I've done a little experiment. I've shared a Missouri urban legend that I've just come across with several of my friends. Without exception, every single one of them was freaked out. What is this horrific Missouri tale? It involves a family, a young girl and a lost cabin in the woods.

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This is not my story. It's one shared by author Norman McFadden who wrote the book Lincoln County Urban Legends Volume 2.0. It contains many stories and the one I'll share some details of is just one of many. If you enjoy scary stories, get this book.

Norman McFadden, Amazon
Norman McFadden, Amazon

Norman shared the story of a family consisting of John and Suzanne from Hawk Point, Missouri who in 1905 got married and bought property in the woods where they built a cabin on Lincoln News Now.

The couple would eventually have a couple named Josie. I won't ruin the full story which I highly recommend you check out in the original article and in the book, but it involves a witch that Josie would meet who wandered the woods near where the family lived. The woman meddled in the dark arts and would eventually lead Josie down that dark path until one day...she turned.

The now-possessed young girl would be found by her parents who were eventually brought to their end by her. The witch would confess what happened eventually on her death bed.

The remainder of the story (which again I won't spoil) involves the writer investigating that old cabin deep in the woods of Lincoln County and what would cause him to run screaming from the forest in the middle of the night. The forest where the young girl still roamed.

Well done, Norman McFadden on this well-spun tale. It's worth a full read in his book which you can find on Amazon. See if you don't agree that this is really the scariest urban legend in Missouri.

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