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Missouri Ghosts

Updated on September 16, 2014

My Ghostly Tale

I have always been able to sense ghosts and spirits. I don't see them with my eyes; it is more like a mental image or picture in my mind. Sometimes the image comes with knowledge of how they might have died. These are mostly just feelings or things that I sense, but I have often wandered if the ghosts are trying to communicate with me.

Passing a cemetery sometimes causes me to start shivering. It is like feeling creepy-crawlies up and down my arms and legs. I have had this happen when I did not even know there was a cemetery close by. When it is the strongest, I have a feeling of something sitting on my chest and I find it hard to draw a breath.

Sometimes, I will walk into a house or a room, and I start seeing a mental image of a person. In my grandmother's house, I have very clear images of at least one of the ghosts there. My grandparents bought their house when I was two months old, and I have spent a lot of time there over the years. I even lived there for two years. In this house, there are two separate ghosts. In the original part of the house, there is a spirit of a little girl and she has been there as long as I can remember. She is a "good" spirit and I believe that she has tried to protect me over the years. In the newer addition to the house, there is also a spirit there that is not so good. I would not say it is evil, but I think it is definitely malevolent. I have never been able to "see" this ghost, but it has played a few tricks in it's time.

Before you start thinking that I am crazy, let me tell you of two incidents that let me know that what I am seeing is real. When I was a girl of about ten, my parents moved us into a little house in Edmond, Oklahoma. The garage had been converted into a master bedroom and I absolutely hated being in there alone. One of my chores was laundry, and whenever I went into my parent's room to put away their clothes, I dreaded the closet. Every time that I got close to it, I would get the mental image of a large bald man jumping out of the closet to grab me. I was so scared that I would put the laundry away as fast as I could and hightail it out of there.

Now, I never told my parents or my brother about what I sensed until just a few of years ago. Talking separately to my dad and my brother, I found out that they saw the exact same image in their minds as well.

As if that wasn't creepy enough, I had a similar experience with my husband about five years ago. We were traveling very late one night and had planned to spend the night at my cousin's house in Oilton, Oklahoma before heading home the next day. Somehow, we miscalculated the trip and it was 1:00 am before we arrived. My cousin and her husband were apparently already asleep by the time that we got there, so we decided we would try to sleep in our car on the backside of Stroud Lake.

The whole time that I was trying to sleep, I kept imagining a man reaching through the window to grab my throat. I saw him with long stringy hair, wearing a pair of jeans with a denim jacket and boots. The image was so strong that I was not even able to relax, let alone sleep. After about 30 minutes, my husband (who I thought had been asleep) asked me if I was sure if I wanted to sleep here. I immediately jumped up, started the car, and we took off.

We traveled home and by the time we got there, we were dead tired, but hyped up enough that we could not sleep. We talked for a while about different things, and the talk turned to the lake. My husband started saying that he wasn't able to sleep because he kept seeing a man break though the glass and choking him. I was so shocked that I started shaking. He asked me what was wrong. Instead of answering, I asked him what the man was wearing. When he said that the man was wearing jeans and a jacket with long dirty hair, I started trembling even more. I just could not believe he had seen almost the exact image that I had. When I told him what I had seen, he was shocked as well.

Spooky Definitions

Ghost: A ghost is defined as the apparition of a deceased person, frequently similar in appearance to that person, and usually encountered in places she or he frequented, or in association with the person's former belongings. The word "ghost" may also refer to the spirit or soul of a deceased person, or to any spirit or demon. Ghosts are often associated with hauntings. Source: Wikipedia

Haunted House: A haunted house is defined as building that is a center for supernatural occurrences or paranormal phenomena. A haunted house may contain ghosts, poltergeists, or even malevolent entities. Source: Wikipedia

Missouri Ghosts

The Haunted Heartland

Kemper Arena

Kansas City, Missouri

There are said to be sightings, sounds, and lights flickering on and off in the arena late at night from a former WWF wrestler named Owen Hart who died in 1999 by falling 78 feet (24 m) to his death from the ceiling of the arena . There are also said to be sightings of him still in his Blue Blazer suit at the top of the arena looking down with the cable hooked up to him.

Source: Wikipedia

Haunted Toy Museum

St. Louis, Missouri

A toy museum is reportedly haunted, and a brown patch of grass where the previous owner had a heart attack and survived, has a shape of the owner and has been repeatedly replaced to no avail.

