Haunted Arkansas

 

 


Altus - Ozark - High School Stage - At the Ozark High School the stage used for musicals and plays is supposed to be haunted by a student who longed to be in a production. The director never cast him and the boy told the director that one day he would be on stage. He later moved from the district and later died in a car wreck. They say about a week before production, things are misplaced and missing but he never disturbs anything the nights of the production

Arkadelphia - Henderson State University - Arkansas Hall - haunted by Simon, who haunts the theater. He is particularly fond of the balcony section, where he flips seats, giggles, and makes footsteps. He is also known to drop harmless objects, such as newspapers, onto the stage from the ceiling. And a girl haunts the dorms at night searching for her lost love. After he left her, she just wasted away.

Arkadelphia - Ouachita Baptist University - there have been claims of orbs in the basement, eyes in the corners, blood on walls of most of the dorms, and windows of the dorms (especially girls' dorms) breaking at night with no explanation as to why they are broken. Hauntings seem to happen mostly at night, although people have spotted orbs in the basement night and day.

Bald Knob - Shady Grove Cemetery - When you first walk in the entrance you are greeted by a cold burst of air even in the night the crickets don't go there. On Halloween you can hear voices trying to get to their holy resting place.

Batesville - Liberty Baptist Church/Cemetery - Through the years there has been mysterious lights in the cemetery and an old woman can be seen, usually through the summer months, in a rocking chair in the upstairs window. The gravel road in front of Liberty is also rumored to be haunted by a young woman who had been killed in the early 1900's. A little boy has also been seen in the cemetery and has showed in pictures that had been shot in the cemetery. Lights turn on and off mysteriously in the church.

Batesville - Lyon College - Used to be an old orphanage and burnt down in the early 1900's. Said that late at night up in the chapel you can hear (what sounds like) a rocking chair going back and forth. Then down in the auditorium on a certain night the walls look like they are burning down. Around the chapel there are 4 posts and there's only a shadow of 3. Childrenís voices, laughing and screaming has also been heard.

Beebe - Arkansas State University - Beebe Princess Hall - Second Floor - Someone or something was heard running down the hall and screaming no one else heard besides one person. Some unknown being nudged a residents bed then there was scratching heard on her desk next to her. Her roommate heard none of this. One resident reported someone trying to open their door forcefully. When she got up no one was even spotted near the scene. Right after she got back from checking her door the air conditioner that had never made funny noises suddenly began making creepy knocking noises.

Benton - woman was killed the day of her wedding and when you go down the road in saline county in Benton going towards Sheridan on the second bridge at night time when it is raining all you have to do is flash your lights on and off twice and she will appear in her white wedding gown.

Bentonville - Peel Museum - Haunted by the former owner, the museum, open to the public, has light poltergeists and corner of the eye apparitions.


Benton - Saline Memorial Hospital - The smell of foul odors can be found in the hallways of the sixth floor. Also doors slam without notice. Water sometimes drips from the ceiling even thought it is not raining outside. Cries for help can be heard coming from rooms that are not occupied.

Berryville - Berryville High School - The gym of Berryville high school the old gym is haunted by some kids. All of my friends are afraid to even go in the building. Weird sounds have been heard in the old gym.

Bigolow - old gym - there was a little boy that was playing basketball, by accident he threw the ball up and it broke the glass. He went up to get it. A piece of glass went in to him. If you go in the attic you can hear a boy screaming. If you listen closely you can hear a pione playing. The gym has been haunted seens 1932.

Bono - Bono Bridge - If you stand on the bridge and look down the railroad tracks underneath it the train supposedly looks as if it is about to hit you before it goes under the bridge, this is what its famous for. Also there are many rumors of satanic rituals being preformed out there, spawning apparitions and unknown noises at night.

Bradley - Conway Cemetery - you can hear voices at midnight on a full moon there is a tree that they hung people on you can hear a lot of things.

Camden - Burkett's House - Established in late 1800's, in the French port community near Camden. Home to a young girl that was allegedly beaten by parents, locked in her upstairs room until dying of starvation during the civil war era. Tales from travelers swore of ghastly sounds coming from the home and strange mishaps have occurred to passing vehicles even to this present day. The young girl is supposedly buried in an unmarked grave across the road from the house in Jones Cemetery. The Cemetery itself has its own reports of strange occurrences such as if you turn your vehicles motor off, it may not start again and missing mechanical parts to vehicles after entering the Cemeteries gate.

