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Hauntings in Kentucky

  Author:  41744  Category:(Hauntings) Created:(8/30/2001 3:18:00 PM)
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Here are some hauntings in Kentucky.

Lexington - Don Young Farm House - Haunted by the spirit if the old man who died building the farm house in the late 1800's. Strange things have happened such as doors opening and slamming, windows opening & shutting all hours of the night. Once in a while you can hear cars coming up the gravel driveway, and nothing is there, even the dogs of Mr. Young run around the sid of the house when they hear the sounds of the cars, and nothing is there. Morehead - Morehead State University - Jesse Baird haunts the Baird Music Hall on the 3rd floor. People have seen the ghost and heard noises, and certain smells associated with Jesse have been observed.

Whitley City - Granny's Old Farm house - on school road. In 1940's two young men was shot to their death on the stairway while trying to escape from law officials.The old house burned but a new house was built in it's place. In this new house you sometimes see balls of light, hear footsteps,and door slamming late at night.

Bardstown - The Old Talbolt Inn - Haunted by numerous spirits that were killed there.

McCreary County - "Granny's old house" - Built on a ancient indian burial ground. In the middle of the night you see balls of light flying at you,you hear footsteps, people talking, and doors slaming.

Campbellsville - Hiestand House - this house is haunted by the Hiestand family.

Frankfort - Liberty Hall - Lady Grey haunts this building. along with a ghostly indian and soldier.

Lexington - Hunt-Morgan House - The previous residents have stayed here to haunt it.

Wilder - Bobby Mackey's Music World - haunted by a woman that was killed by satanists there.

Jackson - Jackson Independent School - Haunted by a young girl who met her death after falling down a flight of stairs during a fire alarm.

Jackson - Jefferson Hotel - Many can hear the sounds of the man who was gunned down on the enterance steps.

Jackson - Highland Orphanidge - Sightings and sounds of the young students who died in a fire.

Jackson - Noctor Plantation Houses - Haunted by the white owners who were killed by thier slaves.

Jackson - Roundbottom Curve - Golf course that was shut down because of alledged sightings of the many who wrecked there.

Independence - Cody Road RR bridge - Cody Road is a winding country road that passes under a railroad bridge. Local people say that a woman, killed by a train years ago still haunts the site.

Walton - U.S. Hwy 25 - There is a dilapidated yellow house that sits on US 25 on the northern edge of Walton, Ky. Many families have moved in, but none stay. It is said the ghost of a Civil War General haunts the house, driving the would-be homesteaders out.

Covington - Middendorf - Bullock Funeral Home - of all the places to be haunted, can you imagine? A former student of the local mortuary college, who lived in the building had a massive heart attack on the landing to the second floor. He died there on the landing. for some time now, there have been strange occurrences happening after this incident, i.e. noises and appearances. The ghost of "Roy" has been seen walking around inside the place by several employees. Others have reported sensing an "energy" while working in the funeral home.

Louisville - T.B. Hospital - Many report the sighting of a small girl in the third floor window of the abandoned T.B. hospital off of Dixie hwy. The sight is now off limits to public due to many cases of teen vandilism and on-site injury.

Winchester - GHOST bridge - This old bridge, named GHOST bridge, is said to be haunted by 4 teenagers who were drinking and smoking and jumped off the bridge to an untimely death. People have seen the images of the 4 young teens walking below in the dark night.

Paris - The Bridge - Haunted by young girl who was killed in a wreck with her boyfriend. They were coming home from prom and were going to stop at the bridge. You can set in the middle of the bridge and watch headlights come up behind you, but no car and then you see lights under the bridge as if a car has fallen in the water.

Richmond - Madison Middle School - In the 1950's a cheerleader was beaten to death in the third floor, girl's restroom. Many faculty have heard strange noises early in the morning, before school, and late at night.

Richmond - White Hall Mansion - The Civil War abolitionist, Cassius M. Clay,one of his daughters, one of his sons, and a black servant, haunt the mansion. There have been sightings of Master Clay passing back and forth in front of the top middle window (the nursery), waiting for his ex-wife and children to return.

