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Dare to Explore Nebraska's Most Haunted Outdoor Locations

There's something truly eerie about the woods at night. Illuminated only by the moon and the stars, and inhabited by wild creatures, ghosts, and spirits, what might be considered a relaxing walk through the woods during the day turns into a heart-pounding adventure once the sun sets. ##Region##'s Woods have been home to countless legends for ages - from folktales warning of evil spirits lurking behind the dark outlines of trees, to tales of innocent camping trips gone awry, the woods of ##Region## are well known to be home to spirits that are not of this world. Find out where ##Region##'s Most Haunted Woods are, and explore the eerie side of nature - if you dare.
 
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  •   Jewell Park Bellevue, NE
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    This park is rumored to be haunted by the sounds of phantom rodeos, apparitions, unexplained mists, footprints, eerie sounds and animal noises. Read More

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  •   Platte Center Creek Platte Center, NE
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    Stories say that three men were buried alive here in the early 1900s when a cave they dug into the creek bed collapsed. The hauntings here are blamed on the three men, as three apparitions have been spotted at night, digging by lantern light. They seem to replay the last moments of their lives and whenever the creek rises suddenly and becomes violent for no reason, they're to blame. Read More

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    This park was once a dairy farm and then a skating rink, and is believed to be haunted by a young boy who was killed long ago by bullies. Apparitions have been spotted in the winter time near the creek. Read More

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  •   Antelope Park Lincoln, NE
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    Witnesses have reported seeing apparitions in the field that near Antelope Park's memorial, behind the caretaker's house. The apparition is said to wander across the field and into the woods. Read More

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  •   James F Lynch Park Omaha, NE
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    The haunting reports at this park include unexplained footsteps, a ghostly baby crying, and a man who screams out asking for help, and grabs the legs of those passing by. Read More

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    Stories say that an early-1900s train was held up by vigilantes who were chasing down a hired hand who murdered the family that emploed him. The train bridge used to cross the Logan Creek, and from this former trestle, the man was hanged. Witnesses have claimed to see a ghost bridge that appears as a dark smudge in your peripheral vision, suspended over the creek where the train bridge... Read More

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  •   Devil's Canyon McCook, NE
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    About 7 miles north of McCook on East 11th Street, there is a dirt road that leads to what is called Devil's Canyon. Stories say that over 100 years ago, a man killed his wife and kids here, then killed himself. He is nicknamed The Duke, and his ghost appears as a shadowy figure who likes to play tricks on those who pass by, and even causes mechanical objects to malfunction. Read More

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  •   Blackbird Hill Anderson, NE
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    Blackbird Hill is the burial site of Omaha Indian Chief Blackbird. He is said to be buried here, sitting upright on his horse. The grounds are believed to be haunted and stories say that in 1804, famed explored Lewis and Clark visited the gravesite, leaving behind decorations to commemorate him. The ghost who is said to linger here is that of a woman who was murdered in 1849. She was... Read More

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  •   Barnard Park Fremont, NE
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    This park was once a cemetery and stories say that when the city moved the bodies and turned it into a park, some of them were missed. There are a number of apparitions that are said to haunt here, and like to roam late at night, most notably a woman who has been spotted following the Mormon Trail and lost her daughter, who died at a camp on the site. Her apparition appears to cry over... Read More

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  •   Jenners Park Loup City, NE
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    This park was once a zoo, and its old cages are still intact. Witnesses say they've heard the sound of disembodied childlike laughter that can be heard at night. Read More

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  •   Haunted Bridge Spring Ranch, NE
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    The story surrounding this bridge dates back to 1885 and begins with Tom Jones and his widowed sister Elizabeth Taylor. The two were fighting with their neighbors over their cattle getting into their neighbors' crops, so Tom and Elizabeth bought a shotgun because they felt unsafe. Soon after, some men were cutting trees in land Elizabeth said was hers, and after a mighty blast, one man... Read More

    Categories: Real Haunted Bridges & Overpasses | Real Haunted Nature & Outdoors (ie. Haunted Woods)

  •   Hummel Park Omaha, NE
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    Hummel Park was once known for its lynch mobs who would target African Americans long ago. This is rumored to be the reason as to why the trees all eerily lean to one side here. Witnesses have claimed to hear drums and howling wolves while in the area, and have spotted apparitions as well. According to local legend, this stems from a nearby Native American burial ground. Another spot... Read More

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    This battlefield site is said to be haunted by the spirits from its past. Witnesses have reported hearing running footsteps through the woods and voices that speak in strange languages, most likely Cheyenne. A green glowing mist has also been spotted near the monument that marks the battle. Read More

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  •   Keystone Trail Omaha, NE
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    This trail is located near 90th and Fort Streets, and is believed to be haunted by a phantom train on cold misty nights. The apparition of the train has been both seen and heard, although the railroad tracks were moved from the spot years ago. Read More

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    Robber’s Cave, in southwest Lincoln near the intersection of 10th and High streets, was called Pahuk Bluff by the Pawnee Indians who came here to contact Tirawa, the god of all things. The cave was later a stop on the Underground Railroad and, in 1876, a hideout for Jesse James. Later, because of its proximity to the state penitentiary and a mental institution, reports tell of many... Read More

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