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Red-Eyed Man

Piper, Kansas

Many years ago, a young teenage girl was killed by her jealous adopted sister. Today the house is plagued by paranormal activity. A toy horse, which must be pressed firmly to produce sound, makes loud noises with no apparent aid. Lights flash on and off, and children report seeing a red-eyed man.

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ashley says:

February 28, 2006, 3:28 pm

red eyed? yeah right this is bull.i dont beleive it at all!!!

jacob hawts says:

March 1, 2006, 2:20 pm

i’ve seen that girl, in that house. that girl is so fine. i’d tap it, if she was alive. i might even tap it after i’m done typing this…later! hot dead girl getting ready to be taped!

S McLeod says:

May 5, 2006, 11:50 am

Correction to the story: The girl was killed by her sister and her sister’s boyfriend. She was actually beaten to death and left in the kitchen of the home.

The Story I've Known says:

June 13, 2006, 11:37 pm

Yeah something like what he said cause it sure wouldnt make since for kids to see a red eyed MAN if it was a woman killing a woman.

demonhedgehog says:

August 13, 2006, 12:48 pm



Dae Rolf says:

September 10, 2006, 7:43 am

Now that about that red-eyed man is interesting.

It would indicate that it is not only the girl
that haunts the place, but another entity as well.

Is there any other information about that house?
Does anyone know how old it is, and wether other
tragic events took place there?

Often, such stories turn out toe explain only a PART
of the whole history of that place – and often only
during close investigation and exorcism, the people
find out that there is actually a lot more going on.

By the way, are there any further descriptions
of that particular man? Could they see the rest
of his body, for example, or did they just see
a black silhouet with two bright red eyes?

I am not yet thàt experienced, but so far,
all the cases I came across with apperitions with
bright red eyes involved demonic activity.
So far, I’ve seen only non-human entities manifest
themselves with bright red eyes.

Amanda says:

September 14, 2006, 6:47 pm

I grew up in Piper and went to school there. My family still lives there. I knew Cindy and her family. I think it is SICK that someone would talk about the deceased as the fool below does. Please get the story straight. YES, she was beautiful! Do I believe that Cindy would haunt that home and scare the **** out of children? HELL NO! IF that house is haunted it was haunted before Cindy was killed.

Dae Rolf says:

September 17, 2006, 10:36 am

Amanda, what the hell are you talking about?

“talking about the deceased like the fool below does”!?

For your information, oh amazingly ignorant one,
I never said that the possible demonic presence
would be that girl Cindy.

For your information, tragedies like this one
appear to attract the attention of other otherworldly
entities, and then I am talking about non-human ones.

For your information (for the THIRD time);

And what SEEMS to be the case here is just thát,
an inhuman entity that has been drawn to this
site for some reason,

Amanda, if you really don’t know a single damn thing
about these subjects, then please do stop wasting
our time with your gibberish.

I, and the other serious investigators here,
only wish to read SERIOUS answers.

da gurl nxt door says:

October 2, 2006, 12:56 am

wada thats sooo not tru

liz says:

October 8, 2006, 3:28 am

I also live in Piper and have four brothers and sisters who went to school here. My brother Shawn Bunce use to date the lady who killed cindy, she was on drugs and jellious. The house cannot be haunted, it is in country side and and i have not heard about it being a “legend” till now. i dont believe any of this “red eye” stuff is correct in any way shape or from.

JacinB says:

December 20, 2006, 5:59 pm

Two things:
1) Can someone familiar with this murder please give more details (ie: when it supposedly occurred, Cindy’s last name, the name of the alleged murderer, etc.)?

