Shadowlands Haunted Places Index - Arkansas


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In the latter area, Republicans have been known to get 90 percent or more of the vote, while the rest of the state was more Democratic. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Hunters have always reported the sound of someone whistling a strange tune.

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As with the federal government of the United States, political power in Arkansas is divided into three branches: Sports have become an integral part of the culture of Arkansas, and her residents enjoy participating in and spectating various events throughout the year. You can hear whispering and grunting. Water comes on while no one is near the sink. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Bodies were burned in the furnace of the hospital. People today reserve rooms to actually see if it is spooky. One lady reserved her a room, and the staff told her that she had to sign a contract saying that the hotel staff are not responsible for any accidents or mishaps during their stay.

She supposedly died that night in her room, because she had a terrifying nightmare. She supposedly died of a stroke, because she was terrified so badly. On the second floor, the ghost of a nurse is seen, pushing a person on a bed. Examples of other sightings are of a business man walking around in the lobby, a man pushing his wife down a flight of stairs, and a school girl being pushed out of a window to her death. This place also used to be a cancer hospital.

The founder of the cancer hospital was "Dr. He also used to have two St. Bernard dogs with him, and they died in the hotel. Sometimes people have reported feeling cold wisps of air hit their legs, as if being licked by a dog. Witnesses have reported seeing Baker in the basement part of the hotel, while going on a ghost tour. Some old women are said to pull their rocking chairs into one of t he hallways in the middle of the night, and have a chat.

Evansville - Split Well - It is said that a little girl fell into this well when she was playing with her dog. The well is in a field and split down the middle. Fairbanks - Westmark Hotel - Room - There is a ghost of what is probably a large man. The ghost was active mostly at night. He has been known to push lightly on the bed and poke people on the shoulder. One person had heard something on the floor, like a person running his finger along the carpet.

There were other small noises that could not be explained. There was no one staying in the next room that could have made any sounds either. The people he hanged also haunt the courthouse. You can sometimes see the ropes at the gallows sway back and fourth with no wind.

Also, you can hear the banging of Parkers gavel in the courthouse. There are reports of lights, gravestones being relocated, a feeling of being chased from the cemetery, and ghost cars following you back down 58, towards the highway. Grant County - Old Redfield Road - There are reports of everything and anything, from ghosts wandering the road, apparitions in the cemetery, and flashlights and radios going dead with no explanation while in the actual cemetery.

An actual experience within the family occurred when driving down the road. The hood of the car flew open for no apparent reason, other than passing the "haunted" cemetery. Upon arriving home, they found nothing wrong with the car that would have caused the hood to unlatch. Reports of voices, lights and faces in the trees, and ghost trains actually barreling through the cemetery itself.

There is also a rumor of a girl who was tied to the train tracks no longer present in the near area, but authenticity of that rumor is unknown. Gravel Ridge - Gravel Ridge Pet Cemetery - Supposedly, if you go there late at night you can see apparitions of the dead animals that were buried there. You can also hear their howling cries come and go in the night. Gurdon - Gurdon Railroad Tracks - If you walk down the tracks late at night, you will see a green light down the track.

They say there was a man that was walking on them, and one day had got stuck in them. A train had cut his head off, and ever since then, you can see a light that looks like a lantern going down the tack.

He is looking for his head. Hampton - Tinsman - On the Tinsman Highway across the road, there is a solitary lost and forgotten grave. At exactly three in the morning, a pale form of a man in a old confederate uniform appears for a mere second, and is gone.

Also, if you sit on, touch, or disturb the grave in any way, a false sense of security falls over you. Things like car keys, hairbrushes and small objects are often misplaced. Hickory Valley - Hickory Valley Church - At night when you go in the church, if you listen carefully, you can hear people singing "Amazing Grace" and other old hymns.

If you bring a candle, you can just about make out the figures of many young children and some teenagers that have not crossed over yet. If you stop at the stop sign and put your car in neutral, you get pulled UP the hill. The rest stop between Horatio and De Queen is an optical illusion. While the area is on a different angle than the road, it is still on a downhill grade.

Therefore, your car appears to roll UP hill. The area has been graded, and is now a driveway leading to a property. It is said to be haunted by the ghost of David Mayberry, the man who owned the Mayberry Inn during the s. Legend states that David Mayberry used his inn to shelter prospectors and miners that were traveling through the area.

Gunfights quite often broke out between the men, which led to the death of many people. It is said that one of the men's bloodstains can still be found on the inn's floor. The violence in the inn also led to David Mayberry getting shot. Although Mayberry was not killed, the bullets left in his body led to schizophrenia.

