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Iowa's Confirmed Haunted Cemeteries - Ghost Sightings, Apparitions & Paranormal Phenomena Confirmed

What's scarier at night than a graveyard? One that's haunted. Across Iowa, there are numerous cemeteries that are believed to be haunted, where spirits reportedly lurk at night, and refuse to accept their grave as a final resting place. If you're feeling brave, you might want to go on a ghost tour of a local cemetery, where an expert can tell you all about the spirits that have been known to haunt your local graveyards, as well as the haunted history of the location.
 
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  • Vegors Cemetery Lehigh, IA
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    Vegors Cemetery is rumored to be haunted by the ghost of Native Americans and Mrs. Henry Lott. Lott was the wife of a man who was known to cheat the Native Americans, stealing their homes. She had been killed while trying to escape from angry Native Americans seeking revenge, although her husband survived. It is believed that the grounds were once an ancient Indian burial site, but the... Read More

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  •   St. Mary's Cemetery Hamburg, IA
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    This cemetery is rumored to have a spirit of a woman that has been seen kneeling at the feet of three of the cemetery's Virgin Mary statues. Wailing sounds coming from the statues have also been reported here. Read More

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  •   Riverside Cemetery Charles City, IA
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    Visitors of this cemetery have reported seeing dark figures and experiencing a feeling of being watched. A Native American ghost has also been seen here, possibly looking over the place. Read More

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  •   Fairview Cemetery Council Bluffs, IA
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    The Black Angel statue at this cemetery is rumored to follow people with their eyes and may even curse visitors with sickliness. Lights have also been seen here in the trees behind the older graves and people have reported feeling watched or closely followed. Read More

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  •   Evergreen Cemetery Vinton, IA
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    This cemetery is rumored to be the home to a ghostly woman on a horse who wears a white dress and likes to ride up and down the train tracks. Reports of strange phenomena have also been reported surrounding a statue and apparitions of military men. They are said to wander around the area of the cemetery that is for unknown soldiers. Read More

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  •   Riverside Cemetery Riverside, IA
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    It has been reported that many pairs of glowing eyes, belonging to the many graveyard spirits, can be seen by those who drive past this cemetery, Read More

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  • Tedrow Cemetery Mount Ayr, IA
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    Many believe that it is not the cemetery here that is actually haunted, but the woods that surround it. People have reported seeing glowing lights coming from the woods, shadowy apparitions and the sounds of moaning and footsteps. Read More

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  •   Ottumwa Cemetery Ottumwa, IA
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    Those that visit this cemetery at night have reported seeing shadowy figures sitting on tombstones or running behind the trees. Whispers and footsteps have also been heard. A white cat that circles your feet and disappears has also been reported here. Read More

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  • Mt Hope Cemetery Madrid, IA
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    This cemetery is rumored to be haunted by a ghostly child named Sara. She is buried near the back of the cemetery with four other children from her family. She is said to follow people around and ask for someone named Ree. She has also reportedly touched people and tugged at their clothing if her queries are not answered. Read More

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  • Stoneking Cemetery Russell, IA
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    This cemetery is rumored to be quite haunted and is located on a family plot that used to have an abandoned house. Some believe the trees in the back of the cemetery are dangerous and that anyone who walks behind them can see the Stone King sitting on his grave, and then they soon die. Others believe Joseph Stoneking was featured in the original "Children of the Corn" movie. Words on... Read More

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  •   Greenwood Cemetery Muscatine, IA
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    This cemetery has a statue, The Blue Angel, that is part of a legend. It was said that back in the 1950s, the statue was thought of as the benevolent spirit of the cemetery, protecting it from vandals. Tales about the statue have since then become more sinister. She is said to have once held a rose; if you looked at her and she dropped the rose, you were doomed to die. Reports have said... Read More

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  •   Calvary Cemetery Sioux City, IA
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    This cemetery is rumored to be haunted and those that enter have experienced an unexplained ringing in their ears and the feeling of cobwebs draped over their faces. It has been said that these sensations only get stronger when approaching a certain grave, one that has a headstone carved from part of a tree. The local legend says that the tree was once used for hangings. Read More

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    This cemetery is said to be haunted by its Black Angel statue and a young girl set on a pedestal. Strange lights have been reported here and the Angel has been seen walking around as a glowing shape. It is said that the little girl statue will pick out one member of a group of cemetery visitors and stare at that person until they leave the premises. It has also been reported that the... Read More

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    It is said that at this cemetery, there is a small headstone that begins to glow after someone stands right in front of it for a few minutes. Read More

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  •   Van Fossen Cemetery Adel, IA
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    "This cemetery dates back to the 1850s and has gone by a bunch of different names, including the Van Fossen cemeter, Rodenbaugh Cemetery, the Old Adel Cemetery, and the “official” name recorded by the state, the Gibson Cemetery. Along old highway 6, the cemetery is sometimes just called the Bilderback Cemetery, after the massive headstones that mark the graves of two of the town’s... Read More

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    This cemetery has 13 stairs that lead up to it and locals say they have heard unexplained voices on tape, and witnessed apparitions, and being touched by something unseen. Before entering, look for signs of no trespassing, the laws may have changed at the location. Read More

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    This cemetery is rumored to be haunted by the ghost of Mary Wright, a child of 6 who died in 1854. She is said to appear as a pale blue light over her grave and during the final minute of each year. Read More

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  •   Oak Hill Cemetery Cedar Rapids, IA
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    This cemetery is believed to be haunted by a young Czech girl named Tillie. She is said to linger the grounds in the middle of the night, carrying a lit candle. It has also been reported that she might try to pull visitors into a mausoleum. Read More

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  •   Terre Haute Cemetery Decatur City, IA
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    This cemetery is said to be haunted by the ghost of a young boy who can be seen playing on the swing set behind a cabin that is adjacent to the cemetery. It has been said that he motions for you to follow him into the cemetery where he is buried, only to vanish once you arrive at his grave. Read More

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  •   Davis City Cemetery Davis City, IA
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    Visitors of this cemetery have experience sudden feelings of pressure as they enter. Also reported here are shooting lights that stream across the premises late at night. Read More

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  •   Hickory Hill Cemetery Charlotte, IA
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    This cemetery is believed to be haunted by a young girl who apparently doesn't like to get any visitors. She has reportedly pointed at the gates, telling visitors to leave. Reports of babies crying has also been heard. Read More

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