the hallways at night.
Terrace Hill - There have been witnesses who have seen a transparent little girl, eyes in pictures following them and many other
things. In the middle of the elevator(which is code activated)goes up and down and opens.
- Weaver House - this house has a table the seems to be haunted.
Clarke College - Mary Frances Hall - Mary Frances Hall on the Clarke Campus was built in 1924. The top floor of the dormitory and
the chapel is said to be haunted by the ghost of the school's founder Mary Frances Clarke. Students have accounted for
unexplained footsteps in the hallway, the feeling of being watched and a shrouded figure near the chapel. Mary Benedict Hall, built
in 1965, is also haunted by spirits of past students and the founding sister's of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Student's have reported
seeing books and tickets being tossed from the shelving units, a shrouded figure in the hallway on the 3rd floor (west wing), water
running in bath on 3rd floor west wing restroom in middle of night, and unexplained footsteps in the tunnel connecting Mary
Benedict and Mary Josita halls.
Fischer Building - The Fischer Building was originally 8 stories tall, built in downtown Dubuque in the mid 19th century, about 50
years before the "first" skyscraper was built in Chicago.? With a steel addition to the top of the building, it is now 9 stories tall with
another smaller building on top. There are two reported "hauntings" in the Fischer Building. In the basement, in the offices of the
maintenance staff, there is a tall man that walks from one room, a short distance through a larger room to the next room.? Many
people have reported him walking in the same direction, and he has been seen only from the back. On the fourth floor, in the
northwest hallway, there is a well dressed woman, wearing a dress, fur and high heels that appears near the center of the building
and walks north, turns to the right and goes in the last doorway.? Her style of dress suggests she is from the 1920s or 1930s.? Some
people report that she opens the door and enters the last office, even though the door is locked.?
Grand Opera House - voices , footsteps and apparitions are present here.
The Ham House - This building is said to be one of the most haunted places in Dubuque. It was once a large private residence, but
is now a museum. People have experienced classic encounters such as cold breezes, strange voices and chills running down
people's spines. Several of the caretakers have reported objects mysteriously out of place and lights flickering. There have even
been reports of eerie cries coming from the servant's house, the master bedroom, and the nursery.
The Saul House - In 1992 a 14 year old boy killed himself with a knife in his home. And the people that have moved in have said that
knifes have been lying in an x on the exact spot he killed himself.
Forest Ridge - Cedar Hall - South of Estherville on Highway 4.? Things randomly fall off the walls, a little girl in a blue dress has been
seen, also an old man.? There is a reflection of a person standing over the desk when nobody is standing there.? One of the
bedrooms (209) is haunted; girls have reported having their hair pulled by something under the bed. Closet door handles rattle,
locked closets have opened on their own.
Eldora/Ackley - the Fellands old property - a stone garden is found there (one rock is found from the old Roman aqueducts) a spirit
found from the norms house is alive there (under large center rock, never point him/her in the direction of the norms house. The
second floor east room is a cross roads. The straight point in front lawn (most east north) has been used for magic rituals.
Vacant lot behind Nauss Oil on Highway 18 - There once was a motel on this sight. The people that ran the motel lived in a house
across the road for a while, then the motel was demolished but the drive way is still there. Sometimes an old man in a plaid shirt and
chino slacks walks along the old drive way and stops 5 or 6 times like he is checking doors. The house across the street where the
people lived was still standing in 2002 and they were renovating it.
Oak Hill - its a cemetery and there is this hill that is haunted. The story is that a car full of football players were going to their game
and their car stalled on this very hill. So they all got out and started to push the car up this hill then a car came around this bend and
didn?t see the football players and hit them. All of the players died. People say that if you put your car in neutral between these 2
markers you will go uphill because the football players push you up the hill because they don?t want you to get hit by another car.
Another story is that two children who lived in the nearby mansion were playing in the road when they were run over and killed.
When your car moves, it is the children pushing it off of them. Anyway, the going up hill sensation is caused by an optical illusion.
For this to work, you must be headed downhill. In the place where you stop, the road levels off and appears to go up in comparison
to the rest of the road. If you go down the hill and around the curve and look back, you will realize that the entire road does indeed
go down hill.
Charles City - Ioron Hill - Back on the new walking trail is the site where a train wreck happened. Reports of apparitions & people
calling out your name.
Bannwell bridge - there is a bridge a few miles south west of clare. there is tree bridges total and if you look on a map it shows up
like a triangle and a woman and her kids are supposed to haunt it. if you go there around midnight and stop on the bridge and get
out of the car and wait. a womans face is supposed to come down the railroad tracks and it and follow you down the road till you go
under a brigde about a quarter mile down the road. further on down the tracks where a road gos across the tracks you can stop
your car and some kids will push you across. the story is that she hung her three children over the bridge and a train came along
and hit the kids. - May 2004 update: they tore it down and are building a new bridge in its place.
Phillips Middle School - The school is supposedly haunted by a young boy who drowned in the pool. The boy has been sited peeking
around corners and playing jokes on people. Also at night you can see a red glow and the smell of fire because of the alleged
grease fire that happened in the home-ec room several years ago.