Camden - Cemetery - You go to the back of the cemetery and find the tombstone of Dracula. It is very dark and it has to be quiet. You sit on the actual grave and you get the feeling you are being pulled under. Then if you look at the big tree beside the grave, look at the big branch and you can see where a woman was hung. You may even see her swinging there still.

Camden - The factory by the river - Various orbs can be seen at night, People can be seen down the hallways, Voices and an old-fashioned telephone can be heard at night. Doors and cabinets open by themselves. Lights turn on and off by themselves.

Camden - the railroad track light - the ghost hunting all ways appear on Halloween night a mysterious light always appear is like somebody is holding a flash light but really there is nobody there just air possibly somebody die on the tracks and looking for a way home the location is the track is right across the street from the Pepsi Place but only appears at nights

Cave City - Witches Hollow - Itís called Witches Hollow by the townspeople because legend has it that in the abandoned like village houses, a witch practiced her magic it is said that she murdered her husband and died later. Many people have reported seeing her walking along the road...you can still visit the old village and houses


Charlette - Charlette Baptist Church - A worker has been found hanging in midair with chains around his neck. Strange noises have been heard in the church as well as the cemetery. Childrenís voices have been heard in the schoolroom when empty and an apparition of a preacher that passed away has been seen at the pulpit.

Clarksville - American Legion Hall - It is said if you sleep under the American Legion Hall (camp) you will see and hear ghosts of the old stronghold.

Coal Hill - Opossum Walk cemetery - You can go up to the gates in the middle of winter, and they will be hot to the touch. There is a trail that goes completely around the cemetery, when you walk it either in the night or day, you can hear somebody walking behind you. You can hear whispering and grunting. If you are lucky you can see glimpses out of the corner of your eye of someone standing there looking straight at you, but when you turn to see who it is there is no one there.

Conway - Hendrix College - Galloway Hall - Rumor has it that a ghost of a young woman nicknamed the "Galloway Virgin" resides in the attic. Oftentimes one can feel a presence in the halls late at night and noises--such as someone walking in the attic--can be heard. Cold rushes are frequent and one can even sense an immense feeling of sadness when walking up the stairs toward the locked attic.

Conway - Nursing Home - Hearing children laughing and playing. Unexplained doors opening and closing. Bursts of cold air embrace you as you enter certain halls.

Conway - University of Central Arkansas - Hughes Hall - Room 219 - Appliances turn on by themselves and you can feel a presence in the room. Water comes on while no one is near the sink. A person residing in the room can feel someone lay down next to them at night. Objects have flown across the room. One has even felt someone pull her belt loop! Things are misplaced and objects blow when there is no air on or window open.

Cotter - Historic Cotter Bridge/ Springs - reports of an apparition of a woman being chased by hounds, children playing on the train tracks below, and Sounds of a baby crying also hear footsteps and see footprints but no one is there.

Crossett - railroad tracks - A light is seen at night going up and down the tracks. It is said that a man that got hit by a train and lost his head is searching for it. The light appears to be swinging as if someone is holding it and you can stand in its path and it disappears as it gets to you and then reappears behind you continuing on its path.

Dardanelle - Dardanelle High School - Footsteps in the ceiling, strange shadows walking through the back of the gym and cafeteria and screaming from behind the curtain in the stage.

DeQueen - Avon Cemetery - There is a well in the middle, that if you drop a rock in it at night, you can hear a baby cry. There have been some people say you can even see & hear the babyís mother running through the grave yard, near the old burned down church. The story is told that a woman was in at the well, drawing out water, before it was a grave yard, getting water out-of-the well, she sat the child on the edge, & the baby fell in & drown.

Dover - Dover Lights - The ghosts of Spanish Conquistadors search for their lost gold in a valley in the Ozark foothills.


Dyer - the over pass to the Almo compound - when you come back across the bridge put your car in neutral and something pulls your car over the bridge.

Eagle River - North Slope Saloon - There is a mysterious "lady in yellow" who appears during after-hours. It becomes angry if it is mentioned.

Eureka Springs - The Crescent Hotel - The Crescent Hotel used to be a mental hospital. At the balcony, a female patient jumped to her death because one of the doctors was molesting her. Bodies were burned in the furnace of the hospital (hotel now). People, today, reserve rooms to actually see if it is spooky. One lady reserved her a room and told her that she has to sign a contract saying that the hotel staff are not responsible for any accidents or mishaps during their stay. She supposedly died that night in her room because she had a terrifying nightmare. She supposedly died of a stroke because she was terrified so badly.