Source: Wikipedia

Lemp Mansion

St. Louis, Missouri

The Lemp Mansion is said to be one of the most haunted buildings in the United States. Four members of the Lemp family killed themselves, three in the mansion. There are said to be apparition sightings, glasses flying off of the bar, pianos playing by themselves, etc. The mansion is now open as a restaurant and bed and breakfast.

Source: Wikipedia

Drury University
Drury University

Drury University

This old institution first opened its doors on September 25, 1873, with thirty-nine pupils in attendance.

Beginning with a two-story brick structure at a cost of just $7,000 for classes, the campus occupied less than 1½ acres.

Next a frame building was built for the music department and in 1875 an elegant brick structure was opened called "Walter Fairbank's Hall" as a women's boarding house.

Twenty-five years later the 40-acre campus included Stone Chapel, the President's House and three academic buildings.

Today the 80-acre campus still includes the original site and much more, including a few phantom visitors according to its staff and students.

Old colleges often have many reports of hauntings, but this particular college has good reason as it was built upon a site which was once Indian burial grounds and later was in the midst of the Civil War.

In 1966 Smith Hall, a women's dormitory, was built in an area that used to be called home to several old Victorian houses. In one of these old vintage homes once lived a little girl who was caught in a fire when she wanted to retrieve her teddy bear. According to the stories, she continues to linger in the hall searching for her teddy bear. Many have witnessed the little girl, dressed in pink, and walking the halls. Others have reportedly taken pictures. A bit of a prankster, students have often returned to their rooms to find their locked doors standing wide open, drawers pulled out of dressers and a teddy bear sitting in the center of the room. Others report that if they have a teddy bear, it will often be moved during the night to appear at a different place in the room the next morning. One student tells a story of an unused telephone stored in a closet that would ring during the night with no source of power.

At Clara Thompson Hall, many students have reported that pianos seemingly play by themselves and doors are said to often close on their own. At the Wilhoit Theatre, many people have reported seeing flickering lights at night when no one is in the theatre.

Source: Legends of America - Springfield Hauntings

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More Missouri Ghosts

Jane Chin Hospital

Webb City, Missouri

During the Halloween season, haunted houses are held in this abandoned hospital. The hospital, however, appears to be truly haunted. It is said that strange noises may be heard coming from the second floor. One many reported having his dog with him. The dog got to the landing between the first and second floor and began whining and barking hysterically. Others have reported the sound of a rolling gurney on the second floor-the former surgery road.

Source: Real Haunted Houses

Carnegie Library

St. Joseph, Missouri

The Carnegie Library is supposedly haunted by the spirit of a former librarian. When nearing closing time, some people have reported hearing footsteps from an unknown entity, as well as someone saying "shhhhh". Some accounts even claim that books have moved from shelf to another shelf on their own.

Source: Real Haunted Houses

Lewis County Sheriff's Office

Monticello, Missouri

Many years when the upper level of this building was used a jail, an inmate drew a picture of a pentagon before hanging himself in the shower. Whenever this picture is painted over, the image returns. Other experiences relating to this incident are claims that security cameras have moved on their own and a cold feeling is felt when the ghost passes by. The employees here claim that the ghost is friendly.

Source: Real Haunted Houses

The Lemp Mansion
The Lemp Mansion

The Lemp Mansion

The Lemp Mansion in St Louis is said to be haunted by a number of spirits. This historic building was once the epicenter of family tragedy, as William Lemp and three of his five children committed suicide.

The Lemp Mansion history is basically a story of rags to riches and back to rags again. Add to this a family of unstable, eccentric individuals, and you have the makings for a real haunted house.

Without going through a history that can be found anywhere on the internet, the Lemps were a family who made their fortune brewing beer. Indeed, the Lemp brand was as well known in its heyday as Miller or Budweiser are today. Unfortunately, prohibition came along and eventually destroyed the brewery and the family. Four of the Lemps committed suicide during the rise and fall of the brewery - three of them doing it inside the house. William, the patriarch of the family shot himself in the present-day restaurant front dining room!

