Arkansas Haunted Locations

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Arkansas Haunted Cities and Towns

Altus
Arkadelphia
Beebe
Eureka Springs
Little Rock

 

Altus - Ozark High School Stage

Ozark High School CrestAt 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 soon 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.
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Arkadelphia - Ouachita Baptist University

Ouachita Baptist UniversityThere have been claims of orbs sighted in the basement, eyes seen in the corners, blood on the walls of most of the dormitories, and windows of the dormitories (especially in the girls dormitories) breaking at night, with no explanation as to why they are broken.

Hauntings seem to happen mostly at night, although people have seen orbs in the basement night & day.
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Beebe - Arkansas State University - Princess Hall

Arkansas State University - Princess Hall - Beebe, AROccupants on the second floor of the Princess Hall dormitory have reported intruders trying to open their doors only to check and find no evidence of anyone in the halls. Others have reported their beds being bumped or they have been shoved completely out of their beds by unseen forces, scratching on the windows, opening and closing of closet doors, being pushed down the stairs, and black shadows (particularly between room 219 and 220).

In 1987, Sandra Lynn Williams was murdered. Her social security card was later found at ASU. A couple of years after that, a doorman at Tramps (a nightclub in Jacksonville) called the police and said someone had tried to use Williams' driver's license to get in. Some believe Sandra's restless spirit may be there still looking for her killer near a certain room.The muder has remained unsolved to this day.

Princess Hall has ceased to operate as a dormitory as of 2011 and is currently under renovations for the future use of the music department and storage of IT equipment.
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Eureka Springs - The Crescent Hotel

The Crescent Hotel - Eureka Springs - ArkansasThe Crescent Hotel is one of the most visited hotels in the South. With its long and extensive history, it is also known to be one of the most haunted places in the Ozarks. Staff and guests alike tell stories of a number of ghosts that are still said to inhabit the old hotel.

The most often sighted apparition is that of an red-haired Irish stonemason, who the staff has dubbed "Michael.” Allegedly, Michael was one of the original masons who worked on the building of the hotel in 1885. However, while working on the roof he lost his balance and fell to the second floor area and was killed. This area now houses Room 218 of the hotel and is said to be the most haunted guestroom. Michael is evidently a mischievous spirit who likes to play tricks with the lights, the doors, and television, as well as often being heard pounding loudly on the walls. Others have witnessed hands coming out of the bathroom mirror and heard cries of what sounded like a man falling in the ceiling. Yet other guests have been shaken during the night, and on one occasion a patron ran screaming from the room, professing to have seen blood splattered all over its walls.

From the days when the old hotel served as Baker’s Cancer Hospital, the lingering spirit of a nurse, dressed all in white, is often seen pushing a gurney on the third floor. Only spotted after 11:00 p.m., the time which they used to move the deceased out the cancer hospital, the ghostly spirit vanishes when she reaches the end of the hallway. Others who have not seen the apparition have reported the sounds of squeaks and rattles that sound like a gurney rolling down the hallway. During the 1930’s, this area was used as the morgue and even today, still houses "Dr.” Baker’s old autopsy table and walk-in freezer. Also located on the third floor is the laundry area, where a hotel maintenance man once witnessed all of the washers and dryers inexplicably turning on by themselves in the middle of the night.

The apparition of the greedy "Doctor Baker" himself, has also been seen in the old Recreation Room in the basement and at the foot of the first floor stairway. Dressed in a purple shirt and white linen suit, and looking somewhat confused, the apparition appears identical to old photographs of the infamous "quack."

For a time, the antique switchboard continued to be utilized in the hotel, but when it continually received phone calls from the otherwise empty basement, the use of the old switchboard was discontinued. It was here in the basement that "Dr." Baker’s hapless patients were often convinced of his miracle cures and handed over their life's savings for the "treatment."

Another remnant of these old "hospital" days is a ghostly figure who calls herself "Theodora." Most often seen by housekeepers in Room 419, Theodora courteously introduces herself as a cancer patient, before quickly vanishing.

In the lobby a gentleman dressed in formal Victorian clothing, complete with top hat, has often been spotted at the bottom of the stairway and sitting at the bar. Described as distinguished-looking with a mustache and beard, many have claimed to entice him into conversation. However, he just sits quietly and never responds, before he suddenly disappears.. The hotel’s Crystal Dining Room, is another place in the hotel that is said to contain frequent paranormal activities. Here, other Victorian dressed apparitions have often been encountered. Many have seen groups of 1890’s dancers, in full-dress attire, whirling around the room in the wee hours of the morning. Other reports tell of a 19th century gentleman who has been seen sitting at a table near the windows. When approached, he says, "I saw the most beautiful woman here last night and I am waiting for her to return." A former waitress reported that she spied the vision of a Victorian bride and groom in the dining room’s huge mirror. The groom allegedly made eye contact with her before the couple faded away. The Victorian spirits that linger in the dining room are said to be very playful, and on one occasion during the Christmas season, the Christmas tree and all its packages were found mysteriously moved to the other side of the room. Additionally, all the chairs had been moved to circle or face the transported tree. On another occasion, staff arrived in the morning to find the dining room in perfect order, with the exception of all of the menus scattered about the room.

In the dining room's kitchen. the apparition of a small boy has been seen skipping around and sometimes pots and pans are said to come flying of their hooks of their own accord.

One other often reported spirit is that of a young female who once attended the Crescent College and Conservatory for Young Women, which was open between 1908 and 1924. According to the tale, the young girl either jumped from or was pushed from a balcony to her death. Today, guests report hearing her screams as she falls.

Other apparitions have been sighted in Room 202 and Room 424, as well as a ghostly waiter carrying a tray of butter in the hallways.
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Little Rock - MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History


MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History - Little Rock, ArkansasDisembodied voices, talking, and music have been heard by the living who work in the building and who visit the displays.In 1996, an employee was sitting in her office in the basement, when she heard the sounds of music, laughter and talking coming from the room above her, which was the largest room on the east side of the ground floor. She went up to investigate but saw and heard nothing. When she returned to her office, the same sounds were present. Some of the paranormal occurrences witnessed by several people throughout the year are documented below.

Solid apparitions: When the second floor of the tower served as a theater, an employee saw a solid body of a man, dressed in a dark uniform, lying across the chairs when she was closing up for the evening. She ran down to get another person to help with what she thought was a transient. When the second person tried to touch the body, which had turned around, it melted into the air, probably encouraging a hasty retreat!

See-through apparitions: On occasion, a see-through apparition walks down the staircase to the ground floor, going about his business. A playful entity, he likes to throw things at people, just missing them, during late afternoon or stormy winter days. The unsuspecting person walks down the right-hand staircase from the third floor to the second. If this person stops immediately and looks over a shoulder, he or she will see a shadow of an object fly by. It's as if an unseen presence at the top of the stairs is throwing something for chuckles, enjoying the reactions of people.

Shadow people: Many people have noticed unexplained shadows on the wall also. Two shadow people have been seen in the area under the grand staircase in the basement, still reliving their duel.
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