Hawkeye Theater - You always feel like someone is watching you. Whenever you are in a room by yourself, you are physically
abused by an 'invisible hand'. Reports of a transparent little girl. IL
Terror bridge - It has been said that a woman threw 3 of her 4 children off the bridge while a train was coming one of the 4 got away
when you drive over the bridge at midnight your car will shutoff till your over the bridge and by her house where she hung herself
and burnt down. if you go under the bridge her truck is still where she parked it. It is truly terrifying. it has also been said that you
should lock your doors and roll up your windows or she will throw you over too.
Iowa State Penitentiary - Built in the 1800's. Solitary confinement area: Guards refuse to go to the end of the corridor at night.
Inmates have experienced cold spots, heard unexplainable moaning and chains clanking, seen apparitions and have been choked
or physically attacked while alone in their 8x5(or smaller) locked cell.
Nuckolls Street - Located a block down the hill from the former Iowa Institution for Feeble Minded Children along the original banks
of Keg Creek (where I've dug up several Indian artifacts while gardening). Mostly its been the typical kitchen cabinets opening and
shutting for no reason along with cold spots and the feeling of an unseen presence. Its an old small house I bought a few years ago
that was built before 1880. If I tell whatever-it-is to knock it off and go away things seem to calm down for awhile.
Grinnell College - according to an article in the Des Moines Register, there is an old wheelchair on the stage of the performing arts
bldg. it belonged to the director of the theater dept, who retired by dying. It?s said to roll out on stage during rehearsals or
performances for no reason. The students think it?s the friendly spirit of the theater director.
Cemetery - When going east out of Guthrie Center there is a cemetery to the left of you. In this cemetery is a gravestone shaped
like a chair. This chair has been named "The Devil's Chair" it is said if you sit in it something bad will happen to you. My neighbor sat
in it one night and two days later discovered he needed to have open heart surgery. Don't sit in this chair or you'll be sorry but if
you do sit in it you're very brave, good for you!!!
Catholic Cemetery - Occasional sightings of a woman figure have been seen kneeling at the feet of the three Virgin Mary statues.
Some have reported hearing wailing from the statues themselves.
Eagle City - Eagle City Park - There are people that go to the park and worship the devil and chase you away if you try to watch them.
There are rope that are in a barn at the park that are used to hang people at least it looks like that is what they are for. Also there is
blood all over the ground in the barn.
Buchanan County Court House - A man was hung sometime in the late 1800's to the early 1900's there, but when they did his neck
didn?t snap, so he died slowly. Now he is supposed to haunt the building at night, walking around the building. a man who spent the
night in one of the cells, said he saw it, but that it was a man hanging from a rope that went up into the ceiling. He isn't a very
credible person though.
Simpson College - In the late 1800s, a woman fell down the staircase of College Hall. She was apparently walking from the third floor
when she tripped, broke her neck during the fall, and died instantly. On every Friday the 13th, it is said you can see her reflection or
"shadow" in the third floor window while stepping on the college seal exactly at midnight.
Black Angel & Little Girl Statues - Reports of a glowing shape walking through the cemetery, believed to be the spirit of the Black
Angel. She is also said to watch people and strange lights in connection with this statue. In there with the Black Angel is a small
statue of a girl that is set up on a column. If you walk under her and around her she will pick out someone in your group and stare at
them until they leave. Also the closer you get to the little girl statue the warmer it gets. The farther you get the colder it gets.
University of Iowa - Currier Hall - According to rumor, a triple suicide occurred on the fourth floor when three dorm mates found
themselves to be in love with the same man. They reappear to bickering roommates in order to promote friendship and harmony.
There has also been a sighting of an older man on the E300's section of the building. This stern-faced man is the father of a former
tenant of Currier Hall.
Slater Hall - Floor 9 - Legend has it that a young student jumped to his death from the ninth floor. Ever since, footsteps can be
heard, screams, and many residents have seen the young man's ghost walking late at night carrying an ax.
Slater Hall - Floor One - Legend has it that in the 1800's, a man they called "Penguin man" roamed the vicinity looking for young
babies whose brains he liked to feast on. Legend has it that the "Penguin man" has been reincarnated into a fat, black, first floor
RA. She roams the halls of Slater looking for innocent young students to eat. SLATER HALL IS VERY DANGEROUS. BEWARE THE
Eagle City - an outside church in lower Eagle city too many voices too recognize.
Thompson Hall Dormitory - This dorm and Union Cemetery across the road are both haunted. One resident advisor was spending
the Christmas holiday in the dorm alone, and reported hearing footsteps and voices from the unoccupied basement floor, which
was locked up, and no one could get into. There have also been sightings of Mr. Ellsworth (a town benefactor) and other ghosts in
the cemetery, and strange noises can be heard in both places.
North Liberty - Green castles Cemetery - This is a very old cemetery, No one has been buried there in years. When you go there at
night the dirt is freshly dug by many of the stones, as if someone was buried there that day. Tombstones move all by there self.