Murray - Murray State University - There have been numerous sightings, by staff members, of a young, depressed student that plunged to his death from the sixth floor in the Fine Arts Building. The haunting image of the young man has been seen aimlessly roaming the aisles in the Lovett Auditorium, which is a section of the Fine Arts Building. There have also been reportings of faint but distinct sounds of piano music coming from the practice rooms on the third floor of the Fine Arts Building.

Corbin - Road near Early Addition St. - is the site for this unusual 'haunting'. There is a certian place in the road where people passing by will experience a strong sense of fear and the feeling that they are being watched. These feelings disappear quickly after they leave this one certian spot in the road. There have been no known reports of anything terrible having happened in the past to account for this haunting.

Louisville In the theatre lighting booth an old light tech had a heart attack and died. Since, employees have heard strange noises and have found his name written in the dust in the catacombs that run throughout the theatre.

Smithland-The Cumberland Marine Hospital Mill street near the school. Used to be a hospital during the war and people came from all over to see a face in one of the windows that resembled the likeness of God. A storm shattered the window, but people have heard soldiers screaming on certain nights because they use to do amputations and sometimes the people would die.

Louisville-The Speed Museum A female ghost is said to appear in the basement and other poltergeist activities occur in the basement of the establishment.

Prestonsburg In an old abandoned courthouse in the downtown area, there are now tours. Many tourists say that they have seen and heard two old men through busted out windows trying to escape who were put there when they were 16 for raping two girls at Prestonsburg Highschool in the girl’s bathroom on the first floor.

Park City- Mammouth Park- There is an old slave cave that was used during the Underground Railroad, many people have seen the images of slaves and such. However after the civil war the cave is noted to have been a hide out for Jessie James.

Barboville-Union Collage- There is a boarded up room at the end of the hall were a woman gave herself a c-section and died, you can here her walking around in the room and if you knock on the boards she will knock back, and just across the yard in the tower a girl hung her self and lights flip on and off.

Elizabethtown-Gates of Hell- The "Gates of Hell" is the nickname of a cemetery at the end of St. John Road. It has been rumored over the years to be haunted.

Van Meter Auditorium- The auditorium is reportedly haunted by a man that fell to his death there while working on one of the catwalks. Students, workers and performers have seen him.

Murray State University- There is also another ghost who supposedly haunts the Fine Arts Building. We call him Vincent. Supposedly, when the elevators were being put into the building, a worker, whose name was Vincent, died, either by losing his head from cables that came loose, or falling down the shaft, But the elevators in the building are always doing strange things. They will bump around for no reason, and they will also mysteriously take you to floors nobody pushes the buttons.

Lexington-Leestown DivisionVA Hospital- Made up of many different buildings and a huge, wooded grounds area, the Leestown Division of the VA Hospital in Lexington has been the site of several strange and frightening occurrences. Haunting images of several ghosts have been seen, as well as screams and moans, doors slamming, footsteps, disembodied voices talking and equipment and appliances turning on and off by themselves.

Morehead-Morehead State University- A ghost of a former student named Penelope, is said to haunt Nunn Hall. Penelope is said to be seen late at night and in the early morning hours. She plays with lights and televisions, turning them on and off. The story of Penelope is that she was dating someone her parents did not approve of and she became pregnant by him. Unable to tell her parents about the pregnancy, she jumped from the ninth floor, falling to a tragic death.

Frankfort-Liberty Hall- There is also a young woman in the back yard that was murdered. And another woman inside the house. So, all together there are five ghosts there

Richmond- Salem Cemetery- People say that at night you can drive by and you will see two orange colored eyes looking at you. A Baptist church stands there now, but supposedly years ago, there used to be a satanic church there.

Louisville- The Seelbach Hotel – Reports of running footsteps in the hallway on wooden floors (the floor is carpeted. TV's will come on during the 4AM hour blaring, then after 15 minutes just stop.

Murray-Murray State University- The elevator in the Fine Arts Building of Murray State University, they have completely gutted the elevator shaft several times to no avail the young female student who feel to her death in the shaft after the door opened and there was no elevator there. She takes out her revenge upon the riders of the elevator; the elevator shakes and rattles as it travels up and down the shaft. It stops constantly between floors, the doors constantly refuse to close.