Supposedly, because of his mental condition, Mayberry stabbed his wife to death and burned her body in the fireplace which is still intact and displays a creepy message on the wall above it. Eerily enough, legend states that you will hear the wife of David Mayberry crying hysterically at exactly midnight.

Also, legend states that Mayberry, after he killed his wife, drowned his infant son. Mysterious screaming can be heard coming from the bath tub in the basement. Hot Springs - The Poet's Loft - A former worker, and one of the people who helped run the place told this story. It was on a Wednesday before the regular poetry reading. With her blurred vision, she thought she saw her friend walk into the kitchen.

The woman asked a man sitting in a chair near her if there was anyone else in the room. The man told her that everyone was in the kitchen. She then felt a pair of female hands grab her roughly and hold her down to the couch. She yelled out to the guy sitting in the chair, asking if there was anyone else in the room. He went to the kitchen and saw that no one was there and told her that they were the only two people there. As soon as he told her that, the hands let go.

When the woman arrived for work the next day, she told her coworkers the story. She said that she had seen he r friend out of the corner of her eye, and that the friend was wearing the exact same clothes that she saw him wearing earlier that day. The other person who was with her at the time said that he had been sitting in the chair the whole time, and had seen nothing out of the ordinary.

Jacksonville - Jacksonville High School - In the auditorium of the high school, strange noises can be heard of a man mumbling to himself. Also, you can also hear footsteps along the catwalk when there is no one there. The doors open by themselves and random percussion instruments, especially the wind chimes are heard, although no one is playing them.

When it first opened, a girl died from an error in the construction of the stairs. It is said that she roams the halls, making sure the building is safe. He has been seen in the attic, the catwalk, the boiler room, the balcony, and the projection room. He has been affectionately named Charlie. He has appeared wearing different clothing at various sightings. According to one eyewitness account, he was sighted by a visitor who was making his way to the projection booth.

As he rounded a corner in the balcony, he came face to face with Charlie, who was wearing a red shirt and casual pants. The visitor stopped within two feet of the apparition and made eye to eye contact. The visitor was not startled, because he believed it to be a friend of his. Charlie vanished before his eyes. Another eyewitness reported that he had seen him sitting on a heating duct in the attic, when he we nt upstairs to check on a faulty heating unit.

One of these took place as workers were unloading the new grand piano. When the workers left the room momentarily to take a break, the piano began playing a recognizable tune while still sealed within its packing crate. The piano was not a self-playing piano. Jonesboro - Craighead Lake - The story is that one night a few teenagers were out at the lake drinking, when one of them went out into the water at a non swimming area, and drowned.

They say that if you go out there and look across the lake, you can see a young man trying to stay above the water, and can hear him screaming for help. Also, people have reported that a young man will approach them, and start talking to them They turned away for one second, turned back, and he was gone. During the most recent summer musical, there were various sightings of the mischievous ghost.

A techie was cleaning up the dressing rooms, when she heard a young man laughing gleefully as if playing a game. Upon further inspection, she found that there was no one in the theatre, let alone downstairs with her. At first she thought it was one of the other actors, but all of the male actors at that rehearsal were onstage at that time. Before a performance, a few people involved in the production went to the theatre to set up. They decided they needed to turn on the lights from the lighting booth, so they headed upstairs to do it.

About halfway up, the lights suddenly came on. The techies ran up to find nob ody up there. They shrugged it off and headed downstairs. But as they reached the bottom of the stairs, the lights went off again. A bit frightened, they went back upstairs, and still no one was there. This went on a couple more times before the techies shut the system down and turned it on themselves.

Jonesboro - Keller's Chapel - There have been strange sounds heard of babies crying, as a result of the 9 Keller babies dying and being buried there. Perfect circles of rings of fire have been sited.

Wooden crosses with animal skeletons have been found there. If you turn your car off at the gates of the chapel, it will not start for a few hours. Strange things have been spotted moving around the cemetery, and strange sounds come from inside the chapel itself. One day, three friends were putting their instruments up.

It was too early in the morning for anyone to be out in the gym. It was supposed to be locked, and the janitor had finished cleaning. When they put up the instruments, they heard a blood-curdling scream. They ran from the band room to the gym. Nothing could get in, unless it was something hard to explain. They ran back to the band room. At first, the trio was skeptical, because it was the day before the band Halloween party and they thought that it was a prank.

