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Noonan Brothers Of Ole Planters Restaurant In Hannibal Share Spooky Stories
On vacation in the late 1990s, Joe and Karan Noonan visited Vicksburg, Mississippi. They pulled into town late one evening and found the only Bed & Breakfast with the lights on - The Duff Green Mansion on First East Street.
Ghost In White Haunted North End Of Quincy, Illinois During the Summer Of 1911
In late summer of 1911, a ghost dressed in white was reported to haunt the downtown area of Quincy, Illinois. Western Union messenger boys and residents in the area of North Sixth, North Seventh, Oak and Vine reported a white-robed figure “stalking” them late at night.
Do Spirits Inhabit Edina and Baring in Knox County?
Reported apparitions of a banker-type fellow, an elderly man wearing a trench coat, a young girl in a white dress and a “somber woman wearing period clothing, who has been seen staring down the street with a sad look on her face,” have all been observed by witnesses in Edina and Baring…
Do Spirits Of Past Residents Of Abandoned Prairie View Rest Home Near Lewistown Remain?
Investigations conducted at the abandoned Prairie View Rest Home over the past few years by several paranormal groups in the area have revealed the sounds of footsteps on the second and third floors, old-fashioned music playing and a variety of other noises. The stairwells are reported to be especia…
Does Son of Hannibal’s Murder Victim Amos Stillwell Haunt Theater in Kingsport, Tennessee?
When Amos Stillwell was viciously murdered with an axe on the morning of December 30, 1888, his two young sons were in the same room. Erle Gulick Stillwell, only three years old on the morning of the murder, grew up to design a theater in which paranormal activity began to occur years later during a…
Ghost Haunts Ralls County Killer to Confession
On April 15, 1890, 24-year-old John King a/k/a Mansfield King was arrested in St. Louis for horse stealing. Upon his capture, King seemed relieved and told the officers he was also a murderer and that the spirit of the man he had killed near Perry, Missouri appeared to him nightly.
Glascock Island Murders and the Haunted Rowboat
Did a ghost boat once haunt the waters of the Mississippi River near Hannibal in the early 1890’s? According to Bruce Carlson, author of “Ghosts of the Mississippi River,” many of Hannibal’s inhabitants claimed to see a large ghostly rowboat roam the waters at night from …
Hannibal Psychic Medium Hosts Ghost Story Event in Quincy
I recently had the pleasure of being contacted by Britney Buckwalter, a Psychic Medium from the Hannibal area. She is hosting a paranormal story-telling fund-raising event on October 26, and asked if I would be interested in telling some of my own experiences.
Have You Heard of ‘The Poltergeist of Philadelphia, Missouri’?
According to the 16 Sept 1923 edition of the Oakland Tribune, the Swisher house was “bombarded with rocks, potatoes, tomatoes and chunks of coal” each night. They also heard “weird music” and other “strange noises.”
Victim of Hannibal Serial Killer Haunts Town in 1901
In 1901, residents on the South Side of Hannibal claimed that the ghost of Frank Nesenhoener was haunting the “hills of Riverside Street,” after he was poisoned by his wife on July 14, 1900.