No reports of ghost sightings are recorded until the Lemp mansion was sold and turned into a boarding house. Apparently boarders that lived here complained often of strange noises, and of lights switching on and off and objects moving. The boarding house became locally known as haunted, hurting rentals and eventually becoming a factor in the failure of the boarding house. In 1977, the house was bought by the Pointer family, who went about carefully renovating it into a Bed & Breakfast and restaurant. During the renovation, workers complained of the feeling of being watched, losing tools inexplicably, and hearing disembodied voices.

Today, you can visit the Lemp Mansion and sleep in your choice of bedrooms belonging to the ill-fated Lemp family. Guests report a general "creepy feeling" in the house, along with voices from unidentified sources and doors locking and unlocking by themselves. One of the Lemps killed his dog when he suicided, and the disembodied sounds of a dog barking are frequent, as are reports of the piano playing by itself and of glasses at the bar levitating.

If you find yourself in the St. Louis area, especially for an overnight visit, the Lemp House is a must-see! Named one of the most haunted houses in America by Life Magazine in 1980, this is a great place to do an overnight in-depth investigation!

Source: Mystical Blaze

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Even More Missouri Ghosts

Angels and Chains

Carrollton, Missouri

This house is said to be the location of many poltergeist. There was even the sighting of an angel in this house once in 1987. Reportedly, the apparitions dragged chains across the floor and would rock in squeaky rocking chairs. It is alleged that the house is very renowned throughout the town.

Source: Real Haunted Houses

Numerous

Boone Terre, Missouri

Many believers claim that this road is just plain evil. At a restaurant named 4-wind, Satanism is practiced, and people/ghosts have been seen to vanish into thin air. On a bridge named Black Tram, it is said that is a person parks their car at midnight and yells "Come and get me" three times, a car will appear and attempt to drive you off the road. There is also a ghostly couple who tries to flag down approaching cars, but when they come near, the couple vanishes. Going one direction on this road, a person may notice a side-road, Old Black Well Rd., but if they approach the road from the opposite direction, it will mysteriously be gone.

Source: Real Haunted Houses

Twin Towers

Belton, Missouri

At the air force base, there are two abandoned grain towers. Inside one of them, there are animal bones. Drawn across the walls are pentacles and Satanic crosses. It is said that one may hear the howling of hell hounds-the Devil's watch dogs. It is also reported that one may feel cold chills in the middle of summer and there is also an overwhelming feeling that someone is watching.

Source: Real Haunted Houses

Devil's Promenade
Devil's Promenade

Devil's Promenade

Almost every night since 1866, a strange orange ball of light bounces along this road in an easterly direction.

As the light moves through the air, it leaves behind luminous traces of dancing sparks. The light has been known to enter cars and buses, but paradoxically, dodges people chasing it. Loud noises also make it disappear.

It has been called the Hornet Ghost Light, the Neosho Spook Light, and the Devil's Jack-O'-Lantern, but scientists who studied the phenomenon have never agreed about what causes it.

In 1946, a study by the Army Corps of Engineers concluded the phenomenon was "a mysterious light of unknown origin."

A 1983 investigation by the Ghost Research Society revealed the light is diamond-shaped, with a hollow center. Legend says it is the ghost of a pair of Quapaw Indian lovers, who committed suicide together. Others believe it is the lantern of a ghostly miner searching for his wife and children, who were abducted by Indians.

(Devil's Promenade is in the village of Hornet, 11 miles southwest of Joplin. The area is near the borders of Missouri, Oklahoma, and Kansas. This tri-state region is known as the Spooksville Triangle. Follow I-44 west from Joplin. Just before the last exit at the Oklahoma border, turn south onto State Line Road. Devil's Promenade Road crosses State Line Road after about 4 miles. There is an abandoned Spooklight Museum at the site. From Neosho, follow Hwy 86 until it dead-ends before Hwy 43. Turn right and go 2 miles to the second road on the left. Turn left and go ¼ mile to Devil's Promenade. The light is visible from any point along a 2 mile stretch of the road here.)

Source: Haunted Places - Missouri

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Haunted Missouri

A Book About Missouri Ghosts

Jason Offutt is a syndicated columnist, author, college journalism instructor, and fan of all things Fortean. His book of ghost stories is "Haunted Missouri: A Ghostly Guide to Missouri's Most Spirited Spots."

Mysterious cold spots, disembodied voices, and smoky apparitions are just a few of the ghostly goings-on gathered by journalist Jason Offutt in his trek across Missouri. Visiting public places such as Civil War battlefields, university halls, and infamous mansions, Offutt draws on hundreds of interviews in search of restless spirits. A serious but witty look at Missouri's place in the ghostly realm, this book brings together history, folklore, and just enough mystery to intrigue the skeptics and delight the believers.