2) liz, are you Elizabeth Bunce, the novelist who lives near KC?

deraj00 says:

December 29, 2006, 1:02 am

well in one case it could be the murder trapped there do to his crime or like Dae Rolf said might be demon activity. in cases of a violent murder sometimes it will create a case where a demon can be in the place that said murder happened.

deraj00 says:

December 29, 2006, 1:03 am

Well, in one case it could be the murder trapped there do to his crime or like Dae Rolf said might be demon activity. In cases of a violent murder sometimes it will create a case where a demon can be in the place that said murder happened.

nikolaus says:

January 18, 2007, 2:54 pm

sounds like (the stand) at the end

Karie says:

January 30, 2007, 6:00 pm

I can’t believe people would be so disrespectful to someone else! Let Cindy rest in peace! I went to school with her. She was a very bright and intelligent girl. The funeral was so sad. When we were standing there at the grave side service, there were journalist tape recording her burial!! That is so disrespectful!!! Her sister Sherri, will burn in hell for what she did to Cindy. Cindy was brutaully murdered by 3 people who tried to make it look like a break in. Not hardly, they took a 2×4 to her, one of the men took his boot to her head and well I will not say anymore. This brings back so many memories!

Karie says:

February 19, 2007, 12:06 pm

Her name was Cindy Berman.

taran nikayla says:

February 25, 2007, 3:53 am

we live near piper… where is this exactly??

Beth says:

June 25, 2007, 4:02 pm

All I have to say is Jacob, you are a pervert. And it’s ‘tapped’ not ‘taped’.

Diana says:

October 18, 2007, 4:46 am

Where is it at? Address please

scott says:

January 4, 2008, 6:31 pm

to dae rolf, regarding amanda, i belive that the “fool below” she was refering to was in fact jacob, and not you.

b says:

February 24, 2008, 8:31 pm

It was in prarie oaks. It was very sad and yes, some of you are being very disrespectful.

Hypatia says:

March 8, 2008, 5:05 am

When did this happen?

nick barkley says:

March 15, 2008, 7:46 am

If you wanna get scared, stay at my house in Westport, for the night

Kelly says:

April 12, 2008, 5:32 pm

The girl who was murdered was named Cindy Bierman. She was murdered by her STEP-sister Shari, her boyfriend and a friend of theirs. I only know this because a relative of mine worked for the attorney that represented Shari. This is not a “legend”. It just happened in the early 1980’s. It was a brutal and terrible thing that happened. My sister played softball with Cindy when they were young. It’s garbage like this that causes the family not to get any peace. They’re good people. Leave ’em be.

tina says:

May 9, 2008, 2:20 pm

I have not found any information on this murder, can anyone give me any specific details?

heather says:

August 9, 2008, 9:17 pm

I believe the red-eyed man is the boyfriend because he’s the only man involved in that story and i wouldnt think that it’s the dad because the dad isn’t mentioned in the story so it has to be the boyfriend. And if the house was haunted before, then i think the red-eyed man is what caused the jealous, adopted sister and her boyfriend to kill the other sister.

Sheila says:

September 22, 2008, 2:50 pm

Bierman’s 20-year-old daughter, Shari, was convicted and sentenced to spend 15 years in prison for killing her 17-year-old sister, Syndi, in 1989.

Sheila says:

September 22, 2008, 2:59 pm

Syndi Sue Bierman
17 Years Old
July 21, 1971 to February 19, 1989

Syndi Sue Bierman, of Kansas City, Kansas, was a 5′ 3″ blonde-haired, blue-eyed, 17-year-old bundle of energy with a smile that could light up the room. As a young child, Syndi was always busy with something – dance lessons, competitive swimming, diving, softball, reading, piano lessons, and playing the trumpet and flute. When she was in junior high school, Syndi played in the band, played basketball and volleyball, and was a cheerleader. In high school, she was yearbook photographer, played softball and volleyball, and was on the drill team. Syndi was an honor roll student who had been admitted to KU, and was looking forward to college and everything that goes with it. Throughout her life, she was an active member of our church. She participated in Sunday School, the puppet ministry, served as an acolyte, and was a Sunday school teacher for a short time. Syndi didn’t always agree with us and was sometimes a little snippy, but she had a conscience that enabled her to care about others’ opinions and seek forgiveness when she needed it. We have many wonderful memories of Syndi, including her beautiful smile, her care and concern for others, her love of family and the positive way in which she touched many lives. We wish you could have known her.

On Saturday evening, February 19, 1989, Syndi Sue Bierman of Kansas City, Kansas had returned home from work around 8:30 pm and had invited two of her girlfriends over to watch a video with her. Syndi’s sister, Shari, and her two children were living in a basement apartment in our home.

