For many years, the state of Kansas has gotten the short end of the stick. For most of us, when we think of Kansas, we think of little more than open prairie, seemingly endless stretches of open highway and a young girl named Dorothy and her trip over the rainbow.... but there is much more to Kansas than that. Kansas boasts perhaps the richest history of any region on the Great Plains.
And it is a history that is troubled, violent and bloody... giving rise to legends and tales of ghosts!
During the years leading up to the Civil War, the state was known as "Bloody Kansas" as those both opposed and in support of slavery clashed in terrible incidents that left many dead. In the years that followed, Kansas was a part of the western movement and many travelers crossed over her on their way to points west. Many of these travelers made it no further, succumbing to disease, starvation, weather, Indian attacks and worse. Kansas was also a staging point for the Army's war against the American Indian, leading to more bloodshed and disaster.
Kansas is state that is ripe for hauntings...as the following sections will show.
GHOST STORIES OF KANSAS
A collection of haunts from across the state
The ghost riders of the Pony Express
OLD FORT HAYS AND THE GHOST OF SENTINEL HILL
Is it really one of the "seven gateways to Hell"?
GHOSTS OF FORT LEAVENWORTH
HAUNTS OF KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY
FORT RILEY GHOSTS
Includes stories you won't find anywhere else!
SALLIE, THE HEARTLAND GHOST
Find out where this famous ghost really haunts! As seen on the television program, Sightings!
Copyright 1998 by Troy Taylor
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