Princeton-Gravity Hill- It is believed that a man and his two daughters had car trouble at the bottom of this hill. While they were pushing the car down the road, they were hit and killed by a truck. If you stop your car under this overpass, turn it off and put it in neutral, you will sit still for a few minutes and then feel your car being pushed up the hill, all the way to the end of the road. If you put baby powder on the back of your car you will see six handprints on it after you get out.

Richmond- Eastern Kentucky University- Several buildings on the campus of EKU in Richmond are supposedly haunted. Sullivan hall, now a girl's dormitory is said to be haunted by the spirit of a nursing student who committed suicide there in the 1970's. Also, Alumni House is said to be haunted. The most haunted house in Richmond by far is that of White Hall mansion.

Benton-The Glowing Tombstone – The story goes that an old man and woman lived in a house near this cemetery and a cult was doing some funny business in a nearby barn one night. The old man did not return from checking out the strange happenings so the old woman went down to check on him and found him hung. The barn is still there. The house the old couple lived in is gone now, but a new house was trying to be built by a new couple and mysteriously fell down on the first try. When the tombstone is glowing the old man is inside the old barn waiting on the cult members who killed him to come back so he can extract his revenge.

Eddyville-Gravity Hill- There is an old road off of Hwy. 62 in Eddyville, it has a covered bridge on it. When sitting at the edge of the bridge facing the highway, your vehicle will roll uphill.

Barbourville-Union College- Many people in the Financial Aid office have witnessed doors opening, closing, locking, and unlocking. Some have said that they have seen a woman. The office was once a house. The woman died in that house of mysterious causes.

University of Kent-Sorority houses- A glowing "help me" can be read clearly on the ceiling of the treasurers bedroom and also the whistle of a past house mother who died in the house, can be heard. She would wear the whistle at Monday night dinner and blow it to give a lesson in etiquette...we can still hear the whistle being blown in the house.

Louisville-Hot Rod Haven (Mitchell Hill Road)- This road is located directly off Mt. Holley Road. At the top of the road is a cemetery in which a girl is buried. Legend has it that this girl was on her way to prom when her and her boyfriend crashed at the bottom of the hill and died. Many say that they have seen her on top of the hill by the cemetery in her prom dress

Erlanger - Narrow's Road - Narrow's Road is a winding back road. In the 1950's a police officer was hit and killed pulling someone over. Local legend says that if you drive this road at midnight, an officer will pull you over in a 1950's style cruiser talk to you, then go back to his car and disappear.

Louisville - Formerly Hoffman Lighting - Later River City Lighting - Owned by two men one of which killed the other in the showroom. The accused killer was found not guilty. I managed the showroom from 1979-81 and would come in before anyone else to do some work. Very distinct footsteps could be heard in the warehouse above my office. Many people heard this ghost at different times.

Owensboro -THE OLD THEATER WORKSHOP - In 1809 this theater was a Baptist church. A young priest lived there with his family. His daughter was dating a young man who her father disapproved of. Late one night the daughter came to her father with dreadful news. She told her father she was pregnant. He was so disappointed in her, he told her he never wanted to see her again and sent her away. So the story goes that night she was out of her mind, she ran up to the bell tower and hung herself. Her father was so sad he to killed himself in the basement. With what nobody knows. To this day lights are said to go on and off constantly, the bell rings when there isn’t a bell anymore, coldness out of nowhere surrounds you, and if your not careful while standing in front of the basement you just might get pushes as many have before.

Owensboro - River Park Center - In 1927 a woman was on the catwalk, she jumped into the river to her death. At night on the catwalk you can see a woman in white, dripping water as she continues to walk over the edge to the river below.

Frenchburg - tar ridge - Locals call this area of roadway the "devils backbone". Sightings include solders riding house back late into the night. As well as a woman running down the road with blood coming from her mouth where her tongue was removed. An old man walking along holding a lighted lantern and many more. The ghosts also have been said to haunt several of the homes along the roadway.

Owensboro - Catherine Spalding Elementary School - In 1896 when the school was first built, it was made mostly of farmer's daughters because the boys never went to school. In 1899 the school was destroyed by a small tremor from the fault in Missouri. Two girls died when the school fell to the ground. In 1901 they rebuilt the school but over top of the old school (because it was so small) they built an art building. Still today the art building is haunted by the two girls who at night have been known to mess up the art room and when morning comes the room is a mess.