Eureka Springs - Crescent Hotel - Room 218 - is haunted by an Irishman named Michael. On the 2nd floor a ghost of a nurse pushing a person on a bed. As well as ghostly senses of a business man walking around in the lobby, a man pushing his wife down a flight of stairs, and a school girl who was pushed out of a window to her death. This place also used to be a cancer hospital. The founder of the cancer hospital was "Dr." Norman Baker was said to have buried his cancer patients under the floor of the old hospital morgue. He also used to have 2 St. Bernard dogs with him and they died in the hotel. Sometimes people have reported feeling cold wisps of air hit their legs as if being licked by a dog. Witnesses report to have seen Baker in the basement part of the hotel while going on a ghost tour. Some old women are said to pull their rocking chairs into one of the hallways in the middle of the night and have a chat.

Evansville - Split well - It is said that a little girl fell into this well when she was playing with her dog. The well is in a field and split down the middle. You can hear the little girl crying and get the impression that youíre not supposed to be there

Fairbanks - Westmark Hotel - In room 277 - there is a ghost that is probably a large man. Ghost was active mostly at night. He pushed lightly on their bed and poked one of them on the shoulder. One of them heard something on the floor, like a person running his finger along the carpet. There were other small noises that could not be explained. There was no one staying in the next room that could have made any sounds either.

Fort Smith - Judge Parker Court House - Judge Isaac Parker, which hanged around 80 people here, haunts the court house (that is now a museum) as well as the people he hanged. You can sometimes see the ropes at the gallows sway back and forth with no wind. Also, you can hear the banging of Parkers gavel in the courthouse.

Grant County - Ico Cemetery - Located off Grant 58 in Ico. Reports of lights, gravestones being relocated, a feeling of being chased from the cemetery and ghost cars following you back down 58 towards the highway.

Grant County - Old Redfield Road - Reports of everything and anything, from ghosts wandering the road, apparitions in the cemetery, flashlights and radios going dead with no explanation while in the actual cemetery. An actual experience within the family occurred when driving down the road and the hood of the car flew open for no apparent reason, other than passing the "haunted" cemetery. Upon arriving home, they found nothing wrong with the car that would have caused the hood to unlatch.

Grant County - Prague Cemetery - Located off Prague Road (off 270 E). Reports of voices, lights and faces in the trees, and ghost trains actually barreling through the cemetery itself. There is also a rumor of a girl who was tied to the train tracks (no longer present), in the near area, but authenticity of that rumor is unknown.

Gravel Ridge - Gravel Ridge Pet Cemetery - Supposedly, late at night when you go there, you can see apparitions of the dead animals that lay there and you can hear their howling cries come and go in the night.

Gurdon - Gurdon railroad tracks - If you walk down the tracks late at night you will see a green light down the track. They say there was a man that was walking on them one day had got stuck in them. A train had cut his head off and ever sense then you can see a light that looks like a lantern going down the tack. He is looking for his head. It was on unsolved mysteries.

Gurdon - Railroad Tracks - Legend has it that a man carrying a lantern haunts the railroad tracks outside of Gurdon. Numerous people claim to have seen a bobbing light on the train tracks in this area. It has been widely publicized, including a spot on the TV show Unsolved Mysteries.

Hampton - Tinsman - On the Tinsman Highway across the road there is a solitary lost and forgotten grave. At exactly three in the morning no later, no earlier, a pale form of a man in a old confederate uniform appears for a mere second and is gone. Other than that if you sit on, touch, or disturb the grave in any way a false sense of security falls over you and things are misplaced. Often car keys, hairbrushes and small objects.

Hickory Valley - Hickory Valley Church - At night when you go in the church if you listen carefully you can hear people singing "Amazing Grace" and other old hymns, and if you bring a candle you can just about make out figures. Mostly of young children and some teenagers that have not crossed over yet.

Horatio - rest stop in between DeQueen & Horatio - there is a hill at the exit of the rest stop, if you stop at the stop sign & put your car in NEUTRAL, you get pulled UP the hill. The rest stop between Horatio and De Queen is an optical illusion. While the area is on a different angle than the road it is still on a downhill grade. Therefore your car appears to roll UP hill. The area has been graded and is now a driveway into a property.

Hot Springs - The Old Malco - At night people hear screams from the basement; see a glowing woman in the basement, a broken clock's hands wind around, and light fixtures fall!

