I know your kind. (Yes, you…) You don’t scare easy, laugh at cheesy haunted houses and crave a scare that’s hard to find. If you’re nodding along with everything I just mentioned, you will want to check out these eight spooky Kansas locations that are sure to put a fright into your Halloween night.
1. Stull Cemetery (Stull)
The infamous Stull Cemetery is said to house a set of hidden steps that descend directly to hell. As if that wasn't creepy enough, the cemetery was once a (reported) meeting place for witches and cults, leaving the grounds cursed for all eternity.
Allegedly haunted, LeHunt was a small town that thrived on the United Kansas Portland Cement Company. The old cement plant, which closed its doors after the Great Depression, is said to be haunted by one of the ghosts of a former employee who died in a tragic accident at the plant. The employee, known only as Bohr, fell into a vat of concrete and was never seen again. After the accident, his co-workers encapsulated his wheelbarrow, pick and shovel into a wall of concrete that can still be seen today.
3. Jackson Park (Atchison)
Jackson Park (shown here in a 1930s postcard), is the home of Molly; a woman who was found hanging from a tree in the park following her prom. Plan to visit at around midnight, sit and listen. It is said you can see her shadow wandering the ground, moaning and screaming.
4. Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery (Fort Leavenworth)
Seeing as though Fort Leavenworth is the "most haunted army base in the United States," it should come as no surprise that the cemetery is also haunted. But just who is haunting the area? The spirits are the ghosts of diseased victims, sufferers of Indian attacks, lost travelers, slain soldiers and other forgotten souls.
5. Hutchinson Public Library (Hutchinson)
Don't bother the ghost of Ida Day (a former librarian who is constantly spotted and heard), and she won't bother you.
6. Schroyer Cemetery (Blue Rapids)
Named after the many Schroyer's buried in the area, this cemetery is known for demonic voices, orbs and sightings of a young boy covered in hair.
7. Kansas State University (Manhattan)
One of the largest, most accredited universities in the state is home to not only (living) students, but to the spirits of a deceased football player, disgruntled Pi Kappa Phi pledge and the last patient to die at the former K-State hospital.
8. Hamburger Hill (Hutchinson)
When exploring the Hutchinson area, don't wander too far off the beaten path, or you'll risk meeting the Hamburger Man--a half ghost, half monster who kidnaps his victims, drags them to his shack and grinds them up into hamburger meat.