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10 Reasons That Arkansas Is The Most Terrifying, Spookiest State

Every place has its dark side, and Arkansas is no different. Arkansas has more than just a dark side, though—it also has a long history of oral tradition. We pass stories along. We whisper them to each other. We hold flashlights under our chins and repeat them around campfires or in bedrooms. We’ve got stories about monsters, hitchhiking ghosts, and cemeteries where the flags wave without a breeze. We also have true stories, stories we can find in the news, that are just as horrifying. Here are the ten things that make Arkansas the most terrifying state in the U.S.:

What do you think makes Arkansas the most terrifying state? Do you have any creepy ghost stories to tell?

J.B. Weisenfels
J.B. Weisenfels has lived in rural Arkansas for three decades. She is a writer, a mom, and a graduate student. She is also an avid collector of tacky fish whatnots, slightly chipped teapots, and other old things. In her spare time she enjoys driving to the nearest creek to sit a while. If you were to visit her, she'd try to feed you cornbread.