Hot Springs - The Poet's Loft - A former worker at The Poet's Loft, and one of the people who help run the place told them this story. It was on a Wednesday before the regular poetry reading. She was awake, but couldn't get her eyes to open completely. She thought she saw me walk into the kitchen. She asked the other person there if there was anyone else up there with them. He told her that they were in the kitchen. During this whole time, she was laying and then sitting up on a couch, he was sitting in a chair. She felt a pair of hands; female hands grab her roughly and hold her down to the couch. She yelled out to the guy sitting in the chair, asking if there was anyone else in the room. He went to the kitchen and saw that no one was there and told her that they were the only two people there. As soon as he told her that, the hands let go. When the submitter arrived for work, she told them the story. And she said she had seen me out of the corner of her eye, and that they were wearing the exact clothes they were wearing when they walked in the door. The other person there told them, that he'd been sitting in the chair the whole time, and had seen nothing out of the ordinary. He also said that he'd seen I walk into the kitchen. The Poet's Loft is located at 514B Central Avenue in Hot Springs, in the famous Bathhouse Row district.

Jacksonville - Jacksonville High School - In the auditorium of the high school, strange noises can be heard of a man muffling to himself. You can also hear footsteps along the catwalk when there is no one there.

Jacksonville - North Pulaski High School - The North Pulaski High School Band Room is haunted by two band students that have passed away years ago. The doors open by themselves and random percussion instruments, especially the wind chimes, are heard all though no one is playing them.

Jonesboro - Craighead Co. - formerly known as the Strand Theater - An apparition of a man has been seen by many people including play cast and personnel. He has been seen in the attic, the catwalk, the boiler room, the balcony as well as the projection room and has been affectionately named Charlie. He has appeared wearing different clothing at various sightings. According to one eyewitness account, he was sighted by a visitor who was making his way to the projection booth. As he rounded a corner in the balcony he came face to face with Charlie who was wearing a red shirt and casual pants. The visitor stopped within two feet of the apparition and made eye to eye contact. The visitor was not startled because he believed it to be a friend of his. Charlie vanished before his eyes. Another eyewitness reported that he had seen him sitting on a heating duct in the attic when he went upstairs to check on a faulty heating unit. There have been many other strange occurrences as well as poltergeist type activities at the Strand/Forum theater since its construction in 1927. One of these took place as workers were unloading the new grand piano. When the workers left the room momentarily to take a break the piano began playing a recognizable tune while still sealed within its packing crate. The piano was not a self-playing piano.

Jonesboro - Craighead Lake - The story is that one night a few teenagers were out at the lake drinking and one of them went out into the water at a non swimming area and he drowned. They say that if you go out there and look out across you can see a young man trying to stay above the water and can hear him screaming for help. Also, people have reported that a young man will come up and start talking to them and then all of sudden they turn away and turn back and he is gone.

Jonesboro - The Forum Theatre - Rumor has it that The Forum theatre is haunted by a spirit named Charlie. During the most recent summer musical, theyíre various sightings of the mischievous ghost. Some of them include- A techie was cleaning up the dressing rooms when she heard a young man laughing gleefully as if playing a game, upon further inspection she found that there was no one in the theatre, let alone down stairs with her. One of the lead actors was running lines in the upper level when a manís voice began echoing her, at first she thought it was one of the other actors, but all of the male actors at that rehearsal were onstage at that time. Before a performance, a few people involved in the production went to the theatre to set up; they decided they needed to turn on the lights from the lighting booth so they headed upstairs to it. About half way up, the lights suddenly came on. The techies ran up to find nobody up there. They shrugged it off and headed downstairs. But as they reached the bottom of the stairs, the lights went off again. A bit frightened, they went back upstairs, still no one there. This went on a couple more times before the techies shut the system down and turned it on themselves.

Jonesboro - Keller's Chapel - There have been strange sounds heard of babies crying as a result of the 9 Keller babies dying and they buried there. Perfect circles of rings of fire have been sited.Wooden crosses with animal skeletons have been found there. If you turn your car off at the gates of the chapel it will not start for a few hours. Strange things have been spotted moving around the cemetery and strangest sounds coming from inside the chapel itself.