Many people have seen a witch in black with long dark hair, she talks to young children. She looks like she is between 16 and 18
Algona - Little Africa - Rumor is that there are several places here that have been the scene of murders. The old bridge you cross
has been the place of 2 hangings. 2 of the roads have had accidents on them because people claims things have been standing the
middle of the road and won't move. The old farm house is said to have the spirit of the old maid who worked for the family had an
affair and the husband killed her...the family left rite after and everything in the house is still there. Out past the hospital cemetery.
Worth going there.
Rainbow Bridge - A few miles south of Lake City, there is an old bow-string bridge, which is blocked off from traffic and cannot be
driven on. If you walk out on the bridge at midnight, lay an unopened candy bar on the middle of the bridge and go back off the
bridge and wait for 5 minutes in the dark, when you go back for it, the wrapper will be unopened and intact, but the chocolate is
gone. - October 2003 Update: visitors to our web site tried this and report it does not work.
Terre Haute ? Terre Haute Cemetery - It is said that the cabin beside Terre Haute Cemetery, there is a little boy who plays on a swing
set beside the cabin. He then motions for you to follow him and he guides you to the cemetery to where he is buried. When you
reach the grave the boy disappears.
Infant cemetery - Out in the middle of the country you will go up a hill on a gravel road. On top of that hill you will see an old run
down white abandon house. To your left pushed back in the corner of A lot of trees you will see a small cemetery. No one has been
buried here in years, and as you walk into the graveyard you will see to your left 3 small graves with the same last name. Legend has
it that the three graves are from 3 little girls that lived in the house a long time ago until there father killed them. Some people went
into the house and found a bunch of old toys and stuffed animals. Gusts of cold wind will blow as soon as you step out of your car,
and many voices have been heard inside the small round cemetery.
Mt Hope Cemetery - Toward the back of the cemetery there are five graves of children from the same family. One of them is Sara.
She likes to follow visitors around and several have said they hear a child's voice asking for Ree. If she is not answered she will tug
at clothes and touch people.
Stage Coach House - The old stagecoach house and stables near Coffins Grove Park are said to be haunted by members of the
Baker family who ran the stagecoach house and are buried in the family cemetery nearby.
Carlos O'Kellys - Many odd things occur including unplugged blenders going off, flickering lights, and plates falling off of racks for
no apparent reason.
Granger House - It has been said that the white figure of a young woman can be scene sitting in front of a window at midnight.
group home for disabled adults - Many unexplainable things have happened here. Doors opening and slamming shut by
themselves, cooking utensils flying out of their holder for no reason, knobs turned on the oven and coffee maker while no one in
the room, fluorescent light bulb bursting even though it wasn't turned on.
The ghost of the Quary, a 5th grade that was killed 30 years ago haunts the Quary forest. He calls to you from every corner of the
forest and follows you around until you leave the forest. Also there are symbols carved into a wooden bridge in the forest.
Riverside Cemetery - There is a chair made from concrete that looks like it is made of wood, that supposedly if you sit in it you will
die within one year. There are rumors that some people, who died very normal deaths (like car accidents), sat in the chair a month
or two before their deaths. - April 2004 Update:A visitor to our site reported the chair it is not there any more, but in fact it is there
as of November 28th of 2004. It is in the older part of the cemetery. If you look for it you can find it.
Ghosts of the rock stars - Some people occasionaly spot a plane crashing, and some say it was from the 1959 tragedy, when The Big
Bopper, Ritchie Valens, and Buddy Holly died in the plane crash. Their spirits are rarely spotted, but 3 orbs were caught on tape
once, and it was in the same spot where the 3 rock stars died.
Sugar Grove Cemetery and Metz Bridge- Within the Cemetery there is a "Glowing" Tombstone...on the "Metz Bride" there is a story
of the Metz Mud Monster where I guy wrecked his car into the mud, now river below and was never yet found...while on the bridge
with my fellow friends we taped it and when viewing the tape later that night we saw a black "being" run across the screen.
old house - this house used to be on the SE side of town and was then back in the late 1850s or so was a mortuary it was later
moved to a central part of the town and occupied by residents these residents claim that the upstairs of this house is haunted by an
old man and a little girl you can hear people talking and sobbing.
Roberts House - In the Winter months, (at night) you can hear, vividly, footfalls on the basement steps then a very loud crash, as if
someone on the steps fell and hit the walls very hard. On the top floor sounds of doors closing, and water turning on and off.
Outside (usually near 11:00pm) a Very loud boom sound, as if an entire wall was knocked in, is CLEARLY, heard. Smells of flowers
and items being misplaced are reported.
Iowa Correctional Institute For Women - Two little girls are repeatedly spotted wandering around these grounds, and another can
be heard singing in the basement of one of the oldest buildings there.
Tedrow - Tedrow is a small cemetery in the country. In the daytime, there is a tree that contains an evil face. But at night, the spirits
frequently make themselves known. It is not the cemetery but it is the woods that surrounds the cemetery that is haunted.