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This collection of images and stories offers information on Waverly Hills Sanatorium, Alcatraz, Lemp Mansion, and more. Each story is complete with details on the location and the hauntings that still occur.

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Ghostly Poll: Have your say!

What do you think? Are ghosts real?

Yes, I believe ghosts are very real!

Yes, I believe ghosts are very real!

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    • deified 3 years ago

      yup!

    • Anja Toetenel 4 years ago from The Hague, the Netherlands

      Absolutely real, had some weird experiences myself!

    • Deborah Swain 4 years ago from Rome, Italy

      I certainly believe that past lives leave echoes that we continue to perceive...or maybe they exist are in a fourth dimension of time that we haven't quite grasped yet! Whatever, these "ghosts" are around us!

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      of course they exist you would have to live in a cave not to believe in them just start to do research and it will not be long before you are convinced

    • Pirobo 4 years ago

      Oh yes. I had some strange experiences as a child. They are real.

    • Sandy Mertens 4 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      My family had seen and heard many unexplained things in my former home. If ghost don't exist, then my husband, daughter and I have big imaginations going on at the same time.

    No. Ghosts are not real. Some people just have big imaginations!

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      • anonymous 4 years ago

        no

      A special thank you needs to go to Marti for allowing me to adopt this lens. The intro is mine and I have made other updates and additions, but a lot of Marti's original content is still here and should be accredited to her.

      Also, If you cannot tell from my introduction, I live in Oklahoma. I adopted this lens on Missouri Ghosts because of my interest in the subject.

      Say Boo!

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          Anja Toetenel 4 years ago from The Hague, the Netherlands

          Wonderful 'spooky' Lens, I've added yours to my related lenses on 'True Scary Ghost Stories'!

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          Nathan M 4 years ago from Tucson

          Some great ghost stories here. I didn't know Owen Hart is purported to haunt Kemper Arena. Lemp Mansion I have heard of. Fun article.

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          Deborah Swain 4 years ago from Rome, Italy

          I LOVE a good ghost story...and this lens is chock full of 'em! Great job!

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          I have never seen a ghost, but lived in a house that the previous owner used as a home where she took care of the elderly, some accused her of maybe hurrying a few of them on their way,anyway sometimes i got the feeling that someone or something was staring at me,and i would wake from a sound sleep ,to the feeling of the coldest cold i had ever felt,,never followed up on this, as i was afraid people would think i was nuts,nor did i ever tell anyone!

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          Crystal Booth 4 years ago from Stroud, OK

          @JoleneBelmain: I am honored by your blessing! Thank you so much for visiting!

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          Crystal Booth 4 years ago from Stroud, OK

          @SandyMertens: Thanks, Sandy!

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          Sandy Mertens 4 years ago from Frozen Tundra

          I feel a chill just reading through here. Enjoyable lens of Missouri ghost.

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          Rose Jones 5 years ago

          I really enjoyed this as I come from Missouri and know some of the sights - Drury college for example is in my hometown Springfield, Missouri.

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          JoleneBelmain 5 years ago

          I have thought that I felt spirits from time to time... and it freaks me out quite a bit. I don't think I would ever want to see one. I definitely believe in them. Some great ghost stories here.

          ~BLESSED~

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          AaronSquid 5 years ago

          Great lens, interesting stories. I've never seen a ghost and I'm not sure that i want to.

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          WayneDave LM 5 years ago

          Great lens. Really good. Thanks for sharing.

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          fefe42 5 years ago

          Just got my 'wings' and came back to bless!

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          VBright 5 years ago

          It sounds as if you may be an empath. I have that ability too, but tune it out more often than not. Interesting and "spooky" lens! GREAT job!

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          Laurel Johnson 5 years ago from Washington KS

          Fascinating lens!! I love ghostly topics.

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          chocsie 6 years ago

          wow, this is so interesting! I was in Missouri recently and didn't visit any of these places. If I ever go back, I'll be sure to check them out.

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          WhiteOak50 6 years ago

          I am back again (smiles) After finally catching up with the Angel School Bus, I am fluttering around Ghost Hunting-ville to drop off some Blessings. Just wanted you to know I am here because your page caught my attention. Leaving you with a *Blessing* for doing such a great job on this page.