Jonesboro - Nettleton High School Gym/ Band room - Under the bleachers is where the band keeps their instruments. Don't think that they just sit there; there is a room where all of the instruments are stored. One day, three friends were putting their instruments up. It was too early in the morning for anyone to be out in the gym, it was supposed to be locked and the janitor had finished cleaning. When they put up the instruments they heard a blood-curdling scream. They ran from the band room to the gym. It was locked; nothing could get in, unless it was something hard to explain. They ran back to the band room, at first, the trio was skeptical because it was the day before the band Halloween party and they thought that it was a prank. They went back to their instruments. Then again they heard the screaming. Except it was yelling for someone or something to quit. The three ran from the band room, leaving the instruments behind. From that day you can still hear the yelling if you are quite early in the morning standing in the Nettleton High Band Room. - One night after a band party, a group of band members decided to go run around in the gym. This was pretty late and almost everyone was gone home. The group split up and decided to go up to the cheerleading room. There they found that the room was extremely cold and for some odd reason they couldn't find the light switch. After leaving the cheerleading room they ran down the stairs where they heard screams. Now these weren't any ordinary screams, they were the kind of screams that you would only hear if someone was being stabbed or hurt. There was no explanation for the screams because at the time the group had all reunited. The whole group then ran down the stairs to find leaves falling from the ceiling of the gym, as if it was a tree. One of the girls in the group saw the shadow of what looked like a football player. They all thought that this was a joke until they heard a door slam and then saw another door swinging.

Judsonia - Judsonia Cemetery - If you go to the Judsonia Cemetery at night, you will see a large statue of an angel. Stand directly underneath her and it appears that she is looking right at you. Some even say that her eyes light up red.

Leola - Jenkin's Ferry - Reports of orbs and the sounds of a battle emanating from the surrounding woods. There have also been reports of someone calling out from the water for rescue, but no one could be found to save.

Little Rock - Old State House - thought to be haunted by various politicians.

Little Rock - Quapaw Quarter - This is Little Rock's historic district. 100's of homes built from the 1830's thru 1900, many which have ghosts. Ghostly pedestrians, carriages, and horses have been heard and seen on streets and roadways.

Little Rock - Quapaw Quarter - Macarthur Park - This area was a military training ground starting in the 1830's. The Old Arsenal Building (built 1830?s) has ghosts that are seen in its basement and standing upon its staircase. Site of a Civil War conflict, and a 16 year old boy was hung there by Federal troops in 1864.

Little Rock - Quapaw Quarter - Mount Holly Cemetery - Burials dating back to the 1820's. Large Cemetery Graves of 6 Confederate generals, as well as the wife of Cherokee Chief John Ross. Statues have apparently been seen moving; some are repeatedly found in various areas of the neighborhood as if they "just wandered there." Many people were reburied there in the 1800's. Ghostly flute playing is heard as well as apparitions. Many graves have trinkets placed upon them.


Little Rock - Vino's - There are things that happen without explanation. Like after closing time, when all the chairs are put up after people leave, a person can come back into the building and the chairs are back down. There are strange sounds coming from different areas of the building. And, cold spots throughout the club and pizza restaurant.

Little Rock - Woodson Lateral Road - Legend says that if you go down Woodson Lateral Road, you will see a motorcycle headed your way. All you can see is the headlight, but you can hear the sound of a motorcycle. The light will approach rapidly, and then quickly disappear. The driver is believed to be a young man who was hit by a car load of drunk drivers and left to die. People claim he is back seeking revenge.

Magnet Cove - Baroid Mines - events include someone whispering your name, feeling someone push you and things being rearranged.

Magnolia - Southern Arkansas University - Bussey Hall - The girl at that place hung herself in the 1950's University's Bussey Hall. And the one of the room in the female resident hall is said to be in that room. This building had 4 floors plus an attic. It is said 2 girls that had died there. One had hung herself in her closet and the other fell down the elevator shaft. The shaft still exists, but the doors had been welded shut. There was a window in the attic that you could see from outside. It was almost a habit you had to look up at the attic at night as you came in. Sometimes the light would be on? Sometimes it would be off. The dorm director was the only one who was supposed to have the key? And there was very little cause for anyone to go to the attic. The odd things that happened usually occurred on the 4th floor. One girl was an RA (resident assistant) on the 4th floor. As such, she had a room to herself. She stated that one night; she was asleep when, as she put it? You know that sensation you get when someone else is in the room with you? You donít have to see or hear them, but you KNOW someone else is there? That is the feeling she had. Her back was to the door. She said that she felt the edge of the bed go down, as it would if someone sat on it. She was too scared to move, scream, do anything. After a little bit, she felt the edge rise up, as if the individual had stood up?..And then the feeling? Went away. She got up and checked her door?.And it was still locked. No one could have come into her room without unlocking the door. There were several who stated that the volumes of TV or stereos would go up and down on their own. One couple stated that they were down the hall visiting, when all of a sudden, their stereo began blasting away. Another said that they had a loaf of bread that was sitting on the windowsill. For some unknown reason, it decided to go to the middle of the floor.

