URBAN LEGENDS

Our group seeks out allegedly haunted locations to assist those who are experiencing what may be the paranormal. We also research ghost stories, urban legends, sightings, and conduct investigations and experiments into any potential paranormal activity. We have gathered a few of the Urban Legends and Haunting Stories we have been told through the years and present it here.

ARKANSAS - The Crescent Hotel

by: Kelli Patrick

The Crescent Hotel was built in the middle-late 1800's and has been several things besides a hotel. It has been a college for girls in the 1920's and a controversial hospital and health spa in the 1930's.

A man known as Michael, an Irish stonemason who worked on the hotel when it was being built in 1885, fell from the roof and died in the second-floor area which became room 218.

Doctor Baker ran the hotel as a hospital and health spa in the 1930's. He practiced medicine without a license. Supposedly he like to perform experiments on his patients. The state shut the hospital down.

CALIFORNIA - Alcatraz

by: Kelli Patrick

The Miwok Indians thought evil spirits inhabited the island and never set foot there until 1859, when they arrived in shackles as the island's first prisoners.  By 1912, the army had built the largest reinforced concrete structure in the world (Hauck).  Army prisoners built the prison to house themselves. In the 1930's, the most dangerous criminals were housed here.  They were here till 1963, when it was shut down, prisoner's went to local prisons, such as San Quinten.  

CALIFORNIA - Hotel Del Coronado

by: Kelli Patrick

On 33 oceanfront acres sits a Victorian castle called the Hotel Del Coronado, "The Del" was completed in 1888. When it was built, the hotel was the largest structure outside of New York City to be electrically lighted and Thomas Edison himself supervised the installation of the incandescent lamp invention. L. Frank Baum, the author of the Wizard of Oz, did much of his writing here, and is said to have based his designs for the Emerald City on the hotel.

CALIFORNIA - Queen Mary Hotel

by: Kelli Patrick

The Queen Mary was commissioned in 1936 and made over a thousand Atlantic crossings. During World War II, the Queen Mary was painted a camouflage gray and transformed into a troopship nicknamed "The Grey Ghost." The Grey Ghost proved herself as an important member of the allied forces and Adolf Hitler offered a $250,000 reward and the Iron Cross to any submarine captain who could sink her. While performing a routine zigzag pattern, the ship collided with the British light cruiser Curacoa. The Queen Mary sliced the cruiser in half. Because of her wartime sailing orders, the Queen Mary was not allowed to stop to rescue survivors. Approximately 338 men drowned or froze to death. Some were pulled under because they were too close to the oceanliner and were shredded in the propellers.

CALIFORNIA - Whaley House

by: Kelli Patrick

The Whaley House is said to be the most haunted house in California. The U.S. Department of Commerce has listed the Whaley House as an authentic haunted house. The Whaley House is located in the historical Old Town area of San Diego.

Built on the site of public gallows and the scene of several deaths, the Whaley House is home to several ghosts, one of which before the house was even built. In 1852, a man known as "Yankee Jim" Robinson was caught trying to steal a boat. He was beaten and taken to jail.

KANSAS - Delta Sigma Phi House

by: Kelli Patrick 

This fraternity was originally St. Mary's hospital.  The hospital closed around 1952-55.  It was turned into a fraternity within a year or two after.  One spirit, a nurse, was seen making her rounds for many years in the 1960's.  It is said that if a fraternity brother fell ill, the nurse would be seen leaving his room carrying her medicine tray.  The next morning the brother would be well.  She has not been seen for a couple of decades.

KANSAS - Johnson County Industrial Airport

by: Kelli Patrick

Unexplained noises, whistling, footsteps and moving objects have been reported in Hangar 43 over the last fifty-two years. this restless spirit is known as the Commander, although he could be any one of the thirty-four fatalities that occurred at the navy flight training base, which was commissioned in 1942.

KANSAS - Kansas State University

by: Kelli Patrick

The Purple Masque Theater is haunted by a ghost named Nick. Nick was injured in a football game in the 1950's. He was carried to the cafeteria, where he died on one of the tables. The cafeteria now holds the Purple Masque. While on their way to watch his game, Nick's parents were killed in a car accident. Nick is still waiting for his parents to arrive. Stomping sounds, out of place chairs, levitating objects, and overturned paint cans have been reported.

