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Vampires of Nebraska

Custer County Chief, 1/3/1896 Another frightening-if-true story with a supernatural twist comes out of the northwest county of Dawes, just around the Pine Ridge. The end of 1895 saw a number of brutal attacks against many herds of cattle and … Continue reading

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Messages from the Great Beyond

The practice of Spiritualism primarily involved the communication with spirits or ghostly associations who have “gone over,” or died in the flesh. Claiming to be in contact with the beyond, the Fox sisters from New York are credited with starting … Continue reading

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The Haunted Cabin of James Conway

#4 Alexandria Journal 10/30/1965 The town of Alexandria, population 73 at last count, is found northwest of Fairbury. This sleepy farm community is said to have had within its boundary, a haunted cabin with a history going back to 1878. … Continue reading

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A Haunted Cowboy

3 Hemingford Herald 4/24/1896 The Old West has its share of ghostly lore, no matter what section of the country you study, and Nebraska is no exception. By 1896 most of the territorial fighting had calmed down in Western Nebraska … Continue reading

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The Alma Nightwalker

2 Chadron Journal 3/28/1902 Alma, Nebraska, population about 1,100, is found near the Harlan Reservoir south of Hastings and just north of the Kansas border. Back on March 28, 1902, a most unusual story was being told. The “Alma Nightwalker,” … Continue reading

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The Headless Ghost of Redington, Nebraska

The month of October can sometimes inspire images specific to the Halloween season. In December we think about Christmas, with brightly decorated trees and wrapped gifts full of surprise. In July we think red, white and blue thoughts as we … Continue reading

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