Haunted Weekend in St. Joseph, Missouri
September 12-14, 2014 --
Expanded to Include Two Nights, More Hauntings & Two Ghost Hunts!
Haunted Weekend in St. Joseph, Missouri
September 12-14, 2014 / Friday - Sunday
St. Joseph, Missouri  -- Lodgings at the Holiday Inn

Expanded with More Ghosts, More Outlaws & More Fun!
Join American Hauntings' Troy Taylor and Missouri History & Hauntings' Ginger Collins-Justus for a weekend event in one of the Missouri's Most Haunted Towns -- home to the Pony Express, Jesse James and the Glore Psychiatric Hospital museum! It's a full weekend of outlaws, graveyards, the Pony Express, asylums and spirits, followed by a ghost hunt on Saturday night at the Glore museum. The weekend includes admission on all of the tours, two ghost hunts and two-nights lodging at the Holiday Inn in St. Joseph. Spots for this weekend event are limited and will fill up fast -- so don't miss out on our expanded return to St. Joseph!

$400 Couples Price / $350 Single Price
($100 Deposit Due Now / Remainder Due Before Trip)
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You Asked for More! And We're Giving it to You! We've expanded the Weekend!
Haunted Weekend in St. Joseph Includes:

* Tour, Ghost Hunt & Dinner at the Pony Express Museum!
A special PRIVATE night at the haunted museum includes a self-guided tour, haunted history, a full dinner and then an after-dark ghost hunt of the site!

* Mt. Mora Cemetery Tour & Funeral Museum
A PRIVATE tour of the historic burial ground and then the funeral museum at the Heaton-Bowman-Smith Chapel, which includes the case that held the remains of Jesse James!

* Patee House Museum & Jesse James Home
See what True West magazine calls "one of the greatest western museums in America" and then see the house where Jesse James was killed -- including the bullet hole that's still in the wall!

* Haunted Wyeth-Tootle Mansion
Take a PRIVATE tour of this historic mansion and see unrestored portions of the house that aren't open to the public! You may even experience the resident ghosts for yourself!

* Glore Psychiatric Museum
A PRIVATE tour of the museum, followed by a ghost hunt that lasts until 1:00 AM! See "State Lunatic Asylum No. 2" and then we'll shut down the lights and lead a search for the lingering spirits of the hospital turned museum!

* Two-Nights Lodging at the Holiday Inn

Newly Expanded Weekend from American Hauntings!
Don't Miss it!

Our Haunted Weekend in St. Joseph will begin at the Pony Express Museum on Friday night with a private, after-hours tour of the museum, a fried chicken dinner and then a nighttime ghost hunt of the building, which was the site where the Pony Express began. Plans for the Pony Express were spurred by the threat of the Civil War and the need for faster communication with the West. The Pony Express consisted of relays of men riding horses carrying saddlebags of mail across a 2000-mile trail.  It began in 1860 and in time, the Pony Express had more than 100 stations, 80 riders, and between 400 and 500 horses. The express route was extremely hazardous, but only one mail delivery was ever lost. Over the years, lingering rumors claim that spirits of the past haunt the old site -- find out for yourself!
On Saturday, we'll be taking a private tour of historic Mt. Morah Cemetery, which is filled with the remains of eminent St. Joseph residents of the past, as well as strange stories like that of the tomb of Maud Vanderlinde, who died in the middle 1800s as she and her husband were passing through the city to the west. Her young husband was said to be very distraught about her death. He went to a local Indian Medicine Man and begged him for some spell or magic that would keep Maude's body from decomposing. Supposedly, the shaman performed this service.
Mr. Vanderlinde, built his wife this mausoleum and laid her inside it on saw horses. For many years, one could peer inside the mausoleum and see Maud's remains and legend has it, her body never decayed.  The mausoleum, the oldest in the cemetery, was in poor condition, and recently, the cemetery keeper made some major repairs and sealed it up completely, except for a small vent near the top. No one can see inside it now. So whether the spell worked or not, no one can say....

We'll also visit a local funeral home that contains a funerary museum with artifacts from the past, including the wicker basket that once held the remains of outlaw Jesse James.

We'll also be visiting the Patee House Museum, which started as one of the grandest hotels in St. Joseph. True West magazine calls the place "one of the greatest western museums in America" and it's jammed full of items from St. Joseph's heyday, as well as pieces of amazing Americana like an original carousel from the 1800s and an entire steam train. Also located at the museum is the former Jesse James house, where the outlaw was murdered by a member of his own gang. The history of his life and times is chronicled in the house and the morbidly curious can still see the bullet hole left in the wall after Jesse was shot.
We'll also take a tour of the famous Wyeth-Tootle Mansion, one of the grandest of the old homes in the city. With three floors, a tower and more than 40 rooms, it stands today as one of the best examples of St. Joseph’s late 19th-century wealth and opulence, featuring stunning woodwork, hand-painted ceilings and imported stained glass. In 1879, William and Eliza Wyeth hired architect E. J. Eckel to design a mansion resembling the castles they had seen on the Rhine River as they were traveling in Germany. What they received was a 43-room Gothic mansion of the Gilded Age -- which now comes complete with ghosts!

See the mansion and then get access to some of the off-limits sections of the house. Do the spirits of the past still linger? Find out for yourself!
On Saturday evening, we'll be visiting the famous Glore Psychiatric Museum, which chronicles the more than 130-year history of what was once "State Lunatic Asylum No. 2." The first hour of the evening will be a tour of the museum and a look at the history of Missouri's state asylums -- then we'll be shutting down the lights until 1:00 AM for a ghost hunt of this chilling site!

The asylum opened in November 1874 with 25 patients. Dr. George C. Catlett was the hospital's first superintendent. Demand caused rapid growth. The original 275 beds filled quickly. An additional 120 beds were added, and then another 350. Relatives who could no longer provide for their family members' special needs admitted most patients. A devastating fire in 1879 only temporarily slowed that growth. When the hospital reopened in 1880, it became a sanctuary not only for the mentally ill, but also for tuberculosis patients, syphilitic patients, alcoholic patients, and patients with physical disabilities.

By the early 1950s, the patient population had grown to nearly 3,000, which made the hospital one of the largest employers in St. Joseph. It was not until the 1970s that the hospital began to downsize in order to concentrate on treating the mentally ill. Patients who suffered from physical illnesses were transferred to other hospitals for specialized treatment.

The Glore Psychiatric Museum is named for its founder George Glore, who spent most of his 41-year career with the Missouri Department of Mental Health nurturing its collections into arguably the largest and best single exhibition explaining the evolution of mental health care in the United States. It has since been named one of the "most unusual museums in the U.S."
Join us for this fascinating history and hauntings weekend and see a side of Missouri that you've never seen before!