Lexington- Missouri's most haunted city
Ghosts are just a part of life for Lexington business owner Shelli Jernigan.
"Our shop is downstairs and we recently moved upstairs as our living quarters;
that is when we realized that things were not quite right," explains Shelli,
"Lights going on and off, noises and an uncomfortable feeling in the corner
bedroom indicated a ghost!"
Shelli's business, Alexander Mitchell Mercantile, is an eclectic shop named
after the bank robbed October 30, 1866 by Jesse James.
"I think that it would be really cool if Jesse's ghost was here in the building,"
exclaims Sherry, "even if he is not here we are not afraid of the any ghosts in
Alexander Mitchell Mercantile is one of the many locations featured on the
Lexington Ghost Tour. Considered to be the most haunted city in Missouri by
Ghost Tours of Missouri and several paranormal investigation teams, the city
has a historic and haunted past.
"There has been a lot of human tragedy in this area. The steamboat Saluda,
the battle of Lexington and all the guerilla activity" explains resident and Civil
War re-enactor Greg Hildreth, "Those events and the death and suffering that
the mines brought to town; I can see why people believe the place is
Another reason it might be so active is because of the land itself.
"Cities near rivers and areas with certain types of geology seem to have a lot
of paranormal activity," explains
Paranormal Research Investigators (PRI) founder Nick Spantgos, "Given the
fact that haunts are often place-related,
geology is one of many factors to consider when researching potential
Ghost tours scheduled in Lexington feature stories from the Wentworth
Military Academy, Battle of Lexington and the
Anderson House, Saluda Steamboat Explosion and Block 42, the notorious
gambling and brothel area.
Sponsored by Ghost Tours of Missouri, the tours include only public buildings
with authentic paranormal activity. Tours
are $19.50 per person; the trolley departs from Riley's Pub at 8 p.m. Due to
the sensitive nature of the tours, age is
limited to 12 and over. Reservations are required; order tickets online at
www.ghosttourmissouri.com or phone
785-383-2925 for information.
Paranormal Adventures USA, LLC