While Syndi and her two friends were watching television, Shari and two male acquaintances came to Shari’s apartment. One of the boys called upstairs and, according to the girls, made sexual remarks to Syndi on the telephone. Shari came upstairs a few times asking if Syndi’s friends were spending the night and asked what time they were leaving. Shari and her male friends then left. Around 11:15 pm, one of Syndi’s friends left and the other left a short time later after declining Syndi’s invitation to spend the night because she had church plans with her family early the next day.

From what we can piece together, Syndi was either in bed or getting ready for bed when her sister Shari and the two males returned. We’ve heard two stories of what then transpired, but will probably never know for sure. One story is that Shari and her two male friends planned to kill my husband and me for insurance money. The other is that they planned to rob the house and Syndi woke up and foiled the plan. Whatever the case, they severely beat and stabbed Syndi to death. They then left the house thinking that my husband and I would return and find Syndi; however, Shari came back before we returned and called 911 to report that our house had been robbed. We arrived home to find the house swarming with police officers and the news that our daughter Syndi had been murdered.

Our daughter Shari Bierman and her two friends, Conrad Joseph Hernandez and Archie E. “A.J.” Owens were all convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison.

Invader Zim says:

October 12, 2008, 1:58 am

OMFG!!!! I live in Piper!!! I’m gonna have to tell my dad to drive me up to the house. My dad likes the paranormal ’cause we used to live in a haunted house. We will probably watch from the car. This is so cool! I sorta don’t believe the “Red Eyed Man” story. Thats not true. But what if it were a demon… what if the only reason the adopted girl killed her sister was because she had her body possesed? Maybe the house was infested with demons? I’m gonna find out for myself… I’m feeling brave today so I’m gonna go on the inside and find out for my self!

karla says:

October 31, 2008, 8:22 pm

My boyfriend cliamleds (i know my spelling sucks.) to see a dude with red eyes in his dreams. I don’t believe him and plus his mind is so wrothed. But i do believe this so cool. triller to see. may i have the address please.

anonymous says:

December 7, 2008, 11:28 pm

Wow. There are a lot of people who “knew” these girls, but can’t seem to spell their names correctly. It’s “Shari” (whom I went to high school with) and “Syndi” (who was in my brother’s graduating class.) Shari was unstable from birth, as far as I could tell in school, and it was only a matter of time before she harmed someone. It was very nearly my best friend, who for some unknown reason Shari did not care for. Anyway, if anyone were to haunt that house it would be Shari and not her sister, and Shari is still alive. Also, I know many people who live within a half mile of that house and this is the first I’ve heard of it being haunted at all. It’s simply not true, or I would know of it. I wouldn’t bother driving by; you’ll just be disappointed. It’s just a regular house.

Shelly says:

February 20, 2009, 5:20 pm

I knew Syndi. She was and is an angel. She was a very, very kind and intelligent person who just happened to be beautiful. I’m sure she is watching over her family now. She and her family are in my prayers. The anniversary of her death was yesterday in 1989. May she rest in peace.

Casey says:

February 28, 2009, 11:29 pm

Jacob, You’re such a pig. So disrespectful. And poor Cindy has nothing to do with this haunting ****. If this has to do with anyone, it’s the insane people who killed her… It’s disgusting. I can’t believe hate gets this far. It seems impossible. Sherri was on drugs.. she probably never would have done what she did if she wasn’t.

Annonymous says:

April 8, 2009, 10:54 pm

What a beautiful girl you are Syndi Sue Bierman. May you rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers go out to your parents who are absolutely wonderful people.

Kris says:

April 17, 2009, 3:57 pm

I want to see this with my own eyes. I need to come to Kansas check it out. It gives me chills but I like scary stuff like this.

