In Nebraska

updated April 2013

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.

Alliance - The Alliance Theater - Believed to be haunted by a female ghost some call "Mary". Mary was an excellent actress, she performed every act with skill. But for one show it was curtain time for the last time. Mary was playing in a love story, she played as the bride. It was near a happy ending for the performance, or so they thought. She walked up to the stage when tragedy struck. One of the light fixtures fell on top of Mary. The angel of death has claimed a victim. She died of the immense weight and electric shock. To this day, after hours, he spirit roams the stage waiting for the applause of her fans. But sadly no one is there.

Alexandria - Cemetery - As your leaving the town, right after you pass the cemetery, a shadowy covered wagon follows you all the way to the highway. It stays right behind you even if you go 90mph.

Beemer - Canyon Road - Go up to the golf course and keep going on the gravel road right in front of it. And stop on the corner where you can see the graveyard. At 12:35 in the morning shut your lights off and honk your horn 3 times and when you turn on your lights again there should a better ghostly figure of a man standing in front of your car.

Bellevue - Bellevue East High School - there is paranormal activity there, a number of other people have witnessed supernatural things in that school. Doors of the theater and number of doors on the second door suddenly burst open. Seeing a specter on the stages cat walk. Ghostly images in mirrors of bathrooms. Yet, there is not any information to say who or what these apparitions are.

Bellevue - College Heights - Housing Area(downtown) - a house in that area is known to be buried on a Indian burial ground. Reports of unexplained noises and events. Owner would wake up to see what’s to be a spirit looking at her then would disappear. Things would go crashing to the ground, when owner would be by her self in a different room. History books in fact show area is built near Indian burial sight.

Bellevue - Fairview Street - There are many different things around Fairview. 1 Fairview School, as seen on this page. Too many people have seen cars drive by with NO driver. 3 Streetlights flash with no one around. As you can see, you shouldn’t drive or go to school at Fairview.

Bellevue - Gilbert Pool - There's a haunting in the office at Gilbert Pool, sights of ghosts. If you lock the door and come back everything will be all over the place in the office even when the door is still locked.

Bellevue - Jewel Park - Numerous accounts of sounds, extra footprints in the dirt, when you are alone, thick mist on a clear night, being chased by something or someone that isn't there. Animal sounds, when no animals have been on the property in 6 months to year. Figures of people, when no one else is there, objects show up in some places and gone by the time you turn around. One witness reports being ran over by something, but no one is near, whispering, rodeo sounds from the old rodeo stands.

Bellevue - John Rice Library - During the night (and sometimes during the day) you can feel see and hear the entities of a old man and a little girl. The girl is about 10 and has dark brown hair parted in the middle and roundish glasses that look big for her face. Most don’t get a real good look at her, but the see her in their peripheral vision. The man has been seen crouching down over books, but his face has never been seen. Employees report feeling poking on their back when there's never anyone or anything there to explain it.

Bellwood - Bellwood Elementary - At night, you'll see what appears to be a severely burned young woman standing in the library window, there are also cold and hot spots, strange sounds. You'll put something somewhere one night, it'll be gone or moved the next morning. Late nights, inside the building, the halls will be filled with the sound of jingling keys, but there's no source of the sound, you'll see shadows moving up and down the halls.

Blair - Dana College - Argo Hall - This is the oldest building on the Dana Campus. There have been numerous reports of objects moving, televisions and radios turning on and off and changing channels by themselves, doors opening and closing, and an unseen hand touching people.

Blair - Dana College - Charles A. Dana Hall of Science - It's said that people in the labs late at night have turned around to find a pitch-black, shadowy figure standing in the doorway. In addition, the cause of a mysterious false fire alarm causing the sprinklers to come on and flood the building in the summer of 1999 remains unexplained. Many say it was an angry or mischievous ghost.

Blair - Dana College - Elkhorn Hall - Ghost haunts 4th floor where in the 1930's he hung himself. Reports say the ghost whispers "shut up" to people and the room that he died in is colder than other rooms next to it. Sometimes the sound of football cleats can be heard running down the hall

Blair - Dana College - Madsen Fine Arts Center - In the Fine Arts building, there are often reports of phantom piano music coming from empty rooms, as well as a cold 'visitor' in the basement dressing area. In addition, a dark figure has been seen darting down the aisles in the empty theater.

Brownville - Captain's museum - Many people in this area have seen a ghost playing the piano in the old . Others have just heard the piano playing late at night.

Cedar Bluffs - Old Coap - late at night you can hear people talking and you will think that a chain saw is running after you. you will look back and see that nothing is there. at the corner every thing will stop if you do not believe come see for your self.

