7 Horrifyingly Haunted Places in Arkansas

Historic hotels, isolated tracks, a revered battlefield. Arkansas is full of haunted places. Here are seven of the most chilling. Pay them a visit, if you dare.

1886 Crescent Hotel – Eureka Springs

Often called “the most haunted hotel in America,” the Crescent Hotel is reportedly home to several spirits. Guests have spotted apparitions in Room 202 and 218, while a man with a moustache is said to haunt the bar. This photo shows what appears to be a ghostly bellman walking through the wall. Other spirits include a ghostly nurse who once roamed the property when it was a cancer treatment center.

Railroad Tracks – Gurdon

Residents of Gurdon say a mysterious ball of light appears near the railroad tracks in a wooded area of town. Sometimes blue or green, other times white or orange, the Gurdon light bobs along the tracks before abruptly winking out. Legend has it the light emits from a lantern carried by a railroad worker’s ghost. It seems the worker fell into the path of a train and is now searching for his severed head.

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Reader Submission: Old Man Bailey’s Ghost Light

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“I’ve had my fair share of sightings while growing up in the historic town of Bailey’s Prairie, TX. But the one that sticks out in my mind, and one I’ve made a ritual to tell every year at Halloween, is my run-in with Mr. Britt Bailey.

The story goes that if you drive down Hwy 36 between Angleton and West Columbia around midnight, you will see a glowing ball of light roaming around the prairie. And that, of course, is Old Man Bailey looking for the whiskey bottle that his loving wife refused to bury with him. I personally have seen Mr. Bailey’s light a dozen times while driving through the area. But one night was different.

It was a cold and foggy October night. And though I never made it a habit to be out after nightfall, this night brought circumstances out of my control. It was midnight, and I was driving in such fog that I couldn’t see a foot in front of me. Then out of nowhere, a deer darted out in front of my car. I slammed on the brakes and my car began to spin out of control. Round and round it went till it finally came to a stop.

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The Land’s End Light of Beaufort County

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Frogmore, South Carolina is home to the Land’s End Light, a mysterious, glowing orb that has frightened residents for generations. Here’s the story behind this infamous illumination.

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