Holdrege, Nebraska: Faceless Fred the Ghost

The lingering spirit reportedly throws pots and pans in a restaurant built atop the old well where his face-shorn corpse was dumped. The restaurant's elevator lobby has a wall mural of Fred: flannel shirt, overalls, blank face.

The Speak Easy

Address:
72993 S Rd, Holdrege, NE
Directions:
The Speak Easy. Midway between Holdrege to the northwest and Wilcox to the southeast -- roughly six miles from each -- at the corner of S Rd and 730 Rd. Caution: Street address is not handled accurately in some GPS devices.
Hours:
T-Su 5-9 pm (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
308-995-4757
Admission:
Free
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Faceless Fred the Ghost

Also of interest is The Speak Easy restaurant in the town of Sacramento, Nebraska. Town population is about 5, I think. The steakhouse, located about 15 miles from any other town, has wonderful food and a ghost named "Faceless Fred."

It is hard to keep help, as Faceless Fred shuts waitresses in the walk-in freezer and throws pots and pans. I have friends who have worked there and they all swear he is real.... and the food is great.

[Jan Fower, 12/03/2006]

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