Chadron - Old Main Street Inn - This neat old bed & Breakfast/Restaurant, Bar is haunted by a friendly spirit that the Owners call (Jack). Guests and employees have heard footsteps on the stairs when no one is there. objects have been moved from their original position. One couple who recently stayed there had placed a water glass by their bed side table. The next morning when they awoke they were surprised to find the water glass sitting on a counter in another room.

Clatonia - Boyscout Lake - Woman figure seen walking around and an evil growling noise can be heard. Story has it she froze to death looking for her family in a blizzard. Her and Her family used to live on the grounds and one morning she had sent her kids out to help her husband with the farm chores and the weather increasing got worse as the time had passed. Worried, she went outside to look for her family and ended up freezing to death. Her family ended up taking shelter in the barn and had survived. (*Note The trees leading up to the lake seem to grow together and never seem to have many leaves)

Columbus - Columbus High School - Rumors of a teacher once died of a heart attack around 50 years ago after school. Janitors often hear doors slamming and machinery turning on late at night as their shifts are ending.

Columbus - The Glowing Graveyard - This graveyard is located way out north in the boonies of Columbus. Supposedly on a full moon the headstones are supposed to "glow", but most believe that this is just the cause of the limestone in the rock being reflected by the moon. Right beside the graveyard is a bridge in which according to a myth a bus full of kids rolled off the bridge and died. Supposedly if you put powder all over your car and drive over it in neutral you can see the handprints from children, or if you turn your car off in the middle of the bridge, your car won't start again.

Columbus - Hy-Vee - it is suspected that hyvee is haunted by a ghost named scooter. he is about 5"6' and appears to have brown hair. he comes out around 2 and people have said to hear screeching noises in the back room close to the dairy produce section. employees have reported this to management but they have thought nothing of it up until about 2 months ago the manager had a akward encounter with this suspected ghost.

Columbus - Scotus Central Catholic High School - This school has existed for over a hundred years and is believed to be haunted by several spirits. A nun, a small boy, and a former student are said to roam the halls of this educational institution. To add to the story, there are tunnels under the school that ghost hunters were brought in to investigate in 1980. Several presences were found. There have even been accounts of teachers quitting because of the disturbances.

Columbus - Shell Creek School -2 miles east - first road to the west of Twister's or around 2 miles east of Shell Creek School, When you take the road and are heading north you will go over this little hill. On top of the hill, sometimes you will see around 5-6 orange lights near the creek. They do not have the shine around them such as incandescent. We suspect it to be fires. Then you will go a little ways out and see a diesel tank to run the irrigation systems. Follow the road to the left. At this point it gets very narrow. Keep following the road. You will come across another diesel tank that says "Stay Out". If you chose to go past this, following up to the left is a large bump/rising in the road and you rise slightly in elevation. There will be many stacks of old pipes here. There will be no real good place to turn around so you might have to do some 3-point turns. Honk your horn when you think you can't go any farther on the road. The horn should sound very distant, not like it was coming from your engine, almost as if it was coming from all around you.

Columbus - Old Shockey/Penfield House - In the upstairs of the house, door will open when they were shut and locked, lights dim and flicker. Strange sounds--Is said to be "haunted" by the late Keith Penfield, who died there unexpectedly one morning. The basement also gives off unusual sounds, and you feel like someone's watching you while you sleep, also if you walk around the house when it's dark, you'll see mysterious shadows around the house.

Columbus - Wal-Mart - the girls bathroom by the layaway room has been haunted for about 3 years...witnesses hear the water faucet turning on to find no one there.

Crete - Doane College - The old library seems to be haunted by a woman in a white dress. On a full moon, she will appear in front of one of the windows. She has been reported to roam about the basement also.

Crofton - Argo Hotel - It is said that in this location of Crofton Nebraska a yong girl had died in the basement and people can still see her ghost, and being it used to be a mental institution, there are tales of hearing moaning from the rooms, and when a crofton residence was tearing down a wall in the "lounge" he found a babys skeleton, and people say that they can hear the mother whaling for her baby. Some people say that they sometimes see the pictures move.

Curtis - Curtis College - Dorm Rooms - it is said that the Curtis College dorm rooms are haunted by a guy that hung himself because he was made fun of. it is said that he walks around the halls at night and whistles and makes fun of people and pounds on the floor and doors and people go out and see and there is no one there!!

Darr - Darr Bridge - If you pass over this bridge at midnight on a foggy winter's night and look in your rearview mirror you will see a pioneer woman who was killed on this bridge. Some say that she is in a covered wagon and some say that she is walking and looking for her son that died. Not all that go will see her, so be patient.