Magnolia - Southern Arkansas University - Horton Theater - It is said there is a ghost in the theater. The story goes that the ghost is that of a girl that was to star in a production one night. On her way to there, she was killed by a train. She never made it there? Physically people have said that sometimes you can see someone walking along the catwalk during some of the performances. A friend of mine was in drama and also the photographer for the yearbook, paper, etc. He stated that one night; he was in the lighting control booth, going through the checks for the production the next night. He stated that he was the only person there. He looked down onto the stage, and a rocking chair was rocking by itself. Being the photographer that he was, he always had his camera with him. He picked up his camera and took a picture. Later, when the roll was developed, all the pictures came out perfect??Except for the one of the rocking chair, it was blurry.

McCrory - American Greetings - Several workers have seen people or images walking past them inside the factory. One janitor saw a little boy dressed as an Indian standing at the bottom of the


stairs then he vanished. One power truck driver screamed one night because she said a little boy was staring her in the face when she turned around and then he just disappeared.

Melbourne - old Philadelphia cemetery - strange lights have been seen and the closes source of light is 10 miles away. Ghost of an unknown confederate soldier floats around the cemetery. Blue orbs have been sited.

Mena - Rich Mountain - Ghost light of young girl that died trying to take care of her family. She is said to wander the mountain with a lantern looking for her family's cabin. She is actually buried in old pioneer cemetery on the mountain. It has been seen by local folks for many years.

Mena/Potter - Billy's Bridge - On dark nights when the moon is not bright, Voices can be heard, and weird lights can be seen, also, rocks skip across the water

Monett - Monett cemetery - there is a mausoleum that was made of glass. When the body started to wrought the city covered it in concrete and painted it. The grave has no name or date on it. It is said you can hear the man crying out at night. When you see it chills run up your spine because you know that you have found it. Sometime you will see a man wondering the cemetery at night with a lantern.

Mountain View - Old Charlie Fowler Christian School - at night footsteps can be heard coming down the stairs. The old cafeteria has voices that can't be explained. It is believed to have been built on an old Indian burial ground. Water drips from the ceiling on the hottest driest days.

North Little Rock - Albert Pike Memorial Masonic Temple - Is haunted by the ghost of Albert Pike, a Confederate general and influential Freemason of the 19th Century.

North Little Rock - Chuck E. Cheese - workers hear little girls laughing in the back room when nobody is there and the soda machines turn on by their selves.

North Little Rock - North Little Rock High School - West Campus/Ole Main- A popular football player died in a car crash and his funeral was held in the auditorium because so many students wanted to attend. He has been sighted in the tower above the campus. The tower is now off limits to everyone.

North Little Rock - Oak Grove High School - hearing noises of people talking, screaming & seeing shadows.

North Little Rock - Old Mill - You can get out and look through the gates at the Old Mill, and you can see weird things moving through the windows. Then you can see a rope hanging from the side of the building, and a shadow on the building of a person hanging from the rope.

North of Cedarville - Highway 220 at Dry Hill Road - At the top of the mountain at Dry Hill Rd. going north on Highway 220, off the to the left side of the road is part of the old Butterfield Stage Coach Rd. Hunters have always reported the sound of someone whistling a strange tune. When they search the surrounding area to make sure itís not a joke from someone it always stops when you step onto the old stage coach road. The whistling stops and u can hear a team of horses running as if the old stagecoach is making another run.

Ozark - High School Stage - At the Ozark High School the stage used for musicals and plays is supposed to be haunted by a student who longed to be in a production. The director never cast him and the boy told the director that one day he would be on stage. He later moved from the


district and later died in a car wreck. They say about a week before production, things are misplaced and missing but he never disturbs anything the nights of the production

Paragould - Arkansas Methodist Medical Center - The most frequent is the ghost of a little blond haired boy on the fourth floor. No one knows who he is, but he is about 5 or 6 and wears white pajamas. He is usually spotted by patients who know nothing of the ghost. He is usually playing or looking for a kitten. Sometimes there is more than one child. They have been seen on the fourth floor, the garden, and in one of the stairwells. Another ghost siting occurred in room 321. A very alert and oriented patient looked up from reading to see the room a blood red and a man in a confederate uniform standing in the room. He said he didnít do anything for a few minutes then when he called the nurse station, the man disappeared and the room went back to normal. The fifth floor is supposed to have the ghost of an elderly female. And the ICU is also supposed to have had strange events happen.

Paragould - Collins Theater - While rehearsing on stage several cast members have reportedly seen an old couple sitting in the balcony observing. To their astonishment the specters would eventually disappear. Many people are of the opinion that they were the former owners of the theatre who were apparently curious of the goings on in the establishment. The old Collins theatre was built in 1928, a year later than its sister theatre, the Strand, in Jonesboro.

