~Written By Pattyhap1863~

Stull Cemetery located in the small town of Stull, Kansas, is said to harbor all sorts of things: ghosts, witches’ graves, and even the Devil himself! In fact, it is dubbed one of the Seven Gateways to Hell, though I am not sure what or where the other six are.

There are countless accounts all over the net on this cemetery. One of the most persistent is that the Devil himself appeared here and sired a son with a witch. This boy was said to have been born deformed and had the “ability” to shape-shift. There is even an alleged photo of a the ghost boy that looks like a werewolf peeking from behind a tree, though nobody has ever seen it.

Pictures of Stull Cemetery on the net, all show a ruined house with no roof. The legend of this ruined house is that it was a barn where the mayor was said to have been stabbed to death in the 1850’s. This barn was later converted to a church, and was subsequently destroyed by fire. This however is far from the truth. In fact there never was a mayor in Stull at that time. The stories continue with improbable gems such as the allegation that when it rains, no rain falls inside the roofless church. Eventually in March 2002, after one of its walls collapsed, the church was torn down.

Stull Cemetery

Abandoned ruined church in Stull Cemetery.

Another story concerns the grave of a witch. Fairly near to the old church there is indeed a gravestone bearing the inscription “Wittich”. The stories tell of the ghost of a white haired witch haunting the area, who gets very upset if you step on her grave. Evp’s have allegedly been captured, where she is said to scream: “Keep away from my bones!” and “Watch your step!”

Quite a big discrepancy occurs over the place name. Rumor has it that the name of the town and cemetery used to be “Skull” and it was later changed to Stull to cover up all the witchcraft and black magic taking place there. Again this proves to be a fabrication, and the truth is far less dramatic. The town was originally called Deer Creek Community and the name was later changed to Stull in honor of its postmaster, Sylvester Stull.


Another rumor is that around 1993 or 1995 (depending on which version you hear), the Pope was said to have ordered his plane to fly around eastern Kansas while traveling to Colorado because he did not want to fly over unholy ground!

So, is Stull Cemetery haunted or not? Unfortunately, this is one of the cases where university and college students start an urban legend, and this, in turn, invalidates any true paranormal activity that may have taken place in the cemetery.

Below is a link to a video on Stull Cemetery and its legends that I came across on the net. You will also hear an EVP in this video. Maybe there is hope that Stull is actually haunted, but we will never know until a more serious investigation is carried out.


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