Dorchester - Gilbert's Graveyard - Haunted graveyard by the Gilbert family who were pioneers in the 1890's. Strange noises and the movement of the tombstone are just the tip of this sight.

Dorchester - High School boiler room - A kid once locked himself down in the boiler room and died. Janitors her someone yelling during the night and they go down there and don't see any one.

Fairbury - Trail Blazers Restaurant - Its just about a daily event for something to happen. Its nothing new, the menu's tell a story of there own. But nobody is for sure of the ghost identity. Some say its Wild Bill? Feel free to visit during restaurant hours.

Fremont - Barnard Park - Barnard Park used to be a cemetery and it was a camp during the Mormon Trail. The city turned the cemetery into a park and couldn’t move all of the bodies because some of the bodies were marked with sticks and rocks and after the years passed, they were impossible to find. Late at night, you can see figures passing threw the park; one ghost sticks out among the rest. She is a lady who was on the Mormon Trail, her daughter died when they were staying at the camp and the girls mother was to devastated to go on and late at night in the winter, you can see the lady walking around the park crying. A lot of the houses around the park have also been said to be haunted. There is another ghost of a man that is always seen lying down on a park bench.

Fremont - Midland Lutheran College - Theater above the student union is haunted by what was a caretaker from way back. Strange noises and eerie feelings abound.

Fremont - Waste Water Treatment Plant - from time to time there has been weird stuff going on late at night, while taking some readings I saw someone walk by the door I thought it was the other operator, later I found out he hadn't been over there. one time someone knocked or pounded on the garage door we went out to see who was out there, nobody there. another operator was trying to take the lid off the oil barrel, he went to the shop to get something to use, when he got back the lid was off. we think it was the old superintendent who had died on the job there.

Garland - Old Garland Movie Theater - Some have reported seeing people in the windows, and if one enters the house, boards fall and almost hit any intruders. There is an old car at the house that says “I will kill you” on it. If you knock on the door you hear a return knock.

Geneva - Smittys curve - On Cold winter nights you can still see Smitty crawling to safety one night winter night Smitty was taking his new car out going at top speeds he came around the curve didn’t see the bridge and smack he was in the creek crawling to safety he got to the barn on top of the hill laid there and died Smittys is 2 or three miles out side of Geneva

Hastings - Hastings College - The ghost of another music professor has been seen in human form and as a floating light in the music building named for him. Lights have been turned on and off, as well as sightings of him walking the halls late at night.

Hastings - Hastings College - Altman Hall of Hastings College - Altman hall is said to be haunted by Clara Altman. She is a good ghost who protects the students staying there. You hear knocking on doors lights turn on and off and radios turned on in the middle of the night.

Hay Springs - Hay Springs High School - a presence of a male has been felt.

Homer - Lottie's Grave - pronounced "Lottie" - on the gravel road you see lights, also see lights coming from inside the grave yard. If you put a can of pop on the grave, try to pick it up and you will not be able to. When you finally can, the can will be empty. Other things are said to happen. - September 2004 additional information: Another story known by the locals was that she fell in love with another man and her jealous husband or lover killed them and threw their bodies from a bluff into the river. If you called on her she was supposed to appear in the trees in white. Supposedly you could hear her crying at night. - December 2005 Update/Additional Information: Another story is that she lost her mind when her husband died, and kids teased her and called her a witch. The story is in fact a legend in the area, but was based around the Macy/Decatur area. Supposedly there was a trapper married to a Sioux woman, and they had a cabin along the Missouri river around an area called Blackbird Bend. The husband came home from a hunting trip earlier than expected and surprised her and her lover. He killed the man and cut her head off before throwing her body down the mountain and on certain nights you can see a woman in white looking for her wailing head.

Kearney - Conrad Hall - The Hall was built in the late 1950s and used to house the KSC chapter of the Alpha Omicron Pi sorority. The ghost, named Stella after one of the AOPi founding sisters is said to haunt the west end of the third floor rooms, particularly room 318. The ghost appears at night, sitting in students' chairs, as well as on their beds. Sometimes, students wake up unable to open their eyes or roll over in bed because the ghost is said to be sleeping next to them. Chairs are often found drug across the tile floors in front of the mirrors. Lights are found turned on in vacant rooms that have remained locked, and the ghost also is said to turn on water in the bathrooms, where students find it running.

Kearney - Kearney Area Children's Museum - The basement of the Children's Museum in Kearney is very heavily haunted. It is full of strange equipment, and has very odd-colored stains on the walls. Sudden temperature drop, hairs all over standing on end and a generally very, very bad feeling were experienced.