Apparently about fifty to a hundred years ago, a small cult came the cemetery and did ceremonies. Now whenever you drive at night
into the cemetery, you may enter but you may not be able to get out. The reason for this is because there is a glowing object in the
woods and if this glowing object gets too close to you, you will not be able to start your car. But in order to witness the strange
happenings you need to have your car turned off and lights turned off. You can have a flashlight with you but that is it. While you
are in complete silence and complete darkness, something might run passed you several times and when you look nothing will be
there. Sometimes you might hear moaning in the woods, sometimes you will hear what sounds like somebody pounding a metal
sheet against a tree. Sometimes you will see a dark figure staring at you from a tree. And if you are really lucky, you will witness the
strangest and scariest experience that you ever had. At times you might wait for a good five or ten minutes and nothing will seem to
happen, but when you have given up all hope and decide to leave, all at once there will sound like a herd of elephants are all
around you and make the loudest racket. You are guaranteed to jump in your car and take off, but that is just the beginning. If you
leave your window open, while your driving, you will hear the object following you until you have reached the end of the pathway
leading to the cemetery. Also the weather is completely different there, it could be a hot day and when you reach the cemetery, it
will be cold. And it could be the clearest day and when you reach the cemetery it will begin to rain. And there could be no wind at all
and when you reach the cemetery there will be ten to twenty mile an hour winds. - Fair WARNING ? As with all other haunted places,
you need to get permission before going in to a cemetery late at night. There may be NO TRESPASSING and you could be fined. Be
smart and be safe, do it the legal way.
Hwy 218 on Kentucky Rd.-Birthday Bridge - Supposedly years ago a girl hung herself from the bridge on her birthday if you go out
there at night you can see her and on her birthday see her hanging.
The Medium security Prison - This building used to be a Mental hospital and was built in the middle 1800s. It consists of an old stone
center building with newer brick wings extending off the center to the east and west. Before it was converted to a prison in the
1980s a former worker on the 11pm to 7am shift on the top floor in the middle ward on the east wing. There were Offices and group
rooms in the ward to the west of ours and the ward to the east was "empty". When they first started working that unit quite a few of
the coworkers asked them things like, ?aren't you afraid to work on that unit its so creepy up there and have you ever seen
anything up there.? Not understanding their questions until one night when a terrible racket began on the empty unit. The only way
it can be described is the sound of heavy metal furniture being dragged across the floor and slammed into the connecting door and
wall. It shook the walls and actually woke up the patients on a few occasions. When it was searched the "empty" unit was always
empty and looked like nobody had been in there for years. Apparitions have been seen in the halls.
Greenwood Cemetery - If you walk down the center of the cemetery you will hear the sound of footsteps running at you but when
you turn to look at the direction the noise is coming from you will see nothing. A strong feeling of being watched and followed is
felt. Even reports of a strange scream that seems to come from the other side of the cemetery but can hurt your ears at the same
Greenwood Cemetery - The Blue Angel - is a statue in the Greenwood Cemetery who used to hold a rose and if the person looking
at the angel, if she dropped the rose, you were doomed to death. Eventually some people cut off her hand so that she wouldn't be
able to hurt anyone anymore, but at night time her hand was still there, glowing in the night holding the rose that she might drop on
you. When approaching the angel you will see the sky turn blood red and when you look at the trees cause the angel is set back all
by itself in a cove, the short side of the trees will be swaying and the tall side will not. - March 2007 Background Information: The
Blue Angel is made of an ebony white gypsum. In the sides of the mausoleum in which she is housed are two cobalt blue stained
glass windows. One to the east and one to the west. Each morning as the new dawn emerges and each night as the day ends the
sun shines thru the windows bathing her in a luminescent glow turning her white figure blue. During the 50's stories of the blue
angel were all of a benevolent nature. She was the protector, the guardian angel of the cemetery, protecting all within from any
vandals or wrong doers. It is very sad the current stories of any evil associated with her.
Lutheran Holmes/ Lutheran Drive - Lutheran Holmes now a nursing home use to be an orphanage. There is said to be old tunnels
underneath the building but have never been seen. Workers say that on the seven hundred in one of the room every time a new
patient comes to that room they soon die. Also the six hundred hall call lights will come on and nobody is in that room. Residents
say they see children running at night and asked the staff to ask them to be quiet. Behind is an old cemetery, which is closed and
has a no trespassing sign. It is small and consists of mostly orphan graves. You get an uneasy feeling and want to leave.
Old Hershey Street Hospital - Some times you will be walking past the old hospital and the curtains will flutter or you might catch a
glimpse of movement through the balcony. It was present during the civil war times and the owner says that sometimes he hears a
stumble or a person limping at night.
Old story county home - The old Story county home is said to be haunted it closed down 15 yrs ago. They say if you drive by it at
night you can see glows like a light was on. It is condemned now with no trespassing signs in front. It was an asylum where people
with mental illness lived. They say you can hear moans and cries. So many people died there. It has been said some teenagers went
to it one night at midnight and one of them got struck on the head by a piece of falling debris, like someone was jumping on the
floor above them to make it fall. - February 2007 Update: the County home was torn down a couple of years ago. The area is still
used as the gun range for the local Sheriff's Office. Warning!! ? No Tresspassing
Reece park - A young women will appear in the corn field and you will hear her screaming. The young women killed herself out
there, and it is her ghost that is known to haunt that very place.
cemetery - the grave of the first settler in New Virginia is said to be haunted. At midnight every night you can see a glowing light
coming from this stone. They say the ghost if mad because they changed his gravestone.
