No matter what time of the year, I'm always "down" for a good spooky ghost story. You might be skeptical if you've never had an encounter with an apparition. On the other hand, if you have, you know what it's like to have the hair stand on the back of your neck.

Iowa is known for its haunted locations, like the Mental Health Institute (MHI) in Independence, the Franklin Hotel in Strawberry Point and probably the most popular haunt, the Villisca Axe Murder House. That started me thinking, what about some haunted locations right here in the Cedar Valley area?

Let's explore, but before we dive into it...a reminder that this is all in "good fun" and for entertainment purposes only. Under no circumstances should you approach the homes in the photos, they are private property and could result in criminal prosecution.

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