Haunted: The old D.W. Reese Primary School in West Plains, Missouri; Reported: June 23, 2008

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Ava, MO

#1 Jul 8, 2008
i attended kindergarten 1983-84 and first grade 1984-85 at reese, i was in the last class not to ever attend the current elementary school, so it would have been completed about 1988 i think, if i remember correctly the first year the current school was used all grades had to go to the old schools for a short while, (month or so) before the current elem. was complete. so long story short approximately 1988 was last time reese school was used for classes. unless used for something other that storage i am not aware of any other use.
Teresa

United States

#2 Jul 8, 2008
I believe Mike Newton owns the old Reese school building. You might talk to him about it.
someone in west plains

United States

#3 Jul 12, 2008
ive also heard about the "cold spot" but i dont know much about the school either.
i have heard though alot of things about the avenue theatre. its off the square in WP.
i think more things happen there than at reece.
Jenna

United States

#4 Jul 20, 2008
someone in west plains wrote:
ive also heard about the "cold spot" but i dont know much about the school either.
i have heard though alot of things about the avenue theatre. its off the square in WP.
i think more things happen there than at reece.
Yea i heard that a mother killed her baby in the cry room up in the balcony of the avenue theatre.
so why is Reece school haunted?
Casper

Springfield, MO

#5 Jul 23, 2008
I know they are both haunted because I am the ghost that haunts these establishments.

Since: Mar 08

Hartville, MO

#6 Jul 24, 2008
It would make a great haunted house, if it were structurally sound and you could get insurance.
NIIJALFU

Ozark, MO

#7 Jul 30, 2008
Ive personaly been in Reece school and have had experiences there. All the rumors are true about the cold spot surrounding the building and the sounds heard from with in. Also one of my freinds attended the school its last year and he confirmed a rumor about a child falling through the floor. I think thats what made it haunted. As for the theater on the square, Ive lived here most of my life and visited that place a million times yet I still have seen nothing to confirm a haunting there.
Anonymous

Columbia, MO

#8 Sep 6, 2008
New Year's Eve, 2006

I was standing on my friend's front porch which faces the rear of Reese, at about 3 or 4 a.m. having a cigarette (it was New Year's, after all). I saw a group of 3 kids, what seemed to be two girls and a boy about 10-12 years old, and they were playing behind the school. I thought this was weird, it was really late. I watched them kind of frolic around, jumping and skipping and such. The girls had on these really long dresses, not the kind that is in fashion at all nowadays.

Anyway, after watching them for a minute or two, they walked behind a tree and disappeared. I have no idea what happened. I walked around a bit and looked for them, but they just weren't around the school anymore. If someone says it's haunted I don't doubt it.
Wrecking Ball

United States

#9 Apr 10, 2010
Did I read in the Quill that Reese is coming down?
Fact

United States

#10 Apr 11, 2010
Wrecking Ball wrote:
Did I read in the Quill that Reese is coming down?
Yes you heard right the city is forcing the owner to tear it down.....one of the main reasons is bc it is a eye sore to the neighborhood! The owner is suppose to pay out of pocket for it to come down!
yeah r i g h t

Fulton, MO

#11 Apr 12, 2010
Anonymous wrote:
New Year's Eve, 2006
I was standing on my friend's front porch which faces the rear of Reese, at about 3 or 4 a.m. having a cigarette (it was New Year's, after all). I saw a group of 3 kids, what seemed to be two girls and a boy about 10-12 years old, and they were playing behind the school. I thought this was weird, it was really late. I watched them kind of frolic around, jumping and skipping and such. The girls had on these really long dresses, not the kind that is in fashion at all nowadays.
Anyway, after watching them for a minute or two, they walked behind a tree and disappeared. I have no idea what happened. I walked around a bit and looked for them, but they just weren't around the school anymore. If someone says it's haunted I don't doubt it.
the kebler elves ? they all live in a tree
Scarlitt

Caulfield, MO

#12 Apr 12, 2010
I don't think its an eye sore. I think it is a cool old creepy building that adds character. If anything they should try fixing it up. That would be awesome!!!

“live like your gunna die”

Since: Apr 10

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#13 Apr 12, 2010
Fix it up? Doubtful. Tear it down? that's shaky too. It's still standing and nobody is doing anything with it. I don't think that anybody should have to. Lot's of kids sneak in there on newyears so that could explain the 3 kids that were seen. I've been among those to go inside. I've never felt anything bebsides scared that we were going to get in trouble with the cops. Ghosts don't exist..call me a hater if you must but they just don't exist.
Ave Joe

Marshfield, MO

#14 Apr 12, 2010
The Reese School has lots of asbestos in it and will cost a small fortune to tear down dispose of the debris, it has been offered to the city for free but WP would still have to pay for the asbestos removal.

“live like your gunna die”

Since: Apr 10

Location hidden

#15 Apr 13, 2010
See, there is no reason to fix it up or tear it down. Leave it be
Fact

United States

#16 Apr 13, 2010
The city does not want it but they will tell a property owner that he has to pay to tear it down or they will send him a warrant with felony charges! It would cost the owner thousands of dollars to remove it. They claim it is bringing down the value of the neighborhood but has anyone seen the houses around there? Blue apartments ring a bell?
Scarlitt

Caulfield, MO

#17 Apr 14, 2010
not all the houses in the neighborhood are bad. most of the houses are nice it's just the people that are a little iffy. maybe they should leave the building and kick out the people that don't take care of things at the houses. I bet then it would be a lot better. But it is a pretty quiet street for the most part.
RDC

Branson, MO

#18 Apr 9, 2011
i have been in there plentty of times and went into the hallway going to the therater room.a gurney moves down the hall and i went into the therater and up the stairs and to the stage and to the right theres a closet. i was smoking a cig and blew out smoke and a face appeared out in front of mine.
creeps

West Plains, MO

#19 May 8, 2011
NIIJALFU wrote:
Ive personaly been in Reece school and have had experiences there. All the rumors are true about the cold spot surrounding the building and the sounds heard from with in. Also one of my freinds attended the school its last year and he confirmed a rumor about a child falling through the floor. I think thats what made it haunted. As for the theater on the square, Ive lived here most of my life and visited that place a million times yet I still have seen nothing to confirm a haunting there.
I've seen the same things at Reece
grave digger

Forsyth, MO

#20 May 8, 2011
creeps wrote:
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I've seen the same things at Reece
the grave digger stayed in there last night,,it aint haunted,,,all the storys are about that poor family that lives in the building,,,i felt sorry for those kids,,,there so poor,,they where wareing 1800 to early 1900 cloths,,,i let them play with my cell phone,,but the batterys kept draining out for some reason,,,and when they would walk from room to room,,there must be trap doors,,cuz i couldnt find the doors they walked thru,,just walls,,sneaky basterds,,,you all should leave bags of cash on the front door steps for them,,,ha haa haaa,,booo

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