Paragould - Primrose Lane?- if you drive down to the end of the rode where the pavement turns into dirt, drive down the path a little bit, turn of your lights and if u sit there for a little while you will see a figure of a man and his dog. The man is carrying a rifle. It is said that a man was hunting out there and he shot himself. If you walk through the woods some people have said that the manís dog will come up to you and then vanishes in front of your eyes.

Pea Ridge - Pea Ridge battle ground - As like most civil war battle grounds Pea Ridge has hauntings much like Gettysburg; only not as strong.

Prescott - Outdoor Church off HW 89 - Late at night presences can be felt in surrounding areas and more prominently while standing on the steps once used for seating. While standing at the podium you can sometimes see people in cloaks above on the rocks. There are 3 crosses sticking out of the top of a rock here also, and a very negative presence can be felt when near this rock.

Rector - cemetery, catholic - Ask anyone in this small town and they will give you direction. Go on any night after dark, and say Mary come out and play, and the ghost of a young child will appear. Do not turn off your car, because it will not start.

Rogers - Cross Hollows - The site of a Civil War encampment, there are reports of phantom regiments marching in the area, shouts in the middle of the night, musket fire and horses. All of this happens after dark, and there are heavy mists from the nearby lake that obscure visibility past 20-30 feet on the road. There have also been reports of a "bigfoot-type" creature in the area, not unlike the Boggy Creek Monster.

Rogers - Lake Hotel - there is an abandon broken down hotel it used to be a plantation house and the slave quarters are still standing u can see a light in the top window and hear sounds of slaves being whipped and the cries of the slaves it is also an old meeting place for devil worshipers for years they still meet there on the winter solstice. Even during day light hours you can still feel the presents of another being standing very close to you


Rogers - Radar Road - A sound resembling that of a galloping horse has been observed by nearby residents and other locals. It is thought to be a ghost from the Civil War era.

Rush - Rush City on the Buffalo River - A young woman that died just before the "rush" began is said to have died during childbirth. The child also died during the birth. According to friends, her main reason in life was to be a mother. She was said to appear in midwife's house in which the birth took place asking, "Whereís my baby girl" until the midwife was driven mad and taken away. The house is one of the few still standing in the ghost town. It was moved to this location from its remote location in the forest near the settlement.

Russellville - Arkansas Tech University - Caraway Hall People have reported noises in the attic, footsteps on the stairs, and whispering in the hallways. The structure is built on top of an old Cherokee Indian Burial Site. The mounds were disturbed when groundwork was being done for the foundation.

Russellville - Arkansas Tech University - Tucker Coliseum a basketball player was killed in a car accident here in 1981. If you go in when it is empty, you will see a seat pulled down in the stands. It is never the same one either. Basketballs are also found strewn all over the court on random mornings.

Russellville - Arkansas Tech University - Witherspoon Hall On the third floor at night, a piano plays by itself in the practice room. It is said to be the ghost of a former student.

Sardis - Sardis Pipeline - A glowing light that flickers very rapidly bounces up and down a tree line. It always originates from the same cedar tree tops. If you watch it for a long period of time it seems to get very agitated, shooting up above the trees. Unknown reason for it being there. Some people have experienced a bumping on the back of their cars upon leaving the sight.

Scott - Mama Lou's Bridge - It is said that a woman and her new born baby drove off this bridge and died. If you go there at night and say "Mama Lou I've got your baby" strange things will happen. Your car won't start or you'll hear screeching noises like the paint is being scraped off your car. You can also see a woman in white floating in the field near the bridge.

Scott - Toltec Mounds - About 20 minutes from Little Rock. This is an old prehistoric Native American worship site. Many consider it Arkansas' "Stonehenge." Large dirt mounds were used as a calendar, to predict the future, and for magical purposes. Apparitions seen and strange noises have been heard. Site is about 100 acres.

Searcy - Harding University - Old Music Building - The tale of Gertie is made up to scare freshmen. Believed to be haunted by a girl named Gertie. The top window where she was said to be seen is painted black. You can hear someone playing a piano even when no one else is in the building. Gertie is the ghost of a girl who was a student many years ago, when the school was an all girlís school. She fell to her death in the dumb-waiter of her dorm. That building has since been torn down and the bricks used in several places on campus. She has been seen in all of the places where those bricks were used: the bell tower, one of the boys' dorms, the brick sidewalk across campus, and the music building. Piano music can be heard when no one is playing. One night, some students, in an effort to discover the source of the piano music, sprinkled power on the piano keys, bench, and on the floor all around the piano, then hid in the recording studio and waited. They heard and recorded the piano music that night -- the powder had NOT been disturbed.