Kearney - Kearney Senior High School - The Auditorium at KHS is haunted by two ghosts. The first, more active ghost, is named Walt. He is benevolent, if you treat him right. The theatre has a 'ghost light' that remains on all the time, except during performances. If the light ever goes out at night, the next practice or performance will have something bad happen. Good examples of this would be costumes going missing just before the show, or an actress breaking her ankle backstage. The other, more well-known haunt is affectionately referred to as 'The Who.' Up in the very top of the Auditorium, backstage, near the rafters, the logo for the band of the same name mysteriously appeared one night. There is no way up to the rafters, nor is there any ladder in the school tall enough to reach there, not even the ones used for hanging the lights. Other disturbances related to The Who are the odd, rather loud moaning sounds that people dismiss as the wind, before they go outside and find it to be a calm night.

Kearney - University of Nebraska - One of the dorms on the main campus is haunted by the ghost of a college girl who hung herself in the room. Students, faculty and staff have reported banging doors, rattling windows and footsteps.

Krakow (near Genoa) - Krakow Church - There was an old convent there that was torn down years ago. If you go out there on a full moon and drive past the church going south some say you can still see the convent there. Also seen a figure hanging and swaying.

Lake Waconda - Hannahs Grave - The ghost of a young woman who searches for her child haunts the grounds. When it sngws, snow never touches the spot where she is buried. Some say they have seen a ghostly light that resembles a lantern floating around at night..

Lexington - Middle School - A girl fell taking off a flag and died in the old teacher's lounge. Lights flicker on and off and hear chairs slid across the floor when nobody is even in the room.

Lexington - Lexington pubic library -  Theirs a Woman dressed in black that appears to people when there are large groups using the rooms in the front part of the library. You look down the hall were She's been there no one there. Also she likes to turn out the lights in the girl’s restroom and hold the door shut.

Lincoln - Antelope Park - Near the memorial, behind the care takers house, there is a field where numerous sightings of figures have been seen, walking across into the trees.

Lincoln - Circuit City - It is said to have been built over an Indian burial ground.  At night sometimes when workers go to straighten things and make the store look nice and ready for the next day, they go back and see that there are things knocked on to the floor.  Voices have also been heard.

Lincoln - Hobbittsville House - ghost of a girl who died there haunts the property.

Lincoln - Friendship Manor - Smell cigar smoke at times(no smoking allowed) This is a women’s shelter. History there that a man hung himself there .

Lincoln - Lake Street Lake - What used to be the sight of a small dairy farm, was turned into a skating rink where many of Lincoln's youth came. After numerous accidental deaths, the most famous being of a little boy killed by a group of bully's, the Lake was drained and is now a deep grassy area. But the original tree still stands from the original dairy farm, and on winter nights, reporting of ghost sightings near the creek that once led into the lake have exploded since.

Lincoln - Nebraska Weslyan College - The ghost of a music professor has been seen and heard frequently in the old music building on the Nebraska Weslyan College campus. The professor was an organ instructor, the organ can be heard late at night , and sometimes can be seen sitting at or near the organ. The ghost has also been seen and heard at the apartment where the professor lived.

Lincoln - Old Captain's Studio - haunted by The Captain who use to live there.

Lincoln - Speed Indoor Racing - 3 months after it opened the owner was walking down the hall and saw a person run across the room way ahead of him. He went after it and it was gone. Also, bells were once heard ringing and a broom caught on fire in the storeroom when no one was there.

Lincoln - The Capitol Building - is haunted by the maintenance man that changed the light bulb on top fell and died now haunts the fourteenth floor. The storage levels the stairs that lead up to them are haunted by a worker that worked there way back in the day she was afraid of heights but to do her job for the money cause she was poor. she climbed them anyway got dizzy and the stairs are so narrow and the rail is so short she fell of the twelfth floor and is now seen as a fog falling past you in the middle of the rotating stairs but when you look down them you can't see her.

Lincoln - University of Nebraska - The Temple Building - A worker fell from the rafters during construction early in the 1900's and was killed as he hit the stage floor. People have heard a noise followed by a crashing sound from the stage. As they come to investigate, there is no one there or anything out of place. A misty figure of a worker in old style clothes has also been seen. - February 2004 update: The ghost's name is Clara and they recently put an office in for her (Clara's Office) With a piano and many different instruments. If you're alone in the building you can hear her playing the organ.

