Wichita, Kansas is a city with a rich history. Founded in the 1860s, Wichita was a key stop on the Chisholm Trail and played a significant role in the American Old West. Today, Wichita is a bustling metropolis with a population of over 300,000 people. Despite its modern trappings, there are still some vestiges of its wild past.
From the Native American tribes who first inhabited the area, to the settlers and cowboys who followed, to the modern day residents, Wichita has been home to all sorts of ghosts and ghouls. There are plenty of places for those interested in the paranormal to explore. RTP's team of investigators has explored many of these locations, and we love to share our experiences during our events.
On our tours, we talk about two famous characters in the Delano district.
Red Beard and Rowdy Joe were two of the most notorious outlaws to ever terrorize Wichita, Kansas. Red Beard is said to haunt a house on North Seneca Street, where he is often seen peering out of the windows or lurking in the shadows. People report he is very angry and aggressive and has been known to attack people who enter his home. The legend of Rowdy Joe says he haunts a bar called The Boiler Room, which was one of his favorite hangouts during his life. Sightings of him are frequently reported around the premises, usually causing trouble by breaking things or starting fights. Some people have even claimed to have seen him inside the bar itself.
The Old Cowtown Museum is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Wichita. The museum is located on the original site of Wichita's first settlement, which was founded in 1864. Today, the museum features over 30 historic buildings that have been restored to their original appearance. But if you're looking for a truly haunting experience, then make sure to visit at night. Visitors have also reported seeing apparitions of cowboys and pioneer women roaming the grounds. We’d love to tell you more, as this is one of our stops on our Spooky Bus Tour!
Wichita may be best known as a modern metropolis, but it has a rich history that dates back to its days as a Wild West frontier town. If you're looking for a taste of that history—or maybe even a ghost story or two—then be sure to check out our events in Wichita!
For years, Dodge City has been known as the most haunted city in Kansas. Located in the heart of the state, this small town is home to a number of spooky legends and ghost stories. From the Lady in Blue to the White Witch of Boot Hill, there are plenty of spirits said to haunt the streets of Dodge City. Here are just a few of the most well-known paranormal sightings in Dodge City.
One of the most commonly reported paranormal sightings in Dodge City is that of the Lady in Blue. She is said to haunt the Windsor Hotel, appearing to guests as a blue mist or a shadowy figure. The Lady in Blue is believed to be the spirit of a woman who died in a fire at the hotel many years ago
Another popular legend is the White Witch of Boot Hill. This witch reportedly haunts Boot Hill Cemetery, where she floats among the gravestones. The White Witch is believed to be the spirit of a woman who was hanged for her crimes many years ago.
One of the most famous residents of Dodge City was Wyatt Earp, a lawman who served as sheriff during its wild days as a frontier town. The legend of Earp says that he haunts Dodge City to this day, appearing as a shadowy figure on Main Street. Some say he's looking for his lost love, Mattie Blaylock, while others believe he's searching for his brother Morgan, who was killed by an assassin's bullet.
One of the most popular stories in Dodge City is the ghostly cowboy. In the ghostly narrative, this spectral figure can be seen riding through town on moonless nights. Some say he's the spirit of a cowboy who was killed in a gunfight, while others believe he's haunted by the memories of all the innocent people who died during the lawless days of the Wild West. Either way, one thing is for sure: if you see him, you're in for a real scare!
If you're brave enough to venture into Dodge City's cemetery after dark, you might just have a paranormal experience of your own. Visitors have reported seeing strange lights and hearing strange noises coming from within the cemetery walls. Others have claimed to witness ghosts lurking among the tombstones. Whether or not you believe in ghosts, there's no denying that this place is definitely creepy!
Dodge City may be best known for its role in the history of the Wild West, but it also has a dark side that is sure to send a chill down your spine. If you're looking for a good scare, be sure to check out some of the town's most popular paranormal hotspots. But beware...you may just come face-to-face with a ghost!
The Historic Wolf Hotel in Ellinwood, Kansas has a long and intriguing paranormal history. Built in the late 1800s, the hotel was said to have been haunted by at least three different spirits. One is a man who committed suicide in the dining room in 1927. Another is a man killed by the police during the "Sundown Laws" period. The third is an unknown young woman who is fond of practical jokes and is known to place items under guests' pillows. Local legends claim that this ghost would haunt the hotel’s hallways and rooms at night, causing strange occurrences like knocking on doors, moving furniture, pushing items off tables, and even causing people to feel uneasy when they stayed there.
The Columbian Theater in Wamego, Kansas has a reputation for being haunted by a variety of spirits. Tales of strange noises, flickering lights, and props being moved when no one is around have been reported by many visitors to the theater. Sound of moans, groans, and someone unseen climbing the stairs have even been reported! Stories say there is an underground tunnel that leads to an old mansion in town, as well as the morgue. Whatever the cause may be, the mysterious occurrences at this historic theater are sure to captivate even the most daring souls!
In Ness City, we've explored the Ness County Bank Building, otherwise known as the "Skyscraper of the Plains", is said to be full of paranormal activity. Over the years, numerous reports have been made of strange noises, cold spots and mysterious shadows throughout the building. Additionally, people have reported sightings of an unknown old woman in a white dress wandering the halls late at night. Footsteps and strange sounds have been reported on the second floor. Being the tallest building for miles and being built in 1890 makes it a distinct landmark full of paranormal history!