Lincoln, Nebraska - State Capitol Building June 20, 2020, 12:50:58 PM Lincoln, Nebraska - State Capitol Building Visitors to the Dome Observation Deck here report hearing the sounds of a man sobbing, usually on the southeast side of the building. There are several likely candidates for the Capitol Ghost. One is a prison inmate who had a heart attack in 1968, while stringing Christmas lights on the outside of the dome. Another possibility is a 1950s man, who fell ten floors when he leaned too far over the railing of the spiral staircase. Or perhaps, the spirit is that of an Indian ghost sensed in the Lower Basement of the building. The Indians believed the hill on which the capitol now stands was sacred.