This was written and the photographs were taken nearly a year ago on March 31, 2016. It’s supposed to be haunted.
This was moved from my other blog. Again, it’s nowhere near the Carolinas but I was travelling in this area after being rearended in Rolla, Missouri and had some extra time while I waited on the body shop to inspect my car.
This is just outside Atchison, Kansas which I really liked and didn’t want to leave. Partly because they had a great Mcdonalds that didn’t close until midnight and good wifi. It’s a small town with many alleged hauntings. I took some pictures but didn’t stay in the area long enough to take as many as I would have liked. I had to leave to get back to Joplin, Missouri.
I found this cemetery somewhat more creepy than Stull Cemetery in Kansas.
According to information I obtained on the internet this is the grave of the witch that is allegedly buried at Round Mound. Her name is Sarah A. Jones Bilderback and she was born on March 14, 1854 and died on September 19, 1885 at the age of 30. There is no obituary that I can find.
Whether this is true I don’t know. The post said there was also a chair there and if you sat down in it you wouldn’t be able to get up. There is no longer a chair at the grave if there ever was.
Oddly, my uneasiness was centered around the grave of Sarah Speck. She was born Sarah Ellen Armfield in Jamestown, North Carolina in 1831, moved at a young age with her parents to Chili, Indiana and eventually married and they moved to Kansas. She died in 1904 from heart trouble in her sleep.
When I walked away from the cemetery towards the road the uneasiness and heaviness lifted.
Okay, since I was in the area after being rear ended I decided to explore the area in and near Atchison, Kansas. After doing a bit of research and with the help of google maps I went to Round Mound Cemetery. It is supposedly haunted by a witch that was hanged for witchcraft. Although according to information on the internet the records are sketchy which makes sense. I’m sure they are.
I’ve seen on several websites that this graveyard is supposed to be haunted but could find no stories really to back this up and none of the websites where I read about it told of any experiences from the blog/site writers. None talked about their experiences so there is no way to know if they visited or not. I’m going to assume not.
I did visit and here’s my experience. I found the cemetery like most I visit rather bland. It was somewhat peaceful and lonely. I didn’t find it particularly creepy or weird in any way. I did experience a slight uneasiness and heaviness.
After visiting, I found fingerprints on my car which can be explained by a child putting his hand on my car although it wasn’t a handprint but rather a few singular finger prints. There has also been a scratching noise on my car. Again, I explain this by the fact I was rear ended and it left a small crack in the top of the bumper and when the wind blows the wind circulates around the vehicle and a small amount gets through the crack. As for whether it’s haunted I can’t say but I will say I’m not so sure it isn’t. I very rarely say this about any cemetery or site I visit.
On a side note: this cemetery was once considered one of the most haunted places in America. Correction: One website says earth. I very highly doubt this. That I’m sure is all made up.