Hagy Cemetery Stories

We would like to hear from everyone who may have experienced paranormal activity at Hagy Cemetery. Please e-mail us with your ghost stories & photos to add to this page.

Hello- I'm a resident of Dexter, Missouri.
Recently a friend of mine purchased an awesome old house (it is probably about two hundred years old) and this house is haunted. The  house has several spirits present. The house has been abandoned since 1980, so I don't really have many details for you. I can, however, tell you some details about the legends of hauntings in our area. (Which might not be true- these are just the stories circulating around. Hagey Cemetary is suposed to be haunted because someone killed theirselves in the big oak Tree that overlooks the entrance. The Dexter Cemetary was suposed to be haunted because a teenage girl in the seventies or eighties was raped and killed there. The "Boogie Woods" on the East end of Town by Highway 25 are said to be haunted because there was a really old church there and they burned a witch. More that anything these are just really creepy to drive through- especially if you find the old church and graveyard.

I am having to send this in parts because my computer tends to tike out, but here is the information on Hagy cemetery. Yes, there was a suicide in Hagy cemetery in 2000. However, the tales of the cemetery being haunted are older than that. I have heard tales of a young boy being seen sitting under a tree reading, but when you try to approach him, he disappears. I have also heard tales of giant animals with red glowing eyes being seen there. My grandparents are buried in this cemetery, but I haven't seen any of this activity myself. Hagy cemetery is also the burial location of the famous rodeo performer, Indian Chief Ed Eagle. I have heard one story on Sadler's cemetery from a friend of mine who used to live near the cemetery. He reported seeing a dog with red glowing eyes while driving through it one night years ago.  The story on Dexter cemetery is new to me. I've never heard of anyone being raped or murdered there, however the person who e-mailed you may have been referring to Linda Johnson. She was raped and murdered in the boogie woods in 1978. I have heard the tales of Triplett cemetery which is the old church and cemetery he was referring to, but there are also several old cemeteries and Indian mounds throughout the woods itself. That could also account for some of the hauntings. Johnson's body was found in the yard of the old church he was talking about. The area is also known as "East of Jesus" because at one time it was a party spot
for teenagers. Most of the area is now closed off.

My cousin and I go and visit my Grandmother usually 2-3 times a year in Missouri.  We are from Michigan. My Grandmother use to live in Dexter, MO (4 minutes from Hagey Cemetery)  1997 her husband (our randfather) passed away, thus in 2000 she moved to
DeSoto, MO (near St. Louis) When she lived in Dexter we us to go to Hagey Cemetery
(while we were down there) everyday.  When we visit her now (in DeSoto) we all go down there once during the week that we're staying with our Grandmother. We've always gone to Hagey Cemetery during the day. We heard about the man in 2000 hanging himself.  That was pretty spooky.  The only "other" thing we knew of, was we heard some kids were wrecking some grave sites and spray painting the grave stones??  My grandmother noticed (during that time) that things were being stolen or taken off grave sites. I guess later they caught the people that were doing it (not sure who they were)  But even after that, I think one or two more things were taken off our grandfather's grave site, not sure who it was though. It wasn't' a big deal, because we would always just put more stuff on it The little boy that someone referred to at your
website (the boy they could see, sitting down reading a book) which tree
was he at?  I'm sure it's the huge tree that you see up on the hill, as you
pull into Hagey Cemetery. Just wanted to let you know that, we go to
Hagey 2-3 times a year. I will KEEP your e-mail address and let you
know if I ever see anything strange there. From my experience I've never
seen anything or heard anything haunted about it, until I came acrossed
your site.
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