Haunted Iowa Places


The term Halloween is shortened from All Hallows' Eve, as it is the eve of "All Hallows' Day", which is now also known as All Saints' Day.  Many cryptic and innocent traditions surround the day.

The state of Iowa has always been a great source of folklore and legends.  Entire books have been written about the ghostly tales of the state, both new and old.  The below listed website is sure to catch your interest and lists possible places to visit.  Some of the stories are also sure to give you a cold chill or two and don’t be surprised if you didn't catch yourself looking over your shoulder a time or two.  Log on to: http://www.prairieghosts.com/hauntia.html.

The website lists thirteen sites to visit with short explanations of each.  The list includes Iowa City’s very own Black Angel of Oakland Cemetery.

The sites are:

  • Villisca Ax Murder House
  • Black Angel of Oakland Cemetery
  • The Washta Graveyard
  • The Millville Poltergeist
  • Mossy Glen
  • Simpson College
  • The Mathias Ham House
  • The Grand Opera House
  • Luther College
  • The Old Pottawattamie County Jail
  • Coe College
  • The Amana Colonies
  • Mars Hill Cemetery

Information for this story was found at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halloween and http://www.prairieghosts.com/hauntia.html.