They went back to their instruments. Then again, they heard the screaming. Except, it sounding like someone was yelling for someone or something to quit. The three ran from the band room, leaving the instruments behind. From that day you can still hear the yelling if you are there quite early in the morning, standing in the Nettleton High Band Room. It was pretty late, and almost everyone had gone home. The group had split-up and decided to go up to the cheerleading room.

There they found that the room was extremely cold, and for some odd reason they couldn't find the light switch. After leaving the cheerleading room, they heard screams and ran down the stairs where the screams came from.

Now these weren't any ordinary screams. They were the kind of screams that you would only hear if someone was being stabbed or hurt. There was no explanation for the screams, because no one else was there at the time.

The whole group got to the bottom of the stairs to find leaves falling from the ceiling of the gym, as if it were a tree. One of the girls in the group saw the shadow of what looked like a football player.

They all tho ught that this was a joke, until they heard a door slam and then saw another door swinging. Judsonia - Judsonia Cemetery - If you go to the Judsonia Cemetery at night, you will see a large statue of an angel. Stand directly underneath her and it appears that she is looking right at you. Some even say that her eyes light up red. Leola - Jenkin's Ferry - Reports of orbs and the sounds of a battle emanating from the surrounding woods.

There have also been reports of someone calling out from the water for rescue, but no one could be found to save. She sometimes sits on the stairway and either watches you or follows you.

Hundreds of homes were built from the 's thru , many of which have ghosts. Ghostly pedestrians, carriages, and horses have been heard and seen on streets and roadways. The Old Arsenal Building built in the 's has ghosts that are seen in its basement and standing upon its staircase. This was also the site of a Civil War conflict. A sixteen year-old boy was hung there by Federal troops in The graves of six Confederate generals, as well as the wife of Cherokee chief John Ross are found here.

Statues have apparently been seen moving. Some are repeatedly found in various areas of the neighborhood, as if they just wandered there. Many people were reburied there in the 's. Ghostly flute playing is heard as well as apparitions being seen.

Many graves have trinkets placed upon them. Little Rock - Vino's - There are things that happen without explanation. Like after closing time, when all the chairs are put up after people leave, a person can come back into the building and the chairs are back down.

There are strange sounds coming from different areas of the building. Also, cold spots are felt throughout the club and pizza restaurant. Little Rock - Woodson Ladural Road - Legend says that if you go down this road, you will see a motorcycle headed your way. All you can see is the headlight, but you can hear the sound of a motorcycle. The light will approach rapidly, then quickly disappear.

The driver is believed to be a young man who was hit by a carload of drunk drivers and left to die. People claim he is back, seeking revenge. Magnet Cove - Baroid Mines - Events include someone whispering your name, feeling someone push you and things being rearranged.

Magnolia - Southern Arkansas University - Bussey Hall - A female student hung herself in a room inside this hall in the 's. This building had four floors plus an attic. It is said that two girls had died here. One had hung herself in her closet and the other fell down the elevator shaft. The shaft still exists, but the doors had been welded shut.

There was a window in the attic that you could see from outside. It was almost a habit that you had to look up at the attic at night as you came in. Sometimes the light would be on, sometimes it would be off. The dorm director was the only one who was supposed to have the key, and there was very little cause for anyone to go to the attic.

The odd things that happened usually occurred on the 4th floor. One girl was an RA Resident Assistant on the 4th floor. As such, she had a room to herself. She stated that one night, she was asleep when, as she put it, "You know that sensation you get when someone else is in the room with you?

You don't have to see or hear them, but you KNOW someone else is there. Her back was to the door. She said that she felt the edge of the bed go down, as it would if someone sat on it. She was too scared to move, scream, or do anything. After a little bit, she felt the edge raise up, as if the individual had stood up, and then the feeling went away.

She got up and checked her door. It was still locked. No one could have come into her room without unlocking the door. There were several who stated that the volume of their TV or stereo would go up and down on their own.

One couple stated that they were down the hall visiting, when all of a sudden, their stereo began blasting away. Another said that they had a loaf of bread that was sitting on the windowsill.

For some unknown reason, it decided to m ove to the middle of the floor. The story goes that the ghost is that of a girl that was to star in a production one night. On her way there, she was killed by a train. She never made it there, physically. People have said that sometimes you can see someone walking along the catwalk during some of the performances. A person who is in drama and also the photographer for the yearbook, paper, etc. He stated that he was the only person there.

He looked down onto the stage, and a rocking chair was rocking by itself. Being the photographer that he was, he always had his camera with him. He picked up his camera and took a picture. Later, when the roll was developed, all the pictures came out perfectly.

