Ghosts of the Ozarks
Ghosts, haunts, spooks, call'em what you will. Ozarks Mountains towns never lack for ghosts stories. Ghostly presences, odd sounds and orbs have been reported on numerous occasions in many of the regions' old buildings, on back roads, cemeteries and other places. Want to seek out some of the area's most unusual "residents"? Here are some places to consider. More detailed information can be found on the regional search pages.
The Landers Theatre This old downtown theatre is said to be haunted by several ghosts, seen inside and outside the building. See for yourself at 311 E. Walnut.
Pythian Castle Ghost Tours Wounded veterans, orphans and impoverished families lived here at various timesand the Castle claims its share of haunts. 1451 E. Pythian St
Springfield National Cemeter Not surprisingly, plenty of supernatural stories about this enormous cemetery at 1792 E. Seminole St.
University Plaza Hotel A modern hotel where people claim to see a Civil War era hero wafting down the halls.
Phelps Grove Park Neighborhood hangout during the day...ghost hangout at night?
School Ghouls MSU, Drury and Central High School all have their ghost stories.
Downtown Springfield Interconnecting cave tunnels used by the Underground Railroad are buried beneath much of the downtown area. Paranormal sightings have been reported in numerous buildings here.
An actor from last century wanders the city; a Civil War solider flees at the Shepherd of the Hills amphitheater. Guided ghost tour Downtown.The Titanic Museum is said to be haunted. On the outskirts of town, Nolan Road has child ghosts. We're betting locals have a lot more stories to share.
1886 Crescent Hotel -Best known haunted hotel in town - guests and staff report seeing apparitions. Take their ghost tour and see for yourself.
1095 Basin Park Hotel Also reputed to be haunted, with a ghost tour that might raise the hairs on the back of your neck.
Many of the area's caves and springs are claimed to be haunted, with orb sightings and other unexplained phenomena.
Prairie Grove Battlefield Visitors report battle sounds as they hike the marked tour path.
Tilly Willy Bridge An auto wreck caused a family's demise...their ghosts still seen wander here, leaving handprints on car windows when it's foggy.
Arkansas Air Museum Specters in the library and other areas of the museum often reported.
Carnall Hall, U of A Some former students just can't bear to leave the Razorbacks -- the dorm is said to have ghostly occupants.
Ghost Mountain SE of town, a man threw his wife and baby down the well, and on full moon nights they wail. You'll have to ask a local how to find the place.
War Eagle Mill
A Confederate soldier's ghost patrols the grounds, and Inside, poltergeists reportedly move or throw things.
The Rush Historical District of Yellville. On the National Register of Historic Places and part of the Buffalo River National Park System. Hiking trails carry interpretive exhibits.
East Calico Historic District, aka Peppersauce Bottoms An authentic ghost town inside the city limits of the currently active community of Calico Rock.
Lake of the Ozarks, MO
Ha-Ha-Tonka ruins are said to be haunted. Poke around the older parts of the region, and you'll run into other ghostly tales.