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Ghost Hunter

Saint Louis, MO

#1 Oct 20, 2007
I am writing a book about the regional folklore of Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri. If anyone has any folklore, ghost stories, haunted places, old historical stories, legends, strange occurences, etc. I would greatly appreciate it. Although my book is nearing completion, I still need some info on Clay county/Northeast Arkansas. Thanks!
nightmare

Scranton, AR

#2 Oct 20, 2007
Ghost Hunter wrote:
I am writing a book about the regional folklore of Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri. If anyone has any folklore, ghost stories, haunted places, old historical stories, legends, strange occurences, etc. I would greatly appreciate it. Although my book is nearing completion, I still need some info on Clay county/Northeast Arkansas. Thanks!
Hey let us know when your book we be out. I would love to read it. Do you research everything? Is it going to be based on the truth or is it going to be fictional? The more I think about your book the more I am interested in it.Plz keep us posted
Ghost Hunter

Saint Louis, MO

#3 Oct 20, 2007
nightmare wrote:
<quoted text>Hey let us know when your book we be out. I would love to read it. Do you research everything? Is it going to be based on the truth or is it going to be fictional? The more I think about your book the more I am interested in it.Plz keep us posted
Thanks. All the stories, legends, folklore is true and from the NE AR/SE MO area. The ghost stories are actual stories people have told me, the haunted places are all from around here, and the folklore is about around here. I have been researching and collecting stories/folklore for over 15 years. It is a way to record and preserve all our wonderful oral history and legends/stories of the area. The book is nearing completion (finally) and I'll keep yall posted. Thanks for the kind words.
Ghost Hunter

Saint Louis, MO

#4 Oct 28, 2007
Where is the witches cemetery in Piggott? And is there suppossed to be a haunted highway around Piggott? Just things other people have told me about.
Hello

Enterprise, AL

#5 Oct 28, 2007
witches grave yard real name is Little Flock Cemetary and it is located on Sycamore road which is also county road 463
story teller

Russellville, AR

#6 Oct 28, 2007
witches graveyard is actually Little Flock Cemetary. the story starts from a picture on the marker of a lady holding a hairbrush i believe but time had taken its toll on the pic and a lot of kids said it was a knife or hatchet. you can image the stories that caused. but the strange thing is it bacame, for whatever morbid reason, a challenge for some to go aand push the headstone over. it was a two piece and the grouting had wore away with age. a lot of kids would claim to have knocked it over and then bad luck would turn their way. speeding tickets, DWI, auto accidents, ect. always involving the vehicle they were in when they visited the cemetary. one guy had his car just die oddly on the road back to town and had to wait for someone to come along and give him a boost, nothing wrong with the car after the boost. just driving and the car died and the lights would not even burn as if it didnt even have a battery installed. (hmmmmm) another guy caught his truck on fire with bottle rockets later the same night he had knocked the toombstone over just before the Fourth of July one year. total loss to the truck. and one boy if i remember right was playing while his parents were visiting another grave and managed somehow to cause it to fall over on himself. he was hurt but nothing serious. idk know what has happened to the big marker but several years age it just disappeared. the base is still in place. i have heard that some kids took it away and threw it off a bridge into the St. Francis River. not sure where though. very sad thing if it is true. as far as any accuation of actual witchcraft revolving the lady buried there i have never heard any stories but their could be some that i dont know about. been here all my life so i doubt it but you never know.
bug

United States

#7 Oct 29, 2007
I heard from a friend who knew the family of the lady (which I have no idea to relay here) that the family finally took the tombstone home in put it in storage as they were tired of the grave being disturbed. If I was told right, the person wasn't exactly a nice person in life that is out there. However, that may be inaccurate.
olderwiser