Children's Forest - It is known that a neighboring resident found an antique glass jar in the woods of Children's Forest. A week later,
when the jar was kept inside the resident's garage, a group of teenagers saw a depressed indian walking through a table. The next
day they busted the jar against a tree inside the Forest, and now they say you can hear Indian calls from within the woods.
Green Pond - By the trailer park, across the rail road tracks is a narrow path leading to an unexpected pond called Green Pond in a
small area of trees. The area was previously used for witchcraft and worship and the legend now says that if you go before the pong
a woman will rise from it. Years ago 2 children went missing and there bikes were found in the bottom of the pond.
Good Sam Nursing Home - a lady was screaming one night that she would not go to sleep untill the lady left the room, the people on
duty that night tried to explain that there was nobody in the room. The lady replied that "yes there is, she's sitting at the end of my
bed". sure enough there was an area on the bed that was pushed down that looked like there was sombody there, but there was
nobody. The people noticed this and talked to the "invisible ghost" saying that "your scareing this poor lady and she cant go to
sleep, could you please leave the room for tonight so she can get to sleep." sure enough right after they said that the spot on the
bed when back to its normal stage where it didnt look like anybody was sitting there, the lady calmed down and went to sleep, but
there have been more reports of the same thing at good sam's since then.
Ghost Town - It is said that on the other side of the train tracks, on some private property, there are some haunted houses. There
have been sightings of orbs and also at least 3 entites. It is located just outside of town in between it and Glenwood.
Pleasant Ridge Cemetery - Pleasant Ridge is more commonly known as 13 stairs, because of the 13 stairs leading up a hill into the
cemetery. Voices have been recorded on tape(EVP) that were not heard while there. Also, people have been touched by unseen
things. Visitors have seen things human like shapes appear and disappear.
Central College - Graham Hall - A room that is locked up, believed to be haunted by the Penguin Lady. Residents have held sheets
of paper under her door to watch her grab them with a sucking action, and later when the room is unlocked by staff, the residents
find the paper placed neatly atop an extra desk or dresser.
Pleasant Hill - El Azteca Restaurant - When this restaurant was called Clay's, one evening while dining a butter knife forged it's way
up between two tables that were pushed together (teeth side up) and fell suddenly on the floor. Witnessed by two people there was
no possible reasoning behind this action - very bizarre!
West Des Moines - Barnes and Noble - Employees and patrons have seen books pulled off of shelves and dropped. They don't fall
off it looks like an invisible hand has pulled it off and then it drops straight down.
the creamery - witnesses have seen a face in the window. There has been Other reporting of strange noises and movements. A
long time ago part of it burned down killing 2 people inside.
Iowa Medical and Classification Center - At night on certain units, especially segregation, you can sometimes see the shadowy
figure of a man walking along the cells. You can only see the head and shoulders. Eerie feelings and cold sensations are also very
common. More than a few guards and inmates have reported experiencing this.
Youngberg house - Faint, deep moans can be heard on the second story. Feet have appeared to be dangling down from the attic
door. Right when you get up on the second story, an overwhelming feeling of fear and pain is reported by the owners. The house
has had many owners and has been around for nearly 100 years.
house of ghosts - In 1856 there was a man who had to go to war. His wife had died when his daughter was two. He had died the third
week of war. His daughter and their servants were very sad. Three years after he had died she was 13 and she got sick. She died in
1870.In 1996 Brad Leedom was taking a shower in the house. Then he heard something up stairs. He walked up the stairs and saw
writing on the window it said "Are You My Father". It is said on calm nights you can hear her singing and playing.
Mars Hill - There are many legends about Mars Hill, a church and cemetery outside of Ottawa. there is said to be a "suffocating
force" upon the place. Thumping against the side of your car along with dirty little hand prints.
North Court Cemetery - When you walk through it at night you'll see on some tomb stones dark figures sitting on them. And you will
see some dark figures run behind trees but if u go check it out there is nothing there. and sometimes if you walk on the grass n
look down u might see a white cat run in circles around your feet and disappear. you might hear whispering in your ears as well and
footsteps in the grass.
Marquette is surrounded by bluffs on three sides, and the river on one side. It is rumored that the Indian mounds atop these hills
are haunted. No one thought much of it until the hauntings started to happen closer and closer to peoples homes. At night, you can
hear the ghastly moan of the lost souls of the Indians. There is much speculation of these happenings because there was a U.S.
military trail about two miles north of Marquette used to transport Indians from fort Atkinson in Wisconsin, to Fort Atkinson in Iowa.
