Do you like to celebrate the spookier months by visiting haunted places and seeing if there’s any truth to the stories attached? This haunted Kansas road trip is perfect for anyone who likes a little adventure and fall fun, but isn’t afraid of a ghost story. Have you been to all of these stops?
Welcome to our picks for the 2019 spooky road trip, including some places you can visit any time and other places (like cemeteries) that you
need to obtain permission for if you plan to visit near or at nighttime.
You can start travel from either side of the trip, or split it however you feel is best. However, today we're starting in the Southeast.
1. LeHunt cement plant
First on our trip is LeHunt cement plant, where it's said that the ghost of an old worker who became trapped in cement and ultimately died. You can allegedly still see his tools sticking out of the wall, unless it has deteriorated from natural overgrowth.
2. Lorenz Schlicter Memorial (Child's Play) Cemetery
This cemetery is quiet and shouldn't be disturbed, but any visitors are told to clean their car before visiting here. At night, check your car before hand to make sure it's free of marks, and then sit inside until you hear something hit your car. Then, leave quick and you'll later discover a hand print on your window, or even more hand prints near the bottom as if kids were smacking it as you drove by.
3. Bird Bridge
Allegedly, this Bird Bridge is where a preacher and his mistress drugged his wife and dumped her and the car into the water. In the night, some have reported hearing the screams of the woman and a pale figure walking on the water. A movie named
Murder Ordained was actually made about this area.
4. Burlingame cross
The Highway Man is a spooky specter near the intersection of US 56 and 189th. A man all in black disappears when you get too close, but otherwise can be seen walking the highway just out of clear view.
5. Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery
This famous and honored cemetery is actually known as the most haunted army base in the country. It is not only occupied by war casualties, but the ghosts of Indian attacks, lost travelers, and other forgotten souls.
6. Round Mound Cemetery
This cemetery sitting on a little hill has been cited by TIME magazine as being one of the most haunted spots on Earth, or at least it was years ago. After midnight, it's said you can't feel the wind even though you're in the hill, and you may meet the witch that haunts these grounds. What do you think?
7. Alma Cemetery
Not only is this cemetery supposed to be haunted, but it's supposed to be
double haunted. One involves photos of the cemetery that include orbs or signs of spirits still hanging around from the people buried here, and the other haunting is from a man who lost his life in a well on the land. Legend says anyone who sits on the boarded up well will disappear also. We definitely don't recommend it, ghosts or otherwise.
8. Midland Railroad Hotel
This beautiful and historic hotel can't be this old without having a few spirits wandering around, right? According to old staff and visitors, the spirit of an orphaned girl runs through the halls, knocking on the doors, leaves footprints on your beds, and is sometimes seen at the top of the stairs. Some believe the fire that took lives in 1902 has contributed to the weird happenings at this railroad hotel.
9. St Jacobs Well
This sinkhole-turned-spring has allegedly never run dry, though there are a few mysteries surrounding it's use over the years. It is said that the spirit of a screaming horse and his drowned rider live here, warning off anyone who may want to test the waters. The cowboy, too foolish to go around, had his horse cross it and killed them both. Since then, rumors have said that it used to be bottomless, and anyone who tried to reach the bottom perished as well.