KANSAS - Phi Gamma Delta KSU

by: Kelli Patrick

Duncan haunts this fraternity house. Duncan died from a brain concussion. He was accidentally hit on the head with a paddle during initiation. The haunting started in 1965, when Phi Gamma Delta moved into the house and threw away several Theta Xi paddles hanging in the library. Students have encountered Duncan's lifeless presence and blank staring face ever since.

KANSAS - Sauer Castle

by: Becky Ray

I believe to prove a haunting; you must thoroughly research the history of the location and all persons involved. There must be credible correlating stories about the haunting, as this is the only proof we can obtain at this time. Since a physical investigation on the property is not possible, finding the root of the rumors about the mansion has become my goal. 

KENTUCKY - Waverly Hills Sanatorium

by: Becky Ray

Construction of what now stands as Waverly Hills Tuberculosis Sanatorium in Louisville, Kentucky began March of 1924. At the time, this was considered to be one of the most modern tuberculosis facilities in existence. In October of 1926 the sanatorium opened for patients featuring four stories of patient rooms, a cafeteria and kitchen, an operating room, and plenty of solarium porch space on each floor for the patients.

MISSOURI - Alexander Majors Mansion

by: Kelli Patrick

Alexander Majors helped run one of the biggest freighting companies from Kansas City.  The freighting business brought supplies to settlements all around the Kansas City area.  Majors also created the Pony Express and gave a job to a 12 year-old boy known as "Buffalo Bill" Cody.

MISSOURI - Epperson House

by: blueowl

I'm a collector. I believe I have retained every real-life ghost story I've ever heard. There are varied and apocryphal stories regarding the background of the house, and I have only my own and personally related stories to go by, but it holds a place in my heart.

MISSOURI - Home in Elmo

by: BriZilla

I've always been the sort to believe something when I see it. Tales of the mystical unknown from other people are always fun, but to me that's exactly what they were. Tales. Tall tales. Only believing in what happened in MY life illustrated my arrogance.

MISSOURI - A House in Kansas City

by: Jenny Kerr

My ex-husband and I were married in 1997 and I moved into the home he currently owned. He bought this home in the mid 80's with a roommate, Tom. After we married Tom moved out. In 1999, a week prior to Thanksgiving, Tom suffered a fatal heart attack and died in his mid 40's. 

MISSOURI - The John Wornall House Museum

by: Kelli Patrick

The John Wornall House was built in 1858 by Kentuckian John Bristow Wornall.  This once sat on a 500-acre farm. Now, there are homes all around it.  In the 1860's Battle of Westport, the Confederate and Union armies used this farmhouse as an emergency field hospital.  The surgery "suite" was located in a first floor room and then the soldiers were carried upstairs to recooperate. 

MISSOURI - Kansas City Union Station

by: Becky Ray

On the morning of June 17, 1933, a mass murder committed in front of Union Railway Station, Kansas City, Missouri, shocked the American public into a new consciousness of the serious crime problems in the Nation. The killings which took the lives of four peace officers and their prisoner, are now known as The Kansas City Massacre.

MISSOURI - Lemp Mansion

by: Becky Ray

Johann Adam Lemp arrived in St. Louis in 1838 from Eschwege, Germany. Originally establishing a mercantile store, one of the most popular items he sold was vinegar and beer his brewed himself. It didn't take long for Lemp to realize the money making potential. 

MISSOURI - Longview Mansion

by: Miranda Stark

Brief history of mansion:  Built by Kansas City millionaire lumberman R.A. Long, the farm featured 51 buildings, including mansion, show horse arena, racetrack, horse and dairy barns, greenhouses, a school, and a church.  Up to 200 people lived and worked on the farm at one time.  Long's daughter, Loula Long-Combs, from age 15 was an internationally renowned horsewoman who won prizes in the US, Canada, and Europe.  

OKLAHOMA - Dead Woman's Crossing

by: Becky Ray

In this legend, the "dead woman" was a passerby who had her baby with her as she was crossing the bridge in her wagon. She had been attacked, and her head had been cut off. This poor woman was then tied between two trees and left on display. As the legend went, it had been several days before anyone spotted her. Her ghost was said to wander this location looking for either her head or her baby. Several of my friends had told me that they had stood in a "cold spot" in the river where she supposedly had been killed. 

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