Sebastian - Fort Smith - William O. Darby Jr. High School - The stair case in the old part of the building between third and second floor is haunted by a student that choked to death in the 60's or 70's. Also the attic is haunted by a janitor that had a heart attack while peeking through the peep hole watching the cheerleaders they say you can hear him call out from the balcony of the auditorium if you are in there alone. Also the practice field was once a cemetery and it was stated that even though all remains have been removed that some of the unmarked graves still remain and on foggy nights you can see these ghostly figures looking for the other graves that were marked.

Sheridan - Courthouse Square - In the late 1800's, there were numerous people hanged on the Courthouse lawn. There are reports of apparitions in the Courthouse windows, as well as disembodied footsteps echoing throughout the halls.

Tazlina - Tazlina Lodge - The Tazlina Lodge is not in use anymore. Long ago, a man had a standoff with the police at the lodge. He stayed on the third floor. He died in the standoff and his spirit is said to be there still. Back in the 50's +, some of my family worked there as housekeeper's. They experienced a lot of ghost activity at the three-story lodge. About five years ago, a family got to have a tour of the lodge. It was a very warm summer day. They headed up the stairs looking at the rooms. They were aware of the reported haunting and they were scared. As they got closer to the third floor, the air got very cold (remember it was a very warm day outside). They went to the room where the man died long ago on the third floor. They don't know if it was a setup by the hotel owner, but there was a very dusty wooden chair in the room. It had an imprint on it that looked as if someone sat on it recently. There was a smell of smoke from a cigarette in the small room. The owner told them that the ghost likes to smoke in the room often.

Tuckerman - Battleaxe - On stormy nights just before the storm and right afterward it is said that a swinging lantern crosses the backend of the field. During the civil war a very wealthy family lived there, the father of the family received warning that a band of bushwhackers were in the territory so he took all of his gold and went and buried it in the woods. When he returned to his home the bushwhackers had killed his wife and children. He knew that they died because of his greed so he is doomed to repeat his mistake forever. Going to and from his house to rebury the gold.

Tuckerman - Elgin - It is said that on a stormy night you can hear screaming and yelling at Chesier cemetery and a real cool breeze arises every time you enter.

Tyronza - East Poinsett County Elementary - Reports of hearing footsteps behind you. Toilets flush on their own. Itís said to be true that when the Tyronza Elem. School burned down in the 1950's that the kids that burned inside still haunt the halls.

Van Buren - King Opera House Theatre - Things have been heard and seen by actors and maintenance workers during the running of plays.

Vilonia - Cypress Valley cemetery - at night, if you park your car on the other side of the road, in front of the cemetery you will see the grim reaper on the big oak tree in the middle of the cemetery. It is a huge knot on the trunk but above this you can see strange orbs and stuff.

Vilonia - Vilonia School annex basement - During any time of a school day you can peek through the basement window or doors at the base of the annex and see the ghosts of special education kids in the dark moaning and screaming as if they were being given licks from the paddle of a teacher.


Ward - Deliverance Tabernacle - The name of the tabernacle is painted onto the side of the building with white reflective paint. At night when you come over the tracks, the paint looks red, and like it is dripping blood.

War Eagle river shores - A confederate soldier appears to be guarding his territory as he walks along the shores of the river next to the War Eagle Mill.

Warren - Mark's Mill - ghosts of Civil War soldiers haunted the area. - December 2003 update: It is located about 20 miles north of Warren in Cleveland co. The battle field and state park are located at the intersection of hwy. 8 and hwy. 97.

Washington - Fayetteville - Tilly Willy Bridge - A secluded area down an old dirt road, a woman and her children ran off a narrow concrete bridge and down to their deaths, reportedly in the 70's. Since then, the ghosts are either spotted crossing the bridge in a phantom car, the woman is seen in a white dress twirling in the nearby fields late at night, and also sightings of a "green" goblin like creature.

Woodson - Highway 365 - A few people have reported picking up a female hitchhiker on a stormy night. She asks them to drive her to her house. When they get to the house, the driver turns to say goodbye, and the girl is gone. The driver goes up to the house and asks about it and the woman at the door reports that this happens all of the time since her daughter was killed in a car accident close to home.

Woodson - Pine Bluff - Woodson Lateral Road - The Woodson and Woodson Lateral Road are one and the same. Mysterious lights have been known to follow cars down Woodson Lateral Road.

 

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