University of Missouri Kansas City - Epperson House - Real Kansas City Haunt
This house dates back to 1920 and is now part of the University of Missouri Kansas City. It is rumored to be haunted and has even been featured on the Top 5 U.S. haunted houses on TV's Unsolved Mysteries. Harriet Evelyn Barse is the resident ghost of the house. She was the adopted daughter of Uriah Epperson, the home's original owner, and his wife. She died in the home at the age of 47 and during the construction of the house's large organ. Witnesses have reported spotting Harriet's apparition wearing an evening gown along with strange lights and unexplained organ music at night. In 1978, campus police were called after witnesses heard footsteps in the empty building. When the officer arrived, he parked near the house and claimed to feel a great crash along with the sound of shattering glass, as if a car had hit him from behind. When he got out of the car to investigate, there was no other car, no damage, and his car had moved about 8 inches, according to the skid marks that were under his tires. There was another incidence where a witnesses spotted a ghostly arm in a blue suit turn off a light, believed to be Uriah Epperson.
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