Creepy July 21, 2015
5 Disturbing Cemeteries in Missouri That Will Give You Goosebumps
Cemeteries are creepy enough without adding ghost stories to the mix. All of these cemeteries have their share of spooky histories. CAUTION: Not for the easily scared!
During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.
1. Peace Church Cemetery, Joplin
Peace Church is the final resting place of a man name Billy Cook, who killed 6 people in the 1950's. After his execution for these crimes in the gas chamber, he was buried here in an unmarked grave. Visitors to the cemetery have reported visions of Billy's ghost, and having been hit by objects that seem to have been thrown at them. They are located at 3334 N Peace Church Avenue in Joplin.
2. Jefferson Barracks and Cemetery, St. Louis
Several hauntings throughtout the cemetery and barracks have been reported, but perhaps the creepiest is that of a little girl wandering the headstones. Or maybe it's the two soldiers from the civil war acknowledging each other at sundown...one a Buffalo soldier and the other a confederate soldier.
3. Springfield National Cemetery, Springfield
According to sightings, this cemetery is home to lingering Civil War soldiers, glowing grave stones, and strange orbs and other lights being found in photographs of the place. It is located at 1699 Seminole Street.
4. Lorimier Cemetery, Cape Girardeau
Lorimier is home of the "tapping ghost". Visitors feel the sensation of being tapped on the shoulder, looking around and realizing it must be something that fell from the tree, then feel the tapping again. Female visitors have reported the sensation of having their hair pulled. They are located at 841 Caruthers Avenue.
5. Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis
One story goes that a young girl hitches a ride somewhere between the Calvary Cemetery nearby and the gates of the Bellefontaine cemetery, before arriving at the gates, she is suddenly gone. Another story speaks of a little boy who runs out into the street, you think you hit him, but there's no one there. Located at 4947 W. Florissant Avenue.
What are some of the ghost stories you have heard? Cemetery sightings? Share them below.