Salt Lick - Polksville Cemetery - A cemetery where many of the graves date back to the late 1800's. A glowing has been spotted by many of the areas residents.

Winchester - The Tressels - This train bridge is said to be haunted by a girl who was walking across the bridge with friends and siblings when a train came; the others all jumped off, and she remained to be killed by the oncoming train.

Evarts - Evarts High School - The band room is told to be haunted. Many students have heard strange noises and seen ghostly figures in the band room. It is also said to be haunted by a janitor that died in the basement. He was found covered with coal and nobody ever found out what exactly happened.

Louisville - Eastern Cemetary - This cemetery has graves dating back to the eighteenth century. It is now in horrible condition. It is said that some of the dead haunt it, angry that the cemetery is in such bad shape. There is supposedly a ghost of a woman that takes care of the babies, who have their own section in the back.

Paducah - Oak Grove Cemetary - The spirit of a young woman named Della Barnes walks through this cemetery on certain nights. Documents claim she was accidentally poisoned by the doctor who was treating her for an illness. Legend has a different story though. Some people believe that her fiancee' murdered her in a fit of rage. He even went as far to cut off her left ring finger in order to retrieve the expensive engagement ring he had given her. There is also an iron-rod statue of an angel that is said to turn and face a different direction in the cemetery.

Owensboro-Catherine Spalding Elementary School In 1896 when the school was first built, it was made mostly of farmer's daughters because the boys never went to school. In 1899 the school was destroyed by a small tremor from the fault in Missouri. Two girls died when the school fell to the ground. In 1901 they rebuilt the school but over top of the old school (because it was so small) they built an art building. Still today the art building is haunted by the two girls who at night have been known to mess up the art room and when morning comes the room is a mess.

Salt Lick- Polksville Cemetery A cemetery where many of the graves date back to the late 1800's. A glowing has been spotted by many of the areas residents.

Winchester-The Tressels- This train bridge is said to be haunted by a girl who was walking across the bridge with friends and siblings when a train came; the others all jumped off, and she remained to be killed by the oncoming train.

Evarts-Evarts High School- The band room is told to be haunted. Many students have heard strange noises and seen ghostly figures in the band room. It is also said to be haunted by a janitor that died in the basement. He was found covered with coal and nobody ever found out what exactly happened.

Brandenburg-Meade County High School After those horrible tornadoes on May 4 used the old high school gym for one big funeral for all those who passed on. The whole gym was filled with caskets. Anyways, sometimes you can hear voices in the hallways

Louisville-Portland Family Health Center, Old Army Hospital. In the back of the property is the original two-story hospital, which was built before the civil war. It was built near the banks of the Ohio river, for easier access via the river. It was used to treat army soldiers. Also used in the Civil War. They stopped using the building because of the said hauntings. People have seen soldiers walking around, and have heard strange noises. Windows and doors have been seen to open and close on their own. Lights have been seen on at night, when not a person in sight.

Winchester-Stone Wall Park About 50 years ago there were some teens out at the park hanging out. Obviously there was a murderer passing by and stopped to kill one of the teens. Now if you go on a certain night, you can hear screaming of the teen. There have been no sightings known.

Liberty-Dry Ridge Hill- A woman in a flowing white bridal gown has been seen wandering and peeking from behind the trees many times over the years. She never makes a sound but some have come close to her and it's said that she wears a veil to cover her face. No one knows who she may be, however, there is a grave yard and a church at the bottom of the hill...most certainly her final resting place. She is simply called, "The Bride".

Glasgow-Slash Bridge- Right off of Lexington Drive. Strange noises and the sound of someone being thrown into water followed by laughter are almost always heard. Just turned your car off, put the keys on the dash, and sit on the bridge.

Shepherdsville-Bullitt Central High School- When this small town was founded in the late 1700's, the town built houses for the county's and town's officials (judges, clerks, sheriff, etc.). This was on the site of present day Bullitt Central High. Legend has it many executions took place on the site of the gym before proper law had been established. Many eye-witnesses have given reports of strange occurrences at the school late at night including but not limited to: Outside doors suddenly opening, lights turning on, footsteps, and voices throughout the large gym.

