The Creepy Small Town In Missouri With Insane Paranormal Activity
With under 20,000 people, the little river town of Hannibal may be small but it has a huge reputation. Historically, Hannibal has been established for almost 200 years. Even before European settlers made their homes here along the Mississippi River, at least six known Native American tribes had lived in the area. Throughout the towns long history many gruesome, creepy, and strange occurrences have taken place there. Many locals believe that ghosts still linger in the old homes and businesses you’ll find along the cobble streets. Keep reading to find out about some of the more well known paranormal stories of Hannibal, but to know for sure if these ghost stories are real you’ll have to visit Hannibal yourself.
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Have you experienced paranormal activity in Hannibal? Would you take the Haunted Hannibal Tour or stay at Rockcliffe Mansion? Let us know what you think in the comments below.
Liz is a Missouri native with a B.A. in English from Mizzou and a M.A. in Non-Profit Administration from Lindenwood University. She works for a STL metro-area community college and enjoys writing, traveling, and indoor cycling. Her true passion is forcing her encyclopedic knowledge of Missouri facts on uninterested strangers from across the globe!
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