Most people would be leery to live in such a paranormal state, but do you want to know what I think? I think the alleged haunts are great! Why do I feel this way? For starters, these urban legends give us something to ponder and explore for ourselves every October, which is what inspired us to curate this road trip of a few of the most haunted places in the Kansas. (Original map can be found
1. Jetmore Curve (Jetmore)
Okay, so this isn't *really* a picture of Jetmore Curve (I couldn't find one...), but use your imagination and bear with me! Located at the junctions of Highways 156 and 283, the Jetmore Curve is a gravel road with a sharp turn that allegedly took the lives of a group of high school students who cruised the road path one Halloween. If you visit the curve on the night of October 31st, it is said that you will hear the unexplained sounds of screaming, groaning, and of cars crashing.
2. Rocky Ford Bridge (Emporia)
Also known as the "Bird Bridge," this structure is home to one of the most infamous murders in Kansas history. In 1983, Sandra Bird, a prominent member of the Emporia community, was drugged, placed in her car, and then pushed over the side of the Rocky Ford (Bird) Bridge by her reverend husband and his mistress. When you visit the bridge today, it is said that you can still hear Mrs. Bird's screams coming from the water below.
3. Stull Cemetery (Stull)
One of the most unsettling hauntings in Kansas may just be that of the eerie Stull Cemetery, which is alleged to have a set of hidden steps that descend directly into hell. The cemetery is also thought to have once been the meeting place for witches and cults, so if you visit, tread lightly...
4. Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery (Fort Leavenworth)
That's right... we're making you visit ANOTHER cemetery during your epic road trip... only this time, it's the "most haunted army base in the United States," which is said to be plagued by the spirits of diseased victims, sufferers of Indian attacks, lost travelers, slain soldiers and other forgotten souls.
5. Sallie House (Atchison)
The most haunted house in Kansas's most haunted town is none other than 508 North 2nd Street, which is more commonly known as the Sallie House. The home earned its nickname after a 6-year-old died in the home during a failed appendicitis surgery and gained notoriety in the 1990s, when a couple renting the home reported harmless pranks being played on them, which eventually turned malicious and violent. (After consulting a psychic, it was discovered that Sallie wasn't the only ghost haunting the home, but a middle-aged woman as well.)
6. Hotel Josephine (Holton)
As per a 2013 interview with the Topeka Capital-Journal, Hotel Josephine B&B owner Lori Ford said that many, including ghost hunters, flock to the historic establishment on the remote possibility of seeing a ghost.
7. Kansas State University (Manhattan)
Keep your eyes peeled during this last stop, as you may encounter the spirits of a deceased football player, disgruntled Pi Kappa Phi pledge, and the last patient to die at the former K-State hospital roaming around campus.