Russellville, AR

#8 Oct 29, 2007
bug wrote:
I heard from a friend who knew the family of the lady (which I have no idea to relay here) that the family finally took the tombstone home in put it in storage as they were tired of the grave being disturbed. If I was told right, the person wasn't exactly a nice person in life that is out there. However, that may be inaccurate.
Back in the 1960's a group of teens went out to that cemetery on a Sunday afternoon. The fascination with the grave was the wrought iron fence around it and the picture of the lady on the toombstone. The lady had probably been an attractive lady for her time, but she did not look like we did in the sixties, so some comments were made about her looks. It was then decided that the fence was put around her grave to keep her inside since she was a witch. The brave thing to do then was to go INSIDE the fence and stand by her grave. We did not desecrate her grave, push over her stone or hurt anything, and very few were brave enough to go over the fence. I know the story grew from that time, because she was in fact a very nice lady and the fence was around her grave because at the time she was buried, that area was still open range and the family had money, so they put a fence around her grave to keep the cattle and other livestock from walking on her grave. This type of fence was like a status symbol in those days. I visited her grave once as an adult and found the stone knocked over. I thought that was terrible and set it back up the best I could. All the stories that are told, the things that happened are the products of over active bored teens with big imaginations. I am not saying that I don't believe in spirits, but since I was part of the "legend" being started, I just wanted to set the story straight. She was not a witch. The worst thing that happened in that cemetery is that the kids would not leave it alone. I hope her family put her stone in a safe place. God bless them. If anyone can verify that the "legend" started before the 1960's, I would be interested in hearing their story. But I have talked to several old timers (some who are gone now) and they all gave me the same information...no story there before the sixties.
Ghost Hunter

Saint Louis, MO

#9 Oct 29, 2007
Thanks story teller, bug, and olderwiser for your help. Are there any other legends, ghost stories, folklore etc. about the Piggott area that yall would like to see added to the book?

Also may I use your stories for the book?

“Ghost hunting”

Since: Dec 06

Piggott AR

#10 Oct 29, 2007
Actually, the grave w/ the fence is commonly accepted as her grave, this is Ms.Williams, the "witch" is supposedly buried in the south corner, we have a couple of photo's of something paranormal there. We are still tring to get some stories for you...Chris
Ghost Hunter

Saint Louis, MO

#11 Oct 29, 2007
ARPS from Piggott AR wrote:
Actually, the grave w/ the fence is commonly accepted as her grave, this is Ms.Williams, the "witch" is supposedly buried in the south corner, we have a couple of photo's of something paranormal there. We are still tring to get some stories for you...Chris
Thanks Chris, I meet with the publisher Nov 12...email me when you get things ready. Also, your myspace is cool. Do you have anything on the White River Monster, Newport?
Old Mohawk

Jacksonville, AR

#12 Oct 29, 2007
There is a legend of the Old Tram Road in McDougal. It is the road that used to be the train track. The legend said that a brakeman was killed on the line one night and his light can still be seen. You can hear people who claim to have seen the light, but I am not sure that any of them can be believed.
story teller

Russellville, AR

#13 Oct 29, 2007
also have you checked out the senath lights
southerncomfort

Russellville, AR

#14 Oct 29, 2007
yes never seen the light up close but the bridge there is very spooky.... "cry baby bridge" i belive let me know if you have more info
bug

United States

#15 Oct 29, 2007
The Old Tram Road is a new one for me to hear. I live in the vicinity. Haven't ever seen anything. The only lights out here at night in this lovely flat land is either from the highway between Fagus and Pollard or hunters. Not that it isn't one that has been told.

What about a place over in Piggott called Irene's? Supposedly an old house where you could end up in the ruin of it. Story goes that the woman killed her husband and kids with an axe. Something of that kind of gyst...Lizzie Borden of Clay Co.

No problem using what 2 cents coming from me.
abc123

Russellville, AR

#17 Oct 29, 2007
I grew up here in the 60's, and the McDougal tram lights were famous then. I never did go look at it, but many of my friends claim they saw the lights.
story teller

Russellville, AR

#18 Oct 29, 2007
i remember Irenes, the house is gone now. it was at the very end of a dead end country road. story was a little girl fell in the well out back and drowned then haunted the house. there was a capped over cistern behind the house. i spent a lot of time there as a teen but never saw anything mysterious. dont mean nobody else hasnt and my story may be a lottle off the mark but that is what i remember hearing as a teen
nightmare

Scranton, AR

#20 Oct 29, 2007
omg you guys are nuts
commenter

Biggers, AR

#21 Oct 30, 2007
Mr Big wrote:
I remember something that happened years ago.A teenage boy killed his mom stepdad and little sister and than had parties in the house with the bodise in the bedroom. The family from rector. The kids name is Aaron Flick.
Yes that is true..the boy did kill them and he hid them under the house in their basement. weeks went by as he continuously had parties there..until finally the neighbors begin complaining about a horrible odor. they eventually called the law about it and the police got invovled with a investigation and discovered the bodies..
Ghost Hunter

Saint Louis, MO

#23 Oct 30, 2007
story teller wrote:
also have you checked out the senath lights
Yes, I have been to the Senath Light and Crybaby Bridge. It is a cool place to check out, if you haven't already.

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