Lincoln - Washington Street - Apparently there was a little boy back in the day who was on one of the four corners on Washington Street. There was a car full of gang members in the car and shot the little boy on one of the corners. They say that if you come across one of the corners you hear the little boy scream and a brush of wind hit across your body.

Loup City - Jenner's Park - If you go down to Jenner's Park at night, the sound of children laughing can be heard. The park used to be a zoo and the stone-earthen cages still remain which adds to the creepy feelings aroused there.

Louisville - Ball Cemetery - Apparitions seen, headstones frequently tip over and then rise back up

Malcolm - Fern Westfall Library - After dark, apparitions can be seen of Fern Westfall, the founder of the school, knocking books off of the shelves. Reports also state that a portrait of her in the elementary cafeteria contains roaming eyes that follow curious, staring students.

Maxwell - Plumer Street House - Residents have heard baby cries, have seen an empty rocking chair begin rocking by itself; one resident says he's seen a young woman dressed in white in the chair, a thudding noise on the stairs at night, and have seen the naked light bulb swinging back and forth by itself in the upstairs front bedroom. Upon further examination of the source of these sounds, several hidden walkways between each of the upstairs rooms were found. Lights flickered on and off. Some of the stories is a young boy had fallen down the stairs and broke his neck on his way to use the outhouse in the middle of the infant child died in her crib in an upstairs room and the mother held the dead baby in her arms and rocked her until she was discovered...another young boy hung himself from a light cord in the front upstairs bedroom...a woman and her lover fought and one was killed in the area where my mom's room was(it was a parlor before we moved in).

Murdock - Oxbow Cemetery - People will be walking through the cemetery looking at children’s graves and begin to hear many children playing out in the road and go to look and no one is there.

Nebraska City - 7 Sisters Road - Legend is a man hung each one of his sisters on each of the 7 hills. Only about 3 or 4 good hills remain, but there are a lot of strange happenings at night. Cars will stall, headlights will shut off, and screaming can be heard. Also many OLD ghost buildings still exist. The Camp Creek Cemetery is also well know for being haunted. Located in same area, about 3 miles South of Nebraska City.

Nebraska City - Super China Buffet - There have been many restaurants and stores in this old building in historic Nebraska city in. Nobody is sure who haunts it, some say it’s the ghost of a boy who died and one of the restaurants was named after him and owned by his parents. Others say its the ghost of the woman who had a antique shop there for many years and cared dearly for the building. Anyone who spends any amount of time there has seen objects moving, strange sounds, and misplaced objects. - December 2003 update/correction: the restaurant used to be a place called Bischofs hardware. they were in business for many. many yeas. A man ran it, there was Minnie Bishof who was the bookkeeper there and she babysat. Mr Bishof ran it until he died at age 90! His brothers helped too along with his sister Minnie. They were a well respected family in town. A family renovated the building and named it Scooters after theirson who committed suicide, it was rumored boy is buried close by where my parents are buried. The boy died well before they opened up the restaurant.

Norfolk - Norfolk Junior High - They say that the Junior High is haunted by a man who hung himself. He was a janitor at the school. Many people say that they can see half of him in the boiler room, where he hung himself. People also say he is trying to find his way out.

Norfolk - Regional Center - Local mental institution, there have been visions of people walking the halls, then turning down a dead end hallway and disappearing. Also many howls, screams, pounding throughout the night.

North Platte - Buffalo Bill Codys' House - So after on of our concerts in North Platte, my band mates decided to go out to the famous Buffalo Bill Codys’ house, looking up at the window we saw a vision of a little girl. The curtains were moving around while there was no wind, perfectly clear night. The little girl looked to be glowing around the edges as she moved her hand around.

North Platte - The Ice house - This is where they used to keep ice back when they didn't have fridges. People have said they have seen a man hanging from one of the hooks that they used to put ice on, they have also said lots of things about people walking around on the upstairs level of the ice house.- April 2007 Update - that building was torn down.

North Platte - Dodge Hill Road & Cemetery - Many of the locals frequent this spot in the winter for its choice sledding, but after dark, only the brave visit this area. The road takes a few twists and turns and has a sheer drop on either side at some points. Several people have skidded through the guard rails and plunged to their death. Further along is the infamous cemetery. It is said that if you go there at night and point your headlights at the statue of Jesus, he will eventually move. Sometimes people can be seen walking through the tombstones one moment and vanish the next. Phantom animals have also been reported.

North Platte - Old Fox Theatre - Neville Center for the Performing Arts - Every Theatre has its ghosts, and this one is no exception. In the Balcony, specifically in the area of the Lighting booth, people have had "unexplainable" encounters with something. Usually, it happens as a sudden drop in temperature. Sometimes people have actually felt the touch of someone's hand. Everyone who performs there or is in anyway involved with the Playhouse has heard the stories and knows that he is harmless. Or, at least, he has been so far.

