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Iowa Real Haunted Houses - Houses That are Truly Haunted

Looking for some REAL scares? You're in luck -Iowa has a rich haunted history, and there's lots of houses across the state that are truly haunted by spirits who haven't quite left the living world yet. Whether you're looking for some real scares this Halloween Season, or you're simply fascinated by Iowa's haunted history, you'll want to check out Iowa Haunted Houses's database of real haunted houses across Iowa that are filled with thrills, chills, and scares year round!
 
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  • Terrace Hill Des Moines, IA
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    This 1860s building is home of the governor of Iowa and is believed to be haunted by a ghostly little girl. She is reportedly transparent and some say she likes to work the elevator, although it is only supposed to work when certain codes are used. Read More

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  •   David Ryan House Newton, IA
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    A local paranormal group reports that this location is haunted and that voices and footsteps can be heard. Some EVPs are claimed by the group and reportedly tours of the house are offered for those who are interested in taking a look around. Please note that this location is a home on private property, no trespassing is allowed without permission. Read More

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  •   Edinburgh Manor Monticello, IA
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    This building dates back to 1908 and is believed to be haunted by those that had died here while the location was a mental institution. As many as 80 people died at the institution. For those that are interested, private lockdowns are offered. Read More

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  •   Stagecoach Inn Museum Manchester, IA
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    This location was once an inn and a museum and is now a private residence that allows no trespassing, unless permission is granted. The home is rumored to be haunted by the Baker family, who once owned and ran the museum. They are buried in a graveyard nearby. Read More

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  •   Leflur / Lefler House Sioux City, IA
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    This home has been the site to several murders and is believed to be quite haunted. Some strange happenings that have been reported here include a red glow that has been seen upstairs, an extremely cold attic (even during the hot summers), and a washing machine that runs all on its own. The owner has reported seeing a lady ghost wearing a blue dress and saw a marble being throw across... Read More

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  •   Jordan House West Des Moines, IA
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    The Jordan House is a museum that is believed to be haunted by the original owners young daughter. She passed away when she was just three years old after she fell from the stair railing while sliding down, breaking her neck. People have reported seeing her and hearing her playing all throughout the home. Read More

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  •   Alice French House Davenport, IA
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    This mansion was once the home to the notable writer, who spent her time here during the warmer months. Her father was the town mayor and was the original owner of the home, and it is his spirit that is rumored to linger the premises. Witnesses have reported seeing a distinguished man wearing an old-fashioned suit sitting in the parlor room, seeing lights turn on and off on their own,... Read More

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  •   Pettlon Family House Manchester, IA
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    This home was built by the Pettlon family back in 1913, and has been in the family all that time. It is now for sale as of 2014. A member of the Pettlon family has shared with us her paranormal experiences there: “Visiting my Grandmother in the family home I experienced visitations from passed relatives. Usually upstairs in the north large bedroom while sleeping in the high top bed. A... Read More

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  •   Farrar Schoolhouse Maxwell, IA
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    This building has been a private residence since 2008 but was once a middle school. The ghost of a young boy has been seen in the stairwell and another ghost has appeared in a photo sitting on the edge of the auditorium stage. Children's laughter and talking have been recorded here and an unseen steadying hand was reported from one witness who almost fell down the stairs. Read More

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    An entire family was brutally murdered in this home back in 1912. Two adults and six children were killed with an axe, and the home is believed to be haunted by their spirits. The house was investigated and featured on the TV show Ghost Adventures and renovated in the 1990s to serve as a local museum. A documentary had also been made surrounding the home and its murders, which to this... Read More

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    The Weavers apparently bought a table in 1937 that brought along some spirits. The table has reportedly made rapping noises and caused other disturbances until a minister's wife quieted it by reading from the Bible. The Weavers had a spiritualist come in and determine what may be causing the occurrences. It was said that the table had been used in a seance and became possessed by a... Read More

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