Amanda says:

April 24, 2009, 4:05 pm

This message is for Dae Rolf. Sorry it is so late in posting as I just read their reply to my post.
HOW DARE YOU CALL OTHERS IGNORANT! You must be speaking of yourself because that certainly does not describe me. Now go back to your “ghost investigating” as if it were a serious matter because you obviously have no skills to communicating with the living. Ignorant piece of ****!

hellenkellerluvr says:

January 2, 2010, 12:43 am

I currently live in Piper, Kansas in the neighborhood Prairie Oaks (which is where this supposedly took place) and this is the first I’ve heard of this incident. I would just like to know which house this took place in (if anyone knows, reply back that you do.) Sheila, where did you find that information?
Did she go to Piper High School? Because I go there and there are many teachers that have been around the school since before the 80’s. This is really interesting and I would just like to know some history that went on in my hometown. Any information would be appreciated.

p.s. some of the comments made me crack up. 😉

p.p.s. some made me cry.

ReplyingtoHellenKellerLuvr says:

January 22, 2010, 5:47 pm

Her name was Cindy Bierman. She was in the class of 1989, and yes there are still teachers at Piper that knew her. There used to be a plack on the wall near the gym in the high school that has a picture of her and a poem. It may still be there…I haven’t been in the school since I graduated over 10 years ago. She was absolutely beautiful! I still remember when she was murdered and how sad everyone was…I was only 6 or so. I can’t tell you much about the house location but I’m sure there are people in that neighborhood that know which one it is. All I can tell you is it was brown at the time of the murder. Please remember before asking around that this was a real person who touched many lives. There are teachers at Piper that will NOT take it lightly if someone is poking fun or making jokes about the home being haunted. Remember she was a student they all loved and will never be forgotten. She was cut down before her time by evil, jealous, cruel people. Her sister is currently serving her time in the Topeka Correctional Facility.

You can view her info at and search for Shari Bierman.

Jamie Wright says:

April 14, 2010, 4:21 pm

Her plaque is still up at Piper High school. Its near the gym doors the second set as near the entrance of the school. Its located right before you go into the gym. I graduated in 2004, my uncle was in the class of 1989, they were friends as I have been told by my mother. From her picture that is on her plaque, she was a beautiful person. I just never did understand WHY her sister and boyfriend killed her? People said that Shari was jealous but what for?

Dennis says:

April 15, 2010, 6:44 pm

I live in Piper Kansas, and this story is factual other than the haunting part, this is the first I’ve heard of it (haunting) and it is not true. I also know of another tragedy that occurred in Piper not too long ago. It’s only a matter of time before some d-bag says those woods are haunted. Leave the dead alone.

timothee says:

June 3, 2010, 9:02 pm

demonic inhabited people have red eyes and can turn them on or off at will, I’ve seen them

girlygirl says:

September 26, 2010, 2:47 pm

I went to Piper and was in school with Syndi I didn’t know her or anything about her until after her death. A lot of students at Piper then and probably still today all wanted attention they knew her, knew someone that was friends with her or dated her that’s all they talked about, it goes on and on if not about Syndi then someone else or something else that has happened in Piper. I’m pretty sure the house is not haunted now or before her death I think her parents still live there today. Have respect for her parents, her friends and anyone that truely cared for her by not posting on here about things that are not true.

GirlyGirl says:

September 26, 2010, 3:02 pm

I didn’t know Syndi or anything about her, I was in school with her at the time of her death though. I just wanted to let you know what some of the students at Piper are like, they are starved for attention they knew her, was friends with her, knew someone who knew her or dated her it goes on and on if not about her then about someone or something else in Piper. Which is how this whole haunted thing started just so Piper can be talked about. I highly doubt the house is haunted now or before her death, I think her parents still live there so please have respect for them don’t go driving by there house they have been through enough. Remember someone who was truely close to Syndi may read all of these posts so keep the facts straight.

Jamie Wright says:

September 26, 2010, 3:36 pm

girlygirl- Why do you say that students at Piper were starved for attention? Because they supposedly knew Syndi? You have to remember Piper was a small town during that time and the time I attended Piper. So someone either to her or knew people her knew her, seen her around school or out in public. Again, Piper was a small town so word of something as bad the crime was especially in a town where nothing like this ever happens, is going to spread around like bees on honey.

Who knows the house could be haunted or it may not. Its not anyone’s business but Syndi’s family. But I agree with you also about not driving around the house. It is very disrespectful not only to Syndi, but her family. Those people need to show at least a little class or try to act like a human being with feelings at least just a little.

courtney says:

October 31, 2010, 7:00 pm

Actually this is a true story because the girl was friends with my father. And after she was killed my dad had to bury her because he worked at the funeral home.