Riverside Cemetery - Apparently when driving by the Riverside cemetery it's been said on certain nights and will start seeing eyes
vaguely glowing, this turns into a crowd of eyes, most likely the residents of the cemetery. Seeing the number of sets of eyes
staring shows the significance of how many apparitions are there.
North Central Correctional Facility - In the education building which is one of the oldest buildings on grounds and is said to have
previously been the hospital, there have been sightings of a female walking on the lower level, screams, and doors opening and
closing. The prison itself was a female prison prior to 1982, and has its own graveyard for several female inmates that passed away
while in custody. - October 2007 Update/ Additional Information: It was previously used for different things; an infirmary, and solitary
confinement. Many people have claimed to have had experiences there. Nothing too concrete. The prison itself was a female
reformatory opening in the early 1900s. Many of the old buildings are extremely creepy, and many odd sounds are heard. Most can
be attributed to old pipes, but once in a while, the hair does go up on the back of one's neck. The cemetery contains graves of
women and babies, presumably that died during childbirth. What really adds to the "haunted" feeling is the giant old twisted oak
trees that surround the older buildings.
Old Hwy 83 - A few people have seen two young girls in flowing white dresses playing in the middle of the road very late at night.?
They have a light glowing around them and disappear almost into thin air.?
9th Street Graveyard - It is said that if you walk into the graveyard at 12:00 midnight you can see a white shadowy ghost floating in
Satan's Hollow Bridge - Under the bridge there are experiences of being watched unexplained sounds and tall white figures also
you hear all around you moving and following as you go further down. There is a feeling of not wanting to be there.
Shellsburg Cemetery - Just outside of Shellsburg, there is a statue of an angel marking the grave of 2 young children that died in
the late 1940's. It is said that if you walk up to her at night,she will softly start crying and tears will run down her face and fall to the
Airport - Reports of orb, moans and screams on the runway. United Flight 232 crashed there on July 19, 1989, and 112 of the 376 on
Sioux City - Cavalry Cemetery - Many visitors report two things after walking through the grounds: Their ears ring persistently, and
they feel the sensation of fingertips or cobwebs drifting over their face. Some report that both sensations get stronger as they
approach a gravestone with a tree growing out of it- half of the tree is dead, half of it still produces green leaves every year. - June
2008 Correction: The Headstone with the tree is wrong. It is an actual tree made into a headstone. It is cut off of an old hanging tree.
It is cut from the part down from where they used to hang people from it. The rope is still attached to the tree and the headstone is
actually carved into the tree. It is in the older top part of the cemetery, along the dirt cut through.
Graceland Park Cemetery - People taking pictures, hunting for orbs, experience slight disorientation, and cameras stop functioning
until you leave the premises.
Joy Hollow - Mary the virgin has been seen with blood running down her face in one of the older cabins girl scouts that died in that
cabin haunted it reports of floating objects girls coming out of the shower with hand prints on them
KD Station - The building was originally built around 1915 as a state-of-the-art meat packing plant. However, shortly after it was built
the company went bankrupt. It was later purchased by Swift and Co. who operated a packing operation in it for many years. In 1949,
however, a gas leak caused an explosion that killed a number of people. Later after Swift moved out it was purchased and made
into a shopping center that included store shops, a bowling alley and miniature golf course. A friend that worked as security and
also operated a martial arts studio in the building reported a number of strange happenings. There at one time was a terrace that
was had lights that required them to be unscrewed to turn off. One night he turned them off and proceeded to close the two doors
that were required to be entered to get back into the building. He reported that something made him get the urge to turn around
and he seen that all the nights were back on. In the time it took him to go back inside there was no way someone would have time to
screw back in all the lights and there was no on/off switch for these lights. He also reported times when it seemed the elevators
were moving when they really were not. This happened to other patrons also. For many years, the owners of the building used to
print on their brochure "Paul Pulaski, our in house ghost welcomes you" for more information go to: Disasters | Sioux City History -
March 2007 Update: The KD Station suffered a fire in the middle of the night on December 26/27, 2006 and should not be entered as
it is unsafe. The fire was caused by arson and the city has kept a watchful eye on the building since the fire and stories being
published in the local paper about people exploring the building prior to the fire. The city has plans to demolish the building in the
Leflur house - It's located in Morningside near the collage and it has been in a magazine. It has been investigated before. There has
been sightings of a Red glow in the upstairs. The workmen who did some remodeling there would always find there tools in the
basement in the mornings. The birds they tried to keep would always die on them and the dog would never go into the house. In the
middle of July the attic would be so cold that you could see your breath. The house has been surrounded by death. There has been
many murders there. There has been a count of seven entities there.
Morningside College - Dimmit Hall - There is said to have been a girl that committed suicide on her hall on the girls side of the
building. Her hall is called the "hidden" hall because the is no entrance to the outside so you have to go up a level or down a level
to get out therefore leaving her trapped on her hall. It is said she committed suicide by hanging herself on old heating pipes in the
rooms. Residents of her room have reported recently of hearing a girls voice and gagging choking sounds at night while they're
studying. They've opened up their doors and yelled down the halls at their hall mates thinking it was a joke and no one was out
there and the sounds continued. Other girls of the hall reported seeing a moderately dressed young woman walking slowly down
the hall sniffling and crying and walking through the door into the haunted room.
pre school - orbs seen on the first floor where children sleep. It also seems that there has been a sighting of a young male there as
well. All the activities seem to only be done there in the lower level. The ghost maybe that of a young man who was gunned down on
the Morningside loop during the mid 1990's. It use to be Lutheran Social Services at one time.
