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How Did We have the “Paranormal Casebook” end up linking to US? ? ?


Kansas life can be very frightening.

Our political life can be even more extremely scary.     I would be willing to discuss this further in late October. 

How about you???



Filed under Humor, Kansas


spooky2 Imagine walking down the road at night: moon hidden behind black, shape-shifting clouds that give you a fleeting glimpse of the creatures so evil, the very thought of them is enough to stop a beating heart. Once in a while the clouds part just enough to let a sliver of moonlight through, winged serpents silently screech and jet away, looking for darker places.  The lone tree, sitting in the middle of the just burnt field, entices you with its empty branches, which move as if by a lovers spirit, and yet there is no wind. The rustle of something large moving through the weeds next to the road; the sound of a small creature, crying out as the crunch of tiny bones reach your ear. You wonder whether you should stand still, or run for your life.

And then the lights show up. The Hornet Spook Lights. The lights that have been mystifying those who have had the fortune to see them since 1866, long before the automobile ever traversed that corner of Missouri.         

Roughly twelve miles Southwest of Joplin Missouri lies a paved road, about four miles long, and in the middle of nowhere. It’s near the old border village of Hornet. Walk, or drive, down this road at certain times and one, if lucky, will see the Hornet spook light, also called the Seneca Light, Devil Light and Indian Light, among others. People have myriad tales of the light. People like Dr. George W. Ward, who investigated the light in 1945. He spotted a large bright light, six to eight feet across, moving toward the group he was with. As it got closer, George locked himself in his car and drove away, never to return again.

When I first moved to Joplin many moons ago, a lady I was seeing told me about them. I scoffed, and told her I wasn’t born yesterday. Wrong: she convinced me to see for myself, so we drove out there, waited and lo and behold, here it came. A single light, floating down the road and about the size of a basketball. I said headlight reflections; she said since 1866? I said moon in just the right place; she said show me the moon.

Anyway, after investigating this phenomenon via books, I came to the conclusion this is one nobody can explain, even though many have tried, including the corp of engineers. If your ever in Joplin, ask about it, and be sure to visit, if you dare.  http://www.prairieghosts.com/devprom.html



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BOO! Haunted Kansas!


A house is never silent in darkness

to those who listen intently;

there is a whispering in distant chambers,

and earthly hand presses the snib of the window,

the latch rises.

Ghosts were created when the first man

woke in the night.

— James Matthew Barrie, “The Little Minister”

How can one go through life in Kansas without remembering waking up in the middle of the night, sweat streaming down our face, goose bumps mountainous on pale skin and fearing the ghosts of those long lost rising from the depths to claim our shivering souls? The forbidden space under the bed, where evil demons lie in wait for an unsuspecting, innocent soul to place an easily snatched foot on the floor; the closet door that opens into another dimension, where the most vile of creatures hide amongst  the clothes, hoping we forget to close the door, thus feeding their insatiable hunger for us, who lie in uneasy sleep on our safe, warm beds.  Mom said, “Here’s some warm milk; it’ll help you sleep.” But you knew it was really a poisoned potion made to paralyze you, making it easier for nightmarish entities to lift you up and deposit you on some obscure island, with hooded creatures lifting enormous, razor sharp, knives to sacrifice you to Unknown, and long forgotten, Gods.

Atchison, Kansas, has the reputation of being the states most haunted town. The Glick Mansion, pictured here, is just one of many places one can visit there. A trip to the town is guaranteed to elicit nights with the light on and the closet door firmly shut.


Sleep well, my friends . . . . muahahahahahaha!!!



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