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Haunted County Poor Farm
Investigations conducted at the abandoned Prairie View Rest Home in NE Missouri have revealed the sounds of footsteps on the second and third floors, old-fashioned music playing and a variety of other noises.
Haunted Kingsport, Tennessee Theater
The State Theater was designed in 1935 by Erle Stillwell, son of Hannibal, Missouri's notorious murder victim Amos Stillwell. The State Theater closed the year that Erle passed away. Years later during a renovation period, paranormal activity was observed. Does his spirit haunt the old building?
KIller Haunted to Confess
In the spring of 1890, a young man confessed to St. Louis authorities that he had murdered a fellow years previously. He was relieved to get the confession out as he said he had been haunted by the "white face" of his victim appearing to him nightly with "blood trickling" down his face.
The Haunted Rowboat
In the early 1890's through the turn of the century, the spirit of a large rowboat cruised the waters of the Mississippi River outside of Hannibal, Missouri. Bruce Carlson talks about this in his book "Ghosts of the Mississippi River."
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.
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