In honor of Halloween we've compiled the top 3 spooky roads around Missouri.
1. Hornet Spook Light - Hornet, MO
The Spook Light, often referred to as the Joplin Spook Light or the Tri-State Spook Light is actually in Oklahoma near the small town of Quapaw. However, it is most often seen from the east, which is why it has been “attached” to the tiny hamlet of Hornet, Missouri and the larger better known town of Joplin.
The ball of fire, described as varying from the size of a baseball to a basketball, dances and spins down the center of the road at high speeds, rising and hovering above the treetops, before it retreats and disappears. Others have said it sways from side to side, like a lantern being carried by some invisible force. In any event, the orange fire-like ball has reportedly been appearing nightly for well over 100 years. According to locals, the best time to view the spook light is between the hours of 10:00 pm and midnight and tends to shy away from large groups and loud sounds.
2. Zombie Road - St. Louis, MO
Located on the outskirts of St. Louis the Zombie Road is most famous for is the shadow people. There have been several photographs captured by credible witnesses which show large numbers of shadow people standing in the woods by the side of Zombie Road.
These are believed to be the souls of Native American orphans who were tortured while at a nearby orphanage in 1913.
3. Bloomfield Road - Cape Girardeau, MO
The record shows “Mad Lucy” lived with her
family along the very old highway.
Dr. Frank Nickell, a local historian, says that’s just one of the stories. Bloomfield Road has always been considered one of the most haunted roads in Missouri.
Lucy was reportedly in a buggy headed down Bloomfield Road when it crashed, severely injuring her. Legend has it that she then suffered a mental breakdown.
If you’re very quiet when you drive down the road, some say you can hear her calling for help.