Odessa - Odessa school - Strange footsteps in gym and hallways of the school, slamming of doors on 3rd floor. large drafts in one of the lower hallways of the school (NOTE) school has new windows and doors.

Ogallala - Boot Hill - Boot hill is a cemetery for old cowboys. Many people have seen the ghost of pioneers, and cowboys roaming around the grave stones at night.

Ogallala - Mansion on the hill - people driving past on west 10th street have seen lights on in the back room when the museum is closed at night. Museum keepers have also seen a man’s figure walking around during the after noon when only the museum keepers are there.

Omaha - Alpha School - The building can be empty except for you and the floor will creek and footsteps can be heard. Doors will close for no reason. Strange noises are always heard.

Omaha - Brother Sebastian's - "The Regular" Bill Wolcott was an older gentleman who, for years, dined at Brother Sebastian's almost every evening. Wolcott had his peculiarities: he often dressed in a formal smoking jacket complete with an ascot tie; he always dined in the lounge, always at the same seat. Unfortunately, Wolcott was stricken with cancer. Although treatments were painful he continued to dine at Brother Sebastian's, even while he was hospitalized. When Wolcott became so ill that he could no longer swallow solid food, the kitchen staff pureed his meals for him. At some point during this time Wolcott began draping a towel over his head while he was in public; but for some reason he was drawn to his favorite dining spot. Wolcott, it appears, felt so comfortable at Brother Sebastian's that he continues to frequent the restaurant even after his death. The last report of Wolcott's ghost occurred on the night of the restaurant’s grand re-opening. A woman seated in one of the back dining rooms complained that someone was staring at her and making her uncomfortable. The "Someone" to whom she referred was the face of an old man that the woman claimed was in the stones that make up the wall of the room. Two of the staff also witnessed, late one night after the restaurant was closed and all the doors were locked. They were the only people inside, they saw a swinging door at the rear of the bar open fully, stopped moving as if someone were walking through the threshold, and closed. Anyone who has been inside the building knows that a random wind breezing through to swing doors open and closed is unlikely: Just like the original building (before the 1995 fire), the new structure has no windows. Sometimes in restaurants an employee closes the establishment one night and opens the business the following morning. More than one server has stated that a candle that they knew was snuffed out the previous night was burning the next morning.

Omaha - Downtown - Central High - on the main floor when you walk the hallways by the deans office on weekends or nights, drop temperature even when the heater is on. keep walking down and if you brought someone you will here "I know your here" and if you brought three or more people you will here "I know your all here." then you will see a white blur  fly past you down the hallway near the deans office. if you look in the window you might see a shadowy figure wave to you. It is possible this was a former dean or janitor. The ghost sounds like a janitor because you might here broom sweeps in the hallway, but it seems like a dean because it waves in the dean’s office when the door was locked. Be patient, they are sure to show up. Also heard creaking at a distance and wheels moving on wooden floors.

Omaha - Hummel Park - In Omaha, there is a city park on the northern outskirts named Hummel Park. The background of this park is very macabre to begin with. In the early 1900's, Lynch mobs would ride through town and hang or otherwise mutilate any black people that happened to be in sight. They hung so many black people that the trees still bow over the road leading to Hummel Park. The weird part is that young trees and even the grass lean toward the road outside the park and even inside the park. Apparitions, mists, Indian drums playing at night, wolves howling. Supposed old Indian burial grounds on sight. Also, reports of the morphing stairs. It is a staircase which is roughly 200 stairs long. The word, "roughly" is used because every time you go up and or down it you will count a different number of stairs. There is a staircase at Hummel Park that if you walk up to the top and count the stairs going up, it will be less than the number of stairs going down, it is called the stairway to hell because of this. There have been many reports of animal sacrificing in the park. There is also a cult of albinos that live in the park, supposedly. But be careful of crazy people out there if you decide to go. - October 2007 Update: Parts of the steps are missing and falling apart so your count will always be different. Be careful.

Omaha - Lynch Park - You go there and you can hear footsteps of people running and the crying of a baby. One witness heard a man screaming saying,” It’s so cold, help me," and you could swear that you felt a man grab your leg.

Omaha - Millard North High - There is a hallway by the south doors where the janitors had a smoking room downstairs. One-day student snuck down there to smoke a cigarette. He smoked his cigarette and was on his way out. There was told to be a puddle of water by the door and he slipped and hit his head. He died instantly. It's shut off to students and personal now but if you walk down that hallway you'll smell stale cigarette smoke and hear a crashing sound underneath you.