Pembroke-Medco Center of Pembroke(nursing home) Radios, light's would turn of you can feel cold spot's and a feeling of someone watching you.

Campbellsville - Campbellsville University Fine Arts Building The Fine Arts building was originally a Catholic Hospital. Some say they have heard babies crying where the nursery was, footsteps heard in the hall when no one was there and art students have witnessed pottery wheels beginning to spin by independently. There are also numerous cold spots through out the building.

Louisville - The Old Colgate Factory It was a prison during the Civil War, workers have spotted Soldiers walking around in the basement, it's said that the Basement workers get paid extra because they encounter the ghosts.

Hodgenville -Creekfront Tunnel Sounds of a really loud stomping as if someone was jumping up and down as hard as they could.

Harlan - Red Dog Hollow Murdered by his wifes lover A coal minner on an old minning road in Fairveiw,lights apear as you watch in amazement as it will come down the hill at you.If you don't run you can feel him touch.

Louisville - The Jefferson Mall The screams of a small boy coming from the mall's main restrooms.

Lexington - Lexington Cemetery The tomb has the feel of anger and often a large black blob can be seen in the back of the mausoleum.

Lake Barkley - Hawkins Cemetery A black man died during the slave drive and was buried there. He was the only black person buried in the cemetery. It is said that he haunts the church that is located in the cemetery. He may only haunt the church, but his spirit is felt through miles.

Perryville - Hank's Bridge When calling on the ghost of the bridge, your car will not start when you go to leave for awhile. Also noted very cold on the bridge.

Louisville - Phoenix Hill Tavern Footsteps coming down the stairs and across the Saloon. White-colored flashes in mirrors. Taproom area is extremely old, and has cold spots in air when otherwise warm. Objects get moved, disappear for a while, then show back up in the same place. All this happens when no one else is around to have caused it.

Campbellsville - Campbellsville University Fine Arts Building The Fine Arts building was originally a Catholic Hospital. Some say they have heard babies crying where the nursery was, footsteps heard in the hall when no one was there and art students have witnessed pottery wheels beginning to spin by independently. There are also numerous cold spots through out the building.

Pippa Passes - Alice Lloyd College Many students and staff have encountered many strange happenings throughout campus. Some buildings are: Cushing Hall, Andersen Science Center, Grady Nutt Athletic Center, Lilly Hall, and a few others. Campus police have also reported strange occurrences this place really seems to be a hot spot. Louisville - Central State A phantom man on a tall black horse has been sighted.

Owensboro, Kentucky - Owensboro Catholic Middle School At night, neighbors have reported screams and wicked laughter. They have seen doors flying open and shut as if possessed. There are dark reddish stains that have never come out of the floors in certain rooms.

Richmond/ Madison -Madison Middle School room 306 a man was brutally murdered in room 306 in the late 1940's you can still hear sounds of his cry late at night mostly at 1:03 in the morning.

If you want a list of some hauntings in the state you live in let me know the state and i will post them.

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Date: 8/30/2001 4:36:00 PM  From Authorid: 15362    I lived in a House on LaGrange, Louisville, about 20 year ago that was haunted. I may post the happening in that house here someday. I also live in Corbin for about 16 years and I have hear about the road near Early but I was never there. I enjoyed your post very much. DessieDew  
Date: 8/30/2001 5:01:00 PM  From Authorid: 5858    Excellent post...how about Alaska....
  
Date: 9/1/2001 8:35:00 PM  From Authorid: 36363    This is a great post Thank you!! Do you know of any in Wisconsin?????
And or Minnesota? Thanks!!! Julie420****
Date: 5/6/2005 8:30:00 AM  From Authorid: 51292    Hey i found it lol..WOW there is so many..I cant believe we have that many haunted places here..very interesting. The closest one to where i am is the one in Corbin..i live 5 minutes from there..very cool!! Thanks for posting this!! 80)  
Date: 8/3/2006 7:23:00 PM  From Authorid: 56176    thanks enjoyed this ;  
Date: 12/5/2012 10:51:00 PM  From Authorid: 65904    Interesting! I live on campus at Murray State University and it gives me chills that there are possible happenings going on in a building I have passed through numerous times. I have some free time tomorrow, perhaps I can sit in there and examine what I feel. Thanks for sharing! ~ sp00k-e

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