That is, except for the one of the rocking chair. McCrory - American Greetings - Several workers have seen people or images walking past them inside the factory. One janitor saw a little boy dressed as an Indian standing at the bottom of the stairs. One power truck driver screamed one night, because she said a little boy was staring her in the face when she turned around, and then he just disappeared.

McCrory - Riverside - Many people over the last hundred years have heard and seen many ghosts on the road and in their houses.

Riverside was an old western town and also had a plantation. The legend is that some of the slaves that lived on the plantation, lost some babies. Now the ghosts of women crying and looking for their babies are seen. There is also a blonde lady that can only be seen during a rain storm. Melbourne - Old Philadelphia Cemetery - Strange lights have been seen, and the closest source of light is ten miles away.

The ghost of an unknown confederate soldier floats around the cemetery. Blue orbs have also been sited. Mena - Rich Mountain - The ghost light of a young girl that died trying to take care of her family is seen. She is said to wander the mountain with a lantern, looking for her family's cabin.

She is actually buried in Old Pioneer Cemetery on the mountain. She has been seen by local folks for many years. Also, rocks skip across the water. Monett - Monett Cemetery - There was a mausoleum made of glass in this cemetery. When the body inside started to rot, the city covered it in concrete and painted it. The grave has no name or date on it.

It is said that you can hear the man crying out at night. Sometimes you will see a man wandering the cemetery at night with a lantern. Voices are heard in the old cafeteria that can't be explained. It is believed to have been built on an old Indian burial ground.

Also, water drips from the ceiling on hot, dry days. Mountain View - Fredonia Cemetery - Flags placed on graves blow from wind that is not there. An extreme feeling of dread is felt, the closer you get to the cemetery. The experiences are not only in the cemetery, but also in the surrounding area. Loud sounds and voices can be heard. North Little Rock - Chuck E.

Cheese - Workers hear little girls laughing in the back room when nobody is there. The soda machines turn on by themselves. His funeral was held in the auditorium, because so many students wanted to attend. He has been sighted in the tower above the campus. The tower is now off limits to everyone. Then you can see a rope hanging from the side of the building, and a shadow on the building of a person hanging from the rope.

Hunters have always reported the sound of someone whistling a strange tune. When they search the surrounding area to make sure it's not a joke from someone, it always stops when you step onto the Old Stage Coach Road. When the whistling stops, you can hear a team of horses running, as if the old stagecoach is making another run. Oxford - Old Church House and Cemetery - Locals rumor that there is an old white church house beyond the old High School building, in which several women were executed as witches by a vigilante group, similar to the Bald Knobbers.

The inside of the building is inaccessible, due to a rotting floor. However, several adventurous souls have confirmed the old-timer's stories, that from the churchyard, a shadow of a rope can sometimes be seen.

One such story involves a couple of high school girls who journeyed out there to take names and dates off the old tombstones for a research project. Not aware of the stories, they thought they could hear cries for help, but being near an open field, they could see there was no one around. They decided to explore inside the building, and reported seeing a rope hanging from the ceiling.

They were frightened by a sen se of danger beyond the building's decaying condition and a colony of vicious yellow jackets. Something threatening wanted them to go away. They jumped in the car, leaving without the needed historical information they had come for.

They told their teacher later that "…there is something wrong with that place. Something really bad and wrong. Ozark - High School Stage - At the Ozark High School, the stage used for musicals and plays is supposed to be haunted by a student who longed to be in a production.

Much of the region is within the Mississippi lowland forests ecoregion. The Delta is subdivided into five unique sub-regions, including the St.

The underlying impermeable clay layer in the Stuttgart soil series that allowed the region to be a flat grassland plain initially appeared to stunt the region's growth relative to the rest of the Delta. But in , William Fuller began cultivating rice, a crop that requires inundation, to the region with great success. Rice cultivation still features prominently in the region's economy and culture today. Riceland Foods , the world's largest rice miller and marketer, is based in Stuttgart, Arkansas on the Grand Prairie.

In the earth's history, after the Gulf of Mexico withdrew from what was Missouri, many floods occurred in the Mississippi River Delta, building up alluvial deposits. The region was occupied by succeeding cultures of indigenous peoples for thousands of years. Some cultures built major earthwork mounds, with evidence of mound-building cultures dating back more than 12, years. These mounds have been preserved in three main locations: French explorers and colonists encountered the historic Quapaw people in this region, who lived along the Arkansas River and its tributaries.

The first European settlement in what became the state was the trading center, Arkansas Post. The fur trade and lumber later were critical to the economy. Early settlers crossed the Mississippi and settled among the swamps and bayous of east Arkansas.

