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Christmas Creature Torments Woodland Community
In the year 1900, in the community of Woodland, Missouri, Christmas was not a time of joy and good cheer. The happiness of the small town was interrupted by a terrifying and noisy creature...
Poltergeist of Philadelphia, Missouri
During the autumn of 1923, the home of Emmett Swisher and his family of Philadelphia, Missouri was assaulted with a barrage of poltergeist activity nightly for several months.
Serial Killer Haunts Hannibal
In 1901, residents on the South Side of Hannibal, Missouri claimed that the victim of a local serial killer was haunting the area. Alice Nesenhoener poisoned her husband and children for the insurance money yet never paid the price.
Ghost of Hanged Man
In the Spring of 1902, many citizens of New London, Missouri avoided incarceration in any manner possible as they believed the local jail was haunted by a man hanged for murder.
Haunted Elmwood Farm in Missouri
The historic Elmwood Farm located a few miles outside of Palmyra, Missouri is said by the current owner to be haunted by numerous spirits. Fortunately, owner Janice Dyer has conducted extensive research on the history of her property and has been able to identify several of the ghosts.
Mexico, Missouri's "Haunted Hill"
In the year 1884, just west of the town of Mexico, Missouri, was an area designated as the “Ghost District” due to the frequent sightings of paranormal activity on the hill of the main county road.
Ghost of Paris, MO
The "Ghost of Paris" visited the little town of Paris, Missouri every Halloween season from 1864 to 1934.
The Arch Street Ghost
A fire on the night of last December 17 that destroyed the vacant duplex located at 326/328 S. Arch in Hannibal brought to my mind a time years ago, when my friends lived in the home.
Past Ghost Stories from St. Louis
I recently found an interesting story in the 26 Feb 1888 edition of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch containing a few local St. Louis ghost tales.
World War II Foo Fighters
Although most people have heard of the band Foo Fighters, many do not realize that the term was previously used during World War II by Allied aircraft pilots to describe sightings of “fast-moving round glowing objects following their aircraft” in the night sky above Europe.
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