On this page you will find haunted locations and legends of Jackson County. Many of these are genuine and documented haunts, but others may be legend or hearsay. Remember, we do not condone trespassing. Always seek permission before entering private property. If you know of a haunting or legend not listed for this county, please submit them through our Haunting Submission Form.
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Central School Building – The school is believed to be haunted by a little girl. Witnesses have reported hearing her laugh and have seen her as a hazy figure. People have also reported the feeling of being followed.
Oak Hill Cemetery – A spirit who knocks over tombstones and appears in front of people at night is said to haunt this old, isolated cemetery.
Harvey Wells House – The Harvey Wells House is said to be haunted by Harvey Wells himself. An industrialist and mathematician, Harvey built the home in 1883 on top of a hill overlooking the city. Wells jumped from a second story window in October 1896, fracturing an arm and a leg. Those injuries led to his demise. Witnesses have reported seeing his apparition standing in the window from where he had lept. When the property was used as a nursing home, employees said they could hear ghostly footsteps in the middle of the night when no one was up and walking around.
Ridgewood Cemetery – Shadowy figures have been seen in the cemetery around dusk. (Credits: Roger)
Salem Cemetery – On some nights at midnight, ghostly piano music can be heard coming from within the cemetery’s church. Apparitions of Civil War soldiers have been seen in the cemetery, standing at attention next to their graves.
Scott Horn Road – A ghostly woman has been seen standing by a pond where she had drowned along Scott Horn Road. Legend says that if you say her name, Vera Molten, three times, you will smell a strange odor and see glowing near the pond.