Frontier Arkansas was a rough, lawless place infamous for violence and criminals. French trappers often married Quapaw women and lived in their villages, increasing their alliances for trade. Around United States settlers gradually entered this area. The two cultures had divergent views of property. Relations deteriorated further after the New Madrid earthquake , which was felt throughout the region and taken as a portent. Some Native Americans considered the earthquake to be a sign of punishment for trading with the European settlers.

The beginning point of all subsequent surveys of the Louisiana Purchase was placed in the Arkansas Delta near Blackton. A granite marker, accessible via a boardwalk through a swamp, marks the starting point of the survey.

American settlers drained swamps and cleared forests along the river to cultivate the rich alluvial plain. They began to develop cotton plantations. After achieving territorial status in , Arkansas reneged on an treaty with the Quapaw. Territory officials began removing the Quapaw from their fertile homeland in the Arkansas delta. The Quapaw had inhabited lands along the Arkansas River and near its mouth at the Mississippi River for centuries.

The invention of the cotton gin had made short-staple cotton profitable, and the Deep South was developed for cotton cultivation. It grew well in fertile delta soils. Settlers took these fertile lands for agriculture and pushed the Quapaw south to Louisiana in The Quapaw returned to southeast Arkansas by , but were permanently relocated to Oklahoma in under the Indian Removal Act passed by Congress.

The plantation economy and a slave society were developed in the Arkansas Delta, [7] with black slaves forming the majority of the population. This region developed political interests different from outlying areas where yeomen farmers were concentrated. Many African Americans were brought into the Delta throughout the early-to-midth century to work as slaves on plantations.

Counties maintaining the largest populations of slaves by included Phillips 8, , Chicot 7, , and Jefferson 7, Civil War , numerous Delta counties had higher numbers of blacks than whites, because of the thousands of persons enslaved.

The American Civil War ended that prosperous antebellum period. The Civil War resulted in destruction to the river levees and other property damage. Expensive investment was required to repair the levees. The region's continued reliance on agriculture kept wages low, and the cotton market did not recover. Many freedmen survived by sharecropping and tenant farming as a way of life.

Like other states of the former Confederacy, Arkansas passed laws to reduce black and Republican voting, as well as that of poor whites. It passed the Election Law of , which required secret ballots, and standardized ballots, eliminating many illiterate voters.

It also created a centralized election board, providing for consolidation of Democratic political power. Having reduced voter rolls, in the Democrats passed a poll tax amendment to the constitution, creating another barrier for struggling white and black workers alike, many unable to pay such fees to register and vote.

These two measures caused sharp declines in the number of African-American and white voters; by no African-American members were left in the General Assembly.

It hollowed out the Republican Party and reduced the farmer-labor alliance. Most blacks were kept off the rolls and out of electoral politics until after Democratic passage of the Voting Rights Act of , although a concerted effort in the s increased voter registration.

Social tensions rose in the area after World War I, as black veterans pushed for better conditions. Unlike other mass riots of Red Summer , when racial unrest erupted in numerous northern and midwestern cities because of labor and social competition, the Elaine Race Riot or the "Elaine Massacre" was the result of rural forces.

It occurred near Elaine, Arkansas in the Delta, where local planters were trying to discourage the formation of an agricultural union among blacks. The area suffered extensively during the Great Mississippi Flood of , which put tens of thousands of acres underwater, caused extensive property damage, and left many people homeless.

In the s the mechanized cotton picker was introduced into regional agriculture. This led to a significant decline in demand for manual labor. During World War II, the defense industry in California and other western locations attracted many African-American workers from Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas in a second wave of the Great Migration , resulting in a population decrease in the Delta.

The lack of jobs continued to cause a decline.

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Things like water leaking from the ceiling occur in all the rooms around it from time to time. The pronunciation with the accent on the second syllable with the sound of "a" in "man" and the sounding of the terminal "s" is an innovation to be discouraged.

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When the Gulf states seceded in earlyArkansas voted to remain in searcy arkansas dating Union. Arkansas House members can serve a maximum of three two-year terms. It didn't work, and the abuse continued. There are reports of lights, gravestones being relocated, a feeling of being chased from the cemetery, searcy arkansas dating ghost cars following you back down 58, towards the highway. Washington - Fayetteville - Tilly Willy Bridge - In a secluded rsvp dating oakham down an old dirt road, a woman and her children ran off a narrow concrete bridge, down to their deaths, reportedly in the 's. You can still visit the old village and houses.