Kansas October 26, 2017
9 Reasons That Kansas Is The Most Terrifying, Spookiest State
In case you haven’t seen our recent pieces on creepy places, Kansas is downright scary sometimes. It’s full of creepy and abandoned locations, where nature is growing through the cracks and the paranormal seem to thrive. This list of 9 reasons just verifies that Kansas is indeed the most terrifying, spookiest state ever.
Disclaimer: Some places do not allow trespassing, and others, you should ask permission first. Please respect any location you do visit, and those that rest there as well. Thank you!
1. Stull Cemetery - Stull
Stull is our most famous (or infamous) haunted location, which is due to the rumor of it being a gateway to hell. According to legend, it opens up on the Spring Equinox and Halloween Night, when the devil himself makes a personal appearance at the stairway that appears.
Please don't trespass here without express permission, unless you'd like to spend the night in jail instead of ghost hunting. Thanks!
2. Hamburger Hill - Hutchinson
Since the 50s, the sand hills north of Hutch have been the site of the Hamburger Man, or so we're told. He's half ghost, half monster, and all creepy. He kidnaps his victims to his shack and grinds them into hamburger meat. Real or not, many locals refuse to stray from hiking paths for this reason.
3. Sallie House - Atchison
Probably the most famous location in Atchison is the Sallie House, a haunted home built around 1867-1871. Its owners in the 90s reported cold spots followed by scratches, and several small fires. It's been investigated by numerous "ghost hunting" shows, but the family has since moved out and the activity has stopped.
4. St. Jacob's Well - Clark County
South of Dodge City is the Big Basin Prairie Reserve where a pool of water is said to be endlessly deep, having drowned many a curious swimmer. The ghost of a cowboy and his horse are rumored to scream louder than you've ever heard, scaring off anyone snooping around the pool for too long.
5. Theorosa's Bridge - Valley Center
Many a Kansas bridge comes with a haunting story, however this bridge in particular is especially creepy. It's said that a baby named Theorosa was stolen by Native Americans during a raid and lost in the water underneath the bridge. Her mother died while searching for her, and remains searching to this day.
6. Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery - Leavenworth
Considering how many people are buried here, it's no wonder the grounds are haunted. However, this cemetery is haunted by an early pioneer whose children were lost in a blizzard while looking for firewood. Sometimes she's seen as a ghostly figure holding a lantern, and other times you can only hear her voice calling out.
7. Potwin Place - Topeka
This gorgeous Victorian home has been haunted since 1972, after its then owners began renovating it. First, there were strange slapping and ringing sounds, but later on, more sinister events came to pass. On multiple occasions, the owners heard heavy breathing coming from nowhere and felt their mattresses weighed down at night, with no one else around.
8. Hawks Landing Creek - Clay Center
People have allegedly died at this creek in Clay Center, and there are reports of hearing little girls screaming, or a sight of a black shape changing just out of your view.
9. Child's Play Cemetery - Burlington
This cemetery in Burlington is quite different than other haunted locations, because you don't see anything creepy going on while you visit. However, there's a couple steps you have to follow before you see the effects. First, wash your car completely, and make sure it's still clean after you arrive. Then, sit in the cemetery for a few minutes, or until you hear a thud on your car. Then you leave and when you're a safe distance away, check your car and you'll find dirty hand prints along the bottom, with a big one on your rear window. Yikes!
Afterwards, why not try something a little less scary, like
working through one of Kansas’ a-maize-ing corn mazes?