The Screaming House

Located in Union, Mo
This house, built in 1932, is rumored to be haunted by By Captain James T, Crowe who owned the land at one time. Several other ghosts haunt this place as well. Many people who have lived here have left and never came back. Not a place for the faint of heart.
Note: This house has been featured on the TV show A Haunting.
One of the spirits is thought to be Captain John T. Crowe as I acknowledged up above. I am not sure if why his his spirit is evil though. He may not like people intruding on his “property.” One of the events Steven LaChance describes is when him and his family left, they could hear a man screaming behind them. It was loud enough for the dogs across the street to start barking. As the family got into their car and began to drive away they could still hear the screaming and a terrible booming noise throughout the house. Through the windows they could see a smoky black mass moving from room to room as though searching for them. That was the last night they would live in the house. Steven returned on a few occasions, but never alone, and the children were never again brought to the house.
There appears to be many spirits there, so the evil spirit may not be Crowe’s. One that everyone complained of a shared dream wherein they saw a man in the basement feverishly washing blood off of his body in the butcher shower that was down there. Who was this man? It definitely wasn’t Captain Crowe. There are reports that several men may have died on the property years ago. If true, this would account for some of the hauntings.



Ghost of the Meramac Bridge

Located in Valley Park, Mo
In January, 1894, in Valley Park, A black resident named John Buckner was taken from the authorities and hanged from the “Old Wagon bridge” over the Meramac River. The story goes that he sexually assaulted two black women and one white woman in the area. After a crime wave in the county of St. Louis, 150 citizens from the surrounding areas removed Buckner from the custody of local authorities, took him in the middle of the night to the main bridge in Valley park and lynched him. Many locals say that the ghost of John Buckner haunts the Meramac River where Highway 141 crosses over the spot of the lynching. They say his ghost longs for revenge on the town and that this is the continuing cause of the bad luck the town has endured. The old bridge was destroyed in 1915 during a flood.



Highway 100 Vanishing Hitchhiker

Located on old Highway 100 between Washington & Villa Ridge.
He walks the west side of old Highway 100 from the city of Washington to Villa Ridge, wearing a hike pack. If you pick him up, he will talk to you and ask to be taken to the truck stop a few miles up the road. (Tri-County Truck Stop – The old Diamond Inn.) When you get near the stop, he disappears. The legend goes that he was killed by someone who picked him up. All he wants to do is get to the truck stop, but can’t. The spot he disappears is also rumored to be where he died.

Tri-County Truckstop & Restaurant

Located in Villa Ridge, Mo
Formerly the Old Diamonds Inn
The original Diamonds restaurant was built on this location in 1927 by Spencer Groff. The property’s wedge shape gave the business its trademark name., The Diamonds. This business flourished over the years, and eventually expanded to include rental cabins and two swimming pools. In 1948, a fire broke out, and completely destroyed the original building. It was so intense, that traffic on Route 66 was shut down in both directions. The existing art deco brick structure was completed in 1950. The new building was billed as the ‘World’s Largest Roadside Restaurant’.
It continued to operate until 1967 when it was bypassed by Interstate 44. The business moved to a new location about 2 miles east, but is now closed. The original location reopened several years later as the Tri County Truck Stop, but is currently closed.
Some of the staff at this restaurant have experienced the ghost of someone tapping them on the shoulder when using restroom, when they turn around no one is there. Children were known to panic when seeing what they describe as a blood monster on the stairway. This place is one of the ten most haunted places in Missouri.
Spencer Groff housed the first Diamonds in a wooden building at the Y where U.S. 66 split from the Old State Road, picked up the Old Wire Road, and headed west. After it burned in 1948, he teamed up with Louis Eckelkamp to build a second Diamonds. While Eckelkamp lured families into the Gardenway Motel with a homey American Colonial architecture, Groff and Eckelkamp projected an aura efficiency to travelers and truckers with a Streamline Modern architecture at the Diamonds. The great curved front of the beige brick restaurant overlooked the intersection of the Old State Road and the Old Wire Road. While families were welcome at the Diamonds, Groff and Eckelkamp isolated them from the truckers a separate dining room. They provided truckers with sleeping rooms and showers on the second floor. They directed civilians to the Gardenway. The Diamonds was one of the rare businesses to survive the coming of the interstates. When I-44 replaced 66 in 1973, Groff and Eckelkamp took their sign in the shape of a diamond, moved to the interchange at Gray Summit and built a motel and restaurant that catered to tourists. The Tri-County Truck Stop, which had lost its building to I-44 in Sullivan, twenty miles west of Villa Ridge, took over the building, and mounted a sign that stretched the length of the roof line.

Bill’s Tunnel

Located in Valle Mines,  Mo
An old railroad tunnel, which still exists today near an old slave graveyard, is rumored to be haunted by the spirit of a man who’s name was Bill. In the late 1880s the railroad was built and a “boomtown” was created around a 240-foot-long tunnel that was blasted through the rock hillside. When World War I ended, the demand for lead plummeted. Almost overnight the “boomtown” was abandoned.
William Heinrich, also known as Tunnel Bill had a gentlemen’s agreement with the mining company to stay behind and look over the tunnel. In exchange for free rent, Tunnel Bill chased children and would-be explorers away from open mines and dangerous shafts. Legend is that Tunnel Bill still takes his job seriously and chases people out more than a century later.
Several theories exist on how and why he died, but the important part is that he’s very jealous of his tunnel and will treat you with the same respect that you treat him. He has been known to "escort’ people out and away from the tunnel.