Sanders Valley was the site of a barn belonging to a family during the Civil War. While the war was going on, a group of Union soldiers killed the family living on the farm because they were southern sympathizers. The story goes that the women and children were cast into the old cistern, the father was dragged around the valley to death, and the slave was hung in the barn. Now, on nights with full moons, the apparition of the slave can be seen swinging from the rafters. Children can be heard laughing.
Though it was recently shut down, the Roosevelt School’s stage remains to be haunted by the spirit of a girl name Penny. Penny was a play cast member that hung herself during the performance due to a pregnancy. The surrounding buildings are also haunted.
About a mile west of the city of Douglass, Kansas out in the woods, there is a small, old bridge that goes over a creek. Near to it is an equally old tree on the northern side of the bridge. During the 19th century, the tree was used for hanging African-Americans in the Douglass-Rose Hill area, particularly those who disobeyed their masters.
The Jones Cemetery is said to have the shadowy apparition of a body hanging from a tree that appears on nights with a full moon. The sound of ghostly hoof beats have been heard.
Wentworth Military Academy in Lexington, Missouri is known for being extremely haunted. The apparition of a little boy has been seen coming out at night to salute the helicopter on the academy’s grounds, only to disappear. A different little boy once hung himself in the scholastic building’s lower level as a way to escape being beaten and hazed. The bell tower, which had large amounts of activity, closed down for reconstruction.
The Devil’s Tree in Bernards Township, New Jersey is home to several sinister legends regarding death. Years ago, a farmer killed his entire family, then committed suicide via hanging from the tree. Many suicides and murders have occurred near the tree.
The Indian Reservation Elementary School burned down a few years ago, killing a small group of teachers and children. Now, objects can be seen moving by the remains of the school. Laughing children can be heard as if they are still playing. In the gym, which remained intact from the fire, the sound of a bouncing basketball can be heard, although the area has remained locked. The coach’s office light stays on all the time for unknown reason, and it has never burned out.
The Whaley House was the residence of Thomas Whaley and his family. It also served as Mr. Whaley’s general store, the second county courthouse in San Diego, and the first commercial theater over the years.
During the Civil War, the first courthouse in Carrollton was burned downed by the Union Army during the Civil War; this was done as an act of humiliation rather than an attack. The second built courthouse, the Carrollton Courthouse caught fire and burned down on November 16th, 1876. The cause of the blaze is still unknown to this day. The third courthouse’s construction began. Everyone blamed a rowdy African-American man named Henry Wells, who lived outside of town for the fire. The sheriff arrested him and locked him up in the attic of a building that would become the new courthouse.
Near one hundred years ago, there was a woman who lived near the road on her own for several years. The townspeople accused her and two others of witchcraft, and the three were hung with chains. Now, every Halloween at midnight, you can hear the sound of chains being dragged across the top of the car when you drive beneath the branches of the tree in which they were hanged from.
The GPR Stops House has been abandoned for a long time. It has been subject to strange noises and occurrences from the top floor. A girl wo visited the house was hit in the chest by an unseen entity, resulting in a triagular-shaped bruise. The ghost is believed to be a school superintendent who committed suicide via hanging shortly after the Meckling School failed.
The Jakarta History Museum was once used as the city hall by the Dutch Colonials. The main court was used to hang several Chinese people who lived in Indonesia. Now, the ghosts of the hanged can be seen there at night. The former prison portion is also believed to be haunted. Those who visit the Jakarta History Museum have reported feeling a strange presence.