Kansas July 13, 2018
The One Creepy Place In Kansas That’s Said To Be A Gate To The Underworld
There are definitely some crazy stories that come out of Kansas legends. Of course, the craziest story is about a creepy place in Kansas with haunted lore like you wouldn’t believe. Have you ever heard of the gate to the underworld that is said to sit in small-town Kansas? It’s not something to mess around with, according to legend.
do not condone at this site. Be respectful, and always ask permission before you visit. The local residents and police take trespassing very seriously. any trespassing or vandalism
Stull itself is located between Topeka and Lawrence, with not a lot of markers around it. The cemetery is watched by townspeople almost all day, and they aren't afraid to call local police if you're caught trespassing. If you can't get permission to be there, it's best not to go at all. This small town seems innocent, and most of the people here will tell you exactly that. According to everyone here, there's nothing weird with any part of town.
The town was first known as Deer Creek, but in 1899, a man named Sylvester Stull established a post office, and his name stuck as the new name for the town. It didn't last long, however, being shut down in 1903.
So, the story itself begins in the cemetery. This cemetery that looks like any small town cemetery was for some reason labeled as a gateway to Hell itself.
An article in the '70s started the Stull rumors, speaking of hauntings by demonic beings and presences. These events take place either once or twice a year depending on what story you've heard, but Halloween is always the main event. It's said in the legend that on Halloween night, an endless stairway opens up in the earth, and the devil himself appears in the cemetery. Through the years, stories of vehicles moving by themselves, strange winds blowing the wrong direction, and spirits returning from graves spread around.
According to legend, the church that used to sit here was a telltale sign that something was amiss.
Back when it stood, it was said that if you count more than 7 windows, you were in danger. It also appeared freshly built during this period, and no bottle thrown at the church would break, no matter how hard it was thrown.
The church in the previous photo no longer stands here either and sits as a pile of rubble instead.
The strangest part about these legends was when an article claimed that the current pope refused to fly over Stull because of the activity alleged there. From then on, a small community of believers held true to the legends of this innocent small town.
Of course today, the cemetery doesn't even look bad at all. It's as pleasant as a cemetery should be, and doesn't seem to have anything wrong with it.
Maybe this story is too wild to be true, but there are indeed people who have believed it all these years. For the most part, we think the legend can be kept alive without bothersome people trying to damage or trouble.
Here's a video by YouTuber Planet Weird who took a trip out to Stull in 2016 and discovered it was slowly burning. Odd coincidence! VIDEO
Of course, there are
other haunted places to check out instead of this one, if you’d like to avoid it altogether. I know the people in town would like you to stay away as well.