Sioux City Auditorium/Long Lines Family Center - A former worker for 10 years reports: The building was constructed in a period of
10 years during the 1940's the date of completion was possibly 1950. Upon starting the older employees would always talk of
"Rodriguez". He was one of 2 resident ghosts in the building. There was actually a building electrician that died in the late 50's by
the name of Rodriguez. In those days they had to manually lubricate high-powered electrical connections before they would have a
show. Rodriguez as the building electrician was responsible for this. One day before a show he turned of the power to the electrical
junction so he could perform his duty. He told another employee that he would be done in 10 minutes and that the other employee
could then turn the power back one. Well the other employee waited the 10 minutes and turned on the power. 2 hours later
Rodriguez wife showed up with a new suit for him because it was his birthday. They searched the building and found him dead by
the electrical box electrocuted. He haunts the building to this day with flickering lights and lights turning on when they?re not
supposed to as well as just a general coldness in the area of his death. The other ghost is that of a 12-year-old boy. He and his
friend in the early 60's climbed up on the roof of the building to hunt pigeons. He became separated from his friend and his friend
left thinking he was gone already. The missing child was not found for 2 weeks until a foul smell was detected at the bottom a roof
exhaust that was meant for a boiler that was never installed. The total fall was over 150 feet, And the shaft was hastily completed
with many sharp edges and exposed rebar jutting into it. It was not a pretty sight. He frequents the roof doors and the bottom of the
shaft. When you enter the roof you can hear screams, as you get closer to the area of the fall. The bottom of the shaft is gone now
but still it is very cold in the general area and even through the banter of the HVAC system you can hear faint crying.
Moose Pond - a long long time ago there was a boy ice fishing on the pond, It was getting late so the boy was starting to pack up
when the ice broke he fell in the water which is 40ft deep and drowned. now if you go down there at 8:47 pm on the 23rd of
December you can hear thumping on the ice and the screams of a young dying child.
Springville Cemetery - There is a grave where in the way back that is not in the cemetery and in the trees and it was said to be
moved back there from a ghost, because everything was moved even the body and there were no marks of some one who dug in
the ground, or grass took off ground. If you go there in the night you can see the guy digging a hole with a glowing green shovel.
He was said to work as a gravedigger in 1902 but then fell in the grave and broke his neck and died instantly.
NE part of town - Noises running up the walls of the steps, lady calling out a name, dog would be alert during the spirit calling out
the name. Bowls would be placed out on the floor in neat order, according to sizes, if certain doors were closes, running water
could be heard. A lady figure was seen dressed in black with a white bonnet on her head. The spirits were not aggressive.
Silos - Stockport is an old run down town and on the outskirts of it there are two silos where a little boy once jumped across and fell
to his death, you can still see him jumping back and forth.
Buena Vista University - McAllister Cottage - This location on College Ave, has been the home of six Buena Vista University
Students who repeatedly saw, from their back porch, the spirit of a woman. Strange occurrences of lights turning on and off, as well
as strange smells and hot musty drafts have also been encountered. The second McAllister cottage has since been demolished and
made a parking lot.
Swope Hall 305 - The ghosts name is Mary. Died of lead posening causing her to go crazy and jump out of the third floor window of
her house that used to be located in the same location as Swope Hall Room 305. Likes to open and close doors, even when locked,
and will open and close the closet doors of that room. Also will venture into other rooms and play pranks, especially with electrical
equipment. - *Note: There is a false rumor around the college that she was a student and jumped out the window of 305, or that she
lived in 305 and jumped off Smith Hall, but this has no historical backing and all of the people who have see talked to her have
nothing from the conversations to support this.
apartment building - The apartment building use to be a an old funeral home. There are only 3 apartments. In the 3rd apartment
there is 18 steps and when you go down the steps someone always follows yous. You can also here some weird noises, usually
when your alone.
Vegor's Cemetery - In the middle of three miles of woods, is a cemetery that is over 150 years old. It was once the ancient burial
ground of the local Indian tribe. When the settlers came, they dug the Indians' graves and placed them in five mounds throughout
the hilltop. In retaliation, the Indians killed a white woman names Mrs. Henry Lott. She was the first white woman killed in Webster
County. She was buried there. Over fifty small children are buried there along with many soldiers. If you go there at night, you can
hear children laughing and the sound of Indians. If you roll down the hill three times, you will see the stairway to heaven. Also,
legend has it if you desecrate and Indian mound, you will be cursed. I have known two men to have done so, and they were
involved in serious car accidents within a week of visiting the cemetery. An interesting link is Spirit Lake Massacre of 1857, not sure
of the validity of the story in the link, though. There is a large monument to her there, presumably above her grave.
