J.R.R. Tolkien said, “Not all who wander are lost.” Is this true when it comes to ‘spirits’ or ‘ghosts?’ The Midwest has many supposedly haunted locations. Maybe one of these properties will call to you for your next adventure.
This Kansas town claims to be the most haunted town in the state. A pioneer launching point for westward migration, this town began as a transportation hub in the 1800s. Today, the brave, guests can enjoy tours, programs, and events based around the paranormal activity of the town, including its most famous haunted home, the Sallie House.
Buxton Inn, Granville, OH
Built in 1812 by Orrin Granger, the Buxton Inn, originally known as “The Tavern,” is the oldest continuously running inn in the town. The first report of a ghost was in the 1920’s when a man who resembled Mr. Granger was seen around the property. It is also said that a former innkeeper died in room number nine and guests have reported seeing her in a blue dress.
This hotel was originally built to house guests during the Chicago World’s Fair. The opulent grandeur has remained throughout decades of renovations. The hotel was once known as the “Home of Presidents,” with so many making their presence throughout the years. It is also said that Al Capone stayed here under a pseudonym and guests have reported seeing his ghost from time to time. A legend also tells of a twelfth floor room which remains bolted shut due to paranormal activity.
If you or your group have a love for paranormal places, consider these Midwest places and properties to give you chills and thrills.
Tell us about your favorite ‘haunted’ location in the Midwest, we all love a good ghost story!