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Real Haunted Places Across Kentucky

Across ##Region##, there are countless locations that are believed to be haunted, ranging from houses & hotels, to lighthouses, roadways, and wooded areas - ghosts and spirits don't seem to discriminate when it comes to what locations they're haunting! Find out all about Kentucky's unique haunted locales, many of which are open to the public, and if you're feeling very brave, visit one of these exciting haunted places!
 
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  •   Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill Harrodsburg, KY
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    This village is said to be the largest restored Shaker village in the United States. It is made up of 3,000 acres and contains 34 original Shaker buildings, and some ghosts, too! It has been said that ghostly babies can be heard crying at night near the pond. Read More

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    The name 'Cave X' came about because there are 4 entrances that meet in the center, like an X. The cave is said to be haunted by two Cherokee lovers and it has been said that warrior Huraken found the cave and its hidden vein of silver, but kept it a secret so that he could use it to make gifts for the chief’s daughter, Manuita. When Huraken didn't come home after battle, Manuita... Read More

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  •   Waverly Hills Sanatorium Louisville, KY
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    This historic hospital first opened its doors in 1910 to treat tuberculosis patients. It has seen over 60,000 deaths within its walls and is believed to be haunted by some of those who died there. A number of television shows have explored the site, including Ghost Adventures, Fact or Faked and Ghost Hunters. Witnesses have reported anything from unexplained lights to shadowy forms and... Read More

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  •   Hebron Lutheran Cemetery Hebron, KY
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    Haunting reports at this cemetery include a burning smell when approaching the crematorium, even when no one is around. When walking near the graves, whispers can sometimes be heard, and a chill can be felt. Read More

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  •   White Hall Richmond, KY
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    Dating back to 1798, this site was the historic home to Cassius Clay. His father built the home and it is believed to be haunted by Clay himself, his wife and son. Witnesses have claimed to see moving candle lights, hear footsteps, and other mysterious noises, and even smells throughout the home. Piano and violin music has also been heard, and three ghostly apparitions have been... Read More

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    A ghostly man holding an infant is said to haunt this cemetery. Witnesses have claimed that he is waiting for his wife to die so they can be reunited as a family. Read More

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    This bed and breakfast once operated as a jail and housed prisoners from 1797 to 1987. It was Kentucky's oldest operating jail complex, and was listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. Some believe the spirits of prisoners linger here, and witnesses have reported hearing disembodied footsteps and people crying. Read More

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  •   Jim Beam Distillery Clermont, KY
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    Witnesses say that a former guard haunts this Jim Beam Distillery. He was known to be a bit out of his mind, and liked to yell at the full moon during his shift. Reports say you can hear his screams on nights when there is a full moon. Read More

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  •   Gratz Park Inn Lexington, KY
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    This historic inn is said to be haunted by apparitions of men, a lady wearing a white dress and hat, and drunk partygoers. A ghostly young girl has also been spotted running and playing jacks in the halls, and an elderly man's spirit is known to turn the TVs on and off. A sad-looking man's apparition has also been seen on the bottom level. Ghosts here are known to make themselves known... Read More

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  •   Octagon Hall Franklin, KY
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    This historic hall was completed in 1859 and is believed to be haunted by a young ghostly girl who was said to have burned to death in the basement kitchen in the 1860s. Local stories say that during a ghost tour in 2003, the fireplace kettle swung out into the room on its own (note: it is too heavy to be easily moved and hangs from a moveable arm.) Footsteps and have also been heard,... Read More

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  •   Buffalo Trace Distillery Frankfort, KY
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    This distillery dates back to the late 18th Century and is located on the site of an ancient buffalo crossing. There are a number of characters from the site's long history that are said to wander here in spirit to this very day. Ghost tours are made by appointment for those who are interested in taking a look around for themselves. Read More

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    Dating back to the 19th Century, this bed and breakfast was originally a church and reports say there are a few unusual things that happen here. The piano has been said to play on its own at night, apparitions have been seen on the stairs, disembodied footsteps and voices have also been heard. Read More

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    This nightclub has been called the "most haunted night club in America" and it even hosts ghost hunts! The building once operated as a slaughterhouse and alleged Satan worshippers, Alonzo Walling and Scott Jackson, were said to have killed Pearl Bryan in 1897, leaving her head to be found near the building. Before the two were hanged for their crime, they promised to haunt the area... Read More

