Northwest Arkansas Urban Legends

The Rush-Gates House is considered to be one of the most haunted places in Arkansas. Residents claimed that those who were brought to Dr. Rush’s office for medical attention haunted the house.

Dear Darla is rumored to be the ghost of Darla Johnson who was murdered near the Monte Ne ruins. People claim to see her in the hotel windows and running down the side of the road but she is best known for asking people for rides home.

The Crescent Hotel “Cancer Hospital” was run by Dr. Norman Baker, one time owner of the Crescent Hotel who ran a “Cancer Hospital” in his “Castle in the Air”. Hundreds of people came to Dr. Norman Baker for treatment but most died and were hidden from their families in various locations of the hotel.