          Also I wanted to let you know that I will be featuring this page on Scariest Places on Earth

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          Gayle 6 years ago from McLaughlin

          I'm from Missouri and I didn't know about half of these places. We are the Show Me State and you have certainly showed me!

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          inkserotica 6 years ago

          Excellent lens! I think your personal experiences of the paranormal deserve to go in a separate box all on its own just under the introduction ;), what do you think? and a fluttering of ghostly angel wings have passed on by and sent blessings your way :)

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          ReidAdrian 6 years ago

          We are sharing this material world with spirits & I love knowing this & gaining my wisdom from the spirits that guide me so thanks for this lens info. It's been fun. xx

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          Cynthia Arre 6 years ago from Quezon City

          I think ghosts are definitely around us but I don't have "the third eye" so I don't see or sense them (and honestly I never want to!). What an eerie thing it must be for you to be able to visualize them, in detail at that - it's a good thing though that you're not alone since your husband can see the same stuff too. This lens is ~blessed~

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          reasonablerobby 6 years ago

          I had no idea that Missouri was so haunted, it gives Olde Englande a run for its money!

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          Alexwinnipeg 6 years ago

          wow, your experiences gave me the gibbie jibbies, I got goosebumps reading through them.

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          Allison Whitehead 6 years ago

          Great lens! I believe in ghosts and have seen a couple in my time too. It can be a strange experience, that's for sure. I'll be back to read more.

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          man that allsome....love it

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          ImmatureEntrepr 6 years ago

          Really enjoyed your lens! I've been to several of these places. The Lemp Mansion is extremely scary! Check out my lens on Haunted KC if you get a chance. Good stuff. :)

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          Paul 6 years ago from Montreal

          Those were some spooky experiences you had!

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          patinkc 6 years ago from Midwest

          Oooooh! Scary thoughts! I am lensrolling this lens to my Kansas City lens!

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          anonymous 7 years ago

          Really thrilling lens, Crystal. My fav is your story because it adds an especially eerie personal touch. I'm lensrolling to my lens on ghosts, thanks!

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          AshtonHarris 7 years ago

          Really enjoyed reading thru' your lens. I'm writing a lens about Scottish ghosts after I recently came face to face with one. I will definitely link back to your lens once I have finished my own.

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          Guided Abundance 7 years ago from Mobile, AL

          Sharp Lens! I just lensrolled it to my Do you believe in the paranormal? Lens. Fav 5*****

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          anonymous 7 years ago

          The Lemp Mansion is pretty creepy, my uncle got married there, i was the flower girl and my sister and cousin were bridesmaides and we got dressed in one of the bathrooms one the second floor and there was a rocking chair in there with us and all of the sudden it started to move very slowy and we all ran out of there. But it is a beautiflul place.

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          Lee Hansen 7 years ago from Vermont

          I'd like to see the Devil's Promenade phenomenon. Several family members tell me there's an evil presence near our garage, and they take steps to keep it away. They're more sensitive to things spiritual than I am, althoughI do feel my grandmother and father near me at times.

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          WhiteOak50 7 years ago

          Nice. When my husband and I homesteaded in Missouri, there was a ghost that appeared in our backyard. I seen him leaning against a tree two or three times.

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          bdkz 7 years ago

          Congratulations! You've been SquidBoo Blasted. Happy Halloween!

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          Susanna Duffy 7 years ago from Melbourne Australia

          Blessed by an Angel for Halloween (squidoo.com/best-of-halloween)

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          anonymous 8 years ago

          I've always wanted to vis8it a hounted place, most are so far away though. I noticed there is one in Bonne Terre, MO but no info was given about visiting etc. Would like to see a guide printed for places that can be visited.

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          GhostWalker LM 8 years ago

          Great lens. Really interesting. I rated it 5 stars

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          anonymous 8 years ago

          Me too have my experience of sensing Ghost in my bunk during my Army times. It was so close, it felt like she's poking you. It happened when I was alone in my bunk when I had booked in earlier than the rest of my mates. My hair stood. Imagined I was very sleepy but I sat up to read a book just not to fall asleep again...to be poked.

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          TimeHacker 8 years ago

          Very nice and interesting lens, 5* for you :)

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          anonymous 8 years ago

          BOO! Gee, a little spooky here. Going to find my Teddy Bear....