Omaha - Mystery Manor - This commercial haunted house is supposed to be actually haunted by several spirits. Visitors to the Halloween events have reported a 'lady in a blue dress' near the end of the tour who is not a staff member. The owners also mention other phenomena happening during the rest of the year. Their website is - and they discuss these events there.

Omaha - O'Hanlon house - footsteps and pounding on the front door are the main events here.

Omaha - Omaha South High School - At Omaha South High School, there is a ghost. The ghost's name is Gus. About 20-25 years ago there was a tornado drill. So everyone had to go to the "Catacombs" as we call them. This was a part of the building that was built when the performing arts part of the building was built. It was the 50's so it was built, to be a nuclear fallout shelter. Well during this tornado drill everyone went down to the catacombs. Gus, a janitor for the Performing Arts part of the building, thought that they would be there for a while. So he went to the "Rat Room" to get some provisions for everyone. He closed the door behind him, went to get a barrel of food, when it fell on him, and crushed his head. He was not found until he had been dead for a while. Now Gus still roams the Performing Arts section of the building, even after it was remolded about 10 years ago. The strange thing is that if you are in a play there and you don't believe in Gus he will mess you up. As in you mess up your lines, cues, entrances, etc. He also likes to be in the Green Room, which is right next to the Catacombs; he leaves lights on and open doors.

Omaha - The White House Apartments - These apartments used to be an old hospital. It is said that some of the tenents who lived on the main floor has seen a lady in a long white gown walking the hallway.

Palmyra - High School - In the old part of the high school on the 3rd floor there is to be know of a ghost named Willy he was a janitor here in the high school and the other janitors say that he still roams here and one janitor said that he was vacuuming in one room and he shut it off and went to another room and when he came back it was running by it self and he was the only janitor in the school so he thought. Sometimes in the restrooms on 3rd floor the stools would run out of know where and a door will shut really loud.

Papillion - Pattycakes bakery - reports of oven doors opening by themselves with no one around . reports of ghosts attacking employees.

Peru - Peru State College - Morgan Hall - The dormitory called Morgan Hall is haunted by Eliza Morgan, whom the dorm is named after. Eliza once lived in the House that is the center of Morgan and she died in the basement and still resides there. Delzell, the male dormitory, is also haunted in the basement although by whom I am not sure. The most haunted place on campus is the College Theater, again I am not sure who haunts it.

Pierce - Plainview - Plainview High School - The Jr. High building is haunted by a girl that was decapitated.  Teachers have reported computers bringing up her grades and the computer freezing on her file.  Also sounds and lights flicker late at night.

Plattsmouth - Main Street - Under Main street in Plattsmouth there are brick tunnels that are said to be haunted as well as many of the old homes surrounding east Plattsmouth and the main street buildings. Also the halls of the old Plattsmouth high on S is said to be haunted as well as the old gym in the basement.

Platteview - Fairview Elementary - the land belonged to a farmer who had his head cut off by his son and he walks with his head in his hands.

Santee - Santee Tribal Office - A little boy has been seen and heard walking the hallways of the tribal building. Last year a photograph was taken in the Head Start office and a child's face of a boy was transparent over the face of the child coloring. No other children were in the room besides the child coloring. The boy appeared to have a bruised up face and his eyes seemed to be bloated.

Schuyler - Cemetery - Strange lights can be seen from a mausoleum at times, voices have also been heard.

Schuyler - Sky Drive-In Theater - There has been descriptions of black dogs roaming around one with one eye and one leg missing but when you turn away and look back they are gone. There has also been reports of things being in place one day and all thrown around the next day.

Scottsbuff - Scottsbluff National monument - There is a female spirit clad in white that walks along the base of the opposite bluff, around the end of July and beginning of august around midnight or one in the morning. Sometimes you'll see her, sometimes you won't. A lot of people have besides me...but you got to look closely, and be patient.

Seward - Concordia University - David dorm - is haunted by Indians. When the dorm was built in the 1970s, bones were found. When the remains were turned in, they dated back to the early 1700s, and maps showed that the land was owned by local Indians. Concordia was given the ok to keep building there, but they had to turn in all of the remains that were found. Residents have reported blow dryers, computers, curling irons, phones and other electronics that will turn on, or the shower will turn on. Some say the Indians are angry that Concordia was allowed to build there. Students have reported strange happenings since 1976.