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  •   Morrison Masonic Lodge Elizabethtown, KY
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    This lodge building is believed to be haunted by the ghosts of Civil War soldiers and witnesses have claimed to hear unexplained footsteps, knocking, and have also reported objects that move on their own. The alarm is known to go off when no one is in the building, and spirits have appeared in photos, and EVPs have been collected. Legends say that a ghostly presence here once saved a... Read More

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  •   Liberty Hall Frankfort, KY
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    Dating back to 1796, this learning center was built by Senator John Brown and is believed to be haunted by at least three ghosts. Mrs. Margaret Varick was the aunt of Mrs. Brown, and she died in one of the upstairs bedrooms from a heart attack in 1817. She was buried on the grounds but was lost after the graves were moved, and ever since then, she is known to appear as a kind apparition,... Read More

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  •   Greenup Street Water Tower Alexandria, KY
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    Locals have reported seeing a man's apparition wearing workman clothing standing underneath the tower. He supposedly disappears when approached, and appears to be confused or lost. Read More

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  •   Loudoun House Lexington, KY
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    This Gothic Revival mansion dates back to 1851 and is considered one of the largest of this type of architecture in all of Kentucky. The mansion is rumored to be haunted by two women, both dressed in Victorian style clothing. One spirit has been spotted in the western part of the mansion, and the other in the formal dining room. A mysterious black cat has also been spotted throughout... Read More

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    This inn was built by slaves in 1851 and is rumored to be haunted by its original owners, or by soldiers who fought in the Battle of Perryville in 1962. Haunting reports here include knocks on doors when no one is around, footsteps coming from empty rooms, cold spots, phantom perfume scents, eerie lights that appear in photos, and unusual dreams. Read More

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  •   Ditto House Inn West Point, KY
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    This inn was once used as a hospital and headquarters during the Civil War and it is believed to be haunted by soldiers and others who died there during that era. Witnesses have reported being touched or spoken to by the spirits and the inn has been featured on a number of television shows. Read More

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    Formerly a boarding house for students at a nearby mortuary college, this historic home is rumored to be haunted. Staff have claimed to feel a strange presence in the building after dark, and have spotted a shadowy male apparition on the landing. Read More

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    This location is rumored to be haunted by "The Lady of the Stairs," a female apparition that appears on the church steps, pacing and weeping. Locals call her Ms. G, as she is thought to belong to the Gathrights, a well-known local family of the early 1900s. Stories say she fell in love with a soldier, but her father did not approve of their relationship. Hebert Fullerton Dickson was... Read More

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  •   Belle of Louisville Louisville, KY
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    This historic steamboat is believed to be haunted by former Captain Ben Winters, who died on board of a heart attack. It may also be haunted by other workers, one of whom was crushed to death when machinery was turned on by accident, and another who was killed when the paddlewheel unexpectedly went into motion. Stories say the ghostly happenings take place in the early morning hours. Read More

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  •   Greensburg Court House Greensburg, KY
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    Dating back to the early 1800s, this historic courthouse is a long history, which makes it no surprise that it is believed to be haunted. Witnesses say that ghostly activity can be heard in the courtrooms, such as murmured talking and footsteps. Read More

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    This historic church dates back to 1860 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1987. Stories say four teenage girls haunt the place, and were hung by men on a cross in the loft before the church was set on fire. Witnesses have reported hearing crying, laughing and have spotted a shadow flying around. Read More

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  •   107-1/2 East Main Cross Greenville, KY
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    This location is believed to have been a hospital in the 1800s and a law office, and it currently operates as a restaurant with apartments above. Strange noises have been reported, along with sightings reported by four different people. A man's apparition has also been spotted walking through one of the apartments on many occasions. Read More

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  •   Benham School House Inn Cumberland, KY
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    This inn is housed inside a building that was once a high school, and some believe ghostly students are lingering to this very day. The inn supposedly still has lockers and class photos in the hallways, and in these halls, witnesses have claimed to hear unexplained running footsteps, laughter and doors slamming. The lights are also said to turn on and off by themselves. Read More

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  •   Rohs Opera House Cynthiana, KY
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    Built in 1871, this opera house is about 20 miles north of Lexington and is said to be haunted. Some apparitions here include "A Lady in White," and Angry Man and two children who are said to run around and play. Read More

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  •   Bethlehem Academy Elizabethtown, KY
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    This site was once a convent, a hotel and a restaurant. Rumors say ghostly nuns haunt the place, along with those who were murdered on the grounds long ago. The spirits make themselves known by turning the lights on and off, moving chairs and other objects after closing time. Read More

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