Mossy Glen - There are caves at mossy glen, it is rumored that 3 ghosts haunt that area. One of the ghosts a women is said to have
been seen, but if she drops a rose by your feet you are doomed to die the next day.
Springbrook - There is a legend told about this scary dead guy called Uncle Charlie.You can see him running through the woods late
at night. An elementary school student saw a flesh eaten face at her window staring. If you have a camera i tell you right now don't
turn the flash on.? But if you have the flash on you will see a guy standing behind the thing you took a picture of. Late at night you
are the only one up you can hear people running and screaming high pitched. Sometimes you can feel cold trembling fingers on you
when know one is behind you.? You have your covers torn off by nothing.
Urbandale High School - Bulit over an old coal mine, footsteps and talking voices can be heard lat at night when nobody is around.
Van Meter - Brick factory - This Factory was burned down twice in the early 1900's and never rebuilt. If you get there at certain times
of the year you can hear bricks being thrown around.
Villisca Axe Murder House - Believed to be haunted by the family that was murdered there. Doors slam, and ghost talk and lots of
Evergreen Cemetery - There is an apparition of a woman wearing a white dress that rides a horse up and down the railroad tracks.
Viola - Matt's Bridge- When you go out to the bridge and you park your car near the middle of the bridge and shut it off you will get
pushed across the bridge. You will see and hear things outside your car. After you leave get to a road with light to see the
handprints on your car. Be careful thought if you go there to many times and they recognize you they'll get mad and try to push you
off the bridge or brake your windows. Even if you catch them on a bad night they might try. If you have you windows down you can
hear a lot of noises and voices in the woods.
Evergreen Cemetery - there is a statue in the unknown soldier section of the graveyard and the right eye of the statue is missing at
night - Rumor is that the statues has both eyes and they follow you also that the unknown soldiers wonder that part of the cemetery.
Also reports of a woman?s voice being heard.
South End Park - Certain nights (none in particular) you can here people chanting and fire crackling and sometimes you see this
certain owl (the same one every time) and if you spot it, it will stare right back at you and cry it's horrible cry. At this moment if you
look at the moon it has two circles around it, and that is the haunting of south end park.
Wal-Mart Store on Flammang Dr- Crossroads shopping center. Haunted by the ghost of a small boy of about twelve years of age
named Jeremiah. He loves to play small pranks on people such as moving merchandise from one spot in the store to another,
tugging on employee's smocks, tapping on your shoulder, and causing mischief. He was seen one time by an employee who
described him as small, very pale and thin, wearing black trousers with suspenders, white shirt, and an Amish looking straw hat.
Camp Ingawanas - A rumor around here says that the spirit of a 12-year-old boy haunts this Boy Scout camp. Apparently while playing
one day, he was swinging when he jumped, and hit his head on a 5-inch rock. Some say he was killed instantly, some slow and
painfully. This happened 3 years ago. Anyway, a swing moving at the same height never higher never lower. Even creepier, there is
never a breeze when this happens some say. I've only been going for a year, but it's been the same condition as they say. Some
have even heard a giggle.
Hamilton County Hospital - Years ago a med student killed himself in the old surgery room. It was on the 3rd floor along with
obstetrics. The large heavy doors have been heard opening and slamming, but no one there. On 3rd shift and evenings is when this
always happens. Also many pts and nurses have reported seeing a nurse in a white uniform in the dark halls and in rooms. Call
lights going off in empty rooms. When OB is closed not uncommon to hear babies crying.
Hardee's - The old cemetery used be located there, and when the highways came through, it was built over. Employees have had
things misplaced, heard their name being called when no one is there, and have very cold spots in the building year round. There
was one incident with an Ouija board, where a ghost claimed to be embodied in a moth flying around. When one of the players
taunted it to fly at her, it flew over several persons to land on her face.
Leisure Bench - Liesure Bench, a private memorial built by the Leisure family who's cemetery plots are together in front of this
cement bench which is constantly warm year round, a figure has been seen sitting in this bench then suddenly disappear.
Stoneking Cemetery - trees in the back of this cemetery are dangerous. The story was that anyone that walked behind these trees
and see Stone King sitting on his grave then they would die, Rumor is a man did see him & week later in a motorcycle accident.-
December 2003 update/addition: Stoneking Cemetery was a family plot for members of the Stoneking family. The submitter of the
correction believes that the headstone of Joseph Stoneking was featured in the original "Children of the Corn" movie, but would
need to verify that. Words on the headstone seem to indicate that the reader of the stone will be joining Joseph "down below" in
hell. Then ending of the epitaph is: "As you are now, I once was. As I am now, you soon will be. So, come face death and follow me."
It is said that nobody can climb the stairs of the abandoned family home located on the property...something ALWAYS stops you from
succeeding Sightings of people with horrible burns and missing hands are rumored to have occurred repeatedly in the area.-
February 2004 addition. There aren't any remains of the old family house. There also aren't any graves behind the trees. There are a
lot of strange happenings though. There is a bright light that comes at you.
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