I liked the idea of spending the night in a haunted house or touring a closed insane asylum. There are no old asylums around here but not that far away there is a haunted mansion or at least that's what I heard. Its suppose to be haunted by the ghost of Captain Leeper. It would be fun spending the night in that place with a group of course. I won't get to though I don't think the people that live there would like that.THERE'S NO QUESTION about it: people like the thrill of being scared out of their wits. That's why they flock to horror movies, seek the biggest roller coasters, and rush to do their income taxes. Well, maybe not that last one so much.
But Halloween is the time of year that really gets us all in the mood for a high-intensity freak-out. If you have the nerve, here are 7 ways to elevate the fear factor this Halloween:
7 Ways to Have the Scariest Halloween Ever
What would you like to do for Halloween? Anything scary planned? Ever went to an asylum or something like that for Halloween?
Here's a little history on Captain Leeper.
Captain W T Leeper had a reputation for being cruel.W.T. was famous for his take-no-prisoners orders. When his own farm was ransacked with his family home, he made it a personal goal to hunt down all involved. During the battle of Pilot Knob, Leeper with direct orders from the general, searched for guerrillas and scouts, he sent several letters back recounting each kill in detail. He was eventually found incompetent and released from the Army. But his reign did not end there. W.T stayed in contact with his former unit and even helped organize the burning of Doniphan, MO. It is interesting to note, only one person was not given amnesty for the crimes they committed during the War, and he served under W.T. After the war W.T. served as a member in the 25th Assembly of Missouri.
W.T. went crazy before he died. As one can imagine, he saw and took part in a lot of disturbing battles. It is rumored that he had to be tied down to stop him from battling the demons around him. He died May 19, 1912. He was 89 years old.
Although he is associated with some of the cruelest guerrilla hunt-downs in Missouri and Arkansas, he did many great things for Wayne County and Leeper. He is credited with "persuading/forcing" the railroad to go through Leeper. He served on the Committee for Education, and helped expand rural schools. Read More, Wikipedia