Seward - Seward Middle School - Janitors report of several weird things happening in this school. They said that you can hear and see kids walking up and down the hall ways at night and one of the ghosts actually talks to one of the janitors. The janitor said that there was a day care center that burned down killing everyone in it, and the new addition of the school was built on that. In the girls locker rooms, the showers have been seen turning on and off by themselves, the janitors will turn off the lights and find them back on later that night.

Sidney - Old Fort Sidney Commanders Home - The Old Fort Sidney Commanders Home is haunted by the spirit of a woman. She was the wife of a commander back in the earlier 1900's. One day while in a hurry, she took the steep maids staircase. She tripped and fell to her death. Some say she can still be seen roaming through the house. An actual picture of the ghost can be seen in a Nebraska published magazine called the Scriviner.

Spring Ranch - 3 miles East of Pauline NE - A ghost town, which was ambushed by Indians. The cemetery is said to have spirits.

Stanton - Whistlers - Story of guy went crazy killed his family then hung himself from second bridge. At night you can hear him whistling, because he always sat on the bridge and whistled while he fished. Some say to have seen him swinging during the late hours of night.

Seward - Hobo's Culvert - It is said that people buried the hobos that lived in this culvert, and now whoever goes there sees the ghosts of the hobos that lived there.

Valentine - Centennial Hall - Centennial Hall is the oldest standing school building in the state of Nebraska, as listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.  Now a museum, Centennial Hall is open to guests during the late spring through early fall months.   In 1944, a schoolgirl died of a heart attack brought upon by a poisoning.  According to local "lore" the girl's clarinet reed was poisoned, killing her.  Several former teachers have talked about cold drafts, strange noises, and a generally eerie feeling at times in the old school - as well as one teacher who wants to remain anonymous who thought that he actually saw an apparition for a split second.  Numerous people in town (including myself) have said that they can hear music coming from the old music room (the school hasn't been open but as a museum since 1978, and no instruments are left in the school - though the music room has been turned into a "bell" room for the museum).  A select few people have reported seeing chimes moving inside the building with no drafts, rocking chairs rocking with no one in them, etc. 

Valley - Valley High School - Once in what is now the old gym there was a stage that is now the wrestling room and it is said that in 1955 a boy fell from the lighting bridge during the winter concert when he fell one of the Christmas tree props went right through his back and out his chest. They say now when you go up there that blood will appear on the floor and you can hear a crowd screaming. At night you can see a boy fall on a tree and then disappear. Don't believe me come to the office and ask to go to the wrestling room.

Waterloo - Waterloo Middle school - There are three ghost stories here,  One is that me and my friends were playing in the band room and we saw a black little girl running into a shed where we store our instruments.  We know we saw something because a hall pass flew down from where we saw the figure.  THe second story is the one about locker 61.  They saw that a little girl around seven was shoved in there by her drunk sisters and left there to die.  The handle to the locker was broken of when we first heard about it.  A couple hours later a teacher opened it and there was all of the books.  The last thing in that they say that a scientists was doing an experiment and he blew him-self up.  Now we the girls play four-square and hear strange noises and the lights flicker on and off every now and then.

Wayne - Wayne State College - Neihardt Hall - which is haunted by Cora, a young lady that killed herself in the basement. The Lay Theater that is haunted by a very mischievous ghost. The Willow Bowl which is said to be haunted by a young man that committed suicide there a few years ago. And a young girl who was playing in the tunnels when her ball rolled into a cubbyhole with bare electrical wires haunts the tunnels between the dorms.

Weeping Water - Weeping Water Graveyard - If you go there at night you can see people rising from the graves and if they see you they might come after you. When they saw me they did and they will attack so beware.

Weeping Water - Witch's Bridge - It is said that many years ago this witch hung herself from the bridge known as Witch's bridge. It is said that if you go out there on an odd night at an odd hour with an odd number of people and hang your head and top half of your body over the edge of the bridge you will see yourself hanging or she will pull you under the bridge.

Wilber - Wilber-Clatonia High School - It's said that a student once fell and died while working on a latter in the auditorium.. People have seen things move and fall on there own in the 'storage room' (located next to the auditorium). And the auditorium itself is the coldest place in the building with feelings of someone watching you. Music can be heard coming from the band room and choir room and voices can be heard also when in the school after dark.

Wilber - Wilber-Clatonia schools - a kid a while back fell off a ladder and died in the gym. and ever since the gym has been the coldest place in the school and people still see him walking around the gym with the ladder he fell off of.

York - East 3rd - there are people yelling and throwing thing down the street and this happens at midnight

York - York High School - A teacher was once killed here, and you can see her figure walking into her room, turning on the lights, and then sits down and messes up all the paper from that day.

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