Matthew Clarke says:

December 22, 2010, 7:22 am

This story is bunk! Syndi’s mother was my Kindergarten teacher and whenever Syndi had an opportunity, she came in to help her mother out in class. Syndi was such a nice sweet lady. I remember the first day of school after Syndi’s murder in 1989. That day is in-grained in my head forever. The school was … surreal. We didn’t do much all day and the whole atmosphere was depressing. The day of Syndi’s funeral, every teacher at the school requested a substitute so that they could go to Mrs. Bierman’s daughter’s funeral.

bs1063 says:

October 16, 2011, 12:40 pm

I don’t know about the haunted house but I used to work at LCF where Shari Bierman was before they moved the women to Topeka. Before her there was no fence and razor wire now there is fence at LCF E because she kept running off.

Erin says:

January 2, 2012, 3:11 pm

I am really disturbed by all of the inacccuracies in the story by people who obviously don’t know anything about the truth. I still live in Piper and have since 1976. I was 2 yrs behind Syndi at Piper High School. Yes, by the way…those of you that claim you “know” her….her name was Syndi Bierman…not Cindy Berman. I was not best friends with her, but in an avg graduating class of 60-70 people at that time, you definitely got to enjoy her presence and sweet smiles she always offered me. Syndi was murdered by her adopted sister, Shari and Shari’s 2 “friends” on February 19,1989 at approx 3AM. She was savagely attacked after her friends Lisa and Renea (know them, but will not give out their last names for privacy)left at 11pm. She was beaten with 2, 2×4’s (one with nails).she was then stabbed multiple times and finally, her throat was slashed with a knife from their kitchen. No, her body was not found in the kitchen..she was found beside her bed after she rolled out of it during the attack. The house is still standing, and to my knowledge there was never any paranormal activity before Syndi’s murder. I know where the house is….about 5 miles from my house…but for the privacy of the people who now own the house, I’m sorry…will not share that information. Syndi’s brutal death was a horrible loss to all who knew her. That Monday morning after it happened (on Sunday morning), will always be in my mind…the high school was swarming with grief counselors, media people and a lot fewer students than on a normal day. Syndi would have been 40 yrs old now. Her sister, took that from her. Shari and the 2 men are serving life sentences in prison…Shari tried to get parol in 2004, but did NOT get it. Thank the Lord! RIP Syndi Sue Bierman. You are missed!

Sheila says:

June 21, 2012, 2:32 pm

Conrad Hernandez was released on parole March 2012. Shari Lyn Bierman is currently being held in Topeka, KS and is up for parole review November 1, 2015. Archie Owens is currently being held in Hutchinson, KS and is up for parole review November 1, 2015.

Carrie says:

January 4, 2013, 12:13 am

Just like Erin, I am highly disturbed by these posts. I was friends with Syndi, although I lived in a town close by. Our parents grew up together and she and I were good friends. She was a Christian, is saved, and therefore not haunting anyone. May those of you looking for evil, find the good peace of God instead. Syndi was a beautiful person inside and out and I still mourn her death greatly.

Kaitlynn says:

October 7, 2014, 12:31 pm

I live in piper and i have never even heard of this!!

Jack Meoff says:

April 14, 2016, 3:49 pm

His eyes are red cuz He likes to smoke tweed. He roams around searching for tweed to smoke. If you go and smoke,listen carefully and you will hear,”puff,puff,pass,puff,puff,pass! Then,if your tweed is good, he will appear and take it from you. Isn’t that sceery??

Amy says:

July 31, 2017, 1:27 pm

The story is not well known in Piper anymore as many the population has grown so much since we went to school there. I was in 8th grade the year this happened and the high school was very somber that Monday morning. The halls were silent except for the cries of those whop knew her or of her. It was a much smaller school back then, we had 7-12 at the high school. And we all knew of each other back then. It was sad. I find it very hard to believe that anything paranormal is going on in that house. She was not evil and she did not have a troubled soul, but those who did this are and they are paying the price for their wrongdoing. Syndi Sue was an angel taken too soon who was loved by everyone who met her.

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