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          sino 8 years ago

          Spoooooky

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          VARADHARAJAN 8 years ago

          nice lens

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          site-builder 8 years ago

          Great lens and congratulations on LOTD! *****

          I got chills reading some of the stories

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          Tarra99 8 years ago

          Congrats on being a winner in the Giant SquidBoo Contest!...a very informative lens!

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          Barkely 8 years ago

          Spooky stuff! Congrats on the SquidBoo contest win:-)

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          KimGiancaterino 8 years ago

          I like the changes you've made since I last visited this lens! Congratulations on winning the SquidBoo contest. Blessings...

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          Robin S 8 years ago from USA

          blessings and congratulations for winning the Giant Halloween contest!

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          anonymous 8 years ago

          Congratulations on being chosen as a winner in the Giant SquidBoo Contest, well deserved! It had me scared, that's for sure! - Kathy

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          OldGrampa 8 years ago

          Great lens, I love this topic! You have really done a nice job with this, lots of cool stuff to read and very interesting.

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          starlitparlit 8 years ago

          Ohhhh I just love reading about ghosts! I would also like to thank you for blessing my

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          eccles1 8 years ago

          I love this lens!!

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          RichLeighHD 8 years ago

          Your stories at the beginning of the lens gave me goosebumps all over! A very interesting lens and most definitely an incredibly enjoyable read.... had me on the edge of my seat the whole time I was reading it!

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          ctavias0ffering1 8 years ago

          Very informative lens. 5*

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          anonymous 8 years ago

          Melissa,

          I wrote to you about the strangler...One more thing, there is a house on the corner of Old Orchard Street, a beautiful Victorian directly south of the school blacktop (across the street) in Odessa, Mo. My husband grew up there. Shhh. His entire family says there is an old woman (one of the owner's mothers who came to stay there)mainly on the 2nd floor in the first bedroom on the right and he swears there's a child, maybe in the basement. I went there once a few years ago. Met the family that bought it. Asked the teenager if he'd seen anyone. He said an old lady in that bedroom, but no little girl. I threw up all the next day and had ideas put into my head at bedtime that I would never think myself. My husband had to stay there one night after his folks moved out and had to leave. Too much noise up and down the stairs. He lived on the 3rd floor.

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          anonymous 8 years ago

          The ghost at Stroud Lake-in 1984, when I was 21, I was strangled in a car by a man who made me drive him to McKinley Park in OKC. He then took the car away from me and drove me up the block to a house at 13th and McKinley, white, garage on west with apartment above? and door on front. A young woman got me a glass of water and he tried to get me to go to the back room. I begged for my keys and he gave them back, but walked me to the car and I skidded backwards all the way down the drive and if you knew me back then, well, my best friend used to tell me I drove better in reverse. I looked into his eyes when he was strangling me and he was pure evil. American Indian/white descent. Long thick brown hair. Huge evil brown eyes. Big hands. Looked like he worked his arms out. Had attacked another girl that I met. Had gotten beat up by yet another girls husband in front of my guy friends that were about to get him. pressed att. murder chgs but OKC cops never went to the house.Same?

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          ghostguide1 9 years ago

          You've got a lot of great information here. I also have a lens about my experiences with ghosts and would love for you to stop by and say hello when you get the chance.

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          anonymous 9 years ago

          I believe there are spirits everywhere. I sometimes feel the temperature next to me get very much colder than anywhere else in the room, and my daughter looks at the ceiling and areas where there appears to be nothing there and laughs and coos like she is talking to someone. I also sometimes smell the faint smell of cigar smoke, and the windows are closed and no one smokes in our home. I have had many encounters as a child, and a few very scary ones as an adult, with an unfriendly spirit. I am definitely a believer

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          GhostMan LM 9 years ago

          Awesome lens!

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          DesireeRichardson 9 years ago

          I love all thing paranormal and ghosts. Great Lens

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          Nick_Sutton 9 years ago

          Nice len. Keep it up! Nick Sutton Fulham :-)

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          transformed lm 9 years ago

          Nice lens and I am a believer! I have been seeing and hearing them all of my life, most not so spooky though! I added you to my lens roll and favorites!

          Blessings

          Keoi

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          anonymous 9 years ago

          i have had my own encounters with ghost and think that there might be a presense of some one other then my moms sprite in the house where my son and boyfriend live i dont know how to investigate could you help?

