The Partridge Preschool was supposedly the site of a four-year-old girl’s murder. Her spirit now rides back and forth on her favorite swing in the playground. When you rattle the doors, she will rattle them back in response. At night, the girl listens music in the room nearest to her swing; it has been known to stop and start on its own, sometimes being played very loudly. Outside in the playground, toys are scattered in her favorite places. Should you move them around and leave, they will return to their original spots.
White Oak Cemetery is said to have an odd white mist that hovers above the graves all day. Apparitions and odd noises have been reported as well.
Hill Park is a private historical cemetery dedicated to the American Civil War. Frank James and two other Confederate soldiers are buried there. Reports of an apparition have been made, and it is believed to be the spirit of a soldier who was killed during a battle in either 1862 or 1864.
Houston Lake is haunted by unknown spirits. The beach gives off the sensation of being watched.
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.
Wolf Hollow is an abandoned house located up an old road in Excelsior Springs, Missouri. Several decades ago, the house was used by the Ku Klux Klan to hang the African Americans they tortured. Those who have visited the house report feeling chills and shivers upon pulling up to it. The apparition of clothes hanging to dry on a line can be seen, and eerie noises have been known to emanate from Wolf Hollow.
Established over two centuries ago, the Wilson Cemetery has been known to have the apparitions of floating figures and the disembodied voices of the dead. Most of the individuals buried at the cemetery have the surname Wilson, hence the graveyard’s name. Rumor has it that visiting the burial grounds brings bad luck.
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.
The Vaille Mansion used to be an insane asylum prior to its use as a residence. Several years ago, Mrs. Vaille committed suicide by overdosing on morphine shortly after her husband, Mr. Vaille, lost his sanity and died. In the upper part of the mansion (which is closed off to the public), the ghost of Mrs. Vaille lingers around.
It is said that during the mid-1800s, a young boy fell off the Union Covered Bridge and drowned in the river below. Now, at night, the apparition of the boy can be seen, and he tries to touch anyone who walks across the bridge. The identity of the child remains a mystery.
Not much is known about the haunting at the Expo Center in Abilene, Texas. The sound of footsteps and other noises have been heard coming from the cow barn.
Down Vineland Road sits a house once belonging to a man who owned slaves. Whether you venture down the road day or night, it is said you can hear voices and see lights if you enter the house. Currently, the house is in poor condition, and is very dangerous to enter. Additionally, it is believed that if you pull your car up between or past columns entering the driveway, you will be unable to leave.