Poplar Bluff, Mo
Located on the corner of Vine & Broadway, it is said a ghost haunts the fourth floor of the old Overby’s Furniture store (now a music store) at the corner of Vine and Broadway. According to accounts after the tornado of 1927 the Butler County Courthouse was destroyed and a temporary courtroom was established on the fourth floor of the building. It is rumored a woman in the jail cells in back of the same floor hanged herself and still walks that floor.
The streets of downtown were once said to be haunted by the intimidating apparition of an old woman, dressed in black and brandishing a cane. The woman’s ghost was supposedly first sighted in Oct. of 1866. The apparition would be seen gliding about the town sometimes running people of the sidewalks. She would be seen every year, for 70 years, from October to spring, but for some reason sightings of the ghost stopped in 1934 and there have been none since.
There is another story of a ghostly woman who walked the streets of Paris after she killed herself. She had committed suicide because her husband had an affair during WWII. After her funeral, people who claim to see this lady in a black dress and veil walking the roads of Paris. There was no certain times that she would appear, but it was mostly everyday. The lady had been seen a few years before somebody had said that they could never see her feet. There were hundreds of sightings of her up until 1980’s when the husband of the woman had died. Since then no one has seen her, though some claimed to have seen her in the graveyard the day of his funeral.