Ghost Stories

Ghosts of Arkansas

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 girls haunts the dorms at night searching for her lost love. After he left her, she just wasted away.

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 there holy resting place.

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.

Bradley - Conway Cemetery - you can here voices at midnight on a full moon there is a tree that they hung people on you can here 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 Cemetery's gate.

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.

Cotter - 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.

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 it's path and it disappears as it gets to you and then reappears behind you continuing on it's 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 babies 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.

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 - 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.

Fort Smith - Judge Parker Court House - Judge Isaac Parker, that 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 fourth with no wind. Also, you can hear the banging of Parkers gavel in the courthouse.

Gurdon - Railroad Tracks - Legend has it that a man carrying a lantern haunts the railroad tracks outside of Gurdon, Ar. 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.

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.

Jonesboro - Craighead Lake - The story is that one night a few teenagers where 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 - 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.

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 - Woodson Ladural Road - Legend says that if you go down Woodson Ladural 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, 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.

Marion - Rush - 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, "where's 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 it's remote location in the forest near the settlement.

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.

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

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 - 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.

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.

Pottsville - The Old Pottsville Bridge - The apparition of a woman can be seen on the bride.

Rector - Catholic Cemetery - 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 you car, because it will not start.

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.

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 - 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 - 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.

Soldotna - Bailey Furniture Store - The furniture store used to be a grocery store, and the owner of the grocery store was murdered, and the killer was never found. It's said that the man still haunts the place, and sometimes furniture breaks for no reason, or unusual sounds are heard from the back office.

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

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.

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.