Kansas City October 07, 2017
Here Are The 9 Best Places To Spot A Ghost In Kansas City
There’s quite a few ghost stories in and around Kansas City, but for the most part they’re pretty tame. Old wars and crumbling houses make for a good story, but where are the places people have had real experiences? Here’s a list of the nine most haunted places in Kansas City where you’ve got a good chance of running into a ghost.
9. Pretty Boy Floyd's Hideout - 6624 Edgevale Rd., Kansas City, Missouri
It's said that this house was one of the hideouts the infamous Pretty Boy Floyd used while he was trying to break a buddy out of prison. A man died in the attic, and ever since that event, there's been creepy happenings including noises, doors, and lights.
8. Belvoir Winery - 1325 Odd Fellows Rd., Liberty, Missouri
What was once part of the Odd Fellows Home District includes the building now housing the Belvoir Winery. People have spotted the ghosts of an old woman singing, a man sneaking around, and children playing. However, the creepier part of your visit might be the real human skeleton residing on the property.
7. The Power & Light Building - 14th & Baltimore, Kansas City, Missouri
This building built in 1931 was home to many businesses over the years, but now is used for loft apartments. After all the previous owners, there's now a steady amount of paranormal activity, including shadowy figures jumping from the top of the building, but vanishing before they hit the ground. Otherwise, there's plenty of unexplained noises and the feeling of being watched.
6. The Elms Hotel and Spa - 401 Regent St., Excelsior Springs, Missouri
In Excelsior Springs, the Elms Hotel and Spa basement was frequented by many infamous men during the early 1900s. According to staff and guests, there are multiple ghosts that reside here. One is a maid who looks after the cleaning staff, and another has lost her child and is in a panic. People who have seen objects thrown or have had their hair pulled believe it is the lost child in question that is the culprit.
5. The Epperson House - 5200 Cherry St., Kansas City, Missouri
This house built around 1920 was inhabited by the Epperson family until their deaths. Witnesses these days see lights turned on by a woman in blue, along with footsteps and organ music. The ghostly woman in an evening gown has been witnessed numerous times, and is said to be Epperson's adopted daughter Harriet Barse who died in the house as an organ was being installed.
4. Strawberry Hill Museum - 720 N 4th St., Kansas City, Kansas
This mansion was built in 1887 and was a children's orphanage and day care from 1919 until the 1980's. It's said that a lady in red has appeared to ask the same question, over and over. A simple, "Where's the house of the priest?" before she disappears again for a while. She wears a 40's style red outfit and sometimes trails blood. Witnesses have described other apparitions too, in addition to electrical anomalies and the smell of baby powder.
3. The Coates House Hotel - 10th & Broadway, Kansas City, Missouri
Ghost investigators in the area like to check out the Coates Hotel, due to its famous clientele during its prime. A fire killed roughly 16 of the homeless people who used it as a shelter after the hotel was no longer in business in 1978. It was repaired, and residents of the apartments that now fill the building have reported shadowy figures walking around and their electrical appliances growling.
2. John Wornall House - 6115 Wornall Rd., Kansas City, Missouri
This house has a rich Civil War history, which also brings a number of ghost sightings related to those events. Neighbors have taken odd measures to protect their home from the numerous ghostly figures patrolling the yard and using the balconies and doors of the house. One staff member reported seeing all of the decorative guns hanging in the home found pointed at the front door without any noise from moving them.
1. Hotel Savoy - 9th & Central, Kansas City, Missouri
In the more than 100 years this hotel has been around, there have been many sightings of ghost-like appearances. Guests who stay in room 505 have told the hotel they can hear music in the room when there's nothing playing, and that their doors open and faucets run without anyone in the room. The fourth floor is said to be home to a little girl in Victorian clothing and a man who used to live on that floor. It's possibly the most haunted building in Kansas City, besides the John Wornall House.
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