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          juliejohnsons 9 years ago

          Hello! This is a wonderful lens. I like the way you put together all the informations, ideas and facts that are of great help. I will bookmark this lens for future use. Congaratulations for a job well done. I would want you to check on this lens that I also like private investigator schools They give valuable informations, facts and links about private investigation and a lot more which is great in checking out all these ghosts stories. Check it out!

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          ElizabethJeanAl 9 years ago

          I loved the lens! Living near Charleston, SC, we are overrun with ghosts. Most are friendly...

          Liz

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          shawnanderson67 9 years ago

          This is a great lens no doubt but unfortunately I do not believe in ghosts. I am not too sure if there are spirits though but I am sure there are no ghosts which has the power pose any physical any threats to humans. I strongly believe that the government should appoint Private Investigator to investigate about any such places.

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          jewelrygrandma 9 years ago

          What a great lens.Full of interesting stories and pictures.I am a believer

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          fefe42 9 years ago

          I love the way your lens looks. Sounds like some interesting hauntings are going on in Missouri! Join in the debate about ghosts at www.squidoo.com/do-ghosts-exist. I will add your lens as a link!

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          queenofbling 9 years ago

          Very cool! I'm going to have to visit some of these places next time I'm in MO! Giving you 5 stars for a great lens :)

          Hope you can stop by and say hello!

          www.squidoo.com/queenofbling

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          LeslieBrenner 9 years ago

          Great 5 star lens. I've never seen or "felt" a ghost, but I believe other people when they say they've experienced something. Spoooky.

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          Jodhiay 9 years ago

          This is a great lens!

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          rockycha 9 years ago

          Great lens! Added to my Ghost Equipment & paranormal lensroll... thanks! carrie

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          Petee 9 years ago

          Top notch 5 star lens. I have always considered ghosts as facts of everyday life. Please visit my related lens. Ghost Hunting Guide DIY Ghost Hunters And Hauntings

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          tdove 9 years ago

          Never seen a ghost but who knows. Maybe they are real.

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          Pierce This 2 9 years ago

          I believe in ghosts. My feeling is that they are near us every day. How to measure a belly button ring size

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          flicker lm 9 years ago

          Facinating lens! 5*

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          GypsyPirate LM 9 years ago

          You have such a fantastic lens here! Thanks for joining us in The SquidBOO Home!

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          anonymous 9 years ago

          Love it, well done! But now I'm ascared! LOL - Kathy

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          Margaret Schaut 9 years ago from Detroit

          I'm featuring this page on Squidoo-It-All!

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          KimGiancaterino 9 years ago

          Fantastic lens! Beautiful images and stories.

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          Robin S 9 years ago from USA

          This is really a fantastic lens! Thank you for adding it to the Gothic Temptations Group.

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          anonymous 9 years ago

          My family used to live in a house on Weaver road which has since been demolished to make room for Wellington Hills sub division. Never believing.... I certainly changed my mind. It was a beautiful rock dwelling and we never (well almost) felt in danger. Does anyone else have memories of this hous

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          aidenw 9 years ago from USA

          I've never seen a ghost (I might have 'felt' and 'smelled' a couple) but I love ghost stories. Excellent lens! Adding it to my favorites.

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          rmorrow 9 years ago

          Loved your Missouri ghosts post. I used to live in St. Joseph and my brother and his girlfriend lived in a house that had such an evil feeling that they eventually moved out - in the middle of the night! The house eventually burned down--so I guess either the spirits didn't want anyone there, or ???

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          Rusty Quill 10 years ago

          Another great addition to Review Central - thank you! I love that Devil's Promenade photo - very eerie!

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          anonymous 10 years ago

          What a cool site Crystal! I lived in Missouri also next to a cemetary, like your story! In the late '60's that was a place for to party or park. I used to be so scared of the place, and it didn't help matters of paranormal events when my friend

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          Bob. 10 years ago

          Another fun site, Crystal. I use to live near Joplin, MO and have seen the 'Spook Light' many times...yep, she be real! It's persnickety little rascal. One time it's way down the road, the next time it's right in front of you! 5/5

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          DWoehr 10 years ago

          Great site, Marti! I've never seen a ghost, but I'm fascinated by them nonethless. I'll add this to my blogroll. :)