Mound Grove Cemetery

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White apparitions, seemingly a woman in a nightgown, have been seen here, sometimes following visitors. The apparition disappears at the cemetery gate, as if it is unable, or perhaps unwilling, to go past it.

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1818 N River Blvd
Independence, MO 64050
United States

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39.11133928963033, -94.42642861591594
Jackson County, Missouri
Nearest Towns:
Sugar Creek, MO (1.0 mi.)
Independence, MO (1.5 mi.)
East Independence, MO (4.0 mi.)
Birmingham, MO (4.0 mi.)
Randolph, MO (4.9 mi.)
River Bend, MO (5.0 mi.)
Avondale, MO (7.1 mi.)
Claycomo, MO (7.2 mi.)
Raytown, MO (7.4 mi.)
North Kansas City, MO (7.4 mi.)


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  1. re: The souls in Mound Grove Cemetery. The woman is/was:

    Born in late 1840’s, to VERY prominent parents.

    In 1874, she married an Indian boy who had been bought, freed and
    adopted by white parents. She also left her parent’s religion.

    She had a son in 1876. This was right after Custer got wiped out, so
    Indians of any sort were about as popular as…(you get the point)

    The parents disowned her in 1877.

    Her husband was killed in a gunfight in 1878.

    She left Independence and moved to St. Louis and then Chicago with her
    son. She got a job as a nurse and never remarried.

    She ordered her son to NEVER tell anyone about his family.

    She died in 1930’s. Her son and his two children (then living in
    Colorado) tried to get to the funeral, but were too late.

    Her family has a big plot there, but her father refused to let her be
    buried in it. Another man provided the grave site, and yet another paid
    for the actual burial. She’s buried abouot 40 yards from the family plot,
    about 200 feet from the front gate. The parents only paid for having the
    body shipped back, and only because they had been told it was illegal for
    them not to.

    She was shipped back to Independence under her married name, and buried
    under her maiden name, although there was no marker placed.

    In early 201-something, a marker was finally placed, under her maiden

    Family history says she tries to get to her husband but cannot leave the
    cemetery property as she was not buried under her real name. One family
    member tried to place a marker (in her married name) in 1940-something,
    but was killed by a heart attack (at age 28), in the cemetery, probably
    caused by her father.

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